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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1926

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1926 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 67,829 5.514 0 -2,768 1 Robert 61,131 5.337 0 235
2 Dorothy 36,615 2.976 0 -1,955 2 John 56,119 4.899 0 -1,078
3 Betty 32,963 2.680 0 150 3 James 53,205 4.645 1 524
4 Helen 26,885 2.186 0 -2,285 4 William 51,919 4.532 -1 -1,384
5 Margaret 23,068 1.875 0 -1,396 5 Charles 29,521 2.577 0 -60
6 Ruth 20,221 1.644 0 -2,027 6 George 25,905 2.261 0 -663
7 Doris 16,297 1.325 1 221 7 Richard 25,149 2.195 1 1,879
8 Virginia 16,160 1.314 -1 -1,329 8 Joseph 23,762 2.074 -1 -853
9 Mildred 13,550 1.101 0 -901 9 Donald 20,910 1.825 1 1,716
10 Frances 13,356 1.086 1 -467 10 Edward 19,378 1.692 -1 -712
11 Elizabeth 12,836 1.043 -1 -1,099 11 Thomas 16,601 1.449 0 -84
12 Jean 12,167 0.989 2 570 12 Frank 14,492 1.265 0 -839
13 Evelyn 11,781 0.958 -1 -722 13 Paul 13,656 1.192 0 -519
14 Shirley 11,762 0.956 3 1,249 14 Harold 13,309 1.162 0 -287
15 Anna 11,698 0.951 -2 -551 15 Raymond 12,808 1.118 0 362
16 Barbara 11,079 0.901 6 1,924 16 Jack 12,201 1.065 1 191
17 Alice 10,955 0.891 -2 -619 17 Walter 11,770 1.027 -1 -362
18 Marie 10,630 0.864 -2 -300 18 Kenneth 10,341 0.903 1 192
19 Lois 9,819 0.798 -1 247 19 Henry 10,000 0.873 -1 -614
20 Gloria 9,196 0.748 0 -184 20 Arthur 9,464 0.826 0 -522
21 Irene 9,169 0.745 -2 -269 21 Albert 9,144 0.798 0 -368
22 Marjorie 8,640 0.702 -1 -667 22 David 9,039 0.789 0 122
23 Patricia 8,590 0.698 5 495 23 Eugene 9,014 0.787 1 497
24 Martha 8,555 0.695 -1 -209 24 Ralph 8,454 0.738 1 -13
25 Rose 8,509 0.692 1 231 25 Harry 8,211 0.717 -2 -399
26 Florence 8,181 0.665 -2 -404 26 Carl 6,939 0.606 2 -119
27 Louise 7,983 0.649 0 -289 27 Howard 6,838 0.597 -1 -329
28 Lillian 7,661 0.623 -3 -691 28 Willie 6,819 0.595 -1 -304
29 Norma 7,528 0.612 5 586 29 Clarence 6,539 0.571 1 -129
30 Ruby 7,473 0.607 0 -371 30 Louis 6,511 0.568 -1 -288
31 Catherine 7,468 0.607 -2 -399 31 Fred 6,446 0.563 2 240
32 Eleanor 7,305 0.594 -1 -419 32 Earl 6,443 0.562 -1 7
33 Phyllis 6,920 0.563 7 434 33 Joe 6,337 0.553 1 231
34 Annie 6,877 0.559 -2 -474 34 Roy 6,227 0.544 -2 -148
35 Gladys 6,633 0.539 -2 -599 35 Francis 5,789 0.505 0 -189
36 Thelma 6,584 0.535 -1 -239 36 Lawrence 5,585 0.488 0 -48
37 Josephine 6,407 0.521 -1 -402 37 Ernest 5,440 0.475 0 -52
38 Edna 6,395 0.520 -1 -387 38 Leonard 5,403 0.472 0 -61
39 Pauline 6,358 0.517 -1 -371 39 Norman 5,285 0.461 2 309
40 June 6,075 0.494 -1 -575 40 Billy 5,181 0.452 9 974
41 Ethel 5,859 0.476 2 -316 41 Gerald 5,122 0.447 4 617
42 Edith 5,788 0.471 0 -487 42 Anthony 5,061 0.442 -3 21
43 Lucille 5,760 0.468 -2 -637 43 Stanley 4,962 0.433 -3 -72
44 Joyce 5,706 0.464 15 1,341 44 Herbert 4,938 0.431 -2 16
45 Bernice 5,443 0.442 1 -285 45 Alfred 4,732 0.413 -2 -63
46 Grace 5,428 0.441 -2 -555 46 Daniel 4,514 0.394 -2 -37
47 Marion 5,353 0.435 0 -224 47 Melvin 4,194 0.366 3 48
48 Hazel 5,302 0.431 -3 -476 48 Samuel 4,179 0.365 -2 -227
49 Dolores 5,217 0.424 15 1,072 49 Bernard 4,171 0.364 -1 -88
50 Rita 5,014 0.408 -2 -310 50 Marvin 4,110 0.359 1 18

 

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.