Most Popular Baby Names in 1904

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1904. 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 1904, 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 8,108 Mary 14,961
2 William 6,416 Helen 6,488
3 James 5,855 Anna 5,330
4 George 4,219 Margaret 5,302
5 Robert 3,414 Ruth 4,900
6 Charles 3,406 Elizabeth 3,833
7 Joseph 3,291 Marie 3,595
8 Frank 2,799 Florence 3,572
9 Edward 2,335 Mildred 3,525
10 Henry 2,085 Dorothy 3,477
11 Thomas 2,057 Ethel 3,296
12 Walter 1,873 Lillian 3,139
13 Harry 1,722 Alice 3,131
14 Willie 1,675 Gladys 2,976
15 Arthur 1,495 Edna 2,762
16 Albert 1,453 Frances 2,657
17 Clarence 1,310 Annie 2,631
18 Fred 1,223 Rose 2,631
19 Paul 1,194 Grace 2,513
20 Harold 1,186 Bertha 2,363
21 Roy 1,123 Bessie 2,340
22 Raymond 1,093 Emma 2,312
23 Joe 959 Hazel 2,301
24 Richard 957 Clara 2,281
25 Carl 953 Gertrude 2,269
26 Louis 936 Irene 2,212
27 Jack 908 Mabel 2,172
28 Ralph 899 Louise 2,136
29 Earl 854 Martha 2,019
30 Theodore 834 Pearl 2,015
31 David 817 Catherine 1,983
32 Ernest 749 Esther 1,957
33 Charlie 739 Edith 1,944
34 Samuel 727 Myrtle 1,905
35 Howard 726 Minnie 1,885
36 Francis 686 Eva 1,858
37 Herbert 680 Thelma 1,757
38 Lawrence 662 Ida 1,751
39 Elmer 620 Elsie 1,719
40 Sam 603 Josephine 1,701
41 Alfred 600 Ruby 1,701
42 Leo 552 Agnes 1,672
43 Andrew 547 Sarah 1,594
44 Eugene 541 Nellie 1,560
45 Lee 532 Beatrice 1,549
46 Leonard 508 Viola 1,545
47 Herman 497 Laura 1,508
48 Russell 473 Ella 1,432
49 Daniel 472 Julia 1,426
50 Michael 462 Evelyn 1,371
51 Clyde 457 Lillie 1,364
52 Floyd 446 Mattie 1,362
53 Jesse 443 Lucille 1,351
54 Oscar 442 Carrie 1,280
55 Ray 432 Alma 1,257
56 Anthony 422 Pauline 1,243
57 Kenneth 414 Lena 1,228
58 Donald 413 Mae 1,214
59 Lewis 402 Virginia 1,213
60 Leroy 401 Jessie 1,197
61 Lester 398 Willie 1,188
62 Peter 395 Blanche 1,142
63 Frederick 390 Katherine 1,128
64 Edwin 388 Hattie 1,123
65 Stanley 371 Marion 1,109
66 Clifford 361 Lucy 1,086
67 Cecil 359 Mamie 1,041
68 Benjamin 358 Stella 1,026
69 Chester 355 Leona 998
70 Claude 337 Cora 993
71 Martin 334 Vera 993
72 Bernard 326 Beulah 983
73 Lloyd 324 Fannie 964
74 Tom 318 Jennie 964
75 Eddie 315 Bernice 962
76 Jessie 313 Rosa 903
77 Norman 305 Lula 894
78 Alton 302 Ann 880
79 Harvey 300 Ada 878
80 Edgar 299 Eleanor 868
81 Will 287 Maggie 805
82 Luther 286 Dora 788
83 Ben 282 Kathryn 787
84 Johnnie 267 Ellen 774
85 Jim 266 Daisy 772
86 Philip 266 Maude 757
87 Homer 256 Violet 755
88 Alvin 247 Doris 736
89 Jacob 243 Georgia 736
90 Leon 241 Lois 727
91 Leslie 236 Betty 707
92 Melvin 234 Sadie 703
93 Milton 230 Nora 698
94 Roosevelt 230 Marguerite 684
95 Everett 229 Susie 662
96 Allen 228 Marjorie 639
97 Patrick 226 Anne 631
98 Victor 218 Hilda 629
99 Glenn 217 Lola 624
100 Virgil 211 Opal 621
101 Vincent 206 Velma 615
102 Horace 205 Della 607
103 Alexander 203 Emily 599
104 Marvin 203 Inez 596
105 Hugh 202 Effie 578
106 Gerald 201 Olive 573
107 Sidney 201 Flora 569
108 Oliver 200 Theresa 561
109 Marion 198 May 555
110 Earnest 189 Charlotte 554
111 Julius 189 Nettie 547
112 Gilbert 188 Lydia 545
113 Archie 185 Alberta 517
114 Ed 184 Goldie 513
115 Otis 181 Nancy 508
116 Willard 180 Loretta 506
117 Stephen 178 Eunice 502
118 Vernon 178 Lottie 497
119 Gordon 177 Sylvia 497
120 Jerry 177 Katie 494
121 Wilbur 177 Mable 485
122 Guy 175 Jean 483
123 Morris 175 Sallie 483
124 Hubert 173 Genevieve 481
125 Alex 169 Eula 480
126 Isaac 167 Vivian 470
127 Charley 166 Rosie 468
128 Maurice 166 Estelle 464
129 Wesley 166 Essie 457
130 Wallace 163 Ollie 456
131 Warren 163 Henrietta 449
132 Otto 161 Harriet 448
133 Irving 159 Lucile 433
134 Bennie 158 Addie 432
135 Mack 158 Lela 431
136 Dan 156 Verna 429
137 Arnold 149 Caroline 429
138 Manuel 149 Iva 424
139 Curtis 144 Lizzie 420
140 Ira 144 Ora 412
141 Jose 144 Marian 406
142 Roland 139 Jane 395
143 Rufus 138 Madeline 393
144 Willis 136 Maria 393
145 Max 134 Geneva 374
146 Orville 134 Rebecca 371
147 Lonnie 133 Kathleen 362
148 Nathan 131 Irma 360
149 Bill 128 Sara 359
150 Rudolph 128 Sophie 359
151 August 127 Barbara 357
152 Phillip 127 Rachel 356
153 Percy 125 Amelia 353
154 Jimmie 124 Wilma 352
155 Sylvester 124 Naomi 350
156 Steve 123 Nina 348
157 Bert 120 Erma 345
158 Emmett 120 Estella 344
159 Glen 120 Juanita 344
160 Calvin 118 Etta 343
161 Mike 118 Flossie 338
162 Aaron 117 Mollie 336
163 Marshall 116 Ola 335
164 Clifton 115 Alta 327
165 Mark 114 Christine 325
166 Abraham 111 Susan 324
167 Clinton 109 Victoria 320
168 Edmund 109 Olga 298
169 Franklin 108 Amanda 294
170 Irvin 107 Celia 293
171 Johnie 107 Nannie 289
172 Cornelius 106 Matilda 285
173 Ellis 106 Fern 281
174 Nathaniel 105 Norma 281
175 Adam 103 Frieda 280
176 Felix 103 Sally 278
177 Dave 102 Audrey 276
178 Nicholas 102 Cecelia 272
179 Jerome 102 Janie 272
180 Jess 102 Isabel 271
181 Emil 101 Bonnie 268
182 Elbert 100 Allie 261
183 Ollie 100 Hannah 261
184 Roscoe 98 Virgie 261
185 Dewey 97 Adeline 259
186 Matthew 97 Lila 259
187 Amos 96 Freda 256
188 Clayton 96 Amy 255
189 Jay 95 Winifred 252
190 Ted 94 Cecilia 250
191 Booker 93 Luella 246
192 Perry 93 Leola 244
193 Wayne 92 Elva 234
194 Roger 91 Selma 231
195 Adolph 90 Cleo 230
196 Dennis 90 Ina 230
197 Forrest 89 Sophia 230
198 Bruce 87 Jewel 229
199 Moses 87 Miriam 227
200 Tony 87 Nell 226
201 Claud 85 Rena 225
202 Ervin 81 Isabelle 223
203 Juan 81 Jeanette 221
204 Nelson 81 Geraldine 219
205 Sherman 81 Faye 214
206 Wilfred 80 Muriel 214
207 Jake 78 Kate 213
208 Wilson 78 Jeannette 212
209 Johnny 77 Roberta 211
210 Millard 77 Josie 206
211 Alonzo 76 Belle 205
212 Simon 76 Eliza 204
213 Don 75 Veronica 203
214 Gus 75 Winnie 203
215 Lyle 74 Jewell 202
216 Ivan 73 Margie 199
217 Laurence 73 Regina 198
218 Ross 73 Zelma 198
219 Jeff 71 Dollie 191
220 Owen 71 Anita 190
221 Pete 71 Tillie 189
222 Reuben 71 Augusta 188
223 Carroll 70 Bertie 188
224 Mose 70 Antoinette 186
225 Larry 70 Fay 186
226 Leland 69 Delia 184
227 Troy 69 Carolyn 183
228 Antonio 68 Millie 181
229 Levi 68 Phyllis 181
230 Karl 67 Teresa 179
231 Louie 67 Gracie 178
232 Preston 67 Johnnie 175
233 Austin 66 Lessie 175
234 Bob 65 Gussie 173
235 Forest 65 Rosalie 173
236 Julian 65 Cecile 173
237 Douglas 64 Callie 170
238 Monroe 64 Madge 170
239 Emanuel 62 Hester 169
240 Byron 61 Dorothea 168
241 Wiley 61 Maudie 166
242 Tommie 60 Rita 166
243 Wilbert 60 Sue 163
244 Elijah 60 Claire 163
245 Mckinley 60 Adele 163
246 Aubrey 60 Mayme 161
247 Delbert 59 Angelina 161
248 Grady 59 Elma 160
249 Mary 58 Maud 159
250 Grover 58 Olivia 157

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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