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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 70,982 5.706 -125 -68,655 1 John 56,913 5.170 -26 -47,794
2 Dorothy 36,643 2.945 -584 -36,126 2 William 50,149 4.556 -1 -35,633
3 Helen 35,097 2.821 -410 -34,352 3 Robert 48,676 4.422 -68 -43,536
4 Margaret 27,996 2.250 -123 -25,684 4 James 47,912 4.352 0 -34,387
5 Ruth 26,102 2.098 -260 -24,868 5 Charles 28,308 2.572 -47 -21,704
6 Mildred 18,059 1.452 -2,063 -17,966 6 George 26,892 2.443 -121 -23,833
7 Virginia 17,314 1.392 -533 -16,736 7 Joseph 25,591 2.325 -16 -16,036
8 Elizabeth 15,910 1.279 -5 -7,397 8 Edward 20,095 1.825 -161 -17,827
9 Frances 15,883 1.277 -436 -15,168 9 Frank 16,430 1.493 -383 -15,627
10 Anna 14,581 1.172 -44 -10,436 10 Richard 15,010 1.364 -178 -12,891
11 Betty 14,016 1.127 -1,117 -13,801 11 Thomas 14,938 1.357 -38 -8,159
12 Evelyn 13,838 1.112 2 -3,462 12 Harold 13,678 1.243 -785 -13,397
13 Marie 12,743 1.024 -563 -12,213 13 Walter 13,293 1.208 -258 -11,990
14 Doris 11,892 0.956 -1,800 -11,781 14 Paul 12,570 1.142 -220 -10,945
15 Alice 11,596 0.932 -56 -7,953 15 Raymond 12,194 1.108 -284 -11,045
16 Florence 10,732 0.863 -955 -10,463 16 Donald 11,942 1.085 -510 -11,409
17 Irene 10,072 0.810 -620 -9,608 17 Henry 11,304 1.027 1 -655
18 Lillian 10,049 0.808 -16 -4,515 18 Arthur 10,237 0.930 -212 -8,595
19 Louise 9,179 0.738 -781 -8,840 19 Albert 9,998 0.908 -433 -9,341
20 Rose 9,011 0.724 -103 -6,579 20 Jack 9,599 0.872 -8 -765
21 Catherine 8,878 0.714 -183 -7,380 21 Harry 9,407 0.855 -599 -8,980
22 Gladys 8,819 0.709 -3,417 -8,774 22 Ralph 8,556 0.777 -929 -8,339
23 Martha 8,709 0.700 -774 -8,368 23 Kenneth 7,840 0.712 -203 -6,185
24 Marjorie 8,658 0.696 -1,143 -8,453 24 Howard 7,465 0.678 -944 -7,252
25 Eleanor 8,498 0.683 -7 -2,804 25 David 7,445 0.676 3 2,252
26 Ruby 8,337 0.670 -48 -4,785 26 Clarence 7,221 0.656 -1,090 -7,049
27 Edna 8,331 0.670 -1,710 -8,214 27 Carl 7,010 0.637 -673 -6,668
28 Josephine 8,094 0.651 -63 -5,071 28 Louis 6,967 0.633 -235 -5,599
29 Lucille 7,988 0.642 -266 -6,873 29 Willie 6,889 0.626 -905 -6,665
30 Ethel 7,868 0.632 -4,326 -7,836 30 Eugene 6,866 0.624 -832 -6,614
31 Thelma 7,815 0.628 -4,927 -7,788 31 Earl 6,532 0.593 -1,633 -6,437
32 Edith 7,773 0.625 -486 -7,174 32 Roy 6,354 0.577 -510 -5,840
33 Jean 7,714 0.620 -2,360 -7,639 33 Fred 6,298 0.572 -1,617 -6,201
34 Hazel 7,308 0.587 -8 -2,392 34 Francis 6,241 0.567 -446 -5,635
35 Annie 7,269 0.584 -273 -6,189 35 Joe 6,071 0.552 -660 -5,726
36 Pauline 7,180 0.577 -2,749 -7,119 36 Lawrence 5,727 0.520 -462 -5,154
37 Grace 7,173 0.577 13 -449 37 Ernest 5,566 0.506 -941 -5,356
38 Lois 6,560 0.527 -1,655 -6,438 38 Leonard 5,511 0.501 -595 -5,096
39 Esther 6,068 0.488 -114 -4,237 39 Warren 5,492 0.499 -298 -4,499
40 Bernice 5,928 0.477 -2,628 -5,864 40 Stanley 5,314 0.483 -667 -4,975
41 Beatrice 5,804 0.467 -532 -5,269 41 Herbert 5,249 0.477 -1,986 -5,178
42 Gertrude 5,797 0.466 -5,444 -5,774 42 Alfred 5,007 0.455 -830 -4,758
43 Marion 5,745 0.462 -1,562 -5,612 43 Anthony 4,944 0.449 5 3,059
44 Clara 5,470 0.440 -59 -2,593 44 Samuel 4,654 0.423 23 5,080
45 Katherine 5,276 0.424 -67 -2,610 45 Elmer 4,206 0.382 -1,214 -4,061
46 Emma 5,237 0.421 45 13,451 46 Bernard 4,164 0.378 -1,105 -3,999
47 Barbara 5,106 0.410 -883 -4,821 47 Norman 4,109 0.373 -1,177 -3,958
48 Jane 5,055 0.406 -243 -3,932 48 Leo 4,054 0.368 -2 2,665
49 Ann 5,041 0.405 -934 -4,774 49 Andrew 4,026 0.366 6 3,208
50 Sarah 5,031 0.404 -17 -1,297 50 Michael 4,003 0.364 36 7,617

 

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.