Most Popular Baby Names in 1912

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1912. 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 1912, 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 24,587 Mary 32,304
2 William 19,626 Helen 16,133
3 James 17,644 Dorothy 12,645
4 Robert 12,836 Margaret 12,536
5 Joseph 12,062 Ruth 11,280
6 George 11,734 Mildred 8,764
7 Charles 11,070 Anna 8,586
8 Edward 7,936 Elizabeth 8,528
9 Frank 7,912 Frances 6,680
10 Thomas 6,087 Marie 6,642
11 Walter 5,809 Alice 6,285
12 Henry 5,643 Florence 5,739
13 Harold 5,102 Evelyn 5,620
14 Paul 4,785 Lillian 5,568
15 Arthur 4,685 Rose 5,431
16 Harry 4,624 Edna 5,136
17 Albert 4,587 Louise 5,116
18 Raymond 4,374 Ethel 5,073
19 Richard 4,188 Gladys 4,980
20 Louis 3,591 Virginia 4,810
21 Clarence 3,590 Catherine 4,666
22 Willie 3,508 Irene 4,646
23 Ralph 3,435 Ruby 4,452
24 Carl 3,224 Grace 4,418
25 Howard 3,212 Hazel 4,197
26 Fred 3,103 Thelma 4,183
27 Donald 2,872 Annie 4,083
28 Jack 2,870 Josephine 3,980
29 David 2,858 Martha 3,911
30 Samuel 2,602 Gertrude 3,887
31 Roy 2,591 Edith 3,842
32 Ernest 2,569 Lucille 3,763
33 Kenneth 2,538 Esther 3,569
34 Earl 2,518 Clara 3,480
35 Francis 2,516 Emma 3,357
36 Joe 2,515 Bertha 3,288
37 Anthony 2,480 Beatrice 3,205
38 Lawrence 2,467 Pauline 3,163
39 Herbert 2,236 Eleanor 3,120
40 Alfred 2,210 Agnes 2,945
41 Eugene 2,114 Sarah 2,919
42 Michael 2,104 Elsie 2,895
43 Stanley 2,017 Bessie 2,832
44 Andrew 1,946 Julia 2,825
45 Leonard 1,928 Ida 2,740
46 Woodrow 1,843 Mabel 2,714
47 Elmer 1,840 Ann 2,666
48 Peter 1,679 Doris 2,657
49 Leo 1,654 Eva 2,636
50 Herman 1,646 Myrtle 2,599
51 Frederick 1,564 Bernice 2,593
52 Theodore 1,561 Viola 2,550
53 Daniel 1,524 Katherine 2,546
54 Edwin 1,518 Pearl 2,528
55 Chester 1,460 Marion 2,522
56 Russell 1,449 Marjorie 2,468
57 Charlie 1,446 Laura 2,413
58 Lester 1,443 Anne 2,369
59 Floyd 1,438 Nellie 2,365
60 Bernard 1,437 Minnie 2,295
61 Norman 1,367 Willie 2,267
62 Clifford 1,345 Alma 2,183
63 Sam 1,325 Lois 2,146
64 Milton 1,319 Jean 2,056
65 Clyde 1,314 Jessie 2,052
66 Leroy 1,306 Betty 2,011
67 Benjamin 1,272 Lillie 2,003
68 Lewis 1,247 Vera 1,974
69 Philip 1,237 Ella 1,921
70 Lloyd 1,227 Mattie 1,915
71 Melvin 1,185 Kathryn 1,905
72 Vincent 1,178 Lena 1,903
73 Oscar 1,157 Stella 1,834
74 Jesse 1,106 Mae 1,775
75 Martin 1,064 Blanche 1,761
76 Cecil 1,057 Leona 1,650
77 Ray 1,050 Sylvia 1,639
78 Lee 1,030 Lucy 1,636
79 Leon 1,006 Marguerite 1,620
80 Sidney 1,003 Beulah 1,607
81 Victor 989 Jennie 1,595
82 Morris 960 Carrie 1,580
83 Marvin 958 Violet 1,535
84 Glenn 948 Vivian 1,487
85 Edgar 945 Opal 1,465
86 Alvin 929 Ellen 1,449
87 Gerald 929 Fannie 1,425
88 Stephen 928 Velma 1,403
89 Claude 890 Jane 1,390
90 Vernon 889 Hattie 1,389
91 Harvey 875 Charlotte 1,375
92 Wilbur 832 Genevieve 1,353
93 Gordon 822 Marian 1,313
94 Irving 815 Rosa 1,305
95 Maurice 811 Mamie 1,273
96 Everett 806 Ada 1,268
97 Alexander 803 Theresa 1,268
98 Homer 794 Cora 1,253
99 Arnold 767 Wilma 1,241
100 Julius 758 Inez 1,228
101 Max 734 Georgia 1,196
102 Ben 731 Barbara 1,184
103 Allen 730 Juanita 1,182
104 Eddie 718 Hilda 1,158
105 Willard 718 Emily 1,147
106 Johnnie 709 Alberta 1,133
107 Warren 697 Lula 1,094
108 Leslie 693 Nancy 1,078
109 Jessie 692 Eunice 1,066
110 Jacob 691 Dora 1,061
111 Virgil 684 Estelle 1,053
112 Marion 680 Daisy 1,044
113 Nicholas 676 Harriet 1,043
114 Luther 664 Sadie 1,032
115 Gilbert 649 Maggie 1,013
116 Hugh 648 Geneva 991
117 Oliver 646 Sophie 989
118 Wayne 617 Kathleen 985
119 Horace 615 Loretta 978
120 Nathan 581 Susie 976
121 Curtis 566 Sara 962
122 Hubert 544 Geraldine 949
123 Steve 543 Christine 944
124 Tom 538 Madeline 942
125 Abraham 533 Mable 919
126 Otis 522 Verna 914
127 Roland 522 Lola 903
128 Wallace 507 Flora 899
129 Franklin 497 Lucile 882
130 Archie 496 Nora 882
131 Wilson 496 Olive 874
132 Earnest 486 Naomi 835
133 Jerome 486 Maria 828
134 Wesley 485 Maxine 823
135 Alex 482 Henrietta 822
136 Orville 477 Sally 821
137 Manuel 469 Norma 800
138 Roger 464 Rosie 793
139 Glen 460 Caroline 785
140 Guy 455 Phyllis 779
141 Rudolph 453 Erma 774
142 Willis 453 Lottie 772
143 Edmund 452 Nettie 762
144 Mike 430 Rebecca 754
145 Patrick 430 Audrey 745
146 Emil 407 Irma 743
147 Jerry 405 Eula 742
148 Clifton 404 Della 733
149 Jim 401 Katie 732
150 Otto 398 Victoria 711
151 Marshall 397 Rachel 703
152 Ira 394 Lydia 701
153 Tony 394 May 698
154 Bennie 392 Olga 696
155 Angelo 384 Essie 695
156 Matthew 380 Muriel 695
157 Calvin 375 Roberta 693
158 Salvatore 374 Goldie 688
159 Dale 371 Miriam 686
160 Jimmie 366 Amelia 672
161 Clinton 362 Effie 666
162 Isaac 359 Winifred 662
163 Jose 356 Ollie 644
164 Nathaniel 356 Sallie 637
165 Douglas 350 Rita 636
166 Nelson 349 Jeanette 623
167 Sylvester 348 Fern 613
168 Bill 347 Ora 605
169 Clayton 346 Maude 598
170 Irvin 344 Nina 582
171 August 343 Addie 578
172 Elbert 342 Adeline 570
173 Ivan 339 Freda 566
174 Percy 337 Dorothea 562
175 Rufus 336 Isabel 556
176 Bert 332 Lorraine 554
177 Don 332 Janet 553
178 Bruce 328 Veronica 552
179 Lonnie 327 Iva 550
180 Delbert 325 Lizzie 548
181 Lyle 325 Wanda 545
182 Karl 323 Anita 540
183 Adolph 318 Bonnie 539
184 Jay 318 Lela 523
185 Wilfred 317 Dolores 522
186 Johnie 311 Susan 522
187 Forrest 308 Isabelle 520
188 Adam 307 Celia 519
189 Phillip 306 Carolyn 517
190 Aaron 303 Leola 514
191 Ronald 302 Cecelia 513
192 Alton 300 Etta 510
193 Felix 300 Ola 509
194 Dan 298 Antoinette 507
195 Mack 295 Patricia 504
196 Ervin 294 Lorene 500
197 Julian 294 Marcella 490
198 Wilbert 291 Shirley 489
199 Emmett 290 Jeannette 487
200 Charley 288 Luella 483
201 Mark 284 Regina 483
202 Ellis 282 Eloise 474
203 Dominick 275 Eileen 470
204 Laurence 271 Cleo 469
205 Antonio 270 June 467
206 Dennis 268 Mollie 463
207 Merle 268 Alta 459
208 Roosevelt 267 Faye 459
209 Owen 265 Jewell 456
210 Roscoe 264 Cecilia 453
211 Pete 263 Frieda 445
212 Elwood 262 Claire 440
213 Carroll 256 Fay 436
214 Will 256 Rosalie 433
215 Hyman 255 Sue 431
216 Murray 254 Elva 430
217 Grady 252 Nannie 427
218 Leland 252 Nell 422
219 Nick 248 Ina 419
220 Ted 244 Adele 418
221 Amos 243 Janie 416
222 Cornelius 243 Jewel 416
223 Ross 240 Angela 398
224 Aubrey 236 Matilda 398
225 Malcolm 233 Sophia 397
226 Solomon 233 Lila 396
227 Myron 231 Estella 394
228 Ed 229 Flossie 393
229 Byron 227 Angelina 387
230 Simon 226 Selma 387
231 Lowell 225 Angeline 386
232 Austin 223 Helene 378
233 Dave 222 Constance 375
234 Allan 221 Elma 375
235 Reuben 220 Amy 371
236 Grover 219 Johnnie 365
237 Sherman 218 Hannah 359
238 Dominic 217 Avis 358
239 Johnny 217 Margie 356
240 Juan 217 Ernestine 354
241 Perry 216 Jeanne 347
242 Wendell 212 Teresa 344
243 Erwin 210 Virgie 342
244 Emanuel 207 Annette 342
245 Moses 207 Reba 335
246 Preston 206 Arlene 325
247 Troy 202 Carol 324
248 Loren 201 Allie 322
249 Carlton 201 Rena 319
250 Edmond 200 Joan 317

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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