Most Popular Baby Names in 1898

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1898. 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 1898, 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 8,159 Mary 14,406
2 William 7,400 Anna 5,773
3 James 5,321 Helen 5,230
4 George 4,853 Margaret 4,696
5 Charles 3,557 Ruth 4,249
6 Joseph 3,171 Florence 3,790
7 Robert 2,932 Elizabeth 3,659
8 Frank 2,925 Ethel 3,531
9 Edward 2,337 Marie 3,435
10 Thomas 2,161 Lillian 3,061
11 Henry 2,145 Alice 2,846
12 Harry 2,129 Edna 2,813
13 Walter 2,002 Emma 2,788
14 Arthur 1,619 Clara 2,731
15 Fred 1,447 Grace 2,726
16 Albert 1,417 Bessie 2,647
17 Clarence 1,326 Bertha 2,642
18 Willie 1,134 Annie 2,470
19 Dewey 1,115 Hazel 2,439
20 Roy 1,049 Rose 2,436
21 Paul 991 Minnie 2,409
22 Harold 963 Frances 2,379
23 Raymond 929 Mabel 2,331
24 Carl 919 Gertrude 2,302
25 Earl 883 Martha 2,184
26 Richard 871 Pearl 2,158
27 Louis 861 Gladys 2,136
28 Ernest 839 Mildred 2,101
29 Joe 827 Ida 2,090
30 David 815 Myrtle 2,090
31 Ralph 803 Esther 2,047
32 Samuel 749 Edith 1,981
33 Charlie 728 Elsie 1,919
34 Herbert 716 Irene 1,902
35 Howard 706 Eva 1,823
36 Alfred 645 Nellie 1,810
37 Jack 633 Sarah 1,800
38 Andrew 611 Laura 1,768
39 Leo 588 Ella 1,715
40 Elmer 583 Agnes 1,708
41 Oscar 546 Catherine 1,705
42 Sam 543 Louise 1,693
43 Francis 541 Dorothy 1,671
44 Lawrence 533 Lillie 1,522
45 Daniel 523 Julia 1,462
46 Lee 498 Josephine 1,425
47 Jesse 476 Carrie 1,371
48 Will 475 Hattie 1,328
49 Eugene 473 Lena 1,320
50 Herman 467 Mattie 1,314
51 Floyd 434 Cora 1,304
52 Michael 434 Alma 1,299
53 Leonard 421 Viola 1,272
54 Peter 409 Blanche 1,269
55 Benjamin 405 Jessie 1,244
56 Ray 394 Mae 1,239
57 Edwin 392 Jennie 1,194
58 Clyde 383 Ruby 1,191
59 Claude 371 Lucy 1,144
60 Frederick 368 Beatrice 1,122
61 Russell 359 Fannie 1,085
62 Lewis 352 Marion 1,085
63 Martin 339 Mamie 1,084
64 Tom 337 Lula 1,069
65 Anthony 325 Stella 1,062
66 Chester 321 Ada 1,022
67 Clifford 317 Maude 1,009
68 Leroy 315 Dora 929
69 Ben 310 Katherine 914
70 Lester 298 Pauline 900
71 Stanley 295 Willie 878
72 Edgar 285 Maggie 876
73 Bernard 284 Vera 876
74 Harvey 284 Nora 868
75 Theodore 281 Rosa 841
76 Luther 275 Evelyn 836
77 Jim 269 Sadie 808
78 Jessie 267 Virginia 801
79 Lloyd 265 Marguerite 800
80 Otto 259 Lucille 795
81 Eddie 256 Ellen 786
82 Jacob 256 Beulah 783
83 Leon 251 Effie 714
84 Hugh 250 Daisy 712
85 Homer 246 Susie 702
86 Philip 244 May 696
87 Cecil 243 Nettie 678
88 Donald 238 Lydia 677
89 Ed 228 Kathryn 671
90 Leslie 228 Leona 665
91 Milton 225 Della 656
92 Archie 222 Georgia 654
93 Patrick 219 Olive 644
94 Guy 215 Emily 628
95 Everett 212 Eleanor 620
96 Norman 207 Bernice 619
97 Victor 205 Hilda 610
98 Ira 195 Flora 607
99 Stephen 195 Thelma 605
100 Kenneth 191 Sallie 598
101 Horace 189 Ann 593
102 Oliver 186 Lottie 586
103 Allen 185 Lizzie 582
104 Alvin 184 Katie 580
105 Julius 181 Charlotte 569
106 Alexander 180 Nancy 546
107 Otis 179 Theresa 540
108 Glenn 178 Lola 534
109 Sidney 171 Anne 496
110 Charley 170 Harriet 491
111 Marion 166 Addie 481
112 August 164 Etta 479
113 Morris 164 Inez 479
114 Earnest 161 Lois 466
115 Melvin 159 Lela 459
116 Emil 158 Ollie 459
117 Isaac 156 Marjorie 457
118 Wilbur 156 Loretta 454
119 Percy 155 Iva 451
120 Virgil 155 Ora 447
121 Johnnie 153 Goldie 446
122 Mack 153 Caroline 441
123 Warren 151 Eunice 437
124 Wesley 151 Henrietta 430
125 Alex 149 Doris 429
126 Bert 143 Betty 421
127 Gilbert 143 Violet 411
128 Jerry 143 Estelle 410
129 Maurice 143 Verna 410
130 Vernon 143 Jane 406
131 Rufus 141 Eula 400
132 Vincent 140 Genevieve 391
133 Wallace 138 Sylvia 391
134 Willard 137 Nina 383
135 Matthew 133 Susan 382
136 Max 132 Rebecca 376
137 Emmett 131 Amanda 371
138 Lonnie 129 Rachel 367
139 Curtis 128 Sara 362
140 Dave 127 Amelia 360
141 Marvin 127 Nannie 359
142 Dan 125 Mollie 357
143 Calvin 121 Mable 356
144 Willis 121 Matilda 349
145 Jake 117 Marian 343
146 Bennie 116 Amy 341
147 Rudolph 115 Jean 341
148 Sylvester 115 Hannah 338
149 Hubert 114 Madeline 337
150 Irving 113 Essie 336
151 Arnold 112 Frieda 335
152 Franklin 112 Velma 331
153 Nelson 112 Lucile 330
154 Glen 111 Rosie 330
155 Gordon 110 Maria 329
156 Jose 110 Olga 329
157 Marshall 109 Ola 327
158 Jess 108 Flossie 320
159 Mark 108 Estella 319
160 Mike 106 Irma 319
161 Alonzo 104 Alta 317
162 Felix 103 Vivian 308
163 Orville 101 Kathleen 306
164 Edmund 101 Barbara 304
165 Gerald 100 Winnie 304
166 Dennis 99 Alberta 302
167 Nathan 99 Christine 302
168 Roland 97 Ina 297
169 Amos 96 Kate 297
170 Ellis 96 Winifred 289
171 Manuel 95 Victoria 276
172 Nicholas 94 Freda 273
173 Abraham 92 Allie 271
174 Clinton 92 Celia 265
175 Bill 90 Fern 265
176 Nathaniel 90 Naomi 264
177 Aaron 89 Maud 262
178 Ollie 88 Opal 262
179 Adam 87 Elva 261
180 Clayton 87 Luella 261
181 Elbert 87 Eliza 259
182 Steve 87 Sophie 259
183 Phillip 86 Belle 257
184 Jay 85 Isabel 252
185 Adolph 84 Augusta 248
186 Clifton 83 Nell 246
187 Harrison 83 Norma 241
188 Perry 83 Erma 240
189 Forrest 80 Sophia 240
190 Ivan 80 Callie 235
191 Irvin 79 Janie 235
192 Mckinley 79 Cecelia 229
193 Cornelius 78 Selma 229
194 Gus 78 Tillie 225
195 Reuben 78 Isabelle 221
196 Johnie 77 Geneva 220
197 Elijah 76 Josie 219
198 Wilfred 76 Rena 218
199 Ross 75 Teresa 217
200 Timothy 75 Veronica 216
201 Laurence 74 Adeline 213
202 Roger 74 Cecilia 213
203 Sherman 74 Lulu 209
204 Barney 73 Lila 208
205 Roscoe 73 Virgie 204
206 Fredrick 72 Sally 199
207 Douglas 71 Anita 198
208 Harley 71 Millie 197
209 Julian 69 Jeanette 191
210 Moses 69 Bonnie 187
211 Ervin 68 Leah 185
212 Noah 68 Neva 183
213 Simon 68 Dollie 181
214 Wayne 68 Gussie 181
215 Abe 67 Delia 179
216 Alva 67 Birdie 178
217 Austin 65 Madge 178
218 Millard 65 Juanita 176
219 Bruce 64 Miriam 176
220 Jimmie 64 Mayme 174
221 Owen 64 Cecile 172
222 Wade 63 Elma 172
223 Forest 62 Fay 171
224 Bob 61 Roxie 171
225 Claud 61 Carolyn 169
226 Levi 61 Leola 169
227 Jasper 60 Bertie 167
228 Jeff 60 Regina 167
229 Wilson 60 Adele 165
230 Miles 59 Johanna 161
231 Monroe 58 Leila 161
232 Bryan 57 Wilma 159
233 Lyle 56 Hester 158
234 Byron 55 Letha 157
235 Grady 55 Lora 157
236 Hiram 55 Lou 156
237 Louie 55 Cornelia 154
238 Loyd 55 Faye 153
239 Dock 53 Bess 151
240 Juan 53 Bettie 150
241 Karl 53 Lelia 149
242 Pete 53 Adelaide 148
243 Preston 53 Rhoda 148
244 Grant 52 Rita 146
245 Anton 51 Harriett 144
246 Wiley 51 Jeannette 144
247 Carroll 51 Roberta 144
248 Tony 51 Myra 143
249 Leland 50 Sue 143
250 Jerome 50 Hallie 143

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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