Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1890

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1890. 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 1890, 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 8,502
2 William 7,494
3 James 5,097
4 George 4,458
5 Charles 4,061
6 Frank 3,078
7 Joseph 2,670
8 Robert 2,541
9 Henry 2,349
10 Harry 2,345
11 Edward 2,282
12 Thomas 2,200
13 Walter 1,905
14 Arthur 1,610
15 Fred 1,506
16 Albert 1,417
17 Clarence 1,018
18 Roy 941
19 Louis 860
20 Samuel 815
21 Charlie 797
22 Ernest 774
23 Willie 758
24 Earl 744
25 Richard 743
26 David 731
27 Carl 693
28 Joe 682
29 Oscar 628
30 Will 613
31 Paul 607
32 Ralph 587
33 Jesse 576
34 Andrew 575
35 Alfred 549
36 Raymond 546
37 Benjamin 537
38 Elmer 528
39 Daniel 505
40 Howard 501
41 Sam 489
42 Herbert 467
43 Frederick 410
44 Lee 410
45 Peter 410
46 Eugene 408
47 Harold 408
48 Michael 394
49 Leo 393
50 Herman 382
51 Lewis 375
52 Lawrence 372
53 Jack 368
54 Ben 363
55 Francis 363
56 Ray 349
57 Claude 347
58 Martin 347
59 Tom 347
60 Floyd 341
61 Edgar 338
62 Jim 336
63 Edwin 323
64 Clyde 317
65 Harvey 296
66 Jacob 290
67 Leonard 275
68 Otto 267
69 Chester 263
70 Ed 262
71 Luther 253
72 Guy 249
73 Jessie 241
74 Leroy 236
75 Patrick 227
76 Lester 226
77 Homer 223
78 Stanley 223
79 Archie 221
80 Hugh 219
81 Oliver 218
82 Ira 209
83 Clifford 207
84 August 206
85 Alexander 202
86 Eddie 197
87 Leon 197
88 Philip 192
89 Theodore 190
90 Allen 189
91 Anthony 189
92 Isaac 187
93 Charley 183
94 Lloyd 182
95 Russell 182
96 Leslie 181
97 Bert 180
98 Bernard 178
99 Grover 177
100 Sidney 176
101 Emil 165
102 Everett 163
103 Horace 162
104 Dan 160
105 Julius 159
106 Warren 157
107 Harrison 156
108 Norman 156
109 Stephen 156
110 Dave 152
111 Alex 147
112 Alvin 147
113 Percy 140
114 Victor 138
115 Wallace 138
116 Marion 137
117 Wesley 131
118 Willis 129
119 Milton 126
120 Earnest 122
121 Cecil 120
122 Otis 119
123 Glenn 117
124 Calvin 116
125 Gilbert 116
126 Rufus 115
127 Amos 114
128 Jess 114
129 Mack 114
130 Nathan 110
131 Donald 109
132 Gus 109
133 Jay 108
134 Perry 108
135 Lonnie 107
136 Emmett 104
137 Jerry 103
138 Adolph 102
139 Dennis 102
140 Maurice 102
141 Ross 101
142 Virgil 100
143 Marvin 99
144 Max 99
145 Roscoe 99
146 Melvin 98
147 Manuel 96
148 Aaron 96
149 Jasper 95
150 Wilbur 94
151 Jose 93
152 Morris 93
153 Sylvester 93
154 Rudolph 92
155 Claud 91
156 Clinton 90
157 Franklin 90
158 Johnnie 90
159 Elbert 89
160 Willard 89
161 Alonzo 88
162 Orville 88
163 Ollie 87
164 Curtis 86
165 Matthew 86
166 Hubert 85
167 Cornelius 84
168 Silas 84
169 Mark 83
170 Mike 83
171 Vernon 83
172 Irvin 82
173 Fredrick 80
174 Phillip 80
175 Nicholas 78
176 Clayton 77
177 Jeff 77
178 Nathaniel 75
179 Reuben 75
180 Adam 74
181 Levi 74
182 Noah 74
183 Anton 73
184 Marshall 73
185 Simon 73
186 Bill 72
187 Felix 72
188 Jake 72
189 Kenneth 72
190 Ellis 71
191 Nelson 71
192 Abraham 70
193 Irving 69
194 Alva 68
195 Glen 68
196 Hiram 68
197 Owen 68
198 Roland 68
199 Sherman 67
200 Wilson 67
201 Christopher 66
202 Steve 66
203 Grant 65
204 Elijah 64
205 Jerome 64
206 Moses 64
207 Austin 63
208 Gordon 63
209 Julian 63
210 Edd 62
211 Millard 62
212 Don 61
213 Vincent 61
214 Pete 60
215 Wiley 60
216 Anderson 59
217 Bruce 59
218 Dock 58
219 Clifton 57
220 Mose 57
221 Cleveland 56
222 Forrest 56
223 Timothy 56
224 Bennie 54
225 Edmund 54
226 Andy 53
227 Bob 53
228 Monroe 53
229 Arnold 52
230 Byron 52
231 Harley 52
232 Roger 52
233 Clark 51
234 Edmond 51
235 Wade 51
236 Juan 50
237 Eli 49
238 Preston 49
239 Ora 49
240 Ned 49
241 Abe 49
242 Christian 49
243 Asa 48
244 Ike 48
245 Pearl 48
246 Miles 47
247 Karl 47
248 Bud 47
249 Enoch 47
250 Newton 46

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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