Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1926 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 1926:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 Robert 5.335 61,113
2 John 4.898 56,109
3 James 4.645 53,207
4 William 4.534 51,932
5 Charles 2.578 29,529
6 George 2.261 25,896
7 Richard 2.195 25,140
8 Joseph 2.074 23,758
9 Donald 1.825 20,900
10 Edward 1.693 19,391
11 Thomas 1.450 16,606
12 Frank 1.265 14,486
13 Paul 1.192 13,657
14 Harold 1.162 13,305
15 Raymond 1.118 12,808
16 Jack 1.066 12,205
17 Walter 1.027 11,759
18 Kenneth 0.902 10,337
19 Henry 0.872 9,990
20 Arthur 0.826 9,464
21 Albert 0.798 9,142
22 David 0.789 9,040
23 Eugene 0.787 9,015
24 Ralph 0.737 8,447
25 Harry 0.717 8,209
26 Carl 0.606 6,943
27 Howard 0.597 6,840
28 Willie 0.595 6,812
29 Clarence 0.571 6,535
30 Louis 0.569 6,514
31 Fred 0.563 6,448
32 Earl 0.562 6,440
33 Joe 0.554 6,342
34 Roy 0.544 6,232
35 Francis 0.505 5,780
36 Lawrence 0.488 5,587
37 Ernest 0.475 5,445
38 Leonard 0.472 5,404
39 Norman 0.462 5,290
40 Billy 0.453 5,184
41 Gerald 0.447 5,117
42 Anthony 0.442 5,059
43 Stanley 0.433 4,960
44 Herbert 0.431 4,941
45 Alfred 0.413 4,729
46 Daniel 0.394 4,515
47 Melvin 0.366 4,196
48 Samuel 0.365 4,179
49 Bernard 0.365 4,176
50 Marvin 0.359 4,115
51 Leroy 0.333 3,809
52 Russell 0.331 3,792
53 Floyd 0.316 3,619
54 Leo 0.310 3,555
55 Edwin 0.305 3,492
56 Michael 0.305 3,488
57 Ray 0.298 3,409
58 Peter 0.293 3,361
59 Andrew 0.292 3,347
60 Lloyd 0.286 3,278
61 Elmer 0.282 3,231
62 Clifford 0.278 3,187
63 Theodore 0.273 3,129
64 Frederick 0.272 3,119
65 Calvin 0.263 3,011
66 Vernon 0.258 2,950
67 Clyde 0.251 2,873
68 Wayne 0.245 2,811
69 Herman 0.244 2,793
70 Philip 0.236 2,705
71 Warren 0.236 2,702
72 Alvin 0.236 2,698
73 Leon 0.231 2,642
74 Bill 0.231 2,641
75 Glenn 0.230 2,633
76 Gordon 0.229 2,628
77 Vincent 0.222 2,545
78 Chester 0.221 2,535
79 Lester 0.221 2,531
80 Martin 0.218 2,495
81 Charlie 0.213 2,445
81 Lewis 0.213 2,445
83 Milton 0.211 2,417
84 Dale 0.210 2,400
85 Lee 0.202 2,312
86 Cecil 0.201 2,301
87 Jesse 0.201 2,297
88 Ronald 0.200 2,290
89 Roger 0.197 2,260
90 Harvey 0.186 2,129
91 Gene 0.182 2,086
92 Sam 0.178 2,035
93 Allen 0.176 2,018
94 Victor 0.176 2,014
95 Wallace 0.175 2,010
96 Don 0.171 1,959
97 Jerry 0.168 1,930
98 Benjamin 0.166 1,897
99 Arnold 0.164 1,882
100 Willard 0.158 1,808
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Mary 5.515 67,830
2 Dorothy 2.977 36,618
3 Betty 2.679 32,953
4 Helen 2.186 26,886
5 Margaret 1.875 23,061
6 Ruth 1.643 20,209
7 Doris 1.325 16,295
8 Virginia 1.314 16,165
9 Mildred 1.101 13,544
10 Frances 1.086 13,354
11 Elizabeth 1.043 12,832
12 Jean 0.989 12,165
13 Evelyn 0.958 11,778
14 Shirley 0.956 11,760
15 Anna 0.952 11,703
16 Barbara 0.900 11,073
17 Alice 0.891 10,953
18 Marie 0.864 10,632
19 Lois 0.798 9,821
20 Gloria 0.748 9,197
21 Irene 0.745 9,164
22 Marjorie 0.702 8,640
23 Patricia 0.699 8,594
24 Martha 0.696 8,560
25 Rose 0.692 8,506
26 Florence 0.665 8,177
27 Louise 0.649 7,978
28 Lillian 0.623 7,657
29 Norma 0.612 7,526
30 Ruby 0.607 7,469
31 Catherine 0.607 7,467
32 Eleanor 0.594 7,306
33 Phyllis 0.562 6,918
34 Annie 0.559 6,871
35 Gladys 0.539 6,629
36 Thelma 0.535 6,585
37 Josephine 0.521 6,403
38 Edna 0.519 6,389
39 Pauline 0.517 6,361
40 June 0.494 6,073
41 Ethel 0.477 5,862
42 Edith 0.471 5,787
43 Lucille 0.468 5,761
44 Joyce 0.464 5,706
45 Bernice 0.442 5,440
46 Grace 0.441 5,430
47 Marion 0.435 5,354
48 Hazel 0.431 5,299
49 Dolores 0.424 5,216
50 Rita 0.407 5,011
51 Joan 0.406 4,995
52 Juanita 0.405 4,985
53 Lorraine 0.397 4,887
54 Geraldine 0.391 4,815
55 Ann 0.389 4,780
56 Jane 0.377 4,639
57 Nancy 0.371 4,566
58 Beatrice 0.367 4,516
59 Audrey 0.364 4,481
60 Emma 0.364 4,475
61 Clara 0.363 4,462
62 Esther 0.362 4,454
63 Sarah 0.360 4,425
64 Theresa 0.358 4,407
65 Marilyn 0.356 4,373
66 Wanda 0.335 4,122
67 Wilma 0.330 4,055
68 Elaine 0.325 4,003
69 Elsie 0.318 3,910
70 Marian 0.314 3,858
71 Gertrude 0.313 3,854
72 Katherine 0.312 3,833
73 Willie 0.311 3,820
74 Beverly 0.307 3,774
75 Julia 0.300 3,687
76 Bertha 0.291 3,582
77 Agnes 0.287 3,528
78 Charlotte 0.285 3,511
79 Eva 0.284 3,493
80 Vivian 0.279 3,430
81 Laura 0.274 3,375
82 Ida 0.267 3,278
83 Kathleen 0.266 3,275
84 Vera 0.256 3,150
85 Maxine 0.256 3,149
86 Anne 0.253 3,106
87 Kathryn 0.252 3,095
88 Jeanne 0.249 3,060
89 Bessie 0.248 3,053
90 Donna 0.245 3,010
91 Alma 0.243 2,988
92 Eileen 0.238 2,929
93 Jessie 0.237 2,920
94 Rosemary 0.236 2,900
95 Violet 0.236 2,897
95 Pearl 0.236 2,897
97 Viola 0.234 2,877
98 Ella 0.232 2,853
99 Lillie 0.231 2,840
100 Ellen 0.225 2,769