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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1920

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1920 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 70,980 5.706 -125 -68,599 1 John 56,913 5.170 -26 -47,479
2 Dorothy 36,643 2.945 -599 -36,145 2 William 50,147 4.555 -1 -35,243
3 Helen 35,097 2.821 -415 -34,339 3 Robert 48,678 4.422 -62 -43,171
4 Margaret 27,997 2.250 -128 -25,755 4 James 47,909 4.352 0 -33,677
5 Ruth 26,101 2.098 -260 -24,907 5 Charles 28,308 2.572 -44 -21,178
6 Mildred 18,058 1.452 -2,246 -17,975 6 George 26,893 2.443 -118 -23,742
7 Virginia 17,314 1.392 -507 -16,706 7 Joseph 25,591 2.325 -12 -15,231
8 Elizabeth 15,910 1.279 -5 -6,995 8 Edward 20,095 1.825 -161 -17,786
9 Frances 15,883 1.277 -429 -15,160 9 Frank 16,432 1.493 -364 -15,551
10 Anna 14,580 1.172 -43 -10,060 10 Richard 15,010 1.364 -165 -12,741
11 Betty 14,017 1.127 -1,309 -13,842 11 Thomas 14,938 1.357 -37 -7,807
12 Evelyn 13,838 1.112 3 -3,163 12 Harold 13,679 1.243 -787 -13,394
13 Marie 12,743 1.024 -638 -12,290 13 Walter 13,294 1.208 -252 -11,941
14 Doris 11,892 0.956 -2,075 -11,800 14 Paul 12,569 1.142 -211 -10,885
15 Alice 11,596 0.932 -55 -7,792 15 Raymond 12,194 1.108 -278 -11,002
16 Florence 10,732 0.863 -964 -10,468 16 Donald 11,941 1.085 -472 -11,347
17 Irene 10,073 0.810 -577 -9,572 17 Henry 11,304 1.027 -1 -898
18 Lillian 10,049 0.808 -9 -3,917 18 Arthur 10,236 0.930 -226 -8,733
19 Louise 9,179 0.738 -786 -8,843 19 Albert 9,998 0.908 -411 -9,284
20 Rose 9,011 0.724 -121 -6,952 20 Jack 9,599 0.872 -15 -1,180
21 Catherine 8,878 0.714 -177 -7,305 21 Harry 9,408 0.855 -628 -9,011
22 Gladys 8,819 0.709 -2,433 -8,746 22 Ralph 8,557 0.777 -1,049 -8,373
23 Martha 8,709 0.700 -727 -8,339 23 Kenneth 7,840 0.712 -195 -6,089
24 Marjorie 8,659 0.696 -922 -8,382 24 Howard 7,465 0.678 -975 -7,264
25 Eleanor 8,498 0.683 -10 -2,979 25 David 7,445 0.676 2 2,679
26 Ruby 8,337 0.670 -53 -4,797 26 Clarence 7,222 0.656 -1,175 -7,069
27 Edna 8,331 0.670 -2,476 -8,260 27 Carl 7,010 0.637 -600 -6,599
28 Josephine 8,095 0.651 -79 -5,304 28 Louis 6,967 0.633 -249 -5,677
29 Lucille 7,988 0.642 -235 -6,791 29 Willie 6,888 0.626 -775 -6,607
30 Ethel 7,868 0.632 -4,803 -7,840 30 Eugene 6,866 0.624 -784 -6,592
31 Thelma 7,815 0.628 -5,111 -7,789 31 Earl 6,532 0.593 -1,459 -6,421
32 Edith 7,773 0.625 -444 -7,124 32 Roy 6,353 0.577 -505 -5,831
33 Jean 7,714 0.620 -2,425 -7,641 33 Fred 6,298 0.572 -1,526 -6,194
34 Hazel 7,308 0.587 -9 -2,304 34 Francis 6,241 0.567 -427 -5,590
35 Annie 7,269 0.584 -262 -6,182 35 Joe 6,071 0.552 -649 -5,709
36 Pauline 7,180 0.577 -2,775 -7,120 36 Lawrence 5,727 0.520 -460 -5,148
37 Grace 7,173 0.577 16 -182 37 Ernest 5,567 0.506 -930 -5,354
38 Lois 6,560 0.527 -1,583 -6,427 38 Leonard 5,511 0.501 -564 -5,077
39 Esther 6,068 0.488 -126 -4,248 39 Warren 5,492 0.499 -321 -4,585
40 Bernice 5,928 0.477 -2,494 -5,859 40 Stanley 5,314 0.483 -662 -4,966
41 Beatrice 5,804 0.467 -518 -5,260 41 Herbert 5,250 0.477 -1,839 -5,173
42 Gertrude 5,797 0.466 -5,024 -5,771 42 Alfred 5,007 0.455 -819 -4,757
43 Marion 5,745 0.462 -1,504 -5,604 43 Anthony 4,946 0.449 11 3,856
44 Clara 5,470 0.440 -52 -2,448 44 Samuel 4,653 0.423 23 5,670
45 Katherine 5,276 0.424 -60 -2,443 45 Elmer 4,206 0.382 -1,183 -4,058
46 Emma 5,237 0.421 45 14,501 46 Bernard 4,164 0.378 -1,118 -4,004
47 Barbara 5,106 0.410 -861 -4,814 47 Norman 4,109 0.373 -1,073 -3,939
48 Jane 5,055 0.406 -234 -3,907 48 Leo 4,054 0.368 -13 1,869
49 Ann 5,041 0.405 -974 -4,790 49 Andrew 4,026 0.366 9 4,189
50 Sarah 5,031 0.404 -12 -1,045 50 Michael 4,003 0.364 38 8,576

 

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.