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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1901

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1901 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 13,136 5.167 -125 -10,809 1 John 6,900 5.969 -26 2,219
2 Helen 5,247 2.064 -411 -4,502 2 William 5,990 5.182 -1 8,526
3 Anna 4,923 1.936 -51 -778 3 James 4,735 4.096 -1 8,790
4 Margaret 4,424 1.740 -123 -2,112 4 George 3,609 3.122 -123 -550
5 Ruth 3,974 1.563 -260 -2,740 5 Charles 3,049 2.638 -47 3,555
6 Elizabeth 3,216 1.265 -7 5,297 6 Joseph 2,766 2.393 -17 6,789
7 Marie 3,157 1.242 -569 -2,627 7 Robert 2,543 2.200 -64 2,597
8 Florence 3,131 1.232 -963 -2,862 8 Frank 2,402 2.078 -384 -1,599
9 Ethel 3,067 1.206 -4,347 -3,035 9 Edward 1,917 1.658 -160 351
10 Lillian 2,681 1.055 -24 2,853 10 Henry 1,870 1.618 -6 8,779
11 Gladys 2,676 1.053 -3,428 -2,631 11 Thomas 1,820 1.574 -38 4,959
12 Alice 2,562 1.008 -59 1,081 12 Walter 1,718 1.486 -259 -415
13 Edna 2,488 0.979 -1,724 -2,371 13 Harry 1,594 1.379 -607 -1,167
14 Mildred 2,424 0.953 -2,055 -2,331 14 Arthur 1,329 1.150 -216 313
15 Grace 2,398 0.943 -9 4,326 15 Albert 1,317 1.139 -437 -660
16 Annie 2,396 0.942 -292 -1,316 16 Willie 1,294 1.119 -918 -1,070
17 Emma 2,374 0.934 16 16,314 17 Clarence 1,196 1.035 -1,099 -1,024
18 Clara 2,319 0.912 -85 558 18 Fred 1,133 0.980 -1,632 -1,036
19 Bertha 2,257 0.888 -4,740 -2,229 19 Paul 924 0.799 -215 701
20 Rose 2,212 0.870 -103 220 20 Roy 917 0.793 -522 -403
21 Bessie 2,183 0.859 -10,604 -2,174 21 Harold 915 0.792 -776 -634
22 Dorothy 2,173 0.855 -564 -1,656 22 Raymond 888 0.768 -277 261
23 Hazel 2,097 0.825 -19 2,819 23 Earl 818 0.708 -1,641 -723
24 Mabel 2,097 0.825 -412 -1,375 24 Carl 817 0.707 -676 -475
25 Frances 2,071 0.815 -420 -1,356 25 Louis 797 0.689 -238 571
26 Minnie 2,026 0.797 -2,593 -1,960 26 Richard 784 0.678 -162 1,335
27 Gertrude 1,964 0.773 -5,459 -1,941 27 Joe 756 0.654 -668 -411
28 Myrtle 1,892 0.744 OLD -1,892 28 Ernest 691 0.598 -950 -481
29 Martha 1,886 0.742 -768 -1,545 29 Ralph 682 0.590 -922 -465
30 Irene 1,879 0.739 -607 -1,415 30 David 672 0.581 8 9,025
31 Pearl 1,866 0.734 -616 -1,411 31 Charlie 654 0.566 -187 1,062
32 Edith 1,863 0.733 -486 -1,264 32 Jack 645 0.558 4 8,189
33 Esther 1,844 0.725 -120 -13 33 Samuel 628 0.543 12 9,106
34 Ida 1,835 0.722 -1,187 -1,645 34 Howard 584 0.505 -934 -371
35 Elsie 1,747 0.687 -245 -569 35 Herbert 573 0.496 -1,992 -502
36 Louise 1,640 0.645 -764 -1,301 36 Francis 543 0.470 -444 63
37 Eva 1,617 0.636 -38 1,925 37 Lawrence 535 0.463 -461 38
38 Catherine 1,599 0.629 -166 -101 38 Elmer 520 0.450 -1,221 -375
39 Agnes 1,525 0.600 -1,165 -1,330 39 Alfred 506 0.438 -833 -257
40 Sarah 1,514 0.596 -27 2,220 40 Andrew 479 0.414 -3 6,755
41 Nellie 1,454 0.572 -1,030 -1,218 41 Sam 479 0.414 -562 -28
42 Ella 1,435 0.564 27 6,620 42 Leo 456 0.394 -8 6,263
43 Josephine 1,434 0.564 -48 1,589 43 Theodore 450 0.389 -1 6,570
44 Laura 1,402 0.551 -296 -467 44 Eugene 445 0.385 -818 -193
45 Lillie 1,382 0.544 -623 -943 45 Lee 424 0.367 -644 -74
46 Julia 1,362 0.536 -47 1,627 46 Floyd 423 0.366 -1,770 -340
47 Viola 1,331 0.524 -1,087 -1,117 47 Oscar 422 0.365 -159 1,523
48 Carrie 1,247 0.491 -1,720 -1,132 48 Daniel 416 0.360 33 10,757
49 Ruby 1,225 0.482 -25 2,327 49 Jesse 411 0.356 -136 1,715
50 Mattie 1,224 0.481 -1,007 -984 50 Russell 395 0.342 -363 369

 

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.