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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 0 -1 1 John 8,110 7.419 0 -916
2 Anna 4,227 2.720 0 -56 2 William 7,470 6.834 0 -782
3 Elizabeth 2,681 1.725 1 1 3 James 4,768 4.362 0 -587
4 Emma 2,647 1.703 -1 -117 4 George 4,284 3.919 0 -387
5 Margaret 2,419 1.556 1 144 5 Charles 4,031 3.688 0 -502
6 Minnie 2,215 1.425 -1 -157 6 Frank 2,883 2.637 0 -244
7 Bertha 2,037 1.311 1 36 7 Joseph 2,456 2.247 0 -138
8 Clara 1,984 1.277 1 68 8 Henry 2,228 2.038 1 -176
9 Florence 1,964 1.264 1 104 9 Thomas 2,151 1.968 1 -186
10 Ida 1,929 1.241 -3 -120 10 Edward 2,125 1.944 1 -187
11 Ethel 1,907 1.227 4 208 11 Robert 2,125 1.944 -3 -318
12 Annie 1,844 1.186 1 79 12 Harry 2,057 1.882 0 -200
13 Bessie 1,838 1.183 -1 47 13 Walter 1,704 1.559 0 -176
14 Alice 1,819 1.170 -3 8 14 Arthur 1,489 1.362 0 -167
15 Grace 1,692 1.089 -1 -31 15 Fred 1,454 1.330 0 -145
16 Ella 1,521 0.979 3 57 16 Albert 1,294 1.184 0 -194
17 Martha 1,504 0.968 1 13 17 Clarence 892 0.816 0 -103
18 Mabel 1,494 0.961 2 72 18 Samuel 802 0.734 0 -68
19 Nellie 1,457 0.937 -2 -35 19 Louis 791 0.724 0 -55
20 Sarah 1,436 0.924 -4 -133 20 Roy 726 0.664 0 -41
21 Helen 1,405 0.904 4 138 21 Joe 685 0.627 0 -74
22 Laura 1,364 0.878 0 -8 22 David 673 0.616 2 -1
23 Carrie 1,344 0.865 -2 -52 23 Ernest 653 0.597 2 -15
24 Edna 1,339 0.862 -1 25 24 Charlie 642 0.587 -2 -81
25 Pearl 1,316 0.847 4 112 25 Richard 622 0.569 -2 -98
26 Lillian 1,308 0.842 -2 26 26 Jesse 601 0.550 4 -13
27 Cora 1,257 0.809 1 26 27 Willie 590 0.540 1 -51
28 Gertrude 1,251 0.805 -1 2 28 Carl 588 0.538 4 32
29 Edith 1,243 0.800 2 59 29 Oscar 574 0.525 -3 -71
30 Rose 1,242 0.799 -4 -19 30 Will 561 0.513 -3 -81
31 Maude 1,162 0.748 -1 -27 31 Daniel 557 0.510 2 2
32 Hattie 1,135 0.730 1 -4 32 Earl 537 0.491 -1 -33
33 Eva 1,125 0.724 -1 -30 33 Andrew 520 0.476 -4 -94
34 Frances 1,105 0.711 4 46 34 Benjamin 473 0.433 5 10
35 Louise 1,088 0.700 2 27 35 Alfred 468 0.428 1 -12
36 Myrtle 1,087 0.699 -1 -7 36 Elmer 467 0.427 -1 -18
37 Lillie 1,072 0.690 5 77 37 Frederick 464 0.424 3 3
38 Jennie 1,047 0.674 -4 -53 38 Ralph 463 0.424 3 23
39 Julia 1,043 0.671 -3 -18 39 Sam 463 0.424 -5 -56
40 Mattie 1,031 0.663 -1 -13 40 Paul 449 0.411 -2 -17
41 Jessie 1,012 0.651 0 9 41 Herbert 445 0.407 5 45
42 Lena 1,004 0.646 1 12 42 Howard 429 0.392 -5 -38
43 Marie 994 0.640 1 6 43 Peter 421 0.385 -1 -16
44 Catherine 967 0.622 1 51 44 Lee 400 0.366 3 1
45 Ada 910 0.586 1 -5 45 Herman 394 0.360 -1 -24
46 Agnes 896 0.576 6 117 46 Claude 375 0.343 2 -16
47 Lula 891 0.573 -7 -149 47 Raymond 372 0.340 5 19
48 Dora 842 0.542 1 15 48 Michael 345 0.316 5 -3
49 Elsie 832 0.535 9 134 49 Lewis 343 0.314 -6 -88
50 Josephine 815 0.524 -3 -29 50 Jim 339 0.310 -1 -50

 

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.