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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   George 6
    Anna 7   Charles 7
    Elizabeth 8   Edward 8
    Frances 9   Frank 9
    Virginia 10   Thomas 10
    Evelyn 11   Walter 11
    Marie 12   Harold 12
    Alice 13   Paul 13
    Florence 14   Richard 14
    Lillian 15   Henry 15
    Rose 16   Raymond 16
    Irene 17   Arthur 17
    Catherine 18   Albert 18
    Louise 19   Harry 19
    Edna 20   Donald 20
    Josephine 21   Ralph 21
    Martha 22   Jack 22
    Gladys 23   Louis 23
    Ethel 24   Carl 24
    Doris 25   Clarence 25
    Eleanor 26   Howard 26
    Ruby 27   Kenneth 27
    Edith 28   David 28
    Lucille 29   Fred 29
    Grace 30   Francis 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1917

Baby Names in 1917

The year 1917 saw the rise of names like Shirley, Patricia, and Joyce for girls and names like Wiley, Jefferson, and Kelly for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 28th year in a row. The most popular boy name was John for the 28th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Sammie, Bette, and Lavonne for girls and Shelton, Murry, and Enrique for boys. 1917 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Oma, Ferne, and Cecil and the decline of boy names like Jess, Booker, and Olen.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Sammie +79%   Shelton +67%
  Bette +68%   Murry +65%
  Lavonne +59%   Enrique +57%
  Rosemarie +55%   Franklyn +56%
  Lavern +55%   Regis +53%
  Patsy +52%   Benito +50%
  Juana +50%   Rogers +50%
  Yvette +48%   Danny +49%
  Rosalee +48%   Garth +47%
  Gene +46%   Glendon +47%
  Doretha +46%   Kelly +47%
  Delores +45%   Maxie +45%
  Adrienne +45%   Wiley +44%
  Shirley +45%   Otha +44%
  Donnie +43%   Arden +43%
  Consuelo +42%   Verner +43%
  Margarett +41%   Eldred +43%
  Mafalda +41%   Tillman +42%
  Fairy +40%   Armond +41%
  Harriette +38%   Verl +41%
  Faith +38%   Sandy +41%
  Robert +38%   Stanford +41%
  Grayce +37%   Marcel +41%
  Madaline +37%   Edison +40%
  Joyce +36%   Lawson +40%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Mozell -32%   Berry -34%
  Myrl -31%   Frances -33%
  Juliana -31%   Dorsey -31%
  Ludie -30%   Benson -31%
  Eldora -30%   Bradley -30%
  Delta -28%   Orland -30%
  Hermina -28%   Arvid -28%
  Magdalen -28%   Raphael -27%
  Eleanora -27%   Jess -27%
  Hildegarde -27%   Helen -27%
  Nedra -25%   Lucius -26%
  Myrna -25%   Elden -26%
  Lyda -25%   Carleton -24%
  Noma -24%   Nels -24%
  Bridget -24%   Marcellus -23%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Nancy 98   Warren 93
  Sophie 100   Allen 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Rowena 429   Orlando 453
  Dortha 450   Jefferson 462
  Deloris 458   Wilber 464
  Suzanne 465   Denver 465
  Guadalupe 466   Elroy 479
  Patsy 472   Israel 480
  Retha 473   Justin 481
  Dorris 476   Hoyt 484
  Freida 477   Lenard 485
  Mazie 479   Rosario 487
  Cassie 482   Albin 490
  Magdalene 485   Cyrus 492
  James 486   Rene 494
  Consuelo 494   Theron 495
  Marianne 496   Nickolas 496
  Nelda 497   Al 497
  Jayne 499   Phil 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).