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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1900

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1900 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 16,706 5.258 -125 -14,325 1 John 9,829 6.062 -26 -395
2 Helen 6,343 1.996 -416 -5,585 2 William 8,579 5.291 -1 6,325
3 Anna 6,114 1.924 -50 -1,594 3 James 7,245 4.469 -1 6,987
4 Margaret 5,304 1.669 -128 -3,062 4 George 5,403 3.332 -120 -2,252
5 Ruth 4,765 1.500 -260 -3,571 5 Charles 4,099 2.528 -44 3,031
6 Elizabeth 4,096 1.289 -7 4,819 6 Robert 3,821 2.357 -59 1,686
7 Florence 3,920 1.234 -973 -3,656 7 Joseph 3,714 2.291 -12 6,646
8 Ethel 3,896 1.226 -4,825 -3,868 8 Frank 3,477 2.145 -365 -2,596
9 Marie 3,856 1.214 -642 -3,403 9 Edward 2,720 1.678 -160 -411
10 Lillian 3,414 1.074 -17 2,718 10 Henry 2,606 1.607 -8 7,800
11 Annie 3,324 1.046 -286 -2,237 11 Thomas 2,557 1.577 -37 4,574
12 Edna 3,102 0.976 -2,491 -3,031 12 Walter 2,298 1.417 -253 -945
13 Emma 3,095 0.974 12 16,643 13 Harry 2,272 1.401 -636 -1,875
14 Alice 3,059 0.963 -56 745 14 Willie 2,113 1.303 -790 -1,832
15 Bessie 3,044 0.958 -8,808 -3,032 15 Arthur 1,853 1.143 -229 -350
16 Bertha 3,019 0.950 -4,794 -2,991 16 Albert 1,741 1.074 -414 -1,027
17 Grace 2,942 0.926 -4 4,049 17 Fred 1,646 1.015 -1,542 -1,542
18 Rose 2,845 0.895 -123 -786 18 Clarence 1,483 0.915 -1,183 -1,330
19 Clara 2,826 0.889 -77 196 19 Paul 1,288 0.794 -206 396
20 Mildred 2,800 0.881 -2,232 -2,717 20 Harold 1,246 0.769 -779 -961
21 Gladys 2,733 0.860 -2,434 -2,660 21 Roy 1,215 0.749 -516 -693
22 Minnie 2,673 0.841 -2,588 -2,606 22 Joe 1,179 0.727 -662 -817
23 Gertrude 2,580 0.812 -5,043 -2,554 23 Raymond 1,150 0.709 -270 42
24 Pearl 2,512 0.791 -628 -2,059 24 Richard 1,141 0.704 -151 1,128
25 Mabel 2,509 0.790 -426 -1,813 25 Charlie 1,124 0.693 -189 652
26 Frances 2,495 0.785 -412 -1,772 26 Louis 1,098 0.677 -251 192
27 Dorothy 2,491 0.784 -574 -1,993 27 Jack 1,053 0.649 -8 7,366
28 Martha 2,437 0.767 -722 -2,067 28 Earl 1,037 0.640 -1,462 -926
29 Hazel 2,425 0.763 -14 2,579 29 Carl 1,016 0.627 -598 -605
30 Ida 2,285 0.719 -1,280 -2,108 30 Ernest 1,012 0.624 -937 -799
31 Irene 2,264 0.713 -563 -1,763 31 Ralph 896 0.553 -1,040 -712
32 Myrtle 2,252 0.709 OLD -2,252 32 David 885 0.546 9 9,239
33 Eva 2,089 0.657 -40 1,525 33 Samuel 877 0.541 12 9,446
34 Catherine 2,081 0.655 -164 -508 34 Sam 821 0.506 -506 -303
35 Louise 2,070 0.651 -770 -1,734 35 Howard 779 0.480 -964 -578
36 Edith 2,068 0.651 -440 -1,419 36 Herbert 751 0.463 -1,844 -674
37 Sarah 2,055 0.647 -25 1,931 37 Andrew 718 0.443 -3 7,497
38 Elsie 2,045 0.644 -263 -968 38 Elmer 699 0.431 -1,190 -551
39 Esther 2,017 0.635 -126 -197 39 Lee 675 0.416 -641 -311
40 Lillie 2,004 0.631 -626 -1,566 40 Lawrence 659 0.406 -456 -80
41 Agnes 1,914 0.602 -1,175 -1,718 41 Francis 652 0.402 -420 -1
42 Ella 1,911 0.601 26 6,103 42 Alfred 640 0.395 -819 -390
43 Nellie 1,850 0.582 -1,194 -1,658 43 Will 603 0.372 -853 -366
44 Mattie 1,834 0.577 -1,022 -1,596 44 Daniel 598 0.369 29 11,042
45 Laura 1,824 0.574 -295 -885 45 Eugene 587 0.362 -769 -313
46 Julia 1,766 0.556 -47 1,345 46 Leo 570 0.352 -15 5,353
47 Josephine 1,743 0.549 -60 1,048 47 Oscar 563 0.347 -145 1,477
48 Carrie 1,711 0.538 -1,617 -1,583 48 Floyd 555 0.342 -1,592 -459
49 Viola 1,674 0.527 -1,124 -1,466 49 Herman 550 0.339 -2,298 -495
50 Hattie 1,553 0.489 -430 -910 50 Jesse 536 0.331 -136 1,538

 

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.