Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1890

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1890. 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 1890, 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 12,078
2 Anna 5,233
3 Elizabeth 3,112
4 Margaret 3,100
5 Emma 2,980
6 Florence 2,744
7 Ethel 2,718
8 Minnie 2,650
9 Clara 2,496
10 Bertha 2,388
11 Bessie 2,370
12 Helen 2,312
13 Grace 2,278
14 Alice 2,271
15 Annie 2,220
16 Ida 2,178
17 Mabel 2,058
18 Edna 1,973
19 Lillian 1,862
20 Nellie 1,821
21 Sarah 1,786
22 Martha 1,784
23 Ella 1,758
24 Pearl 1,741
25 Rose 1,725
26 Gertrude 1,713
27 Laura 1,634
28 Marie 1,563
29 Carrie 1,510
30 Edith 1,493
31 Louise 1,472
32 Eva 1,436
33 Frances 1,416
34 Myrtle 1,406
35 Lillie 1,390
36 Cora 1,386
37 Hazel 1,366
38 Hattie 1,363
39 Maude 1,359
40 Julia 1,275
41 Jennie 1,259
42 Mattie 1,256
43 Jessie 1,250
44 Catherine 1,232
45 Elsie 1,220
46 Ruth 1,195
47 Lena 1,137
48 Lula 1,121
49 Josephine 1,118
50 Agnes 1,095
51 Ada 1,074
52 Fannie 1,005
53 Lucy 973
54 Mamie 967
55 Blanche 953
56 Stella 924
57 Alma 922
58 Mae 920
59 Katherine 900
60 Irene 893
61 Maggie 891
62 Dora 883
63 Nora 835
64 Rosa 770
65 May 751
66 Effie 717
67 Nettie 707
68 Viola 697
69 Sadie 680
70 Ellen 659
71 Mildred 635
72 Della 631
73 Susie 630
74 Lizzie 620
75 Esther 619
76 Daisy 588
77 Willie 578
78 Lydia 576
79 Beulah 573
80 Sallie 571
81 Ruby 540
82 Gladys 525
83 Georgia 513
84 Nancy 512
85 Flora 510
86 Emily 509
87 Katie 509
88 Lottie 502
89 Olive 491
90 Pauline 475
91 Kathryn 474
92 Addie 468
93 Dorothy 458
94 Caroline 455
95 Etta 452
96 Marguerite 442
97 Maud 439
98 Beatrice 417
99 Charlotte 417
100 Virginia 405
101 Theresa 401
102 Harriet 399
103 Vera 393
104 Amanda 392
105 Ollie 392
106 Marion 386
107 Rebecca 374
108 Jane 372
109 Amelia 368
110 Henrietta 366
111 Lulu 364
112 Nannie 355
113 Iva 354
114 Ora 354
115 Susan 354
116 Kate 352
117 Eleanor 351
118 Mollie 349
119 Lola 346
120 Leona 332
121 Ann 328
122 Estella 320
123 Anne 319
124 Rachel 318
125 Evelyn 316
126 Nina 314
127 Belle 304
128 Hilda 304
129 Lela 304
130 Augusta 299
131 Inez 299
132 Eliza 297
133 Matilda 293
134 Estelle 277
135 Amy 275
136 Hannah 267
137 Sara 262
138 Essie 256
139 Goldie 254
140 Eula 248
141 Mable 247
142 Maria 247
143 Mayme 246
144 Sophia 245
145 Verna 244
146 Josie 242
147 Barbara 241
148 Lucille 241
149 Ola 239
150 Rosie 238
151 Alta 234
152 Flossie 231
153 Callie 230
154 Allie 229
155 Bernice 229
156 Loretta 228
157 Olga 225
158 Sylvia 223
159 Victoria 223
160 Nell 221
161 Christine 220
162 Janie 220
163 Genevieve 217
164 Betty 216
165 Ina 215
166 Eunice 214
167 Tillie 207
168 Sophie 206
169 Celia 204
170 Millie 204
171 Winifred 204
172 Delia 197
173 Frieda 195
174 Rena 192
175 Luella 184
176 Violet 183
177 Marjorie 181
178 Lois 175
179 Birdie 168
180 Louisa 168
181 Winnie 166
182 Alberta 165
183 Selma 165
184 Leah 162
185 Elva 160
186 Isabel 160
187 Jean 160
188 Bertie 158
189 Isabelle 156
190 Bess 154
191 Irma 154
192 Leila 154
193 Sally 154
194 Virgie 154
195 Adeline 150
196 Lucile 149
197 Hulda 147
198 Nelle 143
199 Abbie 140
200 Christina 139
201 Mathilda 138
202 Rhoda 138
203 Lelia 137
204 Bettie 136
205 Erma 135
206 Roxie 135
207 Norma 134
208 Adele 133
209 Myra 133
210 Lou 132
211 Cecelia 130
212 Dollie 130
213 Lora 130
214 Jeanette 129
215 Freda 127
216 Gussie 125
217 Carolyn 124
218 Cornelia 123
219 Naomi 122
220 Gertie 121
221 Hallie 121
222 Lila 120
223 Sue 120
224 Fern 119
225 Hester 119
226 Katharine 119
227 Meta 115
228 Harriett 114
229 Regina 114
230 Geneva 112
231 Marian 112
232 Lura 110
233 Teresa 110
234 Elma 108
235 Johanna 108
236 Zella 108
237 Maudie 107
238 Elsa 106
239 Kathleen 105
240 Lilly 104
241 Vivian 103
242 Adelaide 102
243 Corinne 102
244 Dessie 102
245 Lenora 102
246 Lucinda 101
247 Francis 101
248 Helena 100
249 Madge 100
250 Fay 99

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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