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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1898

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1898 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 14,406 5.255 -125 -12,025 1 John 8,159 6.176 -26 1,275
2 Anna 5,773 2.106 -51 -1,253 2 William 7,400 5.602 -1 7,504
3 Helen 5,230 1.908 -415 -4,472 3 James 5,321 4.028 -1 8,911
4 Margaret 4,696 1.713 -128 -2,454 4 George 4,853 3.674 -120 -1,702
5 Ruth 4,249 1.550 -260 -3,055 5 Charles 3,557 2.693 -44 3,573
6 Florence 3,790 1.382 -974 -3,526 6 Joseph 3,171 2.400 -13 7,189
7 Elizabeth 3,659 1.335 -6 5,256 7 Robert 2,932 2.219 -58 2,575
8 Ethel 3,531 1.288 -4,825 -3,503 8 Frank 2,925 2.214 -365 -2,044
9 Marie 3,435 1.253 -642 -2,982 9 Edward 2,337 1.769 -160 -28
10 Lillian 3,061 1.117 -17 3,071 10 Thomas 2,161 1.636 -38 4,970
11 Alice 2,846 1.038 -59 958 11 Henry 2,145 1.624 -7 8,261
12 Edna 2,813 1.026 -2,491 -2,742 12 Harry 2,129 1.612 -637 -1,732
13 Emma 2,788 1.017 12 16,950 13 Walter 2,002 1.515 -252 -649
14 Clara 2,731 0.996 -82 291 14 Arthur 1,619 1.226 -230 -116
15 Grace 2,726 0.994 -6 4,265 15 Fred 1,447 1.095 -1,544 -1,343
16 Bessie 2,647 0.966 -8,807 -2,635 16 Albert 1,417 1.073 -414 -703
17 Bertha 2,642 0.964 -4,793 -2,614 17 Clarence 1,326 1.004 -1,184 -1,173
18 Annie 2,470 0.901 -279 -1,383 18 Willie 1,134 0.858 -786 -853
19 Hazel 2,439 0.890 -24 2,565 19 Dewey 1,115 0.844 -3,758 -1,087
20 Rose 2,436 0.889 -121 -377 20 Roy 1,049 0.794 -517 -527
21 Minnie 2,409 0.879 -2,589 -2,342 21 Paul 991 0.750 -204 693
22 Frances 2,379 0.868 -416 -1,656 22 Harold 963 0.729 -777 -678
23 Mabel 2,331 0.850 -428 -1,635 23 Raymond 929 0.703 -270 263
24 Gertrude 2,302 0.840 -5,042 -2,276 24 Carl 919 0.696 -603 -508
25 Martha 2,184 0.797 -725 -1,814 25 Earl 883 0.668 -1,465 -772
26 Pearl 2,158 0.787 -626 -1,705 26 Richard 872 0.660 -149 1,397
27 Gladys 2,136 0.779 -2,428 -2,063 27 Louis 862 0.653 -250 428
28 Mildred 2,101 0.766 -2,224 -2,018 28 Ernest 839 0.635 -939 -626
29 Ida 2,090 0.762 -1,281 -1,913 29 Joe 827 0.626 -655 -465
30 Myrtle 2,090 0.762 OLD -2,090 30 David 815 0.617 7 9,309
31 Esther 2,047 0.747 -134 -227 31 Ralph 803 0.608 -1,040 -619
32 Edith 1,981 0.723 -444 -1,332 32 Samuel 749 0.567 11 9,574
33 Elsie 1,919 0.700 -268 -842 33 Charlie 728 0.551 -181 1,048
34 Irene 1,902 0.694 -560 -1,401 34 Herbert 716 0.542 -1,846 -639
35 Eva 1,823 0.665 -38 1,791 35 Howard 706 0.534 -964 -505
36 Nellie 1,810 0.660 -1,201 -1,618 36 Alfred 645 0.488 -825 -395
37 Sarah 1,800 0.657 -25 2,186 37 Jack 633 0.479 2 7,786
38 Laura 1,768 0.645 -302 -829 38 Andrew 611 0.463 -2 7,604
39 Ella 1,715 0.626 23 6,299 39 Leo 588 0.445 -22 5,335
40 Agnes 1,708 0.623 -1,176 -1,512 40 Elmer 583 0.441 -1,188 -435
41 Catherine 1,705 0.622 -157 -132 41 Oscar 546 0.413 -151 1,494
42 Louise 1,693 0.618 -763 -1,357 42 Sam 543 0.411 -498 -25
43 Dorothy 1,671 0.610 -558 -1,173 43 Francis 541 0.410 -418 110
44 Lillie 1,522 0.555 -622 -1,084 44 Lawrence 533 0.403 -452 46
45 Julia 1,462 0.533 -48 1,649 45 Daniel 523 0.396 30 11,117
46 Josephine 1,425 0.520 -61 1,366 46 Lee 498 0.377 -634 -134
47 Carrie 1,371 0.500 -1,618 -1,243 47 Jesse 476 0.360 -139 1,598
48 Hattie 1,328 0.484 -432 -685 48 Will 475 0.360 -848 -238
49 Lena 1,320 0.482 -255 -248 49 Eugene 473 0.358 -765 -199
50 Mattie 1,314 0.479 -1,016 -1,076 50 Herman 467 0.354 -2,297 -412

 

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.