Most Popular Baby Names in 1899

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1899. 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 1899, 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 6,990 Mary 13,172
2 William 6,086 Anna 5,115
3 James 4,597 Helen 5,048
4 George 4,018 Margaret 4,249
5 Charles 3,147 Ruth 3,912
6 Joseph 2,679 Florence 3,314
7 Robert 2,609 Elizabeth 3,287
8 Frank 2,550 Marie 3,156
9 Edward 1,901 Ethel 2,999
10 Henry 1,831 Lillian 2,703
11 Thomas 1,811 Edna 2,534
12 Walter 1,749 Alice 2,523
13 Harry 1,732 Emma 2,445
14 Arthur 1,357 Clara 2,441
15 Albert 1,210 Grace 2,353
16 Fred 1,182 Bertha 2,294
17 Clarence 1,139 Mildred 2,291
18 Willie 1,088 Annie 2,289
19 Harold 914 Bessie 2,280
20 Roy 912 Gladys 2,228
21 Paul 885 Rose 2,197
22 Raymond 869 Mabel 2,127
23 Earl 821 Gertrude 2,110
24 Joe 780 Frances 2,058
25 Carl 774 Minnie 2,036
26 Louis 770 Hazel 2,033
27 Ernest 744 Pearl 1,999
28 Richard 744 Martha 1,907
29 Ralph 742 Esther 1,823
30 Samuel 704 Myrtle 1,821
31 Charlie 678 Ida 1,804
32 David 646 Edith 1,793
33 Herbert 590 Elsie 1,706
34 Howard 589 Irene 1,703
35 Jack 582 Dorothy 1,687
36 Andrew 578 Catherine 1,628
37 Elmer 514 Agnes 1,611
38 Francis 501 Sarah 1,587
39 Dewey 499 Eva 1,582
40 Lawrence 497 Louise 1,536
41 Alfred 496 Nellie 1,510
42 Daniel 485 Ella 1,502
43 Leo 482 Laura 1,472
44 Sam 469 Josephine 1,388
45 Eugene 449 Lillie 1,350
46 Oscar 447 Carrie 1,346
47 Jesse 423 Julia 1,297
48 Will 414 Mattie 1,171
49 Herman 413 Lena 1,159
50 Lee 388 Viola 1,156
51 Michael 375 Alma 1,146
52 Floyd 356 Ruby 1,103
53 Peter 354 Hattie 1,087
54 Lewis 352 Jessie 1,081
55 Frederick 350 Blanche 1,063
56 Russell 338 Beatrice 1,061
57 Benjamin 335 Jennie 1,061
58 Clyde 330 Cora 1,056
59 Edwin 329 Mae 1,035
60 Leonard 321 Lucy 1,018
61 Ray 315 Ada 984
62 Clifford 297 Stella 975
63 Claude 293 Marion 973
64 Anthony 291 Mamie 966
65 Lester 290 Katherine 942
66 Chester 288 Maude 908
67 Tom 288 Lula 894
68 Lloyd 287 Fannie 886
69 Leroy 269 Vera 864
70 Jessie 261 Maggie 814
71 Jim 261 Lucille 812
72 Martin 260 Pauline 811
73 Ben 259 Willie 806
74 Donald 258 Evelyn 802
75 Eddie 258 Virginia 776
76 Stanley 258 Beulah 770
77 Cecil 256 Rosa 765
78 Theodore 252 Thelma 736
79 Harvey 251 Dora 717
80 Edgar 249 Nora 709
81 Luther 248 Ellen 708
82 Homer 239 Sadie 705
83 Norman 223 Marguerite 693
84 Philip 223 Leona 665
85 Bernard 222 Daisy 660
86 Patrick 221 Susie 622
87 Kenneth 214 Hilda 621
88 Hugh 209 Kathryn 621
89 Milton 207 Nettie 611
90 Guy 200 Effie 597
91 Allen 191 Della 595
92 Jacob 189 Ann 586
93 Leon 188 Lottie 584
94 Otis 185 Eleanor 575
95 Everett 181 May 571
96 Leslie 181 Emily 569
97 Alexander 178 Lydia 566
98 Stephen 178 Olive 565
99 Archie 177 Georgia 553
100 Victor 175 Sallie 544
101 Ed 174 Theresa 532
102 Otto 174 Flora 520
103 Alvin 173 Bernice 515
104 Warren 173 Charlotte 496
105 Horace 169 Lizzie 492
106 Melvin 166 Anne 476
107 Glenn 161 Nancy 475
108 Julius 161 Katie 459
109 Oliver 161 Marjorie 448
110 Mack 160 Lola 437
111 Virgil 154 Violet 435
112 Marion 152 Iva 432
113 Johnnie 151 Doris 431
114 Earnest 146 Harriet 431
115 Sidney 144 Inez 431
116 Willard 144 Lela 417
117 August 142 Lois 415
118 Percy 142 Addie 412
119 Isaac 139 Betty 410
120 Ira 138 Henrietta 410
121 Marvin 138 Loretta 410
122 Alex 133 Goldie 397
123 Vernon 130 Etta 394
124 Emil 128 Caroline 393
125 Bert 127 Nina 390
126 Max 127 Eunice 385
127 Rufus 127 Ollie 383
128 Willis 126 Jane 382
129 Hubert 125 Estelle 376
130 Vincent 125 Sylvia 371
131 Wallace 121 Ora 357
132 Charley 120 Genevieve 356
133 Dave 120 Eula 354
134 Dan 119 Susan 350
135 Lonnie 119 Rebecca 347
136 Wesley 119 Essie 342
137 Maurice 117 Mable 339
138 Franklin 116 Marian 336
139 Morris 116 Velma 334
140 Wilbur 115 Amelia 332
141 Nathan 112 Rosie 332
142 Jerry 111 Nannie 331
143 Calvin 108 Verna 329
144 Gerald 108 Amanda 326
145 Gilbert 107 Rachel 324
146 Gordon 107 Sara 323
147 Nelson 107 Jean 318
148 Perry 104 Madeline 316
149 Curtis 103 Matilda 312
150 Matthew 101 Frieda 307
151 Roland 101 Lucile 305
152 Glen 101 Alberta 304
153 Rudolph 100 Mollie 301
154 Arnold 98 Christine 299
155 Ellis 98 Olga 292
156 Emmett 97 Victoria 289
157 Manuel 97 Estella 288
158 Irving 95 Hannah 288
159 Ross 95 Amy 281
160 Bennie 94 Ola 280
161 Clifton 94 Alta 278
162 Orville 94 Opal 278
163 Sylvester 94 Sophie 278
164 Felix 93 Irma 276
165 Jose 90 Barbara 273
166 Mark 89 Naomi 272
167 Phillip 88 Freda 266
168 Edmund 87 Maria 266
169 Dennis 86 Flossie 265
170 Jess 86 Winnie 264
171 Abraham 85 Eliza 256
172 Johnie 84 Vivian 250
173 Roscoe 84 Erma 247
174 Bill 83 Luella 246
175 Forrest 83 Maud 244
176 Mike 83 Ina 243
177 Elbert 81 Isabel 243
178 Adolph 80 Josie 243
179 Amos 79 Winifred 241
180 Alonzo 78 Sophia 238
181 Ollie 78 Wilma 235
182 Steve 78 Fern 232
183 Moses 77 Celia 231
184 Jake 76 Kathleen 230
185 Adam 74 Augusta 228
186 Pete 74 Janie 224
187 Douglas 73 Allie 219
188 Irvin 73 Kate 219
189 Mckinley 72 Geneva 218
190 Nathaniel 72 Cecelia 214
191 Aaron 71 Norma 214
192 Gus 71 Callie 208
193 Clinton 70 Selma 206
194 Cornelius 70 Virgie 206
195 Marshall 70 Cecilia 205
196 Nicholas 69 Adeline 200
197 Claud 68 Elva 194
198 Simon 68 Rena 193
199 Roger 67 Juanita 192
200 Bruce 66 Millie 192
201 Owen 66 Nell 192
202 Don 65 Lila 190
203 Jasper 65 Sally 185
204 Sherman 65 Veronica 182
205 Elijah 64 Isabelle 181
206 Jerome 64 Miriam 181
207 Reuben 64 Belle 180
208 Jay 63 Delia 180
209 Laurence 63 Lulu 179
210 Levi 63 Tillie 175
211 Leland 62 Mayme 170
212 Wade 62 Muriel 167
213 Alva 61 Adele 164
214 Clayton 61 Birdie 163
215 Jimmie 61 Bertie 162
216 Carroll 60 Jeanette 162
217 Juan 60 Teresa 162
218 Timothy 60 Bonnie 159
219 Wilson 59 Lora 154
220 Mose 59 Maudie 153
221 Harley 59 Leola 151
222 Bob 59 Roxie 151
223 Ivan 59 Leah 149
224 Wayne 57 Dollie 148
225 Austin 56 Hester 148
226 Silas 55 Lelia 148
227 Harrison 54 Cecile 147
228 Boyd 53 Rita 147
229 Ervin 53 Adelaide 144
230 Millard 53 Anita 142
231 Anton 52 Jewell 141
232 Preston 52 Carolyn 141
233 Wilfred 52 Lorena 140
234 Barney 50 Roberta 140
235 Louie 50 Fay 139
236 Mary 50 Leila 139
237 Wiley 50 Gussie 137
238 Delbert 49 Elma 136
239 Karl 49 Bettie 135
240 Ike 48 Helena 135
241 Ward 48 Cleo 132
242 Jeff 48 Neva 131
243 Grady 48 Regina 131
244 Noah 47 Antoinette 130
245 Byron 47 Geraldine 130
246 Loyd 46 Audrey 129
247 Marcus 46 Letha 129
248 Erwin 46 Johanna 128
249 Clark 46 Mathilda 127
250 Julian 45 Rhoda 127

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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