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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1899

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1899 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 13,172 5.322 -125 -10,845 1 John 6,990 6.068 -26 2,129
2 Anna 5,115 2.067 -52 -970 2 William 6,086 5.283 -1 8,430
3 Helen 5,048 2.040 -410 -4,303 3 James 4,597 3.991 -1 8,928
4 Margaret 4,249 1.717 -123 -1,937 4 George 4,018 3.488 -123 -959
5 Ruth 3,912 1.581 -260 -2,678 5 Charles 3,147 2.732 -47 3,457
6 Florence 3,314 1.339 -965 -3,045 6 Joseph 2,679 2.326 -17 6,876
7 Elizabeth 3,287 1.328 -6 5,226 7 Robert 2,609 2.265 -64 2,531
8 Marie 3,156 1.275 -568 -2,626 8 Frank 2,550 2.214 -384 -1,747
9 Ethel 2,999 1.212 -4,347 -2,967 9 Edward 1,901 1.650 -160 367
10 Lillian 2,703 1.092 -24 2,831 10 Henry 1,831 1.590 -6 8,818
11 Edna 2,534 1.024 -1,726 -2,417 11 Thomas 1,811 1.572 -38 4,968
12 Alice 2,523 1.019 -59 1,120 12 Walter 1,749 1.518 -259 -446
13 Emma 2,445 0.988 12 16,243 13 Harry 1,732 1.504 -607 -1,305
14 Clara 2,441 0.986 -89 436 14 Arthur 1,357 1.178 -216 285
15 Grace 2,353 0.951 -9 4,371 15 Albert 1,210 1.050 -437 -553
16 Bertha 2,294 0.927 -4,743 -2,266 16 Fred 1,182 1.026 -1,634 -1,085
17 Mildred 2,291 0.926 -2,052 -2,198 17 Clarence 1,139 0.989 -1,099 -967
18 Annie 2,289 0.925 -290 -1,209 18 Willie 1,088 0.945 -916 -864
19 Bessie 2,280 0.921 -10,606 -2,271 19 Harold 914 0.793 -778 -633
20 Gladys 2,228 0.900 -3,419 -2,183 20 Roy 912 0.792 -522 -398
21 Rose 2,197 0.888 -102 235 21 Paul 885 0.768 -213 740
22 Mabel 2,127 0.859 -414 -1,405 22 Raymond 869 0.754 -277 280
23 Gertrude 2,111 0.853 -5,463 -2,088 23 Earl 821 0.713 -1,641 -726
24 Frances 2,058 0.832 -421 -1,343 24 Joe 780 0.677 -671 -435
25 Minnie 2,036 0.823 -2,594 -1,970 25 Carl 774 0.672 -675 -432
26 Hazel 2,033 0.821 -16 2,883 26 Louis 770 0.668 -237 598
27 Pearl 1,999 0.808 -620 -1,544 27 Ernest 744 0.646 -951 -534
28 Martha 1,907 0.771 -769 -1,566 28 Richard 744 0.646 -160 1,375
29 Esther 1,823 0.737 -124 8 29 Ralph 742 0.644 -922 -525
30 Myrtle 1,821 0.736 OLD -1,821 30 Samuel 704 0.611 9 9,030
31 Ida 1,804 0.729 -1,190 -1,614 31 Charlie 678 0.589 -187 1,038
32 Edith 1,793 0.724 -486 -1,194 32 David 646 0.561 10 9,051
33 Elsie 1,706 0.689 -247 -528 33 Herbert 590 0.512 -1,994 -519
34 Irene 1,703 0.688 -603 -1,239 34 Howard 589 0.511 -934 -376
35 Dorothy 1,687 0.682 -551 -1,170 35 Jack 582 0.505 7 8,252
36 Catherine 1,628 0.658 -168 -130 36 Andrew 578 0.502 -7 6,656
37 Agnes 1,611 0.651 -1,167 -1,416 37 Elmer 514 0.446 -1,222 -369
38 Sarah 1,587 0.641 -29 2,147 38 Francis 501 0.435 -442 105
39 Eva 1,582 0.639 -36 1,960 39 Dewey 499 0.433 -3,949 -473
40 Louise 1,536 0.621 -760 -1,197 40 Lawrence 497 0.431 -458 76
41 Nellie 1,510 0.610 -1,030 -1,274 41 Alfred 496 0.431 -831 -247
42 Ella 1,502 0.607 27 6,553 42 Daniel 485 0.421 27 10,688
43 Laura 1,472 0.595 -297 -537 43 Leo 482 0.418 -7 6,237
44 Josephine 1,388 0.561 -47 1,635 44 Sam 469 0.407 -559 -18
45 Lillie 1,350 0.545 -623 -911 45 Eugene 449 0.390 -817 -197
46 Carrie 1,346 0.544 -1,722 -1,231 46 Oscar 447 0.388 -160 1,498
47 Julia 1,297 0.524 -46 1,692 47 Jesse 423 0.367 -138 1,703
48 Mattie 1,171 0.473 -1,009 -931 48 Will 414 0.359 -844 -172
49 Lena 1,159 0.468 -252 -65 49 Herman 413 0.359 -2,183 -352
50 Viola 1,156 0.467 -1,084 -942 50 Lee 388 0.337 -639 -38

 

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.