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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1920

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1920 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 70,980 5.706 0 5,139 1 John 56,913 5.170 0 3,384
2 Dorothy 36,643 2.945 1 4,909 2 William 50,147 4.555 0 6,175
3 Helen 35,097 2.821 -1 1,391 3 Robert 48,678 4.422 1 7,651
4 Margaret 27,997 2.250 0 1,760 4 James 47,909 4.352 -1 5,517
5 Ruth 26,101 2.098 0 1,536 5 Charles 28,308 2.572 0 3,117
6 Mildred 18,058 1.452 0 758 6 George 26,893 2.443 0 1,723
7 Virginia 17,314 1.392 0 1,677 7 Joseph 25,591 2.325 0 1,327
8 Elizabeth 15,910 1.279 0 623 8 Edward 20,095 1.825 0 1,561
9 Frances 15,883 1.277 0 776 9 Frank 16,432 1.493 0 730
10 Anna 14,580 1.172 0 82 10 Richard 15,010 1.364 2 2,570
11 Betty 14,017 1.127 4 3,911 11 Thomas 14,938 1.357 -1 1,504
12 Evelyn 13,838 1.112 -1 517 12 Harold 13,679 1.243 1 1,658
13 Marie 12,743 1.024 -1 734 13 Walter 13,294 1.208 -2 414
14 Doris 11,892 0.956 4 2,458 14 Paul 12,569 1.142 1 1,262
15 Alice 11,596 0.932 -2 455 15 Raymond 12,194 1.108 -1 811
16 Florence 10,732 0.863 -2 250 16 Donald 11,941 1.085 1 2,038
17 Irene 10,073 0.810 -1 361 17 Henry 11,304 1.027 -1 690
18 Lillian 10,049 0.808 -1 533 18 Arthur 10,236 0.930 1 696
19 Louise 9,179 0.738 1 367 19 Albert 9,998 0.908 -1 391
20 Rose 9,011 0.724 -1 -184 20 Jack 9,599 0.872 1 1,335
21 Catherine 8,878 0.714 2 544 21 Harry 9,408 0.855 -1 419
22 Gladys 8,819 0.709 -1 102 22 Ralph 8,557 0.777 0 847
23 Martha 8,709 0.700 2 388 23 Kenneth 7,840 0.712 3 1,045
24 Marjorie 8,659 0.696 9 1,324 24 Howard 7,465 0.678 0 621
25 Eleanor 8,498 0.683 5 887 25 David 7,445 0.676 2 728
26 Ruby 8,337 0.670 -2 3 26 Clarence 7,222 0.656 -1 397
27 Edna 8,331 0.670 -5 -73 27 Carl 7,010 0.637 2 536
28 Josephine 8,095 0.651 -2 -9 28 Louis 6,967 0.633 0 306
29 Lucille 7,988 0.642 -2 132 29 Willie 6,888 0.626 -6 -54
30 Ethel 7,868 0.632 -2 58 30 Eugene 6,866 0.624 3 974
31 Thelma 7,815 0.628 0 258 31 Earl 6,532 0.593 0 557
32 Edith 7,773 0.625 -3 6 32 Roy 6,353 0.577 0 384
33 Jean 7,714 0.620 4 915 33 Fred 6,298 0.572 -3 206
34 Hazel 7,308 0.587 -2 -122 34 Francis 6,241 0.567 0 515
35 Annie 7,269 0.584 0 123 35 Joe 6,071 0.552 0 362
36 Pauline 7,180 0.577 0 207 36 Lawrence 5,727 0.520 2 522
37 Grace 7,173 0.577 -3 -21 37 Ernest 5,567 0.506 -1 271
38 Lois 6,560 0.527 2 584 38 Leonard 5,511 0.501 1 501
39 Esther 6,068 0.488 -1 -180 39 Warren 5,492 0.499 44 3,312
40 Bernice 5,928 0.477 2 135 40 Stanley 5,314 0.483 -3 76
41 Beatrice 5,804 0.467 0 -52 41 Herbert 5,250 0.477 -1 290
42 Gertrude 5,797 0.466 -3 -218 42 Alfred 5,007 0.455 0 392
43 Marion 5,745 0.462 1 587 43 Anthony 4,946 0.449 -2 209
44 Clara 5,470 0.440 -1 66 44 Samuel 4,653 0.423 -1 180
45 Katherine 5,276 0.424 6 430 45 Elmer 4,206 0.382 -1 225
46 Emma 5,237 0.421 -1 150 46 Bernard 4,164 0.378 -1 249
47 Barbara 5,106 0.410 13 1,022 47 Norman 4,109 0.373 1 301
48 Jane 5,055 0.406 5 529 48 Leo 4,054 0.368 1 252
49 Ann 5,041 0.405 0 117 49 Andrew 4,026 0.366 -2 175
50 Sarah 5,031 0.404 -4 9 50 Michael 4,003 0.364 -4 93

 

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.