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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1897

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1897 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 13,413 5.402 -125 -11,086 1 John 7,550 6.191 -26 1,569
2 Anna 5,429 2.187 -52 -1,284 2 William 7,198 5.903 -1 7,318
3 Helen 4,519 1.820 -410 -3,774 3 James 5,113 4.193 -1 8,412
4 Margaret 4,146 1.670 -123 -1,834 4 George 4,078 3.344 -123 -1,019
5 Ruth 3,878 1.562 -260 -2,644 5 Charles 3,341 2.740 -47 3,263
6 Elizabeth 3,442 1.386 -7 5,071 6 Joseph 2,827 2.318 -17 6,728
7 Florence 3,369 1.357 -964 -3,100 7 Frank 2,726 2.235 -385 -1,923
8 Ethel 3,182 1.282 -4,348 -3,150 8 Robert 2,701 2.215 -63 2,439
9 Marie 3,078 1.240 -567 -2,548 9 Edward 2,121 1.739 -160 147
10 Emma 2,698 1.087 9 15,990 10 Henry 1,994 1.635 -6 8,655
11 Lillian 2,683 1.081 -23 2,851 11 Thomas 1,980 1.624 -38 4,799
12 Edna 2,567 1.034 -1,725 -2,450 12 Walter 1,895 1.554 -259 -592
13 Bertha 2,502 1.008 -4,746 -2,474 13 Harry 1,879 1.541 -607 -1,452
14 Grace 2,458 0.990 -10 4,266 14 Arthur 1,647 1.351 -216 -5
15 Clara 2,454 0.988 -88 423 15 Albert 1,377 1.129 -437 -720
16 Alice 2,431 0.979 -55 1,212 16 Fred 1,301 1.067 -1,634 -1,204
17 Bessie 2,407 0.969 -10,608 -2,398 17 Clarence 1,201 0.985 -1,099 -1,029
18 Hazel 2,339 0.942 -24 2,577 18 Willie 1,151 0.944 -916 -927
19 Rose 2,316 0.933 -104 116 19 Roy 999 0.819 -523 -485
20 Annie 2,307 0.929 -288 -1,227 20 Paul 923 0.757 -214 702
21 Minnie 2,284 0.920 -2,598 -2,218 21 Harold 860 0.705 -776 -579
22 Mabel 2,222 0.895 -414 -1,500 22 Raymond 837 0.686 -277 312
23 Gertrude 2,135 0.860 -5,463 -2,112 23 Louis 831 0.681 -240 537
24 Ida 2,108 0.849 -1,197 -1,918 24 Earl 829 0.680 -1,640 -734
25 Pearl 2,076 0.836 -622 -1,621 25 Carl 828 0.679 -675 -486
26 Martha 1,990 0.802 -771 -1,649 26 Joe 798 0.654 -669 -453
27 Frances 1,975 0.795 -418 -1,260 27 Ernest 785 0.644 -951 -575
28 Esther 1,911 0.770 -125 -80 28 Samuel 759 0.622 7 8,975
29 Myrtle 1,833 0.738 OLD -1,833 29 David 730 0.599 7 8,967
30 Edith 1,823 0.734 -488 -1,224 30 Charlie 714 0.586 -188 1,002
31 Elsie 1,763 0.710 -249 -585 31 Richard 702 0.576 -157 1,417
32 Gladys 1,737 0.700 -3,407 -1,692 32 Ralph 697 0.572 -919 -480
33 Mildred 1,723 0.694 -2,036 -1,630 33 Howard 634 0.520 -935 -421
34 Sarah 1,713 0.690 -33 2,021 34 Elmer 587 0.481 -1,225 -442
35 Eva 1,709 0.688 -40 1,833 35 Herbert 565 0.463 -1,992 -494
36 Ella 1,708 0.688 21 6,347 36 Andrew 555 0.455 -7 6,679
37 Nellie 1,693 0.682 -1,034 -1,457 37 Oscar 543 0.445 -169 1,402
38 Irene 1,587 0.639 -599 -1,123 38 Jesse 529 0.434 -147 1,597
39 Laura 1,585 0.638 -301 -650 39 Daniel 520 0.426 24 10,653
40 Agnes 1,579 0.636 -1,164 -1,384 40 Alfred 513 0.421 -832 -264
41 Louise 1,563 0.630 -759 -1,224 41 Lawrence 505 0.414 -457 68
42 Catherine 1,511 0.609 -162 -13 42 Jack 497 0.408 14 8,337
43 Dorothy 1,472 0.593 -543 -955 43 Francis 496 0.407 -437 110
44 Lillie 1,401 0.564 -624 -962 44 Will 491 0.403 -848 -249
45 Julia 1,380 0.556 -48 1,609 45 Sam 478 0.392 -558 -27
46 Carrie 1,365 0.550 -1,722 -1,250 46 Leo 462 0.379 -4 6,257
47 Josephine 1,267 0.510 -44 1,756 47 Lee 453 0.371 -642 -103
48 Hattie 1,251 0.504 -447 -627 48 Floyd 451 0.370 -1,768 -368
49 Cora 1,246 0.502 -24 2,328 49 Eugene 447 0.367 -813 -195
50 Lena 1,239 0.499 -251 -145 50 Herman 412 0.338 -2,182 -351

 

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.