Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1896 for girls and boys. Click on a name below to learn baby name meanings and more.

Most Popular Names For Births In the United States 1896:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 John 6.305 8,139
2 William 6.002 7,747
3 James 4.034 5,207
4 George 3.320 4,286
5 Charles 2.820 3,640
6 Joseph 2.364 3,051
7 Frank 2.204 2,845
8 Robert 2.106 2,719
9 Edward 1.779 2,296
10 Henry 1.691 2,183
11 Harry 1.620 2,091
12 Thomas 1.618 2,088
13 Walter 1.563 2,017
14 Arthur 1.411 1,821
15 Albert 1.111 1,434
16 Fred 1.079 1,393
17 Clarence 0.972 1,254
18 Willie 0.846 1,092
19 Roy 0.796 1,027
20 Paul 0.747 964
21 Earl 0.691 892
22 Louis 0.675 871
23 Harold 0.668 862
24 Raymond 0.665 859
25 Carl 0.660 852
26 Richard 0.645 833
27 Joe 0.594 767
28 David 0.593 765
29 Ernest 0.592 764
30 Ralph 0.578 746
31 Samuel 0.569 734
32 Charlie 0.553 714
33 Howard 0.524 677
34 Herbert 0.492 635
35 Jesse 0.454 586
36 Elmer 0.446 576
37 Andrew 0.438 566
38 Daniel 0.435 561
39 Francis 0.427 551
40 Oscar 0.418 539
40 Jack 0.418 539
42 Alfred 0.408 527
43 Sam 0.401 518
44 Will 0.394 508
45 Eugene 0.393 507
46 Lawrence 0.387 499
47 Leo 0.385 497
48 Lee 0.353 455
49 Herman 0.331 427
50 Ray 0.330 426
51 Benjamin 0.322 416
52 Peter 0.311 402
53 Michael 0.310 400
54 Claude 0.308 398
55 Floyd 0.307 396
56 Lewis 0.299 386
57 Frederick 0.295 381
58 Clyde 0.288 372
59 Leonard 0.272 351
59 Edwin 0.272 351
61 Martin 0.266 343
62 Tom 0.263 339
63 Chester 0.255 329
64 Russell 0.253 327
65 Lester 0.246 318
66 Clifford 0.241 311
67 Lloyd 0.239 308
68 Edgar 0.237 306
69 Ben 0.232 299
70 Harvey 0.226 292
71 Jim 0.218 281
72 Leroy 0.215 278
73 Anthony 0.214 276
74 Luther 0.205 265
75 Hugh 0.204 263
76 Eddie 0.203 262
76 Guy 0.203 262
78 Stanley 0.201 259
79 Homer 0.200 258
80 Otto 0.194 250
81 Ed 0.191 246
82 Bernard 0.187 241
82 Theodore 0.187 241
82 Jacob 0.187 241
85 Leslie 0.184 237
86 Leon 0.182 235
87 Alexander 0.180 232
88 Archie 0.178 230
89 Jessie 0.177 229
90 Everett 0.174 224
91 Allen 0.170 219
92 Philip 0.169 218
93 Patrick 0.166 214
94 Donald 0.163 211
95 Horace 0.158 204
96 Victor 0.156 201
97 Cecil 0.155 200
98 Oliver 0.150 194
98 Milton 0.150 194
100 Isaac 0.148 191
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Mary 5.481 13,811
2 Anna 2.325 5,860
3 Helen 1.743 4,392
4 Margaret 1.608 4,051
5 Ruth 1.550 3,905
6 Ethel 1.390 3,502
7 Elizabeth 1.377 3,471
8 Florence 1.319 3,323
9 Marie 1.225 3,087
10 Emma 1.140 2,872
11 Lillian 1.072 2,702
12 Alice 1.052 2,652
13 Edna 1.033 2,604
14 Clara 1.025 2,582
15 Bertha 1.018 2,565
16 Minnie 1.004 2,530
17 Grace 0.986 2,485
18 Bessie 0.966 2,435
19 Annie 0.936 2,358
20 Rose 0.929 2,341
21 Mabel 0.906 2,283
22 Hazel 0.883 2,226
23 Gertrude 0.881 2,221
24 Ida 0.857 2,159
25 Pearl 0.834 2,101
26 Martha 0.802 2,022
27 Frances 0.779 1,964
27 Esther 0.779 1,964
29 Edith 0.767 1,932
30 Myrtle 0.765 1,928
31 Elsie 0.745 1,878
32 Eva 0.706 1,779
33 Gladys 0.697 1,757
34 Nellie 0.673 1,696
35 Sarah 0.671 1,691
36 Ella 0.668 1,683
37 Laura 0.661 1,665
38 Agnes 0.656 1,654
39 Mildred 0.643 1,620
40 Catherine 0.633 1,594
41 Irene 0.632 1,593
42 Louise 0.608 1,531
43 Lillie 0.588 1,483
44 Julia 0.558 1,407
45 Carrie 0.551 1,388
46 Dorothy 0.542 1,366
47 Hattie 0.524 1,320
48 Lena 0.523 1,318
49 Mattie 0.511 1,288
50 Josephine 0.498 1,256
51 Alma 0.493 1,243
52 Cora 0.478 1,204
53 Jennie 0.467 1,178
54 Blanche 0.456 1,150
55 Mae 0.456 1,148
56 Maude 0.438 1,104
57 Jessie 0.438 1,103
58 Mamie 0.429 1,081
59 Lucy 0.426 1,074
60 Stella 0.418 1,054
61 Katherine 0.415 1,047
61 Viola 0.415 1,047
63 Ada 0.413 1,041
64 Lula 0.402 1,012
65 Fannie 0.397 1,001
66 Ruby 0.394 994
67 Marion 0.392 987
68 Dora 0.347 874
69 Maggie 0.346 871
70 Beatrice 0.345 870
71 Nora 0.335 844
72 Sadie 0.328 827
73 Ellen 0.322 811
74 Rosa 0.321 808
75 Pauline 0.300 756
76 Willie 0.300 755
77 Beulah 0.298 750
78 Marguerite 0.288 725
79 Susie 0.285 718
80 Effie 0.284 716
81 Vera 0.268 675
82 May 0.266 671
83 Daisy 0.262 661
84 Evelyn 0.256 646
85 Della 0.255 642
86 Lucille 0.253 637
87 Nettie 0.249 628
88 Kathryn 0.248 625
89 Virginia 0.246 621
90 Olive 0.231 583
91 Lydia 0.230 580
92 Lottie 0.228 574
93 Georgia 0.223 562
94 Leona 0.221 556
95 Hilda 0.218 549
96 Emily 0.209 527
96 Nancy 0.209 527
96 Flora 0.209 527
99 Katie 0.205 516
100 Lizzie 0.202 508