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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1903

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1903 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 14,275 5.131 -125 -11,948 1 John 7,608 5.883 -26 1,511
2 Helen 6,129 2.203 -411 -5,384 2 William 6,311 4.880 -1 8,205
3 Anna 5,098 1.833 -51 -953 3 James 5,480 4.237 -1 8,045
4 Margaret 5,046 1.814 -123 -2,734 4 George 3,961 3.063 -123 -902
5 Ruth 4,518 1.624 -260 -3,284 5 Charles 3,213 2.484 -47 3,391
6 Elizabeth 3,723 1.338 -7 4,790 6 Joseph 3,121 2.413 -17 6,434
7 Marie 3,469 1.247 -569 -2,939 7 Robert 3,044 2.354 -64 2,096
8 Florence 3,468 1.247 -963 -3,199 8 Frank 2,644 2.044 -384 -1,841
9 Ethel 3,257 1.171 -4,347 -3,225 9 Edward 2,268 1.754 -160 0
10 Mildred 3,088 1.110 -2,059 -2,995 10 Thomas 1,962 1.517 -39 4,817
11 Dorothy 3,078 1.106 -575 -2,561 11 Henry 1,922 1.486 -5 8,727
12 Alice 2,996 1.077 -59 647 12 Walter 1,840 1.423 -259 -537
13 Lillian 2,972 1.068 -21 2,562 13 Harry 1,647 1.274 -607 -1,220
14 Gladys 2,674 0.961 -3,425 -2,629 14 Willie 1,454 1.124 -920 -1,230
15 Edna 2,667 0.959 -1,722 -2,550 15 Arthur 1,435 1.110 -215 207
16 Grace 2,615 0.940 -8 4,109 16 Albert 1,337 1.034 -436 -680
17 Annie 2,551 0.917 -291 -1,471 17 Clarence 1,261 0.975 -1,099 -1,089
18 Rose 2,478 0.891 -105 -46 18 Fred 1,204 0.931 -1,632 -1,107
19 Frances 2,365 0.850 -426 -1,650 19 Paul 1,081 0.836 -215 544
20 Clara 2,342 0.842 -83 535 20 Harold 1,065 0.824 -777 -784
21 Bessie 2,339 0.841 -10,604 -2,330 21 Raymond 1,051 0.813 -278 98
22 Bertha 2,309 0.830 -4,737 -2,281 22 Roy 975 0.754 -520 -461
23 Emma 2,308 0.830 22 16,380 23 Carl 910 0.704 -677 -568
24 Gertrude 2,253 0.810 -5,462 -2,230 24 Joe 895 0.692 -671 -550
25 Mabel 2,163 0.778 -411 -1,441 25 Louis 889 0.687 -238 479
26 Hazel 2,139 0.769 -16 2,777 26 Richard 863 0.667 -162 1,256
27 Pearl 2,046 0.735 -620 -1,591 27 Earl 837 0.647 -1,637 -742
28 Irene 2,001 0.719 -609 -1,537 28 Jack 831 0.643 0 8,003
29 Martha 1,980 0.712 -768 -1,639 29 Ralph 807 0.624 -922 -590
30 Myrtle 1,980 0.712 OLD -1,980 30 Ernest 764 0.591 -948 -554
31 Louise 1,935 0.696 -769 -1,596 31 Samuel 741 0.573 10 8,993
32 Catherine 1,916 0.689 -172 -418 32 Charlie 739 0.571 -186 977
33 Edith 1,901 0.683 -485 -1,302 33 David 716 0.554 11 8,981
34 Esther 1,883 0.677 -119 -52 34 Herbert 668 0.517 -1,993 -597
35 Minnie 1,846 0.664 -2,584 -1,780 35 Francis 665 0.514 -445 -59
36 Eva 1,783 0.641 -39 1,759 36 Theodore 663 0.513 -8 6,357
37 Ida 1,774 0.638 -1,184 -1,584 37 Howard 636 0.492 -931 -423
38 Elsie 1,720 0.618 -242 -542 38 Leo 636 0.492 -12 6,083
39 Agnes 1,616 0.581 -1,165 -1,421 39 Alfred 557 0.431 -833 -308
40 Josephine 1,587 0.570 -51 1,436 40 Elmer 556 0.430 -1,219 -411
41 Sarah 1,553 0.558 -26 2,181 41 Sam 552 0.427 -562 -101
42 Ruby 1,538 0.553 -32 2,014 42 Andrew 550 0.425 -1 6,684
43 Laura 1,504 0.541 -297 -569 43 Lawrence 536 0.414 -455 37
44 Viola 1,495 0.537 -1,090 -1,281 44 Eugene 478 0.370 -818 -226
45 Nellie 1,491 0.536 -1,026 -1,255 45 Lee 477 0.369 -644 -127
46 Lillie 1,485 0.534 -622 -1,046 46 Floyd 472 0.365 -1,770 -389
47 Thelma 1,479 0.532 -4,911 -1,452 47 Michael 466 0.360 33 11,154
48 Julia 1,447 0.520 -45 1,542 48 Herman 449 0.347 -2,184 -388
49 Beatrice 1,439 0.517 -524 -904 49 Leonard 448 0.346 -584 -33
50 Ella 1,419 0.510 35 6,636 50 Daniel 432 0.334 35 10,741

 

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.