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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 67,832 5.514 -125 -65,505 1 Robert 61,130 5.337 -70 -55,990
2 Dorothy 36,617 2.977 -584 -36,100 2 John 56,110 4.898 -25 -46,991
3 Betty 32,964 2.680 -1,125 -32,749 3 James 53,209 4.645 -1 -39,684
4 Helen 26,884 2.185 -409 -26,139 4 William 51,920 4.533 1 -37,404
5 Margaret 23,070 1.875 -122 -20,758 5 Charles 29,521 2.577 -47 -22,917
6 Ruth 20,223 1.644 -259 -18,989 6 George 25,904 2.261 -121 -22,845
7 Doris 16,298 1.325 -1,807 -16,187 7 Richard 25,149 2.195 -181 -23,030
8 Virginia 16,162 1.314 -532 -15,584 8 Joseph 23,759 2.074 -15 -14,204
9 Mildred 13,551 1.102 -2,060 -13,458 9 Donald 20,912 1.826 -517 -20,379
10 Frances 13,355 1.086 -435 -12,640 10 Edward 19,378 1.692 -159 -17,110
11 Elizabeth 12,835 1.043 -2 -4,322 11 Thomas 16,598 1.449 -38 -9,819
12 Jean 12,168 0.989 -2,381 -12,093 12 Frank 14,494 1.265 -380 -13,691
13 Evelyn 11,780 0.958 3 -1,404 13 Paul 13,656 1.192 -221 -12,031
14 Shirley 11,761 0.956 -1,450 -11,611 14 Harold 13,311 1.162 -783 -13,030
15 Anna 11,698 0.951 -39 -7,553 15 Raymond 12,807 1.118 -284 -11,658
16 Barbara 11,080 0.901 -914 -10,795 16 Jack 12,200 1.065 -12 -3,366
17 Alice 10,956 0.891 -54 -7,313 17 Walter 11,772 1.028 -254 -10,469
18 Marie 10,632 0.864 -558 -10,102 18 Kenneth 10,341 0.903 -208 -8,686
19 Lois 9,819 0.798 -1,674 -9,697 19 Henry 10,001 0.873 3 648
20 Gloria 9,196 0.748 -564 -8,675 20 Arthur 9,467 0.826 -210 -7,825
21 Irene 9,168 0.745 -616 -8,704 21 Albert 9,144 0.798 -431 -8,487
22 Marjorie 8,640 0.702 -1,145 -8,435 22 David 9,038 0.789 0 659
23 Patricia 8,589 0.698 -890 -8,296 23 Eugene 9,014 0.787 -839 -8,762
24 Martha 8,554 0.695 -773 -8,213 24 Ralph 8,454 0.738 -927 -8,237
25 Rose 8,509 0.692 -98 -6,077 25 Harry 8,214 0.717 -595 -7,787
26 Florence 8,180 0.665 -945 -7,911 26 Carl 6,940 0.606 -674 -6,598
27 Louise 7,983 0.649 -773 -7,644 27 Howard 6,838 0.597 -941 -6,625
28 Lillian 7,662 0.623 -6 -2,128 28 Willie 6,820 0.595 -906 -6,596
29 Norma 7,528 0.612 -2,242 -7,448 29 Clarence 6,540 0.571 -1,087 -6,368
30 Ruby 7,473 0.607 -44 -3,921 30 Louis 6,512 0.568 -233 -5,144
31 Catherine 7,468 0.607 -173 -5,970 31 Fred 6,446 0.563 -1,619 -6,349
32 Eleanor 7,305 0.594 0 -1,611 32 Earl 6,444 0.563 -1,632 -6,349
33 Phyllis 6,920 0.563 -6,942 -6,903 33 Joe 6,336 0.553 -662 -5,991
34 Annie 6,876 0.559 -274 -5,796 34 Roy 6,227 0.544 -508 -5,713
35 Gladys 6,633 0.539 -3,404 -6,588 35 Francis 5,789 0.505 -445 -5,183
36 Thelma 6,583 0.535 -4,922 -6,556 36 Lawrence 5,582 0.487 -462 -5,009
37 Josephine 6,407 0.521 -54 -3,384 37 Ernest 5,438 0.475 -941 -5,228
38 Edna 6,395 0.520 -1,699 -6,278 38 Leonard 5,402 0.472 -595 -4,987
39 Pauline 6,356 0.517 -2,746 -6,295 39 Norman 5,287 0.462 -1,185 -5,136
40 June 6,076 0.494 -201 -4,734 40 Billy 5,180 0.452 -805 -4,920
41 Ethel 5,858 0.476 -4,315 -5,826 41 Gerald 5,122 0.447 -853 -4,881
42 Edith 5,788 0.471 -476 -5,189 42 Anthony 5,060 0.442 4 2,943
43 Lucille 5,760 0.468 -252 -4,645 43 Stanley 4,964 0.433 -664 -4,625
44 Joyce 5,704 0.464 -903 -5,426 44 Herbert 4,938 0.431 -1,983 -4,867
45 Bernice 5,443 0.442 -2,623 -5,379 45 Alfred 4,732 0.413 -827 -4,483
46 Grace 5,427 0.441 22 1,297 46 Daniel 4,515 0.394 31 6,658
47 Marion 5,354 0.435 -1,558 -5,221 47 Melvin 4,194 0.366 -673 -3,864
48 Hazel 5,302 0.431 6 -386 48 Samuel 4,179 0.365 27 5,555
49 Dolores 5,217 0.424 -3,875 -5,180 49 Bernard 4,172 0.364 -1,102 -4,007
50 Rita 5,014 0.408 -1,201 -4,830 50 Marvin 4,112 0.359 -530 -3,639

 

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.