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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1921

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1921 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 73,982 5.781 -125 -71,601 1 John 58,217 5.116 -26 -48,783
2 Dorothy 39,086 3.054 -599 -38,588 2 Robert 52,781 4.638 -63 -47,274
3 Helen 34,821 2.721 -415 -34,063 3 William 51,862 4.558 0 -36,958
4 Margaret 28,466 2.224 -128 -26,224 4 James 49,749 4.372 0 -35,517
5 Ruth 25,783 2.015 -260 -24,589 5 Charles 29,246 2.570 -44 -22,116
6 Virginia 19,033 1.487 -508 -18,425 6 George 27,476 2.415 -118 -24,325
7 Mildred 17,882 1.397 -2,245 -17,799 7 Joseph 26,180 2.301 -12 -15,820
8 Betty 17,637 1.378 -1,312 -17,462 8 Edward 20,817 1.829 -161 -18,508
9 Frances 15,994 1.250 -429 -15,271 9 Frank 16,707 1.468 -364 -15,826
10 Elizabeth 15,799 1.235 -3 -6,884 10 Richard 16,376 1.439 -165 -14,107
11 Anna 14,477 1.131 -42 -9,957 11 Thomas 15,308 1.345 -37 -8,177
12 Evelyn 14,279 1.116 3 -3,604 12 Harold 13,810 1.214 -787 -13,525
13 Doris 13,152 1.028 -2,076 -13,060 13 Donald 13,776 1.211 -475 -13,182
14 Marie 12,502 0.977 -637 -12,049 14 Paul 13,168 1.157 -211 -11,484
15 Alice 11,956 0.934 -55 -8,152 15 Walter 13,004 1.143 -250 -11,651
16 Marjorie 11,208 0.876 -930 -10,931 16 Raymond 12,645 1.111 -277 -11,453
17 Florence 10,719 0.838 -963 -10,455 17 Henry 11,412 1.003 -1 -1,006
18 Irene 10,623 0.830 -576 -10,122 18 Jack 10,756 0.945 -17 -2,337
19 Lillian 9,770 0.763 -8 -3,638 19 Arthur 10,527 0.925 -225 -9,024
20 Rose 9,351 0.731 -121 -7,292 20 Albert 10,157 0.893 -410 -9,443
21 Martha 9,263 0.724 -729 -8,893 21 Harry 9,731 0.855 -628 -9,334
22 Louise 9,180 0.717 -783 -8,844 22 Kenneth 8,960 0.787 -196 -7,209
23 Catherine 8,887 0.694 -175 -7,314 23 Ralph 8,860 0.779 -1,048 -8,676
24 Gladys 8,813 0.689 -2,431 -8,740 24 Warren 7,797 0.685 -336 -6,890
25 Jean 8,593 0.671 -2,433 -8,520 25 David 7,767 0.683 2 2,357
26 Ruby 8,333 0.651 -53 -4,793 26 Eugene 7,717 0.678 -788 -7,443
27 Edna 8,303 0.649 -2,476 -8,232 27 Howard 7,712 0.678 -972 -7,511
28 Josephine 8,132 0.635 -79 -5,341 28 Clarence 7,332 0.644 -1,173 -7,179
29 Eleanor 8,053 0.629 -6 -2,534 29 Louis 7,247 0.637 -248 -5,957
30 Thelma 7,840 0.613 -5,112 -7,814 30 Carl 7,077 0.622 -597 -6,666
31 Lucille 7,697 0.601 -233 -6,500 31 Earl 6,755 0.594 -1,459 -6,644
32 Ethel 7,603 0.594 -4,801 -7,575 32 Roy 6,545 0.575 -505 -6,023
33 Edith 7,589 0.593 -443 -6,940 33 Fred 6,493 0.571 -1,526 -6,389
34 Hazel 7,341 0.574 -9 -2,337 34 Willie 6,489 0.570 -770 -6,208
35 Grace 7,230 0.565 14 -239 35 Francis 6,293 0.553 -426 -5,642
36 Annie 7,208 0.563 -261 -6,121 36 Joe 6,203 0.545 -648 -5,841
37 Pauline 7,142 0.558 -2,774 -7,082 37 Lawrence 5,978 0.525 -459 -5,399
38 Lois 6,899 0.539 -1,583 -6,766 38 Ernest 5,697 0.501 -929 -5,484
39 Bernice 6,190 0.484 -2,495 -6,121 39 Leonard 5,651 0.497 -563 -5,217
40 Barbara 6,014 0.470 -868 -5,722 40 Anthony 5,237 0.460 8 3,565
41 Beatrice 5,968 0.466 -518 -5,424 41 Stanley 5,233 0.460 -661 -4,885
42 Esther 5,926 0.463 -123 -4,106 42 Herbert 5,218 0.459 -1,838 -5,141
43 Marion 5,815 0.454 -1,504 -5,674 43 Alfred 4,925 0.433 -818 -4,675
44 Shirley 5,694 0.445 -1,227 -5,510 44 Samuel 4,755 0.418 23 5,568
45 Clara 5,606 0.438 -51 -2,584 45 Bernard 4,485 0.394 -1,119 -4,325
46 Gertrude 5,349 0.418 -5,020 -5,323 46 Norman 4,479 0.394 -1,074 -4,309
47 Jane 5,187 0.405 -235 -4,039 47 Michael 4,198 0.369 35 8,381
48 Rita 5,157 0.403 -1,131 -4,951 48 Elmer 4,146 0.364 -1,180 -3,998
49 Katherine 5,156 0.403 -56 -2,323 49 Daniel 4,089 0.359 34 7,551
50 June 5,155 0.403 -194 -3,867 50 Leo 4,066 0.357 -11 1,857

 

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.