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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1926

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1926 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 67,829 5.514 -125 -65,448 1 Robert 61,131 5.337 -64 -55,624
2 Dorothy 36,615 2.976 -599 -36,117 2 John 56,119 4.899 -25 -46,685
3 Betty 32,963 2.680 -1,317 -32,788 3 James 53,205 4.645 -1 -38,973
4 Helen 26,885 2.186 -414 -26,127 4 William 51,919 4.532 1 -37,015
5 Margaret 23,068 1.875 -127 -20,826 5 Charles 29,521 2.577 -44 -22,391
6 Ruth 20,221 1.644 -259 -19,027 6 George 25,905 2.261 -118 -22,754
7 Doris 16,297 1.325 -2,082 -16,205 7 Richard 25,149 2.195 -168 -22,880
8 Virginia 16,160 1.314 -506 -15,552 8 Joseph 23,762 2.074 -11 -13,402
9 Mildred 13,550 1.101 -2,243 -13,467 9 Donald 20,910 1.825 -479 -20,316
10 Frances 13,356 1.086 -428 -12,633 10 Edward 19,378 1.692 -159 -17,069
11 Elizabeth 12,836 1.043 -2 -3,921 11 Thomas 16,601 1.449 -37 -9,470
12 Jean 12,167 0.989 -2,446 -12,094 12 Frank 14,492 1.265 -361 -13,611
13 Evelyn 11,781 0.958 4 -1,106 13 Paul 13,656 1.192 -212 -11,972
14 Shirley 11,762 0.956 -1,257 -11,578 14 Harold 13,309 1.162 -785 -13,024
15 Anna 11,698 0.951 -38 -7,178 15 Raymond 12,808 1.118 -278 -11,616
16 Barbara 11,079 0.901 -892 -10,787 16 Jack 12,201 1.065 -19 -3,782
17 Alice 10,955 0.891 -53 -7,151 17 Walter 11,770 1.027 -248 -10,417
18 Marie 10,630 0.864 -633 -10,177 18 Kenneth 10,341 0.903 -200 -8,590
19 Lois 9,819 0.798 -1,602 -9,686 19 Henry 10,000 0.873 1 406
20 Gloria 9,196 0.748 -541 -8,658 20 Arthur 9,464 0.826 -224 -7,961
21 Irene 9,169 0.745 -573 -8,668 21 Albert 9,144 0.798 -409 -8,430
22 Marjorie 8,640 0.702 -924 -8,363 22 David 9,039 0.789 -1 1,085
23 Patricia 8,590 0.698 -866 -8,288 23 Eugene 9,014 0.787 -791 -8,740
24 Martha 8,555 0.695 -726 -8,185 24 Ralph 8,454 0.738 -1,047 -8,270
25 Rose 8,509 0.692 -116 -6,450 25 Harry 8,211 0.717 -624 -7,814
26 Florence 8,181 0.665 -954 -7,917 26 Carl 6,939 0.606 -601 -6,528
27 Louise 7,983 0.649 -778 -7,647 27 Howard 6,838 0.597 -972 -6,637
28 Lillian 7,661 0.623 1 -1,529 28 Willie 6,819 0.595 -776 -6,538
29 Norma 7,528 0.612 -2,296 -7,449 29 Clarence 6,539 0.571 -1,172 -6,386
30 Ruby 7,473 0.607 -49 -3,933 30 Louis 6,511 0.568 -247 -5,221
31 Catherine 7,468 0.607 -167 -5,895 31 Fred 6,446 0.563 -1,528 -6,342
32 Eleanor 7,305 0.594 -3 -1,786 32 Earl 6,443 0.562 -1,458 -6,332
33 Phyllis 6,920 0.563 -5,917 -6,899 33 Joe 6,337 0.553 -651 -5,975
34 Annie 6,877 0.559 -263 -5,790 34 Roy 6,227 0.544 -503 -5,705
35 Gladys 6,633 0.539 -2,420 -6,560 35 Francis 5,789 0.505 -426 -5,138
36 Thelma 6,584 0.535 -5,106 -6,558 36 Lawrence 5,585 0.488 -460 -5,006
37 Josephine 6,407 0.521 -70 -3,616 37 Ernest 5,440 0.475 -930 -5,227
38 Edna 6,395 0.520 -2,465 -6,324 38 Leonard 5,403 0.472 -564 -4,969
39 Pauline 6,358 0.517 -2,772 -6,298 39 Norman 5,285 0.461 -1,081 -5,115
40 June 6,075 0.494 -204 -4,787 40 Billy 5,181 0.452 -795 -4,918
41 Ethel 5,859 0.476 -4,792 -5,831 41 Gerald 5,122 0.447 -783 -4,853
42 Edith 5,788 0.471 -434 -5,139 42 Anthony 5,061 0.442 10 3,741
43 Lucille 5,760 0.468 -221 -4,563 43 Stanley 4,962 0.433 -659 -4,614
44 Joyce 5,706 0.464 -792 -5,383 44 Herbert 4,938 0.431 -1,836 -4,861
45 Bernice 5,443 0.442 -2,489 -5,374 45 Alfred 4,732 0.413 -816 -4,482
46 Grace 5,428 0.441 25 1,563 46 Daniel 4,514 0.394 31 7,126
47 Marion 5,353 0.435 -1,500 -5,212 47 Melvin 4,194 0.366 -690 -3,873
48 Hazel 5,302 0.431 5 -298 48 Samuel 4,179 0.365 27 6,144
49 Dolores 5,217 0.424 -3,240 -5,169 49 Bernard 4,171 0.364 -1,115 -4,011
50 Rita 5,014 0.408 -1,129 -4,808 50 Marvin 4,110 0.359 -509 -3,627

 

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.