Most Popular Baby Names in 1901

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1901. 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 1901, 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 6,900 Mary 13,136
2 William 5,990 Helen 5,247
3 James 4,735 Anna 4,923
4 George 3,609 Margaret 4,424
5 Charles 3,049 Ruth 3,974
6 Joseph 2,766 Elizabeth 3,216
7 Robert 2,543 Marie 3,157
8 Frank 2,402 Florence 3,131
9 Edward 1,917 Ethel 3,067
10 Henry 1,870 Lillian 2,681
11 Thomas 1,820 Gladys 2,676
12 Walter 1,718 Alice 2,562
13 Harry 1,594 Edna 2,488
14 Arthur 1,329 Mildred 2,424
15 Albert 1,317 Grace 2,398
16 Willie 1,294 Annie 2,396
17 Clarence 1,196 Emma 2,374
18 Fred 1,133 Clara 2,319
19 Paul 924 Bertha 2,257
20 Roy 917 Rose 2,212
21 Harold 915 Bessie 2,183
22 Raymond 888 Dorothy 2,173
23 Earl 818 Hazel 2,097
24 Carl 817 Mabel 2,097
25 Louis 797 Frances 2,071
26 Richard 784 Minnie 2,026
27 Joe 756 Gertrude 1,964
28 Ernest 691 Myrtle 1,892
29 Ralph 682 Martha 1,886
30 David 672 Irene 1,879
31 Charlie 654 Pearl 1,866
32 Jack 645 Edith 1,863
33 Samuel 628 Esther 1,844
34 Howard 584 Ida 1,835
35 Herbert 573 Elsie 1,747
36 Francis 543 Louise 1,640
37 Lawrence 535 Eva 1,617
38 Elmer 520 Catherine 1,599
39 Alfred 506 Agnes 1,525
40 Andrew 479 Sarah 1,514
41 Sam 479 Nellie 1,454
42 Leo 456 Ella 1,435
43 Theodore 450 Josephine 1,434
44 Eugene 445 Laura 1,402
45 Lee 424 Lillie 1,382
46 Floyd 423 Julia 1,362
47 Oscar 422 Viola 1,331
48 Daniel 416 Carrie 1,247
49 Jesse 411 Ruby 1,225
50 Russell 395 Mattie 1,224
51 Herman 393 Lena 1,216
52 Michael 384 Alma 1,195
53 Will 364 Beatrice 1,183
54 Leonard 362 Mae 1,140
55 Clyde 356 Jessie 1,116
56 Benjamin 343 Hattie 1,106
57 Peter 343 Thelma 1,090
58 Claude 341 Cora 1,027
59 Ray 338 Blanche 1,025
60 Frederick 336 Mamie 992
61 Lester 332 Lucy 979
62 Anthony 323 Evelyn 966
63 Lewis 309 Marion 963
64 Martin 304 Pauline 938
65 Edwin 299 Stella 928
66 Eddie 296 Ada 913
67 Tom 291 Lula 905
68 Lloyd 285 Willie 901
69 Clifford 282 Jennie 898
70 Cecil 278 Lucille 894
71 Edgar 271 Katherine 890
72 Leroy 268 Fannie 873
73 Ben 259 Vera 860
74 Homer 257 Beulah 859
75 Chester 253 Rosa 845
76 Harvey 253 Virginia 825
77 Donald 250 Maude 819
78 Kenneth 246 Leona 779
79 Luther 244 Dora 768
80 Bernard 242 Maggie 746
81 Jim 239 Nora 727
82 Stanley 239 Ellen 711
83 Norman 238 Marguerite 699
84 Philip 232 Eleanor 686
85 Jessie 231 Sadie 676
86 Everett 218 Bernice 660
87 Leon 208 Daisy 653
88 Allen 199 Susie 650
89 Leslie 198 Ann 634
90 Milton 197 Kathryn 620
91 Hugh 192 Violet 611
92 Oliver 187 Hilda 574
93 Patrick 181 Nettie 562
94 Glenn 180 Theresa 554
95 Alvin 179 May 550
96 Horace 178 Georgia 549
97 Melvin 176 Effie 545
98 Jacob 172 Olive 539
99 Guy 170 Emily 537
100 Victor 169 Della 534
101 Julius 168 Doris 530
102 Alexander 162 Nancy 519
103 Ed 162 Lydia 507
104 Johnnie 162 Anne 504
105 Archie 161 Charlotte 503
106 Maurice 160 Lottie 498
107 Marion 159 Flora 493
108 Charley 158 Lola 493
109 Stephen 158 Lois 488
110 Virgil 158 Sallie 488
111 Otto 156 Marjorie 480
112 Manuel 150 Betty 473
113 Warren 149 Ollie 462
114 Lonnie 148 Inez 459
115 Morris 146 Lizzie 458
116 Wesley 146 Katie 453
117 Marvin 145 Lela 443
118 Ira 142 Loretta 438
119 Hubert 140 Goldie 430
120 Alex 138 Iva 427
121 Dewey 137 Mable 425
122 Willard 136 Eunice 424
123 Sidney 134 Harriet 414
124 Gerald 133 Eula 408
125 Isaac 133 Caroline 406
126 Wallace 132 Opal 406
127 Earnest 131 Ora 400
128 Nathan 131 Addie 399
129 Vincent 131 Sylvia 390
130 Wilbur 130 Velma 388
131 Gilbert 129 Alberta 386
132 Vernon 129 Henrietta 383
133 Bert 128 Estelle 382
134 Jose 127 Etta 381
135 Otis 127 Rachel 369
136 Emil 122 Essie 368
137 Rufus 121 Genevieve 368
138 Percy 120 Verna 361
139 Sylvester 120 Nannie 358
140 Dan 117 Amelia 350
141 August 116 Maria 350
142 Jerry 116 Lucile 346
143 Curtis 114 Victoria 346
144 Mack 114 Rebecca 342
145 Roland 113 Susan 342
146 Arnold 110 Vivian 342
147 Emmett 110 Madeline 341
148 Max 110 Rosie 330
149 Willis 106 Jean 329
150 Dave 105 Jane 325
151 Glen 105 Mollie 324
152 Bill 104 Ola 324
153 Gordon 103 Sophie 324
154 Clifton 101 Frieda 323
155 Bennie 100 Amanda 317
156 Jimmie 99 Sara 315
157 Calvin 98 Irma 304
158 Mike 98 Flossie 301
159 Nelson 97 Marian 296
160 Jay 96 Nina 295
161 Edmund 95 Elva 283
162 Orville 94 Estella 281
163 Franklin 92 Janie 278
164 Mark 92 Barbara 277
165 Nathaniel 92 Alta 275
166 Roosevelt 90 Christine 275
167 Matthew 89 Matilda 275
168 Irvin 88 Olga 273
169 Nicholas 88 Kathleen 272
170 Perry 87 Hannah 266
171 Roscoe 87 Norma 264
172 Rudolph 87 Naomi 256
173 Wayne 87 Freda 255
174 Johnie 86 Celia 251
175 Jess 85 Juanita 251
176 Amos 83 Cecelia 249
177 Douglas 83 Ina 249
178 Ollie 81 Wilma 245
179 Aaron 80 Amy 244
180 Adolph 80 Geneva 244
181 Irving 80 Selma 242
182 Owen 80 Luella 239
183 Dennis 79 Erma 236
184 Elijah 79 Winifred 232
185 Jake 79 Augusta 225
186 Pete 79 Maud 221
187 Elbert 78 Sophia 221
188 Juan 78 Regina 219
189 Phillip 78 Miriam 218
190 Preston 78 Winnie 218
191 Mckinley 77 Fern 217
192 Clinton 76 Rena 215
193 Cornelius 76 Virgie 215
194 Steve 76 Allie 214
195 Ellis 74 Isabel 214
196 Forrest 73 Sally 214
197 Claud 72 Belle 208
198 Clayton 72 Eliza 207
199 Ross 72 Josie 205
200 Simon 72 Nell 205
201 Adam 71 Veronica 199
202 Felix 70 Bertie 196
203 Gus 70 Cecilia 196
204 Austin 68 Kate 196
205 Jerome 68 Millie 196
206 Leland 68 Muriel 195
207 Reuben 68 Isabelle 194
208 Alonzo 67 Adeline 192
209 Marshall 67 Elma 189
210 Julian 66 Anita 184
211 Bruce 65 Leah 184
212 Sherman 64 Callie 183
213 Ted 64 Mayme 183
214 Wiley 64 Lila 181
215 Ervin 63 Bonnie 179
216 Erwin 63 Roxie 179
217 Harley 63 Leola 176
218 Abraham 62 Birdie 170
219 Monroe 62 Dollie 169
220 Timothy 62 Gussie 167
221 Tony 62 Jeannette 167
222 Wade 62 Margie 165
223 Ivan 60 Roberta 165
224 Laurence 60 Delia 164
225 Loyd 60 Teresa 164
226 Lyle 60 Faye 161
227 Roger 60 Jeanette 161
228 Alva 59 Jewel 161
229 Louie 58 Cleo 160
230 Mary 58 Hester 160
231 Jasper 58 Jewell 159
232 Noah 56 Lora 159
233 Grady 55 Adele 157
234 Tommie 55 Tillie 156
235 Karl 54 Fay 151
236 Millard 54 Maudie 149
237 Wilbert 52 Carolyn 148
238 Moses 52 Adelaide 147
239 Clark 52 Letha 147
240 Antonio 52 Leila 145
241 Merle 52 Madge 143
242 Byron 51 Antoinette 141
243 Wilson 51 Geraldine 141
244 Anton 50 Ila 138
245 Bob 49 Lelia 138
246 Mose 49 Cornelia 137
247 Fredrick 49 Hallie 135
248 Grover 49 Sue 135
249 Johnny 48 Lulu 135
250 Don 48 Rita 135

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.

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