Most Popular Baby Names in 1903

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1903. 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 1903, 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 7,608 Mary 14,275
2 William 6,311 Helen 6,129
3 James 5,479 Anna 5,098
4 George 3,961 Margaret 5,046
5 Charles 3,213 Ruth 4,518
6 Joseph 3,121 Elizabeth 3,723
7 Robert 3,044 Marie 3,469
8 Frank 2,644 Florence 3,468
9 Edward 2,268 Ethel 3,257
10 Thomas 1,962 Mildred 3,088
11 Henry 1,922 Dorothy 3,078
12 Walter 1,840 Alice 2,996
13 Harry 1,647 Lillian 2,972
14 Willie 1,454 Gladys 2,674
15 Arthur 1,435 Edna 2,667
16 Albert 1,337 Grace 2,615
17 Clarence 1,261 Annie 2,551
18 Fred 1,204 Rose 2,478
19 Paul 1,081 Frances 2,365
20 Harold 1,065 Clara 2,342
21 Raymond 1,051 Bessie 2,339
22 Roy 975 Bertha 2,309
23 Carl 910 Emma 2,308
24 Joe 895 Gertrude 2,253
25 Louis 889 Mabel 2,163
26 Richard 863 Hazel 2,139
27 Earl 837 Pearl 2,046
28 Jack 831 Irene 2,001
29 Ralph 807 Martha 1,980
30 Ernest 764 Myrtle 1,980
31 Samuel 741 Louise 1,935
32 Charlie 739 Catherine 1,916
33 David 716 Edith 1,901
34 Herbert 668 Esther 1,883
35 Francis 665 Minnie 1,846
36 Theodore 663 Eva 1,783
37 Howard 636 Ida 1,774
38 Leo 636 Elsie 1,720
39 Alfred 557 Agnes 1,616
40 Elmer 556 Josephine 1,587
41 Sam 552 Sarah 1,553
42 Andrew 550 Ruby 1,538
43 Lawrence 536 Laura 1,503
44 Eugene 478 Viola 1,495
45 Lee 477 Nellie 1,491
46 Floyd 472 Lillie 1,485
47 Michael 466 Thelma 1,479
48 Herman 449 Julia 1,447
49 Leonard 448 Beatrice 1,439
50 Daniel 432 Ella 1,419
51 Oscar 427 Mattie 1,278
52 Clyde 413 Carrie 1,252
53 Lester 400 Alma 1,244
54 Anthony 399 Evelyn 1,211
55 Ray 397 Jessie 1,202
56 Russell 390 Lena 1,200
57 Jesse 388 Lucille 1,193
58 Peter 372 Mae 1,192
59 Stanley 361 Blanche 1,174
60 Donald 359 Hattie 1,106
61 Clifford 348 Marion 1,042
62 Edwin 347 Pauline 1,042
63 Frederick 341 Virginia 1,032
64 Leroy 340 Fannie 1,016
65 Lewis 335 Stella 1,016
66 Cecil 332 Katherine 1,015
67 Kenneth 330 Willie 1,014
68 Chester 327 Lucy 990
69 Benjamin 324 Mamie 990
70 Eddie 314 Cora 986
71 Claude 301 Jennie 936
72 Lloyd 299 Beulah 920
73 Tom 295 Lula 913
74 Harvey 293 Rosa 911
75 Will 293 Vera 899
76 Leon 287 Leona 881
77 Martin 283 Bernice 868
78 Jessie 280 Ada 843
79 Bernard 271 Eleanor 840
80 Luther 265 Maggie 780
81 Ben 259 Dora 778
82 Edgar 259 Daisy 776
83 Homer 257 Maude 776
84 Jim 257 Ann 774
85 Philip 250 Ellen 773
86 Norman 238 Kathryn 729
87 Johnnie 237 Nora 724
88 Melvin 230 Hilda 698
89 Leslie 227 Sadie 683
90 Alvin 222 Susie 680
91 Allen 219 Marguerite 667
92 Milton 210 Lois 664
93 Oliver 210 Violet 636
94 Patrick 210 Georgia 632
95 Everett 204 Doris 629
96 Stephen 200 Della 611
97 Glenn 198 Olive 597
98 Roosevelt 196 Betty 596
99 Victor 196 Velma 589
100 Alexander 195 Anne 581
101 Hugh 193 Emily 558
102 Archie 192 Theresa 553
103 Jacob 189 Effie 552
104 Marion 188 Lola 547
105 Guy 187 Nettie 547
106 Marvin 185 Opal 542
107 Gerald 182 May 541
108 Maurice 182 Flora 536
109 Vernon 179 Nancy 527
110 Morris 178 Sallie 523
111 Horace 175 Katie 512
112 Julius 173 Marjorie 511
113 Virgil 173 Lottie 509
114 Warren 173 Loretta 505
115 Hubert 170 Charlotte 504
116 Vincent 170 Lydia 502
117 Ed 168 Inez 485
118 Otis 168 Alberta 483
119 Ira 167 Eunice 469
120 Otto 166 Sylvia 464
121 Wilbur 165 Jean 462
122 Sidney 162 Mable 461
123 Willard 162 Ollie 460
124 Wallace 157 Lizzie 458
125 Dan 155 Eula 449
126 Wesley 153 Addie 441
127 Manuel 151 Henrietta 433
128 Nathan 146 Vivian 432
129 Lonnie 145 Goldie 430
130 Bennie 144 Genevieve 427
131 Gordon 142 Verna 424
132 Jose 141 Rosie 423
133 Dewey 140 Lela 420
134 Earnest 140 Etta 416
135 Alex 138 Harriet 416
136 Curtis 138 Estelle 402
137 Gilbert 138 Madeline 400
138 Isaac 138 Ora 399
139 Arnold 134 Iva 398
140 Rufus 134 Essie 396
141 Willis 133 Caroline 389
142 Bert 132 Rachel 383
143 Mack 131 Jane 381
144 Bill 129 Maria 379
145 Emil 128 Lucile 370
146 Jimmie 128 Christine 363
147 Steve 127 Marian 355
148 Charley 126 Naomi 355
149 Irving 125 Kathleen 352
150 Orville 125 Amelia 347
151 Percy 124 Barbara 346
152 Glen 121 Irma 346
153 Rudolph 120 Nina 345
154 August 116 Rebecca 334
155 Franklin 116 Sara 333
156 Sylvester 114 Victoria 330
157 Mike 113 Nannie 325
158 Jerry 112 Norma 311
159 Ellis 110 Sophie 311
160 Max 110 Ola 309
161 Clifton 110 Geneva 308
162 Roland 107 Estella 305
163 Calvin 106 Susan 305
164 Clinton 106 Juanita 304
165 Nathaniel 105 Erma 302
166 Edmund 102 Flossie 297
167 Matthew 102 Frieda 294
168 Douglas 100 Wilma 293
169 Johnie 99 Sally 288
170 Emmett 97 Luella 286
171 Abraham 95 Mollie 284
172 Elbert 95 Alta 282
173 Irvin 95 Olga 281
174 Marshall 94 Freda 280
175 Aaron 93 Celia 278
176 Felix 93 Audrey 276
177 Jake 93 Fern 276
178 Jerome 93 Winifred 272
179 Nelson 93 Janie 260
180 Cornelius 92 Isabel 257
181 Phillip 92 Ina 256
182 Wayne 92 Elva 255
183 Adolph 91 Hannah 250
184 Nicholas 90 Allie 247
185 Dave 88 Amanda 247
186 Perry 88 Eliza 247
187 Moses 86 Matilda 245
188 Roger 86 Amy 242
189 Clayton 85 Cecelia 242
190 Alton 84 Cleo 221
191 Amos 83 Muriel 220
192 Owen 83 Cecilia 218
193 Adam 82 Miriam 218
194 Jay 82 Selma 218
195 Jess 81 Rena 217
196 Mark 81 Virgie 214
197 Booker 80 Isabelle 213
198 Ollie 79 Sophia 213
199 Tommie 79 Regina 213
200 Tony 78 Adeline 212
201 Claud 77 Josie 210
202 Laurence 77 Winnie 208
203 Simon 77 Lila 206
204 Forrest 76 Nell 206
205 Preston 76 Augusta 205
206 Dennis 75 Roberta 205
207 Juan 75 Leola 204
208 Leland 75 Anita 202
209 Antonio 72 Kate 202
210 Gus 71 Belle 200
211 Ted 71 Bonnie 200
212 Ivan 70 Callie 199
213 Karl 70 Margie 199
214 Loyd 70 Geraldine 198
215 Sherman 70 Jeanette 198
216 Merle 69 Jewel 197
217 Pete 69 Jewell 197
218 Roscoe 69 Dollie 193
219 Levi 68 Fay 190
220 Bruce 67 Faye 190
221 Monroe 67 Millie 189
222 Ross 67 Bertie 188
223 Bob 66 Tillie 179
224 Lyle 66 Maud 176
225 Grady 65 Zelma 176
226 Harley 65 Leah 175
227 Reuben 65 Veronica 175
228 Don 64 Rita 174
229 Wilfred 64 Teresa 174
230 Mary 63 Gussie 170
231 Wilson 63 Letha 165
232 Grant 61 Adele 164
233 Carroll 60 Claire 164
234 Byron 59 Roxie 163
235 Fredrick 59 Elma 162
236 Johnny 59 Jeannette 161
237 Julian 59 Ila 160
238 Wilbert 59 Antoinette 159
239 Elijah 58 Cecile 159
240 Mose 58 Mayme 158
241 Ervin 58 Carolyn 157
242 Elwood 58 Angeline 152
243 Abe 58 Gracie 151
244 Jasper 57 Maudie 151
245 Erwin 57 Phyllis 150
246 Millard 57 Angelina 149
247 Larry 57 Marcella 149
248 Alonzo 56 Lelia 149
249 Dale 56 Cornelia 148
250 Aubrey 56 Hester 147

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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