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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 -7,508 1 John 9,026 7.582 -26 408
2 Anna 4,283 2.786 -51 237 2 William 8,252 6.932 -1 6,652
3 Emma 2,764 1.798 2 16,974 3 James 5,355 4.498 -1 8,877
4 Elizabeth 2,680 1.743 -9 6,235 4 George 4,671 3.924 -120 -1,520
5 Minnie 2,372 1.543 -2,605 -2,305 5 Charles 4,533 3.808 -44 2,597
6 Margaret 2,275 1.480 -126 -33 6 Frank 3,127 2.627 -367 -2,246
7 Ida 2,049 1.333 -1,303 -1,872 7 Joseph 2,594 2.179 -12 7,766
8 Bertha 2,001 1.302 -4,802 -1,973 8 Robert 2,443 2.052 -57 3,064
9 Clara 1,916 1.246 -87 1,106 9 Henry 2,404 2.019 -9 8,002
10 Florence 1,860 1.210 -970 -1,596 10 Thomas 2,337 1.963 -38 4,794
11 Alice 1,811 1.178 -59 1,993 11 Edward 2,312 1.942 -158 -3
12 Bessie 1,791 1.165 -8,811 -1,779 12 Harry 2,257 1.896 -637 -1,860
13 Annie 1,765 1.148 -284 -678 13 Walter 1,880 1.579 -252 -527
14 Grace 1,723 1.121 -7 5,268 14 Arthur 1,656 1.391 -230 -153
15 Ethel 1,699 1.105 -4,818 -1,671 15 Fred 1,599 1.343 -1,544 -1,495
16 Sarah 1,569 1.021 -46 2,417 16 Albert 1,488 1.250 -414 -774
17 Nellie 1,492 0.971 -1,220 -1,300 17 Clarence 995 0.836 -1,184 -842
18 Martha 1,491 0.970 -732 -1,121 18 Samuel 870 0.731 -3 9,453
19 Ella 1,464 0.952 3 6,550 19 Louis 846 0.711 -258 444
20 Mabel 1,422 0.925 -431 -726 20 Roy 767 0.644 -517 -245
21 Carrie 1,396 0.908 -1,644 -1,268 21 Joe 759 0.638 -663 -397
22 Laura 1,372 0.892 -318 -433 22 Charlie 723 0.607 -192 1,053
23 Edna 1,314 0.855 -2,480 -1,243 23 Richard 720 0.605 -152 1,549
24 Lillian 1,282 0.834 -3 4,850 24 David 674 0.566 1 9,450
25 Helen 1,267 0.824 -393 -509 25 Ernest 668 0.561 -942 -455
26 Rose 1,261 0.820 -115 798 26 Oscar 645 0.542 -166 1,395
27 Gertrude 1,249 0.812 -5,039 -1,223 27 Will 642 0.539 -869 -405
28 Cora 1,231 0.801 -55 2,191 28 Willie 641 0.538 -776 -360
29 Pearl 1,204 0.783 -623 -751 29 Andrew 614 0.516 -11 7,601
30 Maude 1,189 0.773 -6,924 -1,172 30 Jesse 614 0.516 -156 1,460
31 Edith 1,184 0.770 -445 -535 31 Earl 570 0.479 -1,459 -459
32 Eva 1,155 0.751 -41 2,459 32 Carl 556 0.467 -595 -145
33 Hattie 1,139 0.741 -447 -496 33 Daniel 555 0.466 18 11,085
34 Jennie 1,100 0.716 -3,207 -1,051 34 Sam 519 0.436 -506 -1
35 Myrtle 1,094 0.712 OLD -1,094 35 Elmer 485 0.407 -1,193 -337
36 Julia 1,061 0.690 -57 2,050 36 Alfred 480 0.403 -825 -230
37 Louise 1,061 0.690 -768 -725 37 Howard 467 0.392 -962 -266
38 Frances 1,059 0.689 -400 -336 38 Paul 466 0.391 -187 1,218
39 Mattie 1,044 0.679 -1,027 -806 39 Benjamin 463 0.389 33 13,270
40 Lula 1,040 0.676 -1,772 -926 40 Frederick 461 0.387 -454 119
41 Jessie 1,003 0.652 -616 -553 41 Ralph 440 0.370 -1,030 -256
42 Lillie 995 0.647 -624 -557 42 Peter 437 0.367 -171 1,340
43 Lena 992 0.645 -261 80 43 Lewis 431 0.362 -498 84
44 Marie 988 0.643 -607 -535 44 Herman 418 0.351 -2,303 -363
45 Catherine 916 0.596 -153 657 45 Grover 407 0.342 -3,845 -380
46 Ada 915 0.595 -275 94 46 Herbert 400 0.336 -1,834 -323
47 Josephine 844 0.549 -60 1,947 47 Lee 399 0.335 -633 -35
48 Fannie 837 0.544 -3,383 -792 48 Claude 391 0.328 -2,898 -351
49 Dora 827 0.538 -1,945 -729 49 Jim 389 0.327 -3,085 -352
50 Lucy 817 0.531 -2 3,747 50 Tom 383 0.322 -1,716 -296

 

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.