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Baby Names : 1900 - 1909

Here are the most popular names of the decade.

  • SSA is Social Security Administration (alternate spellings are not combined) and
  • SFS is Some Fun Site (alternate spellings are combined).

Male names are first. Or you can start with the female names.

  • Most Popular is the total of the names over the whole decade.
  • Most Change is the difference in count between the first year and last year of the decade. It has the subcategories of Rising and Falling
    • Rising is the highest difference in count (which name has improved the most over the decade).
    • Falling is the lowest difference in count between the first year and last year of the decade (which name has dropped the most over the decade).

Top 25 Names of the Decade - 1900s

Male Names

Most Popular

Original (SSA)

1. John 84598
2. William 69326
3. James 62173
4. George 43590
5. Charles 36188
6. Robert 35863
7. Joseph 35175
8. Frank 29046
9. Edward 24517
10. Thomas 21787
11. Henry 21774
12. Walter 19998
13. Harry 17907
14. Willie 17745
15. Arthur 15408
16. Albert 15318
17. Clarence 13573
18. Fred 13074
19. Harold 12793
20. Paul 12638
21. Raymond 11650
22. Richard 10685
23. Roy 10634
24. Joe 10466
25. Louis 10376

Adjusted (SFS)

1. John 84598
2. William 69326
3. James 62173
4. George 43590
5. Charles 36188
6. Robert 35863
7. Joseph 35193
8. Frank 29046
9. Edward 24517
10. Thomas 21983
11. Henry 21774
12. Walter 19998
13. Harry 17907
14. Willie 17745
15. Arthur 15642
16. Albert 15318
17. Clarence 13769
18. Fred 13074
19. Harold 12793
20. Paul 12638
21. Raymond 11650
22. Richard 10685
23. Carl 10657
24. Roy 10634
25. Louis 10620

Most Change

Rising (SSA)

1. Robert 736
2. Joseph 634
3. Harold 478
4. Kenneth 467
5. Donald 395
6. Paul 387
7. Howard 384
8. Anthony 350
9. James 344
10. Raymond 289
11. Richard 280
12. Stanley 264
13. Francis 234
14. Melvin 218
15. Edward 211
16. David 201
17. Leonard 200
18. Carl 199
19. Lawrence 195
20. Ralph 194
21. Marvin 178
22. Theodore 166
23. Bernard 155
24. Leroy 147
25. Gerald 143

Rising (SFS)

1. Robert 736
2. Joseph 645
3. Harold 478
4. Kenneth 467
5. Donald 395
6. Paul 387
7. Howard 384
8. Anthony 350
9. James 344
10. Raymond 289
11. Richard 280
12. Stanley 264
13. Francis 235
14. Carl 226
15. Melvin 218
16. Lawrence 217
17. Edward 211
18. Leonard 202
19. David 201
20. Ralph 194
21. Marvin 178
22. Theodore 173
23. Bernard 155
24. Philip 154
25. Johnnie 148

Falling (SSA)

1. George -718
2. William -667
3. Harry -347
4. Will -336
5. Charlie -291
6. Fred -291
7. Dewey -254
8. John -244
9. Frank -233
10. Henry -196
11. Arthur -188
12. Jim -140
13. Ed -138
14. Tom -130
15. Ernest -127
16. Sam -121
17. Oscar -104
18. Mckinley -97
19. Mack -96
20. Lee -92
21. Thomas -89
22. Patrick -86
23. Roy -80
24. Charley -77
25. Charles -73

Falling (SFS)

1. George -718
2. William -667
3. Charlie -368
4. Harry -347
5. Will -336
6. Fred -291
7. Dewey -254
8. John -244
9. Frank -233
10. Henry -196
11. Arthur -183
12. Ed -160
13. Jim -140
14. Tom -130
15. Sam -121
16. Oscar -104
17. Mckinley -97
18. Ernest -95
19. Lee -92
20. Mack -92
21. Patrick -86
22. Roy -80
23. Thomas -78
24. Charles -73
25. Dave -64

Female Names

Most Popular

Original (SSA)

1. Mary 161499
2. Helen 69423
3. Margaret 57921
4. Anna 54916
5. Ruth 51007
6. Elizabeth 41707
7. Dorothy 39113
8. Marie 37085
9. Florence 36189
10. Mildred 36171
11. Alice 35232
12. Ethel 34864
13. Lillian 32516
14. Gladys 30283
15. Edna 29833
16. Frances 28495
17. Rose 28105
18. Annie 27748
19. Grace 26926
20. Bertha 24246
21. Emma 24178
22. Bessie 23984
23. Clara 23895
24. Hazel 23798
25. Irene 23658

Adjusted (SFS)

1. Mary 161499
2. Helen 69675
3. Margaret 66625
4. Anna 55030
5. Ruth 51007
6. Catherine 46039
7. Elizabeth 42598
8. Dorothy 41270
9. Marie 37085
10. Florence 36251
11. Mildred 36171
12. Alice 35907
13. Ethel 35183
14. Lillian 32910
15. Gladys 30283
16. Frances 29923
17. Edna 29833
18. Rose 28105
19. Annie 27748
20. Grace 27237
21. Mabel 26771
22. Bertha 24447
23. Emma 24178
24. Bessie 23984
25. Hazel 23964

Most Change

Rising (SSA)

1. Dorothy 3756
2. Helen 2905
3. Mary 2545
4. Mildred 2252
5. Margaret 2053
6. Evelyn 2041
7. Ruth 1743
8. Thelma 1518
9. Virginia 1351
10. Frances 1282
11. Alice 1110
12. Elizabeth 1078
13. Lucille 1009
14. Ruby 980
15. Louise 946
16. Catherine 816
17. Gladys 805
18. Pauline 793
19. Ann 742
20. Doris 740
21. Beatrice 723
22. Eleanor 705
23. Irene 697
24. Josephine 674
25. Bernice 634

Rising (SFS)

1. Dorothy 3918
2. Helen 2916
3. Mary 2545
4. Margaret 2323
5. Mildred 2252
6. Evelyn 2061
7. Ruth 1743
8. Catherine 1629
9. Thelma 1518
10. Virginia 1351
11. Frances 1280
12. Ann 1237
13. Lucille 1183
14. Alice 1172
15. Elizabeth 1128
16. Ruby 1074
17. Louise 946
18. Eleanor 838
19. Gladys 805
20. Pauline 793
21. Doris 765
22. Beatrice 723
23. Irene 697
24. Bernice 677
25. Josephine 654

Falling (SSA)

1. Minnie -896
2. Bessie -768
3. Emma -757
4. Bertha -576
5. Ella -530
6. Mabel -501
7. Maude -493
8. Pearl -464
9. Carrie -435
10. Mattie -427
11. Clara -424
12. Annie -420
13. Cora -420
14. Hattie -418
15. Lillie -371
16. Mamie -363
17. Ida -342
18. Lula -314
19. Anna -312
20. Myrtle -302
21. Laura -301
22. May -261
23. Maggie -252
24. Nora -248
25. Ethel -236

Falling (SFS)

1. Minnie -896
2. Bessie -768
3. Emma -757
4. Maude -657
5. Bertha -583
6. Ella -530
7. Pearl -473
8. Mamie -450
9. Mae -445
10. Carrie -435
11. Mattie -427
12. Clara -424
13. Mabel -421
14. Annie -420
15. Cora -420
16. Hattie -418
17. Lillie -417
18. Birdie -390
19. Ida -342
20. Anna -330
21. Lula -314
22. Laura -303
23. Myrtle -302
24. Nora -266
25. Maggie -252

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