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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1889

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1889 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 11,648 6.156 -125 -9,267 1 John 8,548 7.181 -26 886
2 Anna 5,062 2.675 -51 -542 2 William 7,772 6.529 -1 7,132
3 Elizabeth 3,058 1.616 -10 5,857 3 James 5,020 4.217 -1 9,212
4 Margaret 2,917 1.542 -128 -675 4 George 4,430 3.722 -120 -1,279
5 Emma 2,884 1.524 4 16,854 5 Charles 4,199 3.528 -44 2,931
6 Minnie 2,624 1.387 -2,604 -2,557 6 Frank 2,975 2.499 -367 -2,094
7 Florence 2,465 1.303 -973 -2,201 7 Joseph 2,729 2.293 -12 7,631
8 Ethel 2,463 1.302 -4,825 -2,435 8 Harry 2,559 2.150 -641 -2,162
9 Bessie 2,343 1.238 -8,814 -2,331 9 Robert 2,513 2.111 -56 2,994
10 Clara 2,319 1.226 -86 703 10 Edward 2,299 1.931 -159 10
11 Bertha 2,293 1.212 -4,799 -2,265 11 Henry 2,286 1.920 -7 8,120
12 Alice 2,145 1.134 -58 1,659 12 Thomas 2,233 1.876 -36 4,898
13 Annie 2,123 1.122 -284 -1,036 13 Walter 1,916 1.610 -252 -563
14 Ida 2,122 1.121 -1,296 -1,945 14 Arthur 1,668 1.401 -230 -165
15 Grace 2,049 1.083 -6 4,942 15 Fred 1,554 1.306 -1,544 -1,450
16 Mabel 1,947 1.029 -435 -1,251 16 Albert 1,353 1.137 -414 -639
17 Helen 1,909 1.009 -401 -1,151 17 Clarence 984 0.827 -1,184 -831
18 Edna 1,815 0.959 -2,485 -1,744 18 Roy 888 0.746 -519 -366
19 Nellie 1,752 0.926 -1,218 -1,560 19 Louis 837 0.703 -258 453
20 Sarah 1,730 0.914 -42 2,256 20 Samuel 810 0.680 -1 9,513
21 Martha 1,711 0.904 -729 -1,341 21 Benjamin 760 0.638 15 12,973
22 Ella 1,647 0.870 6 6,367 22 David 757 0.636 -1 9,367
23 Lillian 1,640 0.867 -4 4,492 23 Ernest 736 0.618 -944 -523
24 Pearl 1,588 0.839 -628 -1,135 24 Richard 711 0.597 -151 1,558
25 Laura 1,567 0.828 -315 -628 25 Joe 708 0.595 -659 -346
26 Rose 1,550 0.819 -115 509 26 Willie 708 0.595 -778 -427
27 Carrie 1,547 0.818 -1,638 -1,419 27 Carl 704 0.591 -600 -293
28 Gertrude 1,543 0.815 -5,038 -1,517 28 Earl 688 0.578 -1,462 -577
29 Edith 1,523 0.805 -447 -874 29 Charlie 685 0.575 -185 1,091
30 Marie 1,436 0.759 -621 -983 30 Will 631 0.530 -866 -394
31 Eva 1,372 0.725 -42 2,242 31 Jesse 576 0.484 -155 1,498
32 Cora 1,365 0.721 -51 2,057 32 Oscar 572 0.481 -160 1,468
33 Myrtle 1,361 0.719 OLD -1,361 33 Andrew 561 0.471 -7 7,654
34 Frances 1,351 0.714 -404 -628 34 Elmer 557 0.468 -1,194 -409
35 Hattie 1,328 0.702 -445 -685 35 Paul 556 0.467 -190 1,128
36 Maude 1,293 0.683 -6,918 -1,276 36 Daniel 515 0.433 21 11,125
37 Lillie 1,289 0.681 -629 -851 37 Raymond 511 0.429 -256 681
38 Louise 1,283 0.678 -767 -947 38 Howard 503 0.423 -961 -302
39 Jennie 1,252 0.662 -3,202 -1,203 39 Ralph 495 0.416 -1,032 -311
40 Julia 1,201 0.635 -53 1,910 40 Sam 486 0.408 -500 32
41 Elsie 1,199 0.634 -260 -122 41 Alfred 472 0.397 -820 -222
42 Catherine 1,198 0.633 -156 375 42 Herbert 472 0.397 -1,838 -395
43 Jessie 1,196 0.632 -614 -746 43 Ben 453 0.381 -686 -128
44 Mattie 1,173 0.620 -1,022 -935 44 Frederick 451 0.379 -450 129
45 Lena 1,096 0.579 -259 -24 45 Peter 425 0.357 -168 1,352
46 Ruth 1,073 0.567 -219 121 46 Lee 415 0.349 -634 -51
47 Lula 1,067 0.564 -1,765 -953 47 Lewis 414 0.348 -494 101
48 Hazel 1,056 0.558 5 3,948 48 Herman 405 0.340 -2,299 -350
49 Josephine 1,047 0.553 -58 1,744 49 Claude 386 0.324 -2,897 -346
50 Agnes 1,033 0.546 -1,166 -837 50 Tom 379 0.318 -1,716 -292

 

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.