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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1909

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1909 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 19,259 5.232 -125 -16,932 1 John 9,591 5.423 -26 -472
2 Helen 9,250 2.513 -411 -8,505 2 William 7,914 4.475 -1 6,602
3 Margaret 7,359 1.999 -124 -5,047 3 James 7,594 4.294 -1 5,931
4 Ruth 6,509 1.768 -261 -5,275 4 George 4,688 2.651 -123 -1,629
5 Dorothy 6,253 1.699 -581 -5,736 5 Robert 4,563 2.580 -66 577
6 Anna 5,804 1.577 -48 -1,659 6 Joseph 4,348 2.458 -17 5,207
7 Elizabeth 5,176 1.406 -6 3,337 7 Charles 4,029 2.278 -45 2,575
8 Mildred 5,054 1.373 -2,061 -4,961 8 Frank 3,244 1.834 -384 -2,441
9 Marie 4,301 1.168 -567 -3,771 9 Edward 2,935 1.659 -160 -667
10 Alice 4,170 1.133 -61 -527 10 Thomas 2,468 1.395 -39 4,311
11 Florence 3,789 1.029 -960 -3,520 11 Henry 2,411 1.363 -5 8,238
12 Frances 3,780 1.027 -433 -3,065 12 Walter 2,287 1.293 -259 -984
13 Ethel 3,661 0.995 -4,343 -3,629 13 Willie 2,175 1.230 -921 -1,951
14 Lillian 3,596 0.977 -20 1,938 14 Harry 1,924 1.088 -606 -1,497
15 Gladys 3,538 0.961 -3,424 -3,493 15 Albert 1,816 1.027 -437 -1,159
16 Edna 3,429 0.932 -1,721 -3,312 16 Harold 1,725 0.975 -781 -1,444
17 Rose 3,374 0.917 -106 -942 17 Paul 1,676 0.948 -217 -51
18 Evelyn 3,157 0.858 8 7,219 18 Arthur 1,665 0.941 -212 -23
19 Louise 3,019 0.820 -781 -2,680 19 Clarence 1,518 0.858 -1,097 -1,346
20 Irene 2,961 0.804 -617 -2,497 20 Raymond 1,441 0.815 -279 -292
21 Grace 2,912 0.791 -3 3,812 21 Richard 1,427 0.807 -167 692
22 Annie 2,904 0.789 -286 -1,824 22 Fred 1,355 0.766 -1,628 -1,258
23 Catherine 2,897 0.787 -181 -1,399 23 Joe 1,292 0.730 -672 -947
24 Hazel 2,708 0.736 -18 2,208 24 Louis 1,231 0.696 -239 137
25 Gertrude 2,622 0.712 -5,461 -2,599 25 Carl 1,215 0.687 -675 -873
26 Thelma 2,612 0.710 -4,932 -2,585 26 Howard 1,166 0.659 -942 -953
27 Ruby 2,524 0.686 -47 1,028 27 Jack 1,150 0.650 -1 7,684
28 Martha 2,510 0.682 -769 -2,169 28 Roy 1,135 0.642 -514 -621
29 Bertha 2,444 0.664 -4,730 -2,416 29 David 1,094 0.619 7 8,603
30 Virginia 2,420 0.657 -510 -1,842 30 Ralph 1,091 0.617 -921 -874
31 Josephine 2,416 0.656 -60 607 31 Earl 1,007 0.569 -1,633 -912
32 Clara 2,403 0.653 -71 474 32 Samuel 983 0.556 11 8,751
33 Edith 2,371 0.644 -485 -1,772 33 Francis 886 0.501 -447 -280
34 Emma 2,338 0.635 33 16,350 34 Ernest 885 0.500 -944 -675
35 Bessie 2,276 0.618 -10,590 -2,267 35 Lawrence 854 0.483 -463 -281
36 Lucille 2,192 0.596 -259 -1,077 36 Charlie 833 0.471 -182 883
37 Esther 2,185 0.594 -116 -354 37 Herbert 831 0.470 -1,990 -760
38 Beatrice 2,105 0.572 -535 -1,570 38 Andrew 766 0.433 -5 6,468
39 Elsie 2,064 0.561 -241 -886 39 Alfred 763 0.431 -833 -514
40 Pearl 2,048 0.556 -607 -1,593 40 Anthony 758 0.429 2 7,245
41 Mabel 2,007 0.545 -395 -1,285 41 Kenneth 746 0.422 -185 909
42 Agnes 1,974 0.536 -1,162 -1,779 42 Donald 725 0.410 -484 -192
43 Myrtle 1,950 0.530 OLD -1,950 43 Eugene 724 0.409 -819 -472
44 Ida 1,943 0.528 -1,177 -1,753 44 Sam 700 0.396 -559 -249
45 Julia 1,931 0.525 -48 1,058 45 Elmer 687 0.388 -1,214 -542
46 Viola 1,926 0.523 -1,088 -1,712 46 Leonard 665 0.376 -587 -250
47 Eva 1,896 0.515 -28 1,646 47 Michael 635 0.359 33 10,985
48 Pauline 1,896 0.515 -2,737 -1,835 48 Herman 618 0.349 -2,184 -557
49 Sarah 1,845 0.501 -18 1,889 49 Leo 609 0.344 -1 6,110
50 Minnie 1,779 0.483 -2,569 -1,713 50 Stanley 607 0.343 -657 -268

 

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.