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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   Charles 5
    Mildred 6   George 6
    Virginia 7   Joseph 7
    Frances 8   Edward 8
    Elizabeth 9   Frank 9
    Anna 10   Thomas 10
    Evelyn 11   Walter 11
    Marie 12   Richard 12
    Alice 13   Harold 13
    Florence 14   Paul 14
    Lillian 15   Raymond 15
    Irene 16   Henry 16
    Rose 17   Arthur 17
    Louise 18   Donald 18
    Doris 19   Albert 19
    Catherine 20   Harry 20
    Betty 21   Jack 21
    Gladys 22   Ralph 22
    Edna 23   Clarence 23
    Josephine 24   Louis 24
    Martha 25   Carl 25
    Eleanor 26   Howard 26
    Ruby 27   Kenneth 27
    Ethel 28   David 28
    Lucille 29   Willie 29
    Edith 30   Francis 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1918

Baby Names in 1918

The year 1918 saw the rise of names like Lorraine, Shirley, and Jeanne for girls and names like Woodrow, Victor, and Douglas for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 29th year in a row. The most popular boy name was John for the 29th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Sibyl, Syble, and Lorraine for girls and Quinton, Quentin, and Pershing for boys. 1918 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Tillie, Johanna, and Mona and the decline of boy names like Meyer, Lyman, and Denver.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Sibyl +153%   Quinton New
  Syble +152%   Quentin +567%
  Lorraine +98%   Pershing +457%
  Bernita +82%   Bradley +65%
  Marcelle +60%   Gaston +63%
  Sybil +60%   Bernice +59%
  Betsy +59%   Armando +56%
  Vernell +58%   Kermit +55%
  Rozella +53%   Sammie +54%
  Jeanne +52%   Connie +51%
  Bette +50%   Craig +51%
  Jonnie +50%   Rodger +50%
  Joanne +50%   Ruby +50%
  Marilyn +48%   Wilson +50%
  Jackie +48%   Bryan +48%
  Waneta +48%   Lauren +47%
  Shirley +48%   Bryant +46%
  Nita +47%   Johnson +46%
  Camilla +47%   Douglas +46%
  Ellie +46%   Winford +46%
  Manuela +45%   Junior +46%
  Norene +44%   Lawerence +45%
  Magnolia +43%   Elza +44%
  Lea +43%   Nels +44%
  Hellen +42%   Victor +44%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Gretchen -28%   Regis -37%
  Frank -28%   Obie -33%
  Adrienne -27%   Glendon -29%
  Gwen -26%   Lyman -29%
  Myrtie -26%   Carey -28%
  Treva -26%   Oral -27%
  Elenora -25%   Murry -26%
  Delphia -23%   Leopold -25%
  Altha -23%   Allison -25%
  Elvie -23%   Hayward -25%
  Rowena -22%   Ford -25%
  Mona -22%   Archibald -25%
  Vina -21%   Garth -24%
  Renee -21%   Arne -24%
  Pattie -21%   Lindsey -23%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Lorraine 69   Virgil 99
  Norma 97
  Shirley 98
  Kathleen 99
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Sibyl 380   Quentin 243
  Marilyn 422   Pershing 334
  Lupe 457   Armando 427
  Diana 462   Hal 453
  Una 468   Gale 475
  Jo 479   Harland 477
  Margret 480   Hobert 481
  Lona 482   Mose 484
  Alva 484   Granville 492
  Camille 485   Quinton 494
  Johnie 486   Clay 495
  Jaunita 489   Jules 496
  Alda 491   Luis 499
  Claudine 492
  Lucia 493
  Aurelia 494
  Elena 495
  Ilene 497
  Edwina 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).