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See Baby Name Trends of the 1910's for more info.
 

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   John 1
    Helen 2   William 2
    Dorothy 3   James 3
    Margaret 4   Robert 4
    Ruth 5   Joseph 5
    Mildred 6   Charles 6
    Anna 7   George 7
    Elizabeth 8   Edward 8
    Frances 9   Frank 9
    Virginia 10   Thomas 10
    Evelyn 11   Walter 11
    Marie 12   Paul 12
    Alice 13   Harold 13
    Florence 14   Henry 14
    Rose 15   Richard 15
    Lillian 16   Raymond 16
    Irene 17   Albert 17
    Louise 18   Arthur 18
    Edna 19   Harry 19
    Catherine 20   Donald 20
    Josephine 21   Ralph 21
    Gladys 22   Louis 22
    Ruby 23   Carl 23
    Martha 24   Clarence 24
    Ethel 25   Howard 25
    Grace 26   Jack 26
    Eleanor 27   Kenneth 27
    Edith 28   David 28
    Thelma 29   Fred 29
    Lucille 30   Willie 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1916

Baby Names in 1916

The year 1916 saw the rise of names like Beverly, Gloria, and Theda for girls and names like Woodrow, Junior, and Newton for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 27th year in a row. The most popular boy name was John for the 27th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Theda, Charline, and Josefina for girls and Dorsey, Dorothy, and June for boys. 1916 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Belle, Mavis, and Elsa and the decline of boy names like Kermit, Noel, and Wilber.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Theda +154%   Dorsey +70%
  Charline +88%   Dorothy +64%
  Josefina +78%   June +50%
  Octavia +76%   Damon +49%
  Georgette +71%   Tracy +47%
  Rachael +68%   Verlin +44%
  Myrl +65%   Logan +44%
  Juliana +63%   Jeremiah +43%
  Lyda +63%   Hilbert +43%
  Beverly +59%   Bertrand +42%
  Bette +55%   Frankie +42%
  Jayne +54%   Lemuel +42%
  Deloris +53%   Clarance +42%
  Mazie +53%   Elisha +41%
  Georgianna +52%   Elias +41%
  Lorine +52%   Gayle +40%
  Juliet +50%   Ivory +40%
  Ardith +50%   Dock +40%
  Kathryne +49%   Alfredo +40%
  Darlene +48%   Allison +40%
  Margret +46%   Mason +39%
  Gail +45%   Leopold +39%
  Francisca +45%   Helen +38%
  Emogene +43%   Bobbie +38%
  Audra +42%   Urban +37%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Alba -35%   Thurston -34%
  Versie -32%   Beverly -32%
  Mafalda -29%   Loran -31%
  Donnie -26%   Enrique -31%
  Lavon -25%   Al -30%
  Margaretta -24%   Williard -30%
  Felicia -22%   Chas -29%
  Juana -22%   Abram -29%
  Astrid -22%   Pearl -28%
  Vergie -21%   Elmore -28%
  Annis -21%   Jefferson -27%
  Kathlyn -20%   Joshua -27%
  Melvina -20%   Dee -27%
  Emmie -19%   Oris -26%
  Maureen -18%   Ransom -26%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Geraldine 94   Hugh 97
  Alexander 99
  Maurice 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Theda 350   Elias 439
  Bette 409   Dorsey 441
  Lorine 413   Arlie 461
  Gail 455   Lucius 463
  Aurora 471   Nolan 466
  Katheryn 479   Verne 477
  Alfreda 480   Dewitt 481
  Alva 481   Junius 482
  Maryann 485   Delmer 484
  Enid 487   Mason 486
  Queen 490   Anderson 488
  Belva 494   Lemuel 489
  Hettie 495   Sebastian 492
  Mathilda 496   Salvador 496
  Charlene 498   Lincoln 498
  Joanna 500   Porter 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).