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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 71,635 5.720 -125 -69,254 1 John 57,472 5.076 -26 -48,038
2 Dorothy 39,044 3.117 -599 -38,546 2 Robert 56,120 4.956 -63 -50,613
3 Helen 31,490 2.514 -415 -30,732 3 William 52,135 4.604 0 -37,231
4 Margaret 26,133 2.087 -128 -23,891 4 James 50,465 4.457 0 -36,233
5 Betty 25,991 2.075 -1,315 -25,816 5 Charles 28,960 2.558 -44 -21,830
6 Ruth 23,637 1.887 -259 -22,443 6 George 27,024 2.387 -118 -23,873
7 Virginia 18,327 1.463 -507 -17,719 7 Joseph 25,560 2.257 -12 -15,200
8 Mildred 15,989 1.277 -2,244 -15,906 8 Edward 20,599 1.819 -161 -18,290
9 Elizabeth 15,461 1.234 -4 -6,546 9 Richard 18,884 1.668 -166 -16,615
10 Frances 14,878 1.188 -428 -14,155 10 Donald 16,436 1.452 -478 -15,842
11 Doris 14,609 1.166 -2,078 -14,517 11 Frank 15,907 1.405 -362 -15,026
12 Evelyn 13,175 1.052 3 -2,500 12 Thomas 15,884 1.403 -36 -8,753
13 Anna 12,864 1.027 -40 -8,344 13 Harold 13,873 1.225 -786 -13,588
14 Marie 11,509 0.919 -637 -11,056 14 Paul 13,362 1.180 -211 -11,678
15 Alice 11,330 0.905 -55 -7,526 15 Raymond 12,461 1.100 -278 -11,269
16 Marjorie 10,220 0.816 -930 -9,943 16 Walter 12,433 1.098 -249 -11,080
17 Irene 10,053 0.803 -577 -9,552 17 Jack 11,191 0.988 -18 -2,772
18 Florence 9,746 0.778 -962 -9,482 18 Henry 11,068 0.977 0 -662
19 Jean 9,511 0.759 -2,439 -9,438 19 Arthur 9,922 0.876 -225 -8,419
20 Lillian 9,328 0.745 -7 -3,196 20 Albert 9,826 0.868 -410 -9,112
21 Martha 8,962 0.716 -729 -8,592 21 Kenneth 9,732 0.859 -197 -7,981
22 Louise 8,883 0.709 -783 -8,547 22 Harry 9,264 0.818 -627 -8,867
23 Rose 8,442 0.674 -118 -6,383 23 Ralph 8,629 0.762 -1,048 -8,445
24 Catherine 8,438 0.674 -174 -6,865 24 David 8,233 0.727 1 1,891
25 Ruby 8,231 0.657 -54 -4,691 25 Eugene 7,947 0.702 -789 -7,673
26 Shirley 7,919 0.632 -1,245 -7,735 26 Howard 7,161 0.632 -973 -6,960
27 Lois 7,814 0.624 -1,594 -7,681 27 Louis 7,074 0.625 -250 -5,784
28 Eleanor 7,772 0.621 -7 -2,253 28 Carl 6,870 0.607 -599 -6,459
29 Gladys 7,696 0.614 -2,426 -7,623 29 Clarence 6,803 0.601 -1,172 -6,650
30 Josephine 7,559 0.604 -77 -4,768 30 Willie 6,662 0.588 -774 -6,381
31 Thelma 7,378 0.589 -5,111 -7,352 31 Earl 6,338 0.560 -1,459 -6,227
32 Edna 7,298 0.583 -2,471 -7,227 32 Roy 6,318 0.558 -505 -5,796
33 Barbara 7,208 0.576 -875 -6,916 33 Fred 6,316 0.558 -1,526 -6,212
34 Annie 7,096 0.567 -263 -6,009 34 Francis 6,087 0.538 -427 -5,436
35 Lucille 6,915 0.552 -229 -5,718 35 Joe 6,004 0.530 -649 -5,642
36 Edith 6,835 0.546 -440 -6,186 36 Lawrence 5,914 0.522 -460 -5,335
37 Pauline 6,707 0.536 -2,774 -6,647 37 Leonard 5,485 0.484 -565 -5,051
38 Ethel 6,541 0.522 -4,795 -6,513 38 Ernest 5,371 0.474 -929 -5,158
39 Grace 6,316 0.504 18 675 39 Anthony 5,119 0.452 7 3,683
40 Hazel 6,244 0.499 -3 -1,240 40 Herbert 5,072 0.448 -1,840 -4,995
41 Norma 5,886 0.470 -2,284 -5,807 41 Stanley 5,033 0.444 -661 -4,685
42 June 5,810 0.464 -202 -4,522 42 Alfred 5,008 0.442 -819 -4,758
43 Bernice 5,808 0.464 -2,491 -5,739 43 Warren 4,821 0.426 -317 -3,914
44 Marion 5,711 0.456 -1,503 -5,570 44 Norman 4,707 0.416 -1,076 -4,537
45 Phyllis 5,476 0.437 -5,905 -5,455 45 Samuel 4,578 0.404 24 5,745
46 Beatrice 5,464 0.436 -513 -4,920 46 Bernard 4,377 0.387 -1,118 -4,217
47 Esther 5,315 0.424 -118 -3,495 47 Daniel 4,265 0.377 32 7,375
48 Gloria 5,310 0.424 -513 -4,772 48 Melvin 4,011 0.354 -689 -3,690
49 Clara 5,135 0.410 -47 -2,113 49 Leo 3,974 0.351 -12 1,949
50 Rita 5,095 0.407 -1,129 -4,889 50 Michael 3,914 0.346 38 8,665

 

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.