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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1921

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1921 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 73,982 5.781 0 3,002 1 John 58,217 5.116 0 1,304
2 Dorothy 39,086 3.054 0 2,443 2 Robert 52,781 4.638 1 4,103
3 Helen 34,821 2.721 0 -276 3 William 51,862 4.558 -1 1,715
4 Margaret 28,466 2.224 0 469 4 James 49,749 4.372 0 1,840
5 Ruth 25,783 2.015 0 -318 5 Charles 29,246 2.570 0 938
6 Virginia 19,033 1.487 1 1,719 6 George 27,476 2.415 0 583
7 Mildred 17,882 1.397 -1 -176 7 Joseph 26,180 2.301 0 589
8 Betty 17,637 1.378 3 3,620 8 Edward 20,817 1.829 0 722
9 Frances 15,994 1.250 0 111 9 Frank 16,707 1.468 0 275
10 Elizabeth 15,799 1.235 -2 -111 10 Richard 16,376 1.439 0 1,366
11 Anna 14,477 1.131 -1 -103 11 Thomas 15,308 1.345 0 370
12 Evelyn 14,279 1.116 0 441 12 Harold 13,810 1.214 0 131
13 Doris 13,152 1.028 1 1,260 13 Donald 13,776 1.211 3 1,835
14 Marie 12,502 0.977 -1 -241 14 Paul 13,168 1.157 0 599
15 Alice 11,956 0.934 0 360 15 Walter 13,004 1.143 -2 -290
16 Marjorie 11,208 0.876 8 2,549 16 Raymond 12,645 1.111 -1 451
17 Florence 10,719 0.838 -1 -13 17 Henry 11,412 1.003 0 108
18 Irene 10,623 0.830 -1 550 18 Jack 10,756 0.945 2 1,157
19 Lillian 9,770 0.763 -1 -279 19 Arthur 10,527 0.925 -1 291
20 Rose 9,351 0.731 0 340 20 Albert 10,157 0.893 -1 159
21 Martha 9,263 0.724 2 554 21 Harry 9,731 0.855 0 323
22 Louise 9,180 0.717 -3 1 22 Kenneth 8,960 0.787 1 1,120
23 Catherine 8,887 0.694 -2 9 23 Ralph 8,860 0.779 -1 303
24 Gladys 8,813 0.689 -2 -6 24 Warren 7,797 0.685 15 2,305
25 Jean 8,593 0.671 8 879 25 David 7,767 0.683 0 322
26 Ruby 8,333 0.651 0 -4 26 Eugene 7,717 0.678 4 851
27 Edna 8,303 0.649 0 -28 27 Howard 7,712 0.678 -3 247
28 Josephine 8,132 0.635 0 37 28 Clarence 7,332 0.644 -2 110
29 Eleanor 8,053 0.629 -4 -445 29 Louis 7,247 0.637 -1 280
30 Thelma 7,840 0.613 1 25 30 Carl 7,077 0.622 -3 67
31 Lucille 7,697 0.601 -2 -291 31 Earl 6,755 0.594 0 223
32 Ethel 7,603 0.594 -2 -265 32 Roy 6,545 0.575 0 192
33 Edith 7,589 0.593 -1 -184 33 Fred 6,493 0.571 0 195
34 Hazel 7,341 0.574 0 33 34 Willie 6,489 0.570 -5 -399
35 Grace 7,230 0.565 2 57 35 Francis 6,293 0.553 -1 52
36 Annie 7,208 0.563 -1 -61 36 Joe 6,203 0.545 -1 132
37 Pauline 7,142 0.558 -1 -38 37 Lawrence 5,978 0.525 -1 251
38 Lois 6,899 0.539 0 339 38 Ernest 5,697 0.501 -1 130
39 Bernice 6,190 0.484 1 262 39 Leonard 5,651 0.497 -1 140
40 Barbara 6,014 0.470 7 908 40 Anthony 5,237 0.460 3 291
41 Beatrice 5,968 0.466 0 164 41 Stanley 5,233 0.460 -1 -81
42 Esther 5,926 0.463 -3 -142 42 Herbert 5,218 0.459 -1 -32
43 Marion 5,815 0.454 0 70 43 Alfred 4,925 0.433 -1 -82
44 Shirley 5,694 0.445 12 981 44 Samuel 4,755 0.418 0 102
45 Clara 5,606 0.438 -1 136 45 Bernard 4,485 0.394 1 321
46 Gertrude 5,349 0.418 -4 -448 46 Norman 4,479 0.394 1 370
47 Jane 5,187 0.405 1 132 47 Michael 4,198 0.369 3 195
48 Rita 5,157 0.403 4 178 48 Elmer 4,146 0.364 -3 -60
49 Katherine 5,156 0.403 -4 -120 49 Daniel 4,089 0.359 3 193
50 June 5,155 0.403 3 244 50 Leo 4,066 0.357 -2 12

 

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.