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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 -6,747 1 John 8,756 7.552 -26 678
2 Anna 3,994 2.814 -51 526 2 William 8,044 6.938 -1 6,860
3 Emma 2,728 1.922 2 17,010 3 James 5,175 4.463 -1 9,057
4 Elizabeth 2,582 1.819 -9 6,333 4 George 4,674 4.031 -120 -1,523
5 Margaret 2,204 1.553 -127 38 5 Charles 4,599 3.967 -44 2,531
6 Minnie 2,178 1.534 -2,604 -2,111 6 Frank 3,067 2.645 -367 -2,186
7 Clara 1,910 1.346 -89 1,112 7 Joseph 2,540 2.191 -12 7,820
8 Bertha 1,860 1.310 -4,802 -1,832 8 Henry 2,406 2.075 -10 8,000
9 Ida 1,854 1.306 -1,301 -1,677 9 Robert 2,322 2.003 -56 3,185
10 Annie 1,703 1.200 -287 -616 10 Thomas 2,266 1.954 -38 4,865
11 Alice 1,681 1.184 -59 2,123 11 Edward 2,220 1.915 -158 89
12 Florence 1,667 1.174 -968 -1,403 12 Harry 2,198 1.896 -637 -1,801
13 Bessie 1,588 1.119 -8,810 -1,576 13 Walter 1,808 1.559 -252 -455
14 Grace 1,575 1.110 -7 5,416 14 Fred 1,562 1.347 -1,545 -1,458
15 Ethel 1,495 1.053 -4,818 -1,467 15 Arthur 1,516 1.308 -229 -13
16 Nellie 1,432 1.009 -1,221 -1,240 16 Albert 1,429 1.232 -414 -715
17 Martha 1,425 1.004 -733 -1,055 17 Clarence 906 0.781 -1,184 -753
18 Sarah 1,424 1.003 -44 2,562 18 Samuel 888 0.766 -3 9,435
19 Ella 1,395 0.983 3 6,619 19 Louis 809 0.698 -258 481
20 Mabel 1,349 0.950 -431 -653 20 Grover 768 0.662 -3,870 -741
21 Laura 1,325 0.933 -319 -386 21 Ernest 718 0.619 -946 -505
22 Carrie 1,283 0.904 -1,643 -1,155 22 David 712 0.614 -1 9,412
23 Cora 1,253 0.883 -60 2,169 23 Charlie 705 0.608 -191 1,071
24 Maude 1,222 0.861 -6,930 -1,205 24 Roy 691 0.596 -513 -169
25 Rose 1,164 0.820 -116 895 25 Joe 681 0.587 -659 -319
26 Pearl 1,146 0.807 -626 -693 26 Richard 672 0.580 -149 1,597
27 Lillian 1,143 0.805 0 4,989 27 Will 625 0.539 -869 -388
28 Helen 1,134 0.799 -390 -376 28 Oscar 623 0.537 -164 1,417
29 Gertrude 1,086 0.765 -5,037 -1,060 29 Willie 614 0.530 -775 -333
30 Edna 1,077 0.759 -2,473 -1,006 30 Andrew 599 0.517 -10 7,616
31 Edith 1,071 0.755 -445 -422 31 Jesse 556 0.480 -155 1,518
32 Julia 1,062 0.748 -61 2,049 32 Daniel 535 0.461 17 11,105
33 Jennie 1,045 0.736 -3,208 -996 33 Peter 516 0.445 -180 1,261
34 Myrtle 1,026 0.723 OLD -1,026 34 Carl 494 0.426 -593 -83
35 Mattie 1,014 0.714 -1,031 -776 35 Sam 492 0.424 -505 26
36 Hattie 1,008 0.710 -444 -365 36 Earl 481 0.415 -1,454 -370
37 Lillie 979 0.690 -629 -541 37 Frederick 466 0.402 -457 114
38 Eva 971 0.684 -35 2,643 38 Benjamin 464 0.400 32 13,269
39 Louise 956 0.673 -766 -620 39 Alfred 446 0.385 -822 -196
40 Jessie 952 0.671 -617 -502 40 Elmer 443 0.382 -1,188 -295
41 Lula 949 0.669 -1,771 -835 41 Howard 438 0.378 -958 -237
42 Marie 885 0.623 -609 -432 42 Lewis 437 0.377 -499 78
43 Ada 876 0.617 -278 133 43 Paul 428 0.369 -182 1,256
44 Lena 876 0.617 -260 196 44 Ralph 422 0.364 -1,027 -238
45 Catherine 846 0.596 -153 727 45 Herbert 388 0.335 -1,835 -311
46 Frances 844 0.595 -392 -121 46 Jim 370 0.319 -3,088 -333
47 Fannie 783 0.552 -3,384 -738 47 Michael 370 0.319 35 12,209
48 Josephine 783 0.552 -59 2,008 48 Tom 361 0.311 -1,718 -274
49 Dora 776 0.547 -1,945 -678 49 Martin 357 0.308 -232 919
50 Katherine 751 0.529 -55 2,082 50 Lee 348 0.300 -630 16

 

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.