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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1912

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1912 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 32,304 5.506 -125 -29,923 1 John 24,587 5.446 -26 -15,153
2 Helen 16,133 2.750 -416 -15,375 2 William 19,626 4.347 -1 -4,722
3 Dorothy 12,645 2.155 -598 -12,147 3 James 17,644 3.908 -1 -3,412
4 Margaret 12,535 2.136 -128 -10,293 4 Robert 12,837 2.843 -61 -7,330
5 Ruth 11,280 1.923 -260 -10,086 5 Joseph 12,062 2.672 -14 -1,702
6 Mildred 8,764 1.494 -2,246 -8,681 6 George 11,734 2.599 -118 -8,583
7 Anna 8,586 1.463 -46 -4,066 7 Charles 11,070 2.452 -42 -3,940
8 Elizabeth 8,528 1.454 -5 387 8 Edward 7,936 1.758 -161 -5,627
9 Frances 6,680 1.139 -429 -5,957 9 Frank 7,912 1.753 -364 -7,031
10 Marie 6,642 1.132 -641 -6,189 10 Thomas 6,087 1.348 -38 1,044
11 Alice 6,285 1.071 -59 -2,481 11 Walter 5,808 1.287 -254 -4,455
12 Florence 5,739 0.978 -968 -5,475 12 Henry 5,644 1.250 -6 4,762
13 Evelyn 5,620 0.958 4 5,055 13 Harold 5,102 1.130 -786 -4,817
14 Lillian 5,568 0.949 -13 564 14 Paul 4,785 1.060 -211 -3,101
15 Rose 5,431 0.926 -126 -3,372 15 Arthur 4,685 1.038 -229 -3,182
16 Edna 5,136 0.875 -2,487 -5,065 16 Harry 4,624 1.024 -633 -4,227
17 Louise 5,116 0.872 -788 -4,780 17 Albert 4,587 1.016 -413 -3,873
18 Ethel 5,073 0.865 -4,815 -5,045 18 Raymond 4,374 0.969 -275 -3,182
19 Gladys 4,980 0.849 -2,436 -4,907 19 Richard 4,188 0.928 -156 -1,919
20 Virginia 4,810 0.820 -494 -4,202 20 Louis 3,591 0.795 -257 -2,301
21 Catherine 4,666 0.795 -177 -3,093 21 Clarence 3,590 0.795 -1,180 -3,437
22 Irene 4,646 0.792 -572 -4,145 22 Willie 3,508 0.777 -782 -3,227
23 Ruby 4,452 0.759 -56 -912 23 Ralph 3,435 0.761 -1,048 -3,251
24 Grace 4,418 0.753 3 2,573 24 Carl 3,224 0.714 -603 -2,813
25 Hazel 4,197 0.715 -18 807 25 Howard 3,212 0.711 -974 -3,011
26 Thelma 4,183 0.713 -5,116 -4,157 26 Fred 3,103 0.687 -1,533 -2,999
27 Annie 4,083 0.696 -270 -2,996 27 Donald 2,872 0.636 -461 -2,278
28 Josephine 3,980 0.678 -79 -1,189 28 Jack 2,870 0.636 -7 5,549
29 Martha 3,911 0.667 -721 -3,541 29 David 2,858 0.633 6 7,266
30 Gertrude 3,887 0.663 -5,036 -3,861 30 Samuel 2,602 0.576 9 7,721
31 Edith 3,841 0.655 -445 -3,192 31 Roy 2,591 0.574 -506 -2,069
32 Lucille 3,763 0.641 -232 -2,566 32 Ernest 2,569 0.569 -935 -2,356
33 Esther 3,569 0.608 -132 -1,749 33 Kenneth 2,538 0.562 -185 -787
34 Clara 3,480 0.593 -62 -458 34 Earl 2,518 0.558 -1,456 -2,407
35 Emma 3,357 0.572 34 16,381 35 Francis 2,516 0.557 -426 -1,865
36 Bertha 3,288 0.560 -4,774 -3,260 36 Joe 2,515 0.557 -648 -2,153
37 Beatrice 3,205 0.546 -522 -2,661 37 Anthony 2,480 0.549 5 6,322
38 Pauline 3,163 0.539 -2,773 -3,103 38 Lawrence 2,467 0.546 -458 -1,888
39 Eleanor 3,120 0.532 4 2,399 39 Herbert 2,236 0.495 -1,841 -2,159
40 Agnes 2,945 0.502 -1,176 -2,749 40 Alfred 2,210 0.490 -821 -1,960
41 Sarah 2,919 0.498 -21 1,067 41 Eugene 2,114 0.468 -773 -1,840
42 Elsie 2,895 0.493 -259 -1,818 42 Michael 2,104 0.466 30 10,475
43 Bessie 2,832 0.483 -8,780 -2,820 43 Stanley 2,017 0.447 -659 -1,669
44 Julia 2,825 0.482 -49 286 44 Andrew 1,946 0.431 4 6,269
45 Ida 2,740 0.467 -1,265 -2,563 45 Leonard 1,928 0.427 -557 -1,494
46 Mabel 2,714 0.463 -405 -2,018 46 Woodrow 1,843 0.408 -1,917 -1,770
47 Ann 2,666 0.454 -976 -2,415 47 Elmer 1,840 0.408 -1,181 -1,692
48 Doris 2,657 0.453 -2,041 -2,565 48 Peter 1,679 0.372 -165 98
49 Eva 2,636 0.449 -24 978 49 Leo 1,654 0.366 -12 4,269
50 Myrtle 2,599 0.443 OLD -2,599 50 Herman 1,646 0.365 -2,297 -1,591

 

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.