Most Popular Baby Names in 1889

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1889. 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 1889, 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 8,548 Mary 11,648
2 William 7,772 Anna 5,062
3 James 5,020 Elizabeth 3,058
4 George 4,430 Margaret 2,917
5 Charles 4,199 Emma 2,884
6 Frank 2,975 Minnie 2,624
7 Joseph 2,729 Florence 2,465
8 Harry 2,559 Ethel 2,463
9 Robert 2,513 Bessie 2,343
10 Edward 2,299 Clara 2,319
11 Henry 2,286 Bertha 2,293
12 Thomas 2,233 Alice 2,145
13 Walter 1,916 Annie 2,123
14 Arthur 1,668 Ida 2,122
15 Fred 1,554 Grace 2,049
16 Albert 1,353 Mabel 1,947
17 Clarence 984 Helen 1,909
18 Roy 888 Edna 1,815
19 Louis 837 Nellie 1,752
20 Samuel 810 Sarah 1,730
21 Benjamin 760 Martha 1,711
22 David 757 Ella 1,647
23 Ernest 736 Lillian 1,640
24 Richard 711 Pearl 1,588
25 Joe 708 Laura 1,567
26 Willie 708 Rose 1,550
27 Carl 704 Carrie 1,547
28 Earl 688 Gertrude 1,543
29 Charlie 685 Edith 1,523
30 Will 631 Marie 1,436
31 Jesse 576 Eva 1,372
32 Oscar 572 Cora 1,365
33 Andrew 561 Myrtle 1,361
34 Elmer 557 Frances 1,351
35 Paul 556 Hattie 1,328
36 Daniel 515 Maude 1,293
37 Raymond 511 Lillie 1,289
38 Howard 503 Louise 1,283
39 Ralph 495 Jennie 1,252
40 Sam 486 Julia 1,201
41 Alfred 472 Elsie 1,199
42 Herbert 472 Catherine 1,198
43 Ben 453 Jessie 1,196
44 Frederick 451 Mattie 1,173
45 Peter 425 Lena 1,096
46 Lee 415 Ruth 1,073
47 Lewis 414 Lula 1,067
48 Herman 405 Hazel 1,056
49 Claude 386 Josephine 1,047
50 Tom 379 Agnes 1,033
51 Michael 377 Ada 1,005
52 Eugene 369 Blanche 972
53 Martin 367 Fannie 909
54 Ray 355 Lucy 893
55 Francis 346 Stella 891
56 Lawrence 342 Katherine 889
57 Harold 340 Mae 883
58 Jim 328 Mamie 883
59 Leo 325 Dora 882
60 Edgar 322 Nora 831
61 Jack 322 Maggie 825
62 Clyde 318 Alma 819
63 Floyd 313 Irene 737
64 Harvey 311 May 723
65 Otto 309 Effie 711
66 Edwin 306 Rosa 707
67 Jacob 295 Sadie 664
68 Harrison 288 Ellen 653
69 Chester 274 Mildred 625
70 Guy 271 Nettie 622
71 Ed 270 Susie 607
72 Luther 270 Della 606
73 Homer 255 Daisy 583
74 Patrick 236 Lizzie 570
75 Bert 231 Esther 553
76 Theodore 231 Viola 536
77 Leonard 229 Sallie 525
78 Hugh 225 Ruby 522
79 Allen 222 Flora 516
80 Anthony 219 Katie 502
81 Bernard 215 Beulah 498
82 Lester 213 Lottie 498
83 Grover 210 Lydia 496
84 Oliver 210 Caroline 491
85 Ira 207 Willie 488
86 Jessie 207 Nancy 470
87 Clifford 202 Etta 465
88 Charley 199 Olive 464
89 Russell 198 Charlotte 455
90 Archie 195 Addie 448
91 Isaac 188 Georgia 445
92 Leroy 186 Maud 432
93 Alexander 185 Emily 429
94 Leon 184 Kathryn 415
95 Philip 183 Pauline 415
96 August 171 Gladys 414
97 Milton 171 Amanda 413
98 Lloyd 167 Mollie 402
99 Warren 167 Harriet 397
100 Horace 166 Nannie 396
101 Stephen 164 Virginia 395
102 Everett 163 Dorothy 377
103 Julius 159 Jane 374
104 Victor 158 Ollie 366
105 Eddie 155 Kate 362
106 Leslie 155 Theresa 359
107 Marion 153 Susan 356
108 Stanley 151 Beatrice 352
109 Emil 146 Leona 348
110 Percy 144 Amelia 346
111 Sidney 144 Ora 346
112 Norman 141 Ann 341
113 Alvin 137 Lulu 341
114 Alex 127 Rebecca 337
115 Willis 124 Marion 331
116 Jess 121 Henrietta 323
117 Nathan 121 Iva 321
118 Matthew 118 Evelyn 320
119 Dan 116 Matilda 320
120 Dave 116 Marguerite 315
121 Otis 116 Nina 315
122 Ross 115 Vera 313
123 Wallace 115 Eleanor 312
124 Amos 114 Lola 312
125 Gus 114 Anne 311
126 Morris 112 Eliza 307
127 Sylvester 112 Hannah 301
128 Dennis 111 Estella 288
129 Jerry 110 Estelle 286
130 Mack 110 Sara 286
131 Maurice 109 Inez 277
132 Emmett 108 Augusta 273
133 Rufus 108 Lela 268
134 Calvin 107 Rachel 266
135 Jake 107 Belle 265
136 Lonnie 106 Essie 265
137 Gilbert 105 Amy 252
138 Perry 105 Hilda 251
139 Jay 104 Sophia 251
140 Glenn 103 Barbara 246
141 Cecil 102 Goldie 246
142 Wilbur 102 Rosie 239
143 Alonzo 102 Maria 238
144 Adolph 101 Mayme 237
145 Earnest 101 Allie 236
146 Mark 101 Mable 231
147 Wesley 101 Alta 226
148 Franklin 100 Janie 226
149 Willard 100 Flossie 221
150 Melvin 97 Ina 209
151 Clinton 95 Ola 209
152 Elbert 95 Lucille 208
153 Adam 93 Josie 207
154 Virgil 93 Bernice 206
155 Edmund 89 Genevieve 201
156 Claud 88 Nell 194
157 Levi 88 Olga 194
158 Aaron 85 Eula 193
159 Noah 85 Betty 189
160 Abraham 83 Christine 189
161 Felix 83 Tillie 188
162 Hubert 83 Winifred 186
163 Max 83 Eunice 185
164 Roscoe 83 Bess 182
165 Rudolph 83 Delia 182
166 Timothy 82 Callie 181
167 Manuel 81 Victoria 175
168 Ellis 80 Millie 174
169 Jose 80 Verna 174
170 Nelson 80 Loretta 172
171 Moses 78 Luella 172
172 Phillip 78 Sophie 172
173 Cornelius 77 Jean 171
174 Marshall 77 Louisa 170
175 Marvin 77 Mathilda 168
176 Clayton 76 Celia 167
177 Irvin 76 Birdie 166
178 Jasper 76 Sylvia 166
179 Ollie 76 Frieda 162
180 Donald 75 Winnie 162
181 Owen 75 Rena 161
182 Anton 74 Marjorie 157
183 Reuben 73 Violet 155
184 Vernon 73 Adeline 154
185 Wiley 73 Lois 154
186 Mike 72 Isabel 153
187 Christopher 71 Rhoda 148
188 Johnnie 71 Bettie 144
189 Jeff 70 Bertie 143
190 Simon 69 Christina 142
191 Austin 68 Isabelle 141
192 Fredrick 68 Hulda 139
193 Monroe 68 Cecelia 138
194 Nicholas 68 Lora 138
195 Curtis 67 Elva 135
196 Silas 67 Lucile 135
197 Bennie 66 Irma 134
198 Hiram 66 Leah 134
199 Kenneth 66 Carolyn 133
200 Forrest 65 Gussie 133
201 Irving 65 Selma 133
202 Vincent 65 Lelia 131
203 Orville 64 Alberta 130
204 Steve 64 Dollie 130
205 Alva 62 Leila 126
206 Bruce 62 Roxie 125
207 Don 62 Sally 123
208 Bill 61 Myra 121
209 Elijah 61 Virgie 121
210 Juan 61 Lou 120
211 Eli 60 Katharine 119
212 Roland 60 Nelle 119
213 Pete 60 Geneva 117
214 Gordon 60 Cornelia 116
215 Cleveland 60 Adele 115
216 Harley 60 Johanna 114
217 Clifton 59 Lila 113
218 Sherman 59 Teresa 113
219 Glen 58 Freda 112
220 Dock 57 Sue 112
221 Mose 57 Hester 109
222 Barney 54 Hettie 109
223 Edd 52 Norma 108
224 Ervin 52 Abbie 107
225 Ike 52 Gertie 106
226 Bob 51 Jeanette 106
227 Christian 51 Adelaide 105
228 Clark 51 Harriett 105
229 Karl 50 Elsa 104
230 Pearl 50 Fern 103
231 Julian 49 Helena 103
232 Roger 49 Leola 102
233 Bud 48 Lura 100
234 Gerald 48 Olivia 100
235 Jerome 48 Elma 98
236 Nathaniel 48 Regina 98
237 Boyd 47 Erma 96
238 Earle 47 Zella 96
239 Ivan 47 Hallie 96
240 Ora 47 Lilly 95
241 Scott 46 Wilhelmina 95
242 Andy 45 Linnie 93
243 Tony 45 Jeannette 92
244 Riley 44 Lenora 91
245 Wilson 44 Marian 90
246 Major 44 Mina 90
247 Luke 44 Cecilia 89
248 Lynn 44 Francis 88
249 Edmond 44 Madeline 88
250 Lon 43 Claudia 88

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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