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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1905

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1905 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 16,067 5.185 -125 -13,686 1 John 8,060 5.627 -26 1,374
2 Helen 6,811 2.198 -416 -6,053 2 William 6,495 4.534 -1 8,409
3 Margaret 5,690 1.836 -129 -3,448 3 James 6,042 4.218 -1 8,190
4 Anna 5,424 1.750 -49 -904 4 George 4,256 2.971 -120 -1,105
5 Ruth 5,068 1.636 -260 -3,874 5 Charles 3,608 2.519 -44 3,522
6 Elizabeth 4,121 1.330 -7 4,794 6 Robert 3,410 2.381 -59 2,097
7 Dorothy 3,937 1.271 -594 -3,439 7 Joseph 3,302 2.305 -12 7,058
8 Mildred 3,758 1.213 -2,244 -3,675 8 Frank 2,837 1.981 -365 -1,956
9 Marie 3,643 1.176 -642 -3,190 9 Edward 2,366 1.652 -160 -57
10 Alice 3,611 1.165 -60 193 10 Thomas 2,135 1.491 -38 4,996
11 Florence 3,478 1.122 -969 -3,214 11 Henry 2,126 1.484 -7 8,280
12 Ethel 3,401 1.098 -4,821 -3,373 12 Walter 1,902 1.328 -253 -549
13 Lillian 3,185 1.028 -14 2,947 13 Willie 1,782 1.244 -791 -1,501
14 Gladys 2,996 0.967 -2,441 -2,923 14 Harry 1,619 1.130 -635 -1,222
15 Edna 2,953 0.953 -2,488 -2,882 15 Albert 1,532 1.070 -415 -818
16 Frances 2,887 0.932 -422 -2,164 16 Arthur 1,505 1.051 -228 -2
17 Annie 2,793 0.901 -280 -1,706 17 Clarence 1,377 0.961 -1,184 -1,224
18 Rose 2,724 0.879 -123 -665 18 Fred 1,284 0.896 -1,541 -1,180
19 Grace 2,630 0.849 -2 4,361 19 Paul 1,262 0.881 -206 422
20 Bessie 2,446 0.789 -8,803 -2,434 20 Harold 1,258 0.878 -779 -973
21 Bertha 2,434 0.786 -4,789 -2,406 21 Raymond 1,159 0.809 -272 33
22 Clara 2,397 0.774 -74 625 22 Richard 1,033 0.721 -153 1,236
23 Louise 2,367 0.764 -782 -2,031 23 Joe 1,024 0.715 -661 -662
24 Irene 2,357 0.761 -570 -1,856 24 Roy 1,016 0.709 -513 -494
25 Hazel 2,351 0.759 -18 2,653 25 Louis 981 0.685 -252 309
26 Emma 2,298 0.742 25 17,440 26 Carl 959 0.670 -601 -548
27 Gertrude 2,276 0.735 -5,039 -2,250 27 Ralph 938 0.655 -1,044 -754
28 Catherine 2,198 0.709 -170 -625 28 Jack 907 0.633 -7 7,512
29 Mabel 2,178 0.703 -422 -1,482 29 Earl 904 0.631 -1,461 -793
30 Edith 2,137 0.690 -446 -1,488 30 Samuel 856 0.598 9 9,467
31 Pearl 2,108 0.680 -621 -1,655 31 Ernest 845 0.590 -936 -632
32 Martha 2,091 0.675 -718 -1,721 32 David 838 0.585 9 9,286
33 Myrtle 2,026 0.654 OLD -2,026 33 Theodore 834 0.582 -29 5,077
34 Esther 1,993 0.643 -131 -173 34 Charlie 801 0.559 -180 975
35 Minnie 1,950 0.629 -2,575 -1,883 35 Howard 735 0.513 -964 -534
36 Thelma 1,945 0.628 -5,106 -1,919 36 Francis 685 0.478 -425 -34
37 Josephine 1,894 0.611 -70 897 37 Herbert 681 0.475 -1,843 -604
38 Ruby 1,885 0.608 -41 1,655 38 Lawrence 670 0.468 -458 -91
39 Eva 1,815 0.586 -34 1,799 39 Andrew 620 0.433 -1 7,595
40 Elsie 1,811 0.584 -261 -734 40 Sam 620 0.433 -500 -102
41 Sarah 1,762 0.569 -21 2,224 41 Elmer 602 0.420 -1,187 -454
42 Ida 1,757 0.567 -1,268 -1,580 42 Eugene 593 0.414 -772 -319
43 Agnes 1,718 0.554 -1,173 -1,522 43 Alfred 591 0.413 -818 -341
44 Viola 1,697 0.548 -1,129 -1,489 44 Floyd 523 0.365 -1,596 -427
45 Beatrice 1,661 0.536 -514 -1,117 45 Michael 513 0.358 33 12,066
46 Evelyn 1,661 0.536 37 9,014 46 Leo 512 0.357 -15 5,411
47 Julia 1,642 0.530 -46 1,469 47 Leonard 495 0.346 -555 -61
48 Nellie 1,626 0.525 -1,189 -1,434 48 Anthony 490 0.342 16 8,312
49 Laura 1,566 0.505 -291 -627 49 Lee 486 0.339 -631 -122
50 Lucille 1,533 0.495 -214 -336 50 Daniel 484 0.338 35 11,156

 

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.