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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1916

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1916 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 61,438 5.659 -125 -59,057 1 John 50,045 5.420 -26 -40,611
2 Helen 32,662 3.008 -416 -31,904 2 William 40,419 4.378 -1 -25,515
3 Dorothy 27,417 2.525 -598 -26,919 3 James 35,569 3.853 -1 -21,337
4 Margaret 24,952 2.298 -128 -22,710 4 Robert 31,741 3.438 -61 -26,234
5 Ruth 23,190 2.136 -260 -21,996 5 Joseph 23,883 2.587 -14 -13,523
6 Mildred 15,633 1.440 -2,246 -15,550 6 Charles 23,612 2.557 -43 -16,482
7 Anna 15,228 1.403 -46 -10,708 7 George 23,379 2.532 -117 -20,228
8 Elizabeth 14,939 1.376 -5 -6,024 8 Edward 17,005 1.842 -161 -14,696
9 Frances 13,746 1.266 -429 -13,023 9 Frank 15,292 1.656 -364 -14,411
10 Virginia 12,487 1.150 -504 -11,879 10 Thomas 11,998 1.300 -38 -4,867
11 Evelyn 11,889 1.095 2 -1,214 11 Walter 11,760 1.274 -254 -10,407
12 Marie 11,683 1.076 -639 -11,230 12 Paul 10,790 1.169 -213 -9,106
13 Alice 10,719 0.987 -57 -6,915 13 Harold 10,698 1.159 -786 -10,413
14 Florence 10,412 0.959 -966 -10,148 14 Henry 10,655 1.154 -4 -249
15 Rose 9,605 0.885 -126 -7,546 15 Richard 10,134 1.098 -160 -7,865
16 Lillian 9,592 0.883 -11 -3,460 16 Raymond 9,566 1.036 -277 -8,374
17 Irene 9,034 0.832 -577 -8,533 17 Albert 9,044 0.980 -413 -8,330
18 Louise 8,630 0.795 -787 -8,294 18 Arthur 8,921 0.966 -226 -7,418
19 Edna 8,625 0.794 -2,484 -8,554 19 Harry 8,476 0.918 -630 -8,079
20 Catherine 8,469 0.780 -178 -6,896 20 Donald 7,737 0.838 -468 -7,143
21 Josephine 8,127 0.749 -86 -5,336 21 Ralph 7,085 0.767 -1,050 -6,901
22 Gladys 8,019 0.739 -2,433 -7,946 22 Louis 6,817 0.738 -255 -5,527
23 Ruby 7,685 0.708 -56 -4,145 23 Carl 6,786 0.735 -604 -6,375
24 Martha 7,610 0.701 -726 -7,240 24 Clarence 6,304 0.683 -1,177 -6,151
25 Ethel 7,601 0.700 -4,808 -7,573 25 Howard 6,172 0.669 -974 -5,971
26 Grace 7,461 0.687 5 -470 26 Jack 6,162 0.667 -9 2,257
27 Eleanor 7,406 0.682 -8 -1,887 27 Kenneth 6,012 0.651 -191 -4,261
28 Edith 7,306 0.673 -448 -6,657 28 David 5,813 0.630 5 4,311
29 Thelma 7,290 0.671 -5,113 -7,264 29 Fred 5,745 0.622 -1,530 -5,641
30 Lucille 7,241 0.667 -234 -6,044 30 Willie 5,660 0.613 -774 -5,379
31 Hazel 7,214 0.664 -12 -2,210 31 Francis 5,652 0.612 -430 -5,001
32 Doris 7,161 0.660 -2,057 -7,069 32 Earl 5,553 0.601 -1,458 -5,442
33 Pauline 6,655 0.613 -2,778 -6,595 33 Roy 5,327 0.577 -504 -4,805
34 Esther 6,421 0.591 -131 -4,601 34 Stanley 5,130 0.556 -668 -4,782
35 Gertrude 6,243 0.575 -5,031 -6,217 35 Joe 4,911 0.532 -649 -4,549
36 Annie 6,105 0.562 -261 -5,018 36 Ernest 4,823 0.522 -931 -4,610
37 Marjorie 5,866 0.540 -909 -5,589 37 Anthony 4,749 0.514 5 4,053
38 Beatrice 5,586 0.515 -521 -5,042 38 Lawrence 4,742 0.514 -458 -4,163
39 Clara 5,544 0.511 -57 -2,522 39 Eugene 4,646 0.503 -775 -4,372
40 Ann 5,343 0.492 -983 -5,092 40 Herbert 4,463 0.483 -1,840 -4,386
41 Emma 5,217 0.481 40 14,521 41 Samuel 4,399 0.476 20 5,924
42 Bernice 5,183 0.477 -2,492 -5,114 42 Leonard 4,328 0.469 -560 -3,894
43 Lois 5,149 0.474 -1,578 -5,016 43 Alfred 4,278 0.463 -818 -4,028
44 Betty 5,136 0.473 -1,276 -4,961 44 Michael 4,210 0.456 32 8,369
45 Jean 5,081 0.468 -2,413 -5,008 45 Elmer 3,936 0.426 -1,183 -3,788
46 Julia 5,066 0.467 -47 -1,955 46 Andrew 3,723 0.403 6 4,492
47 Marion 5,033 0.464 -1,500 -4,892 47 Leo 3,621 0.392 -14 2,302
48 Elsie 5,027 0.463 -253 -3,950 48 Norman 3,609 0.391 -1,072 -3,439
49 Bertha 4,900 0.451 -4,761 -4,872 49 Bernard 3,476 0.376 -1,115 -3,316
50 Agnes 4,853 0.447 -1,166 -4,657 50 Peter 3,370 0.365 -163 -1,593

 

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.