Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1891

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1891. 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 1891, 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 11,703
2 Anna 5,099
3 Margaret 3,065
4 Elizabeth 3,059
5 Emma 2,884
6 Florence 2,715
7 Ethel 2,689
8 Minnie 2,428
9 Helen 2,417
10 Bertha 2,372
11 Clara 2,360
12 Bessie 2,323
13 Annie 2,096
14 Grace 2,088
15 Mabel 2,029
16 Alice 2,015
17 Ida 2,002
18 Edna 1,963
19 Ruth 1,857
20 Lillian 1,812
21 Martha 1,744
22 Rose 1,696
23 Ella 1,685
24 Sarah 1,669
25 Nellie 1,647
26 Gertrude 1,645
27 Pearl 1,605
28 Marie 1,596
29 Edith 1,509
30 Laura 1,509
31 Myrtle 1,458
32 Hazel 1,447
33 Eva 1,412
34 Frances 1,397
35 Cora 1,343
36 Carrie 1,342
37 Louise 1,333
38 Elsie 1,303
39 Lillie 1,247
40 Jennie 1,238
41 Catherine 1,219
42 Hattie 1,219
43 Julia 1,200
44 Maude 1,188
45 Lena 1,174
46 Mattie 1,165
47 Agnes 1,125
48 Jessie 1,119
49 Josephine 1,031
50 Lula 1,010
51 Ada 975
52 Irene 950
53 Lucy 944
54 Mae 933
55 Alma 929
56 Blanche 917
57 Fannie 916
58 Dora 870
59 Stella 867
60 Maggie 841
61 Mamie 830
62 Katherine 803
63 Nora 801
64 Mildred 761
65 Rosa 729
66 Esther 710
67 Effie 704
68 May 696
69 Ellen 675
70 Gladys 633
71 Nettie 620
72 Sadie 617
73 Viola 609
74 Della 607
75 Sallie 569
76 Dorothy 566
77 Susie 566
78 Willie 562
79 Daisy 557
80 Ruby 554
81 Beulah 526
82 Lizzie 525
83 Nancy 523
84 Marguerite 511
85 Olive 509
86 Lydia 507
87 Kathryn 504
88 Lottie 501
89 Flora 497
90 Katie 494
91 Beatrice 485
92 Addie 467
93 Pauline 455
94 Etta 452
95 Emily 444
96 Georgia 444
97 Virginia 439
98 Vera 426
99 Marion 413
100 Caroline 402
101 Charlotte 387
102 Jane 379
103 Eleanor 376
104 Ollie 376
105 Amanda 371
106 Susan 370
107 Theresa 370
108 Maud 366
109 Evelyn 362
110 Mollie 356
111 Harriet 354
112 Amelia 353
113 Leona 352
114 Henrietta 348
115 Anne 342
116 Iva 341
117 Ann 337
118 Lela 337
119 Lola 337
120 Matilda 336
121 Ora 327
122 Hilda 324
123 Rebecca 320
124 Lulu 315
125 Nannie 315
126 Goldie 306
127 Kate 305
128 Hannah 293
129 Flossie 292
130 Eliza 280
131 Nina 273
132 Mable 268
133 Estella 267
134 Rachel 267
135 Amy 266
136 Rosie 264
137 Inez 263
138 Sara 260
139 Augusta 256
140 Estelle 254
141 Lucille 252
142 Bernice 248
143 Maria 248
144 Eula 246
145 Belle 240
146 Alta 239
147 Betty 239
148 Eunice 237
149 Olga 237
150 Winifred 235
151 Mayme 234
152 Barbara 221
153 Sophia 220
154 Ola 219
155 Josie 218
156 Sylvia 218
157 Essie 217
158 Ina 216
159 Loretta 212
160 Frieda 207
161 Tillie 207
162 Lois 206
163 Selma 206
164 Janie 204
165 Victoria 204
166 Sophie 203
167 Verna 203
168 Winnie 202
169 Genevieve 201
170 Marjorie 195
171 Callie 194
172 Irma 193
173 Allie 192
174 Millie 192
175 Nell 190
176 Violet 188
177 Celia 187
178 Jean 181
179 Leila 178
180 Delia 177
181 Lucile 177
182 Rena 173
183 Alberta 167
184 Luella 163
185 Christine 161
186 Freda 161
187 Elva 158
188 Bertie 156
189 Isabel 150
190 Leah 144
191 Lelia 141
192 Erma 139
193 Virgie 139
194 Birdie 138
195 Rhoda 138
196 Mathilda 138
197 Hulda 138
198 Bettie 138
199 Gussie 137
200 Bess 137
201 Lora 135
202 Adeline 132
203 Naomi 132
204 Teresa 131
205 Cecelia 130
206 Isabelle 130
207 Cornelia 129
208 Lila 128
209 Norma 127
210 Sue 127
211 Dollie 125
212 Louisa 125
213 Madeline 125
214 Abbie 124
215 Christina 124
216 Fern 124
217 Johanna 122
218 Nelle 122
219 Cecilia 121
220 Roxie 120
221 Adelaide 119
222 Mina 119
223 Elma 118
224 Katharine 117
225 Sally 115
226 Zella 115
227 Adele 113
228 Kathleen 113
229 Myra 113
230 Carolyn 110
231 Lou 109
232 Hettie 108
233 Marian 108
234 Vivian 108
235 Regina 105
236 Velma 103
237 Wilhelmina 103
238 Elsa 102
239 Hester 102
240 Lura 102
241 Harriett 101
242 Jeanette 101
243 Bonnie 100
244 Jeannette 98
245 Lilly 98
246 Lucinda 98
247 Alvina 96
248 Geneva 96
249 Dovie 96
250 Lenora 95

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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