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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 -16,878 1 John 9,591 5.423 -26 -157
2 Helen 9,250 2.513 -416 -8,492 2 William 7,914 4.475 -1 6,990
3 Margaret 7,359 1.999 -129 -5,117 3 James 7,594 4.294 -1 6,638
4 Ruth 6,509 1.768 -261 -5,315 4 George 4,688 2.651 -120 -1,537
5 Dorothy 6,253 1.699 -596 -5,755 5 Robert 4,563 2.580 -60 944
6 Anna 5,804 1.577 -47 -1,284 6 Joseph 4,348 2.458 -13 6,012
7 Elizabeth 5,176 1.406 -6 3,739 7 Charles 4,029 2.278 -42 3,101
8 Mildred 5,054 1.373 -2,244 -4,971 8 Frank 3,244 1.834 -365 -2,363
9 Marie 4,301 1.168 -642 -3,848 9 Edward 2,935 1.659 -160 -626
10 Alice 4,170 1.133 -60 -366 10 Thomas 2,468 1.395 -38 4,663
11 Florence 3,789 1.029 -969 -3,525 11 Henry 2,411 1.363 -7 7,995
12 Frances 3,780 1.027 -426 -3,057 12 Walter 2,287 1.293 -253 -934
13 Ethel 3,661 0.995 -4,820 -3,633 13 Willie 2,175 1.230 -791 -1,894
14 Lillian 3,596 0.977 -13 2,536 14 Harry 1,924 1.088 -635 -1,527
15 Gladys 3,538 0.961 -2,440 -3,465 15 Albert 1,816 1.027 -415 -1,102
16 Edna 3,429 0.932 -2,487 -3,358 16 Harold 1,725 0.975 -783 -1,440
17 Rose 3,374 0.917 -124 -1,315 17 Paul 1,676 0.948 -208 8
18 Evelyn 3,157 0.858 9 7,518 18 Arthur 1,665 0.941 -226 -162
19 Louise 3,019 0.820 -786 -2,683 19 Clarence 1,518 0.858 -1,182 -1,365
20 Irene 2,961 0.804 -574 -2,460 20 Raymond 1,441 0.815 -273 -249
21 Grace 2,912 0.791 0 4,079 21 Richard 1,427 0.807 -154 842
22 Annie 2,904 0.789 -275 -1,817 22 Fred 1,355 0.766 -1,537 -1,251
23 Catherine 2,897 0.787 -175 -1,324 23 Joe 1,292 0.730 -661 -930
24 Hazel 2,708 0.736 -19 2,296 24 Louis 1,231 0.696 -253 59
25 Gertrude 2,622 0.712 -5,041 -2,596 25 Carl 1,215 0.687 -602 -804
26 Thelma 2,612 0.710 -5,116 -2,586 26 Howard 1,166 0.659 -973 -965
27 Ruby 2,524 0.686 -52 1,016 27 Jack 1,150 0.650 -8 7,269
28 Martha 2,510 0.682 -722 -2,140 28 Roy 1,135 0.642 -509 -613
29 Bertha 2,444 0.664 -4,781 -2,416 29 David 1,094 0.619 6 9,030
30 Virginia 2,420 0.657 -484 -1,812 30 Ralph 1,091 0.617 -1,041 -907
31 Josephine 2,416 0.656 -76 375 31 Earl 1,007 0.569 -1,459 -896
32 Clara 2,403 0.653 -64 619 32 Samuel 983 0.556 11 9,340
33 Edith 2,371 0.644 -443 -1,722 33 Francis 886 0.501 -428 -235
34 Emma 2,338 0.635 33 17,400 34 Ernest 885 0.500 -933 -672
35 Bessie 2,276 0.618 -8,788 -2,264 35 Lawrence 854 0.483 -461 -275
36 Lucille 2,192 0.596 -228 -995 36 Charlie 833 0.471 -178 943
37 Esther 2,185 0.594 -128 -365 37 Herbert 831 0.470 -1,843 -754
38 Beatrice 2,105 0.572 -521 -1,561 38 Andrew 766 0.433 -2 7,449
39 Elsie 2,064 0.561 -262 -987 39 Alfred 763 0.431 -822 -513
40 Pearl 2,048 0.556 -612 -1,595 40 Anthony 758 0.429 8 8,044
41 Mabel 2,007 0.545 -410 -1,311 41 Kenneth 746 0.422 -177 1,005
42 Agnes 1,974 0.536 -1,174 -1,778 42 Donald 725 0.410 -446 -131
43 Myrtle 1,950 0.530 OLD -1,950 43 Eugene 724 0.409 -771 -450
44 Ida 1,943 0.528 -1,266 -1,766 44 Sam 700 0.396 -496 -182
45 Julia 1,931 0.525 -48 1,180 45 Elmer 687 0.388 -1,183 -539
46 Viola 1,926 0.523 -1,127 -1,718 46 Leonard 665 0.376 -556 -231
47 Eva 1,896 0.515 -26 1,718 47 Michael 635 0.359 35 11,944
48 Pauline 1,896 0.515 -2,763 -1,836 48 Herman 618 0.349 -2,299 -563
49 Sarah 1,845 0.501 -13 2,141 49 Leo 609 0.344 -12 5,314
50 Minnie 1,779 0.483 -2,560 -1,712 50 Stanley 607 0.343 -652 -259

 

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.