Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1917

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1917. 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 1917, 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 64,280
2 Helen 34,251
3 Dorothy 28,852
4 Margaret 25,560
5 Ruth 23,568
6 Mildred 16,257
7 Anna 15,160
8 Elizabeth 15,131
9 Frances 14,363
10 Virginia 14,261
11 Evelyn 12,532
12 Marie 11,813
13 Alice 10,990
14 Florence 10,539
15 Lillian 9,843
16 Rose 9,783
17 Irene 9,163
18 Catherine 8,689
19 Louise 8,584
20 Edna 8,422
21 Josephine 8,326
22 Martha 8,261
23 Gladys 8,075
24 Ethel 7,864
25 Doris 7,819
26 Eleanor 7,669
27 Ruby 7,662
28 Edith 7,532
29 Lucille 7,529
30 Grace 7,373
31 Hazel 7,285
32 Thelma 7,245
33 Pauline 6,896
34 Betty 6,639
35 Annie 6,404
36 Marjorie 6,399
37 Gertrude 6,300
38 Esther 6,281
39 Beatrice 5,839
40 Jean 5,692
41 Clara 5,626
42 Bernice 5,546
43 Lois 5,485
44 Ann 5,455
45 Marion 5,371
46 Emma 5,121
47 Julia 5,078
48 Agnes 5,066
49 Katherine 4,956
50 Elsie 4,939
51 Bertha 4,881
52 Sarah 4,766
53 Anne 4,603
54 Eva 4,286
55 Jane 4,258
56 Ida 4,247
57 Pearl 4,232
58 Myrtle 4,046
59 Viola 4,040
60 Kathryn 3,984
61 Bessie 3,927
62 Stella 3,872
63 Rita 3,870
64 Nellie 3,808
65 Laura 3,807
66 Vera 3,714
67 Barbara 3,535
68 Mabel 3,499
69 Sylvia 3,469
70 Jessie 3,465
71 Alma 3,407
72 Willie 3,381
73 June 3,370
74 Marian 3,267
75 Minnie 3,262
76 Charlotte 3,229
77 Genevieve 3,192
78 Marguerite 3,161
79 Vivian 3,119
80 Leona 3,115
81 Jennie 3,109
82 Wilma 3,071
83 Ella 3,054
84 Violet 3,026
85 Lena 3,004
86 Lillie 2,931
87 Juanita 2,929
88 Lucy 2,929
89 Geraldine 2,897
90 Ellen 2,855
91 Blanche 2,836
92 Phyllis 2,696
93 Maxine 2,647
94 Mattie 2,572
95 Opal 2,541
96 Mae 2,507
97 Theresa 2,490
98 Nancy 2,411
99 Velma 2,411
100 Sophie 2,382
101 Kathleen 2,358
102 Beulah 2,232
103 Emily 2,220
104 Harriet 2,203
105 Georgia 2,163
106 Eileen 2,147
107 Sara 2,147
108 Norma 2,123
109 Carrie 2,073
110 Inez 2,050
111 Eunice 2,035
112 Hilda 2,006
113 Geneva 1,997
114 Loretta 1,970
115 Fannie 1,961
116 Lorraine 1,961
117 Audrey 1,906
118 Hattie 1,858
119 Ada 1,853
120 Christine 1,843
121 Rosa 1,829
122 Alberta 1,818
123 Shirley 1,800
124 Verna 1,799
125 Dora 1,740
126 Cora 1,737
127 Madeline 1,728
128 Muriel 1,714
129 Estelle 1,704
130 Mamie 1,689
131 Olga 1,655
132 Jeanette 1,638
133 Naomi 1,619
134 Miriam 1,614
135 Lula 1,607
136 Janet 1,585
137 Anita 1,573
138 Olive 1,566
139 Dolores 1,562
140 Wanda 1,545
141 Winifred 1,526
142 Lucile 1,516
143 Lola 1,493
144 Mable 1,463
145 Flora 1,450
146 Maria 1,441
147 Patricia 1,441
148 Erma 1,436
149 Roberta 1,426
150 Daisy 1,417
151 Sadie 1,404
152 Caroline 1,368
153 Lottie 1,362
154 Nora 1,360
155 Henrietta 1,350
156 Irma 1,340
157 Rachel 1,339
158 Victoria 1,334
159 Susie 1,329
160 Elaine 1,281
161 Maggie 1,268
162 Fern 1,261
163 Adeline 1,234
164 Carolyn 1,223
165 Rebecca 1,215
166 Jeanne 1,212
167 Arlene 1,208
168 Della 1,192
169 Lydia 1,180
170 Antoinette 1,177
171 Bonnie 1,177
172 Eula 1,170
173 Amelia 1,160
174 Nina 1,154
175 Marcella 1,133
176 Rosemary 1,124
177 Jeannette 1,113
178 Nettie 1,106
179 Rosie 1,099
180 Dorothea 1,076
181 Lorene 1,062
182 Joan 1,048
183 Veronica 1,038
184 Sally 1,029
185 Joyce 1,017
186 Regina 1,016
187 Goldie 1,012
188 Freda 1,010
189 Cleo 1,009
190 Isabelle 982
191 Eloise 964
192 Adele 960
193 Margie 951
194 Essie 945
195 May 945
196 Angeline 941
197 Faye 931
198 Isabel 931
199 Katie 927
200 Claire 926
201 Cecelia 920
202 Ollie 911
203 Effie 892
204 Ora 887
205 Angelina 886
206 Iva 855
207 Constance 845
208 Luella 842
209 Celia 839
210 Susan 837
211 Addie 836
212 Lela 828
213 Rosalie 809
214 Sallie 807
215 Carol 798
216 Selma 786
217 Alta 783
218 Sue 778
219 Annette 775
220 Frieda 766
221 Nell 766
222 Laverne 762
223 Elva 760
224 Etta 750
225 Jewell 746
226 Angela 742
227 Ernestine 742
228 Maude 728
229 Ola 723
230 Helene 721
231 Eleanore 708
232 Leola 708
233 Cecilia 704
234 Melba 701
235 Sophia 698
236 Johnnie 695
237 Ina 691
238 Fay 690
239 Matilda 685
240 Lila 678
241 Teresa 673
242 Mollie 672
243 Donna 652
244 Lizzie 646
245 Jewel 642
246 Janie 634
247 Beverly 630
248 Francis 627
249 Billie 618
250 Reba 618

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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