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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1891

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1891 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 11,703 5.954 -125 -9,322 1 John 7,680 7.029 -26 1,754
2 Anna 5,099 2.594 -51 -579 2 William 6,763 6.190 -1 8,141
3 Margaret 3,065 1.559 -129 -823 3 James 4,516 4.133 -1 9,716
4 Elizabeth 3,059 1.556 -9 5,856 4 George 3,931 3.598 -120 -780
5 Emma 2,884 1.467 4 16,854 5 Charles 3,640 3.331 -44 3,490
6 Florence 2,715 1.381 -974 -2,451 6 Frank 2,652 2.427 -367 -1,771
7 Ethel 2,689 1.368 -4,826 -2,661 7 Joseph 2,572 2.354 -12 7,788
8 Minnie 2,428 1.235 -2,602 -2,361 8 Robert 2,240 2.050 -57 3,267
9 Helen 2,417 1.230 -409 -1,659 9 Harry 2,132 1.951 -640 -1,735
10 Bertha 2,372 1.207 -4,800 -2,344 10 Henry 2,049 1.875 -8 8,357
11 Clara 2,360 1.201 -85 662 11 Edward 1,989 1.820 -158 320
12 Bessie 2,323 1.182 -8,811 -2,311 12 Thomas 1,982 1.814 -36 5,149
13 Annie 2,096 1.066 -284 -1,009 13 Walter 1,668 1.527 -252 -315
14 Grace 2,088 1.062 -7 4,903 14 Arthur 1,514 1.386 -230 -11
15 Mabel 2,029 1.032 -436 -1,333 15 Fred 1,362 1.247 -1,544 -1,258
16 Alice 2,015 1.025 -54 1,789 16 Albert 1,207 1.105 -414 -493
17 Ida 2,002 1.018 -1,293 -1,825 17 Clarence 1,007 0.922 -1,184 -854
18 Edna 1,963 0.999 -2,485 -1,892 18 Roy 838 0.767 -519 -316
19 Ruth 1,857 0.945 -246 -663 19 Louis 786 0.719 -258 504
20 Lillian 1,812 0.922 -7 4,320 20 Samuel 753 0.689 -1 9,570
21 Martha 1,744 0.887 -729 -1,374 21 Willie 739 0.676 -783 -458
22 Rose 1,696 0.863 -119 363 22 Ernest 715 0.654 -945 -502
23 Ella 1,685 0.857 7 6,329 23 Charlie 707 0.647 -191 1,069
24 Sarah 1,669 0.849 -38 2,317 24 Carl 675 0.618 -603 -264
25 Nellie 1,647 0.838 -1,212 -1,455 25 Earl 674 0.617 -1,465 -563
26 Gertrude 1,645 0.837 -5,040 -1,619 26 David 673 0.616 3 9,451
27 Pearl 1,605 0.817 -625 -1,152 27 Richard 609 0.557 -148 1,660
28 Marie 1,596 0.812 -623 -1,143 28 Ralph 587 0.537 -1,043 -403
29 Edith 1,509 0.768 -447 -860 29 Joe 584 0.534 -655 -222
30 Laura 1,509 0.768 -310 -570 30 Raymond 575 0.526 -263 617
31 Myrtle 1,458 0.742 OLD -1,458 31 Paul 564 0.516 -194 1,120
32 Hazel 1,447 0.736 -11 3,557 32 Oscar 551 0.504 -160 1,489
33 Eva 1,412 0.718 -40 2,202 33 Andrew 521 0.477 -7 7,694
34 Frances 1,397 0.711 -404 -674 34 Will 520 0.476 -862 -283
35 Cora 1,343 0.683 -48 2,079 35 Jesse 519 0.475 -151 1,555
36 Carrie 1,342 0.683 -1,629 -1,214 36 Elmer 508 0.465 -1,192 -360
37 Louise 1,333 0.678 -768 -997 37 Daniel 505 0.462 22 11,135
38 Elsie 1,303 0.663 -263 -226 38 Herbert 501 0.459 -1,842 -424
39 Lillie 1,247 0.634 -627 -809 39 Alfred 499 0.457 -822 -249
40 Jennie 1,238 0.630 -3,201 -1,189 40 Howard 485 0.444 -959 -284
41 Catherine 1,219 0.620 -157 354 41 Benjamin 461 0.422 35 13,272
42 Hattie 1,219 0.620 -438 -576 42 Harold 419 0.383 -757 -134
43 Julia 1,200 0.610 -50 1,911 43 Sam 418 0.383 -497 100
44 Maude 1,188 0.604 -6,910 -1,171 44 Frederick 412 0.377 -450 168
45 Lena 1,174 0.597 -259 -102 45 Peter 396 0.362 -168 1,381
46 Mattie 1,165 0.593 -1,020 -927 46 Lawrence 389 0.356 -450 190
47 Agnes 1,125 0.572 -1,169 -929 47 Herman 383 0.351 -2,300 -328
48 Jessie 1,119 0.569 -609 -669 48 Eugene 362 0.331 -766 -88
49 Josephine 1,031 0.525 -58 1,760 49 Ray 360 0.329 -717 -56
50 Lula 1,010 0.514 -1,762 -896 50 Lewis 357 0.327 -491 158

 

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.