Most Popular Baby Names in 1890

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1890. 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 1890, 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 8,502 Mary 12,078
2 William 7,494 Anna 5,233
3 James 5,097 Elizabeth 3,112
4 George 4,458 Margaret 3,100
5 Charles 4,061 Emma 2,980
6 Frank 3,078 Florence 2,744
7 Joseph 2,670 Ethel 2,718
8 Robert 2,541 Minnie 2,650
9 Henry 2,349 Clara 2,496
10 Harry 2,345 Bertha 2,388
11 Edward 2,282 Bessie 2,370
12 Thomas 2,200 Helen 2,312
13 Walter 1,905 Grace 2,278
14 Arthur 1,610 Alice 2,271
15 Fred 1,506 Annie 2,220
16 Albert 1,417 Ida 2,178
17 Clarence 1,018 Mabel 2,058
18 Roy 941 Edna 1,973
19 Louis 860 Lillian 1,862
20 Samuel 815 Nellie 1,821
21 Charlie 797 Sarah 1,786
22 Ernest 774 Martha 1,784
23 Willie 758 Ella 1,758
24 Earl 744 Pearl 1,741
25 Richard 743 Rose 1,725
26 David 731 Gertrude 1,713
27 Carl 693 Laura 1,634
28 Joe 682 Marie 1,563
29 Oscar 628 Carrie 1,510
30 Will 613 Edith 1,493
31 Paul 607 Louise 1,472
32 Ralph 587 Eva 1,436
33 Jesse 576 Frances 1,416
34 Andrew 575 Myrtle 1,406
35 Alfred 549 Lillie 1,390
36 Raymond 546 Cora 1,386
37 Benjamin 537 Hazel 1,366
38 Elmer 528 Hattie 1,363
39 Daniel 505 Maude 1,359
40 Howard 501 Julia 1,275
41 Sam 489 Jennie 1,259
42 Herbert 467 Mattie 1,256
43 Frederick 410 Jessie 1,250
44 Lee 410 Catherine 1,232
45 Peter 410 Elsie 1,220
46 Eugene 408 Ruth 1,195
47 Harold 408 Lena 1,137
48 Michael 394 Lula 1,121
49 Leo 393 Josephine 1,118
50 Herman 382 Agnes 1,095
51 Lewis 375 Ada 1,074
52 Lawrence 372 Fannie 1,005
53 Jack 368 Lucy 973
54 Ben 363 Mamie 967
55 Francis 363 Blanche 953
56 Ray 349 Stella 924
57 Claude 347 Alma 922
58 Martin 347 Mae 920
59 Tom 347 Katherine 900
60 Floyd 341 Irene 893
61 Edgar 338 Maggie 891
62 Jim 336 Dora 883
63 Edwin 323 Nora 835
64 Clyde 317 Rosa 770
65 Harvey 296 May 751
66 Jacob 290 Effie 717
67 Leonard 275 Nettie 707
68 Otto 267 Viola 697
69 Chester 263 Sadie 680
70 Ed 262 Ellen 659
71 Luther 253 Mildred 635
72 Guy 249 Della 631
73 Jessie 241 Susie 630
74 Leroy 236 Lizzie 620
75 Patrick 227 Esther 619
76 Lester 226 Daisy 588
77 Homer 223 Willie 578
78 Stanley 223 Lydia 576
79 Archie 221 Beulah 573
80 Hugh 219 Sallie 571
81 Oliver 218 Ruby 540
82 Ira 209 Gladys 525
83 Clifford 207 Georgia 513
84 August 206 Nancy 512
85 Alexander 202 Flora 510
86 Eddie 197 Emily 509
87 Leon 197 Katie 509
88 Philip 192 Lottie 502
89 Theodore 190 Olive 491
90 Allen 189 Pauline 475
91 Anthony 189 Kathryn 474
92 Isaac 187 Addie 468
93 Charley 183 Dorothy 458
94 Lloyd 182 Caroline 455
95 Russell 182 Etta 452
96 Leslie 181 Marguerite 442
97 Bert 180 Maud 439
98 Bernard 178 Beatrice 417
99 Grover 177 Charlotte 417
100 Sidney 176 Virginia 405
101 Emil 165 Theresa 401
102 Everett 163 Harriet 399
103 Horace 162 Vera 393
104 Dan 160 Amanda 392
105 Julius 159 Ollie 392
106 Warren 157 Marion 386
107 Harrison 156 Rebecca 374
108 Norman 156 Jane 372
109 Stephen 156 Amelia 368
110 Dave 152 Henrietta 366
111 Alex 147 Lulu 364
112 Alvin 147 Nannie 355
113 Percy 140 Iva 354
114 Victor 138 Ora 354
115 Wallace 138 Susan 354
116 Marion 137 Kate 352
117 Wesley 131 Eleanor 351
118 Willis 129 Mollie 349
119 Milton 126 Lola 346
120 Earnest 122 Leona 332
121 Cecil 120 Ann 328
122 Otis 119 Estella 320
123 Glenn 117 Anne 319
124 Calvin 116 Rachel 318
125 Gilbert 116 Evelyn 316
126 Rufus 115 Nina 314
127 Amos 114 Belle 304
128 Jess 114 Hilda 304
129 Mack 114 Lela 304
130 Nathan 110 Augusta 299
131 Donald 109 Inez 299
132 Gus 109 Eliza 297
133 Jay 108 Matilda 293
134 Perry 108 Estelle 277
135 Lonnie 107 Amy 275
136 Emmett 104 Hannah 267
137 Jerry 103 Sara 262
138 Adolph 102 Essie 256
139 Dennis 102 Goldie 254
140 Maurice 102 Eula 248
141 Ross 101 Mable 247
142 Virgil 100 Maria 247
143 Marvin 99 Mayme 246
144 Max 99 Sophia 245
145 Roscoe 99 Verna 244
146 Melvin 98 Josie 242
147 Manuel 96 Barbara 241
148 Aaron 96 Lucille 241
149 Jasper 95 Ola 239
150 Wilbur 94 Rosie 238
151 Jose 93 Alta 234
152 Morris 93 Flossie 231
153 Sylvester 93 Callie 230
154 Rudolph 92 Allie 229
155 Claud 91 Bernice 229
156 Clinton 90 Loretta 228
157 Franklin 90 Olga 225
158 Johnnie 90 Sylvia 223
159 Elbert 89 Victoria 223
160 Willard 89 Nell 221
161 Alonzo 88 Christine 220
162 Orville 88 Janie 220
163 Ollie 87 Genevieve 217
164 Curtis 86 Betty 216
165 Matthew 86 Ina 215
166 Hubert 85 Eunice 214
167 Cornelius 84 Tillie 207
168 Silas 84 Sophie 206
169 Mark 83 Celia 204
170 Mike 83 Millie 204
171 Vernon 83 Winifred 204
172 Irvin 82 Delia 197
173 Fredrick 80 Frieda 195
174 Phillip 80 Rena 192
175 Nicholas 78 Luella 184
176 Clayton 77 Violet 183
177 Jeff 77 Marjorie 181
178 Nathaniel 75 Lois 175
179 Reuben 75 Birdie 168
180 Adam 74 Louisa 168
181 Levi 74 Winnie 166
182 Noah 74 Alberta 165
183 Anton 73 Selma 165
184 Marshall 73 Leah 162
185 Simon 73 Elva 160
186 Bill 72 Isabel 160
187 Felix 72 Jean 160
188 Jake 72 Bertie 158
189 Kenneth 72 Isabelle 156
190 Ellis 71 Bess 154
191 Nelson 71 Irma 154
192 Abraham 70 Leila 154
193 Irving 69 Sally 154
194 Alva 68 Virgie 154
195 Glen 68 Adeline 150
196 Hiram 68 Lucile 149
197 Owen 68 Hulda 147
198 Roland 68 Nelle 143
199 Sherman 67 Abbie 140
200 Wilson 67 Christina 139
201 Christopher 66 Mathilda 138
202 Steve 66 Rhoda 138
203 Grant 65 Lelia 137
204 Elijah 64 Bettie 136
205 Jerome 64 Erma 135
206 Moses 64 Roxie 135
207 Austin 63 Norma 134
208 Gordon 63 Adele 133
209 Julian 63 Myra 133
210 Edd 62 Lou 132
211 Millard 62 Cecelia 130
212 Don 61 Dollie 130
213 Vincent 61 Lora 130
214 Pete 60 Jeanette 129
215 Wiley 60 Freda 127
216 Anderson 59 Gussie 125
217 Bruce 59 Carolyn 124
218 Dock 58 Cornelia 123
219 Clifton 57 Naomi 122
220 Mose 57 Gertie 121
221 Cleveland 56 Hallie 121
222 Forrest 56 Lila 120
223 Timothy 56 Sue 120
224 Bennie 54 Fern 119
225 Edmund 54 Hester 119
226 Andy 53 Katharine 119
227 Bob 53 Meta 115
228 Monroe 53 Harriett 114
229 Arnold 52 Regina 114
230 Byron 52 Geneva 112
231 Harley 52 Marian 112
232 Roger 52 Lura 110
233 Clark 51 Teresa 110
234 Edmond 51 Elma 108
235 Wade 51 Johanna 108
236 Juan 50 Zella 108
237 Eli 49 Maudie 107
238 Preston 49 Elsa 106
239 Ora 49 Kathleen 105
240 Ned 49 Lilly 104
241 Abe 49 Vivian 103
242 Christian 49 Adelaide 102
243 Asa 48 Corinne 102
244 Ike 48 Dessie 102
245 Pearl 48 Lenora 102
246 Miles 47 Lucinda 101
247 Karl 47 Francis 101
248 Bud 47 Helena 100
249 Enoch 47 Madge 100
250 Newton 46 Fay 99

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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