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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1918

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1918 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 67,366 5.603 -125 -64,985 1 John 56,559 5.393 -26 -47,125
2 Helen 36,148 3.006 -416 -35,390 2 William 45,290 4.319 -1 -30,386
3 Dorothy 32,032 2.664 -598 -31,534 3 James 42,119 4.016 -1 -27,887
4 Margaret 27,140 2.257 -128 -24,898 4 Robert 40,620 3.873 -61 -35,113
5 Ruth 25,534 2.124 -260 -24,340 5 Charles 26,923 2.567 -44 -19,793
6 Mildred 17,258 1.435 -2,246 -17,175 6 George 26,320 2.510 -118 -23,169
7 Virginia 16,421 1.366 -507 -15,813 7 Joseph 26,263 2.504 -12 -15,903
8 Frances 16,131 1.342 -430 -15,408 8 Edward 19,490 1.859 -161 -17,181
9 Elizabeth 15,853 1.318 -4 -6,938 9 Frank 17,017 1.623 -364 -16,136
10 Anna 15,666 1.303 -43 -11,146 10 Thomas 13,910 1.326 -38 -6,779
11 Evelyn 13,493 1.122 2 -2,818 11 Walter 13,338 1.272 -254 -11,985
12 Marie 12,589 1.047 -639 -12,136 12 Richard 12,324 1.175 -163 -10,055
13 Alice 11,590 0.964 -57 -7,786 13 Harold 12,185 1.162 -786 -11,900
14 Florence 11,316 0.941 -966 -11,052 14 Paul 11,755 1.121 -211 -10,071
15 Lillian 9,986 0.831 -12 -3,854 15 Raymond 11,603 1.106 -278 -10,411
16 Irene 9,774 0.813 -578 -9,273 16 Henry 11,354 1.083 -2 -948
17 Rose 9,568 0.796 -124 -7,509 17 Arthur 10,105 0.964 -227 -8,602
18 Louise 9,110 0.758 -787 -8,774 18 Donald 9,974 0.951 -470 -9,380
19 Doris 9,061 0.754 -2,070 -8,969 19 Albert 9,935 0.947 -411 -9,221
20 Catherine 8,842 0.735 -178 -7,269 20 Harry 9,896 0.944 -629 -9,499
21 Betty 8,803 0.732 -1,299 -8,628 21 Jack 8,342 0.795 -14 77
22 Gladys 8,735 0.726 -2,433 -8,662 22 Ralph 8,161 0.778 -1,049 -7,977
23 Edna 8,698 0.723 -2,480 -8,627 23 Clarence 7,188 0.685 -1,178 -7,035
24 Josephine 8,683 0.722 -83 -5,892 24 Louis 7,082 0.675 -253 -5,792
25 Martha 8,342 0.694 -725 -7,972 25 Carl 7,004 0.668 -602 -6,593
26 Eleanor 8,176 0.680 -9 -2,657 26 Howard 6,928 0.661 -973 -6,727
27 Ruby 8,134 0.677 -52 -4,594 27 Kenneth 6,809 0.649 -191 -5,058
28 Ethel 8,076 0.672 -4,805 -8,048 28 David 6,627 0.632 5 3,497
29 Lucille 7,902 0.657 -235 -6,705 29 Willie 6,537 0.623 -775 -6,256
30 Edith 7,859 0.654 -446 -7,210 30 Francis 6,347 0.605 -431 -5,696
31 Grace 7,770 0.646 10 -779 31 Earl 6,322 0.603 -1,459 -6,211
32 Thelma 7,740 0.644 -5,110 -7,714 32 Roy 6,211 0.592 -505 -5,689
33 Hazel 7,615 0.633 -10 -2,611 33 Fred 6,182 0.590 -1,526 -6,078
34 Marjorie 7,517 0.625 -912 -7,240 34 Joe 5,804 0.553 -650 -5,442
35 Pauline 7,222 0.601 -2,776 -7,162 35 Eugene 5,632 0.537 -779 -5,358
36 Annie 6,742 0.561 -261 -5,655 36 Stanley 5,618 0.536 -666 -5,270
37 Jean 6,600 0.549 -2,421 -6,527 37 Ernest 5,527 0.527 -930 -5,314
38 Esther 6,574 0.547 -127 -4,754 38 Lawrence 5,371 0.512 -458 -4,792
39 Gertrude 6,264 0.521 -5,027 -6,238 39 Anthony 5,168 0.493 7 3,634
40 Beatrice 5,907 0.491 -519 -5,363 40 Herbert 5,128 0.489 -1,840 -5,051
41 Bernice 5,893 0.490 -2,493 -5,824 41 Leonard 4,980 0.475 -561 -4,546
42 Lois 5,877 0.489 -1,579 -5,744 42 Alfred 4,873 0.465 -819 -4,623
43 Clara 5,778 0.481 -53 -2,756 43 Samuel 4,771 0.455 22 5,552
44 Ann 5,613 0.467 -979 -5,362 44 Elmer 4,373 0.417 -1,184 -4,225
45 Marion 5,583 0.464 -1,502 -5,442 45 Michael 4,296 0.410 33 8,283
46 Emma 5,324 0.443 45 14,414 46 Andrew 4,139 0.395 6 4,076
47 Agnes 5,291 0.440 -1,169 -5,095 47 Bernard 4,098 0.391 -1,117 -3,938
48 Julia 5,267 0.438 -45 -2,156 48 Leo 4,036 0.385 -13 1,887
49 Elsie 5,194 0.432 -252 -4,117 49 Norman 3,867 0.369 -1,071 -3,697
50 Katherine 5,191 0.432 -55 -2,358 50 Russell 3,833 0.366 -353 -3,051

 

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.