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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1921

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1921 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 73,985 5.781 0 3,003 1 John 58,217 5.116 0 1,304
2 Dorothy 39,087 3.054 0 2,444 2 Robert 52,784 4.639 1 4,108
3 Helen 34,822 2.721 0 -275 3 William 51,860 4.557 -1 1,711
4 Margaret 28,467 2.224 0 471 4 James 49,748 4.372 0 1,836
5 Ruth 25,784 2.015 0 -318 5 Charles 29,244 2.570 0 936
6 Virginia 19,033 1.487 1 1,719 6 George 27,476 2.415 0 584
7 Mildred 17,881 1.397 -1 -178 7 Joseph 26,179 2.301 0 588
8 Betty 17,638 1.378 3 3,622 8 Edward 20,818 1.829 0 723
9 Frances 15,993 1.250 0 110 9 Frank 16,708 1.468 0 278
10 Elizabeth 15,800 1.235 -2 -110 10 Richard 16,376 1.439 0 1,366
11 Anna 14,477 1.131 -1 -104 11 Thomas 15,307 1.345 0 369
12 Evelyn 14,278 1.116 0 440 12 Harold 13,811 1.214 0 133
13 Doris 13,152 1.028 1 1,260 13 Donald 13,776 1.211 3 1,834
14 Marie 12,501 0.977 -1 -242 14 Paul 13,168 1.157 0 598
15 Alice 11,956 0.934 0 360 15 Walter 13,005 1.143 -2 -288
16 Marjorie 11,209 0.876 8 2,551 16 Raymond 12,644 1.111 -1 450
17 Florence 10,719 0.838 -1 -13 17 Henry 11,412 1.003 0 108
18 Irene 10,624 0.830 -1 552 18 Jack 10,757 0.945 2 1,158
19 Lillian 9,770 0.763 -1 -279 19 Arthur 10,527 0.925 -1 290
20 Rose 9,352 0.731 0 341 20 Albert 10,158 0.893 -1 160
21 Martha 9,264 0.724 2 555 21 Harry 9,731 0.855 0 324
22 Louise 9,180 0.717 -3 1 22 Kenneth 8,959 0.787 1 1,119
23 Catherine 8,887 0.694 -2 9 23 Ralph 8,860 0.779 -1 304
24 Gladys 8,813 0.689 -2 -6 24 Warren 7,797 0.685 15 2,305
25 Jean 8,593 0.671 8 879 25 David 7,767 0.683 0 322
26 Ruby 8,333 0.651 0 -4 26 Eugene 7,717 0.678 4 851
27 Edna 8,303 0.649 0 -28 27 Howard 7,713 0.678 -3 248
28 Josephine 8,133 0.636 0 39 28 Clarence 7,332 0.644 -2 111
29 Eleanor 8,053 0.629 -4 -445 29 Louis 7,247 0.637 -1 280
30 Thelma 7,839 0.613 1 24 30 Carl 7,077 0.622 -3 67
31 Lucille 7,698 0.602 -2 -290 31 Earl 6,755 0.594 0 223
32 Ethel 7,603 0.594 -2 -265 32 Roy 6,545 0.575 0 191
33 Edith 7,589 0.593 -1 -184 33 Fred 6,494 0.571 0 196
34 Hazel 7,341 0.574 0 33 34 Willie 6,489 0.570 -5 -400
35 Grace 7,230 0.565 2 57 35 Francis 6,293 0.553 -1 52
36 Annie 7,208 0.563 -1 -61 36 Joe 6,203 0.545 -1 132
37 Pauline 7,142 0.558 -1 -38 37 Lawrence 5,977 0.525 -1 250
38 Lois 6,899 0.539 0 339 38 Ernest 5,698 0.501 -1 132
39 Bernice 6,190 0.484 1 262 39 Leonard 5,651 0.497 -1 140
40 Barbara 6,014 0.470 7 908 40 Anthony 5,237 0.460 3 293
41 Beatrice 5,968 0.466 0 164 41 Stanley 5,233 0.460 -1 -81
42 Esther 5,925 0.463 -3 -143 42 Herbert 5,218 0.459 -1 -31
43 Marion 5,814 0.454 0 69 43 Alfred 4,925 0.433 -1 -82
44 Shirley 5,694 0.445 12 981 44 Samuel 4,755 0.418 0 101
45 Clara 5,606 0.438 -1 136 45 Bernard 4,484 0.394 1 320
46 Gertrude 5,349 0.418 -4 -448 46 Norman 4,479 0.394 1 370
47 Jane 5,187 0.405 1 132 47 Michael 4,198 0.369 3 195
48 Rita 5,157 0.403 4 178 48 Elmer 4,146 0.364 -3 -60
49 Katherine 5,156 0.403 -4 -120 49 Daniel 4,088 0.359 3 192
50 June 5,155 0.403 3 244 50 Leo 4,066 0.357 -2 12

 

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.