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

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** If Compare To year is not Year-1, Top may only be set to 100.

 

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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 -7,561 1 John 8,110 7.419 -26 1,009
2 Anna 4,227 2.720 -52 -82 2 William 7,470 6.834 -1 7,046
3 Elizabeth 2,681 1.725 -10 5,832 3 James 4,768 4.362 -1 8,757
4 Emma 2,647 1.703 3 16,041 4 George 4,284 3.919 -123 -1,225
5 Margaret 2,419 1.556 -122 -107 5 Charles 4,031 3.688 -47 2,573
6 Minnie 2,215 1.425 -2,613 -2,149 6 Frank 2,883 2.637 -386 -2,080
7 Bertha 2,037 1.311 -4,752 -2,009 7 Joseph 2,456 2.247 -16 7,099
8 Clara 1,984 1.277 -95 893 8 Henry 2,228 2.038 -8 8,421
9 Florence 1,964 1.264 -962 -1,695 9 Thomas 2,151 1.968 -40 4,628
10 Ida 1,929 1.241 -1,211 -1,739 10 Edward 2,125 1.944 -159 143
11 Ethel 1,907 1.227 -4,345 -1,875 11 Robert 2,125 1.944 -60 3,015
12 Annie 1,844 1.186 -296 -764 12 Harry 2,057 1.882 -608 -1,630
13 Bessie 1,838 1.183 -10,612 -1,829 13 Walter 1,704 1.559 -258 -401
14 Alice 1,819 1.170 -57 1,824 14 Arthur 1,489 1.362 -216 153
15 Grace 1,692 1.089 -9 5,032 15 Fred 1,454 1.330 -1,635 -1,357
16 Ella 1,521 0.979 1 6,534 16 Albert 1,294 1.184 -436 -637
17 Martha 1,504 0.968 -780 -1,163 17 Clarence 892 0.816 -1,099 -720
18 Mabel 1,494 0.961 -418 -772 18 Samuel 802 0.734 -3 8,932
19 Nellie 1,457 0.937 -1,052 -1,221 19 Louis 791 0.724 -244 577
20 Sarah 1,436 0.924 -47 2,298 20 Roy 726 0.664 -522 -212
21 Helen 1,405 0.904 -392 -660 21 Joe 685 0.627 -674 -340
22 Laura 1,364 0.878 -318 -429 22 David 673 0.616 0 9,024
23 Carrie 1,344 0.865 -1,745 -1,229 23 Ernest 653 0.597 -955 -443
24 Edna 1,339 0.862 -1,713 -1,222 24 Charlie 642 0.587 -194 1,074
25 Pearl 1,316 0.847 -622 -861 25 Richard 622 0.569 -163 1,497
26 Lillian 1,308 0.842 -8 4,226 26 Jesse 601 0.550 -159 1,525
27 Cora 1,257 0.809 -46 2,317 27 Willie 590 0.540 -907 -366
28 Gertrude 1,251 0.805 -5,458 -1,228 28 Carl 588 0.538 -672 -246
29 Edith 1,243 0.800 -489 -644 29 Oscar 574 0.525 -177 1,371
30 Rose 1,242 0.799 -93 1,190 30 Will 561 0.513 -862 -319
31 Maude 1,162 0.748 -5,194 -1,137 31 Daniel 556 0.509 16 10,617
32 Hattie 1,135 0.730 -463 -511 32 Earl 537 0.491 -1,632 -442
33 Eva 1,125 0.724 -42 2,417 33 Andrew 520 0.476 -10 6,714
34 Frances 1,105 0.711 -411 -390 34 Benjamin 473 0.433 28 12,908
35 Louise 1,088 0.700 -765 -749 35 Alfred 468 0.428 -837 -219
36 Myrtle 1,087 0.699 OLD -1,087 36 Elmer 467 0.427 -1,223 -322
37 Lillie 1,072 0.690 -631 -633 37 Frederick 464 0.424 -459 111
38 Jennie 1,047 0.674 -3,406 -1,002 38 Ralph 463 0.424 -913 -246
39 Julia 1,043 0.671 -54 1,946 39 Sam 463 0.424 -564 -12
40 Mattie 1,031 0.663 -1,017 -791 40 Paul 449 0.411 -194 1,176
41 Jessie 1,012 0.651 -615 -565 41 Herbert 445 0.407 -1,986 -374
42 Lena 1,004 0.646 -259 90 42 Howard 429 0.392 -926 -216
43 Marie 994 0.640 -533 -464 43 Peter 421 0.385 -168 1,391
44 Catherine 967 0.622 -160 531 44 Lee 400 0.366 -645 -50
45 Ada 910 0.586 -206 378 45 Herman 394 0.360 -2,187 -333
46 Agnes 896 0.576 -1,158 -701 46 Claude 375 0.343 -2,453 -324
47 Lula 891 0.573 -1,813 -783 47 Raymond 372 0.340 -252 777
48 Dora 842 0.542 -2,383 -769 48 Michael 345 0.316 34 11,275
49 Elsie 832 0.535 -231 346 49 Lewis 343 0.314 -497 163
50 Josephine 815 0.524 -41 2,208 50 Jim 339 0.310 -2,947 -300

 

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.