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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1906

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1906 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 16,370 5.223 -125 -14,043 1 John 8,265 5.737 -26 854
2 Helen 7,176 2.289 -411 -6,431 2 William 6,566 4.558 -1 7,950
3 Margaret 6,096 1.945 -124 -3,784 3 James 5,908 4.101 -1 7,617
4 Anna 5,502 1.755 -50 -1,357 4 George 4,201 2.916 -123 -1,142
5 Ruth 5,140 1.640 -260 -3,906 5 Robert 3,635 2.523 -66 1,505
6 Dorothy 4,326 1.380 -580 -3,809 6 Charles 3,607 2.504 -46 2,997
7 Elizabeth 4,321 1.379 -6 4,192 7 Joseph 3,527 2.448 -16 6,028
8 Alice 4,192 1.337 -63 -549 8 Frank 2,798 1.942 -384 -1,995
9 Mildred 3,873 1.236 -2,060 -3,780 9 Edward 2,398 1.664 -160 -130
10 Florence 3,691 1.178 -961 -3,422 10 Thomas 2,176 1.510 -39 4,603
11 Marie 3,690 1.177 -565 -3,160 11 Henry 2,112 1.466 -5 8,537
12 Ethel 3,511 1.120 -4,344 -3,479 12 Walter 1,934 1.342 -259 -631
13 Lillian 3,293 1.051 -21 2,241 13 Willie 1,756 1.219 -921 -1,532
14 Frances 3,026 0.965 -431 -2,311 14 Harry 1,631 1.132 -606 -1,204
15 Edna 3,011 0.961 -1,722 -2,894 15 Arthur 1,486 1.031 -215 156
16 Gladys 3,000 0.957 -3,423 -2,955 16 Albert 1,469 1.020 -436 -812
17 Rose 2,901 0.926 -106 -469 17 Harold 1,330 0.923 -780 -1,049
18 Annie 2,774 0.885 -290 -1,694 18 Clarence 1,319 0.916 -1,098 -1,147
19 Grace 2,626 0.838 -5 4,098 19 Paul 1,309 0.909 -215 316
20 Irene 2,423 0.773 -617 -1,959 20 Fred 1,193 0.828 -1,630 -1,096
21 Bessie 2,396 0.764 -10,604 -2,387 21 Raymond 1,133 0.786 -278 16
22 Gertrude 2,375 0.758 -5,464 -2,352 22 Louis 1,101 0.764 -241 267
23 Hazel 2,315 0.739 -19 2,601 23 Richard 1,084 0.752 -165 1,035
24 Louise 2,307 0.736 -776 -1,968 24 Roy 1,024 0.711 -518 -510
25 Bertha 2,302 0.734 -4,734 -2,274 25 Joe 1,020 0.708 -670 -675
26 Catherine 2,230 0.711 -178 -732 26 Ralph 984 0.683 -925 -767
27 Clara 2,228 0.711 -76 649 27 Carl 951 0.660 -673 -609
28 Emma 2,224 0.710 27 16,464 28 Ernest 943 0.655 -950 -733
29 Martha 2,199 0.702 -768 -1,858 29 Earl 912 0.633 -1,635 -817
30 Edith 2,160 0.689 -488 -1,561 30 Jack 880 0.611 2 7,954
31 Thelma 2,114 0.674 -4,927 -2,087 31 David 878 0.609 9 8,819
32 Evelyn 2,077 0.663 22 8,299 32 Howard 803 0.557 -936 -590
33 Esther 2,065 0.659 -120 -234 33 Samuel 783 0.543 12 8,951
34 Mabel 2,054 0.655 -402 -1,332 34 Charlie 744 0.516 -184 972
35 Pearl 2,035 0.649 -612 -1,580 35 Francis 737 0.512 -445 -131
36 Ruby 1,962 0.626 -38 1,590 36 Lawrence 717 0.498 -462 -144
37 Myrtle 1,921 0.613 OLD -1,921 37 Herbert 689 0.478 -1,990 -618
38 Josephine 1,900 0.606 -53 1,123 38 Theodore 688 0.478 -6 6,332
39 Minnie 1,777 0.567 -2,580 -1,711 39 Eugene 637 0.442 -823 -385
40 Elsie 1,771 0.565 -240 -593 40 Alfred 632 0.439 -832 -383
41 Agnes 1,759 0.561 -1,163 -1,564 41 Andrew 611 0.424 -2 6,623
42 Eva 1,758 0.561 -33 1,784 42 Elmer 598 0.415 -1,217 -453
43 Ida 1,753 0.559 -1,178 -1,563 43 Sam 552 0.383 -560 -101
44 Sarah 1,697 0.541 -23 2,037 44 Anthony 542 0.376 6 7,461
45 Beatrice 1,679 0.536 -528 -1,144 45 Kenneth 534 0.371 -181 1,121
46 Lucille 1,676 0.535 -249 -561 46 Michael 531 0.369 32 11,089
47 Viola 1,675 0.534 -1,087 -1,461 47 Leo 508 0.353 -3 6,211
48 Julia 1,603 0.511 -45 1,386 48 Daniel 506 0.351 33 10,667
49 Nellie 1,596 0.509 -1,022 -1,360 49 Herman 502 0.348 -2,183 -441
50 Lillie 1,500 0.479 -618 -1,061 50 Leonard 492 0.342 -583 -77

 

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.