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See Baby Name Trends of the 1900's for more info.
 

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    Mary 1   John 1
    Helen 2   William 2
    Anna 3   James 3
    Margaret 4   George 4
    Ruth 5   Charles 5
    Elizabeth 6   Robert 6
    Florence 7   Joseph 7
    Ethel 8   Frank 8
    Marie 9   Edward 9
    Lillian 10   Henry 10
    Annie 11   Thomas 11
    Edna 12   Walter 12
    Emma 13   Harry 13
    Alice 14   Willie 14
    Bessie 15   Arthur 15
    Bertha 16   Albert 16
    Grace 17   Fred 17
    Rose 18   Clarence 18
    Clara 19   Paul 19
    Mildred 20   Harold 20
    Gladys 21   Roy 21
    Minnie 22   Joe 22
    Gertrude 23   Raymond 23
    Pearl 24   Richard 24
    Mabel 25   Charlie 25
    Frances 26   Louis 26
    Dorothy 27   Jack 27
    Martha 28   Earl 28
    Hazel 29   Carl 29
    Ida 30   Ernest 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1900

Baby Names in 1900

The year 1900 saw the rise of names like Rosella, Carmen, and Iona for girls and names like Roosevelt, Troy, and Freddie for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 11th year in a row. The most popular boy name was John for the 11th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Janice, Billie, and Eura for girls and Wilber, Bertha, and Bruno for boys. 1900 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Helena, Phoebe, and Vada and the decline of boy names like Dewey, Ross, and Forrest.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Janice +185%   Wilber New
  Billie +181%   Bertha New
  Eura +175%   Bruno +271%
  Adell +172%   Kelly +267%
  Mammie +171%   Jonas +244%
  Carolina +167%   Clarance +233%
  Delphine +157%   Alphonso +218%
  Beaulah +140%   Alfonso +218%
  Carmen +139%   Ivy +217%
  Leatha +139%   Roosevelt +213%
  Deborah +136%   Hosea +200%
  Patsy +133%   Jimmy +200%
  Elvera +131%   Cleo +191%
  Juana +127%   Coleman +189%
  Osie +121%   Wilmer +187%
  Berdie +118%   Truman +178%
  Idell +117%   Lige +178%
  Pattie +117%   Jewel +175%
  Madaline +115%   Henery +175%
  Sena +115%   Toney +171%
  Iona +113%   Terry +163%
  Ocie +109%   Ennis +157%
  Ara +108%   Bishop +157%
  Selina +108%   Crawford +156%
  Albertine +107%   Rubin +156%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Hedwig -44%   Frederic -55%
  Icy -43%   Wheeler -48%
  Veva -39%   Omar -41%
  Helga -38%   Orrin -38%
  America -38%   Clare -38%
  Martina -34%   Thornton -35%
  Hildred -33%   Essie -33%
  Gay -31%   Dewey -31%
  Magdalen -31%   Elliot -31%
  Retha -30%   Avery -29%
  Juliette -29%   Elvis -27%
  Yetta -29%   Archibald -26%
  Ramona -28%   Alois -25%
  Eulalia -27%   Sydney -24%
  Hanna -27%   Brady -21%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Bernice 96   Johnnie 84
  Nancy 99   Ed 87
  Betty 100   Oliver 95
  Mack 96
  Horace 97
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Billie 381   Wilmer 329
  Maxine 404   Jimmy 332
  Leatha 409   Alfonso 375
  Ocie 413   Alphonso 376
  Florine 434   Hollis 379
  Imogene 435   Lon 383
  Florida 442   Ulysses 384
  Joan 443   Houston 389
  Judith 444   Kelly 390
  Pinkie 448   Lacy 392
  Corrine 450   Cleo 394
  Claudie 457   Shirley 402
  Donnie 459   Benny 403
  Lue 461   Carter 404
  Elinor 470   Elmore 405
  Pattie 473   Jonas 408
  Ferne 475   Raleigh 411
  Tennie 477   Wilber 412
  Celeste 479   Clarance 415
  Elaine 480   Odell 422
  Ira 481   Zack 423
  Adell 482   Odis 427
  Margret 485   Allie 433
  Mercedes 486   Emmet 438
  Patsy 487   Judge 440
  Easter 489   Seth 442
  Wilda 492   Travis 443
  Arlene 494   Bruno 446
  Georgiana 500   Carey 447
  Chas 448
  Coleman 449
  Hardy 450
  Lucious 452
  Smith 454
  Dorsey 458
  Ivory 460
  Lige 463
  Sim 467
  Truman 468
  Billie 469
  Ford 473
  Isadore 474
  Jefferson 475
  Wilford 476
  Benjiman 477
  Crawford 479
  Emmitt 481
  Rubin 486
  Webster 488
  Wilburn 489

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Note: these are estimates based on incomplete data. The numbers are likely to be a bit off, especially for earlier years (i.e. years prior to World War 2).