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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 -14,379 1 John 9,829 6.062 -26 -710
2 Helen 6,343 1.996 -411 -5,598 2 William 8,579 5.291 -1 5,937
3 Anna 6,114 1.924 -51 -1,969 3 James 7,245 4.469 -1 6,280
4 Margaret 5,304 1.669 -123 -2,992 4 George 5,403 3.333 -123 -2,344
5 Ruth 4,765 1.500 -260 -3,531 5 Charles 4,098 2.528 -47 2,506
6 Elizabeth 4,096 1.289 -7 4,417 6 Robert 3,821 2.357 -65 1,319
7 Florence 3,920 1.234 -964 -3,651 7 Joseph 3,714 2.291 -16 5,841
8 Ethel 3,896 1.226 -4,348 -3,864 8 Frank 3,477 2.145 -384 -2,674
9 Marie 3,856 1.214 -567 -3,326 9 Edward 2,720 1.678 -160 -452
10 Lillian 3,414 1.074 -24 2,120 10 Henry 2,606 1.607 -6 8,043
11 Annie 3,324 1.046 -297 -2,244 11 Thomas 2,557 1.577 -38 4,222
12 Edna 3,102 0.976 -1,725 -2,985 12 Walter 2,298 1.417 -259 -995
13 Emma 3,095 0.974 12 15,593 13 Harry 2,272 1.401 -607 -1,845
14 Alice 3,059 0.963 -57 584 14 Willie 2,113 1.303 -920 -1,889
15 Bessie 3,044 0.958 -10,610 -3,035 15 Arthur 1,853 1.143 -215 -211
16 Bertha 3,019 0.950 -4,743 -2,991 16 Albert 1,741 1.074 -436 -1,084
17 Grace 2,942 0.926 -7 3,782 17 Fred 1,646 1.015 -1,633 -1,549
18 Rose 2,845 0.895 -105 -413 18 Clarence 1,483 0.915 -1,098 -1,311
19 Clara 2,826 0.889 -84 51 19 Paul 1,288 0.794 -215 337
20 Mildred 2,800 0.881 -2,049 -2,707 20 Harold 1,246 0.769 -777 -965
21 Gladys 2,733 0.860 -3,418 -2,688 21 Roy 1,215 0.749 -521 -701
22 Minnie 2,673 0.841 -2,597 -2,607 22 Joe 1,179 0.727 -673 -834
23 Gertrude 2,580 0.812 -5,463 -2,557 23 Raymond 1,150 0.709 -276 -1
24 Pearl 2,512 0.791 -623 -2,057 24 Richard 1,141 0.704 -164 978
25 Mabel 2,509 0.790 -411 -1,787 25 Charlie 1,124 0.693 -193 592
26 Frances 2,495 0.785 -419 -1,780 26 Louis 1,098 0.677 -237 270
27 Dorothy 2,491 0.784 -559 -1,974 27 Jack 1,053 0.649 -1 7,781
28 Martha 2,437 0.767 -769 -2,096 28 Earl 1,037 0.640 -1,636 -942
29 Hazel 2,425 0.763 -13 2,491 29 Carl 1,016 0.627 -671 -674
30 Ida 2,285 0.719 -1,191 -2,095 30 Ernest 1,012 0.624 -948 -802
31 Irene 2,264 0.713 -606 -1,800 31 Ralph 896 0.553 -920 -679
32 Myrtle 2,252 0.709 OLD -2,252 32 David 884 0.545 10 8,813
33 Eva 2,089 0.657 -42 1,453 33 Samuel 877 0.541 12 8,857
34 Catherine 2,081 0.655 -170 -583 34 Sam 821 0.506 -569 -370
35 Louise 2,070 0.651 -765 -1,731 35 Howard 779 0.480 -933 -566
36 Edith 2,068 0.651 -482 -1,469 36 Herbert 751 0.463 -1,991 -680
37 Sarah 2,055 0.647 -30 1,679 37 Andrew 718 0.443 -6 6,516
38 Elsie 2,045 0.644 -242 -867 38 Elmer 699 0.431 -1,221 -554
39 Esther 2,017 0.635 -114 -186 39 Lee 675 0.416 -650 -325
40 Lillie 2,004 0.631 -628 -1,565 40 Lawrence 659 0.406 -458 -86
41 Agnes 1,914 0.602 -1,163 -1,719 41 Francis 652 0.402 -439 -46
42 Ella 1,911 0.601 27 6,144 42 Alfred 640 0.395 -830 -391
43 Nellie 1,850 0.582 -1,028 -1,614 43 Will 603 0.372 -849 -361
44 Mattie 1,834 0.577 -1,013 -1,594 44 Daniel 598 0.369 29 10,575
45 Laura 1,824 0.574 -295 -889 45 Eugene 587 0.362 -817 -335
46 Julia 1,766 0.556 -47 1,223 46 Leo 570 0.352 -4 6,149
47 Josephine 1,743 0.549 -44 1,280 47 Oscar 563 0.347 -159 1,382
48 Carrie 1,711 0.538 -1,720 -1,596 48 Floyd 555 0.342 -1,768 -472
49 Viola 1,674 0.527 -1,085 -1,460 49 Herman 550 0.339 -2,183 -489
50 Hattie 1,553 0.489 -445 -929 50 Jesse 536 0.331 -135 1,590

 

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.