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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1897

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** If Compare To year is not Year-1, Top may only be set to 100.

 

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1897 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 13,413 5.402 0 -398 1 John 7,550 6.191 0 -588
2 Anna 5,429 2.187 0 -431 2 William 7,198 5.903 0 -549
3 Helen 4,519 1.820 0 127 3 James 5,113 4.193 0 -94
4 Margaret 4,146 1.670 0 95 4 George 4,078 3.344 0 -208
5 Ruth 3,878 1.562 0 -27 5 Charles 3,341 2.740 0 -298
6 Elizabeth 3,442 1.386 1 -29 6 Joseph 2,827 2.318 0 -224
7 Florence 3,369 1.357 1 46 7 Frank 2,726 2.235 0 -119
8 Ethel 3,182 1.282 -2 -320 8 Robert 2,701 2.215 0 -18
9 Marie 3,078 1.240 0 -9 9 Edward 2,121 1.739 0 -175
10 Emma 2,698 1.087 0 -174 10 Henry 1,994 1.635 0 -189
11 Lillian 2,683 1.081 0 -19 11 Thomas 1,980 1.624 1 -108
12 Edna 2,567 1.034 1 -37 12 Walter 1,895 1.554 1 -122
13 Bertha 2,502 1.008 2 -63 13 Harry 1,879 1.541 -2 -212
14 Grace 2,458 0.990 3 -27 14 Arthur 1,647 1.351 0 -174
15 Clara 2,454 0.988 -1 -128 15 Albert 1,377 1.129 0 -57
16 Alice 2,431 0.979 -4 -220 16 Fred 1,301 1.067 0 -92
17 Bessie 2,407 0.969 1 -28 17 Clarence 1,201 0.985 0 -53
18 Hazel 2,339 0.942 4 113 18 Willie 1,151 0.944 0 59
19 Rose 2,316 0.933 1 -25 19 Roy 999 0.819 0 -28
20 Annie 2,307 0.929 -1 -51 20 Paul 923 0.757 0 -41
21 Minnie 2,284 0.920 -5 -246 21 Harold 860 0.705 2 -2
22 Mabel 2,222 0.895 -1 -61 22 Raymond 837 0.686 2 -22
23 Gertrude 2,135 0.860 0 -86 23 Louis 831 0.681 -1 -40
24 Ida 2,108 0.849 0 -51 24 Earl 829 0.680 -3 -63
25 Pearl 2,076 0.836 0 -25 25 Carl 828 0.679 0 -24
26 Martha 1,990 0.802 0 -32 26 Joe 798 0.654 1 31
27 Frances 1,975 0.795 1 11 27 Ernest 785 0.644 2 21
28 Esther 1,911 0.770 -1 -53 28 Samuel 759 0.622 3 25
29 Myrtle 1,833 0.738 1 -95 29 David 730 0.599 -1 -35
30 Edith 1,823 0.734 -1 -109 30 Charlie 714 0.586 2 0
31 Elsie 1,763 0.710 0 -115 31 Richard 702 0.576 -5 -132
32 Gladys 1,737 0.700 1 -20 32 Ralph 697 0.572 -2 -49
33 Mildred 1,723 0.694 6 103 33 Howard 634 0.520 0 -43
34 Sarah 1,713 0.690 1 22 34 Elmer 587 0.481 2 11
35 Eva 1,709 0.688 -3 -70 35 Herbert 565 0.463 -1 -70
36 Ella 1,708 0.688 0 25 36 Andrew 555 0.455 1 -11
37 Nellie 1,693 0.682 -3 -3 37 Oscar 543 0.445 4 4
38 Irene 1,587 0.639 3 -6 38 Jesse 529 0.434 -3 -57
39 Laura 1,585 0.638 -2 -80 39 Daniel 520 0.426 -1 -41
40 Agnes 1,579 0.636 -2 -75 40 Alfred 513 0.421 2 -14
41 Louise 1,563 0.630 1 32 41 Lawrence 505 0.414 5 6
42 Catherine 1,511 0.609 -2 -83 42 Jack 497 0.408 -2 -42
43 Dorothy 1,472 0.593 3 106 43 Francis 496 0.407 -4 -55
44 Lillie 1,401 0.564 -1 -82 44 Will 491 0.403 0 -17
45 Julia 1,380 0.556 -1 -27 45 Sam 478 0.392 -2 -40
46 Carrie 1,365 0.550 -1 -23 46 Leo 462 0.379 1 -35
47 Josephine 1,267 0.510 3 11 47 Lee 453 0.371 1 -2
48 Hattie 1,251 0.504 -1 -69 48 Floyd 451 0.370 7 55
49 Cora 1,246 0.502 3 42 49 Eugene 447 0.367 -4 -60
50 Lena 1,239 0.499 -2 -79 50 Herman 412 0.338 -1 -15

 

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.