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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1905

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1905 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 16,067 5.185 0 1,106 1 John 8,060 5.627 0 -48
2 Helen 6,811 2.198 0 323 2 William 6,495 4.534 0 79
3 Margaret 5,690 1.836 1 388 3 James 6,042 4.218 0 187
4 Anna 5,424 1.750 -1 94 4 George 4,256 2.971 0 37
5 Ruth 5,068 1.636 0 168 5 Charles 3,608 2.519 1 202
6 Elizabeth 4,121 1.330 0 288 6 Robert 3,410 2.381 -1 -4
7 Dorothy 3,937 1.271 3 460 7 Joseph 3,302 2.305 0 11
8 Mildred 3,758 1.213 1 233 8 Frank 2,837 1.981 0 38
9 Marie 3,643 1.176 -2 48 9 Edward 2,366 1.652 0 32
10 Alice 3,611 1.165 3 480 10 Thomas 2,135 1.491 1 78
11 Florence 3,478 1.122 -3 -94 11 Henry 2,126 1.484 -1 40
12 Ethel 3,401 1.098 -1 105 12 Walter 1,902 1.328 0 29
13 Lillian 3,185 1.028 -1 46 13 Willie 1,782 1.244 1 107
14 Gladys 2,996 0.967 0 20 14 Harry 1,619 1.130 -1 -103
15 Edna 2,953 0.953 0 191 15 Albert 1,532 1.070 1 79
16 Frances 2,887 0.932 0 230 16 Arthur 1,505 1.051 -1 10
17 Annie 2,793 0.901 0 162 17 Clarence 1,377 0.961 0 67
18 Rose 2,724 0.879 0 93 18 Fred 1,284 0.896 0 61
19 Grace 2,630 0.849 0 117 19 Paul 1,262 0.881 0 68
20 Bessie 2,446 0.789 1 106 20 Harold 1,258 0.878 0 72
21 Bertha 2,434 0.786 -1 71 21 Raymond 1,159 0.809 1 66
22 Clara 2,397 0.774 2 116 22 Richard 1,033 0.721 2 76
23 Louise 2,367 0.764 5 231 23 Joe 1,024 0.715 0 65
24 Irene 2,357 0.761 2 145 24 Roy 1,016 0.709 -3 -107
25 Hazel 2,351 0.759 -2 50 25 Louis 981 0.685 1 45
26 Emma 2,298 0.742 -4 -14 26 Carl 959 0.670 -1 6
27 Gertrude 2,276 0.735 -2 7 27 Ralph 938 0.655 1 39
28 Catherine 2,198 0.709 3 215 28 Jack 907 0.633 -1 -1
29 Mabel 2,178 0.703 -2 6 29 Earl 904 0.631 0 50
30 Edith 2,137 0.690 3 193 30 Samuel 856 0.598 4 129
31 Pearl 2,108 0.680 -1 93 31 Ernest 845 0.590 1 96
32 Martha 2,091 0.675 -3 72 32 David 838 0.585 -1 21
33 Myrtle 2,026 0.654 1 121 33 Theodore 834 0.582 -3 0
34 Esther 1,993 0.643 -2 36 34 Charlie 801 0.559 -1 62
35 Minnie 1,950 0.629 0 65 35 Howard 735 0.513 0 9
36 Thelma 1,945 0.628 1 188 36 Francis 685 0.478 0 -1
37 Josephine 1,894 0.611 3 193 37 Herbert 681 0.475 0 1
38 Ruby 1,885 0.608 3 184 38 Lawrence 670 0.468 0 8
39 Eva 1,815 0.586 -3 -43 39 Andrew 620 0.433 4 73
40 Elsie 1,811 0.584 -1 92 40 Sam 620 0.433 0 17
41 Sarah 1,762 0.569 2 168 41 Elmer 602 0.420 -2 -18
42 Ida 1,757 0.567 -4 6 42 Eugene 593 0.414 2 52
43 Agnes 1,718 0.554 -1 46 43 Alfred 591 0.413 -2 -9
44 Viola 1,697 0.548 2 152 44 Floyd 523 0.365 8 77
45 Beatrice 1,661 0.536 0 112 45 Michael 513 0.358 5 51
46 Evelyn 1,661 0.536 4 290 46 Leo 512 0.357 -4 -40
47 Julia 1,642 0.530 2 216 47 Leonard 495 0.346 -1 -13
48 Nellie 1,626 0.525 -4 66 48 Anthony 490 0.342 8 68
49 Laura 1,566 0.505 -2 58 49 Lee 486 0.339 -4 -46
50 Lucille 1,533 0.495 3 182 50 Daniel 484 0.338 -1 12

 

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.