Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1889

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1889. 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 1889, 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 11,648
2 Anna 5,062
3 Elizabeth 3,058
4 Margaret 2,917
5 Emma 2,884
6 Minnie 2,624
7 Florence 2,465
8 Ethel 2,463
9 Bessie 2,343
10 Clara 2,319
11 Bertha 2,293
12 Alice 2,145
13 Annie 2,123
14 Ida 2,122
15 Grace 2,049
16 Mabel 1,947
17 Helen 1,909
18 Edna 1,815
19 Nellie 1,752
20 Sarah 1,730
21 Martha 1,711
22 Ella 1,647
23 Lillian 1,640
24 Pearl 1,588
25 Laura 1,567
26 Rose 1,550
27 Carrie 1,547
28 Gertrude 1,543
29 Edith 1,523
30 Marie 1,436
31 Eva 1,372
32 Cora 1,365
33 Myrtle 1,361
34 Frances 1,351
35 Hattie 1,328
36 Maude 1,293
37 Lillie 1,289
38 Louise 1,283
39 Jennie 1,252
40 Julia 1,201
41 Elsie 1,199
42 Catherine 1,198
43 Jessie 1,196
44 Mattie 1,173
45 Lena 1,096
46 Ruth 1,073
47 Lula 1,067
48 Hazel 1,056
49 Josephine 1,047
50 Agnes 1,033
51 Ada 1,005
52 Blanche 972
53 Fannie 909
54 Lucy 893
55 Stella 891
56 Katherine 889
57 Mae 883
58 Mamie 883
59 Dora 882
60 Nora 831
61 Maggie 825
62 Alma 819
63 Irene 737
64 May 723
65 Effie 711
66 Rosa 707
67 Sadie 664
68 Ellen 653
69 Mildred 625
70 Nettie 622
71 Susie 607
72 Della 606
73 Daisy 583
74 Lizzie 570
75 Esther 553
76 Viola 536
77 Sallie 525
78 Ruby 522
79 Flora 516
80 Katie 502
81 Beulah 498
82 Lottie 498
83 Lydia 496
84 Caroline 491
85 Willie 488
86 Nancy 470
87 Etta 465
88 Olive 464
89 Charlotte 455
90 Addie 448
91 Georgia 445
92 Maud 432
93 Emily 429
94 Kathryn 415
95 Pauline 415
96 Gladys 414
97 Amanda 413
98 Mollie 402
99 Harriet 397
100 Nannie 396
101 Virginia 395
102 Dorothy 377
103 Jane 374
104 Ollie 366
105 Kate 362
106 Theresa 359
107 Susan 356
108 Beatrice 352
109 Leona 348
110 Amelia 346
111 Ora 346
112 Ann 341
113 Lulu 341
114 Rebecca 337
115 Marion 331
116 Henrietta 323
117 Iva 321
118 Evelyn 320
119 Matilda 320
120 Marguerite 315
121 Nina 315
122 Vera 313
123 Eleanor 312
124 Lola 312
125 Anne 311
126 Eliza 307
127 Hannah 301
128 Estella 288
129 Estelle 286
130 Sara 286
131 Inez 277
132 Augusta 273
133 Lela 268
134 Rachel 266
135 Belle 265
136 Essie 265
137 Amy 252
138 Hilda 251
139 Sophia 251
140 Barbara 246
141 Goldie 246
142 Rosie 239
143 Maria 238
144 Mayme 237
145 Allie 236
146 Mable 231
147 Alta 226
148 Janie 226
149 Flossie 221
150 Ina 209
151 Ola 209
152 Lucille 208
153 Josie 207
154 Bernice 206
155 Genevieve 201
156 Nell 194
157 Olga 194
158 Eula 193
159 Betty 189
160 Christine 189
161 Tillie 188
162 Winifred 186
163 Eunice 185
164 Bess 182
165 Delia 182
166 Callie 181
167 Victoria 175
168 Millie 174
169 Verna 174
170 Loretta 172
171 Luella 172
172 Sophie 172
173 Jean 171
174 Louisa 170
175 Mathilda 168
176 Celia 167
177 Birdie 166
178 Sylvia 166
179 Frieda 162
180 Winnie 162
181 Rena 161
182 Marjorie 157
183 Violet 155
184 Adeline 154
185 Lois 154
186 Isabel 153
187 Rhoda 148
188 Bettie 144
189 Bertie 143
190 Christina 142
191 Isabelle 141
192 Hulda 139
193 Cecelia 138
194 Lora 138
195 Elva 135
196 Lucile 135
197 Irma 134
198 Leah 134
199 Carolyn 133
200 Gussie 133
201 Selma 133
202 Lelia 131
203 Alberta 130
204 Dollie 130
205 Leila 126
206 Roxie 125
207 Sally 123
208 Myra 121
209 Virgie 121
210 Lou 120
211 Katharine 119
212 Nelle 119
213 Geneva 117
214 Cornelia 116
215 Adele 115
216 Johanna 114
217 Lila 113
218 Teresa 113
219 Freda 112
220 Sue 112
221 Hester 109
222 Hettie 109
223 Norma 108
224 Abbie 107
225 Gertie 106
226 Jeanette 106
227 Adelaide 105
228 Harriett 105
229 Elsa 104
230 Fern 103
231 Helena 103
232 Leola 102
233 Lura 100
234 Olivia 100
235 Elma 98
236 Regina 98
237 Erma 96
238 Zella 96
239 Hallie 96
240 Lilly 95
241 Wilhelmina 95
242 Linnie 93
243 Jeannette 92
244 Lenora 91
245 Marian 90
246 Mina 90
247 Cecilia 89
248 Francis 88
249 Madeline 88
250 Claudia 88

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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