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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 0 -89 1 John 8,756 7.552 0 -632
2 Anna 3,994 2.814 0 134 2 William 8,044 6.938 0 -853
3 Emma 2,728 1.922 0 141 3 James 5,175 4.463 0 -518
4 Elizabeth 2,582 1.819 0 33 4 George 4,674 4.031 0 -287
5 Margaret 2,204 1.553 1 62 5 Charles 4,599 3.967 0 -203
6 Minnie 2,178 1.534 -1 -65 6 Frank 3,067 2.645 0 -151
7 Clara 1,910 1.346 1 58 7 Joseph 2,540 2.191 0 -167
8 Bertha 1,860 1.310 1 71 8 Henry 2,406 2.075 1 -68
9 Ida 1,854 1.306 -2 -28 9 Robert 2,322 2.003 1 -146
10 Annie 1,703 1.200 0 -36 10 Thomas 2,266 1.954 -2 -306
11 Alice 1,681 1.184 0 -51 11 Edward 2,220 1.915 0 -219
12 Florence 1,667 1.174 0 97 12 Harry 2,198 1.896 0 -125
13 Bessie 1,588 1.119 2 137 13 Walter 1,808 1.559 0 -94
14 Grace 1,575 1.110 -1 50 14 Fred 1,562 1.347 1 -76
15 Ethel 1,495 1.053 3 109 15 Arthur 1,516 1.308 -1 -174
16 Nellie 1,432 1.009 1 15 16 Albert 1,429 1.232 0 -6
17 Martha 1,425 1.004 -1 -18 17 Clarence 906 0.781 1 17
18 Sarah 1,424 1.003 -4 -94 18 Samuel 888 0.766 -1 -57
19 Ella 1,395 0.983 0 21 19 Louis 809 0.698 0 -77
20 Mabel 1,349 0.950 0 79 20 Grover 768 0.662 0 -34
21 Laura 1,325 0.933 0 79 21 Ernest 718 0.619 4 28
22 Carrie 1,283 0.904 0 38 22 David 712 0.614 -1 -49
23 Cora 1,253 0.883 0 9 23 Charlie 705 0.608 1 -41
24 Maude 1,222 0.861 0 -3 24 Roy 691 0.596 2 11
25 Rose 1,164 0.820 5 104 25 Joe 681 0.587 -3 -78
26 Pearl 1,146 0.807 -1 8 26 Richard 672 0.580 -3 -77
27 Lillian 1,143 0.805 -1 34 27 Will 625 0.539 1 -25
28 Helen 1,134 0.799 5 148 28 Oscar 623 0.537 2 8
29 Gertrude 1,086 0.765 -1 23 29 Willie 614 0.530 2 36
30 Edna 1,077 0.759 6 120 30 Andrew 599 0.517 -1 -17
31 Edith 1,071 0.755 -4 -33 31 Jesse 556 0.480 -4 -114
32 Julia 1,062 0.748 5 127 32 Daniel 535 0.461 0 -38
33 Jennie 1,045 0.736 -4 -18 33 Peter 516 0.445 1 -8
34 Myrtle 1,026 0.723 0 47 34 Carl 494 0.426 2 -27
35 Mattie 1,014 0.714 -4 7 35 Sam 492 0.424 -2 -41
36 Hattie 1,008 0.710 -4 15 36 Earl 481 0.415 4 17
37 Lillie 979 0.690 3 68 37 Frederick 466 0.402 5 12
38 Eva 971 0.684 0 42 38 Benjamin 464 0.400 0 -45
39 Louise 956 0.673 -4 -6 39 Alfred 446 0.385 -2 -74
40 Jessie 952 0.671 2 64 40 Elmer 443 0.382 -5 -80
41 Lula 949 0.669 -2 33 41 Howard 438 0.378 3 6
42 Marie 885 0.623 7 139 42 Lewis 437 0.377 -3 -39
43 Ada 876 0.617 1 22 43 Paul 428 0.369 2 6
44 Lena 876 0.617 -3 -30 44 Ralph 422 0.364 -3 -42
45 Catherine 846 0.596 -2 -28 45 Herbert 388 0.335 1 -33
46 Frances 844 0.595 0 55 46 Jim 370 0.319 9 24
47 Fannie 783 0.552 3 45 47 Michael 370 0.319 4 -3
48 Josephine 783 0.552 -3 -17 48 Tom 361 0.311 -1 -33
49 Dora 776 0.547 2 56 49 Martin 357 0.308 0 -28
50 Katherine 751 0.529 5 80 50 Lee 348 0.300 -7 -87

 

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.