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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1909

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1909 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 19,259 5.232 0 594 1 John 9,591 5.423 0 249
2 Helen 9,250 2.513 0 811 2 William 7,914 4.475 0 386
3 Margaret 7,359 1.999 0 383 3 James 7,594 4.294 0 582
4 Ruth 6,509 1.768 0 329 4 George 4,688 2.651 0 104
5 Dorothy 6,253 1.699 1 550 5 Robert 4,563 2.580 0 344
6 Anna 5,804 1.577 -1 -56 6 Joseph 4,348 2.458 0 186
7 Elizabeth 5,176 1.406 0 272 7 Charles 4,029 2.278 0 100
8 Mildred 5,054 1.373 0 430 8 Frank 3,244 1.834 0 98
9 Marie 4,301 1.168 1 225 9 Edward 2,935 1.659 0 228
10 Alice 4,170 1.133 -1 -100 10 Thomas 2,468 1.395 0 167
11 Florence 3,789 1.029 0 -94 11 Henry 2,411 1.363 0 128
12 Frances 3,780 1.027 2 187 12 Walter 2,287 1.293 0 95
13 Ethel 3,661 0.995 -1 -125 13 Willie 2,175 1.230 0 211
14 Lillian 3,596 0.977 -1 -38 14 Harry 1,924 1.088 0 -10
15 Gladys 3,538 0.961 0 -42 15 Albert 1,816 1.027 0 174
16 Edna 3,429 0.932 1 64 16 Harold 1,725 0.975 1 183
17 Rose 3,374 0.917 -1 -8 17 Paul 1,676 0.948 1 198
18 Evelyn 3,157 0.858 2 300 18 Arthur 1,665 0.941 -2 64
19 Louise 3,019 0.820 -1 82 19 Clarence 1,518 0.858 0 90
20 Irene 2,961 0.804 3 229 20 Raymond 1,441 0.815 1 60
21 Grace 2,912 0.791 -2 11 21 Richard 1,427 0.807 2 183
22 Annie 2,904 0.789 -1 84 22 Fred 1,355 0.766 -2 -26
23 Catherine 2,897 0.787 -1 147 23 Joe 1,292 0.730 1 83
24 Hazel 2,708 0.736 0 10 24 Louis 1,231 0.696 -2 -86
25 Gertrude 2,622 0.712 0 60 25 Carl 1,215 0.687 4 141
26 Thelma 2,612 0.710 0 86 26 Howard 1,166 0.659 2 88
27 Ruby 2,524 0.686 6 295 27 Jack 1,150 0.650 0 64
28 Martha 2,510 0.682 4 186 28 Roy 1,135 0.642 -2 38
29 Bertha 2,444 0.664 0 60 29 David 1,094 0.619 1 78
30 Virginia 2,420 0.657 5 225 30 Ralph 1,091 0.617 -5 -47
31 Josephine 2,416 0.656 -3 27 31 Earl 1,007 0.569 1 8
32 Clara 2,403 0.653 -1 51 32 Samuel 983 0.556 1 23
33 Edith 2,371 0.644 -6 -39 33 Francis 886 0.501 1 33
34 Emma 2,338 0.635 -4 -19 34 Ernest 885 0.500 -3 -115
35 Bessie 2,276 0.618 -1 75 35 Lawrence 854 0.483 0 39
36 Lucille 2,192 0.596 2 112 36 Charlie 833 0.471 1 93
37 Esther 2,185 0.594 -1 -2 37 Herbert 831 0.470 -1 72
38 Beatrice 2,105 0.572 2 108 38 Andrew 766 0.433 1 44
39 Elsie 2,064 0.561 2 81 39 Alfred 763 0.431 -1 24
40 Pearl 2,048 0.556 -1 -27 40 Anthony 758 0.429 1 68
41 Mabel 2,007 0.545 -4 -89 41 Kenneth 746 0.422 -1 54
42 Agnes 1,974 0.536 3 40 42 Donald 725 0.410 3 61
43 Myrtle 1,950 0.530 1 -2 43 Eugene 724 0.409 0 35
44 Ida 1,943 0.528 -1 -9 44 Sam 700 0.396 2 56
45 Julia 1,931 0.525 5 182 45 Elmer 687 0.388 -3 -2
46 Viola 1,926 0.523 -4 -38 46 Leonard 665 0.376 2 51
47 Eva 1,896 0.515 -1 -34 47 Michael 635 0.359 -3 -54
48 Pauline 1,896 0.515 3 194 48 Herman 618 0.349 2 56
49 Sarah 1,845 0.501 -1 31 49 Leo 609 0.344 0 25
50 Minnie 1,779 0.483 -3 -38 50 Stanley 607 0.343 2 60

 

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.