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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1884

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1884 Popular Names U.S. - Top 100 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 9,217 6.699 -125 -6,890 1 John 9,388 7.649 -26 -269
2 Anna 3,860 2.806 -52 285 2 William 8,897 7.249 -1 5,619
3 Emma 2,587 1.880 2 16,101 3 James 5,693 4.638 -1 7,832
4 Elizabeth 2,549 1.853 -9 5,964 4 George 4,961 4.042 -123 -1,902
5 Minnie 2,243 1.630 -2,614 -2,177 5 Charles 4,802 3.912 -47 1,802
6 Margaret 2,142 1.557 -121 170 6 Frank 3,218 2.622 -386 -2,415
7 Ida 1,882 1.368 -1,214 -1,692 7 Joseph 2,707 2.206 -16 6,848
8 Clara 1,852 1.346 -95 1,025 8 Thomas 2,572 2.096 -41 4,207
9 Bertha 1,789 1.300 -4,750 -1,761 9 Henry 2,474 2.016 -7 8,175
10 Annie 1,739 1.264 -298 -659 10 Robert 2,468 2.011 -61 2,672
11 Alice 1,732 1.259 -60 1,911 11 Edward 2,439 1.987 -158 -171
12 Florence 1,570 1.141 -959 -1,301 12 Harry 2,323 1.893 -608 -1,896
13 Grace 1,525 1.108 -11 5,199 13 Walter 1,902 1.550 -258 -599
14 Sarah 1,518 1.103 -53 2,216 14 Arthur 1,690 1.377 -216 -48
15 Bessie 1,451 1.055 -10,610 -1,442 15 Fred 1,638 1.335 -1,635 -1,541
16 Martha 1,443 1.049 -781 -1,102 16 Albert 1,435 1.169 -436 -778
17 Nellie 1,417 1.030 -1,054 -1,181 17 Samuel 945 0.770 -4 8,789
18 Ethel 1,386 1.007 -4,338 -1,354 18 Clarence 889 0.724 -1,098 -717
19 Ella 1,374 0.999 4 6,681 19 Louis 886 0.722 -244 482
20 Mabel 1,270 0.923 -416 -548 20 Grover 802 0.653 -3,777 -774
21 Laura 1,246 0.906 -319 -311 21 David 761 0.620 -1 8,936
22 Carrie 1,245 0.905 -1,746 -1,130 22 Joe 759 0.618 -673 -414
23 Cora 1,244 0.904 -50 2,330 23 Richard 749 0.610 -165 1,370
24 Maude 1,225 0.890 -5,201 -1,200 24 Charlie 746 0.608 -194 970
25 Pearl 1,138 0.827 -622 -683 25 Ernest 690 0.562 -953 -480
26 Lillian 1,109 0.806 -8 4,425 26 Roy 680 0.554 -516 -166
27 Edith 1,104 0.802 -491 -505 27 Jesse 670 0.546 -158 1,456
28 Gertrude 1,063 0.773 -5,458 -1,040 28 Will 650 0.530 -864 -408
29 Jennie 1,063 0.773 -3,415 -1,018 29 Andrew 616 0.502 -14 6,618
30 Rose 1,060 0.770 -93 1,372 30 Oscar 615 0.501 -176 1,330
31 Mattie 1,007 0.732 -1,026 -767 31 Willie 578 0.471 -903 -354
32 Hattie 993 0.722 -463 -369 32 Daniel 573 0.467 17 10,600
33 Helen 986 0.717 -380 -241 33 Sam 533 0.434 -570 -82
34 Myrtle 979 0.712 OLD -979 34 Peter 524 0.427 -177 1,288
35 Louise 962 0.699 -765 -623 35 Elmer 523 0.426 -1,224 -378
36 Edna 957 0.696 -1,701 -840 36 Carl 521 0.424 -664 -179
37 Julia 935 0.680 -56 2,054 37 Alfred 520 0.424 -835 -271
38 Eva 929 0.675 -37 2,613 38 Benjamin 509 0.415 32 12,872
39 Lula 916 0.666 -1,821 -808 39 Lewis 476 0.388 -507 30
40 Lillie 911 0.662 -628 -472 40 Earl 464 0.378 -1,624 -369
41 Lena 906 0.659 -260 188 41 Ralph 464 0.378 -910 -247
42 Jessie 888 0.645 -614 -441 42 Frederick 454 0.370 -454 121
43 Catherine 874 0.635 -161 624 43 Lee 435 0.354 -646 -85
44 Ada 854 0.621 -207 434 44 Howard 432 0.352 -924 -219
45 Josephine 800 0.581 -46 2,223 45 Paul 422 0.344 -189 1,203
46 Frances 789 0.573 -399 -74 46 Herbert 421 0.343 -1,981 -350
47 Lucy 787 0.572 -4 3,567 47 Tom 394 0.321 -2,083 -328
48 Maggie 749 0.544 -244 373 48 Herman 385 0.314 -2,184 -324
49 Marie 746 0.542 -527 -216 49 Martin 385 0.314 -223 901
50 Fannie 738 0.536 -2,853 -681 50 Jacob 381 0.310 37 11,389

 

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.