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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1922

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1922 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 72,175 5.785 -125 -69,794 1 John 57,276 5.090 -26 -47,842
2 Dorothy 37,716 3.023 -599 -37,218 2 Robert 53,797 4.781 -63 -48,290
3 Helen 32,507 2.606 -415 -31,749 3 William 51,117 4.543 0 -36,213
4 Margaret 26,864 2.153 -128 -24,622 4 James 49,803 4.426 0 -35,571
5 Ruth 23,629 1.894 -260 -22,435 5 Charles 28,840 2.563 -44 -21,710
6 Betty 20,894 1.675 -1,314 -20,719 6 George 27,349 2.430 -118 -24,198
7 Virginia 19,144 1.535 -507 -18,536 7 Joseph 25,700 2.284 -12 -15,340
8 Mildred 16,412 1.316 -2,244 -16,329 8 Edward 20,421 1.815 -161 -18,112
9 Elizabeth 15,242 1.222 -4 -6,327 9 Richard 17,539 1.559 -166 -15,270
10 Frances 15,053 1.207 -428 -14,330 10 Frank 16,013 1.423 -363 -15,132
11 Doris 13,798 1.106 -2,078 -13,706 11 Thomas 15,264 1.356 -37 -8,133
12 Anna 13,405 1.075 -41 -8,885 12 Donald 14,915 1.325 -476 -14,321
13 Evelyn 13,318 1.068 4 -2,643 13 Harold 13,594 1.208 -786 -13,309
14 Marie 11,912 0.955 -637 -11,459 14 Paul 12,925 1.149 -211 -11,241
15 Alice 11,277 0.904 -55 -7,473 15 Walter 12,632 1.123 -250 -11,279
16 Marjorie 10,385 0.832 -930 -10,108 16 Raymond 12,130 1.078 -277 -10,938
17 Irene 10,172 0.815 -577 -9,671 17 Henry 11,208 0.996 -1 -802
18 Florence 10,036 0.804 -962 -9,772 18 Jack 10,845 0.964 -17 -2,426
19 Lillian 9,428 0.756 -8 -3,296 19 Arthur 10,115 0.899 -225 -8,612
20 Jean 9,108 0.730 -2,438 -9,035 20 Albert 9,894 0.879 -410 -9,180
21 Martha 9,021 0.723 -729 -8,651 21 Kenneth 9,260 0.823 -197 -7,509
22 Louise 8,886 0.712 -783 -8,550 22 Harry 9,078 0.807 -627 -8,681
23 Rose 8,790 0.705 -118 -6,731 23 Ralph 8,485 0.754 -1,048 -8,301
24 Catherine 8,538 0.684 -174 -6,965 24 David 7,865 0.699 1 2,259
25 Gladys 8,042 0.645 -2,430 -7,969 25 Eugene 7,849 0.698 -789 -7,575
26 Ruby 8,003 0.641 -53 -4,463 26 Howard 7,297 0.648 -973 -7,096
27 Josephine 7,865 0.630 -80 -5,074 27 Louis 7,097 0.631 -250 -5,807
28 Eleanor 7,853 0.629 -7 -2,334 28 Willie 6,906 0.614 -776 -6,625
29 Edna 7,621 0.611 -2,474 -7,550 29 Clarence 6,861 0.610 -1,172 -6,708
30 Annie 7,474 0.599 -267 -6,387 30 Carl 6,692 0.595 -597 -6,281
31 Thelma 7,253 0.581 -5,111 -7,227 31 Earl 6,460 0.574 -1,459 -6,349
32 Ethel 7,245 0.581 -4,801 -7,217 32 Roy 6,459 0.574 -505 -5,937
33 Lucille 7,151 0.573 -231 -5,954 33 Fred 6,246 0.555 -1,526 -6,142
34 Edith 7,136 0.572 -442 -6,487 34 Francis 6,148 0.546 -427 -5,497
35 Lois 6,946 0.557 -1,586 -6,813 35 Joe 6,092 0.541 -649 -5,730
36 Pauline 6,811 0.546 -2,775 -6,751 36 Lawrence 5,784 0.514 -460 -5,205
37 Hazel 6,759 0.542 -6 -1,755 37 Ernest 5,502 0.489 -930 -5,289
38 Grace 6,743 0.541 17 248 38 Leonard 5,407 0.481 -564 -4,973
39 Shirley 6,408 0.514 -1,232 -6,224 39 Anthony 5,092 0.453 7 3,710
40 Barbara 6,273 0.503 -868 -5,981 40 Herbert 5,046 0.448 -1,840 -4,969
41 Bernice 5,912 0.474 -2,493 -5,843 41 Stanley 5,045 0.448 -661 -4,697
42 Marion 5,667 0.454 -1,505 -5,526 42 Alfred 4,832 0.429 -819 -4,582
43 Beatrice 5,476 0.439 -516 -4,932 43 Samuel 4,600 0.409 22 5,723
44 Esther 5,474 0.439 -121 -3,654 44 Norman 4,526 0.402 -1,076 -4,356
45 June 5,382 0.431 -199 -4,094 45 Warren 4,484 0.398 -315 -3,577
46 Norma 5,237 0.420 -2,279 -5,158 46 Bernard 4,409 0.392 -1,118 -4,249
47 Clara 5,125 0.411 -49 -2,103 47 Daniel 4,283 0.381 32 7,357
48 Gertrude 5,082 0.407 -5,018 -5,056 48 Michael 3,992 0.355 36 8,587
49 Ann 5,055 0.405 -974 -4,804 49 Russell 3,966 0.352 -354 -3,184
50 Emma 5,013 0.402 49 14,725 50 Melvin 3,909 0.347 -687 -3,588

 

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.