Popular Baby Names of the 1880s

    The following table shows the 200 most popular given names for male and female babies born during the 1880s. For each rank and sex, the table shows the name and the number of occurrences of that name. The 200 most popular names were taken from a universe that includes 1,177,209 male births and 1,399,613 female births.

     

    Popular names of the 1880s
      Males Females
    Rank Name Number Name Number
    1 John 89,949 Mary 91,672
    2 William 84,881 Anna 38,159
    3 James 54,058 Emma 25,404
    4 George 47,651 Elizabeth 25,007
    5 Charles 46,658 Margaret 21,800
    6 Frank 30,967 Minnie 21,724
    7 Joseph 26,294 Ida 18,283
    8 Henry 24,139 Bertha 18,263
    9 Robert 24,079 Clara 17,717
    10 Thomas 23,750 Alice 17,141
    11 Edward 23,133 Annie 17,027
    12 Harry 22,649 Florence 16,699
    13 Walter 18,186 Bessie 15,371
    14 Arthur 16,180 Grace 15,227
    15 Fred 15,602 Ethel 14,866
    16 Albert 14,374 Sarah 14,715
    17 Samuel 9,129 Ella 13,936
    18 Clarence 8,761 Martha 13,911
    19 Louis 8,276 Nellie 13,761
    20 David 7,572 Mabel 13,097
    21 Joe 7,098 Laura 12,806
    22 Charlie 7,091 Carrie 12,514
    23 Richard 7,011 Cora 11,954
    24 Ernest 6,700 Helen 11,496
    25 Roy 6,565 Maude 11,453
    26 Will 6,196 Lillian 11,270
    27 Andrew 6,053 Gertrude 11,101
    28 Jesse 6,003 Rose 11,065
    29 Oscar 5,982 Edna 11,020
    30 Willie 5,906 Pearl 10,903
    31 Daniel 5,680 Edith 10,881
    32 Benjamin 5,406 Jennie 10,220
    33 Carl 5,227 Hattie 10,199
    34 Sam 5,069 Mattie 9,844
    35 Alfred 4,837 Eva 9,800
    36 Earl 4,830 Julia 9,800
    37 Peter 4,656 Myrtle 9,769
    38 Elmer 4,627 Louise 9,596
    39 Frederick 4,603 Lillie 9,467
    40 Howard 4,348 Jessie 9,186
    41 Lewis 4,342 Frances 9,183
    42 Ralph 4,269 Catherine 8,915
    43 Herbert 4,257 Lula 8,882
    44 Paul 4,197 Lena 8,691
    45 Lee 3,945 Marie 8,490
    46 Tom 3,786 Ada 8,423
    47 Herman 3,688 Josephine 7,734
    48 Martin 3,595 Fannie 7,527
    49 Jacob 3,566 Lucy 7,520
    50 Michael 3,560 Dora 7,288
    51 Jim 3,520 Agnes 7,237
    52 Claude 3,504 Maggie 7,072
    53 Ben 3,449 Blanche 6,926
    54 Eugene 3,430 Katherine 6,922
    55 Francis 3,245 Elsie 6,647
    56 Grover 3,184 Nora 6,521
    57 Raymond 3,135 Mamie 6,330
    58 Harvey 3,123 Rosa 6,157
    59 Clyde 3,034 Stella 6,130
    60 Edwin 3,011 Daisy 6,054
    61 Edgar 3,006 May 5,882
    62 Ed 2,957 Effie 5,850
    63 Lawrence 2,920 Mae 5,647
    64 Bert 2,808 Ellen 5,402
    65 Chester 2,700 Nettie 5,313
    66 Jack 2,685 Ruth 5,300
    67 Otto 2,679 Alma 5,190
    68 Luther 2,619 Della 5,048
    69 Charley 2,550 Lizzie 5,035
    70 Guy 2,489 Sadie 4,915
    71 Floyd 2,477 Sallie 4,840
    72 Ira 2,379 Nancy 4,793
    73 Ray 2,371 Susie 4,780
    74 Hugh 2,356 Maud 4,201
    75 Isaac 2,311 Flora 4,195
    76 Oliver 2,287 Irene 4,002
    77 Patrick 2,285 Etta 3,973
    78 Homer 2,213 Katie 3,907
    79 Theodore 2,176 Lydia 3,902
    80 Leonard 2,145 Lottie 3,888
    81 Leo 2,098 Viola 3,806
    82 Alexander 2,082 Caroline 3,743
    83 August 2,012 Addie 3,739
    84 Harold 2,001 Hazel 3,644
    85 Allen 1,998 Georgia 3,540
    86 Jessie 1,843 Esther 3,476
    87 Archie 1,816 Mollie 3,470
    88 Philip 1,740 Olive 3,456
    89 Stephen 1,684 Willie 3,397
    90 Horace 1,650 Harriet 3,369
    91 Marion 1,624 Emily 3,368
    92 Bernard 1,616 Charlotte 3,311
    93 Anthony 1,611 Amanda 3,280
    94 Julius 1,605 Kathryn 3,276
    95 Warren 1,580 Lulu 3,253
    96 Leroy 1,574 Susan 3,232
    97 Clifford 1,552 Kate 3,194
    98 Eddie 1,526 Nannie 3,165
    99 Sidney 1,505 Jane 2,971
    100 Milton 1,479 Amelia 2,957
    101 Leon 1,475 Virginia 2,948
    102 Alex 1,451 Mildred 2,919
    103 Lester 1,441 Beulah 2,866
    104 Emil 1,434 Eliza 2,851
    105 Dan 1,402 Rebecca 2,850
    106 Willis 1,388 Ollie 2,833
    107 Everett 1,373 Belle 2,648
    108 Dave 1,339 Ruby 2,604
    109 Leslie 1,292 Pauline 2,593
    110 Rufus 1,283 Matilda 2,533
    111 Alvin 1,256 Theresa 2,505
    112 Perry 1,255 Hannah 2,480
    113 Lloyd 1,254 Henrietta 2,480
    114 Victor 1,242 Ora 2,391
    115 Calvin 1,237 Estella 2,321
    116 Harrison 1,235 Leona 2,151
    117 Norman 1,235 Augusta 2,145
    118 Wesley 1,186 Eleanor 2,136
    119 Jess 1,182 Amy 2,128
    120 Percy 1,166 Rachel 2,128
    121 Amos 1,161 Sara 2,127
    122 Dennis 1,107 Anne 2,126
    123 Jerry 1,106 Marion 2,109
    124 Nathan 1,106 Iva 2,108
    125 Franklin 1,098 Ann 2,104
    126 Alonzo 1,088 Nina 2,093
    127 Matthew 1,069 Dorothy 2,089
    128 Mack 1,062 Lola 2,054
    129 Earnest 1,043 Lela 1,915
    130 Gus 1,029 Beatrice 1,900
    131 Russell 1,023 Josie 1,884
    132 Adam 1,020 Sophia 1,865
    133 Jay 1,016 Estelle 1,841
    134 Wallace 1,009 Mayme 1,841
    135 Otis 1,006 Barbara 1,820
    136 Stanley 997 Evelyn 1,817
    137 Adolph 994 Maria 1,731
    138 Jake 972 Inez 1,633
    139 Roscoe 969 Allie 1,606
    140 Maurice 961 Essie 1,554
    141 Melvin 960 Delia 1,546
    142 Gilbert 957 Mable 1,544
    143 Ross 951 Millie 1,527
    144 Willard 939 Alta 1,523
    145 Mark 928 Betty 1,520
    146 Levi 927 Callie 1,515
    147 Wilbur 914 Janie 1,491
    148 Jose 912 Rosie 1,485
    149 Cornelius 911 Victoria 1,440
    150 Aaron 910 Ola 1,421
    151 Elbert 905 Gladys 1,420
    152 Emmett 901 Louisa 1,420
    153 Phillip 898 Ina 1,406
    154 Morris 895 Eula 1,396
    155 Noah 895 Luella 1,384
    156 Claud 881 Vera 1,365
    157 Clinton 867 Lou 1,364
    158 Felix 863 Celia 1,363
    159 Moses 859 Nell 1,345
    160 Elijah 856 Goldie 1,327
    161 Nelson 849 Winifred 1,309
    162 Simon 841 Bettie 1,298
    163 Lonnie 832 Hilda 1,280
    164 Virgil 827 Sophie 1,267
    165 Hiram 825 Christine 1,266
    166 Jasper 820 Marguerite 1,256
    167 Marshall 804 Tillie 1,254
    168 Manuel 802 Birdie 1,237
    169 Sylvester 796 Rena 1,219
    170 Fredrick 783 Eunice 1,216
    171 Mike 779 Bertie 1,153
    172 Abraham 776 Olga 1,116
    173 Silas 775 Sylvia 1,109
    174 Irvin 770 Lucille 1,108
    175 Max 765 Bess 1,099
    176 Owen 758 Isabelle 1,092
    177 Christopher 752 Genevieve 1,088
    178 Reuben 742 Leila 1,079
    179 Glenn 731 Mathilda 1,065
    180 Nicholas 730 Dollie 1,063
    181 Ellis 728 Isabel 1,053
    182 Marvin 726 Verna 1,052
    183 Wiley 726 Bernice 1,037
    184 Eli 721 Loretta 1,036
    185 Edmund 708 Rhoda 1,024
    186 Ollie 706 Cornelia 1,020
    187 Cecil 705 Sally 1,010
    188 Cleveland 702 Jean 1,000
    189 Curtis 695 Alberta 992
    190 Timothy 693 Winnie 989
    191 Harley 685 Lelia 987
    192 Jeff 685 Lois 954
    193 Anton 674 Myra 953
    194 Alva 663 Harriett 938
    195 Wilson 660 Roxie 933
    196 Irving 654 Adeline 932
    197 Clayton 653 Abbie 929
    198 Rudolph 652 Flossie 924
    199 Vernon 636 Sue 918
    200 Hubert 634 Christina 916
    Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2011
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