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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 -29,977 1 John 24,587 5.446 -26 -15,468
2 Helen 16,133 2.750 -411 -15,388 2 William 19,626 4.347 -1 -5,110
3 Dorothy 12,645 2.155 -583 -12,128 3 James 17,644 3.908 -1 -4,119
4 Margaret 12,536 2.137 -123 -10,224 4 Robert 12,836 2.843 -67 -7,696
5 Ruth 11,280 1.923 -260 -10,046 5 Joseph 12,062 2.672 -18 -2,507
6 Mildred 8,764 1.494 -2,063 -8,671 6 George 11,734 2.599 -121 -8,675
7 Anna 8,586 1.463 -47 -4,441 7 Charles 11,070 2.452 -45 -4,466
8 Elizabeth 8,528 1.454 -5 -15 8 Edward 7,936 1.758 -161 -5,668
9 Frances 6,680 1.139 -436 -5,965 9 Frank 7,912 1.753 -383 -7,109
10 Marie 6,642 1.132 -566 -6,112 10 Thomas 6,087 1.348 -39 692
11 Alice 6,285 1.071 -60 -2,642 11 Walter 5,808 1.287 -260 -4,505
12 Florence 5,739 0.978 -959 -5,470 12 Henry 5,643 1.250 -4 5,006
13 Evelyn 5,620 0.958 3 4,756 13 Harold 5,102 1.130 -784 -4,821
14 Lillian 5,568 0.949 -20 -34 14 Paul 4,785 1.060 -220 -3,160
15 Rose 5,431 0.926 -108 -2,999 15 Arthur 4,685 1.038 -215 -3,043
16 Edna 5,136 0.875 -1,721 -5,019 16 Harry 4,624 1.024 -604 -4,197
17 Louise 5,116 0.872 -783 -4,777 17 Albert 4,587 1.016 -435 -3,930
18 Ethel 5,073 0.865 -4,338 -5,041 18 Raymond 4,374 0.969 -281 -3,225
19 Gladys 4,980 0.849 -3,420 -4,935 19 Richard 4,188 0.928 -169 -2,069
20 Virginia 4,810 0.820 -520 -4,232 20 Louis 3,591 0.795 -243 -2,223
21 Catherine 4,666 0.795 -183 -3,168 21 Clarence 3,590 0.795 -1,095 -3,418
22 Irene 4,646 0.792 -615 -4,182 22 Willie 3,508 0.777 -912 -3,284
23 Ruby 4,452 0.759 -51 -900 23 Ralph 3,435 0.761 -928 -3,218
24 Grace 4,418 0.753 0 2,306 24 Carl 3,224 0.714 -676 -2,882
25 Hazel 4,197 0.715 -17 719 25 Howard 3,212 0.711 -943 -2,999
26 Thelma 4,183 0.713 -4,932 -4,156 26 Fred 3,103 0.687 -1,624 -3,006
27 Annie 4,083 0.696 -281 -3,003 27 Donald 2,872 0.636 -499 -2,339
28 Josephine 3,980 0.678 -63 -957 28 Jack 2,870 0.636 0 5,964
29 Martha 3,911 0.667 -768 -3,570 29 David 2,858 0.633 7 6,839
30 Gertrude 3,887 0.663 -5,456 -3,864 30 Samuel 2,602 0.576 9 7,132
31 Edith 3,841 0.655 -487 -3,242 31 Roy 2,591 0.574 -511 -2,077
32 Lucille 3,763 0.641 -263 -2,648 32 Ernest 2,569 0.569 -946 -2,359
33 Esther 3,569 0.608 -120 -1,738 33 Kenneth 2,538 0.562 -193 -883
34 Clara 3,480 0.593 -69 -603 34 Earl 2,518 0.558 -1,630 -2,423
35 Emma 3,357 0.572 34 15,331 35 Francis 2,516 0.557 -445 -1,910
36 Bertha 3,288 0.560 -4,723 -3,260 36 Joe 2,515 0.557 -659 -2,170
37 Beatrice 3,205 0.546 -536 -2,670 37 Anthony 2,480 0.549 -1 5,523
38 Pauline 3,163 0.539 -2,747 -3,102 38 Lawrence 2,467 0.546 -460 -1,894
39 Eleanor 3,120 0.532 7 2,574 39 Herbert 2,236 0.495 -1,988 -2,165
40 Agnes 2,945 0.502 -1,164 -2,750 40 Alfred 2,210 0.490 -832 -1,961
41 Sarah 2,919 0.498 -26 815 41 Eugene 2,114 0.468 -821 -1,862
42 Elsie 2,895 0.493 -238 -1,717 42 Michael 2,104 0.466 28 9,516
43 Bessie 2,832 0.483 -10,582 -2,823 43 Stanley 2,017 0.447 -664 -1,678
44 Julia 2,825 0.481 -49 164 44 Andrew 1,946 0.431 1 5,288
45 Ida 2,740 0.467 -1,176 -2,550 45 Leonard 1,928 0.427 -588 -1,513
46 Mabel 2,714 0.463 -390 -1,992 46 Woodrow 1,843 0.408 -1,828 -1,763
47 Ann 2,666 0.454 -936 -2,399 47 Elmer 1,840 0.408 -1,212 -1,695
48 Doris 2,657 0.453 -1,766 -2,546 48 Peter 1,679 0.372 -163 133
49 Eva 2,636 0.449 -26 906 49 Leo 1,654 0.366 -1 5,065
50 Myrtle 2,599 0.443 OLD -2,599 50 Herman 1,646 0.365 -2,182 -1,585

 

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.