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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1886

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1886 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 9,889 6.433 -125 -7,562 1 John 9,026 7.582 -26 93
2 Anna 4,283 2.786 -52 -138 2 William 8,252 6.932 -1 6,264
3 Emma 2,764 1.798 2 15,924 3 James 5,355 4.498 -1 8,170
4 Elizabeth 2,680 1.743 -9 5,833 4 George 4,671 3.924 -123 -1,612
5 Minnie 2,372 1.543 -2,614 -2,306 5 Charles 4,533 3.808 -47 2,071
6 Margaret 2,275 1.480 -121 37 6 Frank 3,127 2.627 -386 -2,324
7 Ida 2,049 1.333 -1,214 -1,859 7 Joseph 2,594 2.179 -16 6,961
8 Bertha 2,001 1.302 -4,751 -1,973 8 Robert 2,443 2.052 -63 2,697
9 Clara 1,916 1.246 -94 961 9 Henry 2,404 2.019 -7 8,245
10 Florence 1,860 1.210 -961 -1,591 10 Thomas 2,337 1.963 -39 4,442
11 Alice 1,811 1.178 -60 1,832 11 Edward 2,312 1.942 -158 -44
12 Bessie 1,791 1.165 -10,613 -1,782 12 Harry 2,257 1.896 -608 -1,830
13 Annie 1,765 1.148 -295 -685 13 Walter 1,881 1.580 -258 -578
14 Grace 1,723 1.121 -10 5,001 14 Arthur 1,656 1.391 -216 -14
15 Ethel 1,699 1.105 -4,341 -1,667 15 Fred 1,599 1.343 -1,635 -1,502
16 Sarah 1,569 1.021 -51 2,165 16 Albert 1,488 1.250 -436 -831
17 Nellie 1,492 0.971 -1,054 -1,256 17 Clarence 995 0.836 -1,099 -823
18 Martha 1,491 0.970 -779 -1,150 18 Samuel 870 0.731 -3 8,864
19 Ella 1,464 0.952 4 6,591 19 Louis 846 0.711 -244 522
20 Mabel 1,422 0.925 -416 -700 20 Roy 767 0.644 -522 -253
21 Carrie 1,396 0.908 -1,747 -1,281 21 Joe 759 0.638 -674 -414
22 Laura 1,372 0.892 -318 -437 22 Charlie 723 0.607 -196 993
23 Edna 1,314 0.855 -1,714 -1,197 23 Richard 720 0.605 -165 1,399
24 Lillian 1,282 0.834 -10 4,252 24 David 674 0.566 2 9,023
25 Helen 1,267 0.824 -388 -522 25 Ernest 668 0.561 -953 -458
26 Rose 1,261 0.820 -97 1,171 26 Oscar 645 0.542 -180 1,300
27 Gertrude 1,249 0.812 -5,459 -1,226 27 Will 642 0.539 -865 -400
28 Cora 1,231 0.801 -45 2,343 28 Willie 641 0.538 -906 -417
29 Pearl 1,204 0.783 -618 -749 29 Andrew 614 0.516 -14 6,620
30 Maude 1,189 0.773 -5,195 -1,164 30 Jesse 614 0.516 -155 1,512
31 Edith 1,184 0.770 -487 -585 31 Earl 570 0.479 -1,633 -475
32 Eva 1,155 0.751 -43 2,387 32 Carl 556 0.467 -668 -214
33 Hattie 1,139 0.741 -462 -515 33 Daniel 555 0.466 18 10,618
34 Jennie 1,100 0.716 -3,410 -1,055 34 Sam 519 0.436 -569 -68
35 Myrtle 1,094 0.712 OLD -1,094 35 Elmer 485 0.407 -1,224 -340
36 Julia 1,061 0.690 -57 1,928 36 Alfred 480 0.403 -836 -231
37 Louise 1,061 0.690 -763 -722 37 Howard 467 0.392 -931 -254
38 Frances 1,059 0.689 -407 -344 38 Paul 466 0.391 -196 1,159
39 Mattie 1,044 0.679 -1,018 -804 39 Benjamin 463 0.389 33 12,918
40 Lula 1,040 0.676 -1,820 -932 40 Frederick 461 0.387 -456 114
41 Jessie 1,003 0.652 -615 -556 41 Ralph 440 0.370 -910 -223
42 Lillie 995 0.647 -626 -556 42 Peter 437 0.367 -169 1,375
43 Lena 992 0.645 -258 102 43 Lewis 431 0.362 -503 75
44 Marie 988 0.643 -532 -458 44 Herman 418 0.351 -2,188 -357
45 Catherine 916 0.596 -159 582 45 Grover 407 0.342 -3,752 -379
46 Ada 915 0.595 -205 373 46 Herbert 400 0.336 -1,981 -329
47 Josephine 844 0.549 -44 2,179 47 Lee 399 0.335 -642 -49
48 Fannie 837 0.544 -2,855 -780 48 Claude 391 0.328 -2,451 -340
49 Dora 827 0.538 -2,382 -754 49 Jim 389 0.327 -2,948 -350
50 Lucy 817 0.531 -1 3,537 50 Tom 383 0.322 -2,080 -317

 

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.