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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 -12,079 1 John 8,159 6.176 -26 960
2 Anna 5,773 2.106 -52 -1,628 2 William 7,400 5.602 -1 7,116
3 Helen 5,230 1.908 -410 -4,485 3 James 5,321 4.028 -1 8,204
4 Margaret 4,696 1.713 -123 -2,384 4 George 4,853 3.674 -123 -1,794
5 Ruth 4,249 1.550 -260 -3,015 5 Charles 3,557 2.693 -47 3,047
6 Florence 3,790 1.382 -965 -3,521 6 Joseph 3,171 2.400 -17 6,384
7 Elizabeth 3,659 1.335 -6 4,854 7 Robert 2,932 2.219 -64 2,208
8 Ethel 3,531 1.288 -4,348 -3,499 8 Frank 2,925 2.214 -384 -2,122
9 Marie 3,435 1.253 -567 -2,905 9 Edward 2,337 1.769 -160 -69
10 Lillian 3,061 1.117 -24 2,473 10 Thomas 2,161 1.636 -39 4,618
11 Alice 2,846 1.038 -60 797 11 Henry 2,145 1.624 -5 8,504
12 Edna 2,813 1.026 -1,725 -2,696 12 Harry 2,129 1.612 -608 -1,702
13 Emma 2,788 1.017 12 15,900 13 Walter 2,002 1.515 -258 -699
14 Clara 2,731 0.996 -89 146 14 Arthur 1,619 1.226 -216 23
15 Grace 2,726 0.994 -9 3,998 15 Fred 1,447 1.095 -1,635 -1,350
16 Bessie 2,647 0.966 -10,609 -2,638 16 Albert 1,417 1.073 -436 -760
17 Bertha 2,642 0.964 -4,742 -2,614 17 Clarence 1,326 1.004 -1,099 -1,154
18 Annie 2,470 0.901 -290 -1,390 18 Willie 1,134 0.858 -916 -910
19 Hazel 2,439 0.890 -23 2,477 19 Dewey 1,115 0.844 -3,969 -1,089
20 Rose 2,436 0.889 -103 -4 20 Roy 1,049 0.794 -522 -535
21 Minnie 2,409 0.879 -2,598 -2,343 21 Paul 991 0.750 -213 634
22 Frances 2,379 0.868 -423 -1,664 22 Harold 963 0.729 -775 -682
23 Mabel 2,331 0.850 -413 -1,609 23 Raymond 929 0.703 -276 220
24 Gertrude 2,302 0.840 -5,462 -2,279 24 Carl 919 0.696 -676 -577
25 Martha 2,184 0.797 -772 -1,843 25 Earl 883 0.668 -1,639 -788
26 Pearl 2,158 0.787 -621 -1,703 26 Richard 872 0.660 -162 1,247
27 Gladys 2,136 0.779 -3,412 -2,091 27 Louis 862 0.653 -236 506
28 Mildred 2,101 0.766 -2,041 -2,008 28 Ernest 839 0.635 -950 -629
29 Ida 2,090 0.762 -1,192 -1,900 29 Joe 827 0.626 -666 -482
30 Myrtle 2,090 0.762 OLD -2,090 30 David 815 0.617 8 8,882
31 Esther 2,047 0.747 -122 -216 31 Ralph 803 0.608 -920 -586
32 Edith 1,981 0.723 -486 -1,382 32 Samuel 749 0.567 11 8,985
33 Elsie 1,919 0.700 -247 -741 33 Charlie 728 0.551 -185 988
34 Irene 1,902 0.694 -603 -1,438 34 Herbert 716 0.542 -1,993 -645
35 Eva 1,823 0.665 -40 1,719 35 Howard 706 0.534 -933 -493
36 Nellie 1,810 0.660 -1,035 -1,574 36 Alfred 645 0.488 -836 -396
37 Sarah 1,800 0.657 -30 1,934 37 Jack 633 0.479 9 8,201
38 Laura 1,768 0.645 -302 -833 38 Andrew 611 0.463 -5 6,623
39 Ella 1,715 0.626 24 6,340 39 Leo 588 0.445 -11 6,131
40 Agnes 1,708 0.623 -1,164 -1,513 40 Elmer 583 0.441 -1,219 -438
41 Catherine 1,705 0.622 -163 -207 41 Oscar 546 0.413 -165 1,399
42 Louise 1,693 0.618 -758 -1,354 42 Sam 543 0.411 -561 -92
43 Dorothy 1,671 0.610 -543 -1,154 43 Francis 541 0.410 -437 65
44 Lillie 1,522 0.555 -624 -1,083 44 Lawrence 533 0.403 -454 40
45 Julia 1,462 0.533 -48 1,527 45 Daniel 523 0.396 30 10,650
46 Josephine 1,425 0.520 -45 1,598 46 Lee 498 0.377 -643 -148
47 Carrie 1,371 0.500 -1,721 -1,256 47 Jesse 476 0.360 -138 1,650
48 Hattie 1,328 0.484 -447 -704 48 Will 475 0.360 -844 -233
49 Lena 1,320 0.482 -252 -226 49 Eugene 473 0.358 -813 -221
50 Mattie 1,314 0.479 -1,007 -1,074 50 Herman 467 0.354 -2,182 -406

 

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.