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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1908

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1908 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 18,665 5.265 -125 -16,284 1 John 9,342 5.615 -26 92
2 Helen 8,439 2.380 -416 -7,681 2 William 7,528 4.525 -1 7,376
3 Margaret 6,976 1.968 -129 -4,734 3 James 7,012 4.215 -1 7,220
4 Ruth 6,180 1.743 -261 -4,986 4 George 4,584 2.755 -120 -1,433
5 Anna 5,860 1.653 -48 -1,340 5 Robert 4,219 2.536 -60 1,288
6 Dorothy 5,703 1.609 -595 -5,205 6 Joseph 4,162 2.502 -13 6,198
7 Elizabeth 4,904 1.383 -6 4,011 7 Charles 3,929 2.362 -42 3,201
8 Mildred 4,624 1.304 -2,244 -4,541 8 Frank 3,146 1.891 -365 -2,265
9 Alice 4,270 1.204 -61 -466 9 Edward 2,707 1.627 -160 -398
10 Marie 4,076 1.150 -641 -3,623 10 Thomas 2,301 1.383 -38 4,830
11 Florence 3,883 1.095 -969 -3,619 11 Henry 2,283 1.372 -7 8,123
12 Ethel 3,786 1.068 -4,821 -3,758 12 Walter 2,192 1.318 -253 -839
13 Lillian 3,634 1.025 -14 2,498 13 Willie 1,964 1.181 -791 -1,683
14 Frances 3,593 1.013 -424 -2,870 14 Harry 1,934 1.162 -635 -1,537
15 Gladys 3,580 1.010 -2,440 -3,507 15 Albert 1,642 0.987 -415 -928
16 Rose 3,382 0.954 -125 -1,323 16 Arthur 1,601 0.962 -228 -98
17 Edna 3,365 0.949 -2,486 -3,294 17 Harold 1,542 0.927 -782 -1,257
18 Louise 2,937 0.828 -787 -2,601 18 Paul 1,478 0.888 -207 206
19 Grace 2,901 0.818 -2 4,090 19 Clarence 1,428 0.858 -1,182 -1,275
20 Evelyn 2,857 0.806 11 7,818 20 Fred 1,381 0.830 -1,539 -1,277
21 Annie 2,820 0.795 -276 -1,733 21 Raymond 1,381 0.830 -272 -189
22 Catherine 2,750 0.776 -176 -1,177 22 Louis 1,317 0.792 -255 -27
23 Irene 2,732 0.771 -571 -2,231 23 Richard 1,244 0.748 -152 1,025
24 Hazel 2,698 0.761 -19 2,306 24 Joe 1,209 0.727 -660 -847
25 Gertrude 2,562 0.723 -5,041 -2,536 25 Ralph 1,138 0.684 -1,046 -954
26 Thelma 2,526 0.712 -5,116 -2,500 26 Roy 1,097 0.659 -511 -575
27 Edith 2,410 0.680 -449 -1,761 27 Jack 1,086 0.653 -8 7,333
28 Josephine 2,389 0.674 -79 402 28 Howard 1,078 0.648 -971 -877
29 Bertha 2,384 0.672 -4,781 -2,356 29 Carl 1,074 0.646 -598 -663
30 Emma 2,357 0.665 29 17,381 30 David 1,016 0.611 7 9,108
31 Clara 2,352 0.663 -65 670 31 Ernest 1,000 0.601 -936 -787
32 Martha 2,324 0.656 -718 -1,954 32 Earl 999 0.600 -1,458 -888
33 Ruby 2,229 0.629 -46 1,311 33 Samuel 960 0.577 12 9,363
34 Bessie 2,201 0.621 -8,789 -2,189 34 Francis 853 0.513 -427 -202
35 Virginia 2,195 0.619 -479 -1,587 35 Lawrence 815 0.490 -461 -236
36 Esther 2,187 0.617 -129 -367 36 Herbert 759 0.456 -1,844 -682
37 Mabel 2,096 0.591 -414 -1,400 37 Charlie 740 0.445 -177 1,036
38 Lucille 2,080 0.587 -226 -883 38 Alfred 739 0.444 -823 -489
39 Pearl 2,075 0.585 -613 -1,622 39 Andrew 722 0.434 -1 7,493
40 Beatrice 1,997 0.563 -519 -1,453 40 Kenneth 692 0.416 -178 1,059
41 Elsie 1,983 0.559 -260 -906 41 Anthony 690 0.415 9 8,112
42 Viola 1,964 0.554 -1,131 -1,756 42 Elmer 689 0.414 -1,186 -541
43 Ida 1,952 0.551 -1,267 -1,775 43 Eugene 689 0.414 -771 -415
44 Myrtle 1,952 0.551 OLD -1,952 44 Michael 689 0.414 32 11,890
45 Agnes 1,934 0.546 -1,171 -1,738 45 Donald 664 0.399 -443 -70
46 Eva 1,930 0.544 -27 1,684 46 Sam 644 0.387 -494 -126
47 Minnie 1,817 0.513 -2,563 -1,750 47 Theodore 643 0.386 -15 5,268
48 Sarah 1,814 0.512 -14 2,172 48 Leonard 614 0.369 -554 -180
49 Nellie 1,757 0.496 -1,188 -1,565 49 Leo 584 0.351 -12 5,339
50 Julia 1,749 0.493 -43 1,362 50 Herman 562 0.338 -2,297 -507

 

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.