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The following table shows the 200 most popular given names for male and female babies born during 1900 - 1909. For each rank and sex, the table shows the name and the number of occurrences of that name. The 200 most popular names were taken from a universe that includes 1,467,487 male births and 3,106,369 female births.

Popular names of the 1900s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 John 84,593 Mary 161,507
2 William 69,322 Helen 69,428
3 James 62,170 Margaret 57,923
4 George 43,589 Anna 54,916
5 Charles 36,187 Ruth 51,011
6 Robert 35,852 Elizabeth 41,708
7 Joseph 35,173 Dorothy 39,113
8 Frank 29,046 Marie 37,089
9 Edward 24,515 Florence 36,191
10 Thomas 21,785 Mildred 36,173
11 Henry 21,773 Alice 35,233
12 Walter 19,998 Ethel 34,868
13 Harry 17,905 Lillian 32,519
14 Willie 17,746 Gladys 30,285
15 Arthur 15,408 Edna 29,832
16 Albert 15,317 Frances 28,499
17 Clarence 13,573 Rose 28,107
18 Fred 13,075 Annie 27,747
19 Harold 12,796 Grace 26,927
20 Paul 12,637 Bertha 24,247
21 Raymond 11,652 Emma 24,176
22 Richard 10,679 Bessie 23,984
23 Roy 10,633 Clara 23,899
24 Joe 10,466 Hazel 23,802
25 Louis 10,373 Irene 23,656
26 Carl 9,865 Gertrude 23,607
27 Ralph 9,300 Louise 22,862
28 Earl 9,251 Catherine 22,007
29 Jack 9,222 Martha 21,750
30 Ernest 8,657 Mabel 21,625
31 David 8,626 Pearl 20,914
32 Samuel 8,149 Edith 20,883
33 Howard 8,015 Esther 20,026
34 Charlie 7,928 Minnie 19,715
35 Francis 7,021 Myrtle 19,691
36 Herbert 6,957 Ida 18,866
37 Lawrence 6,848 Josephine 18,786
38 Theodore 6,490 Evelyn 18,602
39 Alfred 6,356 Elsie 18,452
40 Andrew 6,281 Eva 18,357
41 Elmer 6,161 Thelma 18,266
42 Sam 6,161 Ruby 18,176
43 Eugene 5,909 Agnes 17,617
44 Leo 5,629 Sarah 17,343
45 Michael 5,225 Viola 16,559
46 Lee 5,157 Nellie 16,339
47 Herman 5,065 Beatrice 16,282
48 Anthony 5,043 Julia 16,107
49 Daniel 5,037 Laura 15,534
50 Leonard 5,022 Lillie 15,390
51 Floyd 4,968 Lucille 15,040
52 Donald 4,633 Ella 14,763
53 Kenneth 4,579 Virginia 14,541
54 Jesse 4,559 Mattie 13,838
55 Russell 4,552 Pauline 13,310
56 Clyde 4,524 Carrie 13,140
57 Oscar 4,517 Alma 13,092
58 Peter 4,376 Jessie 12,756
59 Lester 4,361 Mae 12,711
60 Leroy 4,300 Lena 12,703
61 Ray 4,257 Willie 12,357
62 Stanley 4,156 Katherine 12,105
63 Clifford 4,055 Blanche 11,730
64 Lewis 4,042 Hattie 11,717
65 Benjamin 4,009 Marion 11,713
66 Edwin 3,961 Lucy 11,020
67 Frederick 3,900 Stella 11,013
68 Chester 3,788 Mamie 10,618
69 Claude 3,704 Vera 10,457
70 Eddie 3,695 Cora 10,372
71 Cecil 3,610 Fannie 10,345
72 Lloyd 3,507 Eleanor 10,030
73 Jessie 3,378 Bernice 10,010
74 Martin 3,346 Jennie 9,988
75 Bernard 3,296 Ann 9,932
76 Tom 3,293 Leona 9,849
77 Will 3,246 Beulah 9,716
78 Norman 3,178 Lula 9,518
79 Edgar 3,154 Rosa 9,297
80 Harvey 3,104 Ada 9,121
81 Ben 3,028 Ellen 8,340
82 Homer 2,915 Kathryn 8,335
83 Luther 2,866 Maggie 8,289
84 Leon 2,859 Doris 8,254
85 Melvin 2,840 Dora 8,011
86 Philip 2,817 Betty 7,922
87 Johnnie 2,781 Marguerite 7,912
88 Jim 2,718 Violet 7,844
89 Milton 2,695 Lois 7,691
90 Everett 2,597 Daisy 7,687
91 Allen 2,558 Anne 7,615
92 Leslie 2,531 Sadie 7,460
93 Alvin 2,484 Susie 7,311
94 Victor 2,447 Nora 7,172
95 Marvin 2,324 Georgia 7,143
96 Stephen 2,247 Maude 7,142
97 Alexander 2,231 Marjorie 7,025
98 Jacob 2,191 Opal 6,791
99 Hugh 2,176 Hilda 6,783
100 Patrick 2,142 Velma 6,558
101 Virgil 2,134 Emily 6,423
102 Horace 2,125 Theresa 6,396
103 Glenn 2,122 Charlotte 6,193
104 Oliver 2,088 Inez 6,115
105 Morris 2,059 Olive 6,027
106 Vernon 2,054 Flora 6,015
107 Archie 2,048 Della 5,958
108 Julius 2,038 Lola 5,949
109 Gerald 2,014 Jean 5,931
110 Maurice 1,981 Effie 5,870
111 Sidney 1,981 Nancy 5,733
112 Marion 1,967 Nettie 5,680
113 Otis 1,966 Sylvia 5,559
114 Vincent 1,955 May 5,546
115 Guy 1,913 Lottie 5,482
116 Earnest 1,907 Alberta 5,475
117 Wilbur 1,839 Eunice 5,376
118 Gilbert 1,822 Sallie 5,306
119 Willard 1,821 Katie 5,304
120 Ed 1,814 Genevieve 5,292
121 Roosevelt 1,790 Estelle 5,256
122 Hubert 1,771 Lydia 5,242
123 Manuel 1,750 Loretta 5,151
124 Warren 1,748 Mable 5,149
125 Otto 1,746 Goldie 4,966
126 Alex 1,745 Eula 4,872
127 Ira 1,714 Rosie 4,828
128 Wesley 1,693 Lizzie 4,824
129 Curtis 1,683 Vivian 4,818
130 Wallace 1,654 Verna 4,752
131 Lonnie 1,645 Ollie 4,725
132 Gordon 1,642 Harriet 4,600
133 Isaac 1,638 Lucile 4,566
134 Jerry 1,636 Addie 4,563
135 Charley 1,633 Marian 4,532
136 Jose 1,629 Henrietta 4,514
137 Nathan 1,616 Jane 4,499
138 Max 1,566 Lela 4,473
139 Mack 1,562 Essie 4,467
140 Rufus 1,552 Caroline 4,276
141 Arnold 1,546 Ora 4,262
142 Irving 1,525 Iva 4,212
143 Percy 1,517 Sara 4,210
144 Bill 1,513 Maria 4,175
145 Dan 1,500 Madeline 4,079
146 Willis 1,468 Rebecca 4,051
147 Bennie 1,439 Wilma 4,012
148 Jimmie 1,373 Etta 4,003
149 Orville 1,365 Barbara 4,002
150 Sylvester 1,343 Rachel 3,974
151 Rudolph 1,339 Kathleen 3,923
152 Glen 1,337 Irma 3,909
153 Nicholas 1,334 Christine 3,901
154 Dewey 1,320 Geneva 3,861
155 Emil 1,319 Sophie 3,839
156 Roland 1,316 Juanita 3,837
157 Steve 1,307 Nina 3,743
158 Calvin 1,291 Naomi 3,700
159 Mike 1,281 Victoria 3,692
160 Johnie 1,276 Amelia 3,664
161 Bert 1,253 Erma 3,623
162 August 1,245 Mollie 3,475
163 Clifton 1,198 Susan 3,450
164 Franklin 1,196 Flossie 3,410
165 Matthew 1,190 Ola 3,410
166 Emmett 1,187 Nannie 3,391
167 Phillip 1,161 Norma 3,336
168 Wayne 1,158 Sally 3,295
169 Edmund 1,151 Olga 3,172
170 Abraham 1,145 Alta 3,091
171 Nathaniel 1,143 Estella 3,068
172 Marshall 1,135 Celia 2,971
173 Dave 1,133 Freda 2,932
174 Elbert 1,131 Isabel 2,926
175 Clinton 1,122 Amanda 2,923
176 Felix 1,108 Frieda 2,897
177 Alton 1,103 Luella 2,895
178 Ellis 1,100 Matilda 2,892
179 Nelson 1,064 Janie 2,853
180 Amos 1,062 Fern 2,813
181 Clayton 1,057 Cecelia 2,793
182 Aaron 1,050 Audrey 2,707
183 Perry 1,047 Winifred 2,689
184 Adam 1,021 Elva 2,677
185 Tony 1,020 Ina 2,667
186 Irvin 1,007 Adeline 2,646
187 Jake 989 Leola 2,615
188 Dennis 988 Hannah 2,605
189 Jerome 972 Geraldine 2,589
190 Mark 972 Amy 2,576
191 Cornelius 956 Allie 2,574
192 Ollie 952 Miriam 2,566
193 Douglas 951 Isabelle 2,514
194 Pete 949 Bonnie 2,497
195 Ted 942 Virgie 2,466
196 Adolph 941 Sophia 2,460
197 Roger 928 Cleo 2,441
198 Jay 926 Jeanette 2,438
199 Roscoe 916 Nell 2,436
200 Juan 912 Eliza 2,397
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2014. See the limitations of this data source.