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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1896

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1896 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 13,811 5.481 -125 -11,484 1 John 8,138 6.305 -26 981
2 Anna 5,860 2.325 -52 -1,715 2 William 7,747 6.002 -1 6,769
3 Helen 4,392 1.743 -410 -3,647 3 James 5,207 4.034 -1 8,318
4 Margaret 4,050 1.607 -123 -1,738 4 George 4,286 3.321 -123 -1,227
5 Ruth 3,905 1.550 -260 -2,671 5 Charles 3,639 2.819 -47 2,965
6 Ethel 3,502 1.390 -4,350 -3,470 6 Joseph 3,051 2.364 -17 6,504
7 Elizabeth 3,471 1.377 -6 5,042 7 Frank 2,845 2.204 -385 -2,042
8 Florence 3,323 1.319 -963 -3,054 8 Robert 2,719 2.107 -63 2,421
9 Marie 3,087 1.225 -567 -2,557 9 Edward 2,296 1.779 -160 -28
10 Emma 2,872 1.140 9 15,816 10 Henry 2,183 1.691 -6 8,466
11 Lillian 2,702 1.072 -23 2,832 11 Harry 2,091 1.620 -609 -1,664
12 Alice 2,651 1.052 -59 992 12 Thomas 2,088 1.618 -37 4,691
13 Edna 2,604 1.033 -1,724 -2,487 13 Walter 2,017 1.563 -258 -714
14 Clara 2,582 1.025 -89 295 14 Arthur 1,821 1.411 -216 -179
15 Bertha 2,565 1.018 -4,744 -2,537 15 Albert 1,434 1.111 -437 -777
16 Minnie 2,530 1.004 -2,603 -2,464 16 Fred 1,393 1.079 -1,634 -1,296
17 Grace 2,485 0.986 -7 4,239 17 Clarence 1,254 0.972 -1,099 -1,082
18 Bessie 2,435 0.966 -10,607 -2,426 18 Willie 1,092 0.846 -916 -868
19 Annie 2,358 0.936 -289 -1,278 19 Roy 1,027 0.796 -523 -513
20 Rose 2,341 0.929 -103 91 20 Paul 964 0.747 -214 661
21 Mabel 2,283 0.906 -415 -1,561 21 Earl 892 0.691 -1,643 -797
22 Hazel 2,226 0.883 -20 2,690 22 Louis 871 0.675 -241 497
23 Gertrude 2,221 0.881 -5,463 -2,198 23 Harold 862 0.668 -774 -581
24 Ida 2,159 0.857 -1,197 -1,969 24 Raymond 859 0.666 -275 290
25 Pearl 2,101 0.834 -622 -1,646 25 Carl 852 0.660 -675 -510
26 Martha 2,022 0.802 -771 -1,681 26 Richard 834 0.646 -162 1,285
27 Esther 1,964 0.779 -126 -133 27 Joe 767 0.594 -668 -422
28 Frances 1,964 0.779 -417 -1,249 28 David 765 0.593 6 8,932
29 Edith 1,932 0.767 -489 -1,333 29 Ernest 764 0.592 -949 -554
30 Myrtle 1,928 0.765 OLD -1,928 30 Ralph 746 0.578 -921 -529
31 Elsie 1,878 0.745 -249 -700 31 Samuel 734 0.569 10 9,000
32 Eva 1,779 0.706 -43 1,763 32 Charlie 714 0.553 -186 1,002
33 Gladys 1,757 0.697 -3,406 -1,712 33 Howard 677 0.525 -935 -464
34 Nellie 1,696 0.673 -1,037 -1,460 34 Herbert 635 0.492 -1,993 -564
35 Sarah 1,691 0.671 -32 2,043 35 Jesse 586 0.454 -150 1,540
36 Ella 1,683 0.668 21 6,372 36 Elmer 576 0.446 -1,223 -431
37 Laura 1,665 0.661 -303 -730 37 Andrew 566 0.439 -6 6,668
38 Agnes 1,654 0.656 -1,166 -1,459 38 Daniel 561 0.435 23 10,612
39 Mildred 1,620 0.643 -2,030 -1,527 39 Francis 551 0.427 -441 55
40 Catherine 1,594 0.633 -164 -96 40 Jack 539 0.418 12 8,295
41 Irene 1,593 0.632 -596 -1,129 41 Oscar 539 0.418 -165 1,406
42 Louise 1,531 0.608 -758 -1,192 42 Alfred 527 0.408 -830 -278
43 Lillie 1,483 0.589 -625 -1,044 43 Sam 518 0.401 -560 -67
44 Julia 1,407 0.558 -49 1,582 44 Will 508 0.394 -848 -266
45 Carrie 1,388 0.551 -1,723 -1,273 45 Eugene 507 0.393 -817 -255
46 Dorothy 1,366 0.542 -540 -849 46 Lawrence 499 0.387 -452 74
47 Hattie 1,320 0.524 -448 -696 47 Leo 497 0.385 -3 6,222
48 Lena 1,318 0.523 -253 -224 48 Lee 455 0.353 -641 -105
49 Mattie 1,288 0.511 -1,008 -1,048 49 Herman 427 0.331 -2,183 -366
50 Josephine 1,256 0.498 -41 1,767 50 Ray 426 0.330 -678 -100

 

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.