Most Popular Baby Names in 1911

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1911. 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 1911, 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 13,446 Mary 24,390
2 William 10,593 Helen 11,801
3 James 9,951 Margaret 9,279
4 George 6,586 Dorothy 8,869
5 Robert 6,526 Ruth 8,003
6 Joseph 6,488 Anna 6,753
7 Charles 5,725 Elizabeth 6,298
8 Frank 4,314 Mildred 6,271
9 Edward 4,164 Marie 5,017
10 Thomas 3,292 Frances 4,967
11 Henry 3,167 Alice 4,813
12 Walter 3,074 Florence 4,424
13 Harry 2,538 Lillian 4,367
14 Willie 2,492 Rose 4,151
15 Albert 2,478 Ethel 4,141
16 Harold 2,448 Evelyn 4,075
17 Paul 2,393 Edna 3,957
18 Arthur 2,376 Gladys 3,933
19 Raymond 2,088 Louise 3,725
20 Richard 2,030 Catherine 3,565
21 Louis 1,838 Irene 3,502
22 Fred 1,808 Ruby 3,372
23 Clarence 1,775 Grace 3,304
24 Ralph 1,674 Annie 3,298
25 Jack 1,668 Hazel 3,290
26 Carl 1,574 Virginia 3,263
27 David 1,556 Thelma 3,166
28 Howard 1,467 Martha 3,019
29 Joe 1,449 Josephine 3,011
30 Samuel 1,398 Gertrude 2,895
31 Roy 1,394 Edith 2,825
32 Ernest 1,338 Lucille 2,740
33 Francis 1,311 Clara 2,691
34 Earl 1,305 Esther 2,676
35 Anthony 1,288 Emma 2,616
36 Donald 1,275 Bertha 2,606
37 Lawrence 1,221 Beatrice 2,522
38 Michael 1,159 Pauline 2,345
39 Alfred 1,158 Agnes 2,315
40 Kenneth 1,149 Bessie 2,279
41 Herbert 1,125 Elsie 2,224
42 Andrew 1,098 Sarah 2,201
43 Eugene 1,058 Mabel 2,171
44 Stanley 997 Julia 2,158
45 Charlie 978 Ida 2,119
46 Leonard 953 Eva 2,109
47 Sam 928 Viola 2,083
48 Elmer 894 Pearl 2,075
49 Herman 853 Eleanor 2,035
50 Peter 845 Myrtle 2,033
51 Leo 844 Bernice 1,915
52 Frederick 802 Minnie 1,899
53 Daniel 796 Ann 1,882
54 Bernard 777 Nellie 1,866
55 Russell 770 Katherine 1,858
56 Theodore 753 Doris 1,812
57 Floyd 734 Laura 1,790
58 Chester 708 Marion 1,744
59 Leroy 706 Marjorie 1,722
60 Edwin 699 Lillie 1,690
61 Clyde 697 Willie 1,637
62 Clifford 694 Alma 1,611
63 Norman 691 Ella 1,604
64 Benjamin 690 Anne 1,598
65 Lester 657 Mattie 1,552
66 Lewis 654 Jessie 1,550
67 Lee 646 Vera 1,510
68 Oscar 636 Lois 1,508
69 Philip 612 Betty 1,456
70 Milton 608 Lena 1,449
71 Ray 602 Mae 1,449
72 Jesse 596 Stella 1,422
73 Melvin 594 Kathryn 1,397
74 Lloyd 590 Jean 1,381
75 Martin 567 Blanche 1,361
76 Cecil 560 Leona 1,329
77 Leon 540 Lucy 1,309
78 Eddie 523 Carrie 1,281
79 Jessie 500 Beulah 1,244
80 Vincent 496 Vivian 1,211
81 Victor 493 Opal 1,190
82 Marvin 488 Sylvia 1,184
83 Edgar 486 Violet 1,183
84 Stephen 486 Ellen 1,162
85 Morris 478 Jennie 1,161
86 Ben 467 Hattie 1,136
87 Claude 466 Marguerite 1,113
88 Gerald 462 Fannie 1,100
89 Alvin 460 Mamie 1,095
90 Johnnie 455 Velma 1,045
91 Harvey 446 Cora 1,022
92 Sidney 433 Rosa 1,022
93 Irving 431 Genevieve 989
94 Alexander 426 Lula 970
95 Homer 419 Charlotte 960
96 Vernon 418 Georgia 957
97 Gordon 404 Ada 939
98 Allen 402 Jane 937
99 Maurice 397 Inez 924
100 Luther 394 Theresa 919
101 Wilbur 386 Hilda 916
102 Everett 384 Wilma 914
103 Gilbert 369 Emily 909
104 Julius 368 Dora 888
105 Tom 365 Marian 884
106 Max 360 Estelle 864
107 Virgil 355 Juanita 862
108 Arnold 348 Daisy 833
109 Nathan 348 Eunice 830
110 Marion 346 Nancy 827
111 Glenn 343 Maggie 822
112 Manuel 340 Susie 822
113 Warren 338 Sadie 806
114 Willard 338 Alberta 801
115 Oliver 333 Harriet 792
116 Jacob 323 Nora 779
117 Leslie 323 Flora 749
118 Curtis 321 Loretta 739
119 Hubert 316 Barbara 737
120 Nicholas 308 Lola 712
121 Hugh 307 Olive 699
122 Otis 302 Geneva 688
123 Horace 300 Sara 687
124 Abraham 292 Christine 686
125 Earnest 283 Sophie 671
126 Wayne 280 Kathleen 663
127 Archie 272 Mable 659
128 Patrick 272 Lucile 654
129 Alex 268 Maria 646
130 Jose 268 Della 645
131 Wesley 261 Rosie 643
132 Wallace 257 Verna 639
133 Steve 255 Madeline 628
134 Jim 245 Geraldine 627
135 Bill 243 Lottie 620
136 Guy 243 Nettie 617
137 Jimmie 243 Irma 615
138 Mike 243 Erma 595
139 Roger 241 Katie 595
140 Jerry 238 Goldie 593
141 Ira 236 Naomi 585
142 Edmund 235 Lydia 568
143 Isaac 233 Eula 561
144 Willis 233 Henrietta 558
145 Glen 231 Maude 553
146 Orville 230 Caroline 550
147 Roland 230 Effie 549
148 Rufus 230 Rebecca 546
149 Will 230 May 541
150 Otto 228 Rachel 537
151 Bennie 227 Sally 535
152 Franklin 220 Maxine 531
153 Matthew 220 Norma 531
154 Sylvester 219 Audrey 527
155 Rudolph 217 Phyllis 527
156 Emil 214 Essie 525
157 Calvin 213 Ollie 521
158 Lonnie 213 Ora 513
159 Jerome 212 Sallie 509
160 Phillip 212 Victoria 503
161 Nathaniel 207 Addie 497
162 Tony 207 Lela 489
163 Clifton 206 Olga 489
164 Dan 205 Miriam 487
165 Clayton 203 Nina 466
166 Salvatore 200 Winifred 463
167 Mack 197 Susan 459
168 Roosevelt 197 Isabel 447
169 Elbert 195 Jeanette 444
170 Adam 189 Lizzie 441
171 Aaron 187 Roberta 441
172 Johnie 184 Fern 435
173 Percy 184 Etta 434
174 Angelo 181 Amelia 430
175 Nelson 180 Cecelia 416
176 Clinton 179 Adeline 413
177 Marshall 178 Freda 413
178 Bert 177 Celia 410
179 Felix 173 Rita 403
180 Grady 173 Iva 397
181 Douglas 169 Dorothea 389
182 Amos 168 Bonnie 389
183 Wilfred 168 Antoinette 388
184 Don 167 Faye 388
185 Ellis 167 Carolyn 387
186 Wilbert 167 Janet 386
187 Antonio 166 Anita 381
188 August 166 Lorene 380
189 Dennis 166 Wanda 380
190 Ed 164 Mollie 378
191 Irvin 164 Isabelle 377
192 Adolph 161 Jeannette 373
193 Charley 160 Lorraine 365
194 Alton 156 Estella 364
195 Karl 156 Ola 364
196 Owen 156 Dolores 363
197 Bruce 155 Leola 363
198 Forrest 152 Shirley 362
199 Juan 152 Angelina 359
200 Julian 152 Cleo 358
201 Perry 152 Alta 357
202 Tommie 152 Elva 354
203 Dale 150 Muriel 353
204 Johnny 147 Veronica 353
205 Ervin 144 Luella 352
206 Pete 143 Regina 343
207 Mark 142 Cecilia 342
208 Emmett 141 Fay 339
209 Delbert 140 Flossie 339
210 Malcolm 140 Jewell 338
211 Ross 140 Eileen 336
212 Murray 139 Frieda 335
213 Cornelius 138 Claire 333
214 Hyman 137 Sue 330
215 Ivan 137 Nannie 329
216 Loyd 137 Jewel 327
217 Simon 137 Marcella 327
218 Ronald 136 Patricia 325
219 Dave 135 Eloise 324
220 Nick 130 Nell 322
221 Wilson 129 Angeline 321
222 Solomon 129 Matilda 321
223 Alonzo 128 Selma 321
224 Lyle 128 Janie 317
225 Moses 128 Rosalie 309
226 Preston 128 Ina 306
227 Leland 127 Lila 302
228 Roscoe 127 Adele 298
229 Jay 126 Constance 298
230 Emanuel 124 Amy 296
231 Sherman 123 Angela 292
232 Dominic 121 Helene 283
233 Laurence 121 Teresa 281
234 Woodrow 121 Amanda 280
235 Dominick 119 Hannah 279
236 Merle 115 June 278
237 Elwood 114 Virgie 275
238 Jasper 114 Sophia 272
239 Grover 114 Margie 271
240 Carroll 113 Zelma 268
241 Booker 110 Jeanne 266
242 Buster 110 Rena 260
243 Cleveland 110 Reba 259
244 Jake 110 Eliza 258
245 Reuben 109 Lee 258
246 Ollie 109 Johnnie 256
247 Carlton 108 Allie 253
248 Dewey 107 Elma 252
249 Aubrey 107 Gussie 245
250 Jess 106 Ila 243

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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