Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1900

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1900. 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 1900, 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 16,705
2 Helen 6,342
3 Anna 6,114
4 Margaret 5,304
5 Ruth 4,765
6 Elizabeth 4,096
7 Florence 3,920
8 Ethel 3,896
9 Marie 3,856
10 Lillian 3,414
11 Annie 3,324
12 Edna 3,102
13 Emma 3,095
14 Alice 3,059
15 Bessie 3,044
16 Bertha 3,019
17 Grace 2,942
18 Rose 2,844
19 Clara 2,826
20 Mildred 2,800
21 Gladys 2,733
22 Minnie 2,673
23 Gertrude 2,580
24 Pearl 2,512
25 Mabel 2,509
26 Frances 2,495
27 Dorothy 2,491
28 Martha 2,437
29 Hazel 2,425
30 Ida 2,285
31 Irene 2,264
32 Myrtle 2,252
33 Eva 2,089
34 Catherine 2,081
35 Louise 2,070
36 Edith 2,068
37 Sarah 2,054
38 Elsie 2,045
39 Esther 2,017
40 Lillie 2,004
41 Agnes 1,914
42 Ella 1,911
43 Nellie 1,850
44 Mattie 1,834
45 Laura 1,824
46 Julia 1,766
47 Josephine 1,743
48 Carrie 1,711
49 Viola 1,674
50 Hattie 1,553
51 Ruby 1,541
52 Lena 1,506
53 Jessie 1,422
54 Mae 1,406
55 Cora 1,389
56 Beatrice 1,382
57 Alma 1,372
58 Willie 1,351
59 Mamie 1,337
60 Blanche 1,332
61 Lucy 1,246
62 Fannie 1,237
63 Lula 1,237
64 Jennie 1,204
65 Katherine 1,201
66 Marion 1,197
67 Lucille 1,182
68 Stella 1,177
69 Rosa 1,118
70 Evelyn 1,116
71 Pauline 1,104
72 Ada 1,101
73 Thelma 1,094
74 Virginia 1,068
75 Maggie 1,045
76 Vera 1,024
77 Maude 1,013
78 Beulah 974
79 Dora 958
80 Susie 946
81 Daisy 931
82 Ellen 922
83 Nora 919
84 Sadie 895
85 Leona 825
86 Marguerite 786
87 Georgia 765
88 Eleanor 753
89 Effie 752
90 Della 748
91 May 744
92 Ann 736
93 Kathryn 721
94 Nettie 711
95 Olive 705
96 Bernice 702
97 Lottie 690
98 Sallie 676
99 Nancy 673
100 Betty 664
101 Hilda 663
102 Theresa 659
103 Lizzie 657
104 Lydia 644
105 Emily 626
106 Flora 623
107 Katie 618
108 Anne 614
109 Violet 614
110 Charlotte 602
111 Marjorie 601
112 Inez 588
113 Ollie 585
114 Lola 584
115 Lois 577
116 Rosie 576
117 Doris 557
118 Estelle 556
119 Addie 541
120 Alberta 541
121 Loretta 535
122 Lela 530
123 Etta 508
124 Mable 506
125 Eunice 503
126 Rebecca 503
127 Goldie 502
128 Jane 495
129 Essie 492
130 Henrietta 491
131 Iva 483
132 Jean 473
133 Ora 463
134 Harriet 461
135 Caroline 455
136 Nannie 446
137 Sylvia 446
138 Eula 437
139 Mollie 437
140 Opal 432
141 Velma 426
142 Genevieve 420
143 Verna 412
144 Susan 410
145 Marian 408
146 Amelia 398
147 Lucile 395
148 Victoria 391
149 Madeline 389
150 Maria 389
151 Christine 383
152 Vivian 383
153 Rachel 379
154 Amanda 377
155 Nina 376
156 Olga 376
157 Sara 375
158 Flossie 368
159 Estella 365
160 Ola 352
161 Matilda 348
162 Barbara 340
163 Sophie 338
164 Alta 337
165 Amy 335
166 Eliza 335
167 Janie 330
168 Irma 326
169 Hannah 325
170 Freda 321
171 Kathleen 321
172 Geneva 319
173 Celia 316
174 Norma 316
175 Callie 310
176 Naomi 307
177 Winifred 302
178 Elva 301
179 Frieda 300
180 Kate 297
181 Belle 291
182 Ina 288
183 Sally 287
184 Allie 286
185 Isabel 286
186 Maud 286
187 Wilma 285
188 Erma 275
189 Juanita 273
190 Winnie 271
191 Lila 268
192 Luella 268
193 Fern 266
194 Josie 266
195 Cecelia 264
196 Virgie 260
197 Sophia 259
198 Nell 256
199 Cecilia 249
200 Augusta 245
201 Selma 239
202 Adeline 237
203 Gussie 236
204 Leola 235
205 Rena 235
206 Jeanette 233
207 Delia 231
208 Mayme 229
209 Millie 229
210 Isabelle 224
211 Muriel 224
212 Bonnie 220
213 Veronica 218
214 Miriam 214
215 Roxie 208
216 Lelia 206
217 Margie 206
218 Dollie 205
219 Birdie 204
220 Teresa 204
221 Bertie 203
222 Regina 201
223 Tillie 201
224 Cornelia 200
225 Roberta 199
226 Cleo 198
227 Audrey 196
228 Lulu 196
229 Faye 194
230 Adele 186
231 Carolyn 185
232 Madge 184
233 Hester 183
234 Adelaide 183
235 Elma 182
236 Elnora 182
237 Letha 182
238 Jewell 178
239 Leila 178
240 Lorena 178
241 Ila 177
242 Anita 176
243 Maudie 176
244 Lessie 176
245 Lora 176
246 Cecile 175
247 Zella 171
248 Fay 170
249 Jeannette 170
250 Bettie 167

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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