Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1889

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1889. 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 boy names in 1889, 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

Rank Name Count
1 John 8,548
2 William 7,772
3 James 5,020
4 George 4,430
5 Charles 4,199
6 Frank 2,975
7 Joseph 2,729
8 Harry 2,559
9 Robert 2,513
10 Edward 2,299
11 Henry 2,286
12 Thomas 2,233
13 Walter 1,916
14 Arthur 1,668
15 Fred 1,554
16 Albert 1,353
17 Clarence 984
18 Roy 888
19 Louis 837
20 Samuel 810
21 Benjamin 760
22 David 757
23 Ernest 736
24 Richard 711
25 Joe 708
26 Willie 708
27 Carl 704
28 Earl 688
29 Charlie 685
30 Will 631
31 Jesse 576
32 Oscar 572
33 Andrew 561
34 Elmer 557
35 Paul 556
36 Daniel 515
37 Raymond 511
38 Howard 503
39 Ralph 495
40 Sam 486
41 Alfred 472
42 Herbert 472
43 Ben 453
44 Frederick 451
45 Peter 425
46 Lee 415
47 Lewis 414
48 Herman 405
49 Claude 386
50 Tom 379
51 Michael 377
52 Eugene 369
53 Martin 367
54 Ray 355
55 Francis 346
56 Lawrence 342
57 Harold 340
58 Jim 328
59 Leo 325
60 Edgar 322
61 Jack 322
62 Clyde 318
63 Floyd 313
64 Harvey 311
65 Otto 309
66 Edwin 306
67 Jacob 295
68 Harrison 288
69 Chester 274
70 Guy 271
71 Ed 270
72 Luther 270
73 Homer 255
74 Patrick 236
75 Bert 231
76 Theodore 231
77 Leonard 229
78 Hugh 225
79 Allen 222
80 Anthony 219
81 Bernard 215
82 Lester 213
83 Grover 210
84 Oliver 210
85 Ira 207
86 Jessie 207
87 Clifford 202
88 Charley 199
89 Russell 198
90 Archie 195
91 Isaac 188
92 Leroy 186
93 Alexander 185
94 Leon 184
95 Philip 183
96 August 171
97 Milton 171
98 Lloyd 167
99 Warren 167
100 Horace 166
101 Stephen 164
102 Everett 163
103 Julius 159
104 Victor 158
105 Eddie 155
106 Leslie 155
107 Marion 153
108 Stanley 151
109 Emil 146
110 Percy 144
111 Sidney 144
112 Norman 141
113 Alvin 137
114 Alex 127
115 Willis 124
116 Jess 121
117 Nathan 121
118 Matthew 118
119 Dan 116
120 Dave 116
121 Otis 116
122 Ross 115
123 Wallace 115
124 Amos 114
125 Gus 114
126 Morris 112
127 Sylvester 112
128 Dennis 111
129 Jerry 110
130 Mack 110
131 Maurice 109
132 Emmett 108
133 Rufus 108
134 Calvin 107
135 Jake 107
136 Lonnie 106
137 Gilbert 105
138 Perry 105
139 Jay 104
140 Glenn 103
141 Cecil 102
142 Wilbur 102
143 Alonzo 102
144 Adolph 101
145 Earnest 101
146 Mark 101
147 Wesley 101
148 Franklin 100
149 Willard 100
150 Melvin 97
151 Clinton 95
152 Elbert 95
153 Adam 93
154 Virgil 93
155 Edmund 89
156 Claud 88
157 Levi 88
158 Aaron 85
159 Noah 85
160 Abraham 83
161 Felix 83
162 Hubert 83
163 Max 83
164 Roscoe 83
165 Rudolph 83
166 Timothy 82
167 Manuel 81
168 Ellis 80
169 Jose 80
170 Nelson 80
171 Moses 78
172 Phillip 78
173 Cornelius 77
174 Marshall 77
175 Marvin 77
176 Clayton 76
177 Irvin 76
178 Jasper 76
179 Ollie 76
180 Donald 75
181 Owen 75
182 Anton 74
183 Reuben 73
184 Vernon 73
185 Wiley 73
186 Mike 72
187 Christopher 71
188 Johnnie 71
189 Jeff 70
190 Simon 69
191 Austin 68
192 Fredrick 68
193 Monroe 68
194 Nicholas 68
195 Curtis 67
196 Silas 67
197 Bennie 66
198 Hiram 66
199 Kenneth 66
200 Forrest 65
201 Irving 65
202 Vincent 65
203 Orville 64
204 Steve 64
205 Alva 62
206 Bruce 62
207 Don 62
208 Bill 61
209 Elijah 61
210 Juan 61
211 Eli 60
212 Roland 60
213 Pete 60
214 Gordon 60
215 Cleveland 60
216 Harley 60
217 Clifton 59
218 Sherman 59
219 Glen 58
220 Dock 57
221 Mose 57
222 Barney 54
223 Edd 52
224 Ervin 52
225 Ike 52
226 Bob 51
227 Christian 51
228 Clark 51
229 Karl 50
230 Pearl 50
231 Julian 49
232 Roger 49
233 Bud 48
234 Gerald 48
235 Jerome 48
236 Nathaniel 48
237 Boyd 47
238 Earle 47
239 Ivan 47
240 Ora 47
241 Scott 46
242 Andy 45
243 Tony 45
244 Riley 44
245 Wilson 44
246 Major 44
247 Luke 44
248 Lynn 44
249 Edmond 44
250 Lon 43

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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