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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1912

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1912 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 32,304 5.506 0 7,914 1 John 24,587 5.446 0 11,141
2 Helen 16,133 2.750 0 4,332 2 William 19,626 4.347 0 9,033
3 Dorothy 12,645 2.155 1 3,776 3 James 17,644 3.908 0 7,693
4 Margaret 12,535 2.136 -1 3,256 4 Robert 12,837 2.843 1 6,311
5 Ruth 11,280 1.923 0 3,277 5 Joseph 12,062 2.672 1 5,574
6 Mildred 8,764 1.494 2 2,493 6 George 11,734 2.599 -2 5,148
7 Anna 8,586 1.463 -1 1,833 7 Charles 11,070 2.452 0 5,345
8 Elizabeth 8,528 1.454 -1 2,230 8 Edward 7,936 1.758 1 3,772
9 Frances 6,680 1.139 1 1,713 9 Frank 7,912 1.753 -1 3,598
10 Marie 6,642 1.132 -1 1,625 10 Thomas 6,087 1.348 0 2,795
11 Alice 6,285 1.071 0 1,472 11 Walter 5,808 1.287 1 2,734
12 Florence 5,739 0.978 0 1,315 12 Henry 5,644 1.250 -1 2,477
13 Evelyn 5,620 0.958 3 1,545 13 Harold 5,102 1.130 3 2,654
14 Lillian 5,568 0.949 -1 1,201 14 Paul 4,785 1.060 3 2,392
15 Rose 5,431 0.926 -1 1,280 15 Arthur 4,685 1.038 3 2,309
16 Edna 5,136 0.875 1 1,179 16 Harry 4,624 1.024 -3 2,086
17 Louise 5,116 0.872 2 1,391 17 Albert 4,587 1.016 -2 2,109
18 Ethel 5,073 0.865 -3 932 18 Raymond 4,374 0.969 1 2,286
19 Gladys 4,980 0.849 -1 1,047 19 Richard 4,188 0.928 1 2,158
20 Virginia 4,810 0.820 6 1,547 20 Louis 3,591 0.795 1 1,753
21 Catherine 4,666 0.795 -1 1,101 21 Clarence 3,590 0.795 2 1,815
22 Irene 4,646 0.792 -1 1,144 22 Willie 3,508 0.777 -8 1,016
23 Ruby 4,452 0.759 -1 1,080 23 Ralph 3,435 0.761 1 1,761
24 Grace 4,418 0.753 -1 1,114 24 Carl 3,224 0.714 2 1,650
25 Hazel 4,197 0.715 0 907 25 Howard 3,212 0.711 3 1,745
26 Thelma 4,183 0.713 1 1,017 26 Fred 3,103 0.687 -4 1,295
27 Annie 4,083 0.696 -3 785 27 Donald 2,872 0.636 9 1,597
28 Josephine 3,980 0.678 1 969 28 Jack 2,870 0.636 -3 1,202
29 Martha 3,911 0.667 -1 892 29 David 2,858 0.633 -2 1,302
30 Gertrude 3,887 0.663 0 992 30 Samuel 2,602 0.576 0 1,204
31 Edith 3,841 0.655 0 1,016 31 Roy 2,591 0.574 0 1,197
32 Lucille 3,763 0.641 0 1,023 32 Ernest 2,569 0.569 0 1,231
33 Esther 3,569 0.608 1 893 33 Kenneth 2,538 0.562 7 1,389
34 Clara 3,480 0.593 -1 789 34 Earl 2,518 0.558 0 1,213
35 Emma 3,357 0.572 0 741 35 Francis 2,516 0.557 -2 1,205
36 Bertha 3,288 0.560 0 682 36 Joe 2,515 0.557 -7 1,066
37 Beatrice 3,205 0.546 0 683 37 Anthony 2,480 0.549 -2 1,192
38 Pauline 3,163 0.539 0 818 38 Lawrence 2,467 0.546 -1 1,246
39 Eleanor 3,120 0.532 10 1,085 39 Herbert 2,236 0.495 2 1,111
40 Agnes 2,945 0.502 -1 630 40 Alfred 2,210 0.490 -1 1,052
41 Sarah 2,919 0.498 1 718 41 Eugene 2,114 0.468 2 1,056
42 Elsie 2,895 0.493 -1 671 42 Michael 2,104 0.466 -4 945
43 Bessie 2,832 0.483 -3 553 43 Stanley 2,017 0.447 1 1,020
44 Julia 2,825 0.482 0 667 44 Andrew 1,946 0.431 -2 848
45 Ida 2,740 0.467 0 621 45 Leonard 1,928 0.427 1 975
46 Mabel 2,714 0.463 -3 543 46 Woodrow 1,843 0.408 188 1,722
47 Ann 2,666 0.454 6 784 47 Elmer 1,840 0.408 1 946
48 Doris 2,657 0.453 8 845 48 Peter 1,679 0.372 2 834
49 Eva 2,636 0.449 -3 527 49 Leo 1,654 0.366 2 810
50 Myrtle 2,599 0.443 0 566 50 Herman 1,646 0.365 -1 793

 

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.