Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1885

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1885. 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 1885, 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 9,128
2 Anna 3,994
3 Emma 2,728
4 Elizabeth 2,582
5 Margaret 2,204
6 Minnie 2,178
7 Clara 1,910
8 Bertha 1,860
9 Ida 1,854
10 Annie 1,703
11 Alice 1,681
12 Florence 1,667
13 Bessie 1,588
14 Grace 1,575
15 Ethel 1,495
16 Nellie 1,432
17 Martha 1,425
18 Sarah 1,424
19 Ella 1,395
20 Mabel 1,349
21 Laura 1,325
22 Carrie 1,283
23 Cora 1,253
24 Maude 1,222
25 Rose 1,164
26 Pearl 1,146
27 Lillian 1,143
28 Helen 1,134
29 Gertrude 1,086
30 Edna 1,077
31 Edith 1,071
32 Julia 1,062
33 Jennie 1,045
34 Myrtle 1,026
35 Mattie 1,014
36 Hattie 1,008
37 Lillie 979
38 Eva 971
39 Louise 956
40 Jessie 952
41 Lula 949
42 Marie 885
43 Ada 876
44 Lena 876
45 Catherine 846
46 Frances 844
47 Fannie 783
48 Josephine 783
49 Dora 776
50 Katherine 751
51 Maggie 716
52 Lucy 711
53 Blanche 710
54 Agnes 695
55 Elsie 685
56 Nora 670
57 Stella 649
58 Rosa 623
59 Effie 613
60 Daisy 607
61 May 607
62 Mamie 606
63 Mae 578
64 Ellen 555
65 Lizzie 537
66 Nettie 536
67 Nancy 527
68 Alma 515
69 Sadie 514
70 Ruth 506
71 Della 500
72 Susie 477
73 Sallie 457
74 Flora 445
75 Maud 429
76 Addie 406
77 Lydia 404
78 Caroline 399
79 Mollie 396
80 Lottie 393
81 Katie 388
82 Irene 376
83 Etta 372
84 Georgia 371
85 Lulu 360
86 Olive 349
87 Emily 346
88 Viola 345
89 Harriet 342
90 Amanda 339
91 Jane 330
92 Esther 320
93 Kathryn 320
94 Charlotte 317
95 Willie 312
96 Beulah 309
97 Kate 309
98 Ollie 305
99 Rebecca 302
100 Susan 302
101 Eliza 300
102 Amelia 298
103 Virginia 289
104 Nannie 285
105 Hazel 281
106 Ruby 272
107 Matilda 260
108 Belle 255
109 Pauline 254
110 Estella 246
111 Mildred 245
112 Amy 240
113 Hannah 236
114 Theresa 232
115 Leona 231
116 Iva 229
117 Henrietta 225
118 Augusta 223
119 Eleanor 222
120 Ora 218
121 Sara 215
122 Rachel 212
123 Josie 211
124 Ann 208
125 Anne 203
126 Marion 198
127 Mayme 198
128 Dorothy 196
129 Barbara 195
130 Nina 193
131 Evelyn 191
132 Lola 191
133 Beatrice 188
134 Sophia 185
135 Estelle 183
136 Mable 180
137 Allie 176
138 Maria 175
139 Lela 168
140 Goldie 167
141 Victoria 163
142 Eula 158
143 Callie 157
144 Alta 155
145 Betty 155
146 Delia 155
147 Janie 155
148 Celia 153
149 Essie 153
150 Millie 152
151 Nell 151
152 Inez 150
153 Rena 148
154 Rosie 142
155 Ola 139
156 Louisa 138
157 Eunice 136
158 Lou 135
159 Christine 132
160 Birdie 131
161 Luella 131
162 Bettie 127
163 Bertie 126
164 Ina 126
165 Sophie 125
166 Vera 124
167 Leila 123
168 Hilda 121
169 Olga 121
170 Winifred 120
171 Hulda 113
172 Lora 113
173 Sylvia 112
174 Dollie 110
175 Nelle 109
176 Elva 108
177 Verna 108
178 Christina 107
179 Sally 107
180 Hettie 106
181 Rhoda 106
182 Isabelle 105
183 Lois 105
184 Lelia 104
185 Isabel 102
186 Mathilda 102
187 Tillie 101
188 Lucille 100
189 Jean 99
190 Cornelia 98
191 Alberta 97
192 Bess 97
193 Bernice 96
194 Adelaide 94
195 Sue 94
196 Violet 92
197 Gladys 91
198 Loretta 91
199 Frieda 90
200 Abbie 88
201 Lily 88
202 Lura 88
203 Roxie 88
204 Genevieve 87
205 Gertie 87
206 Gussie 87
207 Johanna 87
208 Adeline 86
209 Carolyn 86
210 Helena 86
211 Marguerite 86
212 Fanny 85
213 Hester 85
214 Leah 85
215 Cecelia 84
216 Lucinda 84
217 Myra 84
218 Mina 82
219 Jeannette 81
220 Lilly 80
221 Winnie 80
222 Harriett 78
223 Katharine 78
224 Lucile 78
225 Minerva 77
226 Virgie 77
227 Elma 76
228 Wilhelmina 76
229 Jeanette 76
230 Hallie 75
231 Flossie 73
232 Lenora 73
233 Dessie 72
234 Meta 72
235 Phoebe 72
236 Adele 71
237 Cecilia 71
238 Regina 71
239 Lettie 70
240 Mabelle 70
241 Irma 69
242 Eugenia 68
243 Lida 68
244 Naomi 68
245 Selma 68
246 Blanch 67
247 Freda 67
248 Claudia 67
249 Elsa 66
250 Teresa 66

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.

Link To or Reference This Page

We spent a lot of time downloading, cleaning, merging, and formatting the data that is shown on the site.

If you found the data or information on this page useful in your research, please use the tool below to properly cite or reference Name Census as the source. We appreciate your support!

  • "Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1885". NameCensus.com. Accessed on January 16, 2022. http://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-girl-names-in-1885/.

  • "Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1885". NameCensus.com, http://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-girl-names-in-1885/. Accessed 16 January, 2022

  • Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1885. NameCensus.com. Retrieved from http://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-girl-names-in-1885/.