Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1917 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 1917:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 John 5.405 51,854
2 William 4.422 42,420
3 James 3.892 37,339
4 Robert 3.671 35,217
5 Joseph 2.581 24,762
6 George 2.522 24,195
7 Charles 2.517 24,146
8 Edward 1.824 17,501
9 Frank 1.644 15,772
10 Thomas 1.315 12,611
11 Walter 1.312 12,582
12 Harold 1.167 11,196
13 Paul 1.163 11,157
14 Richard 1.138 10,914
15 Henry 1.115 10,697
16 Raymond 1.038 9,960
17 Arthur 0.967 9,281
18 Albert 0.955 9,157
19 Harry 0.923 8,857
20 Donald 0.910 8,727
21 Ralph 0.771 7,392
22 Jack 0.717 6,875
23 Louis 0.706 6,772
24 Carl 0.698 6,699
25 Clarence 0.687 6,586
26 Howard 0.668 6,410
27 Kenneth 0.640 6,143
28 David 0.636 6,099
29 Fred 0.624 5,987
30 Francis 0.605 5,800
31 Willie 0.600 5,753
32 Earl 0.587 5,633
33 Roy 0.582 5,586
34 Stanley 0.541 5,186
35 Joe 0.536 5,144
36 Lawrence 0.531 5,095
37 Ernest 0.527 5,055
38 Anthony 0.524 5,028
39 Eugene 0.508 4,872
40 Herbert 0.495 4,744
41 Leonard 0.489 4,695
42 Samuel 0.468 4,489
43 Alfred 0.461 4,423
44 Michael 0.447 4,290
45 Elmer 0.397 3,813
46 Norman 0.395 3,789
47 Leo 0.394 3,779
48 Andrew 0.391 3,751
49 Bernard 0.387 3,711
50 Peter 0.361 3,464
51 Frederick 0.360 3,455
52 Russell 0.358 3,437
53 Lloyd 0.356 3,415
54 Daniel 0.350 3,358
55 Edwin 0.349 3,346
56 Chester 0.348 3,338
57 Melvin 0.329 3,157
58 Herman 0.310 2,973
59 Clifford 0.310 2,970
60 Leroy 0.308 2,951
61 Lester 0.297 2,854
62 Floyd 0.294 2,821
63 Theodore 0.293 2,809
64 Clyde 0.283 2,719
65 Vincent 0.275 2,636
66 Philip 0.265 2,544
67 Charlie 0.265 2,538
68 Marvin 0.262 2,517
69 Gerald 0.259 2,487
70 Lewis 0.258 2,477
71 Vernon 0.257 2,463
72 Sam 0.256 2,455
73 Woodrow 0.253 2,429
74 Ray 0.253 2,427
75 Milton 0.250 2,395
76 Benjamin 0.249 2,386
77 Martin 0.244 2,337
78 Victor 0.230 2,207
79 Jesse 0.229 2,201
80 Willard 0.228 2,188
81 Alvin 0.223 2,142
82 Leon 0.219 2,101
82 Cecil 0.219 2,101
84 Gordon 0.210 2,019
85 Lee 0.209 2,002
86 Glenn 0.208 1,997
87 Oscar 0.205 1,962
88 Edgar 0.200 1,920
89 Stephen 0.197 1,893
90 Harvey 0.188 1,807
91 Arnold 0.186 1,781
92 Wilbur 0.182 1,749
93 Warren 0.182 1,744
94 Everett 0.181 1,734
95 Sidney 0.180 1,727
96 Wayne 0.179 1,715
97 Alexander 0.174 1,665
98 Claude 0.169 1,625
99 Morris 0.169 1,624
100 Allen 0.166 1,593
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Mary 5.721 64,280
2 Helen 3.048 34,248
3 Dorothy 2.568 28,853
4 Margaret 2.275 25,560
5 Ruth 2.097 23,565
6 Mildred 1.447 16,256
7 Anna 1.349 15,160
8 Elizabeth 1.346 15,129
9 Frances 1.278 14,364
10 Virginia 1.269 14,262
11 Evelyn 1.115 12,532
12 Marie 1.051 11,813
13 Alice 0.978 10,989
14 Florence 0.938 10,538
15 Lillian 0.876 9,843
16 Rose 0.871 9,784
17 Irene 0.816 9,168
18 Catherine 0.773 8,689
19 Louise 0.764 8,580
20 Edna 0.749 8,421
21 Josephine 0.741 8,324
22 Martha 0.735 8,261
23 Gladys 0.719 8,075
24 Ethel 0.700 7,864
25 Doris 0.696 7,819
26 Eleanor 0.682 7,666
27 Ruby 0.682 7,661
28 Edith 0.670 7,533
29 Lucille 0.670 7,525
30 Grace 0.656 7,374
31 Hazel 0.648 7,285
32 Thelma 0.645 7,243
33 Pauline 0.614 6,894
34 Betty 0.591 6,639
35 Annie 0.570 6,403
36 Marjorie 0.569 6,399
37 Gertrude 0.561 6,300
38 Esther 0.559 6,280
39 Beatrice 0.519 5,837
40 Jean 0.506 5,690
41 Clara 0.501 5,625
42 Bernice 0.493 5,545
43 Lois 0.488 5,485
44 Ann 0.485 5,455
45 Marion 0.478 5,370
46 Emma 0.456 5,121
47 Julia 0.452 5,078
48 Agnes 0.451 5,067
49 Katherine 0.441 4,955
50 Elsie 0.439 4,937
51 Bertha 0.434 4,879
52 Sarah 0.424 4,768
53 Anne 0.410 4,605
54 Eva 0.381 4,285
55 Jane 0.379 4,258
56 Ida 0.378 4,247
57 Pearl 0.377 4,232
58 Myrtle 0.360 4,046
59 Viola 0.360 4,041
60 Kathryn 0.355 3,985
61 Bessie 0.349 3,927
62 Stella 0.345 3,871
63 Rita 0.344 3,870
64 Laura 0.339 3,808
64 Nellie 0.339 3,808
66 Vera 0.331 3,714
67 Barbara 0.315 3,534
68 Mabel 0.311 3,499
69 Sylvia 0.309 3,468
70 Jessie 0.308 3,465
71 Alma 0.303 3,407
72 Willie 0.301 3,380
73 June 0.300 3,369
74 Marian 0.291 3,268
75 Minnie 0.290 3,262
76 Charlotte 0.287 3,229
77 Genevieve 0.284 3,192
78 Marguerite 0.281 3,160
79 Vivian 0.277 3,118
80 Leona 0.277 3,115
81 Jennie 0.277 3,109
82 Wilma 0.273 3,071
83 Ella 0.272 3,054
84 Violet 0.269 3,026
85 Lena 0.267 3,004
86 Lillie 0.261 2,930
87 Lucy 0.261 2,929
88 Juanita 0.261 2,928
89 Geraldine 0.258 2,897
90 Ellen 0.254 2,855
91 Blanche 0.252 2,836
92 Phyllis 0.240 2,695
93 Maxine 0.236 2,647
94 Mattie 0.229 2,572
95 Opal 0.226 2,541
96 Mae 0.223 2,507
97 Theresa 0.222 2,491
98 Nancy 0.215 2,411
98 Velma 0.215 2,411
100 Sophie 0.212 2,382