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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1880

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1880 Popular Names U.S. - Top 100 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 7,065 7.238 -125 -4,684 1 John 9,655 8.155 -26 -221
2 Anna 2,604 2.668 -51 1,916 2 William 9,532 8.051 -1 5,372
3 Emma 2,003 2.052 2 17,735 3 James 5,927 5.006 -1 8,305
4 Elizabeth 1,939 1.987 -9 6,976 4 Charles 5,348 4.517 -45 1,782
5 Minnie 1,746 1.789 -2,605 -1,679 5 George 5,126 4.329 -119 -1,975
6 Margaret 1,578 1.617 -126 664 6 Frank 3,242 2.738 -367 -2,361
7 Ida 1,472 1.508 -1,303 -1,295 7 Joseph 2,632 2.223 -12 7,728
8 Alice 1,414 1.449 -62 2,390 8 Thomas 2,534 2.140 -40 4,597
9 Bertha 1,320 1.352 -4,801 -1,292 9 Henry 2,444 2.064 -9 7,962
10 Sarah 1,288 1.320 -52 2,698 10 Robert 2,415 2.040 -55 3,092
11 Annie 1,258 1.289 -286 -171 11 Edward 2,364 1.997 -158 -55
12 Clara 1,226 1.256 -84 1,796 12 Harry 2,152 1.818 -637 -1,755
13 Ella 1,156 1.184 -3 6,858 13 Walter 1,755 1.482 -252 -402
14 Florence 1,063 1.089 -966 -799 14 Arthur 1,599 1.351 -230 -96
15 Cora 1,045 1.071 -68 2,377 15 Fred 1,569 1.325 -1,544 -1,465
16 Martha 1,040 1.066 -734 -670 16 Albert 1,493 1.261 -414 -779
17 Laura 1,012 1.037 -323 -73 17 Samuel 1,024 0.865 -4 9,299
18 Nellie 995 1.019 -1,219 -803 18 David 869 0.734 -5 9,255
19 Grace 982 1.006 -2 6,009 19 Louis 828 0.699 -258 462
20 Carrie 949 0.972 -1,645 -821 20 Joe 731 0.617 -664 -369
21 Maude 858 0.879 -6,933 -841 21 Charlie 730 0.617 -193 1,046
22 Mabel 808 0.828 -429 -112 22 Clarence 730 0.617 -1,179 -577
23 Bessie 796 0.816 -8,800 -784 23 Richard 728 0.615 -152 1,541
24 Jennie 793 0.812 -3,217 -744 24 Andrew 644 0.544 -16 7,571
25 Gertrude 787 0.806 -5,041 -761 25 Daniel 643 0.543 10 10,997
26 Julia 783 0.802 -67 2,328 26 Ernest 615 0.519 -941 -402
27 Hattie 769 0.788 -453 -126 27 Will 588 0.497 -869 -351
28 Edith 768 0.787 -448 -119 28 Jesse 569 0.481 -158 1,505
29 Mattie 704 0.721 -1,037 -466 29 Oscar 544 0.459 -163 1,496
30 Rose 700 0.717 -111 1,359 30 Lewis 517 0.437 -511 -2
31 Catherine 688 0.705 -167 885 31 Peter 496 0.419 -182 1,281
32 Lillian 672 0.688 5 5,460 32 Benjamin 490 0.414 26 13,243
33 Ada 652 0.668 -288 357 33 Frederick 483 0.408 -461 97
34 Lillie 647 0.663 -632 -209 34 Willie 476 0.402 -770 -195
35 Helen 636 0.652 -383 122 35 Alfred 469 0.396 -826 -219
36 Jessie 635 0.651 -621 -185 36 Sam 457 0.386 -504 61
37 Louise 635 0.651 -768 -299 37 Roy 440 0.372 -500 82
38 Ethel 633 0.649 -4,795 -605 38 Herbert 424 0.358 -1,842 -347
39 Lula 621 0.636 -1,773 -507 39 Jacob 404 0.341 29 12,702
40 Myrtle 615 0.630 OLD -615 40 Tom 399 0.337 -1,726 -312
41 Eva 614 0.629 -32 3,000 41 Elmer 373 0.315 -1,187 -225
42 Frances 605 0.620 -396 118 42 Carl 372 0.314 -585 39
43 Lena 603 0.618 -261 469 43 Lee 361 0.305 -637 3
44 Lucy 590 0.604 -8 3,974 44 Howard 357 0.302 -955 -156
45 Edna 588 0.602 -2,458 -517 45 Martin 357 0.302 -236 919
46 Maggie 582 0.596 -201 696 46 Michael 354 0.299 34 12,225
47 Pearl 569 0.583 -605 -116 47 Bert 348 0.294 -7,539 -338
48 Daisy 564 0.578 -122 1,222 48 Herman 347 0.293 -2,299 -292
49 Fannie 560 0.574 -3,382 -515 49 Jim 345 0.291 -3,085 -308
50 Josephine 544 0.557 -57 2,247 50 Francis 344 0.291 -411 307

 

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.