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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1888

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1888 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 11,754 6.204 -125 -9,373 1 John 9,247 7.118 -26 187
2 Anna 4,982 2.630 -51 -462 2 William 8,705 6.701 -1 6,199
3 Elizabeth 3,224 1.702 -10 5,691 3 James 5,562 4.282 -1 8,670
4 Emma 3,087 1.630 3 16,651 4 George 4,912 3.781 -120 -1,761
5 Margaret 2,904 1.533 -127 -662 5 Charles 4,591 3.534 -44 2,539
6 Minnie 2,654 1.401 -2,604 -2,587 6 Frank 3,459 2.663 -367 -2,578
7 Bertha 2,450 1.293 -4,803 -2,422 7 Joseph 2,993 2.304 -12 7,367
8 Florence 2,444 1.290 -972 -2,180 8 Robert 2,814 2.166 -57 2,693
9 Ethel 2,374 1.253 -4,824 -2,346 9 Harry 2,759 2.124 -640 -2,362
10 Bessie 2,278 1.202 -8,813 -2,266 10 Henry 2,596 1.998 -8 7,810
11 Clara 2,230 1.177 -85 792 11 Edward 2,470 1.901 -158 -161
12 Ida 2,229 1.177 -1,298 -2,052 12 Thomas 2,449 1.885 -36 4,682
13 Alice 2,202 1.162 -57 1,602 13 Walter 2,040 1.570 -252 -687
14 Annie 2,188 1.155 -283 -1,101 14 Arthur 1,710 1.316 -230 -207
15 Grace 2,090 1.103 -6 4,901 15 Fred 1,665 1.282 -1,544 -1,561
16 Helen 1,847 0.975 -402 -1,089 16 Albert 1,569 1.208 -414 -855
17 Mabel 1,830 0.966 -434 -1,134 17 Clarence 1,022 0.787 -1,184 -869
18 Ella 1,774 0.936 2 6,240 18 Samuel 931 0.717 -3 9,392
19 Martha 1,769 0.934 -731 -1,399 19 Louis 884 0.680 -258 406
20 Sarah 1,755 0.926 -42 2,231 20 Roy 856 0.659 -517 -334
21 Nellie 1,736 0.916 -1,216 -1,544 21 David 801 0.617 -2 9,323
22 Edna 1,687 0.891 -2,481 -1,616 22 Charlie 796 0.613 -192 980
23 Lillian 1,656 0.874 -4 4,476 23 Joe 789 0.607 -661 -427
24 Carrie 1,647 0.869 -1,641 -1,519 24 Willie 786 0.605 -780 -505
25 Laura 1,624 0.857 -315 -685 25 Benjamin 781 0.601 19 12,952
26 Pearl 1,591 0.840 -626 -1,138 26 Richard 772 0.594 -149 1,497
27 Rose 1,590 0.839 -114 469 27 Ernest 766 0.590 -940 -553
28 Gertrude 1,468 0.775 -5,038 -1,442 28 Will 707 0.544 -868 -470
29 Edith 1,453 0.767 -447 -804 29 Carl 675 0.520 -598 -264
30 Frances 1,452 0.766 -408 -729 30 Earl 675 0.520 -1,460 -564
31 Cora 1,433 0.756 -52 1,989 31 Oscar 647 0.498 -161 1,393
32 Maude 1,396 0.737 -6,922 -1,379 32 Jesse 637 0.490 -154 1,437
33 Louise 1,334 0.704 -772 -998 33 Andrew 615 0.473 -7 7,600
34 Eva 1,329 0.702 -39 2,285 34 Sam 607 0.467 -506 -89
35 Myrtle 1,310 0.691 OLD -1,310 35 Daniel 566 0.436 20 11,074
36 Hattie 1,298 0.685 -444 -655 36 Ralph 547 0.421 -1,035 -363
37 Jennie 1,298 0.685 -3,204 -1,249 37 Alfred 536 0.413 -824 -286
38 Julia 1,292 0.682 -55 1,819 38 Paul 529 0.407 -187 1,155
39 Mattie 1,268 0.669 -1,027 -1,030 39 Elmer 527 0.406 -1,189 -379
40 Marie 1,258 0.664 -611 -805 40 Howard 513 0.395 -959 -312
41 Lillie 1,249 0.659 -625 -811 41 Peter 498 0.383 -172 1,279
42 Catherine 1,212 0.640 -156 361 42 Frederick 496 0.382 -452 84
43 Jessie 1,200 0.633 -614 -750 43 Herbert 485 0.373 -1,837 -408
44 Lula 1,173 0.619 -1,768 -1,059 44 Grover 474 0.365 -3,846 -447
45 Lena 1,162 0.613 -259 -90 45 Raymond 469 0.361 -248 723
46 Ada 1,116 0.589 -275 -107 46 Michael 466 0.359 34 12,113
47 Elsie 1,112 0.587 -254 -35 47 Ben 463 0.356 -682 -138
48 Agnes 1,046 0.552 -1,168 -850 48 Lee 430 0.331 -632 -66
49 Josephine 1,001 0.528 -58 1,790 49 Tom 416 0.320 -1,717 -329
50 Fannie 991 0.523 -3,381 -946 50 Lewis 412 0.317 -491 103

 

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.