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Baby Names from 1902 (The Girls Top 1000)

Here are some selected names from the top 1000 in 1902. This is not the complete list (you'll have to see the Social Security Administration for that). These are just names which are very interesting. There is one big difference between today's SSA extended list and that of 1902 - the pool of names in much larger today. #1000 on the charts in 1902 was given in 13 girls, while today, Damaris at #1000 was given to 250 girls.

Are you shocked to see any of these names in the top 1000 of 1902?


Betty,F,580
Lola,F,565
May,F,560
Lottie,F,537
Charlotte,F,524
Opal,F,498
Mable,F,478
Goldie,F,473
Estelle,F,472
Eula,F,466
Caroline,F,452
Iva,F,438
Henrietta,F,437
Vivian,F,425
Sylvia,F,411
Genevieve,F,410
Etta,F,400
Amelia,F,355
Madeline,F,355
Marian,F,338
Naomi,F,327
Olga,F,321
Geneva,F,308
Barbara,F,306
Amanda,F,301
Matilda,F,290
Estella,F,283
Frieda,F,282

Sophie,F,279
Hannah,F,271
Sally,F,266
Luella,F,262
Isabel,F,256
Sophia,F,256
Elva,F,253
Cecelia,F,243
Lila,F,239
Fern,F,238
Winifred,F,226
Veronica,F,217
Belle,F,212
Isabelle,F,204
Regina,F,198
Augusta,F,195
Cecilia,F,195
Bonnie,F,183
Faye,F,183
Fay,F,181
Birdie,F,173
Adele,F,172
Roxie,F,170
Anita,F,163
Lulu,F,161
Jewel,F,153
Rhoda,F,152
Adelaide,F,151
Marcella,F,145
Elvira,F,137
Nola,F,131
Olivia,F,130
Dorothea,F,124
Eloise,F,124
Neva,F,124
Corinne,F,119
Annette,F,115
Wilhelmina,F,112
Dolores,F,108
Lura,F,107
Wanda,F,106
Bess,F,104
Mathilda,F,104
Shirley,F,104
Lily,F,99
Rosetta,F,99
Claudia,F,97
Ophelia,F,95
Elsa,F,91
Lucinda,F,91
Odessa,F,90
Eugenia,F,89
Minerva,F,88
Nona,F,88
Phoebe,F,87
Dolly,F,85
Isabella,F,84
Yvonne,F,84
Peggy,F,82
Orpha,F,80
Pansy,F,80
Priscilla,F,79
Ivy,F,76
Maybelle,F,75
Ione,F,74
Evie,F,73
Mina,F,73
Rosella,F,72
Billie,F,70
Fanny,F,68
Annabelle,F,65
Willa,F,64
Iona,F,62
Maxine,F,62
Polly,F,62
Avis,F,61
Beryl,F,59
Evangeline,F,58
Gwendolyn,F,57
Molly,F,54
Bella,F,53
Bernadette,F,53
Savannah,F,53
Iris,F,52
Melvina,F,52
Veda,F,52
Agatha,F,51
Mandy,F,51
Aurelia,F,50
Clementine,F,49
Cordelia,F,49
Hortense,F,49
Magnolia,F,48
Marietta,F,47
Madeleine,F,44
Mercedes,F,44
Ramona,F,44
Antonia,F,43
Chloe,F,42
Lucia,F,41
Ava,F,40
Delphia,F,40
Melissa,F,40

Octavia,F,40
Kitty,F,39
Lina,F,39
Natalie,F,39
Camille,F,38
Eleanora,F,38
Zelda,F,38
Elena,F,37
Garnet,F,37
Rowena,F,37
Mozelle,F,36
Ursula,F,35
Lavinia,F,34
Marvel,F,34
Zoe,F,34
Eve,F,33
Rilla,F,32
Bridget,F,31
Gretchen,F,30
Icie,F,30
Berenice,F,29
Winona,F,29
Crystal,F,28
Edwina,F,28
Emilia,F,28
Letitia,F,28
Lucretia,F,28
Valeria,F,28
Easter,F,26
Gail,F,26
Kay,F,26
Lolita,F,26
Greta,F,25
Minna,F,25
Anastasia,F,24
Eulalia,F,24
Rosamond,F,24
Theodora,F,24
Tilda,F,24
Camilla,F,23
Icy,F,23
Mavis,F,23
Millicent,F,23
Amalia,F,22
Cordia,F,22
Delilah,F,22
Delores,F,22
Martina,F,22
Andrea,F,21
Betsy,F,21
Tressa,F,21
Violette,F,21
Vashti,F,20
Aurora,F,19
Malvina,F,19
Valerie,F,19
Abigail,F,18
Nova,F,18
Rosalind,F,18
Thora,F,18
Ottilie,F,17
Ozella,F,17
Zenobia,F,17
Coral,F,16
Daphne,F,16
India,F,16
Salome,F,16
Izora,F,15
Samantha,F,15
Claribel,F,14
Drusilla,F,14
Eudora,F,14
Maple,F,14
Margarette,F,14
Sophronia,F,14
Twila,F,14
Lilia,F,13

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