The Top 5 Most Popular Baby Names in 1900 (US)

  Rank Male Name Number of Babies Female Name Number of Babies
1 Name John 9,849 Mary 16,717
2 Name: William 8,596 Helen 6,345
3 Name: James 7,262 Anna 6,118
4 Name: George 5,413 Margaret 5,308
5 Name: Charles 4,108 Ruth 4,765
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  1. John and Mary were the most popular names for the 1910s.
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Sources:  Social Security Online

List Notes: All names are from the top 1000 Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States (Please see limitations of such data at:
Most Popular Baby Names in 1900 (US)

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