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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1886

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1886 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 9,889 6.433 0 761 1 John 9,026 7.582 0 270
2 Anna 4,283 2.786 0 289 2 William 8,252 6.932 0 208
3 Emma 2,764 1.798 0 36 3 James 5,355 4.498 0 180
4 Elizabeth 2,680 1.743 0 98 4 George 4,671 3.924 0 -3
5 Minnie 2,372 1.543 1 194 5 Charles 4,533 3.808 0 -66
6 Margaret 2,275 1.480 -1 71 6 Frank 3,127 2.627 0 60
7 Ida 2,049 1.333 2 195 7 Joseph 2,594 2.179 0 54
8 Bertha 2,001 1.302 0 141 8 Robert 2,443 2.052 1 121
9 Clara 1,916 1.246 -2 6 9 Henry 2,404 2.019 -1 -2
10 Florence 1,860 1.210 2 193 10 Thomas 2,337 1.963 0 71
11 Alice 1,811 1.178 0 130 11 Edward 2,312 1.942 0 92
12 Bessie 1,791 1.165 1 203 12 Harry 2,257 1.896 0 59
13 Annie 1,765 1.148 -3 62 13 Walter 1,880 1.579 0 72
14 Grace 1,723 1.121 0 148 14 Arthur 1,656 1.391 1 140
15 Ethel 1,699 1.105 0 204 15 Fred 1,599 1.343 -1 37
16 Sarah 1,569 1.021 2 145 16 Albert 1,488 1.250 0 59
17 Nellie 1,492 0.971 -1 60 17 Clarence 995 0.836 0 89
18 Martha 1,491 0.970 -1 66 18 Samuel 870 0.731 0 -18
19 Ella 1,464 0.952 0 69 19 Louis 846 0.711 0 37
20 Mabel 1,422 0.925 0 73 20 Roy 767 0.644 4 76
21 Carrie 1,396 0.908 1 113 21 Joe 759 0.638 4 78
22 Laura 1,372 0.892 -1 47 22 Charlie 723 0.607 1 18
23 Edna 1,314 0.855 7 237 23 Richard 720 0.605 3 48
24 Lillian 1,282 0.834 3 139 24 David 674 0.566 -2 -38
25 Helen 1,267 0.824 3 133 25 Ernest 668 0.561 -4 -50
26 Rose 1,261 0.820 -1 97 26 Oscar 645 0.542 2 22
27 Gertrude 1,249 0.812 2 163 27 Will 642 0.539 0 17
28 Cora 1,231 0.801 -5 -22 28 Willie 641 0.538 1 27
29 Pearl 1,204 0.783 -3 58 29 Andrew 614 0.516 1 15
30 Maude 1,189 0.773 -6 -33 30 Jesse 614 0.516 1 58
31 Edith 1,184 0.770 0 113 31 Earl 570 0.479 5 89
32 Eva 1,155 0.751 6 184 32 Carl 556 0.467 2 62
33 Hattie 1,139 0.741 3 131 33 Daniel 555 0.466 -1 20
34 Jennie 1,100 0.716 -1 55 34 Sam 519 0.436 1 27
35 Myrtle 1,094 0.712 -1 68 35 Elmer 485 0.407 5 42
36 Julia 1,061 0.690 -4 -1 36 Alfred 480 0.403 3 34
37 Louise 1,061 0.690 2 105 37 Howard 467 0.392 4 29
38 Frances 1,059 0.689 8 215 38 Paul 466 0.391 5 38
39 Mattie 1,044 0.679 -4 30 39 Benjamin 463 0.389 -1 -1
40 Lula 1,040 0.676 1 91 40 Frederick 461 0.387 -3 -5
41 Jessie 1,003 0.652 -1 51 41 Ralph 440 0.370 3 18
42 Lillie 995 0.647 -5 16 42 Peter 437 0.367 -9 -79
43 Lena 992 0.645 1 116 43 Lewis 431 0.362 -1 -6
44 Marie 988 0.643 -2 103 44 Herman 418 0.351 11 92
45 Catherine 916 0.596 0 70 45 Grover 407 0.342 -25 -361
46 Ada 915 0.595 -3 39 46 Herbert 400 0.336 -1 12
47 Josephine 844 0.549 1 61 47 Lee 399 0.335 3 51
48 Fannie 837 0.544 -1 54 48 Claude 391 0.328 4 48
49 Dora 827 0.538 0 51 49 Jim 389 0.327 -3 19
50 Lucy 817 0.531 2 106 50 Tom 383 0.322 -2 22

 

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.