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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 -13,989 1 John 8,265 5.737 -26 1,169
2 Helen 7,176 2.289 -416 -6,418 2 William 6,567 4.558 -1 8,337
3 Margaret 6,096 1.945 -129 -3,854 3 James 5,908 4.101 -1 8,324
4 Anna 5,502 1.755 -49 -982 4 George 4,201 2.916 -120 -1,050
5 Ruth 5,140 1.640 -260 -3,946 5 Robert 3,635 2.523 -60 1,872
6 Dorothy 4,326 1.380 -595 -3,828 6 Charles 3,607 2.504 -43 3,523
7 Elizabeth 4,321 1.379 -6 4,594 7 Joseph 3,527 2.448 -12 6,833
8 Alice 4,192 1.337 -62 -388 8 Frank 2,798 1.942 -365 -1,917
9 Mildred 3,873 1.236 -2,243 -3,790 9 Edward 2,398 1.664 -160 -89
10 Florence 3,691 1.178 -970 -3,427 10 Thomas 2,176 1.510 -38 4,955
11 Marie 3,690 1.177 -640 -3,237 11 Henry 2,112 1.466 -7 8,294
12 Ethel 3,511 1.120 -4,821 -3,483 12 Walter 1,934 1.342 -253 -581
13 Lillian 3,293 1.051 -14 2,839 13 Willie 1,756 1.219 -791 -1,475
14 Frances 3,026 0.965 -424 -2,303 14 Harry 1,631 1.132 -635 -1,234
15 Edna 3,011 0.961 -2,488 -2,940 15 Arthur 1,486 1.031 -229 17
16 Gladys 3,000 0.957 -2,439 -2,927 16 Albert 1,469 1.020 -414 -755
17 Rose 2,901 0.926 -124 -842 17 Harold 1,330 0.923 -782 -1,045
18 Annie 2,774 0.885 -279 -1,687 18 Clarence 1,319 0.916 -1,183 -1,166
19 Grace 2,626 0.838 -2 4,365 19 Paul 1,309 0.909 -206 375
20 Irene 2,423 0.773 -574 -1,922 20 Fred 1,193 0.828 -1,539 -1,089
21 Bessie 2,396 0.764 -8,802 -2,384 21 Raymond 1,133 0.786 -272 59
22 Gertrude 2,375 0.758 -5,044 -2,349 22 Louis 1,101 0.764 -255 189
23 Hazel 2,315 0.739 -20 2,689 23 Richard 1,084 0.752 -152 1,185
24 Louise 2,307 0.736 -781 -1,971 24 Roy 1,024 0.711 -513 -502
25 Bertha 2,302 0.734 -4,785 -2,274 25 Joe 1,020 0.708 -659 -658
26 Catherine 2,230 0.711 -172 -657 26 Ralph 984 0.683 -1,045 -800
27 Clara 2,228 0.711 -69 794 27 Carl 951 0.660 -600 -540
28 Emma 2,224 0.710 27 17,514 28 Ernest 943 0.655 -939 -730
29 Martha 2,199 0.702 -721 -1,829 29 Earl 912 0.633 -1,461 -801
30 Edith 2,160 0.689 -446 -1,511 30 Jack 880 0.611 -5 7,539
31 Thelma 2,114 0.674 -5,111 -2,088 31 David 878 0.609 8 9,246
32 Evelyn 2,077 0.663 23 8,598 32 Howard 803 0.557 -967 -602
33 Esther 2,065 0.659 -132 -245 33 Samuel 783 0.543 12 9,540
34 Mabel 2,054 0.655 -417 -1,358 34 Charlie 744 0.516 -180 1,032
35 Pearl 2,035 0.649 -617 -1,582 35 Francis 737 0.512 -426 -86
36 Ruby 1,962 0.626 -43 1,578 36 Lawrence 717 0.498 -460 -138
37 Myrtle 1,921 0.613 OLD -1,921 37 Herbert 689 0.478 -1,843 -612
38 Josephine 1,900 0.606 -69 891 38 Theodore 688 0.478 -24 5,223
39 Minnie 1,777 0.567 -2,571 -1,710 39 Eugene 637 0.442 -775 -363
40 Elsie 1,771 0.565 -261 -694 40 Alfred 632 0.439 -821 -382
41 Agnes 1,759 0.561 -1,175 -1,563 41 Andrew 611 0.424 1 7,604
42 Eva 1,758 0.561 -31 1,856 42 Elmer 598 0.415 -1,186 -450
43 Ida 1,753 0.559 -1,267 -1,576 43 Sam 552 0.383 -497 -34
44 Sarah 1,697 0.541 -18 2,289 44 Anthony 542 0.376 12 8,260
45 Beatrice 1,679 0.536 -514 -1,135 45 Kenneth 534 0.371 -173 1,217
46 Lucille 1,676 0.535 -218 -479 46 Michael 531 0.369 34 12,048
47 Viola 1,675 0.534 -1,126 -1,467 47 Leo 508 0.353 -14 5,415
48 Julia 1,603 0.511 -45 1,508 48 Daniel 506 0.351 33 11,134
49 Nellie 1,596 0.509 -1,188 -1,404 49 Herman 502 0.348 -2,298 -447
50 Lillie 1,500 0.479 -616 -1,062 50 Leonard 492 0.342 -552 -58

 

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.