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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 -11,894 1 John 7,608 5.883 -26 1,826
2 Helen 6,129 2.203 -416 -5,371 2 William 6,311 4.880 -1 8,593
3 Anna 5,098 1.833 -50 -578 3 James 5,480 4.237 -1 8,752
4 Margaret 5,046 1.814 -128 -2,804 4 George 3,961 3.063 -120 -810
5 Ruth 4,518 1.624 -260 -3,324 5 Charles 3,213 2.484 -44 3,917
6 Elizabeth 3,723 1.338 -7 5,192 6 Joseph 3,121 2.413 -13 7,239
7 Marie 3,469 1.247 -644 -3,016 7 Robert 3,044 2.354 -58 2,463
8 Florence 3,468 1.247 -972 -3,204 8 Frank 2,644 2.044 -365 -1,763
9 Ethel 3,257 1.171 -4,824 -3,229 9 Edward 2,268 1.754 -160 41
10 Mildred 3,088 1.110 -2,242 -3,005 10 Thomas 1,962 1.517 -38 5,169
11 Dorothy 3,078 1.106 -590 -2,580 11 Henry 1,922 1.486 -7 8,484
12 Alice 2,996 1.077 -58 808 12 Walter 1,840 1.423 -253 -487
13 Lillian 2,972 1.068 -14 3,160 13 Harry 1,647 1.274 -636 -1,250
14 Gladys 2,674 0.961 -2,441 -2,601 14 Willie 1,454 1.124 -790 -1,173
15 Edna 2,667 0.959 -2,488 -2,596 15 Arthur 1,435 1.110 -229 68
16 Grace 2,615 0.940 -5 4,376 16 Albert 1,337 1.034 -414 -623
17 Annie 2,551 0.917 -280 -1,464 17 Clarence 1,261 0.975 -1,184 -1,108
18 Rose 2,478 0.891 -123 -419 18 Fred 1,204 0.931 -1,541 -1,100
19 Frances 2,365 0.850 -419 -1,642 19 Paul 1,081 0.836 -206 603
20 Clara 2,342 0.842 -76 680 20 Harold 1,065 0.824 -779 -780
21 Bessie 2,339 0.841 -8,802 -2,327 21 Raymond 1,051 0.813 -272 141
22 Bertha 2,309 0.830 -4,788 -2,281 22 Roy 975 0.754 -515 -453
23 Emma 2,308 0.830 22 17,430 23 Carl 910 0.704 -604 -499
24 Gertrude 2,253 0.810 -5,042 -2,227 24 Joe 895 0.692 -660 -533
25 Mabel 2,163 0.778 -426 -1,467 25 Louis 889 0.687 -252 401
26 Hazel 2,139 0.769 -17 2,865 26 Richard 863 0.667 -149 1,406
27 Pearl 2,046 0.735 -625 -1,593 27 Earl 837 0.647 -1,463 -726
28 Irene 2,001 0.719 -566 -1,500 28 Jack 831 0.643 -7 7,588
29 Martha 1,980 0.712 -721 -1,610 29 Ralph 807 0.624 -1,042 -623
30 Myrtle 1,980 0.712 OLD -1,980 30 Ernest 764 0.591 -937 -551
31 Louise 1,935 0.696 -774 -1,599 31 Samuel 741 0.573 10 9,582
32 Catherine 1,916 0.689 -166 -343 32 Charlie 739 0.571 -182 1,037
33 Edith 1,901 0.683 -443 -1,252 33 David 716 0.554 10 9,408
34 Esther 1,883 0.677 -131 -63 34 Herbert 668 0.517 -1,846 -591
35 Minnie 1,846 0.664 -2,575 -1,779 35 Francis 665 0.514 -426 -14
36 Eva 1,783 0.641 -37 1,831 36 Theodore 663 0.513 -26 5,248
37 Ida 1,774 0.638 -1,273 -1,597 37 Howard 636 0.492 -962 -435
38 Elsie 1,720 0.618 -263 -643 38 Leo 636 0.492 -23 5,287
39 Agnes 1,616 0.581 -1,177 -1,420 39 Alfred 557 0.431 -822 -307
40 Josephine 1,587 0.570 -67 1,204 40 Elmer 556 0.430 -1,188 -408
41 Sarah 1,553 0.558 -21 2,433 41 Sam 552 0.427 -499 -34
42 Ruby 1,538 0.553 -37 2,002 42 Andrew 551 0.426 2 7,664
43 Laura 1,504 0.541 -297 -565 43 Lawrence 536 0.414 -453 43
44 Viola 1,495 0.537 -1,129 -1,287 44 Eugene 478 0.370 -770 -204
45 Nellie 1,491 0.536 -1,192 -1,299 45 Lee 477 0.369 -635 -113
46 Lillie 1,485 0.534 -620 -1,047 46 Floyd 472 0.365 -1,594 -376
47 Thelma 1,479 0.532 -5,095 -1,453 47 Michael 466 0.360 35 12,113
48 Julia 1,447 0.520 -45 1,664 48 Herman 449 0.347 -2,299 -394
49 Beatrice 1,439 0.517 -510 -895 49 Leonard 448 0.346 -553 -14
50 Ella 1,419 0.510 34 6,595 50 Daniel 432 0.334 35 11,208

 

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.