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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1888

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1888 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 11,754 6.204 0 1,866 1 John 9,247 7.118 0 1,137
2 Anna 4,982 2.630 0 755 2 William 8,705 6.701 0 1,235
3 Elizabeth 3,224 1.702 0 543 3 James 5,562 4.282 0 794
4 Emma 3,087 1.630 0 440 4 George 4,912 3.781 0 628
5 Margaret 2,904 1.533 0 485 5 Charles 4,591 3.534 0 560
6 Minnie 2,654 1.401 0 439 6 Frank 3,459 2.663 0 576
7 Bertha 2,450 1.293 0 413 7 Joseph 2,993 2.304 0 537
8 Florence 2,444 1.290 1 480 8 Robert 2,814 2.166 3 689
9 Ethel 2,374 1.253 2 467 9 Harry 2,759 2.124 3 702
10 Bessie 2,278 1.202 3 440 10 Henry 2,596 1.998 -2 368
11 Clara 2,230 1.177 -3 246 11 Edward 2,470 1.901 -1 345
12 Ida 2,229 1.177 -2 300 12 Thomas 2,449 1.885 -3 298
13 Alice 2,202 1.162 1 383 13 Walter 2,040 1.570 0 336
14 Annie 2,188 1.155 -2 344 14 Arthur 1,710 1.316 0 221
15 Grace 2,090 1.103 0 398 15 Fred 1,665 1.282 0 211
16 Helen 1,847 0.975 5 442 16 Albert 1,569 1.208 0 275
17 Mabel 1,830 0.966 1 336 17 Clarence 1,022 0.787 0 130
18 Ella 1,774 0.936 -2 253 18 Samuel 931 0.717 0 129
19 Martha 1,769 0.934 -2 265 19 Louis 884 0.680 0 93
20 Sarah 1,755 0.926 0 319 20 Roy 856 0.659 0 130
21 Nellie 1,736 0.916 -2 279 21 David 801 0.617 1 128
22 Edna 1,687 0.891 2 348 22 Charlie 796 0.613 2 154
23 Lillian 1,656 0.874 3 348 23 Joe 789 0.607 -2 104
24 Carrie 1,647 0.869 -1 303 24 Willie 786 0.605 3 196
25 Laura 1,624 0.857 -3 260 25 Benjamin 781 0.601 9 308
26 Pearl 1,591 0.840 -1 275 26 Richard 772 0.594 -1 150
27 Rose 1,590 0.839 3 348 27 Ernest 766 0.590 -4 113
28 Gertrude 1,468 0.775 0 217 28 Will 707 0.544 2 146
29 Edith 1,453 0.767 0 210 29 Carl 675 0.520 -1 87
30 Frances 1,452 0.766 4 347 30 Earl 675 0.520 2 138
31 Cora 1,433 0.756 -4 176 31 Oscar 647 0.498 -2 73
32 Maude 1,396 0.737 -1 234 32 Jesse 637 0.490 -6 36
33 Louise 1,334 0.704 2 246 33 Andrew 615 0.473 0 95
34 Eva 1,329 0.702 -1 204 34 Sam 607 0.467 5 144
35 Myrtle 1,310 0.691 1 223 35 Daniel 566 0.436 -4 9
36 Hattie 1,298 0.685 -4 163 36 Ralph 547 0.421 2 84
37 Jennie 1,298 0.685 1 251 37 Alfred 536 0.413 -2 68
38 Julia 1,292 0.682 1 249 38 Paul 529 0.407 2 80
39 Mattie 1,268 0.669 1 237 39 Elmer 527 0.406 -3 60
40 Marie 1,258 0.664 3 264 40 Howard 513 0.395 2 84
41 Lillie 1,249 0.659 -4 177 41 Peter 498 0.383 2 77
42 Catherine 1,212 0.640 2 245 42 Frederick 496 0.382 -5 32
43 Jessie 1,200 0.633 -2 188 43 Herbert 485 0.373 -2 40
44 Lula 1,173 0.619 3 282 44 Grover 474 0.365 15 184
45 Lena 1,162 0.613 -3 158 45 Raymond 469 0.361 2 97
46 Ada 1,116 0.589 -1 206 46 Michael 466 0.359 2 121
47 Elsie 1,112 0.587 2 280 47 Ben 463 0.356 11 158
48 Agnes 1,046 0.552 -2 150 48 Lee 430 0.331 -4 30
49 Josephine 1,001 0.528 1 186 49 Tom 416 0.320 3 87
50 Fannie 991 0.523 2 193 50 Lewis 412 0.317 -1 69

 

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.