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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 0 -375 1 John 7,680 7.029 0 -822
2 Anna 5,099 2.594 0 -134 2 William 6,763 6.190 0 -731
3 Margaret 3,065 1.559 1 -35 3 James 4,516 4.133 0 -581
4 Elizabeth 3,059 1.556 -1 -53 4 George 3,931 3.598 0 -527
5 Emma 2,884 1.467 0 -96 5 Charles 3,640 3.331 0 -421
6 Florence 2,715 1.381 0 -29 6 Frank 2,652 2.427 0 -426
7 Ethel 2,689 1.368 0 -29 7 Joseph 2,572 2.354 0 -98
8 Minnie 2,428 1.235 0 -222 8 Robert 2,240 2.050 0 -301
9 Helen 2,417 1.230 3 105 9 Harry 2,132 1.951 1 -213
10 Bertha 2,372 1.207 0 -16 10 Henry 2,049 1.875 -1 -300
11 Clara 2,360 1.201 -2 -136 11 Edward 1,989 1.820 0 -293
12 Bessie 2,323 1.182 -1 -47 12 Thomas 1,982 1.814 0 -218
13 Annie 2,096 1.066 2 -124 13 Walter 1,668 1.527 0 -237
14 Grace 2,088 1.062 -1 -190 14 Arthur 1,514 1.386 0 -96
15 Mabel 2,029 1.032 2 -29 15 Fred 1,362 1.247 0 -144
16 Alice 2,015 1.025 -2 -256 16 Albert 1,207 1.105 0 -210
17 Ida 2,002 1.018 -1 -176 17 Clarence 1,007 0.922 0 -11
18 Edna 1,963 0.999 0 -10 18 Roy 838 0.767 0 -103
19 Ruth 1,857 0.945 27 662 19 Louis 786 0.719 0 -74
20 Lillian 1,812 0.922 -1 -50 20 Samuel 753 0.689 0 -62
21 Martha 1,744 0.887 1 -40 21 Willie 739 0.676 2 -19
22 Rose 1,696 0.863 3 -29 22 Ernest 715 0.654 0 -59
23 Ella 1,685 0.857 0 -73 23 Charlie 707 0.647 -2 -90
24 Sarah 1,669 0.849 -3 -117 24 Carl 675 0.618 3 -18
25 Nellie 1,647 0.838 -5 -174 25 Earl 674 0.617 -1 -70
26 Gertrude 1,645 0.837 0 -68 26 David 673 0.616 0 -58
27 Pearl 1,605 0.817 -3 -136 27 Richard 609 0.557 -2 -135
28 Marie 1,596 0.812 0 33 28 Ralph 587 0.537 4 0
29 Edith 1,509 0.768 1 16 29 Joe 584 0.534 -1 -98
30 Laura 1,509 0.768 -3 -125 30 Raymond 575 0.526 6 29
31 Myrtle 1,458 0.742 3 52 31 Paul 564 0.516 0 -43
32 Hazel 1,447 0.736 5 81 32 Oscar 551 0.504 -3 -77
33 Eva 1,412 0.718 -1 -24 33 Andrew 521 0.477 1 -54
34 Frances 1,397 0.711 -1 -19 34 Will 520 0.476 -4 -93
35 Cora 1,343 0.683 1 -43 35 Jesse 519 0.475 -2 -57
36 Carrie 1,342 0.683 -7 -168 36 Elmer 508 0.465 2 -20
37 Louise 1,333 0.678 -6 -139 37 Daniel 505 0.462 2 0
38 Elsie 1,303 0.663 7 83 38 Herbert 501 0.459 4 34
39 Lillie 1,247 0.634 -4 -143 39 Alfred 499 0.457 -4 -50
40 Jennie 1,238 0.630 1 -21 40 Howard 485 0.444 0 -16
41 Catherine 1,219 0.620 3 -13 41 Benjamin 461 0.422 -4 -76
42 Hattie 1,219 0.620 -4 -144 42 Harold 419 0.383 5 11
43 Julia 1,200 0.610 -3 -75 43 Sam 418 0.383 -2 -71
44 Maude 1,188 0.604 -5 -171 44 Frederick 412 0.377 -1 2
45 Lena 1,174 0.597 2 37 45 Peter 396 0.362 0 -14
46 Mattie 1,165 0.593 -4 -91 46 Lawrence 389 0.356 6 17
47 Agnes 1,125 0.572 3 30 47 Herman 383 0.351 3 1
48 Jessie 1,119 0.569 -5 -131 48 Eugene 362 0.331 -2 -46
49 Josephine 1,031 0.525 0 -87 49 Ray 360 0.329 7 11
50 Lula 1,010 0.514 -2 -111 50 Lewis 357 0.327 1 -18

 

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.