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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1923

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1923 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 71,638 5.720 -125 -69,311 1 John 57,470 5.075 -26 -48,351
2 Dorothy 39,044 3.117 -584 -38,527 2 Robert 56,117 4.956 -69 -50,977
3 Helen 31,488 2.514 -410 -30,743 3 William 52,136 4.604 0 -37,620
4 Margaret 26,133 2.087 -123 -23,821 4 James 50,463 4.457 0 -36,938
5 Betty 25,991 2.075 -1,123 -25,776 5 Charles 28,962 2.558 -47 -22,358
6 Ruth 23,638 1.887 -259 -22,404 6 George 27,021 2.386 -121 -23,962
7 Virginia 18,326 1.463 -533 -17,748 7 Joseph 25,561 2.257 -16 -16,006
8 Mildred 15,990 1.277 -2,061 -15,897 8 Edward 20,597 1.819 -161 -18,329
9 Elizabeth 15,461 1.234 -4 -6,948 9 Richard 18,884 1.668 -179 -16,765
10 Frances 14,879 1.188 -435 -14,164 10 Donald 16,435 1.451 -516 -15,902
11 Doris 14,609 1.166 -1,803 -14,498 11 Frank 15,906 1.405 -381 -15,103
12 Evelyn 13,175 1.052 2 -2,799 12 Thomas 15,884 1.403 -37 -9,105
13 Anna 12,864 1.027 -41 -8,719 13 Harold 13,875 1.225 -784 -13,594
14 Marie 11,510 0.919 -562 -10,980 14 Paul 13,363 1.180 -220 -11,738
15 Alice 11,330 0.905 -56 -7,687 15 Raymond 12,461 1.100 -284 -11,312
16 Marjorie 10,220 0.816 -1,151 -10,015 16 Walter 12,434 1.098 -255 -11,131
17 Irene 10,052 0.803 -620 -9,588 17 Jack 11,192 0.988 -11 -2,358
18 Florence 9,746 0.778 -953 -9,477 18 Henry 11,067 0.977 2 -418
19 Jean 9,511 0.759 -2,374 -9,436 19 Arthur 9,922 0.876 -211 -8,280
20 Lillian 9,328 0.745 -14 -3,794 20 Albert 9,825 0.868 -432 -9,168
21 Martha 8,962 0.716 -776 -8,621 21 Kenneth 9,732 0.859 -205 -8,077
22 Louise 8,884 0.709 -778 -8,545 22 Harry 9,261 0.818 -598 -8,834
23 Rose 8,442 0.674 -100 -6,010 23 Ralph 8,630 0.762 -928 -8,413
24 Catherine 8,438 0.674 -180 -6,940 24 David 8,231 0.727 2 1,466
25 Ruby 8,231 0.657 -49 -4,679 25 Eugene 7,947 0.702 -837 -7,695
26 Shirley 7,919 0.632 -1,438 -7,769 26 Howard 7,159 0.632 -942 -6,946
27 Lois 7,814 0.624 -1,666 -7,692 27 Louis 7,073 0.625 -236 -5,705
28 Eleanor 7,772 0.621 -4 -2,078 28 Carl 6,871 0.607 -672 -6,529
29 Gladys 7,695 0.614 -3,410 -7,650 29 Clarence 6,802 0.601 -1,087 -6,630
30 Josephine 7,559 0.604 -61 -4,536 30 Willie 6,663 0.588 -904 -6,439
31 Thelma 7,378 0.589 -4,927 -7,351 31 Earl 6,338 0.560 -1,633 -6,243
32 Edna 7,298 0.583 -1,705 -7,181 32 Roy 6,318 0.558 -510 -5,804
33 Barbara 7,208 0.576 -897 -6,923 33 Fred 6,315 0.558 -1,617 -6,218
34 Annie 7,095 0.566 -274 -6,015 34 Francis 6,087 0.538 -446 -5,481
35 Lucille 6,915 0.552 -260 -5,800 35 Joe 6,004 0.530 -660 -5,659
36 Edith 6,835 0.546 -482 -6,236 36 Lawrence 5,913 0.522 -462 -5,340
37 Pauline 6,707 0.536 -2,748 -6,646 37 Leonard 5,485 0.484 -596 -5,070
38 Ethel 6,541 0.522 -4,318 -6,509 38 Ernest 5,371 0.474 -940 -5,161
39 Grace 6,316 0.504 15 408 39 Anthony 5,120 0.452 1 2,883
40 Hazel 6,245 0.499 -2 -1,329 40 Herbert 5,072 0.448 -1,987 -5,001
41 Norma 5,886 0.470 -2,230 -5,806 41 Stanley 5,034 0.445 -666 -4,695
42 June 5,810 0.464 -199 -4,468 42 Alfred 5,006 0.442 -830 -4,757
43 Bernice 5,808 0.464 -2,625 -5,744 43 Warren 4,821 0.426 -294 -3,828
44 Marion 5,711 0.456 -1,561 -5,578 44 Norman 4,707 0.416 -1,180 -4,556
45 Phyllis 5,476 0.437 -6,930 -5,459 45 Samuel 4,579 0.404 24 5,155
46 Beatrice 5,464 0.436 -527 -4,929 46 Bernard 4,377 0.387 -1,105 -4,212
47 Esther 5,315 0.424 -106 -3,484 47 Daniel 4,265 0.377 32 6,908
48 Gloria 5,310 0.424 -536 -4,789 48 Melvin 4,012 0.354 -672 -3,682
49 Clara 5,134 0.410 -54 -2,257 49 Leo 3,974 0.351 -1 2,745
50 Rita 5,095 0.407 -1,201 -4,911 50 Michael 3,914 0.346 36 7,706

 

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.