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

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   John 1
    Helen 2   William 2
    Margaret 3   James 3
    Ruth 4   George 4
    Anna 5   Robert 5
    Dorothy 6   Joseph 6
    Elizabeth 7   Charles 7
    Mildred 8   Frank 8
    Alice 9   Edward 9
    Marie 10   Thomas 10
    Florence 11   Henry 11
    Ethel 12   Walter 12
    Lillian 13   Willie 13
    Frances 14   Harry 14
    Gladys 15   Albert 15
    Rose 16   Arthur 16
    Edna 17   Harold 17
    Louise 18   Paul 18
    Grace 19   Clarence 19
    Evelyn 20   Raymond 20
    Annie 21   Fred 21
    Catherine 22   Louis 22
    Irene 23   Richard 23
    Hazel 24   Joe 24
    Gertrude 25   Ralph 25
    Thelma 26   Roy 26
    Edith 27   Jack 27
    Josephine 28   Howard 28
    Bertha 29   Carl 29
    Emma 30   David 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1908

Baby Names in 1908

The year 1908 saw the rise of names like Frankie, Bernadette, and Laverne for girls and names like Taft, Kermit, and Buford for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 19th year in a row. The most popular boy name was John for the 19th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Edrie, Sammie, and Germaine for girls and Taft, Hamilton, and Ford for boys. 1908 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Blanch, Avis, and Queen and the decline of boy names like Wade, Alva, and Mathew.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Edrie +180%   Taft +288%
  Sammie +138%   Hamilton +164%
  Germaine +118%   Ford +156%
  Dottie +107%   Shelby +121%
  Exie +105%   Elwin +120%
  Mallie +95%   Marlin +111%
  Myrna +95%   Elliott +109%
  Emmie +85%   Frederic +107%
  Idell +83%   Casimir +100%
  Myrle +79%   Weldon +100%
  Magnolia +78%   Isidore +100%
  Oleta +78%   Milburn +100%
  Alfreda +77%   Oran +91%
  Faith +75%   Stacy +90%
  Emelia +75%   Buford +88%
  Jaunita +72%   Ethel +83%
  Alicia +71%   Noble +82%
  Pearle +71%   Alford +81%
  Joanna +69%   Evert +78%
  Frankie +66%   Watson +78%
  Tena +65%   Harmon +78%
  Eleanora +62%   Otho +76%
  Marjory +60%   Theron +73%
  Carmella +60%   Brady +73%
  Yetta +59%   Wylie +73%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Neoma -48%   Hampton -52%
  Ena -48%   Anna -50%
  Johnie -45%   Levy -50%
  Sudie -45%   Carmen -48%
  Cathrine -41%   Elisha -48%
  Lina -40%   Mortimer -47%
  Ottie -39%   Wade -46%
  Lilyan -39%   Felton -44%
  Camilla -39%   Hezekiah -44%
  Ocie -38%   Hilton -44%
  Octavia -37%   Eino -44%
  Myrtie -37%   Dexter -44%
  Hellen -36%   Mac -43%
  Clemmie -36%   Verne -43%
  Zora -36%   Hermon -43%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Charlotte 98   Vernon 93
  Inez 100   Gerald 97
  Julius 99
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Carmella 417   Taft 273
  Magnolia 424   Noble 362
  Yetta 434   Weldon 364
  Nadine 438   Palmer 386
  Stephanie 439   Walker 397
  Althea 444   Winston 398
  Allene 448   Gabriel 409
  Marcia 463   Morgan 420
  Corrine 465   Harmon 423
  Gretchen 466   Isidore 425
  Janice 471   Randall 428
  Elena 476   Frederic 430
  Jacqueline 478   Shelby 437
  Guadalupe 483   Helen 442
  Margret 485   Merlin 446
  Marietta 486   Otho 447
  Diana 489   Vance 450
  Ethelyn 491   Alford 452
  Elmira 494   Hamilton 457
  Ferne 495   Hazel 458
  Joanna 496   Alfredo 463
  Melva 497   Arther 464
  Rowena 499   Billie 466
  Hilma 500   Hardy 468
  Mario 470
  Sydney 474
  Bruno 476
  Elzie 478
  Garrett 479
  Gary 480
  Junior 482
  Mason 484
  Maxwell 485
  Olen 486
  Patsy 487
  Rodney 488
  Clint 491
  Granville 492
  Gregory 493
  Josh 495
  Merton 496
  Theron 498
  Carter 500

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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).