Most Popular Baby Names in 1902

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1902. 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 1902, 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 7,907 Mary 14,486
2 William 6,616 Helen 5,967
3 James 5,592 Anna 5,288
4 George 4,223 Margaret 5,011
5 Charles 3,361 Ruth 4,384
6 Robert 3,180 Elizabeth 3,694
7 Joseph 3,098 Florence 3,509
8 Frank 2,756 Marie 3,424
9 Edward 2,294 Ethel 3,295
10 Henry 2,154 Alice 3,135
11 Thomas 2,134 Lillian 3,063
12 Walter 1,858 Gladys 2,809
13 Harry 1,750 Edna 2,754
14 Willie 1,565 Mildred 2,750
15 Arthur 1,486 Dorothy 2,707
16 Albert 1,375 Annie 2,664
17 Clarence 1,292 Grace 2,642
18 Fred 1,286 Emma 2,514
19 Harold 1,077 Bessie 2,448
20 Paul 1,067 Rose 2,444
21 Raymond 1,064 Clara 2,432
22 Roy 1,002 Bertha 2,372
23 Joe 955 Frances 2,326
24 Carl 952 Mabel 2,280
25 Louis 912 Hazel 2,238
26 Richard 908 Irene 2,210
27 Earl 877 Gertrude 2,207
28 Ralph 866 Pearl 2,100
29 Ernest 790 Minnie 2,055
30 Charlie 761 Martha 2,030
31 David 761 Catherine 1,896
32 Jack 743 Myrtle 1,884
33 Samuel 702 Edith 1,853
34 Theodore 642 Ida 1,836
35 Howard 632 Esther 1,833
36 Herbert 615 Louise 1,832
37 Lawrence 598 Eva 1,727
38 Francis 597 Elsie 1,720
39 Alfred 590 Sarah 1,710
40 Elmer 574 Agnes 1,676
41 Sam 559 Nellie 1,566
42 Andrew 558 Josephine 1,565
43 Leo 551 Laura 1,559
44 Eugene 524 Lillie 1,533
45 Daniel 501 Ella 1,525
46 Lee 475 Julia 1,501
47 Floyd 471 Ruby 1,458
48 Michael 460 Viola 1,447
49 Herman 457 Beatrice 1,429
50 Jesse 437 Carrie 1,376
51 Peter 433 Mattie 1,353
52 Leonard 426 Thelma 1,309
53 Russell 422 Mae 1,261
54 Anthony 420 Jessie 1,240
55 Oscar 397 Alma 1,229
56 Edwin 393 Lena 1,225
57 Ray 391 Hattie 1,163
58 Lester 385 Blanche 1,159
59 Lewis 385 Evelyn 1,151
60 Clyde 382 Mamie 1,127
61 Benjamin 374 Lucille 1,087
62 Leroy 370 Cora 1,081
63 Donald 366 Stella 1,075
64 Will 359 Willie 1,071
65 Cecil 354 Lucy 1,065
66 Eddie 353 Marion 1,033
67 Lloyd 344 Virginia 1,008
68 Claude 336 Katherine 1,004
69 Stanley 334 Jennie 985
70 Frederick 330 Pauline 985
71 Clifford 326 Lula 976
72 Martin 325 Fannie 971
73 Jessie 323 Vera 947
74 Chester 321 Ada 921
75 Tom 312 Rosa 909
76 Edgar 307 Leona 875
77 Jim 300 Beulah 873
78 Kenneth 275 Maggie 853
79 Ben 273 Eleanor 837
80 Homer 269 Maude 834
81 Luther 266 Bernice 794
82 Harvey 264 Dora 780
83 Bernard 259 Ann 753
84 Norman 256 Ellen 753
85 Leslie 251 Daisy 748
86 Leon 248 Nora 724
87 Melvin 248 Kathryn 717
88 Everett 238 Susie 717
89 Allen 227 Sadie 716
90 Philip 226 Marguerite 695
91 Johnnie 221 Georgia 664
92 Hugh 217 Effie 658
93 Alexander 216 Doris 656
94 Stephen 210 Hilda 649
95 Jacob 207 Violet 649
96 Milton 207 Della 609
97 Victor 205 Emily 606
98 Patrick 203 Lois 594
99 Alvin 201 Olive 593
100 Horace 199 Flora 587
101 Otto 192 Betty 580
102 Maurice 187 Katie 572
103 Archie 186 Nancy 571
104 Guy 186 Nettie 569
105 Marvin 186 Lola 565
106 Glenn 185 Anne 564
107 Oliver 181 May 560
108 Marion 176 Sallie 556
109 Ed 175 Theresa 549
110 Sidney 175 Marjorie 543
111 Vernon 175 Lottie 537
112 Otis 169 Lydia 535
113 Charley 168 Velma 526
114 Percy 167 Charlotte 524
115 Gilbert 166 Lizzie 504
116 Roosevelt 166 Inez 503
117 Hubert 165 Opal 498
118 Willard 164 Eunice 490
119 Virgil 163 Mable 478
120 Wilbur 163 Goldie 473
121 Earnest 159 Estelle 472
122 Julius 159 Addie 469
123 Wallace 157 Eula 466
124 Ira 156 Loretta 461
125 Alex 154 Lela 459
126 Rufus 152 Caroline 452
127 Gerald 151 Iva 438
128 Morris 150 Henrietta 437
129 Warren 149 Verna 436
130 Jerry 148 Ollie 428
131 Vincent 148 Ora 427
132 Mack 147 Vivian 425
133 Wesley 145 Essie 424
134 Willis 144 Alberta 417
135 Isaac 143 Rosie 417
136 Nathan 143 Sylvia 411
137 Bill 138 Genevieve 410
138 Lonnie 138 Jean 408
139 Dewey 136 Etta 400
140 Emil 136 Harriet 399
141 Sylvester 135 Rachel 393
142 Max 133 Jane 388
143 Bert 130 Lucile 388
144 Calvin 130 Rebecca 382
145 Curtis 129 Nina 369
146 Jose 125 Irma 368
147 Bennie 124 Ola 362
148 Dan 124 Nannie 359
149 Glen 123 Amelia 355
150 Jimmie 123 Madeline 355
151 Rudolph 119 Victoria 339
152 Manuel 118 Marian 338
153 Roland 115 Mollie 337
154 Felix 114 Sara 335
155 Johnie 113 Susan 335
156 Clifton 112 Maria 331
157 Dave 112 Flossie 330
158 Ellis 112 Naomi 327
159 Nicholas 112 Kathleen 325
160 Ollie 110 Christine 323
161 Gordon 109 Olga 321
162 August 108 Geneva 308
163 Elbert 108 Barbara 306
164 Orville 108 Amanda 301
165 Perry 108 Matilda 290
166 Arnold 107 Erma 288
167 Mark 104 Celia 285
168 Matthew 104 Estella 283
169 Edmund 104 Frieda 282
170 Irving 104 Alta 279
171 Jake 102 Sophie 279
172 Adam 99 Norma 277
173 Mike 99 Wilma 272
174 Emmett 98 Hannah 271
175 Clayton 97 Sally 266
176 Franklin 97 Janie 262
177 Antonio 96 Luella 262
178 Cornelius 96 Allie 261
179 Amos 95 Isabel 256
180 Marshall 94 Sophia 256
181 Clinton 92 Amy 255
182 Steve 92 Elva 253
183 Forrest 91 Selma 252
184 Irvin 91 Eliza 249
185 Roscoe 90 Freda 247
186 Ross 90 Nell 247
187 Wayne 90 Cecelia 243
188 Jay 89 Adeline 240
189 Nathaniel 88 Lila 239
190 Adolph 87 Fern 238
191 Phillip 87 Juanita 234
192 Ted 87 Rena 230
193 Jess 86 Winifred 226
194 Dennis 85 Ina 224
195 Gus 85 Callie 221
196 Harley 83 Josie 221
197 Abraham 82 Winnie 221
198 Reuben 82 Maud 218
199 Alonzo 81 Veronica 217
200 Don 79 Kate 213
201 Aaron 78 Belle 212
202 Nelson 78 Audrey 210
203 Sherman 78 Virgie 210
204 Claud 76 Leola 207
205 Douglas 76 Muriel 206
206 Ervin 76 Bertie 205
207 Pete 75 Isabelle 204
208 Tony 74 Jewell 201
209 Moses 73 Miriam 200
210 Roger 73 Elma 199
211 Laurence 71 Cleo 198
212 Ivan 71 Jeanette 198
213 Grady 70 Regina 198
214 Johnny 70 Augusta 195
215 Noah 69 Cecilia 195
216 Wilson 69 Zelma 189
217 Jerome 68 Margie 187
218 Juan 68 Gussie 185
219 Jasper 67 Millie 185
220 Tommie 67 Faye 183
221 Elijah 66 Bonnie 182
222 Solomon 66 Cecile 181
223 Karl 65 Fay 181
224 Austin 64 Carolyn 179
225 Bob 64 Cornelia 179
226 Dale 63 Dollie 176
227 Owen 63 Roberta 176
228 Wilfred 63 Jeannette 174
229 Julian 62 Birdie 173
230 Preston 62 Adele 172
231 Timothy 62 Leah 171
232 Booker 61 Roxie 170
233 Loyd 61 Lora 166
234 Alva 60 Mayme 166
235 Bruce 60 Hester 164
236 Louie 60 Lessie 164
237 Millard 60 Phyllis 164
238 Forest 59 Anita 163
239 Monroe 59 Elnora 162
240 Mose 59 Lulu 161
241 Troy 59 Gracie 160
242 Leland 58 Letha 159
243 Simon 58 Tillie 159
244 Merle 58 Claire 156
245 Emory 58 Geraldine 156
246 Mckinley 58 Maudie 155
247 Wiley 57 Rosalie 155
248 Mary 56 Ila 154
249 Allan 56 Sue 154
250 Levi 55 Johnnie 154

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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