Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1881

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1881. 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 girl names in 1881, 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 Mary 6,919
2 Anna 2,698
3 Emma 2,034
4 Elizabeth 1,852
5 Margaret 1,658
6 Minnie 1,653
7 Ida 1,439
8 Annie 1,326
9 Bertha 1,324
10 Alice 1,308
11 Clara 1,242
12 Sarah 1,226
13 Ella 1,148
14 Nellie 1,096
15 Grace 1,089
16 Florence 1,046
17 Martha 1,044
18 Cora 969
19 Laura 962
20 Carrie 958
21 Maude 923
22 Bessie 903
23 Mabel 893
24 Gertrude 791
25 Ethel 788
26 Jennie 784
27 Edith 778
28 Hattie 775
29 Mattie 754
30 Julia 737
31 Rose 734
32 Lillian 723
33 Lillie 678
34 Eva 661
35 Jessie 661
36 Lula 655
37 Myrtle 643
38 Pearl 641
39 Edna 637
40 Catherine 635
41 Ada 628
42 Louise 617
43 Helen 612
44 Lucy 611
45 Frances 586
46 Dora 585
47 Fannie 565
48 Josephine 563
49 Daisy 562
50 Lena 555
51 Maggie 532
52 Katherine 504
53 Rosa 500
54 Marie 499
55 Nora 498
56 Effie 463
57 Blanche 456
58 May 451
59 Nancy 429
60 Della 428
61 Agnes 424
62 Nettie 419
63 Sallie 416
64 Stella 416
65 Ellen 413
66 Mamie 412
67 Lizzie 396
68 Susie 367
69 Sadie 366
70 Elsie 344
71 Maud 328
72 Flora 317
73 Caroline 316
74 Etta 316
75 Mae 314
76 Lulu 313
77 Lydia 299
78 Alma 293
79 Susan 292
80 Lottie 289
81 Addie 287
82 Mollie 281
83 Katie 279
84 Ruth 275
85 Harriet 270
86 Kate 267
87 Amanda 263
88 Nannie 258
89 Georgia 256
90 Emily 244
91 Eliza 238
92 Viola 237
93 Amelia 235
94 Willie 229
95 Charlotte 227
96 Rebecca 226
97 Belle 219
98 Kathryn 218
99 Jane 216
100 Olive 211
101 Virginia 210
102 Irene 206
103 Hannah 196
104 Ora 191
105 Esther 189
106 Matilda 187
107 Henrietta 181
108 Theresa 173
109 Ollie 169
110 Pauline 166
111 Estella 163
112 Beulah 162
113 Augusta 157
114 Rachel 157
115 Mildred 154
116 Josie 149
117 Sara 147
118 Amy 145
119 Louisa 142
120 Luella 141
121 Leona 138
122 Anne 131
123 Ann 130
124 Barbara 130
125 Lola 129
126 Estelle 127
127 Lela 125
128 Millie 124
129 Nina 123
130 Iva 122
131 Sophia 122
132 Maria 120
133 Ruby 119
134 Victoria 117
135 Evelyn 116
136 Mayme 115
137 Alta 114
138 Lou 114
139 Janie 113
140 Betty 112
141 Delia 111
142 Eleanor 110
143 Marion 110
144 Dorothy 109
145 Ina 108
146 Celia 107
147 Callie 104
148 Bettie 103
149 Allie 98
150 Inez 95
151 Dollie 90
152 Ola 90
153 Lucinda 88
154 Mable 88
155 Rena 88
156 Beatrice 87
157 Harriett 86
158 Rosie 85
159 Birdie 84
160 Eula 84
161 Rhoda 84
162 Winnie 84
163 Christina 82
164 Isabelle 82
165 Tillie 82
166 Abbie 81
167 Winifred 81
168 Essie 80
169 Lora 80
170 Sally 79
171 Sophie 78
172 Eunice 77
173 Leila 77
174 Isabel 76
175 Nell 75
176 Lelia 74
177 Myra 72
178 Nelle 72
179 Roxie 72
180 Mathilda 69
181 Bertie 68
182 Katharine 68
183 Lenora 68
184 Lettie 68
185 Christine 67
186 Sue 67
187 Sylvia 67
188 Cornelia 66
189 Linnie 65
190 Alberta 64
191 Hettie 64
192 Adelaide 62
193 Mina 62
194 Helena 61
195 Carolyn 60
196 Adeline 58
197 Genevieve 58
198 Johanna 58
199 Loretta 58
200 Lida 57
201 Fanny 55
202 Hester 55
203 Lilly 55
204 Naomi 55
205 Lois 53
206 Minerva 53
207 Mittie 53
208 Bess 52
209 Claudia 52
210 Leah 52
211 Lucretia 52
212 Marguerite 52
213 Cecelia 51
214 Elva 51
215 Olivia 51
216 Gussie 50
217 Hazel 50
218 Isabella 50
219 Cordelia 49
220 Rosetta 49
221 Wilhelmina 49
222 Bernice 48
223 Hilda 48
224 Lucille 48
225 Polly 48
226 Vera 48
227 Cynthia 47
228 Elnora 47
229 Francis 47
230 Selma 47
231 Lily 46
232 Lura 46
233 Phoebe 46
234 Teresa 46
235 Angie 44
236 Hulda 44
237 Jean 44
238 Louella 44
239 Myrtie 44
240 Jeannette 43
241 Virgie 43
242 Lyda 43
243 Adele 43
244 Dessie 42
245 Lila 42
246 Violet 42
247 Madge 41
248 Roberta 41
249 Regina 41
250 Elma 41

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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