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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1894

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1894 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 13,151 5.573 -125 -10,770 1 John 8,238 6.596 -26 1,196
2 Anna 5,565 2.358 -51 -1,045 2 William 7,274 5.824 -1 7,630
3 Margaret 3,700 1.568 -129 -1,458 3 James 5,110 4.092 -1 9,122
4 Helen 3,676 1.558 -414 -2,918 4 George 4,365 3.495 -120 -1,214
5 Elizabeth 3,425 1.451 -8 5,490 5 Charles 3,788 3.033 -44 3,342
6 Ruth 3,372 1.429 -259 -2,178 6 Joseph 2,977 2.384 -13 7,383
7 Ethel 3,287 1.393 -4,826 -3,259 7 Frank 2,863 2.292 -366 -1,982
8 Florence 3,233 1.370 -972 -2,969 8 Robert 2,497 1.999 -57 3,010
9 Emma 2,937 1.245 8 16,801 9 Henry 2,278 1.824 -9 8,128
10 Marie 2,649 1.123 -641 -2,196 10 Harry 2,189 1.753 -639 -1,792
11 Clara 2,603 1.103 -85 419 11 Edward 2,179 1.745 -158 130
12 Minnie 2,592 1.098 -2,598 -2,525 12 Thomas 2,170 1.737 -36 4,961
13 Bessie 2,520 1.068 -8,810 -2,508 13 Walter 2,010 1.609 -252 -657
14 Bertha 2,496 1.058 -4,796 -2,468 14 Arthur 1,712 1.371 -230 -209
15 Edna 2,458 1.042 -2,488 -2,387 15 Fred 1,475 1.181 -1,544 -1,371
16 Lillian 2,441 1.034 -11 3,691 16 Albert 1,447 1.159 -414 -733
17 Alice 2,414 1.023 -53 1,390 17 Clarence 1,185 0.949 -1,184 -1,032
18 Annie 2,393 1.014 -279 -1,306 18 Roy 1,018 0.815 -519 -496
19 Grace 2,361 1.001 -2 4,630 19 Willie 986 0.789 -785 -705
20 Mabel 2,221 0.941 -431 -1,525 20 Earl 896 0.717 -1,470 -785
21 Ida 2,195 0.930 -1,289 -2,018 21 Louis 869 0.696 -256 421
22 Rose 2,126 0.901 -119 -67 22 Carl 861 0.689 -605 -450
23 Hazel 2,103 0.891 -20 2,901 23 Paul 824 0.660 -202 860
24 Martha 1,968 0.834 -726 -1,598 24 Ernest 821 0.657 -943 -608
25 Gertrude 1,908 0.809 -5,041 -1,882 25 Richard 808 0.647 -150 1,461
26 Edith 1,820 0.771 -450 -1,171 26 Samuel 776 0.621 5 9,547
27 Myrtle 1,818 0.770 OLD -1,818 27 Raymond 767 0.614 -266 425
28 Pearl 1,789 0.758 -624 -1,336 28 Joe 741 0.593 -656 -379
29 Frances 1,776 0.753 -409 -1,053 29 David 729 0.584 6 9,395
30 Nellie 1,767 0.749 -1,207 -1,575 30 Charlie 704 0.564 -184 1,072
31 Ella 1,761 0.746 15 6,253 31 Ralph 692 0.554 -1,040 -508
32 Laura 1,730 0.733 -308 -791 32 Harold 690 0.552 -767 -405
33 Elsie 1,716 0.727 -268 -639 33 Howard 612 0.490 -966 -411
34 Sarah 1,701 0.721 -28 2,285 34 Oscar 601 0.481 -158 1,439
35 Eva 1,673 0.709 -38 1,941 35 Andrew 594 0.476 -5 7,621
36 Esther 1,654 0.701 -129 166 36 Herbert 585 0.468 -1,844 -508
37 Louise 1,571 0.666 -768 -1,235 37 Elmer 575 0.460 -1,191 -427
38 Agnes 1,470 0.623 -1,178 -1,274 38 Jesse 567 0.454 -148 1,507
39 Carrie 1,452 0.615 -1,626 -1,324 39 Will 559 0.448 -857 -322
40 Lillie 1,432 0.607 -626 -994 40 Alfred 521 0.417 -821 -271
41 Catherine 1,430 0.606 -157 143 41 Daniel 515 0.412 26 11,125
42 Lena 1,360 0.576 -262 -288 42 Leo 515 0.412 -19 5,408
43 Irene 1,347 0.571 -551 -846 43 Sam 507 0.406 -497 11
44 Hattie 1,325 0.562 -436 -682 44 Benjamin 469 0.376 38 13,264
45 Julia 1,320 0.559 -48 1,791 45 Lee 455 0.364 -635 -91
46 Cora 1,319 0.559 -37 2,103 46 Floyd 445 0.356 -1,594 -349
47 Gladys 1,258 0.533 -2,408 -1,185 47 Jack 441 0.353 12 7,978
48 Josephine 1,256 0.532 -59 1,535 48 Herman 433 0.347 -2,299 -378
49 Mattie 1,238 0.525 -1,017 -1,000 49 Lawrence 430 0.344 -447 149
50 Mildred 1,220 0.517 -2,202 -1,137 50 Francis 423 0.339 -411 228

 

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.