Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1916 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 1916:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 John 5.420 50,046
2 William 4.378 40,420
3 James 3.853 35,570
4 Robert 3.438 31,743
5 Joseph 2.587 23,887
6 Charles 2.558 23,613
7 George 2.533 23,383
8 Edward 1.842 17,008
9 Frank 1.656 15,292
10 Thomas 1.299 11,997
11 Walter 1.274 11,759
12 Paul 1.169 10,791
13 Harold 1.159 10,698
14 Henry 1.154 10,656
15 Richard 1.098 10,133
16 Raymond 1.036 9,564
17 Albert 0.980 9,045
18 Arthur 0.966 8,923
19 Harry 0.918 8,475
20 Donald 0.838 7,738
21 Ralph 0.767 7,085
22 Louis 0.738 6,816
23 Carl 0.735 6,785
24 Clarence 0.683 6,304
25 Howard 0.668 6,171
26 Jack 0.668 6,163
27 Kenneth 0.651 6,012
28 David 0.630 5,813
29 Fred 0.622 5,745
30 Willie 0.613 5,659
31 Francis 0.612 5,652
32 Earl 0.602 5,554
33 Roy 0.577 5,327
34 Stanley 0.556 5,131
35 Joe 0.532 4,912
36 Ernest 0.522 4,823
37 Anthony 0.514 4,749
38 Lawrence 0.514 4,743
39 Eugene 0.503 4,646
40 Herbert 0.483 4,464
41 Samuel 0.476 4,399
42 Leonard 0.469 4,328
43 Alfred 0.463 4,279
44 Michael 0.456 4,210
45 Elmer 0.426 3,936
46 Andrew 0.403 3,722
47 Leo 0.392 3,619
48 Norman 0.391 3,609
49 Bernard 0.376 3,476
50 Peter 0.365 3,370
51 Russell 0.361 3,330
52 Frederick 0.360 3,326
53 Edwin 0.358 3,301
54 Chester 0.348 3,212
55 Daniel 0.341 3,151
56 Herman 0.330 3,044
57 Melvin 0.323 2,984
58 Lloyd 0.317 2,926
59 Lester 0.315 2,907
60 Floyd 0.302 2,784
61 Clifford 0.300 2,767
62 Clyde 0.293 2,706
63 Leroy 0.292 2,699
64 Woodrow 0.289 2,668
65 Theodore 0.286 2,642
66 Marvin 0.274 2,529
67 Vincent 0.271 2,500
68 Charlie 0.261 2,414
69 Willard 0.261 2,413
70 Philip 0.261 2,410
71 Lewis 0.257 2,373
72 Milton 0.254 2,345
73 Ray 0.253 2,334
74 Sam 0.251 2,314
75 Vernon 0.248 2,286
76 Gerald 0.245 2,261
77 Jesse 0.242 2,230
78 Victor 0.240 2,215
79 Benjamin 0.237 2,186
80 Cecil 0.236 2,181
81 Martin 0.230 2,122
82 Alvin 0.227 2,093
83 Lee 0.218 2,017
84 Glenn 0.213 1,970
85 Leon 0.212 1,954
86 Oscar 0.208 1,916
87 Stephen 0.203 1,877
88 Edgar 0.203 1,874
89 Arnold 0.201 1,859
90 Gordon 0.194 1,792
91 Harvey 0.191 1,764
91 Everett 0.191 1,764
93 Claude 0.188 1,732
94 Wilbur 0.182 1,679
95 Sidney 0.180 1,659
96 Hugh 0.175 1,619
97 Morris 0.175 1,618
98 Wayne 0.172 1,587
99 Maurice 0.172 1,585
100 Alexander 0.172 1,584
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Mary 5.658 61,433
2 Helen 3.008 32,661
3 Dorothy 2.525 27,415
4 Margaret 2.299 24,955
5 Ruth 2.136 23,187
6 Mildred 1.440 15,633
7 Anna 1.403 15,227
8 Elizabeth 1.376 14,939
9 Frances 1.266 13,746
10 Virginia 1.150 12,488
11 Evelyn 1.095 11,890
12 Marie 1.076 11,682
13 Alice 0.987 10,719
14 Florence 0.959 10,411
15 Rose 0.885 9,605
16 Lillian 0.884 9,592
17 Irene 0.832 9,030
18 Louise 0.795 8,632
19 Edna 0.794 8,625
20 Catherine 0.780 8,469
21 Josephine 0.749 8,127
22 Gladys 0.739 8,019
23 Ruby 0.708 7,685
24 Martha 0.701 7,610
25 Ethel 0.700 7,600
26 Grace 0.687 7,461
27 Eleanor 0.682 7,405
28 Edith 0.673 7,306
29 Thelma 0.671 7,290
30 Lucille 0.667 7,241
31 Hazel 0.664 7,214
32 Doris 0.660 7,161
33 Pauline 0.613 6,655
34 Esther 0.591 6,420
35 Gertrude 0.575 6,242
36 Annie 0.562 6,104
37 Marjorie 0.540 5,866
38 Beatrice 0.515 5,586
39 Clara 0.510 5,542
40 Ann 0.492 5,343
41 Emma 0.481 5,217
42 Bernice 0.477 5,183
43 Lois 0.474 5,148
44 Betty 0.473 5,136
45 Jean 0.468 5,080
46 Julia 0.467 5,066
47 Marion 0.463 5,032
48 Elsie 0.463 5,029
49 Bertha 0.451 4,900
50 Agnes 0.447 4,852
51 Katherine 0.442 4,801
52 Sarah 0.442 4,795
53 Anne 0.421 4,569
54 Ida 0.402 4,363
55 Eva 0.399 4,337
56 Bessie 0.380 4,122
57 Pearl 0.375 4,073
58 Myrtle 0.365 3,960
59 Viola 0.364 3,947
60 Kathryn 0.362 3,933
61 Nellie 0.356 3,862
62 Jane 0.352 3,826
63 Stella 0.352 3,818
64 Laura 0.345 3,743
65 Mabel 0.339 3,680
66 Vera 0.334 3,621
67 Rita 0.320 3,477
68 Sylvia 0.315 3,416
69 Jessie 0.314 3,414
70 Alma 0.313 3,403
71 Minnie 0.302 3,274
72 Marian 0.295 3,198
73 Willie 0.287 3,117
74 Barbara 0.287 3,113
75 Leona 0.284 3,086
76 Genevieve 0.282 3,063
77 Vivian 0.281 3,049
78 Marguerite 0.279 3,034
79 Jennie 0.277 3,010
80 Charlotte 0.276 2,995
81 Ella 0.273 2,965
82 Wilma 0.273 2,962
83 Violet 0.269 2,921
84 Lucy 0.265 2,876
85 Lena 0.264 2,869
86 June 0.262 2,840
87 Ellen 0.261 2,838
88 Lillie 0.260 2,824
89 Blanche 0.250 2,714
90 Juanita 0.244 2,644
91 Opal 0.243 2,636
92 Mae 0.240 2,607
93 Mattie 0.235 2,556
94 Geraldine 0.235 2,549
95 Phyllis 0.224 2,427
96 Maxine 0.223 2,424
97 Beulah 0.221 2,401
98 Theresa 0.216 2,348
99 Velma 0.214 2,319
100 Emily 0.204 2,213