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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 73,985 5.781 -125 -71,658 1 John 58,217 5.116 -26 -49,098
2 Dorothy 39,087 3.054 -584 -38,570 2 Robert 52,784 4.639 -69 -47,644
3 Helen 34,822 2.721 -410 -34,077 3 William 51,860 4.557 0 -37,344
4 Margaret 28,467 2.224 -123 -26,155 4 James 49,748 4.372 0 -36,223
5 Ruth 25,784 2.015 -260 -24,550 5 Charles 29,244 2.570 -47 -22,640
6 Virginia 19,033 1.487 -534 -18,455 6 George 27,476 2.415 -121 -24,417
7 Mildred 17,881 1.397 -2,062 -17,788 7 Joseph 26,179 2.301 -16 -16,624
8 Betty 17,638 1.378 -1,120 -17,423 8 Edward 20,818 1.829 -161 -18,550
9 Frances 15,993 1.250 -436 -15,278 9 Frank 16,708 1.468 -383 -15,905
10 Elizabeth 15,800 1.235 -3 -7,287 10 Richard 16,376 1.439 -178 -14,257
11 Anna 14,477 1.131 -43 -10,332 11 Thomas 15,307 1.345 -38 -8,528
12 Evelyn 14,278 1.116 2 -3,902 12 Harold 13,811 1.214 -785 -13,530
13 Doris 13,152 1.028 -1,801 -13,041 13 Donald 13,776 1.211 -513 -13,243
14 Marie 12,501 0.977 -562 -11,971 14 Paul 13,168 1.157 -220 -11,543
15 Alice 11,956 0.934 -56 -8,313 15 Walter 13,005 1.143 -256 -11,702
16 Marjorie 11,209 0.876 -1,151 -11,004 16 Raymond 12,644 1.111 -283 -11,495
17 Florence 10,719 0.838 -954 -10,450 17 Henry 11,412 1.003 1 -763
18 Irene 10,624 0.830 -619 -10,160 18 Jack 10,757 0.945 -10 -1,923
19 Lillian 9,770 0.763 -15 -4,236 19 Arthur 10,527 0.925 -211 -8,885
20 Rose 9,352 0.731 -103 -6,920 20 Albert 10,158 0.893 -432 -9,501
21 Martha 9,264 0.724 -776 -8,923 21 Harry 9,731 0.855 -599 -9,304
22 Louise 9,180 0.717 -778 -8,841 22 Kenneth 8,959 0.787 -204 -7,304
23 Catherine 8,887 0.694 -181 -7,389 23 Ralph 8,860 0.779 -928 -8,643
24 Gladys 8,813 0.689 -3,415 -8,768 24 Warren 7,797 0.685 -313 -6,804
25 Jean 8,593 0.671 -2,368 -8,518 25 David 7,767 0.683 3 1,930
26 Ruby 8,333 0.651 -48 -4,781 26 Eugene 7,717 0.678 -836 -7,465
27 Edna 8,303 0.649 -1,710 -8,186 27 Howard 7,713 0.678 -941 -7,500
28 Josephine 8,133 0.636 -63 -5,110 28 Clarence 7,332 0.644 -1,088 -7,160
29 Eleanor 8,053 0.629 -3 -2,359 29 Louis 7,247 0.637 -234 -5,879
30 Thelma 7,839 0.613 -4,928 -7,812 30 Carl 7,077 0.622 -670 -6,735
31 Lucille 7,698 0.602 -264 -6,583 31 Earl 6,755 0.594 -1,633 -6,660
32 Ethel 7,603 0.594 -4,324 -7,571 32 Roy 6,545 0.575 -510 -6,031
33 Edith 7,589 0.593 -485 -6,990 33 Fred 6,494 0.571 -1,617 -6,397
34 Hazel 7,341 0.574 -8 -2,425 34 Willie 6,489 0.570 -900 -6,265
35 Grace 7,230 0.565 11 -506 35 Francis 6,293 0.553 -445 -5,687
36 Annie 7,208 0.563 -272 -6,128 36 Joe 6,203 0.545 -659 -5,858
37 Pauline 7,142 0.558 -2,748 -7,081 37 Lawrence 5,977 0.525 -461 -5,404
38 Lois 6,899 0.539 -1,655 -6,777 38 Ernest 5,698 0.501 -940 -5,488
39 Bernice 6,190 0.484 -2,629 -6,126 39 Leonard 5,651 0.497 -594 -5,236
40 Barbara 6,014 0.470 -890 -5,729 40 Anthony 5,237 0.460 2 2,766
41 Beatrice 5,968 0.466 -532 -5,433 41 Stanley 5,233 0.460 -666 -4,894
42 Esther 5,925 0.463 -111 -4,094 42 Herbert 5,218 0.459 -1,985 -5,147
43 Marion 5,814 0.454 -1,562 -5,681 43 Alfred 4,925 0.433 -829 -4,676
44 Shirley 5,694 0.445 -1,420 -5,544 44 Samuel 4,755 0.418 23 4,979
45 Clara 5,606 0.438 -58 -2,729 45 Bernard 4,484 0.394 -1,106 -4,319
46 Gertrude 5,349 0.418 -5,440 -5,326 46 Norman 4,479 0.394 -1,178 -4,328
47 Jane 5,187 0.405 -244 -4,064 47 Michael 4,198 0.369 33 7,422
48 Rita 5,157 0.403 -1,203 -4,973 48 Elmer 4,146 0.364 -1,211 -4,001
49 Katherine 5,156 0.403 -63 -2,490 49 Daniel 4,088 0.359 34 7,085
50 June 5,155 0.403 -191 -3,813 50 Leo 4,066 0.357 0 2,653

 

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.