Most Popular Baby Names in 1906

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1906. 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 1906, 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 8,264 Mary 16,370
2 William 6,566 Helen 7,176
3 James 5,908 Margaret 6,096
4 George 4,201 Anna 5,502
5 Robert 3,635 Ruth 5,140
6 Charles 3,607 Dorothy 4,326
7 Joseph 3,527 Elizabeth 4,320
8 Frank 2,798 Alice 4,192
9 Edward 2,398 Mildred 3,873
10 Thomas 2,176 Florence 3,691
11 Henry 2,112 Marie 3,690
12 Walter 1,934 Ethel 3,511
13 Willie 1,756 Lillian 3,293
14 Harry 1,631 Frances 3,026
15 Arthur 1,486 Edna 3,011
16 Albert 1,469 Gladys 3,000
17 Harold 1,330 Rose 2,901
18 Clarence 1,319 Annie 2,774
19 Paul 1,309 Grace 2,626
20 Fred 1,193 Irene 2,423
21 Raymond 1,133 Bessie 2,396
22 Louis 1,101 Gertrude 2,375
23 Richard 1,084 Hazel 2,315
24 Roy 1,024 Louise 2,307
25 Joe 1,020 Bertha 2,302
26 Ralph 984 Catherine 2,230
27 Carl 951 Clara 2,228
28 Ernest 943 Emma 2,224
29 Earl 912 Martha 2,199
30 Jack 880 Edith 2,160
31 David 878 Thelma 2,114
32 Howard 803 Evelyn 2,077
33 Samuel 783 Esther 2,065
34 Charlie 744 Mabel 2,054
35 Francis 737 Pearl 2,035
36 Lawrence 717 Ruby 1,962
37 Herbert 689 Myrtle 1,921
38 Theodore 688 Josephine 1,900
39 Eugene 637 Minnie 1,777
40 Alfred 632 Elsie 1,771
41 Andrew 611 Agnes 1,759
42 Elmer 598 Eva 1,758
43 Sam 552 Ida 1,753
44 Anthony 542 Sarah 1,697
45 Kenneth 534 Beatrice 1,679
46 Michael 531 Lucille 1,676
47 Leo 508 Viola 1,675
48 Daniel 506 Julia 1,603
49 Herman 502 Nellie 1,596
50 Leonard 492 Lillie 1,500
51 Donald 486 Virginia 1,491
52 Lester 482 Laura 1,467
53 Russell 459 Pauline 1,428
54 Floyd 458 Ella 1,343
55 Clyde 457 Mattie 1,325
56 Stanley 455 Katherine 1,277
57 Jesse 436 Alma 1,266
58 Lee 436 Jessie 1,247
59 Peter 427 Willie 1,233
60 Ray 421 Mae 1,225
61 Chester 420 Lena 1,206
62 Leroy 420 Carrie 1,188
63 Clifford 413 Marion 1,183
64 Oscar 412 Blanche 1,173
65 Edwin 390 Stella 1,141
66 Eddie 377 Bernice 1,107
67 Frederick 377 Eleanor 1,088
68 Cecil 368 Vera 1,083
69 Lewis 365 Lucy 1,077
70 Lloyd 357 Ann 1,064
71 Benjamin 352 Hattie 1,056
72 Harvey 351 Leona 1,017
73 Claude 346 Mamie 1,002
74 Bernard 343 Jennie 986
75 Martin 334 Beulah 980
76 Norman 324 Fannie 955
77 Jessie 323 Cora 952
78 Milton 303 Kathryn 911
79 Edgar 301 Lula 911
80 Tom 298 Ellen 898
81 Everett 291 Betty 865
82 Ben 285 Rosa 865
83 Melvin 285 Doris 856
84 Allen 282 Maggie 839
85 Philip 280 Anne 835
86 Homer 267 Violet 830
87 Leon 263 Ada 819
88 Leslie 263 Lois 799
89 Luther 262 Marguerite 791
90 Jim 261 Daisy 773
91 Johnnie 255 Dora 761
92 Will 253 Sadie 748
93 Victor 249 Marjorie 728
94 Marvin 245 Velma 721
95 Alvin 239 Opal 718
96 Morris 226 Georgia 706
97 Vernon 223 Hilda 705
98 Glenn 217 Susie 693
99 Archie 216 Theresa 669
100 Patrick 213 Jean 666
101 Sidney 209 Nora 644
102 Stephen 207 Inez 620
103 Virgil 207 Charlotte 619
104 Manuel 205 Emily 619
105 Alexander 204 Maude 619
106 Horace 202 Flora 618
107 Gilbert 199 Sylvia 617
108 Roosevelt 198 Lola 616
109 Maurice 197 Effie 578
110 Hugh 195 Genevieve 561
111 Vincent 193 Olive 561
112 Gerald 191 Della 557
113 Julius 190 Nancy 557
114 Jacob 187 Eunice 554
115 Gordon 184 Alberta 548
116 Otis 184 Nettie 537
117 Earnest 183 Verna 533
118 Oliver 183 Lottie 529
119 Marion 181 May 524
120 Willard 178 Estelle 520
121 Curtis 177 Loretta 520
122 Alex 176 Sallie 520
123 Wilbur 175 Mable 510
124 Otto 173 Eula 507
125 Irving 170 Katie 498
126 Guy 168 Marian 498
127 Arnold 164 Harriet 497
128 Isaac 163 Rosie 497
129 Hubert 162 Vivian 489
130 Wallace 162 Lucile 485
131 Charley 157 Goldie 482
132 Lonnie 156 Lydia 477
133 Max 156 Henrietta 475
134 Rufus 156 Ollie 458
135 Wesley 155 Sara 457
136 Jose 154 Lizzie 449
137 Ira 151 Addie 447
138 Ed 149 Lela 447
139 Nathan 148 Erma 444
140 Orville 148 Jane 438
141 Willis 148 Madeline 418
142 Jerry 146 Barbara 413
143 Nicholas 144 Kathleen 412
144 Warren 144 Caroline 409
145 Johnie 141 Essie 409
146 Mike 141 Christine 408
147 Percy 141 Wilma 408
148 Emil 139 Ora 407
149 Jimmie 139 Iva 400
150 Matthew 136 Rebecca 397
151 Bennie 133 Geneva 396
152 Mack 132 Irma 391
153 Steve 131 Juanita 388
154 Bill 128 Maria 388
155 Dan 128 Etta 384
156 Franklin 125 Sophie 384
157 Roland 125 Naomi 372
158 Rudolph 125 Rachel 366
159 Sylvester 125 Victoria 362
160 Calvin 123 Amelia 358
161 Abraham 122 Sally 358
162 Edmund 122 Mollie 355
163 Phillip 122 Ola 341
164 August 120 Nina 340
165 Glen 120 Norma 332
166 Amos 118 Susan 327
167 Wayne 116 Nannie 323
168 Felix 112 Geraldine 321
169 Karl 108 Isabel 317
170 Marshall 107 Olga 317
171 Alton 106 Alta 316
172 Bert 106 Flossie 296
173 Clifton 105 Matilda 295
174 Adam 105 Luella 291
175 Jerome 102 Cecelia 290
176 Julian 102 Celia 289
177 Ellis 101 Freda 287
178 Ervin 101 Winifred 287
179 Nathaniel 101 Audrey 278
180 Clayton 100 Isabelle 278
181 Clinton 100 Fern 277
182 Nelson 100 Leola 273
183 Douglas 99 Miriam 273
184 Leland 99 Estella 271
185 Dave 98 Jeanette 269
186 Adolph 97 Bonnie 268
187 Perry 97 Janie 265
188 Aaron 96 Adeline 264
189 Tony 96 Ina 262
190 Booker 95 Amanda 260
191 Ollie 95 Hannah 256
192 Cornelius 94 Jewell 255
193 Emmett 94 Selma 252
194 Roger 94 Sophia 247
195 Lyle 93 Frieda 244
196 Roscoe 90 Lila 242
197 Delbert 89 Nell 241
198 Dennis 89 Amy 240
199 Ted 89 Faye 239
200 Irvin 88 Cleo 238
201 Juan 88 Elva 235
202 Ross 88 Roberta 233
203 Don 87 Regina 229
204 Jay 87 Jewel 227
205 Alonzo 85 Allie 225
206 Claud 85 Virgie 224
207 Elbert 85 Muriel 221
208 Forrest 85 Cecilia 219
209 Gus 85 Jeannette 216
210 Mark 85 Veronica 216
211 Wilbert 85 Fay 215
212 Johnny 84 Anita 215
213 Austin 83 Claire 213
214 Dewey 83 Millie 213
215 Jake 83 Winnie 211
216 Simon 83 Antoinette 210
217 Owen 82 Eliza 209
218 Laurence 81 Callie 208
219 Antonio 80 Rita 203
220 Pete 80 Adele 199
221 Ivan 80 Johnnie 199
222 Reuben 79 Teresa 198
223 Tommie 79 Kate 196
224 Bruce 77 Lorene 195
225 Mary 76 Phyllis 195
226 Ronald 76 Margie 194
227 Wilfred 75 Elma 193
228 Moses 73 Josie 193
229 Larry 72 Belle 191
230 Merle 72 Angelina 189
231 Monroe 72 Gussie 188
232 Barney 71 Rena 188
233 Sherman 71 Zelma 188
234 Loyd 70 Shirley 187
235 Bob 69 Carolyn 184
236 Wilson 68 Dollie 184
237 Aubrey 67 Dolores 183
238 Jess 67 Marcella 182
239 Nick 67 Augusta 181
240 Grady 66 Maud 181
241 Dale 66 Olivia 181
242 Byron 65 Dorothea 178
243 Grover 65 Sue 178
244 Elijah 65 Eloise 176
245 Erwin 65 Lenora 176
246 Salvatore 64 Lora 175
247 Alva 64 Maxine 173
248 Grant 64 Wanda 173
249 Gene 63 Angeline 170
250 Millard 62 Madge 169

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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