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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 -11,430 1 John 8,138 6.305 -26 1,296
2 Anna 5,860 2.325 -51 -1,340 2 William 7,747 6.002 -1 7,157
3 Helen 4,392 1.743 -415 -3,634 3 James 5,207 4.034 -1 9,025
4 Margaret 4,051 1.608 -128 -1,809 4 George 4,286 3.321 -120 -1,135
5 Ruth 3,905 1.550 -260 -2,711 5 Charles 3,639 2.819 -44 3,491
6 Ethel 3,502 1.390 -4,827 -3,474 6 Joseph 3,051 2.364 -13 7,309
7 Elizabeth 3,471 1.377 -6 5,444 7 Frank 2,845 2.204 -366 -1,964
8 Florence 3,323 1.319 -972 -3,059 8 Robert 2,719 2.107 -57 2,788
9 Marie 3,087 1.225 -642 -2,634 9 Edward 2,296 1.779 -160 13
10 Emma 2,872 1.140 9 16,866 10 Henry 2,183 1.691 -8 8,223
11 Lillian 2,702 1.072 -16 3,430 11 Harry 2,091 1.620 -638 -1,694
12 Alice 2,651 1.052 -58 1,153 12 Thomas 2,088 1.618 -36 5,043
13 Edna 2,604 1.033 -2,490 -2,533 13 Walter 2,017 1.563 -252 -664
14 Clara 2,582 1.025 -82 440 14 Arthur 1,821 1.411 -230 -318
15 Bertha 2,565 1.018 -4,795 -2,537 15 Albert 1,434 1.111 -415 -720
16 Minnie 2,530 1.004 -2,594 -2,463 16 Fred 1,393 1.079 -1,543 -1,289
17 Grace 2,485 0.986 -4 4,506 17 Clarence 1,254 0.972 -1,184 -1,101
18 Bessie 2,435 0.966 -8,805 -2,423 18 Willie 1,092 0.846 -786 -811
19 Annie 2,358 0.936 -278 -1,271 19 Roy 1,027 0.796 -518 -505
20 Rose 2,341 0.929 -121 -282 20 Paul 964 0.747 -205 720
21 Mabel 2,283 0.906 -430 -1,587 21 Earl 892 0.691 -1,469 -781
22 Hazel 2,226 0.883 -21 2,778 22 Louis 871 0.675 -255 419
23 Gertrude 2,221 0.881 -5,043 -2,195 23 Harold 862 0.668 -776 -577
24 Ida 2,159 0.857 -1,286 -1,982 24 Raymond 859 0.666 -269 333
25 Pearl 2,101 0.834 -627 -1,648 25 Carl 852 0.660 -602 -441
26 Martha 2,022 0.802 -724 -1,652 26 Richard 834 0.646 -149 1,435
27 Esther 1,964 0.779 -138 -144 27 Joe 767 0.594 -657 -405
28 Frances 1,964 0.779 -410 -1,241 28 David 765 0.593 5 9,359
29 Edith 1,932 0.767 -447 -1,283 29 Ernest 764 0.592 -938 -551
30 Myrtle 1,928 0.765 OLD -1,928 30 Ralph 746 0.578 -1,041 -562
31 Elsie 1,878 0.745 -270 -801 31 Samuel 734 0.569 10 9,589
32 Eva 1,779 0.706 -41 1,835 32 Charlie 714 0.553 -182 1,062
33 Gladys 1,757 0.697 -2,422 -1,684 33 Howard 677 0.525 -966 -476
34 Nellie 1,696 0.673 -1,203 -1,504 34 Herbert 635 0.492 -1,846 -558
35 Sarah 1,691 0.671 -27 2,295 35 Jesse 586 0.454 -151 1,488
36 Ella 1,683 0.668 20 6,331 36 Elmer 576 0.446 -1,192 -428
37 Laura 1,665 0.661 -303 -726 37 Andrew 566 0.439 -3 7,649
38 Agnes 1,654 0.656 -1,178 -1,458 38 Daniel 561 0.435 23 11,079
39 Mildred 1,620 0.643 -2,213 -1,537 39 Francis 551 0.427 -422 100
40 Catherine 1,594 0.633 -158 -21 40 Jack 539 0.418 5 7,880
41 Irene 1,593 0.632 -553 -1,092 41 Oscar 539 0.418 -151 1,501
42 Louise 1,531 0.608 -763 -1,195 42 Alfred 527 0.408 -819 -277
43 Lillie 1,483 0.589 -623 -1,045 43 Sam 518 0.401 -497 0
44 Julia 1,407 0.558 -49 1,704 44 Will 508 0.394 -852 -271
45 Carrie 1,388 0.551 -1,620 -1,260 45 Eugene 507 0.393 -769 -233
46 Dorothy 1,366 0.542 -555 -868 46 Lawrence 499 0.387 -450 80
47 Hattie 1,320 0.524 -433 -677 47 Leo 497 0.385 -14 5,426
48 Lena 1,318 0.523 -256 -246 48 Lee 455 0.353 -632 -91
49 Mattie 1,288 0.511 -1,017 -1,050 49 Herman 427 0.331 -2,298 -372
50 Josephine 1,256 0.498 -57 1,535 50 Ray 426 0.330 -716 -122

 

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.