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    Mary 1   John 1
    Helen 2   William 2
    Dorothy 3   James 3
    Margaret 4   Robert 4
    Ruth 5   Joseph 5
    Mildred 6   George 6
    Anna 7   Charles 7
    Elizabeth 8   Edward 8
    Frances 9   Frank 9
    Marie 10   Thomas 10
    Alice 11   Walter 11
    Florence 12   Henry 12
    Evelyn 13   Harold 13
    Lillian 14   Paul 14
    Rose 15   Arthur 15
    Edna 16   Harry 16
    Louise 17   Albert 17
    Ethel 18   Raymond 18
    Gladys 19   Richard 19
    Virginia 20   Louis 20
    Catherine 21   Clarence 21
    Irene 22   Willie 22
    Ruby 23   Ralph 23
    Grace 24   Carl 24
    Hazel 25   Howard 25
    Thelma 26   Fred 26
    Annie 27   Donald 27
    Josephine 28   Jack 28
    Martha 29   David 29
    Gertrude 30   Samuel 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1912

Baby Names in 1912

The year 1912 saw the rise of names like Muriel, Avis, and Rosemary for girls and names like Woodrow, Glenn, and Wilson for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 23rd year in a row. The most popular boy name was John for the 23rd year in a row. The fastest rising names were Norine, Avis, and Freeda for girls and Woodrow, Wilson, and Guido for boys. 1912 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Hallie, Dessie, and Minerva and the decline of boy names like Will, Mary, and Mose.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Norine +205%   Woodrow +1423%
  Avis +136%   Wilson +284%
  Freeda +125%   Guido +262%
  Marianne +120%   Darrel +250%
  Florene +117%   Archibald +247%
  Beth +116%   Beryl +243%
  Adelina +115%   Loyal +238%
  Elmira +115%   Orrin +231%
  Berneice +111%   Verne +223%
  Annis +108%   Ford +217%
  Hildegard +105%   Finis +208%
  Ludie +103%   Olaf +208%
  Bethel +100%   Mortimer +206%
  Dortha +98%   Abner +200%
  Muriel +97%   Urban +200%
  Tomasa +96%   Omer +197%
  Palma +95%   Frederic +195%
  Elvera +94%   Judge +193%
  Violette +94%   Sheldon +192%
  Dorthy +93%   Clem +187%
  Annabell +93%   Evert +187%
  Euna +92%   Elvis +187%
  Versie +91%   Herschel +183%
  Lily +88%   Winfred +183%
  Mozell +88%   Keith +182%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Myrna -31%   Mildred -19%
  Jettie -29%   Helen -17%
  Exie -29%   Allie -9%
  Vivienne -23%   Hobart -7%
  Luisa -21%   Taft -4%
  Beaulah -16%   Ivory -3%
  Imelda -16%   Emmet -3%
  Clyde -13%   Julio 0%
  Odie -13%   Sammie 3%
  Lea -12%   Pablo 3%
  Deborah -11%   Hermon 6%
  Dessie -11%   Vernie 7%
  Betsy -10%   Rudy 8%
  Hedwig -9%   Henery 9%
  Blanch -9%   Fulton 10%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Marian 93   Woodrow 46
  Wilma 99   Glenn 84
  Wilbur 92
  Everett 96
  Arnold 99
  Julius 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Beth 420   Winston 396
  John 445   Omer 414
  Dorthy 450   Rolland 430
  Winona 455   Sigmund 431
  Yetta 456   Cyrus 440
  Belva 460   Evan 448
  Melva 462   Merlin 454
  Estell 463   Duane 461
  Myrtis 465   Marlin 462
  Aurora 474   Sheldon 464
  Dorotha 475   King 465
  Elvera 476   Alphonso 470
  Patsy 481   Rupert 473
  Ferne 484   Gustav 474
  Alene 485   Orlando 478
  Dortha 486   Raleigh 480
  Adell 489   Casimir 481
  Rowena 490   Harmon 482
  Hope 493   Justin 483
  Juliette 494   Burl 484
  Lovie 495   Clem 485
  Guadalupe 498   Cletus 486
  Otho 489
  Shirley 490
  Walker 491
  Lacy 493
  Winfred 496
  Wilber 499

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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).