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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1885

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1885 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 9,128 6.431 -125 -6,801 1 John 8,756 7.552 -26 363
2 Anna 3,994 2.814 -52 151 2 William 8,044 6.938 -1 6,472
3 Emma 2,728 1.922 2 15,960 3 James 5,175 4.463 -1 8,350
4 Elizabeth 2,582 1.819 -9 5,931 4 George 4,674 4.031 -123 -1,615
5 Margaret 2,204 1.553 -122 108 5 Charles 4,599 3.967 -47 2,005
6 Minnie 2,178 1.534 -2,613 -2,112 6 Frank 3,067 2.645 -386 -2,264
7 Clara 1,910 1.346 -96 967 7 Joseph 2,540 2.191 -16 7,015
8 Bertha 1,860 1.310 -4,751 -1,832 8 Henry 2,406 2.075 -8 8,243
9 Ida 1,854 1.306 -1,212 -1,664 9 Robert 2,322 2.003 -62 2,818
10 Annie 1,703 1.200 -298 -623 10 Thomas 2,266 1.954 -39 4,513
11 Alice 1,681 1.184 -60 1,962 11 Edward 2,220 1.915 -158 48
12 Florence 1,667 1.174 -959 -1,398 12 Harry 2,198 1.896 -608 -1,771
13 Bessie 1,588 1.119 -10,612 -1,579 13 Walter 1,808 1.559 -258 -505
14 Grace 1,575 1.110 -10 5,149 14 Fred 1,562 1.347 -1,636 -1,465
15 Ethel 1,495 1.053 -4,341 -1,463 15 Arthur 1,516 1.308 -215 126
16 Nellie 1,432 1.009 -1,055 -1,196 16 Albert 1,429 1.232 -436 -772
17 Martha 1,425 1.004 -780 -1,084 17 Clarence 906 0.781 -1,099 -734
18 Sarah 1,424 1.003 -49 2,310 18 Samuel 888 0.766 -3 8,846
19 Ella 1,395 0.983 4 6,660 19 Louis 809 0.698 -244 559
20 Mabel 1,349 0.950 -416 -627 20 Grover 768 0.662 -3,777 -740
21 Laura 1,325 0.933 -319 -390 21 Ernest 718 0.619 -957 -508
22 Carrie 1,283 0.904 -1,746 -1,168 22 David 712 0.614 0 8,985
23 Cora 1,253 0.883 -50 2,321 23 Charlie 705 0.608 -195 1,011
24 Maude 1,222 0.861 -5,201 -1,197 24 Roy 691 0.596 -518 -177
25 Rose 1,164 0.820 -98 1,268 25 Joe 681 0.587 -670 -336
26 Pearl 1,146 0.807 -621 -691 26 Richard 672 0.580 -162 1,447
27 Lillian 1,143 0.805 -7 4,391 27 Will 625 0.539 -865 -383
28 Helen 1,134 0.799 -385 -389 28 Oscar 623 0.537 -178 1,322
29 Gertrude 1,086 0.765 -5,457 -1,063 29 Willie 614 0.530 -905 -390
30 Edna 1,077 0.759 -1,707 -960 30 Andrew 599 0.517 -13 6,635
31 Edith 1,071 0.755 -487 -472 31 Jesse 556 0.480 -154 1,570
32 Julia 1,062 0.748 -61 1,927 32 Daniel 535 0.461 17 10,638
33 Jennie 1,045 0.736 -3,411 -1,000 33 Peter 516 0.445 -178 1,296
34 Myrtle 1,026 0.723 OLD -1,026 34 Carl 494 0.426 -666 -152
35 Mattie 1,014 0.714 -1,022 -774 35 Sam 492 0.424 -568 -41
36 Hattie 1,008 0.710 -459 -384 36 Earl 481 0.415 -1,628 -386
37 Lillie 979 0.690 -631 -540 37 Frederick 466 0.402 -459 109
38 Eva 971 0.684 -37 2,571 38 Benjamin 464 0.400 32 12,917
39 Louise 956 0.673 -761 -617 39 Alfred 446 0.385 -833 -197
40 Jessie 952 0.671 -616 -505 40 Elmer 443 0.382 -1,219 -298
41 Lula 949 0.669 -1,819 -841 41 Howard 438 0.378 -927 -225
42 Marie 885 0.623 -534 -355 42 Lewis 437 0.377 -504 69
43 Ada 876 0.617 -208 412 43 Paul 428 0.369 -191 1,197
44 Lena 876 0.617 -257 218 44 Ralph 422 0.364 -907 -205
45 Catherine 846 0.596 -159 652 45 Herbert 388 0.335 -1,982 -317
46 Frances 844 0.595 -399 -129 46 Jim 370 0.319 -2,951 -331
47 Fannie 783 0.552 -2,856 -726 47 Michael 370 0.319 33 11,250
48 Josephine 783 0.552 -43 2,240 48 Tom 361 0.311 -2,082 -295
49 Dora 776 0.547 -2,382 -703 49 Martin 357 0.308 -223 929
50 Katherine 751 0.529 -62 1,915 50 Lee 348 0.300 -639 2

 

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.