Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1916

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1916. 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 girl names in 1916, 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

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 61,438
2 Helen 32,662
3 Dorothy 27,418
4 Margaret 24,953
5 Ruth 23,190
6 Mildred 15,633
7 Anna 15,228
8 Elizabeth 14,939
9 Frances 13,746
10 Virginia 12,487
11 Evelyn 11,889
12 Marie 11,682
13 Alice 10,719
14 Florence 10,412
15 Rose 9,605
16 Lillian 9,592
17 Irene 9,035
18 Louise 8,630
19 Edna 8,625
20 Catherine 8,469
21 Josephine 8,127
22 Gladys 8,019
23 Ruby 7,686
24 Martha 7,610
25 Ethel 7,601
26 Grace 7,461
27 Eleanor 7,406
28 Edith 7,306
29 Thelma 7,290
30 Lucille 7,241
31 Hazel 7,214
32 Doris 7,161
33 Pauline 6,655
34 Esther 6,421
35 Gertrude 6,243
36 Annie 6,105
37 Marjorie 5,866
38 Beatrice 5,586
39 Clara 5,544
40 Ann 5,343
41 Emma 5,217
42 Bernice 5,183
43 Lois 5,149
44 Betty 5,136
45 Jean 5,081
46 Julia 5,066
47 Marion 5,033
48 Elsie 5,027
49 Bertha 4,900
50 Agnes 4,853
51 Katherine 4,801
52 Sarah 4,798
53 Anne 4,571
54 Ida 4,364
55 Eva 4,337
56 Bessie 4,122
57 Pearl 4,073
58 Myrtle 3,960
59 Viola 3,948
60 Kathryn 3,933
61 Nellie 3,862
62 Jane 3,826
63 Stella 3,818
64 Laura 3,744
65 Mabel 3,680
66 Vera 3,622
67 Rita 3,477
68 Jessie 3,414
69 Sylvia 3,414
70 Alma 3,403
71 Minnie 3,274
72 Marian 3,198
73 Willie 3,116
74 Barbara 3,112
75 Leona 3,086
76 Genevieve 3,063
77 Vivian 3,049
78 Marguerite 3,034
79 Jennie 3,010
80 Charlotte 2,995
81 Ella 2,965
82 Wilma 2,962
83 Violet 2,921
84 Lucy 2,877
85 Lena 2,869
86 June 2,840
87 Ellen 2,838
88 Lillie 2,825
89 Blanche 2,714
90 Juanita 2,644
91 Opal 2,636
92 Mae 2,607
93 Mattie 2,556
94 Geraldine 2,549
95 Phyllis 2,427
96 Maxine 2,424
97 Beulah 2,401
98 Theresa 2,348
99 Velma 2,319
100 Emily 2,213
101 Sophie 2,198
102 Nancy 2,166
103 Carrie 2,159
104 Kathleen 2,154
105 Hilda 2,075
106 Harriet 2,067
107 Inez 2,057
108 Georgia 1,992
109 Sara 1,992
110 Eunice 1,964
111 Norma 1,921
112 Geneva 1,919
113 Loretta 1,903
114 Cora 1,899
115 Hattie 1,889
116 Fannie 1,883
117 Ada 1,860
118 Eileen 1,858
119 Audrey 1,853
120 Rosa 1,793
121 Christine 1,787
122 Estelle 1,772
123 Alberta 1,765
124 Dora 1,725
125 Verna 1,713
126 Olga 1,685
127 Lula 1,676
128 Lorraine 1,671
129 Mamie 1,653
130 Naomi 1,649
131 Madeline 1,644
132 Olive 1,616
133 Sadie 1,529
134 Muriel 1,524
135 Jeanette 1,522
136 Mable 1,520
137 Daisy 1,511
138 Wanda 1,505
139 Lucile 1,483
140 Miriam 1,460
141 Flora 1,459
142 Janet 1,449
143 Lottie 1,389
144 Caroline 1,385
145 Erma 1,378
146 Dolores 1,374
147 Lola 1,372
148 Winifred 1,365
149 Irma 1,353
150 Victoria 1,340
151 Anita 1,339
152 Fern 1,332
153 Rachel 1,328
154 Nora 1,314
155 Roberta 1,313
156 Susie 1,313
157 Maggie 1,277
158 Henrietta 1,264
159 Maria 1,261
160 Shirley 1,245
161 Elaine 1,236
162 Sally 1,221
163 Carolyn 1,216
164 Eula 1,210
165 Della 1,172
166 Adeline 1,168
167 Amelia 1,159
168 Lydia 1,148
169 Rebecca 1,132
170 Nina 1,130
171 Nettie 1,125
172 Arlene 1,105
173 Jeannette 1,082
174 Patricia 1,078
175 Antoinette 1,063
176 Jeanne 1,050
177 Lorene 1,043
178 Goldie 1,039
179 Dorothea 1,036
180 Cleo 1,031
181 Rosie 1,030
182 Marcella 1,002
183 Isabel 1,000
184 Rosemary 996
185 Bonnie 992
186 Veronica 976
187 Eloise 953
188 Freda 948
189 Angeline 940
190 May 938
191 Katie 935
192 Isabelle 927
193 Ollie 925
194 Regina 921
195 Margie 915
196 Sallie 912
197 Essie 904
198 Adele 902
199 Lela 888
200 Cecelia 883
201 Effie 878
202 Angelina 871
203 Sue 868
204 Faye 865
205 Ora 857
206 Iva 844
207 Susan 844
208 Claire 838
209 Frieda 838
210 Luella 837
211 Addie 823
212 Joan 823
213 Constance 811
214 Celia 810
215 Carol 789
216 Rosalie 787
217 Elva 783
218 Leola 780
219 Annette 773
220 Alta 765
221 Joyce 746
222 Etta 742
223 Maude 739
224 Jewel 726
225 Eleanore 724
226 Nell 722
227 Helene 718
228 Selma 718
229 Angela 716
230 Lila 708
231 Jewell 699
232 Sophia 697
233 Cecilia 685
234 Ernestine 676
235 Fay 676
236 Johnnie 676
237 Ola 672
238 Ina 671
239 Lizzie 669
240 Matilda 665
241 Reba 665
242 Teresa 662
243 Mollie 650
244 Janie 649
245 Laverne 642
246 Elma 622
247 Donna 606
248 Estella 595
249 Amy 595
250 Nannie 593

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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