Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1886

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1886. 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 1886, 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 9,889
2 Anna 4,283
3 Emma 2,764
4 Elizabeth 2,680
5 Minnie 2,372
6 Margaret 2,275
7 Ida 2,049
8 Bertha 2,001
9 Clara 1,916
10 Florence 1,860
11 Alice 1,811
12 Bessie 1,791
13 Annie 1,765
14 Grace 1,723
15 Ethel 1,699
16 Sarah 1,569
17 Nellie 1,492
18 Martha 1,491
19 Ella 1,464
20 Mabel 1,422
21 Carrie 1,396
22 Laura 1,372
23 Edna 1,314
24 Lillian 1,282
25 Helen 1,267
26 Rose 1,261
27 Gertrude 1,249
28 Cora 1,231
29 Pearl 1,204
30 Maude 1,189
31 Edith 1,184
32 Eva 1,155
33 Hattie 1,139
34 Jennie 1,100
35 Myrtle 1,094
36 Julia 1,061
37 Louise 1,061
38 Frances 1,059
39 Mattie 1,044
40 Lula 1,040
41 Jessie 1,003
42 Lillie 995
43 Lena 992
44 Marie 988
45 Catherine 916
46 Ada 915
47 Josephine 844
48 Fannie 837
49 Dora 827
50 Lucy 817
51 Blanche 787
52 Agnes 779
53 Maggie 756
54 Katherine 744
55 Mamie 712
56 Nora 708
57 Stella 702
58 Elsie 698
59 Rosa 673
60 Effie 672
61 Mae 641
62 Alma 603
63 Daisy 602
64 May 602
65 Nettie 591
66 Ruth 581
67 Della 565
68 Sadie 562
69 Susie 559
70 Ellen 551
71 Lizzie 512
72 Nancy 492
73 Sallie 490
74 Maud 478
75 Lottie 450
76 Flora 443
77 Viola 440
78 Irene 437
79 Etta 433
80 Katie 431
81 Hazel 429
82 Mollie 421
83 Addie 417
84 Olive 404
85 Esther 396
86 Georgia 395
87 Lydia 392
88 Willie 388
89 Kathryn 383
90 Lulu 376
91 Amanda 370
92 Caroline 370
93 Emily 369
94 Charlotte 368
95 Rebecca 355
96 Virginia 353
97 Nannie 347
98 Beulah 345
99 Harriet 341
100 Kate 335
101 Amelia 326
102 Susan 323
103 Ollie 318
104 Matilda 309
105 Jane 306
106 Ruby 301
107 Mildred 289
108 Henrietta 288
109 Eliza 287
110 Ora 287
111 Pauline 276
112 Theresa 276
113 Marion 273
114 Eleanor 271
115 Belle 270
116 Hannah 254
117 Sara 247
118 Estella 246
119 Nina 238
120 Augusta 237
121 Iva 237
122 Dorothy 230
123 Lela 230
124 Ann 229
125 Leona 227
126 Amy 226
127 Mayme 219
128 Sophia 218
129 Estelle 216
130 Rachel 213
131 Josie 212
132 Anne 211
133 Barbara 207
134 Goldie 204
135 Evelyn 203
136 Inez 197
137 Beatrice 192
138 Lola 191
139 Mable 187
140 Ola 186
141 Eula 181
142 Maria 180
143 Allie 178
144 Nell 175
145 Millie 170
146 Delia 169
147 Betty 167
148 Vera 167
149 Essie 163
150 Victoria 162
151 Alta 159
152 Sophie 156
153 Callie 155
154 Bertie 151
155 Christine 151
156 Olga 151
157 Ina 149
158 Janie 149
159 Celia 147
160 Winifred 146
161 Hilda 143
162 Tillie 143
163 Eunice 142
164 Bettie 141
165 Loretta 141
166 Lucille 139
167 Sylvia 137
168 Dollie 136
169 Genevieve 136
170 Isabelle 136
171 Louisa 136
172 Luella 136
173 Bernice 135
174 Verna 134
175 Rosie 133
176 Gladys 131
177 Isabel 131
178 Lou 129
179 Winnie 129
180 Bess 128
181 Marguerite 125
182 Jean 124
183 Birdie 123
184 Mathilda 120
185 Rena 119
186 Cornelia 117
187 Lois 116
188 Leila 115
189 Rhoda 114
190 Elva 110
191 Lora 109
192 Flossie 105
193 Johanna 105
194 Sally 104
195 Violet 103
196 Lelia 102
197 Virgie 99
198 Alberta 98
199 Christina 98
200 Nelle 98
201 Cecelia 96
202 Myra 96
203 Sue 96
204 Adelaide 94
205 Harriett 92
206 Roxie 92
207 Frieda 91
208 Hettie 91
209 Selma 91
210 Katharine 90
211 Lucinda 90
212 Gussie 89
213 Lettie 86
214 Adeline 85
215 Hulda 85
216 Lilly 85
217 Abbie 84
218 Teresa 84
219 Jeanette 83
220 Leah 83
221 Marjorie 83
222 Carolyn 82
223 Elma 82
224 Fanny 81
225 Francis 81
226 Gertie 81
227 Irma 81
228 Hallie 80
229 Isabella 80
230 Mina 80
231 Phoebe 80
232 Adele 79
233 Lura 77
234 Meta 77
235 Myrtie 77
236 Hester 76
237 Jeannette 75
238 Lenora 75
239 Lily 75
240 Linnie 74
241 Olivia 72
242 Zella 72
243 Norma 72
244 Roberta 72
245 Geneva 71
246 Eugenia 71
247 Lucile 71
248 Mandy 69
249 Regina 69
250 Lila 69

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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