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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1896

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1896 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 13,811 5.481 0 365 1 John 8,138 6.305 0 -182
2 Anna 5,860 2.325 0 -90 2 William 7,747 6.002 0 470
3 Helen 4,392 1.743 0 369 3 James 5,207 4.034 0 -128
4 Margaret 4,051 1.608 0 120 4 George 4,286 3.321 0 -3
5 Ruth 3,905 1.550 1 354 5 Charles 3,639 2.819 0 6
6 Ethel 3,502 1.390 2 111 6 Joseph 3,051 2.364 1 59
7 Elizabeth 3,471 1.377 -2 -132 7 Frank 2,845 2.204 -1 -167
8 Florence 3,323 1.319 -1 -148 8 Robert 2,719 2.107 0 84
9 Marie 3,087 1.225 0 76 9 Edward 2,296 1.779 1 93
10 Emma 2,872 1.140 0 -80 10 Henry 2,183 1.691 -1 -38
11 Lillian 2,702 1.072 5 207 11 Harry 2,091 1.620 1 -37
12 Alice 2,651 1.052 5 194 12 Thomas 2,088 1.618 -1 -65
13 Edna 2,604 1.033 1 44 13 Walter 2,017 1.563 0 2
14 Clara 2,582 1.025 -2 -31 14 Arthur 1,821 1.411 0 155
15 Bertha 2,565 1.018 -4 -61 15 Albert 1,434 1.111 1 43
16 Minnie 2,530 1.004 -3 -37 16 Fred 1,393 1.079 -1 -90
17 Grace 2,485 0.986 1 37 17 Clarence 1,254 0.972 0 -71
18 Bessie 2,435 0.966 -3 -107 18 Willie 1,092 0.846 0 21
19 Annie 2,358 0.936 0 -32 19 Roy 1,027 0.796 0 -1
20 Rose 2,341 0.929 1 79 20 Paul 964 0.747 0 31
21 Mabel 2,283 0.906 -1 -76 21 Earl 892 0.691 2 41
22 Hazel 2,226 0.883 0 -26 22 Louis 871 0.675 -1 -42
23 Gertrude 2,221 0.881 1 92 23 Harold 862 0.668 6 109
24 Ida 2,159 0.857 -1 -11 24 Raymond 859 0.666 2 53
25 Pearl 2,101 0.834 1 143 25 Carl 852 0.660 -3 1
26 Martha 2,022 0.802 -1 -74 26 Richard 834 0.646 5 107
27 Esther 1,964 0.779 4 161 27 Joe 767 0.594 1 4
28 Frances 1,964 0.779 1 130 28 David 765 0.593 4 58
29 Edith 1,932 0.767 -2 -8 29 Ernest 764 0.592 -5 -70
30 Myrtle 1,928 0.765 -2 -10 30 Ralph 746 0.578 0 10
31 Elsie 1,878 0.745 1 83 31 Samuel 734 0.569 -6 -80
32 Eva 1,779 0.706 2 12 32 Charlie 714 0.553 -5 -53
33 Gladys 1,757 0.697 8 293 33 Howard 677 0.525 0 36
34 Nellie 1,696 0.673 -4 -137 34 Herbert 635 0.492 2 66
35 Sarah 1,691 0.671 -2 -86 35 Jesse 586 0.454 0 9
36 Ella 1,683 0.668 -1 -9 36 Elmer 576 0.446 -2 -34
37 Laura 1,665 0.661 -1 22 37 Andrew 566 0.439 0 4
38 Agnes 1,654 0.656 2 188 38 Daniel 561 0.435 2 45
39 Mildred 1,620 0.643 0 146 39 Francis 551 0.427 6 71
40 Catherine 1,594 0.633 -2 80 40 Jack 539 0.418 6 60
41 Irene 1,593 0.632 2 165 41 Oscar 539 0.418 -2 -10
42 Louise 1,531 0.608 -5 -51 42 Alfred 527 0.408 -4 -24
43 Lillie 1,483 0.589 1 69 43 Sam 518 0.401 0 31
44 Julia 1,407 0.558 1 27 44 Will 508 0.394 0 23
45 Carrie 1,388 0.551 -3 -75 45 Eugene 507 0.393 5 77
46 Dorothy 1,366 0.542 11 239 46 Lawrence 499 0.387 -5 -10
47 Hattie 1,320 0.524 -1 -18 47 Leo 497 0.385 -5 -12
48 Lena 1,318 0.523 2 29 48 Lee 455 0.353 -1 -23
49 Mattie 1,288 0.511 2 12 49 Herman 427 0.331 0 -12
50 Josephine 1,256 0.498 -3 -78 50 Ray 426 0.330 6 46

 

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.