Most Popular Baby Names in 1883

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1883. 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 1883, 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 8,894 Mary 8,012
2 William 8,387 Anna 3,306
3 James 5,223 Emma 2,367
4 Charles 4,826 Elizabeth 2,255
5 George 4,736 Minnie 2,035
6 Frank 2,986 Margaret 1,881
7 Joseph 2,515 Bertha 1,681
8 Henry 2,383 Ida 1,634
9 Robert 2,334 Annie 1,589
10 Thomas 2,316 Clara 1,548
11 Edward 2,250 Alice 1,488
12 Harry 2,110 Sarah 1,359
13 Walter 1,705 Grace 1,307
14 Arthur 1,591 Florence 1,298
15 Fred 1,502 Martha 1,255
16 Albert 1,496 Ella 1,251
17 Samuel 937 Nellie 1,246
18 Clarence 837 Bessie 1,241
19 Louis 796 Laura 1,183
20 David 734 Ethel 1,132
21 Richard 649 Carrie 1,108
22 Charlie 643 Maude 1,096
23 Ernest 641 Mabel 1,086
24 Andrew 623 Cora 1,081
25 Daniel 615 Gertrude 923
26 Joe 607 Lillian 907
27 Oscar 607 Jennie 904
28 Jesse 584 Hattie 895
29 Will 576 Pearl 886
30 Roy 556 Mattie 883
31 Benjamin 508 Edith 881
32 Carl 480 Eva 879
33 Sam 476 Rose 877
34 Willie 474 Julia 875
35 Alfred 457 Helen 862
36 Peter 450 Catherine 853
37 Frederick 438 Myrtle 851
38 Lewis 431 Louise 847
39 Howard 429 Lillie 837
40 Elmer 423 Jessie 833
41 Herbert 422 Edna 823
42 Earl 389 Lena 800
43 Lee 388 Lula 790
44 Tom 386 Ada 778
45 Ralph 385 Frances 710
46 Martin 377 Josephine 697
47 Herman 359 Fannie 696
48 Paul 358 Lucy 663
49 Jacob 356 Maggie 663
50 Clyde 336 Daisy 659
51 Eugene 325 Dora 640
52 Jim 322 Agnes 623
53 Harvey 318 Marie 622
54 Claude 315 Blanche 610
55 Michael 307 Nora 589
56 Ben 306 Katherine 583
57 Edwin 299 May 532
58 Edgar 292 Mamie 531
59 Chester 290 Stella 529
60 Francis 285 Effie 507
61 Lawrence 282 Rosa 507
62 Bert 273 Ellen 500
63 Charley 254 Lizzie 496
64 Ed 247 Nettie 494
65 Jack 242 Elsie 479
66 Otto 240 Della 453
67 Ira 239 Susie 436
68 Raymond 233 Maud 425
69 Luther 229 Sadie 425
70 Isaac 227 Mae 423
71 Guy 224 Nancy 412
72 Oliver 219 Sallie 409
73 Floyd 217 Flora 387
74 Hugh 215 Ruth 387
75 Patrick 213 Lydia 378
76 Homer 210 Lottie 372
77 August 209 Addie 362
78 Ray 202 Katie 361
79 Leonard 200 Alma 359
80 Alexander 187 Etta 352
81 Theodore 185 Emily 342
82 Allen 175 Harriet 341
83 Horace 167 Viola 331
84 Archie 166 Georgia 325
85 Philip 166 Susan 322
86 Sidney 165 Caroline 321
87 Marion 163 Nannie 305
88 Julius 160 Lulu 302
89 Jessie 151 Mollie 301
90 Milton 149 Kate 294
91 Warren 146 Olive 294
92 Anthony 143 Charlotte 291
93 Everett 143 Kathryn 290
94 Leroy 143 Amanda 287
95 Leo 142 Eliza 274
96 Bernard 141 Willie 264
97 Leon 140 Amelia 262
98 Stephen 140 Belle 262
99 Emil 139 Esther 260
100 Clifford 138 Irene 260
101 Dave 135 Ollie 249
102 Perry 133 Jane 247
103 Willis 131 Rebecca 244
104 Grover 127 Theresa 241
105 Eddie 125 Virginia 234
106 Rufus 125 Estella 233
107 Calvin 122 Beulah 217
108 Alex 120 Augusta 213
109 Dan 120 Ora 212
110 Leslie 120 Amy 209
111 Lester 116 Hannah 209
112 Adolph 115 Henrietta 203
113 Alvin 113 Pauline 198
114 Amos 113 Eleanor 185
115 Dennis 112 Marion 184
116 Jess 112 Anne 183
117 Harold 108 Mildred 183
118 Adam 107 Sara 183
119 Jerry 107 Leona 178
120 Norman 106 Nina 177
121 Aaron 105 Rachel 174
122 Wesley 104 Lola 172
123 Alonzo 100 Iva 170
124 Wallace 100 Ann 167
125 Victor 99 Matilda 167
126 Lloyd 98 Lela 163
127 Mack 98 Ruby 163
128 Jay 97 Delia 162
129 Melvin 96 Sophia 159
130 Jake 96 Mayme 157
131 Franklin 94 Millie 155
132 Nathan 93 Estelle 151
133 Cornelius 92 Josie 148
134 Elbert 92 Allie 146
135 Elijah 92 Louisa 143
136 Gilbert 92 Lou 142
137 Phillip 92 Dorothy 141
138 Roscoe 92 Inez 141
139 Willard 92 Maria 141
140 Claud 91 Essie 139
141 Lonnie 91 Evelyn 139
142 Mark 91 Barbara 135
143 Simon 90 Callie 135
144 Christopher 89 Janie 135
145 Maurice 89 Bettie 130
146 Otis 89 Beatrice 126
147 Ross 88 Ola 126
148 Clinton 87 Winifred 125
149 Earnest 87 Hazel 123
150 Emmett 87 Betty 120
151 Percy 87 Luella 120
152 Matthew 86 Mable 120
153 Hiram 85 Cornelia 116
154 Levi 85 Nell 116
155 Fredrick 84 Rosie 115
156 Eli 82 Alta 114
157 Moses 82 Tillie 114
158 Gus 81 Ina 113
159 Noah 81 Victoria 110
160 Marshall 79 Bertie 106
161 Nelson 79 Eunice 106
162 Silas 77 Rena 105
163 Max 75 Christine 103
164 Morris 75 Sophie 103
165 Jasper 74 Verna 103
166 Jose 74 Celia 101
167 Manuel 74 Dollie 100
168 Ellis 73 Mathilda 100
169 Irvin 73 Hilda 99
170 Mike 73 Bess 94
171 Wilbur 73 Birdie 93
172 Alva 72 Eula 93
173 Wiley 72 Rhoda 93
174 Marvin 71 Lucinda 92
175 Nicholas 71 Harriett 91
176 Virgil 70 Isabelle 91
177 Sylvester 69 Leila 90
178 Felix 68 Mina 89
179 Stanley 68 Adelaide 85
180 Russell 67 Johanna 85
181 Wilson 67 Lelia 84
182 Glenn 65 Isabel 83
183 Mose 65 Jean 83
184 Ora 65 Adeline 82
185 Anton 63 Lettie 82
186 Dock 63 Genevieve 81
187 Edmund 63 Myra 81
188 Harley 63 Olga 81
189 Owen 63 Selma 80
190 Timothy 62 Abbie 79
191 Bob 62 Katharine 79
192 Steve 62 Sylvia 79
193 Asa 61 Vera 77
194 Harrison 61 Nelle 76
195 Ollie 61 Loretta 76
196 Rudolph 61 Lois 76
197 Newton 59 Linnie 76
198 Orville 59 Lora 76
199 Clayton 58 Hettie 75
200 Pearl 57 Roxie 75
201 Reuben 57 Violet 74
202 Joshua 55 Mittie 73
203 Don 54 Sally 73
204 Wade 54 Alberta 72
205 Augustus 53 Elva 72
206 Curtis 53 Hester 72
207 Hubert 53 Gladys 71
208 Abraham 52 Hulda 71
209 Donald 52 Marguerite 70
210 Edmond 52 Bernice 69
211 Preston 52 Christina 69
212 Cecil 51 Helena 69
213 Joel 51 Lila 69
214 Lon 51 Adele 68
215 Bill 50 Fanny 68
216 Bruce 50 Gussie 68
217 Byron 50 Sue 68
218 Christian 50 Cecelia 67
219 Ike 50 Cynthia 66
220 Juan 50 Lenora 66
221 Gustave 49 Lucille 66
222 Nathaniel 49 Phoebe 66
223 Columbus 49 Leah 65
224 Garfield 49 Lura 65
225 Barney 48 Flossie 64
226 Johnnie 48 Teresa 64
227 Julian 48 Jeanette 63
228 Sherman 48 Lida 62
229 Chris 47 Winnie 62
230 Cyrus 47 Lily 62
231 Scott 47 Hallie 62
232 Ervin 46 Lilly 62
233 Irving 46 Virgie 60
234 Monroe 46 Carolyn 58
235 Vernon 46 Claudia 58
236 Winfield 46 Alvina 57
237 Solomon 45 Frieda 57
238 Clark 45 Emilie 56
239 Riley 45 Mabelle 56
240 Elias 44 Naomi 56
241 Enoch 44 Lee 55
242 Gustav 44 Ophelia 55
243 Jeff 44 Zella 55
244 Millard 44 Francis 54
245 Austin 43 Isabella 54
246 Vincent 43 Wilhelmina 54
247 Pete 43 Irma 53
248 Emery 43 Jeannette 53
249 Delbert 43 Catharine 52
250 Abe 43 Minerva 52

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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