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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 -10,755 1 John 6,900 5.969 -26 2,534
2 Helen 5,247 2.064 -416 -4,489 2 William 5,990 5.182 -1 8,914
3 Anna 4,923 1.936 -50 -403 3 James 4,735 4.096 -1 9,497
4 Margaret 4,424 1.740 -128 -2,182 4 George 3,609 3.122 -120 -458
5 Ruth 3,974 1.563 -260 -2,780 5 Charles 3,049 2.638 -44 4,081
6 Elizabeth 3,216 1.265 -7 5,699 6 Joseph 2,766 2.393 -13 7,594
7 Marie 3,157 1.242 -644 -2,704 7 Robert 2,543 2.200 -58 2,964
8 Florence 3,131 1.232 -972 -2,867 8 Frank 2,402 2.078 -365 -1,521
9 Ethel 3,067 1.206 -4,824 -3,039 9 Edward 1,917 1.658 -160 392
10 Lillian 2,681 1.055 -17 3,451 10 Henry 1,870 1.618 -8 8,536
11 Gladys 2,676 1.053 -2,444 -2,603 11 Thomas 1,820 1.574 -37 5,311
12 Alice 2,562 1.008 -58 1,242 12 Walter 1,718 1.486 -253 -365
13 Edna 2,488 0.979 -2,490 -2,417 13 Harry 1,594 1.379 -636 -1,197
14 Mildred 2,424 0.953 -2,238 -2,341 14 Arthur 1,329 1.150 -230 174
15 Grace 2,398 0.943 -6 4,593 15 Albert 1,317 1.139 -415 -603
16 Annie 2,396 0.942 -281 -1,309 16 Willie 1,294 1.119 -788 -1,013
17 Emma 2,374 0.934 16 17,364 17 Clarence 1,196 1.035 -1,184 -1,043
18 Clara 2,319 0.912 -78 703 18 Fred 1,133 0.980 -1,541 -1,029
19 Bertha 2,257 0.888 -4,791 -2,229 19 Paul 924 0.799 -206 760
20 Rose 2,212 0.870 -121 -153 20 Roy 917 0.793 -517 -395
21 Bessie 2,183 0.859 -8,802 -2,171 21 Harold 915 0.792 -778 -630
22 Dorothy 2,173 0.855 -579 -1,675 22 Raymond 888 0.768 -271 304
23 Hazel 2,097 0.825 -20 2,907 23 Earl 818 0.708 -1,467 -707
24 Mabel 2,097 0.825 -427 -1,401 24 Carl 817 0.707 -603 -406
25 Frances 2,071 0.815 -413 -1,348 25 Louis 797 0.689 -252 493
26 Minnie 2,026 0.797 -2,584 -1,959 26 Richard 784 0.678 -149 1,485
27 Gertrude 1,964 0.773 -5,039 -1,938 27 Joe 756 0.654 -657 -394
28 Myrtle 1,892 0.744 OLD -1,892 28 Ernest 691 0.598 -939 -478
29 Martha 1,886 0.742 -721 -1,516 29 Ralph 682 0.590 -1,042 -498
30 Irene 1,879 0.739 -564 -1,378 30 David 672 0.581 7 9,452
31 Pearl 1,866 0.734 -621 -1,413 31 Charlie 654 0.566 -183 1,122
32 Edith 1,863 0.733 -444 -1,214 32 Jack 645 0.558 -3 7,774
33 Esther 1,844 0.725 -132 -24 33 Samuel 628 0.543 12 9,695
34 Ida 1,835 0.722 -1,276 -1,658 34 Howard 584 0.505 -965 -383
35 Elsie 1,747 0.687 -266 -670 35 Herbert 573 0.496 -1,845 -496
36 Louise 1,640 0.645 -769 -1,304 36 Francis 543 0.470 -425 108
37 Eva 1,617 0.636 -36 1,997 37 Lawrence 535 0.463 -459 44
38 Catherine 1,599 0.629 -160 -26 38 Elmer 520 0.450 -1,190 -372
39 Agnes 1,525 0.600 -1,177 -1,329 39 Alfred 506 0.438 -822 -256
40 Sarah 1,514 0.596 -22 2,472 40 Andrew 479 0.414 0 7,736
41 Nellie 1,454 0.572 -1,196 -1,262 41 Sam 479 0.414 -499 39
42 Ella 1,435 0.564 26 6,579 42 Leo 456 0.394 -19 5,467
43 Josephine 1,434 0.564 -64 1,357 43 Theodore 450 0.389 -19 5,461
44 Laura 1,402 0.551 -296 -463 44 Eugene 445 0.385 -770 -171
45 Lillie 1,382 0.544 -621 -944 45 Lee 424 0.367 -635 -60
46 Julia 1,362 0.536 -47 1,749 46 Floyd 423 0.366 -1,594 -327
47 Viola 1,331 0.524 -1,126 -1,123 47 Oscar 422 0.365 -145 1,618
48 Carrie 1,247 0.491 -1,617 -1,119 48 Daniel 416 0.360 33 11,224
49 Ruby 1,225 0.482 -30 2,315 49 Jesse 411 0.356 -137 1,663
50 Mattie 1,224 0.481 -1,016 -986 50 Russell 395 0.342 -353 387

 

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.