Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1918

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1918. 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 1918, 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 67,366
2 Helen 36,148
3 Dorothy 32,030
4 Margaret 27,139
5 Ruth 25,534
6 Mildred 17,258
7 Virginia 16,421
8 Frances 16,131
9 Elizabeth 15,853
10 Anna 15,666
11 Evelyn 13,493
12 Marie 12,589
13 Alice 11,590
14 Florence 11,317
15 Lillian 9,986
16 Irene 9,774
17 Rose 9,568
18 Louise 9,111
19 Doris 9,061
20 Catherine 8,842
21 Betty 8,803
22 Gladys 8,734
23 Edna 8,698
24 Josephine 8,682
25 Martha 8,342
26 Eleanor 8,176
27 Ruby 8,134
28 Ethel 8,075
29 Lucille 7,902
30 Edith 7,859
31 Grace 7,770
32 Thelma 7,740
33 Hazel 7,615
34 Marjorie 7,517
35 Pauline 7,222
36 Annie 6,742
37 Jean 6,600
38 Esther 6,574
39 Gertrude 6,264
40 Beatrice 5,907
41 Bernice 5,893
42 Lois 5,877
43 Clara 5,778
44 Ann 5,613
45 Marion 5,583
46 Emma 5,324
47 Agnes 5,291
48 Julia 5,268
49 Elsie 5,194
50 Katherine 5,191
51 Bertha 5,051
52 Sarah 4,969
53 Jane 4,731
54 Anne 4,567
55 Eva 4,563
56 Pearl 4,521
57 Ida 4,450
58 Rita 4,447
59 Viola 4,331
60 Barbara 4,224
61 Bessie 4,101
62 Myrtle 4,076
63 Kathryn 4,068
64 Laura 4,062
65 Nellie 4,048
66 June 4,034
67 Stella 3,928
68 Vera 3,923
69 Lorraine 3,876
70 Willie 3,867
71 Sylvia 3,675
72 Vivian 3,663
73 Alma 3,650
74 Mabel 3,636
75 Jessie 3,591
76 Marian 3,503
77 Geraldine 3,446
78 Charlotte 3,373
79 Leona 3,335
80 Phyllis 3,326
81 Genevieve 3,304
82 Wilma 3,298
83 Violet 3,294
84 Ella 3,290
85 Juanita 3,260
86 Marguerite 3,250
87 Maxine 3,216
88 Minnie 3,181
89 Lillie 3,112
90 Lucy 3,108
91 Jennie 3,033
92 Ellen 3,030
93 Lena 2,937
94 Opal 2,847
95 Mae 2,756
96 Blanche 2,739
97 Norma 2,655
98 Shirley 2,654
99 Kathleen 2,629
100 Mattie 2,611
101 Theresa 2,511
102 Nancy 2,510
103 Velma 2,439
104 Beulah 2,363
105 Emily 2,361
106 Harriet 2,345
107 Georgia 2,344
108 Sophie 2,300
109 Sara 2,295
110 Eileen 2,264
111 Eunice 2,224
112 Geneva 2,191
113 Carrie 2,130
114 Hilda 2,118
115 Inez 2,105
116 Loretta 2,051
117 Rosa 2,034
118 Audrey 2,022
119 Christine 2,014
120 Fannie 2,014
121 Hattie 1,999
122 Alberta 1,988
123 Ada 1,943
124 Cora 1,916
125 Verna 1,873
126 Jeanne 1,846
127 Dolores 1,835
128 Wanda 1,827
129 Janet 1,812
130 Muriel 1,797
131 Jeanette 1,774
132 Lula 1,771
133 Patricia 1,760
134 Victoria 1,758
135 Madeline 1,746
136 Dora 1,738
137 Mamie 1,708
138 Miriam 1,708
139 Estelle 1,702
140 Naomi 1,692
141 Olga 1,691
142 Roberta 1,680
143 Olive 1,618
144 Mable 1,593
145 Winifred 1,593
146 Lola 1,567
147 Maria 1,544
148 Rachel 1,542
149 Daisy 1,525
150 Flora 1,504
151 Anita 1,482
152 Elaine 1,473
153 Erma 1,463
154 Caroline 1,458
155 Sadie 1,453
156 Lucile 1,448
157 Henrietta 1,411
158 Maggie 1,394
159 Susie 1,388
160 Joan 1,384
161 Nora 1,382
162 Lottie 1,378
163 Marcella 1,343
164 Fern 1,341
165 Arlene 1,340
166 Irma 1,333
167 Carolyn 1,329
168 Eula 1,306
169 Adeline 1,301
170 Joyce 1,261
171 Rosemary 1,259
172 Rebecca 1,243
173 Lorene 1,238
174 Rosie 1,190
175 Nettie 1,167
176 Nina 1,165
177 Della 1,162
178 Bonnie 1,151
179 Antoinette 1,149
180 Lydia 1,148
181 Regina 1,132
182 Veronica 1,117
183 Amelia 1,115
184 Sally 1,086
185 Jeannette 1,077
186 Claire 1,072
187 Dorothea 1,065
188 Margie 1,064
189 Eloise 1,063
190 Isabel 1,041
191 Adele 1,030
192 Freda 1,025
193 Goldie 1,021
194 Essie 1,019
195 Katie 1,013
196 Carol 1,011
197 Cleo 1,009
198 Constance 971
199 Laverne 965
200 May 961
201 Ollie 956
202 Angeline 949
203 Luella 949
204 Angelina 935
205 Cecelia 935
206 Faye 932
207 Effie 919
208 Susan 912
209 Lela 896
210 Johnnie 890
211 Rosalie 890
212 Iva 889
213 Isabelle 886
214 Addie 881
215 Ora 858
216 Sallie 850
217 Annette 846
218 Ernestine 823
219 Melba 822
220 Jewell 821
221 Alta 820
222 Frieda 804
223 Selma 798
224 Celia 791
225 Elva 789
226 Sue 785
227 Leola 777
228 Eleanore 761
229 Cecilia 755
230 Etta 755
231 Lila 748
232 Jewel 747
233 Donna 746
234 Peggy 735
235 Helene 728
236 Lizzie 727
237 Maude 727
238 Angela 721
239 Billie 709
240 Ina 707
241 Beverly 706
242 Mollie 701
243 Matilda 690
244 Ola 689
245 Reba 689
246 Nell 687
247 Teresa 674
248 Fay 662
249 Elma 659
250 Gwendolyn 657

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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