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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1917

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1917 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 64,281 5.721 -125 -61,954 1 John 51,853 5.405 -26 -42,734
2 Helen 34,251 3.048 -411 -33,506 2 William 42,422 4.422 -1 -27,906
3 Dorothy 28,851 2.568 -583 -28,334 3 James 37,339 3.892 -1 -23,814
4 Margaret 25,560 2.275 -123 -23,248 4 Robert 35,220 3.671 -67 -30,080
5 Ruth 23,568 2.097 -260 -22,334 5 Joseph 24,762 2.581 -18 -15,207
6 Mildred 16,257 1.447 -2,063 -16,164 6 George 24,196 2.522 -121 -21,137
7 Anna 15,160 1.349 -47 -11,015 7 Charles 24,143 2.517 -45 -17,539
8 Elizabeth 15,131 1.347 -5 -6,618 8 Edward 17,502 1.824 -161 -15,234
9 Frances 14,363 1.278 -436 -13,648 9 Frank 15,769 1.644 -383 -14,966
10 Virginia 14,261 1.269 -530 -13,683 10 Thomas 12,611 1.315 -39 -5,832
11 Evelyn 12,532 1.115 1 -2,156 11 Walter 12,582 1.312 -260 -11,279
12 Marie 11,813 1.051 -564 -11,283 12 Harold 11,194 1.167 -785 -10,913
13 Alice 10,990 0.978 -58 -7,347 13 Paul 11,155 1.163 -221 -9,530
14 Florence 10,539 0.938 -957 -10,270 14 Richard 10,914 1.138 -174 -8,795
15 Lillian 9,843 0.876 -19 -4,309 15 Henry 10,696 1.115 -1 -47
16 Rose 9,783 0.871 -107 -7,351 16 Raymond 9,956 1.038 -283 -8,807
17 Irene 9,163 0.815 -620 -8,699 17 Arthur 9,282 0.968 -213 -7,640
18 Catherine 8,689 0.773 -186 -7,191 18 Albert 9,157 0.955 -434 -8,500
19 Louise 8,584 0.764 -781 -8,245 19 Harry 8,856 0.923 -601 -8,429
20 Edna 8,422 0.749 -1,717 -8,305 20 Donald 8,729 0.910 -506 -8,196
21 Josephine 8,326 0.741 -70 -5,303 21 Ralph 7,392 0.771 -930 -7,175
22 Martha 8,261 0.735 -775 -7,920 22 Jack 6,874 0.717 -6 1,960
23 Gladys 8,075 0.719 -3,416 -8,030 23 Louis 6,771 0.706 -240 -5,403
24 Ethel 7,864 0.700 -4,332 -7,832 24 Carl 6,699 0.698 -676 -6,357
25 Doris 7,819 0.696 -1,789 -7,708 25 Clarence 6,586 0.687 -1,091 -6,414
26 Eleanor 7,669 0.682 -6 -1,975 26 Howard 6,410 0.668 -942 -6,197
27 Ruby 7,662 0.682 -47 -4,110 27 Kenneth 6,142 0.640 -199 -4,487
28 Edith 7,532 0.670 -490 -6,933 28 David 6,100 0.636 6 3,597
29 Lucille 7,528 0.670 -266 -6,413 29 Fred 5,986 0.624 -1,621 -5,889
30 Grace 7,373 0.656 6 -649 30 Francis 5,801 0.605 -450 -5,195
31 Hazel 7,285 0.648 -11 -2,369 31 Willie 5,751 0.599 -903 -5,527
32 Thelma 7,245 0.645 -4,926 -7,218 32 Earl 5,632 0.587 -1,632 -5,537
33 Pauline 6,896 0.614 -2,752 -6,835 33 Roy 5,586 0.582 -509 -5,072
34 Betty 6,639 0.591 -1,094 -6,424 34 Stanley 5,186 0.541 -673 -4,847
35 Annie 6,404 0.570 -273 -5,324 35 Joe 5,143 0.536 -660 -4,798
36 Marjorie 6,399 0.569 -1,131 -6,194 36 Lawrence 5,094 0.531 -462 -4,521
37 Gertrude 6,300 0.561 -5,449 -6,277 37 Ernest 5,055 0.527 -941 -4,845
38 Esther 6,281 0.559 -115 -4,450 38 Anthony 5,027 0.524 0 2,976
39 Beatrice 5,839 0.520 -534 -5,304 39 Eugene 4,873 0.508 -823 -4,621
40 Jean 5,692 0.507 -2,353 -5,617 40 Herbert 4,745 0.495 -1,987 -4,674
41 Clara 5,626 0.501 -62 -2,749 41 Leonard 4,694 0.489 -592 -4,279
42 Bernice 5,546 0.494 -2,626 -5,482 42 Samuel 4,491 0.468 21 5,243
43 Lois 5,485 0.488 -1,650 -5,363 43 Alfred 4,424 0.461 -829 -4,175
44 Ann 5,455 0.485 -939 -5,188 44 Michael 4,289 0.447 30 7,331
45 Marion 5,371 0.478 -1,560 -5,238 45 Elmer 3,812 0.397 -1,214 -3,667
46 Emma 5,121 0.456 45 13,567 46 Norman 3,789 0.395 -1,178 -3,638
47 Julia 5,078 0.452 -46 -2,089 47 Leo 3,779 0.394 -3 2,940
48 Agnes 5,066 0.451 -1,156 -4,871 48 Andrew 3,752 0.391 5 3,482
49 Katherine 4,956 0.441 -63 -2,290 49 Bernard 3,711 0.387 -1,102 -3,546
50 Elsie 4,939 0.440 -230 -3,761 50 Peter 3,464 0.361 -161 -1,652

 

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.