Most Popular Baby Names in 1880

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1880. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 250 most popular baby names in 1880, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

Top 1000 most popular boy names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Top 1000 most popular girl names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 John 9,655 Mary 7,065
2 William 9,532 Anna 2,604
3 James 5,927 Emma 2,003
4 Charles 5,348 Elizabeth 1,939
5 George 5,126 Minnie 1,746
6 Frank 3,242 Margaret 1,578
7 Joseph 2,632 Ida 1,472
8 Thomas 2,534 Alice 1,414
9 Henry 2,444 Bertha 1,320
10 Robert 2,415 Sarah 1,288
11 Edward 2,364 Annie 1,258
12 Harry 2,152 Clara 1,226
13 Walter 1,755 Ella 1,156
14 Arthur 1,599 Florence 1,063
15 Fred 1,569 Cora 1,045
16 Albert 1,493 Martha 1,040
17 Samuel 1,024 Laura 1,012
18 David 869 Nellie 995
19 Louis 828 Grace 982
20 Joe 731 Carrie 949
21 Charlie 730 Maude 859
22 Clarence 730 Mabel 808
23 Richard 728 Bessie 796
24 Andrew 644 Jennie 793
25 Daniel 643 Gertrude 787
26 Ernest 615 Julia 783
27 Will 588 Hattie 769
28 Jesse 569 Edith 768
29 Oscar 544 Mattie 704
30 Lewis 517 Rose 700
31 Peter 496 Catherine 688
32 Benjamin 490 Lillian 672
33 Frederick 483 Ada 652
34 Willie 476 Lillie 647
35 Alfred 469 Helen 636
36 Sam 457 Jessie 635
37 Roy 440 Louise 635
38 Herbert 424 Ethel 633
39 Jacob 404 Lula 621
40 Tom 399 Myrtle 615
41 Elmer 373 Eva 614
42 Carl 372 Frances 605
43 Lee 361 Lena 603
44 Howard 357 Lucy 590
45 Martin 357 Edna 588
46 Michael 354 Maggie 582
47 Bert 348 Pearl 569
48 Herman 347 Daisy 564
49 Jim 345 Fannie 560
50 Francis 344 Josephine 544
51 Harvey 344 Dora 524
52 Earl 335 Rosa 507
53 Eugene 328 Katherine 502
54 Ralph 317 Agnes 473
55 Ed 310 Marie 471
56 Claude 309 Nora 471
57 Edwin 309 May 462
58 Ben 305 Mamie 436
59 Charley 305 Blanche 427
60 Paul 301 Stella 414
61 Edgar 283 Ellen 411
62 Isaac 274 Nancy 410
63 Otto 271 Effie 406
64 Luther 260 Sallie 404
65 Lawrence 257 Nettie 403
66 Ira 249 Della 391
67 Patrick 248 Lizzie 388
68 Guy 239 Flora 365
69 Oliver 234 Susie 361
70 Theodore 232 Maud 345
71 Hugh 224 Mae 344
72 Clyde 221 Etta 323
73 Alexander 211 Harriet 319
74 August 210 Sadie 317
75 Floyd 206 Caroline 306
76 Homer 205 Katie 303
77 Jack 204 Lydia 302
78 Leonard 200 Elsie 301
79 Horace 199 Kate 299
80 Marion 189 Susan 286
81 Philip 186 Mollie 283
82 Allen 184 Alma 277
83 Archie 183 Addie 274
84 Stephen 176 Georgia 259
85 Chester 168 Eliza 252
86 Willis 166 Lulu 249
87 Raymond 165 Nannie 248
88 Rufus 163 Lottie 245
89 Warren 158 Amanda 241
90 Jessie 154 Belle 238
91 Milton 149 Charlotte 237
92 Alex 147 Rebecca 236
93 Leo 147 Ruth 234
94 Julius 143 Viola 229
95 Ray 142 Olive 224
96 Sidney 142 Amelia 221
97 Bernard 140 Hannah 221
98 Dan 140 Jane 215
99 Jerry 136 Virginia 213
100 Calvin 134 Emily 210
101 Perry 134 Matilda 210
102 Dave 131 Irene 204
103 Anthony 130 Kathryn 204
104 Eddie 129 Esther 198
105 Amos 128 Willie 192
106 Dennis 128 Henrietta 191
107 Clifford 127 Ollie 183
108 Leroy 124 Amy 167
109 Wesley 123 Rachel 166
110 Alonzo 122 Sara 165
111 Garfield 122 Estella 162
112 Franklin 120 Theresa 153
113 Emil 119 Augusta 151
114 Leon 118 Ora 149
115 Nathan 114 Pauline 144
116 Harold 113 Josie 141
117 Matthew 113 Lola 138
118 Levi 112 Sophia 138
119 Moses 111 Leona 137
120 Everett 110 Anne 136
121 Lester 109 Mildred 132
122 Winfield 108 Ann 131
123 Adam 104 Beulah 131
124 Lloyd 104 Callie 131
125 Mack 104 Lou 131
126 Fredrick 103 Delia 129
127 Jay 103 Eleanor 129
128 Jess 103 Barbara 127
129 Melvin 103 Iva 127
130 Noah 103 Louisa 126
131 Aaron 102 Maria 125
132 Alvin 102 Mayme 124
133 Norman 102 Evelyn 122
134 Gilbert 101 Estelle 119
135 Elijah 100 Nina 119
136 Victor 100 Betty 117
137 Nelson 99 Marion 115
138 Gus 99 Bettie 113
139 Jasper 98 Dorothy 112
140 Silas 98 Luella 111
141 Jake 96 Inez 106
142 Christopher 95 Lela 106
143 Mike 95 Rosie 106
144 Percy 94 Allie 105
145 Adolph 93 Millie 105
146 Maurice 93 Janie 96
147 Cornelius 92 Cornelia 94
148 Felix 92 Victoria 93
149 Reuben 92 Ruby 92
150 Wallace 91 Winifred 92
151 Claud 90 Alta 91
152 Roscoe 90 Celia 90
153 Sylvester 89 Christine 89
154 Earnest 88 Beatrice 87
155 Hiram 88 Birdie 85
156 Otis 88 Harriett 83
157 Simon 88 Mable 83
158 Willard 88 Myra 83
159 Irvin 86 Sophie 83
160 Mark 85 Tillie 83
161 Jose 84 Isabel 81
162 Wilbur 82 Sylvia 81
163 Abraham 81 Carolyn 80
164 Virgil 81 Isabelle 80
165 Clinton 79 Leila 80
166 Elbert 79 Sally 80
167 Leslie 79 Ina 79
168 Marshall 78 Essie 78
169 Owen 78 Bertie 77
170 Wiley 78 Nell 77
171 Anton 77 Alberta 76
172 Morris 77 Katharine 76
173 Manuel 75 Lora 74
174 Phillip 75 Rena 74
175 Augustus 74 Mina 73
176 Emmett 74 Rhoda 73
177 Eli 73 Mathilda 72
178 Nicholas 73 Abbie 71
179 Wilson 72 Eula 70
180 Alva 70 Dollie 69
181 Harley 70 Hettie 69
182 Newton 70 Eunice 67
183 Timothy 70 Fanny 67
184 Marvin 69 Ola 67
185 Ross 69 Lenora 66
186 Curtis 68 Adelaide 65
187 Edmund 67 Christina 65
188 Jeff 66 Lelia 65
189 Elias 65 Nelle 65
190 Harrison 65 Sue 65
191 Stanley 65 Johanna 64
192 Columbus 64 Lilly 64
193 Lon 64 Lucinda 63
194 Ora 64 Minerva 63
195 Ollie 63 Lettie 62
196 Pearl 62 Roxie 62
197 Russell 62 Cynthia 61
198 Solomon 62 Helena 60
199 Arch 61 Hilda 60
200 Scott 60 Hulda 60
201 Nathaniel 60 Bernice 59
202 Mathew 60 Genevieve 59
203 Enoch 60 Jean 59
204 Clayton 60 Cordelia 58
205 Asa 60 Marian 56
206 Irving 60 Francis 55
207 Hubert 59 Jeanette 55
208 Lemuel 59 Adeline 54
209 Andy 58 Gussie 54
210 Ellis 58 Leah 54
211 Emanuel 57 Lois 53
212 Joshua 57 Lura 53
213 Millard 56 Mittie 53
214 Vernon 56 Hallie 51
215 Wade 56 Isabella 50
216 Cyrus 54 Olga 50
217 Miles 54 Phoebe 50
218 Rudolph 54 Teresa 50
219 Sherman 54 Hester 49
220 Austin 53 Lida 49
221 Bill 53 Lina 49
222 Chas 53 Winnie 49
223 Lonnie 53 Claudia 48
224 Monroe 53 Marguerite 48
225 Byron 52 Vera 48
226 Edd 52 Cecelia 47
227 Emery 52 Bess 46
228 Grant 52 Emilie 46
229 Jerome 52 John 46
230 Max 52 Rosetta 46
231 Mose 52 Verna 46
232 Steve 52 Myrtie 45
233 Gordon 51 Cecilia 44
234 Abe 50 Elva 44
235 Pete 50 Olivia 44
236 Gustave 49 Ophelia 44
237 Orville 49 Georgie 43
238 Chris 49 Elnora 42
239 Clark 49 Violet 42
240 Lorenzo 48 Adele 41
241 Bruce 47 Virgie 41
242 Marcus 47 Polly 41
243 Preston 47 Madge 41
244 Donald 46 Linnie 41
245 Jackson 46 Loretta 41
246 Dock 46 Lily 41
247 Bob 46 Eugenia 40
248 Cecil 45 Lucille 40
249 Delbert 44 Lucile 40
250 Edmond 44 Mabelle 39

Historical Data for Baby Names

If you're interested to see how the trends and popularity of baby names have changed, you can use the links below to view the historical data by decade.

Most popular first names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular boy names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular girl names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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