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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 -16,338 1 John 9,342 5.615 -26 -223
2 Helen 8,439 2.380 -411 -7,694 2 William 7,528 4.525 -1 6,988
3 Margaret 6,976 1.968 -124 -4,664 3 James 7,012 4.215 -1 6,513
4 Ruth 6,180 1.743 -261 -4,946 4 George 4,584 2.755 -123 -1,525
5 Anna 5,860 1.653 -49 -1,715 5 Robert 4,219 2.536 -66 921
6 Dorothy 5,703 1.609 -580 -5,186 6 Joseph 4,162 2.502 -17 5,393
7 Elizabeth 4,904 1.383 -6 3,609 7 Charles 3,929 2.362 -45 2,675
8 Mildred 4,624 1.304 -2,061 -4,531 8 Frank 3,146 1.891 -384 -2,343
9 Alice 4,270 1.204 -62 -627 9 Edward 2,707 1.627 -160 -439
10 Marie 4,076 1.150 -566 -3,546 10 Thomas 2,301 1.383 -39 4,478
11 Florence 3,883 1.095 -960 -3,614 11 Henry 2,283 1.372 -5 8,366
12 Ethel 3,786 1.068 -4,344 -3,754 12 Walter 2,192 1.318 -259 -889
13 Lillian 3,634 1.025 -21 1,900 13 Willie 1,964 1.181 -921 -1,740
14 Frances 3,593 1.013 -431 -2,878 14 Harry 1,934 1.163 -606 -1,507
15 Gladys 3,580 1.010 -3,424 -3,535 15 Albert 1,642 0.987 -437 -985
16 Rose 3,382 0.954 -107 -950 16 Arthur 1,601 0.962 -214 41
17 Edna 3,365 0.949 -1,720 -3,248 17 Harold 1,542 0.927 -780 -1,261
18 Louise 2,937 0.828 -782 -2,598 18 Paul 1,478 0.888 -216 147
19 Grace 2,901 0.818 -5 3,823 19 Clarence 1,428 0.858 -1,097 -1,256
20 Evelyn 2,857 0.806 10 7,519 20 Fred 1,381 0.830 -1,630 -1,284
21 Annie 2,820 0.795 -287 -1,740 21 Raymond 1,381 0.830 -278 -232
22 Catherine 2,750 0.776 -182 -1,252 22 Louis 1,317 0.792 -241 51
23 Irene 2,732 0.771 -614 -2,268 23 Richard 1,244 0.748 -165 875
24 Hazel 2,698 0.761 -18 2,218 24 Joe 1,209 0.727 -671 -864
25 Gertrude 2,562 0.723 -5,461 -2,539 25 Ralph 1,138 0.684 -926 -921
26 Thelma 2,526 0.712 -4,932 -2,499 26 Roy 1,097 0.659 -516 -583
27 Edith 2,410 0.680 -491 -1,811 27 Jack 1,086 0.653 -1 7,748
28 Josephine 2,389 0.674 -63 634 28 Howard 1,078 0.648 -940 -865
29 Bertha 2,384 0.672 -4,730 -2,356 29 Carl 1,074 0.646 -671 -732
30 Emma 2,357 0.665 29 16,331 30 David 1,016 0.611 8 8,681
31 Clara 2,352 0.663 -72 525 31 Ernest 1,000 0.601 -947 -790
32 Martha 2,324 0.656 -765 -1,983 32 Earl 999 0.600 -1,632 -904
33 Ruby 2,229 0.629 -41 1,323 33 Samuel 960 0.577 12 8,774
34 Bessie 2,201 0.621 -10,591 -2,192 34 Francis 853 0.513 -446 -247
35 Virginia 2,195 0.619 -505 -1,617 35 Lawrence 815 0.490 -463 -242
36 Esther 2,187 0.617 -117 -356 36 Herbert 759 0.456 -1,991 -688
37 Mabel 2,096 0.591 -399 -1,374 37 Charlie 740 0.445 -181 976
38 Lucille 2,080 0.587 -257 -965 38 Alfred 739 0.444 -834 -490
39 Pearl 2,075 0.585 -608 -1,620 39 Andrew 722 0.434 -4 6,512
40 Beatrice 1,997 0.563 -533 -1,462 40 Kenneth 692 0.416 -186 963
41 Elsie 1,983 0.559 -239 -805 41 Anthony 690 0.415 3 7,313
42 Viola 1,964 0.554 -1,092 -1,750 42 Elmer 689 0.414 -1,217 -544
43 Ida 1,952 0.551 -1,178 -1,762 43 Eugene 689 0.414 -819 -437
44 Myrtle 1,952 0.551 OLD -1,952 44 Michael 688 0.414 30 10,932
45 Agnes 1,934 0.546 -1,159 -1,739 45 Donald 664 0.399 -481 -131
46 Eva 1,930 0.544 -29 1,612 46 Sam 644 0.387 -557 -193
47 Minnie 1,817 0.513 -2,572 -1,751 47 Theodore 643 0.387 3 6,377
48 Sarah 1,814 0.512 -19 1,920 48 Leonard 614 0.369 -585 -199
49 Nellie 1,757 0.496 -1,022 -1,521 49 Leo 584 0.351 -1 6,135
50 Julia 1,749 0.493 -43 1,240 50 Herman 562 0.338 -2,182 -501

 

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.