Most Popular Baby Names in 1900

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1900. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 250 most popular baby names in 1900, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

Top 1000 most popular boy names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Top 1000 most popular girl names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 John 9,829 Mary 16,705
2 William 8,579 Helen 6,342
3 James 7,245 Anna 6,114
4 George 5,403 Margaret 5,304
5 Charles 4,098 Ruth 4,765
6 Robert 3,821 Elizabeth 4,096
7 Joseph 3,714 Florence 3,920
8 Frank 3,477 Ethel 3,896
9 Edward 2,720 Marie 3,856
10 Henry 2,606 Lillian 3,414
11 Thomas 2,557 Annie 3,324
12 Walter 2,298 Edna 3,102
13 Harry 2,272 Emma 3,095
14 Willie 2,113 Alice 3,059
15 Arthur 1,853 Bessie 3,044
16 Albert 1,741 Bertha 3,019
17 Fred 1,646 Grace 2,942
18 Clarence 1,483 Rose 2,844
19 Paul 1,288 Clara 2,826
20 Harold 1,245 Mildred 2,800
21 Roy 1,215 Gladys 2,733
22 Joe 1,179 Minnie 2,673
23 Raymond 1,150 Gertrude 2,580
24 Richard 1,141 Pearl 2,512
25 Charlie 1,124 Mabel 2,509
26 Louis 1,097 Frances 2,495
27 Jack 1,053 Dorothy 2,491
28 Earl 1,037 Martha 2,437
29 Carl 1,016 Hazel 2,425
30 Ernest 1,012 Ida 2,285
31 Ralph 896 Irene 2,264
32 David 884 Myrtle 2,252
33 Samuel 877 Eva 2,089
34 Sam 821 Catherine 2,081
35 Howard 779 Louise 2,070
36 Herbert 751 Edith 2,068
37 Andrew 718 Sarah 2,054
38 Elmer 699 Elsie 2,045
39 Lee 675 Esther 2,017
40 Lawrence 659 Lillie 2,004
41 Francis 652 Agnes 1,914
42 Alfred 640 Ella 1,911
43 Will 603 Nellie 1,850
44 Daniel 598 Mattie 1,834
45 Eugene 587 Laura 1,824
46 Leo 570 Julia 1,766
47 Oscar 563 Josephine 1,743
48 Floyd 555 Carrie 1,711
49 Herman 550 Viola 1,674
50 Jesse 536 Hattie 1,553
51 Michael 495 Ruby 1,541
52 Lewis 469 Lena 1,506
53 Tom 469 Jessie 1,422
54 Leonard 465 Mae 1,406
55 Ray 457 Cora 1,389
56 Clyde 451 Beatrice 1,382
57 Benjamin 450 Alma 1,372
58 Peter 443 Willie 1,351
59 Claude 433 Mamie 1,337
60 Lester 431 Blanche 1,332
61 Theodore 429 Lucy 1,246
62 Russell 427 Fannie 1,237
63 Eddie 425 Lula 1,237
64 Frederick 420 Jennie 1,204
65 Leroy 419 Katherine 1,201
66 Clifford 409 Marion 1,197
67 Anthony 406 Lucille 1,182
68 Jim 399 Stella 1,177
69 Jessie 398 Rosa 1,118
70 Martin 383 Evelyn 1,116
71 Edgar 374 Pauline 1,104
72 Chester 364 Ada 1,101
73 Ben 355 Thelma 1,094
74 Edwin 350 Virginia 1,068
75 Dewey 345 Maggie 1,045
76 Cecil 344 Vera 1,024
77 Stanley 342 Maude 1,013
78 Lloyd 337 Beulah 974
79 Donald 328 Dora 958
80 Homer 326 Susie 946
81 Harvey 322 Daisy 931
82 Luther 316 Ellen 922
83 Norman 316 Nora 919
84 Johnnie 313 Sadie 895
85 Leon 310 Leona 825
86 Bernard 308 Marguerite 786
87 Ed 297 Georgia 765
88 Hugh 290 Eleanor 753
89 Patrick 285 Effie 752
90 Kenneth 279 Della 748
91 Leslie 275 May 744
92 Victor 269 Ann 736
93 Alexander 260 Kathryn 721
94 Philip 259 Nettie 711
95 Oliver 256 Olive 705
96 Mack 250 Bernice 702
97 Horace 244 Lottie 690
98 Milton 242 Sallie 676
99 Guy 240 Nancy 673
100 Everett 237 Betty 664
101 Jacob 233 Hilda 663
102 Melvin 231 Theresa 659
103 Charley 224 Lizzie 657
104 Allen 223 Lydia 644
105 Alvin 223 Emily 626
106 Earnest 223 Flora 623
107 Ira 218 Katie 618
108 Sidney 218 Anne 614
109 Archie 216 Violet 614
110 Otis 212 Charlotte 602
111 Virgil 212 Marjorie 601
112 Julius 206 Inez 588
113 Jerry 205 Ollie 585
114 Percy 201 Lola 584
115 Otto 199 Lois 577
116 Isaac 198 Rosie 576
117 Bill 196 Doris 557
118 Glenn 194 Estelle 556
119 Maurice 193 Addie 541
120 Alex 192 Alberta 541
121 Dan 192 Loretta 535
122 Warren 191 Lela 530
123 Hubert 189 Etta 508
124 Marion 189 Mable 506
125 Lonnie 186 Eunice 503
126 Nathan 186 Rebecca 503
127 Stephen 181 Goldie 502
128 Wesley 181 Jane 495
129 Vincent 177 Essie 492
130 Marvin 176 Henrietta 491
131 Manuel 174 Iva 483
132 Willard 172 Jean 473
133 Vernon 170 Ora 463
134 Willis 169 Harriet 461
135 Dave 166 Caroline 455
136 Morris 162 Nannie 446
137 Jose 161 Sylvia 446
138 Wallace 161 Eula 437
139 Wilbur 161 Mollie 437
140 Gerald 157 Opal 432
141 Rufus 157 Velma 426
142 Bennie 153 Genevieve 420
143 Bert 153 Verna 412
144 August 148 Susan 410
145 Rudolph 147 Marian 408
146 Gilbert 145 Amelia 398
147 Curtis 144 Lucile 395
148 Perry 142 Victoria 391
149 Max 141 Madeline 389
150 Steve 139 Maria 389
151 Franklin 137 Christine 383
152 Gordon 137 Vivian 383
153 Mark 137 Rachel 379
154 Nelson 135 Amanda 377
155 Glen 134 Nina 376
156 Mckinley 133 Olga 376
157 Roland 133 Sara 375
158 Dennis 132 Flossie 368
159 Mike 132 Estella 365
160 Sylvester 131 Ola 352
161 Johnie 130 Matilda 348
162 Matthew 130 Barbara 340
163 Calvin 128 Sophie 338
164 Jess 128 Alta 337
165 Emil 127 Amy 335
166 Phillip 127 Eliza 335
167 Marshall 126 Janie 330
168 Amos 125 Irma 326
169 Elbert 125 Hannah 325
170 Felix 123 Freda 321
171 Arnold 122 Kathleen 321
172 Jake 121 Geneva 319
173 Ellis 120 Celia 316
174 Gus 120 Norma 316
175 Emmett 119 Callie 310
176 Clayton 118 Naomi 307
177 Irvin 118 Winifred 302
178 Jimmie 118 Elva 301
179 Nathaniel 118 Frieda 300
180 Adolph 117 Kate 297
181 Moses 117 Belle 291
182 Alonzo 116 Ina 288
183 Cornelius 116 Sally 287
184 Pete 116 Allie 286
185 Irving 115 Isabel 286
186 Orville 112 Maud 286
187 Adam 111 Wilma 285
188 Ollie 109 Erma 275
189 Jay 107 Juanita 273
190 Douglas 107 Winnie 271
191 Clifton 107 Lila 268
192 Claud 107 Luella 268
193 Aaron 104 Fern 266
194 Tony 101 Josie 266
195 Abraham 100 Cecelia 264
196 Bob 98 Virgie 260
197 Jasper 97 Sophia 259
198 Roscoe 96 Nell 256
199 Levi 95 Cecilia 249
200 Nicholas 95 Augusta 245
201 Sherman 95 Selma 239
202 Edmund 94 Adeline 237
203 Owen 93 Gussie 236
204 Noah 92 Leola 235
205 Clinton 91 Rena 235
206 Ivan 90 Jeanette 233
207 Monroe 89 Delia 231
208 Wilson 89 Mayme 229
209 Ervin 88 Millie 229
210 Bruce 86 Isabelle 224
211 Elijah 86 Muriel 224
212 Reuben 86 Bonnie 220
213 Jerome 85 Veronica 218
214 Wayne 85 Miriam 214
215 Juan 84 Roxie 208
216 Barney 83 Lelia 206
217 Ross 83 Margie 206
218 Grant 82 Dollie 205
219 Don 81 Birdie 204
220 Laurence 81 Teresa 204
221 Roger 81 Bertie 203
222 Tommie 81 Regina 201
223 Wilfred 81 Tillie 201
224 Grady 79 Cornelia 200
225 Harley 79 Roberta 199
226 Julian 79 Cleo 198
227 Preston 78 Audrey 196
228 Leland 76 Lulu 196
229 Timothy 76 Faye 194
230 Antonio 75 Adele 186
231 Clark 75 Carolyn 185
232 Karl 75 Madge 184
233 Mary 75 Hester 183
234 Mose 75 Adelaide 183
235 Ted 75 Elma 182
236 Simon 74 Elnora 182
237 Alva 73 Letha 182
238 Dock 73 Jewell 178
239 Solomon 72 Leila 178
240 Roosevelt 72 Lorena 178
241 Cleveland 72 Ila 177
242 Johnny 72 Anita 176
243 Luke 70 Maudie 176
244 Carroll 69 Lessie 176
245 Troy 69 Lora 176
246 Harrison 69 Cecile 175
247 Jeff 69 Zella 171
248 Silas 68 Fay 170
249 Millard 68 Jeannette 170
250 Fredrick 67 Bettie 167

Historical Data for Baby Names

If you're interested to see how the trends and popularity of baby names have changed, you can use the links below to view the historical data by decade.

Most popular first names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular boy names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular girl names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.