Most Popular Baby Names in 1884

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1884. 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 1884, 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 9,388 Mary 9,217
2 William 8,897 Anna 3,860
3 James 5,693 Emma 2,587
4 George 4,961 Elizabeth 2,549
5 Charles 4,802 Minnie 2,243
6 Frank 3,218 Margaret 2,142
7 Joseph 2,707 Ida 1,882
8 Thomas 2,572 Clara 1,852
9 Henry 2,474 Bertha 1,789
10 Robert 2,468 Annie 1,739
11 Edward 2,439 Alice 1,732
12 Harry 2,323 Florence 1,570
13 Walter 1,902 Grace 1,525
14 Arthur 1,690 Sarah 1,518
15 Fred 1,638 Bessie 1,451
16 Albert 1,435 Martha 1,443
17 Samuel 945 Nellie 1,417
18 Clarence 889 Ethel 1,386
19 Louis 886 Ella 1,374
20 Grover 802 Mabel 1,270
21 David 761 Laura 1,246
22 Joe 759 Carrie 1,245
23 Richard 749 Cora 1,244
24 Charlie 746 Maude 1,225
25 Ernest 690 Pearl 1,138
26 Roy 680 Lillian 1,109
27 Jesse 670 Edith 1,104
28 Will 650 Gertrude 1,063
29 Andrew 616 Jennie 1,063
30 Oscar 615 Rose 1,060
31 Willie 578 Mattie 1,007
32 Daniel 573 Hattie 993
33 Sam 533 Helen 986
34 Peter 524 Myrtle 979
35 Elmer 523 Louise 962
36 Carl 521 Edna 957
37 Alfred 520 Julia 935
38 Benjamin 509 Eva 929
39 Lewis 476 Lula 916
40 Earl 464 Lillie 911
41 Ralph 464 Lena 906
42 Frederick 454 Jessie 888
43 Lee 435 Catherine 874
44 Howard 432 Ada 854
45 Paul 422 Josephine 800
46 Herbert 421 Frances 789
47 Tom 394 Lucy 787
48 Herman 385 Maggie 749
49 Martin 385 Marie 746
50 Jacob 381 Fannie 738
51 Michael 373 Dora 720
52 Ben 367 Blanche 711
53 Harvey 358 Agnes 703
54 Claude 353 Daisy 685
55 Jim 346 Katherine 671
56 Clyde 345 Nora 648
57 Francis 340 Mamie 609
58 Chester 338 Rosa 607
59 Eugene 321 Ellen 597
60 Ed 314 Stella 584
61 Edwin 308 May 564
62 Raymond 299 Effie 558
63 Charley 290 Elsie 549
64 Edgar 290 Mae 542
65 Otto 288 Della 541
66 Ira 284 Lizzie 523
67 Bert 280 Nettie 522
68 Jack 274 Nancy 520
69 Luther 273 Sallie 494
70 Floyd 263 Alma 480
71 Lawrence 262 Sadie 466
72 Guy 260 Maud 461
73 Hugh 246 Susie 455
74 Oliver 245 Ruth 442
75 Isaac 243 Etta 423
76 Alexander 236 Lottie 397
77 Ray 232 Flora 393
78 Patrick 222 Caroline 380
79 Homer 216 Mollie 374
80 August 213 Lydia 369
81 Theodore 211 Emily 364
82 Archie 206 Viola 362
83 Leonard 206 Katie 360
84 Leo 192 Olive 360
85 Harold 191 Addie 356
86 Marion 184 Charlotte 344
87 Allen 182 Kate 344
88 Anthony 179 Kathryn 344
89 Eddie 179 Lulu 344
90 Jessie 177 Georgia 341
91 Emil 175 Harriet 339
92 Cleveland 174 Amanda 337
93 Stephen 165 Willie 332
94 Warren 164 Susan 326
95 Julius 162 Irene 324
96 Philip 161 Amelia 315
97 Dave 159 Nannie 314
98 Horace 154 Jane 295
99 Leroy 154 Esther 291
100 Dan 151 Belle 286
101 Willis 151 Eliza 280
102 Clifford 150 Rebecca 278
103 Leon 150 Hannah 275
104 Milton 150 Ollie 275
105 Alex 148 Virginia 263
106 Alvin 145 Ora 251
107 Sidney 142 Mildred 247
108 Bernard 140 Matilda 244
109 Calvin 139 Ruby 244
110 Amos 137 Anne 242
111 Perry 135 Henrietta 240
112 Everett 134 Theresa 240
113 Norman 130 Beulah 233
114 Percy 126 Pauline 230
115 Leslie 125 Rachel 230
116 Jess 124 Estella 222
117 Victor 124 Augusta 217
118 Lester 123 Ann 214
119 Lloyd 122 Iva 213
120 Jerry 121 Lela 213
121 Wesley 120 Leona 210
122 Mack 119 Hazel 209
123 Gus 117 Amy 205
124 Matthew 117 Eleanor 198
125 Rufus 117 Josie 198
126 Maurice 115 Lola 197
127 Dennis 113 Sara 197
128 Alonzo 112 Barbara 193
129 Jose 112 Maria 190
130 Jay 110 Mayme 190
131 Ross 110 Nina 187
132 Earnest 109 Estelle 182
133 Adolph 107 Marion 181
134 Otis 107 Evelyn 170
135 Russell 107 Sophia 170
136 Stanley 105 Beatrice 167
137 Felix 102 Dorothy 163
138 Wallace 102 Callie 161
139 Clinton 101 Luella 158
140 Nathan 100 Rosie 152
141 Gilbert 100 Allie 148
142 Aaron 97 Essie 148
143 Hiram 97 Inez 148
144 Mark 96 Louisa 147
145 Melvin 95 Lou 146
146 Noah 94 Winifred 146
147 Franklin 93 Delia 145
148 Jake 92 Tillie 145
149 Roscoe 92 Betty 144
150 Levi 91 Millie 144
151 Owen 91 Alta 140
152 Elbert 90 Mable 139
153 Manuel 90 Goldie 135
154 Nelson 89 Ina 134
155 Phillip 89 Christine 129
156 Willard 89 Birdie 128
157 Cornelius 88 Hilda 125
158 Lonnie 88 Victoria 124
159 Marshall 88 Celia 122
160 Virgil 88 Janie 122
161 Fredrick 86 Ola 121
162 Irvin 86 Nell 120
163 Claud 85 Sophie 120
164 Elijah 85 Bettie 118
165 Simon 85 Isabelle 115
166 Mike 84 Adeline 112
167 Adam 83 Eunice 112
168 Emmett 83 Eula 111
169 Jasper 83 Cecelia 109
170 Silas 83 Bess 105
171 Bill 82 Harriett 105
172 Reuben 82 Hettie 105
173 Wilbur 82 Jean 103
174 Ollie 81 Leila 103
175 Pete 81 Alberta 102
176 Irving 80 Isabel 102
177 Max 80 Lelia 102
178 Wiley 80 Roxie 100
179 Morris 78 Bertie 99
180 Wilson 78 Olga 99
181 Moses 77 Abbie 98
182 Rudolph 77 Adelaide 98
183 Timothy 77 Myra 98
184 Ike 76 Marguerite 95
185 Jeff 74 Mathilda 95
186 Cecil 73 Sally 95
187 Curtis 73 Cornelia 94
188 Ellis 73 Loretta 94
189 Harley 73 Lucille 94
190 Marvin 73 Rena 94
191 Edmund 72 Dollie 93
192 Austin 70 Rhoda 93
193 Clayton 69 Gladys 92
194 Nicholas 69 Nelle 92
195 Sherman 69 Sue 92
196 Christopher 68 Winnie 92
197 Mose 68 Vera 91
198 Ora 68 Genevieve 89
199 Abraham 67 Sylvia 87
200 Eli 67 Verna 87
201 Sylvester 67 Helena 86
202 Dock 66 Hulda 86
203 Steve 66 Katharine 86
204 Augustus 65 Lucinda 86
205 Cleve 65 Frieda 85
206 Anton 64 Hester 85
207 Harrison 63 Lois 84
208 Logan 63 Bernice 83
209 Blaine 62 Christina 83
210 Pearl 62 Elva 81
211 Barney 62 Violet 81
212 Alva 62 Leah 79
213 Glenn 61 Teresa 78
214 Hubert 61 Virgie 78
215 Solomon 60 Wilhelmina 77
216 Donald 59 Isabella 76
217 Gustave 58 Meta 76
218 Byron 57 Carolyn 75
219 Chris 57 Phoebe 75
220 Marcus 57 Linnie 74
221 Joel 56 Lila 73
222 Juan 56 Minerva 73
223 Millard 56 Lura 73
224 Monroe 56 Johanna 73
225 Nathaniel 56 Lenora 73
226 Scott 56 Jeanette 73
227 Andy 55 Lettie 72
228 Clark 55 Lora 72
229 Ferdinand 55 Adele 71
230 Matt 55 Flossie 70
231 Christian 54 Myrtie 70
232 Lon 54 Hallie 69
233 Mathew 53 Regina 67
234 Orville 53 Belva 66
235 Bennie 51 Fanny 66
236 Emery 51 Mittie 66
237 Ervin 51 Gertie 65
238 Vincent 51 Elnora 64
239 Wade 51 Zella 63
240 Bob 50 Selma 63
241 Columbus 50 Lilly 63
242 Edd 50 Geneva 63
243 Vernon 50 Jeannette 63
244 Preston 49 Cecilia 63
245 Conrad 49 Gussie 62
246 Arnold 49 Irma 62
247 Elias 48 Freda 61
248 Anderson 48 Ophelia 61
249 Nick 48 Naomi 61
250 Julian 48 Marian 61

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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