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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 -59,111 1 John 50,043 5.420 -26 -40,924
2 Helen 32,662 3.008 -411 -31,917 2 William 40,419 4.378 -1 -25,903
3 Dorothy 27,417 2.525 -583 -26,900 3 James 35,569 3.853 -1 -22,044
4 Margaret 24,953 2.298 -123 -22,641 4 Robert 31,741 3.438 -67 -26,601
5 Ruth 23,190 2.136 -260 -21,956 5 Joseph 23,883 2.587 -18 -14,328
6 Mildred 15,633 1.440 -2,063 -15,540 6 Charles 23,611 2.557 -46 -17,007
7 Anna 15,228 1.403 -47 -11,083 7 George 23,380 2.532 -120 -20,321
8 Elizabeth 14,939 1.376 -5 -6,426 8 Edward 17,005 1.842 -161 -14,737
9 Frances 13,746 1.266 -436 -13,031 9 Frank 15,291 1.656 -383 -14,488
10 Virginia 12,487 1.150 -530 -11,909 10 Thomas 11,998 1.300 -39 -5,219
11 Evelyn 11,889 1.095 1 -1,513 11 Walter 11,760 1.274 -260 -10,457
12 Marie 11,682 1.076 -564 -11,152 12 Paul 10,791 1.169 -222 -9,166
13 Alice 10,719 0.987 -58 -7,076 13 Harold 10,698 1.159 -784 -10,417
14 Florence 10,412 0.959 -957 -10,143 14 Henry 10,656 1.154 -2 -7
15 Rose 9,605 0.885 -108 -7,173 15 Richard 10,134 1.098 -173 -8,015
16 Lillian 9,592 0.883 -18 -4,058 16 Raymond 9,566 1.036 -283 -8,417
17 Irene 9,035 0.832 -620 -8,571 17 Albert 9,044 0.980 -435 -8,387
18 Louise 8,630 0.795 -782 -8,291 18 Arthur 8,921 0.966 -212 -7,279
19 Edna 8,625 0.794 -1,718 -8,508 19 Harry 8,476 0.918 -601 -8,049
20 Catherine 8,469 0.780 -184 -6,971 20 Donald 7,737 0.838 -506 -7,204
21 Josephine 8,127 0.749 -70 -5,104 21 Ralph 7,085 0.767 -930 -6,868
22 Gladys 8,019 0.739 -3,417 -7,974 22 Louis 6,817 0.738 -241 -5,449
23 Ruby 7,685 0.708 -51 -4,133 23 Carl 6,786 0.735 -677 -6,444
24 Martha 7,610 0.701 -773 -7,269 24 Clarence 6,304 0.683 -1,092 -6,132
25 Ethel 7,601 0.700 -4,331 -7,569 25 Howard 6,171 0.668 -943 -5,958
26 Grace 7,461 0.687 2 -737 26 Jack 6,162 0.667 -2 2,672
27 Eleanor 7,406 0.682 -5 -1,712 27 Kenneth 6,012 0.651 -199 -4,357
28 Edith 7,306 0.673 -490 -6,707 28 David 5,813 0.630 6 3,884
29 Thelma 7,290 0.671 -4,929 -7,263 29 Fred 5,745 0.622 -1,621 -5,648
30 Lucille 7,241 0.667 -265 -6,126 30 Willie 5,660 0.613 -904 -5,436
31 Hazel 7,214 0.664 -11 -2,298 31 Francis 5,652 0.612 -449 -5,046
32 Doris 7,161 0.660 -1,782 -7,050 32 Earl 5,553 0.601 -1,632 -5,458
33 Pauline 6,655 0.613 -2,752 -6,594 33 Roy 5,327 0.577 -509 -4,813
34 Esther 6,421 0.591 -119 -4,590 34 Stanley 5,130 0.556 -673 -4,791
35 Gertrude 6,243 0.575 -5,451 -6,220 35 Joe 4,911 0.532 -660 -4,566
36 Annie 6,105 0.562 -272 -5,025 36 Ernest 4,823 0.522 -942 -4,613
37 Marjorie 5,866 0.540 -1,130 -5,661 37 Anthony 4,749 0.514 -1 3,254
38 Beatrice 5,586 0.515 -535 -5,051 38 Lawrence 4,742 0.514 -460 -4,169
39 Clara 5,544 0.511 -64 -2,667 39 Eugene 4,646 0.503 -823 -4,394
40 Ann 5,343 0.492 -943 -5,076 40 Herbert 4,463 0.483 -1,987 -4,392
41 Emma 5,217 0.481 40 13,471 41 Samuel 4,399 0.476 20 5,335
42 Bernice 5,183 0.477 -2,626 -5,119 42 Leonard 4,328 0.469 -591 -3,913
43 Lois 5,149 0.474 -1,650 -5,027 43 Alfred 4,278 0.463 -829 -4,029
44 Betty 5,136 0.473 -1,084 -4,921 44 Michael 4,210 0.456 30 7,410
45 Jean 5,081 0.468 -2,348 -5,006 45 Elmer 3,936 0.426 -1,214 -3,791
46 Julia 5,066 0.467 -47 -2,077 46 Andrew 3,723 0.403 3 3,511
47 Marion 5,033 0.464 -1,558 -4,900 47 Leo 3,621 0.392 -3 3,098
48 Elsie 5,027 0.463 -232 -3,849 48 Norman 3,609 0.391 -1,176 -3,458
49 Bertha 4,900 0.451 -4,710 -4,872 49 Bernard 3,476 0.376 -1,102 -3,311
50 Agnes 4,853 0.447 -1,154 -4,658 50 Peter 3,370 0.365 -161 -1,558

 

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.