Most Popular Baby Names in 1905

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1905. 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 1905, 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 8,059 Mary 16,067
2 William 6,495 Helen 6,811
3 James 6,042 Margaret 5,690
4 George 4,256 Anna 5,424
5 Charles 3,608 Ruth 5,068
6 Robert 3,410 Elizabeth 4,121
7 Joseph 3,302 Dorothy 3,937
8 Frank 2,837 Mildred 3,758
9 Edward 2,366 Marie 3,643
10 Thomas 2,135 Alice 3,610
11 Henry 2,126 Florence 3,478
12 Walter 1,902 Ethel 3,401
13 Willie 1,782 Lillian 3,185
14 Harry 1,619 Gladys 2,996
15 Albert 1,532 Edna 2,953
16 Arthur 1,505 Frances 2,887
17 Clarence 1,377 Annie 2,793
18 Fred 1,284 Rose 2,724
19 Paul 1,262 Grace 2,630
20 Harold 1,258 Bessie 2,446
21 Raymond 1,159 Bertha 2,434
22 Richard 1,033 Clara 2,397
23 Joe 1,024 Louise 2,367
24 Roy 1,016 Irene 2,357
25 Louis 981 Hazel 2,351
26 Carl 959 Emma 2,298
27 Ralph 938 Gertrude 2,276
28 Jack 907 Catherine 2,198
29 Earl 904 Mabel 2,178
30 Samuel 856 Edith 2,137
31 Ernest 845 Pearl 2,108
32 David 838 Martha 2,091
33 Theodore 834 Myrtle 2,026
34 Charlie 801 Esther 1,993
35 Howard 735 Minnie 1,950
36 Francis 685 Thelma 1,945
37 Herbert 681 Josephine 1,894
38 Lawrence 669 Ruby 1,885
39 Andrew 620 Eva 1,815
40 Sam 620 Elsie 1,811
41 Elmer 602 Sarah 1,762
42 Eugene 593 Ida 1,757
43 Alfred 591 Agnes 1,718
44 Floyd 523 Viola 1,697
45 Michael 513 Beatrice 1,661
46 Leo 512 Evelyn 1,661
47 Leonard 495 Julia 1,642
48 Anthony 490 Nellie 1,626
49 Lee 486 Laura 1,566
50 Daniel 484 Lucille 1,533
51 Herman 475 Lillie 1,481
52 Clyde 474 Ella 1,438
53 Kenneth 474 Virginia 1,394
54 Jesse 443 Pauline 1,381
55 Leroy 441 Mattie 1,371
56 Oscar 436 Alma 1,333
57 Lester 432 Jessie 1,315
58 Russell 432 Carrie 1,288
59 Donald 426 Willie 1,285
60 Ray 424 Mae 1,284
61 Clifford 420 Lena 1,258
62 Peter 409 Hattie 1,197
63 Claude 399 Blanche 1,190
64 Chester 388 Katherine 1,190
65 Lewis 384 Marion 1,141
66 Stanley 384 Lucy 1,132
67 Frederick 381 Stella 1,097
68 Benjamin 379 Fannie 1,085
69 Lloyd 369 Leona 1,083
70 Edwin 357 Mamie 1,068
71 Norman 350 Vera 1,053
72 Cecil 347 Cora 1,044
73 Eddie 346 Eleanor 1,041
74 Jessie 338 Bernice 1,032
75 Martin 332 Ann 996
76 Homer 318 Jennie 981
77 Tom 317 Beulah 968
78 Edgar 315 Lula 963
79 Luther 308 Rosa 922
80 Milton 299 Ada 873
81 Johnnie 297 Ellen 845
82 Bernard 292 Violet 831
83 Melvin 291 Doris 812
84 Ben 290 Maggie 809
85 Harvey 286 Betty 807
86 Will 286 Kathryn 788
87 Leon 274 Daisy 776
88 Allen 272 Lois 763
89 Everett 270 Dora 757
90 Victor 268 Marguerite 753
91 Roosevelt 264 Sadie 750
92 Alvin 258 Nora 742
93 Stephen 246 Susie 739
94 Leslie 237 Georgia 722
95 Jim 236 Velma 722
96 Philip 234 Marjorie 712
97 Virgil 226 Maude 709
98 Jacob 220 Anne 708
99 Otis 216 Opal 702
100 Marvin 215 Emily 683
101 Horace 212 Hilda 655
102 Oliver 211 Flora 628
103 Alexander 210 Lola 624
104 Vernon 208 Charlotte 614
105 Guy 203 Sallie 607
106 Maurice 202 Inez 601
107 Hugh 200 Olive 598
108 Jose 200 Theresa 598
109 Sidney 196 Della 593
110 Patrick 193 Alberta 577
111 Ed 190 Nettie 573
112 Julius 190 Mable 562
113 Gerald 189 Katie 553
114 Glenn 189 Goldie 548
115 Morris 188 Jean 548
116 Archie 184 Lottie 547
117 Gilbert 183 Effie 542
118 Curtis 182 Nancy 535
119 Willard 180 May 530
120 Lonnie 179 Sylvia 528
121 Jerry 177 Loretta 527
122 Vincent 176 Eunice 525
123 Wesley 174 Lydia 518
124 Earnest 172 Estelle 510
125 Otto 172 Genevieve 508
126 Warren 172 Eula 502
127 Marion 170 Rosie 500
128 Ira 169 Vivian 492
129 Percy 169 Verna 488
130 Charley 168 Ollie 486
131 Nathan 168 Lucile 479
132 Wilbur 167 Essie 476
133 Alex 166 Lizzie 476
134 Gordon 165 Addie 465
135 Alton 164 Lela 465
136 Hubert 163 Marian 455
137 Wallace 162 Sara 437
138 Manuel 157 Ora 431
139 Rufus 157 Maria 430
140 Dan 152 Henrietta 428
141 Mack 151 Irma 428
142 Irving 148 Iva 422
143 Johnie 148 Rachel 421
144 Bill 147 Harriet 413
145 Isaac 147 Madeline 412
146 Arnold 144 Caroline 407
147 Roland 143 Flossie 406
148 Calvin 141 Rebecca 402
149 Max 140 Geneva 398
150 Dave 137 Etta 397
151 Bennie 136 Jane 393
152 Jimmie 136 Kathleen 386
153 Willis 136 Sophie 374
154 Bert 134 Barbara 366
155 Elbert 132 Amelia 365
156 Rudolph 132 Naomi 361
157 Emmett 128 Juanita 360
158 Glen 128 Wilma 357
159 Phillip 127 Nina 354
160 Nelson 126 Christine 344
161 Steve 126 Mollie 344
162 Sylvester 126 Ola 344
163 Orville 125 Victoria 343
164 Emil 122 Erma 330
165 Clifton 121 Susan 320
166 Marshall 119 Leola 319
167 Mike 117 Alta 316
168 Nathaniel 117 Amanda 311
169 Felix 115 Norma 311
170 Ted 115 Freda 310
171 Abraham 112 Janie 306
172 Ervin 112 Nannie 303
173 Nicholas 112 Sally 303
174 Clayton 110 Allie 298
175 August 109 Cecelia 293
176 Edmund 108 Isabel 292
177 Matthew 107 Olga 288
178 Wayne 107 Luella 287
179 Dennis 106 Ina 283
180 Perry 104 Winifred 276
181 Ellis 103 Estella 275
182 Amos 102 Frieda 275
183 Adam 101 Fern 273
184 Dewey 99 Audrey 272
185 Ollie 99 Celia 270
186 Clinton 98 Amy 269
187 Franklin 98 Matilda 268
188 Aaron 96 Bonnie 264
189 Mark 94 Elva 261
190 Alonzo 93 Geraldine 259
191 Booker 93 Isabelle 253
192 Juan 93 Jewell 253
193 Jake 92 Cleo 248
194 Jay 92 Virgie 244
195 Claud 90 Jeanette 243
196 Owen 89 Roberta 243
197 Reuben 88 Cecilia 237
198 Irvin 87 Sophia 237
199 Jerome 87 Adeline 236
200 Roscoe 87 Miriam 234
201 Adolph 86 Nell 229
202 Cornelius 86 Selma 224
203 Pete 86 Regina 223
204 Tony 86 Eliza 222
205 Bruce 85 Hannah 219
206 Don 85 Callie 217
207 Douglas 85 Dorothea 217
208 Jess 85 Josie 217
209 Ivan 83 Veronica 217
210 Johnny 83 Augusta 216
211 Preston 82 Fay 215
212 Elijah 81 Lila 211
213 Jasper 80 Carolyn 210
214 Simon 80 Anita 209
215 Monroe 79 Winnie 207
216 Julian 78 Belle 205
217 Moses 78 Gussie 205
218 Laurence 77 Jeannette 205
219 Austin 76 Rena 204
220 Gus 76 Jewel 201
221 Forrest 75 Adele 200
222 Wilfred 75 Dollie 200
223 Ross 74 Millie 193
224 Wilson 73 Maud 192
225 Timothy 73 Sue 191
226 Roger 73 Margie 190
227 Antonio 73 Elnora 189
228 Delbert 72 Faye 189
229 Larry 72 Rita 188
230 Sherman 72 Muriel 186
231 Carroll 72 Lora 185
232 Louie 71 Claire 184
233 Wilbert 71 Madge 184
234 Barney 70 Kate 183
235 Grady 70 Phyllis 183
236 Aubrey 69 Antoinette 181
237 Emanuel 69 Johnnie 181
238 Harley 69 Teresa 178
239 Mary 68 Marcella 175
240 Leland 66 Letha 174
241 Abe 65 Roxie 174
242 Dale 65 Tillie 172
243 Karl 65 Angelina 171
244 Malcolm 65 Delia 171
245 Wade 64 Elma 171
246 Grant 63 Lorene 171
247 Levi 63 Lessie 168
248 Jeff 62 Gracie 168
249 Lyle 61 Leah 168
250 Tommie 61 Ila 166

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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