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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 -9,376 1 John 7,680 7.029 -26 1,439
2 Anna 5,099 2.594 -52 -954 2 William 6,763 6.190 -1 7,753
3 Margaret 3,065 1.559 -124 -753 3 James 4,516 4.133 -1 9,009
4 Elizabeth 3,059 1.556 -9 5,454 4 George 3,931 3.598 -123 -872
5 Emma 2,884 1.467 4 15,804 5 Charles 3,640 3.331 -47 2,964
6 Florence 2,715 1.381 -965 -2,446 6 Frank 2,652 2.427 -386 -1,849
7 Ethel 2,689 1.368 -4,349 -2,657 7 Joseph 2,572 2.354 -16 6,983
8 Minnie 2,428 1.235 -2,611 -2,362 8 Robert 2,240 2.050 -63 2,900
9 Helen 2,417 1.230 -404 -1,672 9 Harry 2,132 1.951 -611 -1,705
10 Bertha 2,372 1.207 -4,749 -2,344 10 Henry 2,049 1.875 -6 8,600
11 Clara 2,360 1.201 -92 517 11 Edward 1,989 1.820 -158 279
12 Bessie 2,323 1.182 -10,613 -2,314 12 Thomas 1,982 1.814 -37 4,797
13 Annie 2,096 1.066 -295 -1,016 13 Walter 1,668 1.527 -258 -365
14 Grace 2,088 1.062 -10 4,636 14 Arthur 1,514 1.386 -216 128
15 Mabel 2,029 1.032 -421 -1,307 15 Fred 1,362 1.247 -1,635 -1,265
16 Alice 2,015 1.025 -55 1,628 16 Albert 1,207 1.105 -436 -550
17 Ida 2,002 1.018 -1,204 -1,812 17 Clarence 1,007 0.922 -1,099 -835
18 Edna 1,963 0.999 -1,719 -1,846 18 Roy 838 0.767 -524 -324
19 Ruth 1,857 0.945 -246 -623 19 Louis 786 0.719 -244 582
20 Lillian 1,812 0.922 -14 3,722 20 Samuel 753 0.689 -1 8,981
21 Martha 1,744 0.887 -776 -1,403 21 Willie 739 0.676 -913 -515
22 Rose 1,696 0.863 -101 736 22 Ernest 715 0.654 -956 -505
23 Ella 1,685 0.857 8 6,370 23 Charlie 707 0.647 -195 1,009
24 Sarah 1,669 0.849 -43 2,065 24 Carl 675 0.618 -676 -333
25 Nellie 1,647 0.838 -1,046 -1,411 25 Earl 674 0.617 -1,639 -579
26 Gertrude 1,645 0.837 -5,460 -1,622 26 David 673 0.616 4 9,024
27 Pearl 1,605 0.817 -620 -1,150 27 Richard 609 0.557 -161 1,510
28 Marie 1,596 0.812 -548 -1,066 28 Ralph 587 0.537 -923 -370
29 Edith 1,509 0.768 -489 -910 29 Joe 584 0.534 -666 -239
30 Laura 1,509 0.768 -310 -574 30 Raymond 575 0.526 -269 574
31 Myrtle 1,458 0.742 OLD -1,458 31 Paul 564 0.516 -203 1,061
32 Hazel 1,447 0.736 -10 3,469 32 Oscar 551 0.504 -174 1,394
33 Eva 1,412 0.718 -42 2,130 33 Andrew 521 0.477 -10 6,713
34 Frances 1,397 0.711 -411 -682 34 Will 520 0.476 -858 -278
35 Cora 1,343 0.683 -38 2,231 35 Jesse 519 0.475 -150 1,607
36 Carrie 1,342 0.683 -1,732 -1,227 36 Elmer 508 0.465 -1,223 -363
37 Louise 1,333 0.678 -763 -994 37 Daniel 505 0.462 22 10,668
38 Elsie 1,303 0.663 -242 -125 38 Herbert 501 0.459 -1,989 -430
39 Lillie 1,247 0.634 -629 -808 39 Alfred 499 0.457 -833 -250
40 Jennie 1,238 0.630 -3,404 -1,193 40 Howard 485 0.444 -928 -272
41 Catherine 1,219 0.620 -163 279 41 Benjamin 461 0.422 35 12,920
42 Hattie 1,219 0.620 -453 -595 42 Harold 419 0.383 -755 -138
43 Julia 1,200 0.610 -50 1,789 43 Sam 418 0.383 -560 33
44 Maude 1,188 0.604 -5,181 -1,163 44 Frederick 412 0.377 -452 163
45 Lena 1,174 0.597 -256 -80 45 Peter 396 0.362 -166 1,416
46 Mattie 1,165 0.593 -1,011 -925 46 Lawrence 389 0.356 -452 184
47 Agnes 1,125 0.572 -1,157 -930 47 Herman 383 0.351 -2,185 -322
48 Jessie 1,119 0.569 -608 -672 48 Eugene 362 0.331 -814 -110
49 Josephine 1,031 0.525 -42 1,992 49 Ray 360 0.329 -679 -34
50 Lula 1,010 0.514 -1,810 -902 50 Lewis 357 0.327 -496 149

 

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.