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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1918

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1918 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 67,366 5.603 0 3,085 1 John 56,559 5.393 0 4,706
2 Helen 36,148 3.006 0 1,897 2 William 45,290 4.319 0 2,867
3 Dorothy 32,032 2.664 0 3,181 3 James 42,119 4.016 0 4,780
4 Margaret 27,140 2.257 0 1,580 4 Robert 40,620 3.873 0 5,400
5 Ruth 25,534 2.124 0 1,966 5 Charles 26,923 2.567 2 2,779
6 Mildred 17,258 1.435 0 1,001 6 George 26,320 2.510 0 2,124
7 Virginia 16,421 1.366 3 2,160 7 Joseph 26,263 2.504 -2 1,501
8 Frances 16,131 1.342 1 1,768 8 Edward 19,490 1.859 0 1,988
9 Elizabeth 15,853 1.318 -1 722 9 Frank 17,017 1.623 0 1,248
10 Anna 15,666 1.303 -3 506 10 Thomas 13,910 1.326 0 1,299
11 Evelyn 13,493 1.122 0 961 11 Walter 13,338 1.272 0 756
12 Marie 12,589 1.047 0 777 12 Richard 12,324 1.175 2 1,410
13 Alice 11,590 0.964 0 600 13 Harold 12,185 1.162 -1 991
14 Florence 11,316 0.941 0 777 14 Paul 11,755 1.121 -1 600
15 Lillian 9,986 0.831 0 143 15 Raymond 11,603 1.106 1 1,647
16 Irene 9,774 0.813 1 610 16 Henry 11,354 1.083 -1 658
17 Rose 9,568 0.796 -1 -215 17 Arthur 10,105 0.964 0 823
18 Louise 9,110 0.758 1 526 18 Donald 9,974 0.951 2 1,245
19 Doris 9,061 0.754 6 1,242 19 Albert 9,935 0.947 -1 778
20 Catherine 8,842 0.735 -2 153 20 Harry 9,896 0.944 -1 1,040
21 Betty 8,803 0.732 13 2,164 21 Jack 8,342 0.795 1 1,468
22 Gladys 8,735 0.726 1 660 22 Ralph 8,161 0.778 -1 768
23 Edna 8,698 0.723 -3 276 23 Clarence 7,188 0.685 2 602
24 Josephine 8,683 0.722 -3 357 24 Louis 7,082 0.675 -1 311
25 Martha 8,342 0.694 -3 81 25 Carl 7,004 0.668 -1 305
26 Eleanor 8,176 0.680 0 507 26 Howard 6,928 0.661 0 518
27 Ruby 8,134 0.677 0 472 27 Kenneth 6,809 0.649 0 667
28 Ethel 8,076 0.672 -4 212 28 David 6,627 0.632 0 527
29 Lucille 7,902 0.657 0 374 29 Willie 6,537 0.623 2 786
30 Edith 7,859 0.654 -2 327 30 Francis 6,347 0.605 0 546
31 Grace 7,770 0.646 -1 397 31 Earl 6,322 0.603 1 690
32 Thelma 7,740 0.644 0 495 32 Roy 6,211 0.592 1 625
33 Hazel 7,615 0.633 -2 330 33 Fred 6,182 0.590 -4 196
34 Marjorie 7,517 0.625 2 1,118 34 Joe 5,804 0.553 1 661
35 Pauline 7,222 0.601 -2 326 35 Eugene 5,632 0.537 4 759
36 Annie 6,742 0.561 -1 338 36 Stanley 5,618 0.536 -2 432
37 Jean 6,600 0.549 3 908 37 Ernest 5,527 0.527 0 472
38 Esther 6,574 0.547 0 293 38 Lawrence 5,371 0.512 -2 276
39 Gertrude 6,264 0.521 -2 -36 39 Anthony 5,168 0.493 -1 141
40 Beatrice 5,907 0.491 -1 68 40 Herbert 5,128 0.489 0 383
41 Bernice 5,893 0.490 1 347 41 Leonard 4,980 0.475 0 286
42 Lois 5,877 0.489 1 392 42 Alfred 4,873 0.465 1 449
43 Clara 5,778 0.481 -2 152 43 Samuel 4,771 0.455 -1 280
44 Ann 5,613 0.467 0 158 44 Elmer 4,373 0.417 1 561
45 Marion 5,583 0.464 0 212 45 Michael 4,296 0.410 -1 7
46 Emma 5,324 0.443 0 203 46 Andrew 4,139 0.395 2 388
47 Agnes 5,291 0.440 1 225 47 Bernard 4,098 0.391 2 387
48 Julia 5,267 0.438 -1 189 48 Leo 4,036 0.385 -1 257
49 Elsie 5,194 0.432 1 255 49 Norman 3,867 0.369 -3 78
50 Katherine 5,191 0.432 -1 235 50 Russell 3,833 0.366 2 397

 

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.