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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 -9,427 1 John 9,247 7.118 -26 -128
2 Anna 4,982 2.630 -52 -837 2 William 8,705 6.701 -1 5,811
3 Elizabeth 3,224 1.702 -10 5,289 3 James 5,562 4.282 -1 7,963
4 Emma 3,087 1.630 3 15,601 4 George 4,912 3.781 -123 -1,853
5 Margaret 2,904 1.533 -122 -592 5 Charles 4,591 3.534 -47 2,013
6 Minnie 2,654 1.401 -2,613 -2,588 6 Frank 3,459 2.663 -386 -2,656
7 Bertha 2,450 1.293 -4,752 -2,422 7 Joseph 2,993 2.304 -16 6,562
8 Florence 2,444 1.290 -963 -2,175 8 Robert 2,814 2.166 -63 2,326
9 Ethel 2,374 1.253 -4,347 -2,342 9 Harry 2,759 2.124 -611 -2,332
10 Bessie 2,278 1.202 -10,615 -2,269 10 Henry 2,596 1.998 -6 8,053
11 Clara 2,230 1.177 -92 647 11 Edward 2,470 1.901 -158 -202
12 Ida 2,229 1.177 -1,209 -2,039 12 Thomas 2,449 1.885 -37 4,330
13 Alice 2,202 1.162 -58 1,441 13 Walter 2,040 1.570 -258 -737
14 Annie 2,188 1.155 -294 -1,108 14 Arthur 1,710 1.316 -216 -68
15 Grace 2,090 1.103 -9 4,634 15 Fred 1,665 1.282 -1,635 -1,568
16 Helen 1,847 0.975 -397 -1,102 16 Albert 1,569 1.208 -436 -912
17 Mabel 1,830 0.966 -419 -1,108 17 Clarence 1,022 0.787 -1,099 -850
18 Ella 1,774 0.936 3 6,281 18 Samuel 931 0.717 -3 8,803
19 Martha 1,769 0.934 -778 -1,428 19 Louis 884 0.680 -244 484
20 Sarah 1,755 0.926 -47 1,979 20 Roy 856 0.659 -522 -342
21 Nellie 1,736 0.916 -1,050 -1,500 21 David 801 0.617 -1 8,896
22 Edna 1,687 0.891 -1,715 -1,570 22 Charlie 796 0.613 -196 920
23 Lillian 1,656 0.874 -11 3,878 23 Joe 789 0.607 -672 -444
24 Carrie 1,647 0.869 -1,744 -1,532 24 Willie 786 0.605 -910 -562
25 Laura 1,624 0.857 -315 -689 25 Benjamin 781 0.601 19 12,600
26 Pearl 1,591 0.840 -621 -1,136 26 Richard 772 0.594 -162 1,347
27 Rose 1,590 0.839 -96 842 27 Ernest 766 0.590 -951 -556
28 Gertrude 1,468 0.775 -5,458 -1,445 28 Will 707 0.544 -864 -465
29 Edith 1,453 0.767 -489 -854 29 Carl 675 0.520 -671 -333
30 Frances 1,452 0.766 -415 -737 30 Earl 675 0.520 -1,634 -580
31 Cora 1,433 0.756 -42 2,141 31 Oscar 647 0.498 -175 1,298
32 Maude 1,396 0.737 -5,193 -1,371 32 Jesse 637 0.490 -153 1,489
33 Louise 1,334 0.704 -767 -995 33 Andrew 615 0.473 -10 6,619
34 Eva 1,329 0.702 -41 2,213 34 Sam 607 0.467 -569 -156
35 Myrtle 1,310 0.691 OLD -1,310 35 Daniel 566 0.436 20 10,607
36 Hattie 1,298 0.685 -459 -674 36 Ralph 547 0.421 -915 -330
37 Jennie 1,298 0.685 -3,407 -1,253 37 Alfred 536 0.413 -835 -287
38 Julia 1,292 0.682 -55 1,697 38 Paul 529 0.407 -196 1,096
39 Mattie 1,268 0.669 -1,018 -1,028 39 Elmer 527 0.406 -1,220 -382
40 Marie 1,258 0.664 -536 -728 40 Howard 513 0.395 -928 -300
41 Lillie 1,249 0.659 -627 -810 41 Peter 498 0.383 -170 1,314
42 Catherine 1,212 0.640 -162 286 42 Frederick 496 0.382 -454 79
43 Jessie 1,200 0.633 -613 -753 43 Herbert 485 0.373 -1,984 -414
44 Lula 1,173 0.619 -1,816 -1,065 44 Grover 474 0.365 -3,753 -446
45 Lena 1,162 0.613 -256 -68 45 Raymond 469 0.361 -254 680
46 Ada 1,116 0.589 -205 172 46 Michael 466 0.359 32 11,154
47 Elsie 1,112 0.587 -233 66 47 Ben 463 0.356 -645 -116
48 Agnes 1,046 0.552 -1,156 -851 48 Lee 430 0.331 -641 -80
49 Josephine 1,001 0.528 -42 2,022 49 Tom 416 0.320 -2,081 -350
50 Fannie 991 0.523 -2,853 -934 50 Lewis 412 0.317 -496 94

 

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.