Most Popular Baby Names of the 1900s

The 20th century began with many firsts for the United States. The 1900's saw the population grow to 75 million, the first Rose Bowl game and the first World Series were played, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was formed, the Model T was introduced, Kellogg's started selling corn flakes, and the Wright brothers made their first flight at Kitty Hawk. The list of most popular baby names also had some firsts on it as old favorites were replaced.

Trendy Names of the 1900s

Boy Names

RankNameIn the 1900sSince 1879
#1Fairbanks<100<100
#2Lanham<100<100
#3Bruster<100<100
#4Dacie<100<100
#5Erna<100<100
#6Every<100<100
#7Killis<100<100
#8Pet<100<100
#9Pioet<100<100
#10Wert<100<100

Girl Names

RankNameIn the 1900sSince 1879
#1Tyyne<100118
#2Syd<100<100
#3Siller<100<100
#4Alfaretta<100<100
#5Ermon<100<100
#6Fanie<100<100
#7Rittie<100<100
#8Renner<100<100
#9Arrena<100<100
#10Leolar<100<100

Most Popular Names Of the Decade

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John85k5,106k
#2-William69k4,088k
#3-James62k5,136k
#4-George44k1,461k
#5-Charles36k2,379k
#6Robert36k4,809k
#7Joseph35k2,593k
#8Frank29k909k
#9-Edward25k1,286k
#10Thomas22k2,298k
#11Henry22k669k
#12Walter20k619k
#13Harry18k421k
#14Willie18k448k
#15Arthur15k526k
#16-Albert15k487k
#17-Clarence14k302k
#18Fred13k343k
#19Harold13k549k
#20Paul13k1,385k
#21Raymond12k771k
#22Richard11k2,561k
#23Roy11k404k
#24Joe10k450k
#25Louis10k394k
#26Carl10k502k
#27Ralph9k412k
#28Earl9k288k
#29Jack9k677k
#30Ernest9k301k
#31David9k3,601k
#32Samuel8k740k
#33Howard8k345k
#34Charlie8k166k
#35Francis7k285k
#36Herbert7k228k
#37Lawrence7k456k
#38Theodore6k231k
#39Alfred6k241k
#40Andrew6k1,276k
#41Elmer6k128k
#42Sam6k123k
#43Eugene6k378k
#44Leo6k192k
#45Michael5k4,338k
#46Lee5k230k
#47Herman5k135k
#48Anthony5k1,424k
#49Daniel5k1,896k
#50Leonard5k291k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary162k4,121k
#2Helen69k1,018k
#3-Margaret58k1,244k
#4Anna55k884k
#5Ruth51k822k
#6Elizabeth42k1,621k
#7Dorothy39k1,107k
#8Marie37k536k
#9Florence36k335k
#10Mildred36k451k
#11Alice35k556k
#12Ethel35k279k
#13Lillian33k433k
#14Gladys30k266k
#15Edna30k294k
#16Frances28k589k
#17Rose28k479k
#18Annie28k348k
#19Grace27k483k
#20Bertha24k208k
#21Emma24k634k
#22Bessie24k170k
#23Clara24k274k
#24Hazel24k250k
#25Irene24k351k
#26Gertrude24k177k
#27Louise23k332k
#28Catherine22k657k
#29Martha22k548k
#30Mabel22k134k
#31Pearl21k156k
#32Edith21k265k
#33Esther20k253k
#34Minnie20k159k
#35Myrtle20k136k
#36Ida19k186k
#37Josephine19k301k
#38Evelyn19k552k
#39Elsie18k176k
#40Eva18k259k
#41Thelma18k225k
#42Ruby18k344k
#43Agnes18k158k
#44Sarah17k1,070k
#45Viola17k131k
#46Nellie16k149k
#47Beatrice16k190k
#48Julia16k453k
#49Laura16k794k
#50Lillie15k155k

Most Popular Names Of 1909

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John10k5,106k
#2-William8k4,088k
#3-James8k5,136k
#4-George5k1,461k
#5-Robert5k4,809k
#6-Joseph4k2,593k
#7-Charles4k2,379k
#8-Frank3k909k
#9-Edward3k1,286k
#10-Thomas2k2,298k
#11-Henry2k669k
#12-Walter2k619k
#13-Willie2k448k
#14-Harry2k421k
#15-Albert2k487k
#16Harold2k549k
#17Paul2k1,385k
#18Arthur2k526k
#19-Clarence2k302k
#20Raymond1k771k
#21Richard1k2,561k
#22Fred1k343k
#23Joe1k450k
#24Louis1k394k
#25Carl1k502k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary19k4,121k
#2-Helen9k1,018k
#3-Margaret7k1,244k
#4-Ruth7k822k
#5Dorothy6k1,107k
#6Anna6k884k
#7-Elizabeth5k1,621k
#8-Mildred5k451k
#9Marie4k536k
#10Alice4k556k
#11-Florence4k335k
#12Frances4k589k
#13Ethel4k279k
#14Lillian4k433k
#15-Gladys4k266k
#16Edna3k294k
#17Rose3k479k
#18Evelyn3k552k
#19Louise3k332k
#20Irene3k351k
#21Grace3k483k
#22Annie3k348k
#23Catherine3k657k
#24-Hazel3k250k
#25-Gertrude3k177k

Most Popular Names Of 1908

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John9k5,106k
#2-William8k4,088k
#3-James7k5,136k
#4-George5k1,461k
#5-Robert4k4,809k
#6Joseph4k2,593k
#7Charles4k2,379k
#8-Frank3k909k
#9-Edward3k1,286k
#10Thomas2k2,298k
#11Henry2k669k
#12-Walter2k619k
#13-Willie2k448k
#14-Harry2k421k
#15-Albert2k487k
#16-Arthur2k526k
#17-Harold2k549k
#18Paul1k1,385k
#19Clarence1k302k
#20Fred1k343k
#21-Raymond1k771k
#22Louis1k394k
#23Richard1k2,561k
#24Joe1k450k
#25Ralph1k412k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary19k4,121k
#2-Helen8k1,018k
#3-Margaret7k1,244k
#4Ruth6k822k
#5Anna6k884k
#6-Dorothy6k1,107k
#7-Elizabeth5k1,621k
#8-Mildred5k451k
#9-Alice4k556k
#10-Marie4k536k
#11-Florence4k335k
#12-Ethel4k279k
#13-Lillian4k433k
#14Frances4k589k
#15Gladys4k266k
#16Rose3k479k
#17Edna3k294k
#18Louise3k332k
#19Grace3k483k
#20Evelyn3k552k
#21Annie3k348k
#22Catherine3k657k
#23Irene3k351k
#24Hazel3k250k
#25Gertrude3k177k

Most Popular Names Of 1907

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John9k5,106k
#2-William7k4,088k
#3-James7k5,136k
#4-George4k1,461k
#5-Robert4k4,809k
#6-Charles4k2,379k
#7-Joseph4k2,593k
#8-Frank3k909k
#9-Edward3k1,286k
#10Henry2k669k
#11Thomas2k2,298k
#12-Walter2k619k
#13-Willie2k448k
#14-Harry2k421k
#15Albert2k487k
#16Arthur2k526k
#17-Harold1k549k
#18-Clarence1k302k
#19Fred1k343k
#20Paul1k1,385k
#21-Raymond1k771k
#22Richard1k2,561k
#23Joe1k450k
#24-Roy1k404k
#25Louis1k394k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary18k4,121k
#2-Helen8k1,018k
#3-Margaret7k1,244k
#4-Anna6k884k
#5-Ruth6k822k
#6-Dorothy5k1,107k
#7-Elizabeth5k1,621k
#8Mildred4k451k
#9Alice4k556k
#10Marie4k536k
#11Florence4k335k
#12-Ethel4k279k
#13-Lillian4k433k
#14Gladys3k266k
#15-Edna3k294k
#16Frances3k589k
#17-Rose3k479k
#18Evelyn3k552k
#19Annie3k348k
#20Grace3k483k
#21Louise3k332k
#22Irene3k351k
#23-Hazel3k250k
#24Gertrude2k177k
#25Catherine2k657k

Most Popular Names Of 1906

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John8k5,106k
#2-William7k4,088k
#3-James6k5,136k
#4-George4k1,461k
#5Robert4k4,809k
#6Charles4k2,379k
#7-Joseph4k2,593k
#8-Frank3k909k
#9-Edward2k1,286k
#10-Thomas2k2,298k
#11-Henry2k669k
#12-Walter2k619k
#13-Willie2k448k
#14-Harry2k421k
#15Arthur1k526k
#16Albert1k487k
#17Harold1k549k
#18Clarence1k302k
#19-Paul1k1,385k
#20Fred1k343k
#21-Raymond1k771k
#22Louis1k394k
#23Richard1k2,561k
#24-Roy1k404k
#25Joe1k450k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary16k4,121k
#2-Helen7k1,018k
#3-Margaret6k1,244k
#4-Anna6k884k
#5-Ruth5k822k
#6Dorothy4k1,107k
#7Elizabeth4k1,621k
#8Alice4k556k
#9Mildred4k451k
#10Florence4k335k
#11Marie4k536k
#12-Ethel4k279k
#13-Lillian3k433k
#14Frances3k589k
#15-Edna3k294k
#16Gladys3k266k
#17Rose3k479k
#18Annie3k348k
#19-Grace3k483k
#20Irene2k351k
#21Bessie2k170k
#22Gertrude2k177k
#23Hazel2k250k
#24Louise2k332k
#25Bertha2k208k

Most Popular Names Of 1905

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John8k5,106k
#2-William6k4,088k
#3-James6k5,136k
#4-George4k1,461k
#5Charles4k2,379k
#6Robert3k4,809k
#7-Joseph3k2,593k
#8-Frank3k909k
#9-Edward2k1,286k
#10Thomas2k2,298k
#11Henry2k669k
#12-Walter2k619k
#13Willie2k448k
#14Harry2k421k
#15Albert2k487k
#16Arthur2k526k
#17-Clarence1k302k
#18-Fred1k343k
#19-Paul1k1,385k
#20-Harold1k549k
#21Raymond1k771k
#22Richard1k2,561k
#23-Joe1k450k
#24Roy1k404k
#25Louis981394k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary16k4,121k
#2-Helen7k1,018k
#3Margaret6k1,244k
#4Anna5k884k
#5-Ruth5k822k
#6-Elizabeth4k1,621k
#7Dorothy4k1,107k
#8Mildred4k451k
#9Marie4k536k
#10Alice4k556k
#11Florence3k335k
#12Ethel3k279k
#13Lillian3k433k
#14-Gladys3k266k
#15-Edna3k294k
#16-Frances3k589k
#17-Annie3k348k
#18-Rose3k479k
#19-Grace3k483k
#20Bessie2k170k
#21Bertha2k208k
#22Clara2k274k
#23Louise2k332k
#24Irene2k351k
#25Hazel2k250k

Most Popular Names Of 1904

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John8k5,106k
#2-William6k4,088k
#3-James6k5,136k
#4-George4k1,461k
#5Robert3k4,809k
#6Charles3k2,379k
#7Joseph3k2,593k
#8-Frank3k909k
#9-Edward2k1,286k
#10Henry2k669k
#11Thomas2k2,298k
#12-Walter2k619k
#13-Harry2k421k
#14-Willie2k448k
#15-Arthur1k526k
#16-Albert1k487k
#17-Clarence1k302k
#18-Fred1k343k
#19-Paul1k1,385k
#20-Harold1k549k
#21Roy1k404k
#22Raymond1k771k
#23Joe959450k
#24Richard9572,561k
#25Carl953502k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary15k4,121k
#2-Helen6k1,018k
#3-Anna5k884k
#4-Margaret5k1,244k
#5-Ruth5k822k
#6-Elizabeth4k1,621k
#7-Marie4k536k
#8-Florence4k335k
#9Mildred4k451k
#10Dorothy3k1,107k
#11Ethel3k279k
#12Lillian3k433k
#13Alice3k556k
#14-Gladys3k266k
#15-Edna3k294k
#16Frances3k589k
#17-Annie3k348k
#18-Rose3k479k
#19Grace3k483k
#20Bertha2k208k
#21-Bessie2k170k
#22Emma2k634k
#23Hazel2k250k
#24Clara2k274k
#25Gertrude2k177k

Most Popular Names Of 1903

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John8k5,106k
#2-William6k4,088k
#3-James5k5,136k
#4-George4k1,461k
#5-Charles3k2,379k
#6Joseph3k2,593k
#7Robert3k4,809k
#8-Frank3k909k
#9-Edward2k1,286k
#10Thomas2k2,298k
#11Henry2k669k
#12-Walter2k619k
#13-Harry2k421k
#14-Willie1k448k
#15-Arthur1k526k
#16-Albert1k487k
#17-Clarence1k302k
#18-Fred1k343k
#19Paul1k1,385k
#20Harold1k549k
#21-Raymond1k771k
#22-Roy975404k
#23Carl910502k
#24Joe895450k
#25-Louis889394k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary14k4,121k
#2-Helen6k1,018k
#3-Anna5k884k
#4-Margaret5k1,244k
#5-Ruth5k822k
#6-Elizabeth4k1,621k
#7Marie3k536k
#8Florence3k335k
#9-Ethel3k279k
#10Mildred3k451k
#11Dorothy3k1,107k
#12Alice3k556k
#13Lillian3k433k
#14Gladys3k266k
#15Edna3k294k
#16Grace3k483k
#17Annie3k348k
#18Rose2k479k
#19Frances2k589k
#20Clara2k274k
#21Bessie2k170k
#22-Bertha2k208k
#23Emma2k634k
#24Gertrude2k177k
#25Mabel2k134k

Most Popular Names Of 1902

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John8k5,106k
#2-William7k4,088k
#3-James6k5,136k
#4-George4k1,461k
#5-Charles3k2,379k
#6Robert3k4,809k
#7Joseph3k2,593k
#8-Frank3k909k
#9-Edward2k1,286k
#10-Henry2k669k
#11-Thomas2k2,298k
#12-Walter2k619k
#13-Harry2k421k
#14Willie2k448k
#15Arthur1k526k
#16Albert1k487k
#17-Clarence1k302k
#18-Fred1k343k
#19Harold1k549k
#20Paul1k1,385k
#21Raymond1k771k
#22Roy1k404k
#23Joe955450k
#24-Carl952502k
#25-Louis912394k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary14k4,121k
#2-Helen6k1,018k
#3-Anna5k884k
#4-Margaret5k1,244k
#5-Ruth4k822k
#6-Elizabeth4k1,621k
#7Florence4k335k
#8Marie3k536k
#9-Ethel3k279k
#10Alice3k556k
#11Lillian3k433k
#12Gladys3k266k
#13-Edna3k294k
#14-Mildred3k451k
#15Dorothy3k1,107k
#16-Annie3k348k
#17Grace3k483k
#18Emma3k634k
#19Bessie2k170k
#20-Rose2k479k
#21Clara2k274k
#22Bertha2k208k
#23Frances2k589k
#24-Mabel2k134k
#25Hazel2k250k

Most Popular Names Of 1901

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John7k5,106k
#2-William6k4,088k
#3-James5k5,136k
#4-George4k1,461k
#5-Charles3k2,379k
#6Joseph3k2,593k
#7Robert3k4,809k
#8-Frank2k909k
#9-Edward2k1,286k
#10-Henry2k669k
#11-Thomas2k2,298k
#12-Walter2k619k
#13-Harry2k421k
#14Arthur1k526k
#15Albert1k487k
#16Willie1k448k
#17Clarence1k302k
#18Fred1k343k
#19-Paul9241,385k
#20Roy917404k
#21Harold915549k
#22Raymond888771k
#23Earl818288k
#24Carl817502k
#25Louis797394k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary13k4,121k
#2-Helen5k1,018k
#3-Anna5k884k
#4-Margaret4k1,244k
#5-Ruth4k822k
#6-Elizabeth3k1,621k
#7Marie3k536k
#8Florence3k335k
#9Ethel3k279k
#10-Lillian3k433k
#11Gladys3k266k
#12Alice3k556k
#13Edna2k294k
#14Mildred2k451k
#15Grace2k483k
#16Annie2k348k
#17Emma2k634k
#18Clara2k274k
#19Bertha2k208k
#20Rose2k479k
#21Bessie2k170k
#22Dorothy2k1,107k
#23Hazel2k250k
#24Mabel2k134k
#25Frances2k589k

Most Popular Names Of 1900

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John10k5,106k
#2-William9k4,088k
#3-James7k5,136k
#4-George5k1,461k
#5-Charles4k2,379k
#6Robert4k4,809k
#7Joseph4k2,593k
#8-Frank3k909k
#9-Edward3k1,286k
#10-Henry3k669k
#11-Thomas3k2,298k
#12-Walter2k619k
#13-Harry2k421k
#14Willie2k448k
#15Arthur2k526k
#16Albert2k487k
#17Fred2k343k
#18Clarence1k302k
#19Paul1k1,385k
#20Harold1k549k
#21Roy1k404k
#22Joe1k450k
#23Raymond1k771k
#24Richard1k2,561k
#25Charlie1k166k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary17k4,121k
#2Helen6k1,018k
#3Anna6k884k
#4-Margaret5k1,244k
#5-Ruth5k822k
#6Elizabeth4k1,621k
#7Florence4k335k
#8Ethel4k279k
#9Marie4k536k
#10-Lillian3k433k
#11Annie3k348k
#12Edna3k294k
#13-Emma3k634k
#14Alice3k556k
#15Bessie3k170k
#16-Bertha3k208k
#17Grace3k483k
#18Rose3k479k
#19Clara3k274k
#20Mildred3k451k
#21Gladys3k266k
#22Minnie3k159k
#23-Gertrude3k177k
#24Pearl3k156k
#25Mabel3k134k
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The data is taken from births that occurred in the United States after 1879. From 1880 to 1936, all births may not be included in the original data set.