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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1887

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1887 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 9,888 6.362 -125 -7,507 1 John 8,110 7.419 -26 1,324
2 Anna 4,227 2.720 -51 293 2 William 7,470 6.834 -1 7,434
3 Elizabeth 2,681 1.725 -10 6,234 3 James 4,768 4.362 -1 9,464
4 Emma 2,647 1.703 3 17,091 4 George 4,284 3.919 -120 -1,133
5 Margaret 2,419 1.556 -127 -177 5 Charles 4,031 3.688 -44 3,099
6 Minnie 2,215 1.425 -2,604 -2,148 6 Frank 2,883 2.637 -367 -2,002
7 Bertha 2,037 1.311 -4,803 -2,009 7 Joseph 2,456 2.247 -12 7,904
8 Clara 1,984 1.277 -88 1,038 8 Henry 2,228 2.038 -10 8,178
9 Florence 1,964 1.264 -971 -1,700 9 Thomas 2,151 1.968 -39 4,980
10 Ida 1,929 1.241 -1,300 -1,752 10 Edward 2,125 1.944 -159 184
11 Ethel 1,907 1.227 -4,822 -1,879 11 Robert 2,125 1.944 -54 3,382
12 Annie 1,844 1.186 -285 -757 12 Harry 2,057 1.882 -637 -1,660
13 Bessie 1,838 1.183 -8,810 -1,826 13 Walter 1,704 1.559 -252 -351
14 Alice 1,819 1.170 -56 1,985 14 Arthur 1,489 1.362 -230 14
15 Grace 1,692 1.089 -6 5,299 15 Fred 1,454 1.330 -1,544 -1,350
16 Ella 1,521 0.979 0 6,493 16 Albert 1,294 1.184 -414 -580
17 Martha 1,504 0.968 -733 -1,134 17 Clarence 892 0.816 -1,184 -739
18 Mabel 1,494 0.961 -433 -798 18 Samuel 802 0.734 -3 9,521
19 Nellie 1,457 0.937 -1,218 -1,265 19 Louis 791 0.724 -258 499
20 Sarah 1,436 0.924 -42 2,550 20 Roy 726 0.664 -517 -204
21 Helen 1,405 0.904 -397 -647 21 Joe 685 0.627 -663 -323
22 Laura 1,364 0.878 -318 -425 22 David 673 0.616 -1 9,451
23 Carrie 1,344 0.865 -1,642 -1,216 23 Ernest 653 0.597 -944 -440
24 Edna 1,339 0.862 -2,479 -1,268 24 Charlie 642 0.587 -190 1,134
25 Pearl 1,316 0.847 -627 -863 25 Richard 622 0.569 -150 1,647
26 Lillian 1,308 0.842 -1 4,824 26 Jesse 601 0.550 -160 1,473
27 Cora 1,257 0.809 -56 2,165 27 Willie 590 0.540 -777 -309
28 Gertrude 1,251 0.805 -5,038 -1,225 28 Carl 588 0.538 -599 -177
29 Edith 1,243 0.800 -447 -594 29 Oscar 574 0.525 -163 1,466
30 Rose 1,242 0.799 -111 817 30 Will 561 0.513 -866 -324
31 Maude 1,162 0.748 -6,923 -1,145 31 Daniel 557 0.510 16 11,083
32 Hattie 1,135 0.730 -448 -492 32 Earl 537 0.491 -1,458 -426
33 Eva 1,125 0.724 -40 2,489 33 Andrew 520 0.476 -7 7,695
34 Frances 1,105 0.711 -404 -382 34 Benjamin 473 0.433 28 13,260
35 Louise 1,088 0.700 -770 -752 35 Alfred 468 0.428 -826 -218
36 Myrtle 1,087 0.699 OLD -1,087 36 Elmer 467 0.427 -1,192 -319
37 Lillie 1,072 0.690 -629 -634 37 Frederick 464 0.424 -457 116
38 Jennie 1,047 0.674 -3,203 -998 38 Ralph 463 0.424 -1,033 -279
39 Julia 1,043 0.671 -54 2,068 39 Sam 463 0.424 -501 55
40 Mattie 1,031 0.663 -1,026 -793 40 Paul 449 0.411 -185 1,235
41 Jessie 1,012 0.651 -616 -562 41 Herbert 445 0.407 -1,839 -368
42 Lena 1,004 0.646 -262 68 42 Howard 429 0.392 -957 -228
43 Marie 994 0.640 -608 -541 43 Peter 421 0.385 -170 1,356
44 Catherine 967 0.622 -154 606 44 Lee 400 0.366 -636 -36
45 Ada 910 0.586 -276 99 45 Herman 394 0.360 -2,302 -339
46 Agnes 896 0.576 -1,170 -700 46 Claude 375 0.343 -2,900 -335
47 Lula 891 0.573 -1,765 -777 47 Raymond 372 0.340 -246 820
48 Dora 842 0.542 -1,946 -744 48 Michael 345 0.316 36 12,234
49 Elsie 832 0.535 -252 245 49 Lewis 343 0.314 -492 172
50 Josephine 815 0.524 -57 1,976 50 Jim 339 0.310 -3,084 -302

 

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.