Most Popular Baby Names in 1895

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1895. 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 1895, 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 8,320 Mary 13,447
2 William 7,277 Anna 5,950
3 James 5,335 Helen 4,023
4 George 4,289 Margaret 3,931
5 Charles 3,633 Elizabeth 3,603
6 Frank 3,012 Ruth 3,551
7 Joseph 2,992 Florence 3,471
8 Robert 2,635 Ethel 3,391
9 Henry 2,221 Marie 3,011
10 Edward 2,203 Emma 2,952
11 Thomas 2,153 Bertha 2,626
12 Harry 2,128 Clara 2,613
13 Walter 2,015 Minnie 2,567
14 Arthur 1,666 Edna 2,560
15 Fred 1,483 Bessie 2,542
16 Albert 1,391 Lillian 2,495
17 Clarence 1,325 Alice 2,457
18 Willie 1,071 Grace 2,448
19 Roy 1,028 Annie 2,390
20 Paul 933 Mabel 2,359
21 Louis 913 Rose 2,262
22 Carl 851 Hazel 2,252
23 Earl 851 Ida 2,170
24 Ernest 834 Gertrude 2,129
25 Samuel 814 Martha 2,096
26 Raymond 806 Pearl 1,958
27 Charlie 767 Edith 1,940
28 Joe 763 Myrtle 1,938
29 Harold 753 Frances 1,833
30 Ralph 736 Nellie 1,833
31 Richard 727 Esther 1,803
32 David 707 Elsie 1,795
33 Howard 641 Sarah 1,777
34 Elmer 610 Eva 1,767
35 Jesse 577 Ella 1,692
36 Herbert 569 Laura 1,643
37 Andrew 562 Louise 1,582
38 Alfred 551 Catherine 1,514
39 Oscar 549 Mildred 1,474
40 Daniel 516 Agnes 1,466
41 Lawrence 509 Gladys 1,464
42 Leo 509 Carrie 1,463
43 Sam 487 Irene 1,428
44 Will 485 Lillie 1,414
45 Francis 480 Julia 1,380
46 Jack 479 Hattie 1,338
47 Lee 478 Josephine 1,334
48 Benjamin 452 Jessie 1,300
49 Herman 439 Cora 1,295
50 Eugene 430 Lena 1,289
51 Floyd 427 Mattie 1,276
52 Michael 413 Mae 1,193
53 Peter 412 Jennie 1,177
54 Frederick 406 Blanche 1,156
55 Claude 389 Alma 1,144
56 Ray 380 Maude 1,136
57 Chester 377 Dorothy 1,127
58 Lewis 377 Ada 1,124
59 Clyde 370 Mamie 1,119
60 Edwin 346 Stella 1,026
61 Leonard 342 Lucy 1,016
62 Tom 335 Fannie 1,012
63 Ben 324 Viola 1,010
64 Edgar 323 Lula 987
65 Martin 317 Katherine 968
66 Russell 300 Ruby 954
67 Homer 296 Maggie 890
68 Lester 295 Dora 884
69 Otto 283 Marion 856
70 Harvey 282 Nora 846
71 Jim 279 Rosa 832
72 Clifford 272 Sadie 829
73 Luther 269 Beatrice 814
74 Jacob 266 Beulah 760
75 Lloyd 263 Ellen 746
76 Guy 261 Pauline 734
77 Bernard 259 Vera 729
78 Leroy 249 Willie 724
79 Jessie 245 Effie 708
80 Hugh 243 May 691
81 Leslie 235 Marguerite 680
82 Patrick 233 Nettie 677
83 Stanley 233 Susie 674
84 Ed 229 Daisy 665
85 Eddie 228 Lydia 656
86 Anthony 221 Della 648
87 Leon 219 Evelyn 630
88 Oliver 216 Virginia 628
89 Archie 212 Emily 605
90 Horace 211 Kathryn 585
91 Norman 211 Olive 577
92 Philip 211 Sallie 573
93 Theodore 208 Nancy 566
94 Everett 207 Georgia 562
95 Ira 207 Lottie 553
96 Donald 203 Flora 552
97 Alexander 199 Ann 551
98 Allen 196 Eleanor 544
99 Victor 196 Lizzie 543
100 Cecil 192 Katie 536
101 August 190 Lucille 532
102 Milton 188 Leona 520
103 Alvin 179 Theresa 515
104 Stephen 179 Hilda 513
105 Charley 178 Caroline 484
106 Sidney 178 Charlotte 472
107 Isaac 172 Addie 471
108 Julius 165 Anne 462
109 Percy 164 Bernice 447
110 Warren 160 Lola 446
111 Melvin 158 Ollie 446
112 Wesley 156 Etta 445
113 Glenn 150 Harriet 435
114 Bert 149 Iva 435
115 Marion 148 Amanda 431
116 Virgil 146 Henrietta 420
117 Alex 143 Ora 416
118 Earnest 143 Inez 403
119 Mack 140 Jane 394
120 Dave 139 Susan 393
121 Emmett 138 Lela 388
122 Emil 136 Rebecca 386
123 Maurice 136 Mollie 382
124 Rufus 135 Estelle 381
125 Willis 135 Amelia 379
126 Vincent 134 Loretta 365
127 Otis 133 Sara 363
128 Gilbert 132 Goldie 358
129 Vernon 131 Nannie 355
130 Calvin 130 Rachel 351
131 Kenneth 127 Betty 350
132 Morris 125 Marjorie 349
133 Wilbur 125 Nina 348
134 Johnnie 120 Eula 342
135 Lonnie 120 Matilda 339
136 Nathan 119 Essie 335
137 Wallace 119 Eunice 334
138 Willard 113 Mable 331
139 Matthew 112 Olga 329
140 Irving 110 Verna 326
141 Felix 109 Rosie 322
142 Dennis 108 Violet 316
143 Nelson 108 Genevieve 313
144 Marvin 107 Lois 311
145 Elbert 106 Maud 305
146 Hubert 106 Estella 304
147 Rudolph 106 Amy 303
148 Gordon 104 Hannah 301
149 Jose 104 Frieda 299
150 Franklin 103 Barbara 298
151 Glen 102 Christine 295
152 Jerry 102 Flossie 295
153 Jess 102 Maria 295
154 Mark 102 Augusta 288
155 Reuben 102 Belle 283
156 Marshall 100 Alta 277
157 Ellis 100 Sylvia 276
158 Sylvester 99 Celia 273
159 Manuel 98 Eliza 273
160 Perry 97 Victoria 269
161 Roland 97 Marian 265
162 Amos 96 Kate 262
163 Arnold 96 Ola 261
164 Dan 96 Sophia 259
165 Max 95 Lulu 258
166 Aaron 94 Allie 252
167 Abraham 94 Freda 250
168 Grover 93 Naomi 249
169 Clifton 92 Lucile 248
170 Orville 92 Irma 247
171 Clinton 91 Nell 247
172 Jake 91 Alberta 242
173 Jay 91 Sophie 240
174 Roscoe 91 Madeline 237
175 Bill 90 Josie 234
176 Edmund 90 Winifred 234
177 Ollie 90 Jean 232
178 Phillip 90 Luella 227
179 Curtis 89 Ina 220
180 Claud 88 Janie 220
181 Forrest 88 Norma 219
182 Adolph 86 Elva 218
183 Clayton 86 Vivian 216
184 Cornelius 86 Isabel 212
185 Alonzo 85 Tillie 212
186 Mike 85 Callie 211
187 Nicholas 84 Mayme 209
188 Bennie 82 Selma 208
189 Harrison 81 Velma 208
190 Adam 78 Isabelle 205
191 Don 78 Erma 203
192 Grant 77 Leah 203
193 Gerald 76 Doris 198
194 Elijah 75 Winnie 196
195 Owen 75 Delia 193
196 Sherman 75 Kathleen 192
197 Alva 74 Virgie 191
198 Ross 73 Rena 189
199 Gus 72 Birdie 184
200 Levi 72 Fern 184
201 Nathaniel 72 Millie 181
202 Noah 72 Adeline 180
203 Jasper 71 Geneva 180
204 Steve 71 Lila 175
205 Wilson 71 Thelma 173
206 Moses 70 Miriam 169
207 Roger 69 Hulda 167
208 Dock 68 Jeanette 167
209 Harley 68 Teresa 167
210 Silas 68 Adele 166
211 Karl 67 Lora 166
212 Bruce 66 Hester 164
213 Pete 66 Cecelia 163
214 Irvin 65 Sally 162
215 Jeff 65 Elsa 160
216 Jimmie 65 Opal 158
217 Emanuel 64 Dollie 157
218 Anton 63 Lelia 157
219 Monroe 63 Sue 157
220 Fredrick 62 Bertie 154
221 Hiram 62 Juanita 154
222 Mose 62 Veronica 153
223 Carroll 61 Johanna 151
224 Douglas 61 Bess 150
225 Juan 61 Gussie 150
226 Wiley 61 Jeannette 150
227 Christopher 60 Carolyn 148
228 Timothy 60 Leila 147
229 Grady 59 Katharine 145
230 Jerome 58 Adelaide 142
231 Johnie 58 Roxie 141
232 Laurence 58 Cecilia 138
233 Preston 58 Regina 138
234 Simon 57 Elma 137
235 Byron 56 Zella 137
236 Wayne 56 Gertie 136
237 Austin 55 Rhoda 136
238 Loyd 55 Leola 135
239 Julian 55 Bettie 133
240 Barney 55 Lessie 133
241 Eli 55 Hallie 130
242 Abe 54 Roberta 130
243 Bob 54 Bonnie 129
244 Leland 54 Cornelia 127
245 Christian 53 Harriett 127
246 Clark 53 Mathilda 127
247 Earle 53 Myra 127
248 Luke 53 Anita 126
249 Forest 52 Madge 126
250 Ora 52 Christina 126

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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