Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1887

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1887. 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 1887, 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 9,888
2 Anna 4,227
3 Elizabeth 2,681
4 Emma 2,647
5 Margaret 2,419
6 Minnie 2,215
7 Bertha 2,037
8 Clara 1,984
9 Florence 1,964
10 Ida 1,929
11 Ethel 1,907
12 Annie 1,844
13 Bessie 1,838
14 Alice 1,819
15 Grace 1,692
16 Ella 1,521
17 Martha 1,504
18 Mabel 1,494
19 Nellie 1,457
20 Sarah 1,436
21 Helen 1,405
22 Laura 1,364
23 Carrie 1,344
24 Edna 1,339
25 Pearl 1,316
26 Lillian 1,308
27 Cora 1,257
28 Gertrude 1,251
29 Edith 1,243
30 Rose 1,242
31 Maude 1,162
32 Hattie 1,135
33 Eva 1,125
34 Frances 1,105
35 Louise 1,088
36 Myrtle 1,087
37 Lillie 1,072
38 Jennie 1,047
39 Julia 1,043
40 Mattie 1,031
41 Jessie 1,012
42 Lena 1,004
43 Marie 994
44 Catherine 967
45 Ada 910
46 Agnes 896
47 Lula 891
48 Dora 842
49 Elsie 833
50 Josephine 815
51 Lucy 811
52 Fannie 798
53 Katherine 794
54 Blanche 763
55 Maggie 740
56 Nora 735
57 Mamie 716
58 Mae 680
59 Stella 664
60 Rosa 659
61 May 648
62 Ruth 627
63 Alma 623
64 Effie 615
65 Nettie 595
66 Ellen 579
67 Daisy 532
68 Lizzie 525
69 Sallie 525
70 Sadie 519
71 Nancy 511
72 Hazel 504
73 Irene 504
74 Della 496
75 Susie 485
76 Lydia 448
77 Katie 440
78 Etta 437
79 Esther 431
80 Viola 420
81 Lottie 414
82 Flora 408
83 Maud 402
84 Caroline 398
85 Olive 394
86 Addie 393
87 Kathryn 384
88 Willie 379
89 Mildred 373
90 Beulah 355
91 Charlotte 351
92 Georgia 351
93 Amelia 344
94 Harriet 342
95 Nannie 340
96 Amanda 338
97 Ollie 338
98 Emily 335
99 Susan 335
100 Mollie 333
101 Virginia 332
102 Kate 331
103 Lulu 322
104 Pauline 314
105 Ruby 309
106 Eliza 290
107 Jane 288
108 Theresa 284
109 Hannah 279
110 Rebecca 275
111 Belle 272
112 Dorothy 272
113 Henrietta 269
114 Matilda 266
115 Nina 266
116 Beatrice 262
117 Estella 260
118 Marion 254
119 Iva 253
120 Amy 251
121 Anne 249
122 Eleanor 247
123 Lola 246
124 Ann 239
125 Ora 231
126 Rachel 226
127 Augusta 221
128 Mayme 214
129 Sara 214
130 Leona 208
131 Lela 207
132 Barbara 204
133 Maria 203
134 Gladys 201
135 Evelyn 194
136 Josie 192
137 Sophia 192
138 Eula 188
139 Alta 187
140 Essie 185
141 Allie 183
142 Mable 182
143 Inez 180
144 Betty 178
145 Ina 178
146 Marguerite 178
147 Estelle 170
148 Ola 170
149 Millie 168
150 Callie 167
151 Vera 167
152 Rosie 162
153 Christine 161
154 Goldie 159
155 Victoria 157
156 Hilda 156
157 Bess 155
158 Janie 155
159 Rena 155
160 Celia 154
161 Winifred 154
162 Olga 153
163 Delia 150
164 Lucille 149
165 Sophie 149
166 Genevieve 149
167 Lou 147
168 Nell 146
169 Tillie 140
170 Louisa 138
171 Mathilda 138
172 Eunice 136
173 Sylvia 135
174 Loretta 134
175 Birdie 133
176 Lois 129
177 Verna 129
178 Bernice 127
179 Luella 127
180 Flossie 123
181 Frieda 123
182 Sue 123
183 Bettie 117
184 Alberta 116
185 Winnie 114
186 Cornelia 112
187 Jean 112
188 Leila 112
189 Sally 112
190 Roxie 111
191 Katharine 110
192 Isabel 109
193 Bertie 108
194 Hulda 108
195 Isabelle 108
196 Teresa 107
197 Abbie 104
198 Adelaide 104
199 Rhoda 104
200 Adeline 103
201 Dollie 103
202 Lelia 102
203 Nelle 100
204 Virgie 100
205 Elva 99
206 Lenora 98
207 Lettie 98
208 Carolyn 97
209 Selma 97
210 Violet 97
211 Geneva 95
212 Gertie 95
213 Jeannette 95
214 Myra 95
215 Hallie 93
216 Cecelia 92
217 Christina 92
218 Lucinda 92
219 Irma 90
220 Lora 90
221 Harriett 89
222 Hester 89
223 Lura 87
224 Johanna 86
225 Jeanette 85
226 Lucile 85
227 Marian 85
228 Cecilia 83
229 Fanny 83
230 Hettie 83
231 Leah 83
232 Lilly 83
233 Myrtie 83
234 Francis 82
235 Gussie 82
236 Linnie 82
237 Adele 80
238 Freda 80
239 Helena 78
240 Norma 77
241 Wilhelmina 77
242 Naomi 76
243 Maudie 74
244 Claudia 74
245 Lila 74
246 Marjorie 73
247 Elma 73
248 Lida 72
249 Elnora 71
250 Meta 71

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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