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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 -6,836 1 John 9,388 7.649 -26 46
2 Anna 3,860 2.806 -51 660 2 William 8,897 7.249 -1 6,007
3 Emma 2,587 1.880 2 17,151 3 James 5,693 4.638 -1 8,539
4 Elizabeth 2,549 1.853 -9 6,366 4 George 4,961 4.042 -120 -1,810
5 Minnie 2,243 1.630 -2,605 -2,176 5 Charles 4,802 3.912 -44 2,328
6 Margaret 2,142 1.557 -126 100 6 Frank 3,218 2.622 -367 -2,337
7 Ida 1,882 1.368 -1,303 -1,705 7 Joseph 2,707 2.206 -12 7,653
8 Clara 1,852 1.346 -88 1,170 8 Thomas 2,572 2.096 -40 4,559
9 Bertha 1,789 1.300 -4,801 -1,761 9 Henry 2,474 2.016 -9 7,932
10 Annie 1,739 1.264 -287 -652 10 Robert 2,468 2.011 -55 3,039
11 Alice 1,732 1.259 -59 2,072 11 Edward 2,439 1.987 -158 -130
12 Florence 1,570 1.141 -968 -1,306 12 Harry 2,323 1.893 -637 -1,926
13 Grace 1,525 1.108 -8 5,466 13 Walter 1,902 1.550 -252 -549
14 Sarah 1,518 1.103 -48 2,468 14 Arthur 1,690 1.377 -230 -187
15 Bessie 1,451 1.055 -8,808 -1,439 15 Fred 1,638 1.335 -1,544 -1,534
16 Martha 1,443 1.049 -734 -1,073 16 Albert 1,435 1.169 -414 -721
17 Nellie 1,417 1.030 -1,220 -1,225 17 Samuel 945 0.770 -4 9,378
18 Ethel 1,386 1.007 -4,815 -1,358 18 Clarence 889 0.724 -1,183 -736
19 Ella 1,374 0.999 3 6,640 19 Louis 886 0.722 -258 404
20 Mabel 1,270 0.923 -431 -574 20 Grover 802 0.653 -3,870 -775
21 Laura 1,246 0.906 -319 -307 21 David 761 0.620 -2 9,363
22 Carrie 1,245 0.905 -1,643 -1,117 22 Joe 759 0.618 -662 -397
23 Cora 1,244 0.904 -60 2,178 23 Richard 749 0.610 -152 1,520
24 Maude 1,225 0.890 -6,930 -1,208 24 Charlie 746 0.608 -190 1,030
25 Pearl 1,138 0.827 -627 -685 25 Ernest 690 0.562 -942 -477
26 Lillian 1,109 0.806 -1 5,023 26 Roy 680 0.554 -511 -158
27 Edith 1,104 0.802 -449 -455 27 Jesse 670 0.546 -159 1,404
28 Gertrude 1,063 0.773 -5,038 -1,037 28 Will 650 0.530 -868 -413
29 Jennie 1,063 0.773 -3,212 -1,014 29 Andrew 616 0.502 -11 7,599
30 Rose 1,060 0.770 -111 999 30 Oscar 615 0.501 -162 1,425
31 Mattie 1,007 0.732 -1,035 -769 31 Willie 578 0.471 -773 -297
32 Hattie 993 0.722 -448 -350 32 Daniel 573 0.467 17 11,067
33 Helen 986 0.717 -385 -228 33 Sam 533 0.434 -507 -15
34 Myrtle 979 0.712 OLD -979 34 Peter 524 0.427 -179 1,253
35 Louise 962 0.699 -770 -626 35 Elmer 523 0.426 -1,193 -375
36 Edna 957 0.696 -2,467 -886 36 Carl 521 0.424 -591 -110
37 Julia 935 0.680 -56 2,176 37 Alfred 520 0.424 -824 -270
38 Eva 929 0.675 -35 2,685 38 Benjamin 509 0.415 32 13,224
39 Lula 916 0.666 -1,773 -802 39 Lewis 476 0.388 -502 39
40 Lillie 911 0.662 -626 -473 40 Earl 464 0.378 -1,450 -353
41 Lena 906 0.659 -263 166 41 Ralph 464 0.378 -1,030 -280
42 Jessie 888 0.645 -615 -438 42 Frederick 454 0.370 -452 126
43 Catherine 874 0.635 -155 699 43 Lee 435 0.354 -637 -71
44 Ada 854 0.621 -277 155 44 Howard 432 0.352 -955 -231
45 Josephine 800 0.581 -62 1,991 45 Paul 422 0.344 -180 1,262
46 Frances 789 0.573 -392 -66 46 Herbert 421 0.343 -1,834 -344
47 Lucy 787 0.572 -5 3,777 47 Tom 394 0.321 -1,719 -307
48 Maggie 749 0.544 -199 529 48 Herman 385 0.314 -2,299 -330
49 Marie 746 0.542 -602 -293 49 Martin 385 0.314 -232 891
50 Fannie 738 0.536 -3,381 -693 50 Jacob 381 0.310 40 12,725

 

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.