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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 -11,032 1 John 7,550 6.191 -26 1,884
2 Anna 5,429 2.187 -51 -909 2 William 7,198 5.903 -1 7,706
3 Helen 4,519 1.820 -415 -3,761 3 James 5,113 4.193 -1 9,119
4 Margaret 4,146 1.670 -128 -1,904 4 George 4,078 3.344 -120 -927
5 Ruth 3,878 1.562 -260 -2,684 5 Charles 3,341 2.740 -44 3,789
6 Elizabeth 3,442 1.386 -7 5,473 6 Joseph 2,827 2.318 -13 7,533
7 Florence 3,369 1.357 -973 -3,105 7 Frank 2,726 2.235 -366 -1,845
8 Ethel 3,182 1.282 -4,825 -3,154 8 Robert 2,701 2.215 -57 2,806
9 Marie 3,078 1.240 -642 -2,625 9 Edward 2,121 1.739 -160 188
10 Emma 2,698 1.087 9 17,040 10 Henry 1,994 1.635 -8 8,412
11 Lillian 2,683 1.081 -16 3,449 11 Thomas 1,980 1.624 -37 5,151
12 Edna 2,567 1.034 -2,491 -2,496 12 Walter 1,895 1.554 -253 -542
13 Bertha 2,502 1.008 -4,797 -2,474 13 Harry 1,879 1.541 -636 -1,482
14 Grace 2,458 0.990 -7 4,533 14 Arthur 1,647 1.351 -230 -144
15 Clara 2,454 0.988 -81 568 15 Albert 1,377 1.129 -415 -663
16 Alice 2,431 0.979 -54 1,373 16 Fred 1,301 1.067 -1,543 -1,197
17 Bessie 2,407 0.969 -8,806 -2,395 17 Clarence 1,201 0.985 -1,184 -1,048
18 Hazel 2,339 0.942 -25 2,665 18 Willie 1,151 0.944 -786 -870
19 Rose 2,316 0.933 -122 -257 19 Roy 999 0.819 -518 -477
20 Annie 2,307 0.929 -277 -1,220 20 Paul 923 0.757 -205 761
21 Minnie 2,284 0.920 -2,589 -2,217 21 Harold 860 0.705 -778 -575
22 Mabel 2,222 0.895 -429 -1,526 22 Raymond 837 0.686 -271 355
23 Gertrude 2,135 0.860 -5,043 -2,109 23 Louis 831 0.681 -254 459
24 Ida 2,108 0.849 -1,286 -1,931 24 Earl 829 0.680 -1,466 -718
25 Pearl 2,076 0.836 -627 -1,623 25 Carl 828 0.679 -602 -417
26 Martha 1,990 0.802 -724 -1,620 26 Joe 798 0.654 -658 -436
27 Frances 1,975 0.795 -411 -1,252 27 Ernest 785 0.644 -940 -572
28 Esther 1,911 0.770 -137 -91 28 Samuel 759 0.622 7 9,564
29 Myrtle 1,833 0.738 OLD -1,833 29 David 730 0.599 6 9,394
30 Edith 1,823 0.734 -446 -1,174 30 Charlie 714 0.586 -184 1,062
31 Elsie 1,763 0.710 -270 -686 31 Richard 702 0.576 -144 1,567
32 Gladys 1,737 0.700 -2,423 -1,664 32 Ralph 697 0.572 -1,039 -513
33 Mildred 1,723 0.694 -2,219 -1,640 33 Howard 634 0.520 -966 -433
34 Sarah 1,713 0.690 -28 2,273 34 Elmer 587 0.481 -1,194 -439
35 Eva 1,709 0.688 -38 1,905 35 Herbert 565 0.463 -1,845 -488
36 Ella 1,708 0.688 20 6,306 36 Andrew 555 0.455 -4 7,660
37 Nellie 1,693 0.682 -1,200 -1,501 37 Oscar 543 0.445 -155 1,497
38 Irene 1,587 0.639 -556 -1,086 38 Jesse 529 0.434 -148 1,545
39 Laura 1,585 0.638 -301 -646 39 Daniel 520 0.426 24 11,120
40 Agnes 1,579 0.636 -1,176 -1,383 40 Alfred 513 0.421 -821 -263
41 Louise 1,563 0.630 -764 -1,227 41 Lawrence 505 0.414 -455 74
42 Catherine 1,511 0.609 -156 62 42 Jack 497 0.408 7 7,922
43 Dorothy 1,472 0.593 -558 -974 43 Francis 496 0.407 -418 155
44 Lillie 1,401 0.564 -622 -963 44 Will 491 0.403 -852 -254
45 Julia 1,380 0.556 -48 1,731 45 Sam 478 0.392 -495 40
46 Carrie 1,365 0.550 -1,619 -1,237 46 Leo 462 0.379 -15 5,461
47 Josephine 1,267 0.510 -60 1,524 47 Lee 453 0.371 -633 -89
48 Hattie 1,251 0.504 -432 -608 48 Floyd 451 0.370 -1,592 -355
49 Cora 1,246 0.502 -34 2,176 49 Eugene 447 0.367 -765 -173
50 Lena 1,239 0.499 -254 -167 50 Herman 412 0.338 -2,297 -357

 

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.