Popular Names in the United States

Information from the Social Security Administration. Different spellings of similar names are not combined.
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Boys
Rank Name Times +/-
1.
  
John
376,337 0
2.
  
William
303,068 0
3.
  
James
275,104 0
4.
  
Robert
239,214 +2
5.
  
Joseph
179,312 +2
6.
  
George
176,625 -2
7.
  
Charles
173,556 -2
8.
  
Edward
125,731 +1
9.
  
Frank
116,029 -1
10.
  
Thomas
91,632 0
11.
  
Walter
89,157 +1
12.
  
Harold
79,717 +7
13.
  
Henry
79,671 -2
14.
  
Paul
78,222 +6
15.
  
Richard
74,618 +7
16.
  
Raymond
71,817 +5
17.
  
Albert
68,216 -1
18.
  
Arthur
67,472 -3
19.
  
Harry
65,871 -6
20.
  
Donald
57,012 +32
21.
  
Ralph
52,530 +6
22.
  
Louis
50,600 +3
23.
  
Jack
49,541 +6
24.
  
Clarence
49,203 -7
25.
  
Carl
48,453 +1
26.
  
Willie
47,688 -12
27.
  
Howard
46,605 +6
28.
  
Fred
44,343 -10
29.
  
David
43,866 +2
30.
  
Kenneth
43,255 +23
31.
  
Francis
41,043 +4
32.
  
Roy
40,343 -9
33.
  
Earl
40,273 -5
34.
  
Joe
38,259 -10
35.
  
Ernest
37,137 -5
36.
  
Lawrence
36,357 +1
37.
  
Stanley
35,913 +25
38.
  
Anthony
35,636 +10
39.
  
Eugene
35,160 +4
40.
  
Samuel
34,171 -8
41.
  
Herbert
33,861 -5
42.
  
Alfred
32,641 -3
43.
  
Leonard
31,883 +7
44.
  
Michael
30,885 +1
45.
  
Elmer
28,601 -3
46.
  
Andrew
28,153 -6
47.
  
Leo
26,652 -3
48.
  
Bernard
25,629 +27
49.
  
Norman
25,034 +29
50.
  
Peter
24,936 +8
51.
  
Russell
24,841 +4
52.
  
Daniel
23,978 -3
53.
  
Edwin
23,701 +13
54.
  
Frederick
23,547 +13
55.
  
Chester
23,499 +13
56.
  
Herman
22,596 -9
57.
  
Melvin
21,741 +28
58.
  
Lloyd
21,739 +14
59.
  
Lester
21,512 0
60.
  
Floyd
21,473 -9
61.
  
Leroy
21,275 -1
62.
  
Theodore
21,107 -24
63.
  
Clifford
20,892 0
64.
  
Clyde
19,859 -8
65.
  
Charlie
19,833 -31
66.
  
Sam
18,549 -25
67.
  
Woodrow
18,356 +860
68.
  
Vincent
18,281 +46
69.
  
Philip
18,166 +17
70.
  
Marvin
17,825 +25
71.
  
Ray
17,795 -10
72.
  
Lewis
17,787 -8
73.
  
Milton
17,525 +16
74.
  
Benjamin
17,307 -9
75.
  
Victor
17,155 +19
76.
  
Vernon
16,963 +30
77.
  
Gerald
16,523 +32
78.
  
Jesse
16,291 -24
79.
  
Martin
16,096 -5
80.
  
Cecil
15,985 -9
81.
  
Alvin
15,501 +12
82.
  
Lee
15,378 -36
83.
  
Willard
15,371 +36
84.
  
Leon
15,278 0
85.
  
Oscar
14,870 -28
86.
  
Glenn
14,303 +17
87.
  
Edgar
14,081 -8
88.
  
Gordon
13,644 +44
89.
  
Stephen
13,506 +7
90.
  
Harvey
13,303 -10
91.
  
Claude
12,797 -22
92.
  
Sidney
12,795 +18
93.
  
Everett
12,747 -3
94.
  
Arnold
12,586 +47
95.
  
Morris
12,488 +10
96.
  
Wilbur
12,409 +21
97.
  
Warren
12,027 +27
98.
  
Wayne
11,572 +69
99.
  
Allen
11,498 -8
100.
  
Homer
11,467 -18
Girls
Rank Name Times +/-
1.
  
Mary
478,519 0
2.
  
Helen
248,086 0
3.
  
Dorothy
207,436 +4
4.
  
Margaret
189,194 -1
5.
  
Ruth
173,627 0
6.
  
Mildred
123,951 +4
7.
  
Anna
118,978 -3
8.
  
Elizabeth
116,776 -2
9.
  
Frances
105,554 +7
10.
  
Virginia
94,301 +43
11.
  
Marie
92,046 -3
12.
  
Evelyn
91,465 +26
13.
  
Alice
85,840 -2
14.
  
Florence
81,445 -5
15.
  
Lillian
75,885 -2
16.
  
Rose
74,661 +1
17.
  
Irene
68,943 +8
18.
  
Louise
67,945 +9
19.
  
Edna
66,871 -4
20.
  
Catherine
65,814 +8
21.
  
Gladys
65,797 -7
22.
  
Ethel
63,648 -10
23.
  
Josephine
61,333 +14
24.
  
Ruby
60,281 +18
25.
  
Martha
59,495 +4
26.
  
Grace
57,951 -7
27.
  
Hazel
57,050 -3
28.
  
Thelma
56,995 +13
29.
  
Lucille
56,136 +22
30.
  
Edith
56,050 +2
31.
  
Eleanor
54,145 +41
32.
  
Doris
53,236 +52
33.
  
Annie
52,274 -15
34.
  
Pauline
50,058 +21
35.
  
Gertrude
49,549 -9
36.
  
Esther
49,202 -3
37.
  
Betty
44,888 +49
38.
  
Beatrice
44,497 +9
39.
  
Marjorie
44,440 +58
40.
  
Clara
44,327 -17
41.
  
Emma
41,802 -20
42.
  
Bernice
40,340 +31
43.
  
Bertha
40,104 -23
44.
  
Ann
39,494 +31
45.
  
Jean
39,278 +64
46.
  
Elsie
39,260 -7
47.
  
Julia
39,242 +1
48.
  
Agnes
39,238 -5
49.
  
Lois
38,173 +40
50.
  
Sarah
38,107 -6
51.
  
Marion
37,962 +14
52.
  
Katherine
36,877 +10
53.
  
Eva
34,895 -13
54.
  
Ida
34,782 -18
55.
  
Bessie
33,845 -33
56.
  
Pearl
33,828 -25
57.
  
Anne
33,474 +34
58.
  
Viola
33,065 -13
59.
  
Myrtle
32,427 -24
60.
  
Nellie
30,875 -14
61.
  
Mabel
30,771 -31
62.
  
Laura
30,545 -13
63.
  
Kathryn
29,233 +19
64.
  
Stella
28,524 +3
65.
  
Vera
28,278 +4
66.
  
Willie
28,167 -5
67.
  
Jessie
27,823 -9
68.
  
Jane
27,739 +69
69.
  
Alma
27,505 -12
70.
  
Minnie
27,471 -36
71.
  
Sylvia
25,645 +42
72.
  
Ella
24,902 -20
73.
  
Lillie
24,638 -23
74.
  
Rita
23,851 +150
75.
  
Leona
23,819 +1
76.
  
Barbara
23,709 +72
77.
  
Vivian
23,629 +52
78.
  
Lena
23,619 -18
79.
  
Violet
23,152 +9
80.
  
Lucy
23,103 -14
81.
  
Jennie
23,064 -7
82.
  
Genevieve
22,822 +38
83.
  
Marguerite
22,664 +4
84.
  
Charlotte
22,547 +19
85.
  
Mattie
22,231 -31
86.
  
Marian
22,154 +49
87.
  
Blanche
21,975 -24
88.
  
Mae
21,528 -29
89.
  
Ellen
21,496 -8
90.
  
Wilma
21,379 +57
91.
  
Juanita
20,868 +64
92.
  
Opal
20,376 +6
93.
  
June
19,244 +171
94.
  
Geraldine
18,986 +95
95.
  
Beulah
18,867 -18
96.
  
Velma
18,614 +4
97.
  
Theresa
18,339 +5
98.
  
Carrie
18,058 -42
99.
  
Phyllis
17,883 +122
100.
  
Maxine
17,796 +179
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