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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1898

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1898 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 14,406 5.255 0 993 1 John 8,159 6.176 0 609
2 Anna 5,773 2.106 0 344 2 William 7,400 5.602 0 202
3 Helen 5,230 1.908 0 711 3 James 5,321 4.028 0 208
4 Margaret 4,696 1.713 0 550 4 George 4,853 3.674 0 775
5 Ruth 4,249 1.550 0 371 5 Charles 3,557 2.693 0 216
6 Florence 3,790 1.382 1 421 6 Joseph 3,171 2.400 0 344
7 Elizabeth 3,659 1.335 -1 217 7 Robert 2,932 2.219 1 231
8 Ethel 3,531 1.288 0 349 8 Frank 2,925 2.214 -1 199
9 Marie 3,435 1.253 0 357 9 Edward 2,337 1.769 0 216
10 Lillian 3,061 1.117 1 378 10 Thomas 2,161 1.636 1 181
11 Alice 2,846 1.038 5 415 11 Henry 2,145 1.624 -1 151
12 Edna 2,813 1.026 0 246 12 Harry 2,129 1.612 1 250
13 Emma 2,788 1.017 -3 90 13 Walter 2,002 1.515 -1 107
14 Clara 2,731 0.996 1 277 14 Arthur 1,619 1.226 0 -28
15 Grace 2,726 0.994 -1 268 15 Fred 1,447 1.095 1 146
16 Bessie 2,647 0.966 1 240 16 Albert 1,417 1.073 -1 40
17 Bertha 2,642 0.964 -4 140 17 Clarence 1,326 1.004 0 125
18 Annie 2,470 0.901 2 163 18 Willie 1,134 0.858 0 -17
19 Hazel 2,439 0.890 -1 100 19 Dewey 1,115 0.844 92 957
20 Rose 2,436 0.889 -1 120 20 Roy 1,049 0.794 -1 50
21 Minnie 2,409 0.879 0 125 21 Paul 991 0.750 -1 68
22 Frances 2,379 0.868 5 404 22 Harold 963 0.729 -1 103
23 Mabel 2,331 0.850 -1 109 23 Raymond 929 0.703 -1 92
24 Gertrude 2,302 0.840 -1 167 24 Carl 919 0.696 1 91
25 Martha 2,184 0.797 1 194 25 Earl 883 0.668 -1 54
26 Pearl 2,158 0.787 -1 82 26 Richard 872 0.660 5 170
27 Gladys 2,136 0.779 5 399 27 Louis 862 0.653 -4 31
28 Mildred 2,101 0.766 5 378 28 Ernest 839 0.635 -1 54
29 Ida 2,090 0.762 -5 -18 29 Joe 827 0.626 -3 29
30 Myrtle 2,090 0.762 -1 257 30 David 815 0.617 -1 85
31 Esther 2,047 0.747 -3 136 31 Ralph 803 0.608 1 106
32 Edith 1,981 0.723 -2 158 32 Samuel 749 0.567 -4 -10
33 Elsie 1,919 0.700 -2 156 33 Charlie 728 0.551 -3 14
34 Irene 1,902 0.694 4 315 34 Herbert 716 0.542 1 151
35 Eva 1,823 0.665 0 114 35 Howard 706 0.534 -2 72
36 Nellie 1,810 0.660 1 117 36 Alfred 645 0.488 4 132
37 Sarah 1,800 0.657 -3 87 37 Jack 633 0.479 5 136
38 Laura 1,768 0.645 1 183 38 Andrew 611 0.463 -2 56
39 Ella 1,715 0.626 -3 7 39 Leo 588 0.445 7 126
40 Agnes 1,708 0.623 0 129 40 Elmer 583 0.441 -6 -4
41 Catherine 1,705 0.622 1 194 41 Oscar 546 0.413 -4 3
42 Louise 1,693 0.618 -1 130 42 Sam 543 0.411 3 65
43 Dorothy 1,671 0.610 0 199 43 Francis 541 0.410 0 45
44 Lillie 1,522 0.555 0 121 44 Lawrence 533 0.403 -3 28
45 Julia 1,462 0.533 0 82 45 Daniel 523 0.396 -6 3
46 Josephine 1,425 0.520 1 158 46 Lee 498 0.377 1 45
47 Carrie 1,371 0.500 -1 6 47 Jesse 476 0.360 -9 -53
48 Hattie 1,328 0.484 0 77 48 Will 475 0.360 -4 -16
49 Lena 1,320 0.482 1 81 49 Eugene 473 0.358 0 26
50 Mattie 1,314 0.479 3 133 50 Herman 467 0.354 0 55

 

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.