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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 -65,039 1 John 56,558 5.393 -26 -47,439
2 Helen 36,148 3.006 -411 -35,403 2 William 45,290 4.319 -1 -30,774
3 Dorothy 32,032 2.664 -583 -31,515 3 James 42,118 4.016 -1 -28,593
4 Margaret 27,139 2.257 -123 -24,827 4 Robert 40,620 3.874 -67 -35,480
5 Ruth 25,534 2.124 -260 -24,300 5 Charles 26,922 2.567 -47 -20,318
6 Mildred 17,258 1.435 -2,063 -17,165 6 George 26,318 2.510 -121 -23,259
7 Virginia 16,421 1.366 -533 -15,843 7 Joseph 26,263 2.504 -16 -16,708
8 Frances 16,131 1.342 -437 -15,416 8 Edward 19,489 1.858 -161 -17,221
9 Elizabeth 15,853 1.318 -4 -7,340 9 Frank 17,017 1.623 -383 -16,214
10 Anna 15,666 1.303 -44 -11,521 10 Thomas 13,910 1.326 -39 -7,131
11 Evelyn 13,493 1.122 1 -3,117 11 Walter 13,338 1.272 -260 -12,035
12 Marie 12,589 1.047 -564 -12,059 12 Richard 12,323 1.175 -176 -10,204
13 Alice 11,590 0.964 -58 -7,947 13 Harold 12,185 1.162 -784 -11,904
14 Florence 11,316 0.941 -957 -11,047 14 Paul 11,755 1.121 -220 -10,130
15 Lillian 9,986 0.831 -19 -4,452 15 Raymond 11,604 1.107 -284 -10,455
16 Irene 9,774 0.813 -621 -9,310 16 Henry 11,354 1.083 0 -705
17 Rose 9,568 0.796 -106 -7,136 17 Arthur 10,105 0.964 -213 -8,463
18 Louise 9,110 0.758 -782 -8,771 18 Donald 9,973 0.951 -508 -9,440
19 Doris 9,061 0.754 -1,795 -8,950 19 Albert 9,935 0.947 -433 -9,278
20 Catherine 8,842 0.735 -184 -7,344 20 Harry 9,896 0.944 -600 -9,469
21 Betty 8,803 0.732 -1,107 -8,588 21 Jack 8,342 0.795 -7 492
22 Gladys 8,735 0.726 -3,417 -8,690 22 Ralph 8,161 0.778 -929 -7,944
23 Edna 8,698 0.723 -1,714 -8,581 23 Clarence 7,188 0.685 -1,093 -7,016
24 Josephine 8,682 0.722 -67 -5,659 24 Louis 7,082 0.675 -239 -5,714
25 Martha 8,342 0.694 -772 -8,001 25 Carl 7,003 0.668 -675 -6,661
26 Eleanor 8,176 0.680 -6 -2,482 26 Howard 6,928 0.661 -942 -6,715
27 Ruby 8,134 0.677 -47 -4,582 27 Kenneth 6,809 0.649 -199 -5,154
28 Ethel 8,076 0.672 -4,328 -8,044 28 David 6,627 0.632 6 3,070
29 Lucille 7,902 0.657 -266 -6,787 29 Willie 6,537 0.623 -905 -6,313
30 Edith 7,859 0.654 -488 -7,260 30 Francis 6,347 0.605 -450 -5,741
31 Grace 7,770 0.646 7 -1,046 31 Earl 6,322 0.603 -1,633 -6,227
32 Thelma 7,740 0.644 -4,926 -7,713 32 Roy 6,211 0.592 -510 -5,697
33 Hazel 7,615 0.633 -9 -2,699 33 Fred 6,182 0.590 -1,617 -6,085
34 Marjorie 7,517 0.625 -1,133 -7,312 34 Joe 5,804 0.553 -661 -5,459
35 Pauline 7,222 0.601 -2,750 -7,161 35 Eugene 5,632 0.537 -827 -5,380
36 Annie 6,742 0.561 -272 -5,662 36 Stanley 5,618 0.536 -671 -5,279
37 Jean 6,600 0.549 -2,356 -6,525 37 Ernest 5,527 0.527 -941 -5,317
38 Esther 6,574 0.547 -115 -4,743 38 Lawrence 5,372 0.512 -460 -4,799
39 Gertrude 6,264 0.521 -5,447 -6,241 39 Anthony 5,168 0.493 1 2,835
40 Beatrice 5,907 0.491 -533 -5,372 40 Herbert 5,128 0.489 -1,987 -5,057
41 Bernice 5,893 0.490 -2,627 -5,829 41 Leonard 4,980 0.475 -592 -4,565
42 Lois 5,877 0.489 -1,651 -5,755 42 Alfred 4,873 0.465 -830 -4,624
43 Clara 5,778 0.481 -60 -2,901 43 Samuel 4,771 0.455 22 4,963
44 Ann 5,613 0.467 -939 -5,346 44 Elmer 4,373 0.417 -1,215 -4,228
45 Marion 5,583 0.464 -1,560 -5,450 45 Michael 4,296 0.410 31 7,324
46 Emma 5,324 0.443 45 13,364 46 Andrew 4,139 0.395 3 3,095
47 Agnes 5,291 0.440 -1,157 -5,096 47 Bernard 4,098 0.391 -1,104 -3,933
48 Julia 5,268 0.438 -45 -2,279 48 Leo 4,036 0.385 -2 2,683
49 Elsie 5,194 0.432 -231 -4,016 49 Norman 3,867 0.369 -1,175 -3,716
50 Katherine 5,191 0.432 -62 -2,525 50 Russell 3,833 0.366 -363 -3,069

 

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.