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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1903

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1903 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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1902
Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 14,275 5.131 0 -211 1 John 7,608 5.883 0 -299
2 Helen 6,129 2.203 0 162 2 William 6,311 4.880 0 -305
3 Anna 5,098 1.833 0 -190 3 James 5,480 4.237 0 -112
4 Margaret 5,046 1.814 0 35 4 George 3,961 3.063 0 -262
5 Ruth 4,518 1.624 0 134 5 Charles 3,213 2.484 0 -148
6 Elizabeth 3,723 1.338 0 29 6 Joseph 3,121 2.413 1 23
7 Marie 3,469 1.247 1 45 7 Robert 3,044 2.354 -1 -136
8 Florence 3,468 1.247 -1 -41 8 Frank 2,644 2.044 0 -112
9 Ethel 3,257 1.171 0 -38 9 Edward 2,268 1.754 0 -26
10 Mildred 3,088 1.110 4 338 10 Thomas 1,962 1.517 1 -172
11 Dorothy 3,078 1.106 4 371 11 Henry 1,922 1.486 -1 -232
12 Alice 2,996 1.077 -2 -139 12 Walter 1,840 1.423 0 -18
13 Lillian 2,972 1.068 -2 -91 13 Harry 1,647 1.274 0 -103
14 Gladys 2,674 0.961 -2 -135 14 Willie 1,454 1.124 0 -111
15 Edna 2,667 0.959 -2 -87 15 Arthur 1,435 1.110 0 -51
16 Grace 2,615 0.940 1 -27 16 Albert 1,337 1.034 0 -38
17 Annie 2,551 0.917 -1 -113 17 Clarence 1,261 0.975 0 -31
18 Rose 2,478 0.891 2 34 18 Fred 1,204 0.931 0 -82
19 Frances 2,365 0.850 4 39 19 Paul 1,081 0.836 1 14
20 Clara 2,342 0.842 1 -90 20 Harold 1,065 0.824 -1 -12
21 Bessie 2,339 0.841 -2 -109 21 Raymond 1,051 0.813 0 -14
22 Bertha 2,309 0.830 0 -63 22 Roy 975 0.754 0 -27
23 Emma 2,308 0.830 -5 -206 23 Carl 910 0.704 1 -42
24 Gertrude 2,253 0.810 3 46 24 Joe 895 0.692 -1 -60
25 Mabel 2,163 0.778 -1 -117 25 Louis 889 0.687 0 -23
26 Hazel 2,139 0.769 -1 -99 26 Richard 863 0.667 0 -45
27 Pearl 2,046 0.735 1 -54 27 Earl 837 0.647 0 -40
28 Irene 2,001 0.719 -2 -209 28 Jack 831 0.643 4 88
29 Martha 1,980 0.712 1 -50 29 Ralph 807 0.624 -1 -60
30 Myrtle 1,980 0.712 2 96 30 Ernest 764 0.591 -1 -26
31 Louise 1,935 0.696 5 103 31 Samuel 741 0.573 2 39
32 Catherine 1,916 0.689 -1 20 32 Charlie 739 0.571 -2 -22
33 Edith 1,901 0.683 0 48 33 David 716 0.554 -2 -45
34 Esther 1,883 0.677 1 50 34 Herbert 668 0.517 2 53
35 Minnie 1,846 0.664 -6 -209 35 Francis 665 0.514 3 68
36 Eva 1,783 0.641 1 56 36 Theodore 663 0.513 -2 21
37 Ida 1,774 0.638 -3 -62 37 Howard 636 0.492 -2 4
38 Elsie 1,720 0.618 0 0 38 Leo 636 0.492 5 85
39 Agnes 1,616 0.581 1 -60 39 Alfred 557 0.431 0 -33
40 Josephine 1,587 0.570 1 21 40 Elmer 556 0.430 0 -18
41 Sarah 1,553 0.558 -2 -157 41 Sam 552 0.427 0 -7
42 Ruby 1,538 0.553 5 80 42 Andrew 551 0.426 0 -7
43 Laura 1,504 0.541 0 -55 43 Lawrence 536 0.414 -6 -62
44 Viola 1,495 0.537 4 48 44 Eugene 478 0.370 0 -46
45 Nellie 1,491 0.536 -3 -75 45 Lee 477 0.369 1 2
46 Lillie 1,485 0.534 -2 -48 46 Floyd 472 0.365 1 1
47 Thelma 1,479 0.532 5 170 47 Michael 466 0.360 1 6
48 Julia 1,447 0.520 -2 -54 48 Herman 449 0.347 1 -8
49 Beatrice 1,439 0.517 0 10 49 Leonard 448 0.346 3 22
50 Ella 1,419 0.510 -5 -106 50 Daniel 432 0.334 -5 -69

 

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.