Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1897

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1897. 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 1897, 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 13,413
2 Anna 5,429
3 Helen 4,519
4 Margaret 4,146
5 Ruth 3,878
6 Elizabeth 3,442
7 Florence 3,369
8 Ethel 3,182
9 Marie 3,078
10 Emma 2,698
11 Lillian 2,683
12 Edna 2,567
13 Bertha 2,502
14 Grace 2,458
15 Clara 2,454
16 Alice 2,431
17 Bessie 2,407
18 Hazel 2,339
19 Rose 2,316
20 Annie 2,307
21 Minnie 2,284
22 Mabel 2,222
23 Gertrude 2,135
24 Ida 2,108
25 Pearl 2,076
26 Martha 1,990
27 Frances 1,975
28 Esther 1,911
29 Myrtle 1,833
30 Edith 1,823
31 Elsie 1,763
32 Gladys 1,737
33 Mildred 1,723
34 Sarah 1,713
35 Eva 1,709
36 Ella 1,708
37 Nellie 1,693
38 Irene 1,587
39 Laura 1,585
40 Agnes 1,579
41 Louise 1,563
42 Catherine 1,511
43 Dorothy 1,472
44 Lillie 1,401
45 Julia 1,380
46 Carrie 1,365
47 Josephine 1,267
48 Hattie 1,251
49 Cora 1,246
50 Lena 1,239
51 Alma 1,213
52 Jessie 1,191
53 Mattie 1,181
54 Mae 1,144
55 Blanche 1,092
56 Jennie 1,074
57 Ruby 1,025
58 Viola 1,017
59 Mamie 1,006
60 Marion 994
61 Lucy 984
62 Maude 984
63 Lula 971
64 Stella 966
65 Katherine 962
66 Ada 956
67 Fannie 956
68 Beatrice 942
69 Dora 862
70 Willie 818
71 Nora 812
72 Pauline 777
73 Vera 776
74 Rosa 770
75 Maggie 760
76 Sadie 757
77 Ellen 733
78 Marguerite 728
79 Effie 698
80 Evelyn 690
81 Beulah 688
82 Lucille 648
83 Lydia 642
84 Virginia 638
85 Susie 626
86 Daisy 624
87 Della 624
88 Emily 619
89 Leona 619
90 Nettie 614
91 May 595
92 Olive 583
93 Kathryn 570
94 Hilda 561
95 Eleanor 559
96 Nancy 553
97 Ann 545
98 Sallie 545
99 Lizzie 543
100 Theresa 533
101 Georgia 529
102 Lottie 523
103 Bernice 519
104 Charlotte 492
105 Katie 492
106 Flora 488
107 Lola 487
108 Anne 479
109 Etta 467
110 Addie 461
111 Lois 457
112 Caroline 456
113 Ollie 455
114 Iva 454
115 Estelle 439
116 Lela 438
117 Thelma 419
118 Henrietta 416
119 Violet 411
120 Marjorie 410
121 Amelia 408
122 Ora 408
123 Loretta 406
124 Goldie 400
125 Jane 396
126 Inez 391
127 Eunice 387
128 Harriet 383
129 Rebecca 376
130 Genevieve 371
131 Mable 371
132 Betty 367
133 Olga 364
134 Eula 359
135 Sylvia 357
136 Amanda 354
137 Sara 353
138 Verna 350
139 Doris 349
140 Susan 341
141 Rosie 339
142 Nina 336
143 Mollie 333
144 Nannie 333
145 Essie 329
146 Matilda 326
147 Estella 317
148 Amy 315
149 Marian 309
150 Irma 308
151 Sophie 308
152 Maria 304
153 Barbara 299
154 Rachel 297
155 Alta 295
156 Alberta 294
157 Madeline 290
158 Hannah 288
159 Christine 281
160 Velma 280
161 Freda 279
162 Flossie 278
163 Frieda 278
164 Sophia 278
165 Maud 270
166 Lucile 269
167 Kate 267
168 Ola 266
169 Allie 265
170 Ina 262
171 Celia 260
172 Jean 258
173 Kathleen 250
174 Janie 247
175 Eliza 244
176 Naomi 241
177 Vivian 241
178 Fern 237
179 Augusta 236
180 Victoria 234
181 Callie 231
182 Opal 230
183 Winifred 217
184 Isabelle 215
185 Erma 213
186 Belle 212
187 Cecelia 212
188 Isabel 210
189 Josie 209
190 Nell 209
191 Mayme 207
192 Luella 206
193 Sally 206
194 Millie 204
195 Norma 200
196 Lulu 199
197 Tillie 199
198 Elva 198
199 Virgie 194
200 Rena 193
201 Miriam 188
202 Adele 187
203 Delia 186
204 Geneva 183
205 Selma 183
206 Dollie 176
207 Lila 176
208 Regina 176
209 Bertie 175
210 Juanita 175
211 Adeline 172
212 Lora 169
213 Gussie 166
214 Cecilia 160
215 Teresa 159
216 Jeanette 158
217 Leila 157
218 Elma 156
219 Veronica 155
220 Winnie 155
221 Hallie 152
222 Lelia 152
223 Muriel 152
224 Birdie 151
225 Faye 148
226 Leah 147
227 Katharine 145
228 Sue 145
229 Carolyn 145
230 Anita 144
231 Roxie 144
232 Jeannette 144
233 Adelaide 142
234 Bonnie 142
235 Cornelia 141
236 Fay 141
237 Hester 140
238 Letha 140
239 Bettie 138
240 Cecil 138
241 Maudie 138
242 Myra 138
243 Bess 137
244 Lenora 133
245 Cleo 131
246 Helena 131
247 Olivia 131
248 Wilma 131
249 Hulda 130
250 Roberta 130

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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