Most Popular Baby Names in 1893

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1893. 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 1893, 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 8,049 Mary 12,784
2 William 7,223 Anna 5,695
3 James 5,030 Ruth 3,658
4 George 4,320 Margaret 3,565
5 Charles 3,723 Elizabeth 3,360
6 Joseph 2,997 Helen 3,249
7 Frank 2,917 Florence 3,231
8 Robert 2,563 Ethel 3,119
9 Edward 2,309 Emma 2,968
10 Harry 2,245 Bertha 2,623
11 Henry 2,162 Clara 2,532
12 Thomas 2,157 Minnie 2,510
13 Walter 2,004 Alice 2,434
14 Arthur 1,635 Edna 2,378
15 Fred 1,493 Bessie 2,352
16 Albert 1,353 Grace 2,308
17 Clarence 1,169 Annie 2,251
18 Roy 919 Ida 2,247
19 Willie 882 Marie 2,212
20 Samuel 851 Lillian 2,193
21 Earl 819 Mabel 2,191
22 Louis 816 Hazel 2,052
23 Ernest 796 Rose 2,012
24 Carl 786 Gertrude 1,811
25 Paul 743 Martha 1,805
26 Richard 732 Pearl 1,796
27 David 724 Nellie 1,770
28 Joe 721 Ella 1,760
29 Raymond 703 Myrtle 1,759
30 Charlie 691 Edith 1,733
31 Ralph 636 Laura 1,683
32 Elmer 574 Eva 1,668
33 Oscar 574 Sarah 1,632
34 Harold 566 Frances 1,622
35 Howard 556 Elsie 1,586
36 Jesse 541 Carrie 1,451
37 Will 538 Louise 1,447
38 Alfred 530 Agnes 1,393
39 Daniel 522 Esther 1,382
40 Andrew 520 Julia 1,367
41 Herbert 519 Lillie 1,351
42 Benjamin 482 Catherine 1,336
43 Sam 481 Hattie 1,315
44 Herman 455 Cora 1,308
45 Leo 448 Jennie 1,273
46 Lee 445 Lena 1,261
47 Frederick 432 Mattie 1,257
48 Francis 418 Jessie 1,216
49 Michael 407 Maude 1,202
50 Jack 406 Josephine 1,178
51 Lawrence 395 Irene 1,111
52 Claude 394 Blanche 1,075
53 Eugene 392 Mae 1,071
54 Peter 392 Alma 1,055
55 Clyde 391 Ada 1,051
56 Ray 378 Lucy 1,036
57 Lewis 364 Lula 1,034
58 Edwin 354 Gladys 1,017
59 Floyd 351 Mamie 1,011
60 Tom 349 Mildred 1,008
61 Martin 347 Fannie 1,003
62 Ben 321 Katherine 963
63 Edgar 310 Stella 926
64 Homer 293 Maggie 886
65 Jacob 292 Dora 877
66 Chester 291 Viola 839
67 Grover 289 Nora 825
68 Harvey 284 Dorothy 821
69 Leonard 275 Ellen 798
70 Luther 271 Rosa 790
71 Clifford 269 Ruby 769
72 Guy 267 Sadie 706
73 Otto 257 May 693
74 Jim 255 Effie 674
75 Russell 246 Nettie 668
76 Leroy 244 Della 660
77 Lester 243 Willie 648
78 Hugh 241 Susie 644
79 Patrick 234 Marguerite 638
80 Ed 225 Beulah 622
81 Anthony 220 Lydia 598
82 Eddie 220 Olive 589
83 Alexander 218 Lizzie 584
84 Bernard 217 Daisy 573
85 Jessie 214 Beatrice 564
86 Oliver 214 Pauline 545
87 Stanley 212 Georgia 541
88 Leon 211 Nancy 538
89 Lloyd 211 Flora 537
90 Theodore 209 Kathryn 534
91 Philip 208 Vera 534
92 Julius 195 Lottie 532
93 Archie 194 Marion 532
94 Charley 191 Sallie 516
95 Leslie 185 Emily 506
96 Bert 184 Katie 504
97 Isaac 182 Virginia 498
98 Ira 181 Etta 486
99 Allen 180 Caroline 483
100 Percy 177 Charlotte 476
101 Stephen 175 Theresa 469
102 Milton 174 Leona 463
103 Victor 172 Ollie 459
104 Horace 171 Evelyn 457
105 Donald 166 Harriet 428
106 Norman 166 Addie 416
107 Alvin 163 Hilda 410
108 Sidney 163 Henrietta 409
109 Everett 160 Anne 400
110 Emil 159 Ann 397
111 August 155 Eleanor 397
112 Maurice 149 Nannie 392
113 Willis 149 Amanda 387
114 Cecil 147 Amelia 385
115 Dan 143 Lola 385
116 Warren 140 Iva 384
117 Marion 139 Lucille 368
118 Rufus 139 Mollie 367
119 Wesley 136 Maud 366
120 Alex 133 Lela 358
121 Earnest 132 Rebecca 358
122 Glenn 131 Susan 356
123 Otis 124 Jane 354
124 Gilbert 122 Ora 350
125 Harrison 120 Bernice 340
126 Adolph 119 Estelle 335
127 Virgil 119 Eula 332
128 Jerry 118 Nina 330
129 Willard 118 Estella 329
130 Mack 115 Matilda 328
131 Lonnie 114 Inez 325
132 Nathan 114 Kate 323
133 Wallace 114 Loretta 323
134 Dave 113 Rachel 321
135 Morris 113 Eunice 310
136 Vernon 112 Hannah 304
137 Melvin 111 Lulu 304
138 Matthew 108 Goldie 301
139 Hubert 107 Betty 298
140 Jess 107 Flossie 296
141 Max 107 Mable 294
142 Amos 105 Verna 292
143 Jay 105 Sara 290
144 Wilbur 104 Sylvia 286
145 Abraham 103 Belle 284
146 Calvin 103 Amy 281
147 Emmett 103 Alta 274
148 Marvin 102 Eliza 272
149 Rudolph 101 Ola 264
150 Franklin 99 Olga 262
151 Ollie 99 Augusta 260
152 Marshall 98 Lois 260
153 Claud 96 Essie 258
154 Manuel 96 Frieda 256
155 Irving 95 Barbara 255
156 Johnnie 95 Maria 255
157 Christopher 93 Violet 254
158 Gus 93 Ina 248
159 Mark 92 Sophia 247
160 Perry 91 Christine 244
161 Roland 91 Genevieve 243
162 Elbert 89 Rosie 242
163 Nicholas 89 Sophie 235
164 Irvin 88 Josie 233
165 Roscoe 88 Marjorie 233
166 Adam 87 Winifred 232
167 Jeff 87 Freda 231
168 Felix 86 Victoria 223
169 Reuben 86 Celia 219
170 Sylvester 85 Irma 215
171 Jose 84 Jean 215
172 Dennis 83 Mayme 215
173 Gordon 83 Allie 214
174 Kenneth 83 Winnie 214
175 Vincent 82 Janie 211
176 Aaron 81 Selma 211
177 Cornelius 81 Isabelle 205
178 Moses 81 Tillie 202
179 Phillip 81 Luella 199
180 Arnold 80 Millie 198
181 Clinton 80 Callie 194
182 Curtis 80 Delia 194
183 Edmund 80 Lucile 194
184 Owen 80 Madeline 190
185 Ellis 79 Fern 189
186 Bennie 78 Isabel 189
187 Clayton 78 Norma 189
188 Orville 78 Nell 187
189 Elijah 77 Naomi 186
190 Glen 77 Rena 186
191 Harley 76 Vivian 185
192 Ross 76 Cecelia 182
193 Anton 75 Virgie 180
194 Clifton 75 Alberta 179
195 Levi 75 Leila 173
196 Forrest 74 Kathleen 170
197 Fredrick 73 Bess 169
198 Steve 73 Bertie 167
199 Jasper 72 Leah 167
200 Nelson 72 Lila 167
201 Alonzo 71 Elva 156
202 Bill 71 Velma 156
203 Sherman 71 Erma 155
204 Simon 71 Hester 155
205 Noah 69 Johanna 155
206 Julian 68 Dollie 152
207 Mike 67 Geneva 152
208 Alva 66 Birdie 149
209 Cleveland 66 Cornelia 148
210 Jake 66 Mathilda 148
211 Wilson 66 Carolyn 146
212 Bruce 64 Lora 146
213 Don 64 Hallie 145
214 Pete 64 Adele 144
215 Barney 63 Adelaide 144
216 Karl 63 Jeanette 142
217 Monroe 63 Adeline 141
218 Mose 63 Marian 140
219 Pearl 62 Christina 139
220 Timothy 62 Jeannette 139
221 Leland 60 Gussie 138
222 Bob 59 Hulda 137
223 Forest 59 Lou 137
224 Nathaniel 58 Rhoda 136
225 Silas 57 Doris 134
226 Augustus 56 Sally 134
227 Douglas 56 Hettie 133
228 Edd 56 Lelia 133
229 Dock 55 Teresa 132
230 Gerald 55 Bettie 129
231 Grant 55 Elma 129
232 Mary 55 Louisa 129
233 Millard 55 Katharine 128
234 Wayne 55 Roxie 127
235 Earle 54 Cecilia 126
236 Eli 53 Opal 123
237 Laurence 53 Sue 123
238 Wade 53 Cleo 122
239 Ambrose 52 Bonnie 120
240 Joel 52 Nelle 120
241 Emery 51 Wilhelmina 119
242 Marcus 51 Anita 119
243 Juan 51 Harriett 119
244 Andy 51 Meta 118
245 Hiram 51 Myra 117
246 Wilfred 50 Neva 116
247 Wiley 50 Abbie 115
248 Jerome 50 Regina 114
249 Clark 50 Lilly 114
250 Ivan 50 Cecil 112

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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