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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 -10,791 1 John 6,990 6.068 -26 2,444
2 Anna 5,115 2.067 -51 -595 2 William 6,086 5.283 -1 8,818
3 Helen 5,048 2.040 -415 -4,290 3 James 4,597 3.991 -1 9,635
4 Margaret 4,249 1.717 -128 -2,007 4 George 4,018 3.488 -120 -867
5 Ruth 3,912 1.581 -260 -2,718 5 Charles 3,147 2.732 -44 3,983
6 Florence 3,314 1.339 -974 -3,050 6 Joseph 2,679 2.326 -13 7,681
7 Elizabeth 3,287 1.328 -6 5,628 7 Robert 2,609 2.265 -58 2,898
8 Marie 3,156 1.275 -643 -2,703 8 Frank 2,550 2.214 -365 -1,669
9 Ethel 2,999 1.212 -4,824 -2,971 9 Edward 1,901 1.650 -160 408
10 Lillian 2,703 1.092 -17 3,429 10 Henry 1,831 1.590 -8 8,575
11 Edna 2,534 1.024 -2,492 -2,463 11 Thomas 1,811 1.572 -37 5,320
12 Alice 2,523 1.019 -58 1,281 12 Walter 1,749 1.518 -253 -396
13 Emma 2,445 0.988 12 17,293 13 Harry 1,732 1.504 -636 -1,335
14 Clara 2,441 0.986 -82 581 14 Arthur 1,357 1.178 -230 146
15 Grace 2,353 0.951 -6 4,638 15 Albert 1,210 1.050 -415 -496
16 Bertha 2,294 0.927 -4,794 -2,266 16 Fred 1,182 1.026 -1,543 -1,078
17 Mildred 2,291 0.926 -2,235 -2,208 17 Clarence 1,139 0.989 -1,184 -986
18 Annie 2,289 0.925 -279 -1,202 18 Willie 1,088 0.945 -786 -807
19 Bessie 2,280 0.921 -8,804 -2,268 19 Harold 914 0.793 -780 -629
20 Gladys 2,228 0.900 -2,435 -2,155 20 Roy 912 0.792 -517 -390
21 Rose 2,197 0.888 -120 -138 21 Paul 885 0.768 -204 799
22 Mabel 2,127 0.859 -429 -1,431 22 Raymond 869 0.754 -271 323
23 Gertrude 2,111 0.853 -5,043 -2,085 23 Earl 821 0.713 -1,467 -710
24 Frances 2,058 0.832 -414 -1,335 24 Joe 780 0.677 -660 -418
25 Minnie 2,036 0.823 -2,585 -1,969 25 Carl 774 0.672 -602 -363
26 Hazel 2,033 0.821 -17 2,971 26 Louis 770 0.668 -251 520
27 Pearl 1,999 0.808 -625 -1,546 27 Ernest 744 0.646 -940 -531
28 Martha 1,907 0.771 -722 -1,537 28 Richard 744 0.646 -147 1,525
29 Esther 1,823 0.737 -136 -3 29 Ralph 742 0.644 -1,042 -558
30 Myrtle 1,821 0.736 OLD -1,821 30 Samuel 704 0.611 9 9,619
31 Ida 1,804 0.729 -1,279 -1,627 31 Charlie 678 0.589 -183 1,098
32 Edith 1,793 0.724 -444 -1,144 32 David 646 0.561 9 9,478
33 Elsie 1,706 0.689 -268 -629 33 Herbert 590 0.512 -1,847 -513
34 Irene 1,703 0.688 -560 -1,202 34 Howard 589 0.511 -965 -388
35 Dorothy 1,687 0.682 -566 -1,189 35 Jack 582 0.505 0 7,837
36 Catherine 1,628 0.658 -162 -55 36 Andrew 578 0.502 -4 7,637
37 Agnes 1,611 0.651 -1,179 -1,415 37 Elmer 514 0.446 -1,191 -366
38 Sarah 1,587 0.641 -24 2,399 38 Francis 501 0.435 -423 150
39 Eva 1,582 0.639 -34 2,032 39 Dewey 499 0.433 -3,738 -471
40 Louise 1,536 0.621 -765 -1,200 40 Lawrence 497 0.431 -456 82
41 Nellie 1,510 0.610 -1,196 -1,318 41 Alfred 496 0.431 -820 -246
42 Ella 1,502 0.607 26 6,512 42 Daniel 485 0.421 27 11,155
43 Laura 1,472 0.595 -297 -533 43 Leo 482 0.418 -18 5,441
44 Josephine 1,388 0.561 -63 1,403 44 Sam 469 0.407 -496 49
45 Lillie 1,350 0.545 -621 -912 45 Eugene 449 0.390 -769 -175
46 Carrie 1,346 0.544 -1,619 -1,218 46 Oscar 447 0.388 -146 1,593
47 Julia 1,297 0.524 -46 1,814 47 Jesse 423 0.367 -139 1,651
48 Mattie 1,171 0.473 -1,018 -933 48 Will 414 0.359 -848 -177
49 Lena 1,159 0.468 -255 -87 49 Herman 413 0.359 -2,298 -358
50 Viola 1,156 0.467 -1,123 -948 50 Lee 388 0.337 -630 -24

 

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.