Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1898

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1898. 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 1898, 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 14,406
2 Anna 5,773
3 Helen 5,230
4 Margaret 4,696
5 Ruth 4,249
6 Florence 3,790
7 Elizabeth 3,659
8 Ethel 3,531
9 Marie 3,435
10 Lillian 3,061
11 Alice 2,846
12 Edna 2,813
13 Emma 2,788
14 Clara 2,731
15 Grace 2,726
16 Bessie 2,647
17 Bertha 2,642
18 Annie 2,470
19 Hazel 2,439
20 Rose 2,436
21 Minnie 2,409
22 Frances 2,379
23 Mabel 2,331
24 Gertrude 2,302
25 Martha 2,184
26 Pearl 2,158
27 Gladys 2,136
28 Mildred 2,101
29 Ida 2,090
30 Myrtle 2,090
31 Esther 2,047
32 Edith 1,981
33 Elsie 1,919
34 Irene 1,902
35 Eva 1,823
36 Nellie 1,810
37 Sarah 1,800
38 Laura 1,768
39 Ella 1,715
40 Agnes 1,708
41 Catherine 1,705
42 Louise 1,693
43 Dorothy 1,671
44 Lillie 1,522
45 Julia 1,462
46 Josephine 1,425
47 Carrie 1,371
48 Hattie 1,328
49 Lena 1,320
50 Mattie 1,314
51 Cora 1,304
52 Alma 1,299
53 Viola 1,272
54 Blanche 1,269
55 Jessie 1,244
56 Mae 1,239
57 Jennie 1,194
58 Ruby 1,191
59 Lucy 1,144
60 Beatrice 1,122
61 Fannie 1,085
62 Marion 1,085
63 Mamie 1,084
64 Lula 1,069
65 Stella 1,062
66 Ada 1,022
67 Maude 1,009
68 Dora 929
69 Katherine 914
70 Pauline 900
71 Willie 878
72 Maggie 876
73 Vera 876
74 Nora 868
75 Rosa 841
76 Evelyn 836
77 Sadie 808
78 Virginia 801
79 Marguerite 800
80 Lucille 795
81 Ellen 786
82 Beulah 783
83 Effie 714
84 Daisy 712
85 Susie 702
86 May 696
87 Nettie 678
88 Lydia 677
89 Kathryn 671
90 Leona 665
91 Della 656
92 Georgia 654
93 Olive 644
94 Emily 628
95 Eleanor 620
96 Bernice 619
97 Hilda 610
98 Flora 607
99 Thelma 605
100 Sallie 598
101 Ann 593
102 Lottie 586
103 Lizzie 582
104 Katie 580
105 Charlotte 569
106 Nancy 546
107 Theresa 540
108 Lola 534
109 Anne 496
110 Harriet 491
111 Addie 481
112 Etta 479
113 Inez 479
114 Lois 466
115 Lela 459
116 Ollie 459
117 Marjorie 457
118 Loretta 454
119 Iva 451
120 Ora 447
121 Goldie 446
122 Caroline 441
123 Eunice 437
124 Henrietta 430
125 Doris 429
126 Betty 421
127 Violet 411
128 Estelle 410
129 Verna 410
130 Jane 406
131 Eula 400
132 Genevieve 391
133 Sylvia 391
134 Nina 383
135 Susan 382
136 Rebecca 376
137 Amanda 371
138 Rachel 367
139 Sara 362
140 Amelia 360
141 Nannie 359
142 Mollie 357
143 Mable 356
144 Matilda 349
145 Marian 343
146 Amy 341
147 Jean 341
148 Hannah 338
149 Madeline 337
150 Essie 336
151 Frieda 335
152 Velma 331
153 Lucile 330
154 Rosie 330
155 Maria 329
156 Olga 329
157 Ola 327
158 Flossie 320
159 Estella 319
160 Irma 319
161 Alta 317
162 Vivian 308
163 Kathleen 306
164 Barbara 304
165 Winnie 304
166 Alberta 302
167 Christine 302
168 Ina 297
169 Kate 297
170 Winifred 289
171 Victoria 276
172 Freda 273
173 Allie 271
174 Celia 265
175 Fern 265
176 Naomi 264
177 Maud 262
178 Opal 262
179 Elva 261
180 Luella 261
181 Eliza 259
182 Sophie 259
183 Belle 257
184 Isabel 252
185 Augusta 248
186 Nell 246
187 Norma 241
188 Erma 240
189 Sophia 240
190 Callie 235
191 Janie 235
192 Cecelia 229
193 Selma 229
194 Tillie 225
195 Isabelle 221
196 Geneva 220
197 Josie 219
198 Rena 218
199 Teresa 217
200 Veronica 216
201 Adeline 213
202 Cecilia 213
203 Lulu 209
204 Lila 208
205 Virgie 204
206 Sally 199
207 Anita 198
208 Millie 197
209 Jeanette 191
210 Bonnie 187
211 Leah 185
212 Neva 183
213 Dollie 181
214 Gussie 181
215 Delia 179
216 Birdie 178
217 Madge 178
218 Juanita 176
219 Miriam 176
220 Mayme 174
221 Cecile 172
222 Elma 172
223 Fay 171
224 Roxie 171
225 Carolyn 169
226 Leola 169
227 Bertie 167
228 Regina 167
229 Adele 165
230 Johanna 161
231 Leila 161
232 Wilma 159
233 Hester 158
234 Letha 157
235 Lora 157
236 Lou 156
237 Cornelia 154
238 Faye 153
239 Bess 151
240 Bettie 150
241 Lelia 149
242 Adelaide 148
243 Rhoda 148
244 Rita 146
245 Harriett 144
246 Jeannette 144
247 Roberta 144
248 Myra 143
249 Sue 143
250 Hallie 143

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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