Most Popular Baby Names in 1894

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1894. 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 1894, 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 8,238 Mary 13,151
2 William 7,274 Anna 5,565
3 James 5,110 Margaret 3,700
4 George 4,365 Helen 3,676
5 Charles 3,788 Elizabeth 3,425
6 Joseph 2,977 Ruth 3,372
7 Frank 2,863 Ethel 3,287
8 Robert 2,497 Florence 3,233
9 Henry 2,278 Emma 2,937
10 Harry 2,189 Marie 2,649
11 Edward 2,179 Clara 2,603
12 Thomas 2,170 Minnie 2,592
13 Walter 2,010 Bessie 2,520
14 Arthur 1,712 Bertha 2,496
15 Fred 1,475 Edna 2,458
16 Albert 1,447 Lillian 2,441
17 Clarence 1,185 Alice 2,414
18 Roy 1,018 Annie 2,393
19 Willie 986 Grace 2,361
20 Earl 896 Mabel 2,221
21 Louis 869 Ida 2,195
22 Carl 861 Rose 2,126
23 Paul 824 Hazel 2,103
24 Ernest 821 Martha 1,968
25 Richard 808 Gertrude 1,908
26 Samuel 776 Edith 1,820
27 Raymond 767 Myrtle 1,818
28 Joe 741 Pearl 1,789
29 David 729 Frances 1,776
30 Charlie 704 Nellie 1,767
31 Ralph 692 Ella 1,761
32 Harold 690 Laura 1,730
33 Howard 612 Elsie 1,716
34 Oscar 601 Sarah 1,701
35 Andrew 594 Eva 1,673
36 Herbert 585 Esther 1,654
37 Elmer 575 Louise 1,571
38 Jesse 567 Agnes 1,470
39 Will 559 Carrie 1,452
40 Alfred 521 Lillie 1,432
41 Daniel 515 Catherine 1,430
42 Leo 515 Lena 1,360
43 Sam 507 Irene 1,347
44 Benjamin 469 Hattie 1,325
45 Lee 455 Julia 1,320
46 Floyd 445 Cora 1,319
47 Jack 441 Gladys 1,258
48 Herman 433 Josephine 1,256
49 Lawrence 430 Mattie 1,238
50 Francis 423 Mildred 1,220
51 Michael 423 Jennie 1,210
52 Eugene 421 Alma 1,177
53 Claude 419 Maude 1,144
54 Frederick 413 Mae 1,134
55 Peter 391 Jessie 1,120
56 Clyde 386 Blanche 1,091
57 Ray 379 Lucy 1,077
58 Edwin 366 Dorothy 1,052
59 Lewis 359 Mamie 1,043
60 Leonard 343 Lula 1,042
61 Tom 343 Stella 1,035
62 Ben 326 Ada 1,018
63 Chester 325 Fannie 1,003
64 Edgar 313 Katherine 948
65 Clifford 307 Viola 906
66 Martin 299 Maggie 895
67 Harvey 293 Ruby 874
68 Jacob 292 Nora 854
69 Lester 291 Dora 827
70 Jim 287 Rosa 780
71 Luther 285 May 763
72 Russell 278 Ellen 759
73 Homer 273 Sadie 745
74 Otto 270 Effie 712
75 Hugh 269 Willie 709
76 Guy 261 Beatrice 684
77 Anthony 257 Della 681
78 Bernard 256 Susie 679
79 Jessie 255 Beulah 675
80 Lloyd 253 Pauline 656
81 Ed 241 Daisy 645
82 Theodore 241 Nettie 630
83 Leroy 239 Marguerite 624
84 Leon 236 Flora 619
85 Patrick 229 Lydia 618
86 Everett 226 Vera 618
87 Leslie 223 Lottie 597
88 Oliver 222 Olive 589
89 Allen 219 Marion 587
90 Stanley 218 Sallie 584
91 Philip 214 Virginia 583
92 Archie 207 Lizzie 562
93 Ira 206 Emily 551
94 Eddie 203 Georgia 535
95 Alexander 199 Katie 525
96 Norman 199 Kathryn 520
97 Horace 196 Etta 519
98 Bert 187 Nancy 515
99 Charley 186 Evelyn 491
100 Victor 180 Charlotte 484
101 Julius 178 Theresa 484
102 Cecil 175 Addie 481
103 Stephen 174 Caroline 473
104 Percy 173 Leona 471
105 Isaac 170 Ann 470
106 Donald 169 Hilda 470
107 Sidney 168 Ollie 452
108 Alvin 167 Eleanor 450
109 August 162 Lucille 440
110 Milton 156 Anne 427
111 Marion 154 Iva 424
112 Alex 152 Amanda 418
113 Wesley 149 Lela 413
114 Glenn 142 Harriet 411
115 Warren 141 Lola 407
116 Gilbert 139 Ora 404
117 Lonnie 138 Henrietta 400
118 Willis 133 Rebecca 399
119 Earnest 131 Amelia 390
120 Vernon 131 Jane 390
121 Dave 129 Bernice 389
122 Otis 129 Mollie 379
123 Emil 128 Nannie 374
124 Rufus 128 Inez 357
125 Jerry 127 Susan 357
126 Nathan 127 Goldie 349
127 Emmett 126 Nina 347
128 Maurice 125 Estella 335
129 Melvin 125 Maud 333
130 Virgil 125 Mable 332
131 Johnnie 124 Loretta 330
132 Matthew 124 Amy 329
133 Morris 122 Kate 328
134 Willard 122 Eula 327
135 Bennie 121 Estelle 326
136 Mack 119 Rachel 317
137 Grover 118 Essie 311
138 Dan 114 Verna 310
139 Gordon 112 Maria 309
140 Phillip 110 Lois 308
141 Ross 110 Sara 304
142 Amos 108 Olga 303
143 Glen 108 Frieda 299
144 Hubert 105 Alta 298
145 Kenneth 105 Betty 298
146 Orville 105 Eliza 297
147 Jess 104 Flossie 297
148 Rudolph 104 Eunice 295
149 Wilbur 104 Matilda 295
150 Alonzo 102 Hannah 293
151 Irving 102 Barbara 290
152 Sylvester 101 Rosie 288
153 Cornelius 100 Sylvia 288
154 Sherman 100 Violet 286
155 Manuel 99 Lulu 278
156 Wallace 99 Sophia 276
157 Max 99 Augusta 272
158 Claud 97 Genevieve 271
159 Elbert 97 Marjorie 269
160 Edmund 96 Christine 267
161 Jay 96 Ola 264
162 Calvin 95 Celia 254
163 Jose 94 Victoria 251
164 Vincent 94 Belle 249
165 Adolph 93 Janie 246
166 Clifton 93 Ina 242
167 Marshall 93 Jean 242
168 Marvin 92 Isabel 241
169 Irvin 90 Josie 241
170 Roscoe 90 Irma 240
171 Curtis 88 Lucile 239
172 Roland 88 Mayme 235
173 Mike 87 Sophie 234
174 Reuben 87 Allie 232
175 Simon 87 Luella 228
176 Adam 86 Alberta 227
177 Jake 86 Callie 227
178 Harrison 85 Freda 227
179 Dennis 84 Rena 217
180 Franklin 84 Winifred 216
181 Mark 84 Nell 215
182 Ellis 83 Madeline 214
183 Moses 83 Selma 212
184 Clinton 80 Vivian 212
185 Ollie 80 Erma 211
186 Owen 80 Winnie 202
187 Steve 80 Tillie 198
188 Aaron 79 Fern 197
189 Arnold 79 Naomi 196
190 Felix 78 Velma 196
191 Perry 78 Doris 187
192 Nathaniel 77 Millie 185
193 Nicholas 77 Isabelle 184
194 Alva 76 Leah 182
195 Gus 76 Geneva 180
196 Nelson 76 Bertie 178
197 Gerald 75 Bess 177
198 Noah 74 Lora 177
199 Abraham 73 Virgie 177
200 Bill 73 Elva 176
201 Karl 73 Adeline 174
202 Christopher 72 Norma 174
203 Don 72 Delia 172
204 Timothy 71 Birdie 169
205 Levi 68 Kathleen 168
206 Pete 68 Sally 168
207 Douglas 66 Dollie 166
208 Preston 66 Gussie 165
209 Anton 64 Opal 164
210 Jeff 64 Hallie 161
211 Bruce 63 Lila 161
212 Clayton 63 Cecelia 159
213 Harley 63 Teresa 157
214 Wiley 63 Jeanette 152
215 Grant 62 Leila 152
216 Hiram 61 Miriam 152
217 Jasper 61 Adele 151
218 Dock 60 Myra 148
219 Edd 60 Carolyn 147
220 Eli 60 Lelia 146
221 Johnie 60 Hulda 144
222 Byron 59 Cecilia 144
223 Mose 59 Hester 143
224 Monroe 58 Katharine 140
225 Roger 58 Louisa 139
226 Wayne 58 Zella 138
227 Ivan 57 Elsa 137
228 Ervin 56 Adelaide 136
229 Miles 56 Mathilda 136
230 Silas 56 Rhoda 136
231 Earle 55 Cornelia 135
232 Pearl 55 Jeannette 133
233 Austin 55 Regina 131
234 Leland 55 Gertie 128
235 Wade 54 Leola 128
236 Elijah 54 Maudie 128
237 Forrest 53 Johanna 127
238 Julian 53 Roxie 127
239 Barney 52 Olivia 127
240 Cleveland 50 Lilly 127
241 Troy 50 Elma 127
242 Juan 50 Fay 124
243 Fredrick 50 Marian 124
244 Edmond 50 Hettie 122
245 Clark 50 Christina 121
246 Anderson 50 Faye 121
247 Abe 50 Bonnie 119
248 Emanuel 49 Lettie 119
249 Mary 48 Lou 118
250 Tony 48 Nola 118

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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