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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 5.720 -125 -61,900 1 John 51,853 5.405 -26 -42,419
2 Helen 34,251 3.048 -416 -33,493 2 William 42,423 4.422 -1 -27,519
3 Dorothy 28,851 2.568 -598 -28,353 3 James 37,339 3.892 -1 -23,107
4 Margaret 25,560 2.275 -128 -23,318 4 Robert 35,220 3.671 -61 -29,713
5 Ruth 23,568 2.097 -260 -22,374 5 Joseph 24,762 2.581 -14 -14,402
6 Mildred 16,257 1.447 -2,246 -16,174 6 George 24,196 2.522 -118 -21,045
7 Anna 15,160 1.349 -46 -10,640 7 Charles 24,144 2.517 -42 -17,014
8 Elizabeth 15,131 1.347 -5 -6,216 8 Edward 17,502 1.824 -161 -15,193
9 Frances 14,363 1.278 -429 -13,640 9 Frank 15,769 1.644 -364 -14,888
10 Virginia 14,261 1.269 -504 -13,653 10 Thomas 12,611 1.315 -38 -5,480
11 Evelyn 12,532 1.115 2 -1,857 11 Walter 12,582 1.312 -254 -11,229
12 Marie 11,812 1.051 -639 -11,359 12 Harold 11,194 1.167 -787 -10,909
13 Alice 10,990 0.978 -57 -7,186 13 Paul 11,155 1.163 -212 -9,471
14 Florence 10,539 0.938 -966 -10,275 14 Richard 10,914 1.138 -161 -8,645
15 Lillian 9,843 0.876 -12 -3,711 15 Henry 10,696 1.115 -3 -290
16 Rose 9,783 0.871 -125 -7,724 16 Raymond 9,956 1.038 -277 -8,764
17 Irene 9,164 0.816 -577 -8,663 17 Arthur 9,282 0.968 -227 -7,779
18 Catherine 8,689 0.773 -180 -7,116 18 Albert 9,157 0.955 -412 -8,443
19 Louise 8,584 0.764 -786 -8,248 19 Harry 8,856 0.923 -630 -8,459
20 Edna 8,422 0.749 -2,483 -8,351 20 Donald 8,729 0.910 -468 -8,135
21 Josephine 8,326 0.741 -86 -5,535 21 Ralph 7,393 0.771 -1,050 -7,209
22 Martha 8,261 0.735 -728 -7,891 22 Jack 6,874 0.717 -13 1,545
23 Gladys 8,075 0.719 -2,432 -8,002 23 Louis 6,771 0.706 -254 -5,481
24 Ethel 7,864 0.700 -4,809 -7,836 24 Carl 6,699 0.698 -603 -6,288
25 Doris 7,819 0.696 -2,064 -7,727 25 Clarence 6,586 0.687 -1,176 -6,433
26 Eleanor 7,669 0.682 -9 -2,150 26 Howard 6,410 0.668 -973 -6,209
27 Ruby 7,662 0.682 -52 -4,122 27 Kenneth 6,142 0.640 -191 -4,391
28 Edith 7,532 0.670 -448 -6,883 28 David 6,100 0.636 5 4,024
29 Lucille 7,528 0.670 -235 -6,331 29 Fred 5,986 0.624 -1,530 -5,882
30 Grace 7,373 0.656 9 -382 30 Francis 5,801 0.605 -431 -5,150
31 Hazel 7,285 0.648 -12 -2,281 31 Willie 5,751 0.599 -773 -5,470
32 Thelma 7,245 0.645 -5,110 -7,219 32 Earl 5,632 0.587 -1,458 -5,521
33 Pauline 6,896 0.614 -2,778 -6,836 33 Roy 5,586 0.582 -504 -5,064
34 Betty 6,639 0.591 -1,286 -6,464 34 Stanley 5,186 0.541 -668 -4,838
35 Annie 6,404 0.570 -262 -5,317 35 Joe 5,143 0.536 -649 -4,781
36 Marjorie 6,399 0.569 -910 -6,122 36 Lawrence 5,095 0.531 -460 -4,516
37 Gertrude 6,300 0.561 -5,029 -6,274 37 Ernest 5,055 0.527 -930 -4,842
38 Esther 6,281 0.559 -127 -4,461 38 Anthony 5,027 0.524 6 3,775
39 Beatrice 5,839 0.520 -520 -5,295 39 Eugene 4,873 0.508 -775 -4,599
40 Jean 5,692 0.507 -2,418 -5,619 40 Herbert 4,745 0.495 -1,840 -4,668
41 Clara 5,626 0.501 -55 -2,604 41 Leonard 4,694 0.489 -561 -4,260
42 Bernice 5,546 0.494 -2,492 -5,477 42 Samuel 4,491 0.468 21 5,832
43 Lois 5,485 0.488 -1,578 -5,352 43 Alfred 4,424 0.461 -818 -4,174
44 Ann 5,455 0.485 -979 -5,204 44 Michael 4,289 0.447 32 8,290
45 Marion 5,371 0.478 -1,502 -5,230 45 Elmer 3,812 0.397 -1,183 -3,664
46 Emma 5,121 0.456 45 14,617 46 Norman 3,789 0.395 -1,074 -3,619
47 Julia 5,078 0.452 -46 -1,967 47 Leo 3,779 0.394 -14 2,144
48 Agnes 5,066 0.451 -1,168 -4,870 48 Andrew 3,751 0.391 8 4,464
49 Katherine 4,956 0.441 -56 -2,123 49 Bernard 3,711 0.387 -1,115 -3,551
50 Elsie 4,939 0.440 -251 -3,862 50 Peter 3,464 0.361 -163 -1,687

 

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.