Most Popular Baby Names in 1891

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1891. 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 1891, 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 7,680 Mary 11,703
2 William 6,763 Anna 5,099
3 James 4,516 Margaret 3,065
4 George 3,931 Elizabeth 3,059
5 Charles 3,640 Emma 2,884
6 Frank 2,652 Florence 2,715
7 Joseph 2,572 Ethel 2,689
8 Robert 2,240 Minnie 2,428
9 Harry 2,132 Helen 2,417
10 Henry 2,049 Bertha 2,372
11 Edward 1,989 Clara 2,360
12 Thomas 1,982 Bessie 2,323
13 Walter 1,668 Annie 2,096
14 Arthur 1,514 Grace 2,088
15 Fred 1,362 Mabel 2,029
16 Albert 1,207 Alice 2,015
17 Clarence 1,007 Ida 2,002
18 Roy 838 Edna 1,963
19 Louis 786 Ruth 1,857
20 Samuel 753 Lillian 1,812
21 Willie 739 Martha 1,744
22 Ernest 715 Rose 1,696
23 Charlie 707 Ella 1,685
24 Carl 675 Sarah 1,669
25 Earl 674 Nellie 1,647
26 David 673 Gertrude 1,645
27 Richard 609 Pearl 1,605
28 Ralph 587 Marie 1,596
29 Joe 584 Edith 1,509
30 Raymond 575 Laura 1,509
31 Paul 564 Myrtle 1,458
32 Oscar 551 Hazel 1,447
33 Andrew 521 Eva 1,412
34 Will 520 Frances 1,397
35 Jesse 519 Cora 1,343
36 Elmer 508 Carrie 1,342
37 Daniel 505 Louise 1,333
38 Herbert 501 Elsie 1,303
39 Alfred 499 Lillie 1,247
40 Howard 485 Jennie 1,238
41 Benjamin 461 Catherine 1,219
42 Harold 419 Hattie 1,219
43 Sam 418 Julia 1,200
44 Frederick 412 Maude 1,188
45 Peter 396 Lena 1,174
46 Lawrence 389 Mattie 1,165
47 Herman 383 Agnes 1,125
48 Eugene 362 Jessie 1,119
49 Ray 360 Josephine 1,031
50 Lewis 357 Lula 1,010
51 Leo 353 Ada 975
52 Lee 342 Irene 950
53 Floyd 336 Lucy 944
54 Francis 333 Mae 933
55 Michael 333 Alma 929
56 Martin 331 Blanche 917
57 Claude 327 Fannie 916
58 Clyde 327 Dora 870
59 Edwin 327 Stella 867
60 Tom 318 Maggie 841
61 Ben 302 Mamie 830
62 Jack 290 Katherine 803
63 Jim 288 Nora 801
64 Edgar 277 Mildred 761
65 Harvey 274 Rosa 729
66 Otto 274 Esther 710
67 Guy 262 Effie 704
68 Chester 252 May 696
69 Jacob 238 Ellen 675
70 Ed 237 Gladys 633
71 Luther 236 Nettie 620
72 Leonard 235 Sadie 617
73 Hugh 233 Viola 609
74 Homer 230 Della 607
75 Jessie 227 Sallie 569
76 Theodore 224 Dorothy 566
77 Oliver 212 Susie 566
78 Patrick 212 Willie 562
79 Archie 201 Daisy 557
80 Philip 198 Ruby 554
81 Clifford 196 Beulah 526
82 Charley 193 Lizzie 525
83 Lester 191 Nancy 523
84 Leroy 190 Marguerite 511
85 Bernard 187 Olive 509
86 August 186 Lydia 507
87 Russell 186 Kathryn 504
88 Lloyd 185 Lottie 501
89 Bert 181 Flora 497
90 Eddie 179 Katie 494
91 Ira 179 Beatrice 485
92 Stanley 178 Addie 467
93 Everett 174 Pauline 455
94 Allen 173 Etta 452
95 Alexander 172 Emily 444
96 Anthony 170 Georgia 444
97 Horace 165 Virginia 439
98 Leslie 164 Vera 426
99 Grover 163 Marion 413
100 Norman 163 Caroline 402
101 Isaac 160 Charlotte 387
102 Julius 155 Jane 379
103 Victor 154 Eleanor 376
104 Leon 150 Ollie 376
105 Milton 141 Amanda 371
106 Stephen 140 Susan 370
107 Warren 139 Theresa 370
108 Glenn 138 Maud 366
109 Alex 133 Evelyn 362
110 Emil 133 Mollie 356
111 Percy 131 Harriet 354
112 Mack 127 Amelia 353
113 Dave 124 Leona 352
114 Virgil 123 Henrietta 348
115 Alvin 121 Anne 342
116 Marion 121 Iva 341
117 Willis 118 Ann 337
118 Lonnie 117 Lela 337
119 Maurice 117 Lola 337
120 Wesley 115 Matilda 336
121 Earnest 114 Ora 327
122 Dan 113 Hilda 324
123 Matthew 113 Rebecca 320
124 Sidney 113 Lulu 315
125 Franklin 109 Nannie 315
126 Cecil 108 Goldie 306
127 Melvin 108 Kate 305
128 Jerry 107 Hannah 293
129 Rufus 107 Flossie 292
130 Harrison 106 Eliza 280
131 Nathan 106 Nina 273
132 Amos 104 Mable 268
133 Calvin 104 Estella 267
134 Perry 104 Rachel 267
135 Willard 101 Amy 266
136 Donald 100 Rosie 264
137 Jay 99 Inez 263
138 Morris 97 Sara 260
139 Otis 97 Augusta 256
140 Wilbur 97 Estelle 254
141 Ollie 96 Lucille 252
142 Vernon 96 Bernice 248
143 Marvin 93 Maria 248
144 Hubert 92 Eula 246
145 Max 91 Belle 240
146 Wallace 90 Alta 239
147 Dennis 89 Betty 239
148 Emmett 89 Eunice 237
149 Adam 87 Olga 237
150 Clinton 87 Winifred 235
151 Jess 87 Mayme 234
152 Felix 86 Barbara 221
153 Gilbert 86 Sophia 220
154 Mark 86 Ola 219
155 Nelson 86 Josie 218
156 Ross 86 Sylvia 218
157 Glen 85 Essie 217
158 Gus 85 Ina 216
159 Manuel 85 Loretta 212
160 Adolph 81 Frieda 207
161 Clifton 80 Tillie 207
162 Marshall 80 Lois 206
163 Johnnie 79 Selma 206
164 Jake 78 Janie 204
165 Nicholas 78 Victoria 204
166 Elbert 77 Sophie 203
167 Jeff 77 Verna 203
168 Jose 77 Winnie 202
169 Sherman 77 Genevieve 201
170 Noah 76 Marjorie 195
171 Bennie 75 Callie 194
172 Cornelius 75 Irma 193
173 Irving 75 Allie 192
174 Reuben 75 Millie 192
175 Alonzo 74 Nell 190
176 Claud 74 Violet 188
177 Phillip 74 Celia 187
178 Vincent 74 Jean 181
179 Irvin 73 Leila 178
180 Owen 73 Delia 177
181 Gordon 71 Lucile 177
182 Roscoe 71 Rena 173
183 Moses 70 Alberta 167
184 Aaron 69 Luella 163
185 Roland 69 Christine 161
186 Levi 68 Freda 161
187 Rudolph 68 Elva 158
188 Alva 66 Bertie 156
189 Ellis 66 Isabel 150
190 Timothy 66 Leah 144
191 Austin 65 Lelia 141
192 Bill 65 Erma 139
193 Kenneth 65 Virgie 139
194 Clayton 64 Birdie 138
195 Harley 64 Rhoda 138
196 Mike 64 Mathilda 138
197 Sylvester 64 Hulda 138
198 Simon 63 Bettie 138
199 Abraham 62 Gussie 137
200 Christopher 62 Bess 137
201 Curtis 62 Lora 135
202 Edmund 61 Adeline 132
203 Karl 61 Naomi 132
204 Andy 59 Teresa 131
205 Forrest 59 Cecelia 130
206 Jasper 58 Isabelle 130
207 Silas 58 Cornelia 129
208 Wilson 58 Lila 128
209 Arnold 57 Norma 127
210 Elijah 57 Sue 127
211 Grant 56 Dollie 125
212 Orville 56 Louisa 125
213 Steve 56 Madeline 125
214 Bob 55 Abbie 124
215 Fredrick 55 Christina 124
216 Mose 55 Fern 124
217 Roger 55 Johanna 122
218 Millard 54 Nelle 122
219 Pete 53 Cecilia 121
220 Tony 53 Roxie 120
221 Byron 53 Adelaide 119
222 Edd 53 Mina 119
223 Anton 51 Elma 118
224 Ora 51 Katharine 117
225 Preston 51 Sally 115
226 Wiley 51 Zella 115
227 Bruce 50 Adele 113
228 Cleveland 50 Kathleen 113
229 Barney 49 Myra 113
230 Dock 49 Carolyn 110
231 Eli 49 Lou 109
232 Hiram 49 Hettie 108
233 Don 48 Marian 108
234 Van 48 Vivian 108
235 Gustave 47 Regina 105
236 Monroe 47 Velma 103
237 Asa 46 Wilhelmina 103
238 Nathaniel 46 Elsa 102
239 Gerald 45 Hester 102
240 Mathew 44 Lura 102
241 Miles 44 Harriett 101
242 Conrad 43 Jeanette 101
243 Enoch 43 Bonnie 100
244 Julian 43 Jeannette 98
245 Ike 42 Lilly 98
246 Ivan 42 Lucinda 98
247 Juan 42 Alvina 96
248 Jerome 41 Geneva 96
249 Earle 41 Dovie 96
250 Forest 41 Lenora 95

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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