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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1889

* If Year is set to 'All', Compare To may only be set to 2018 and Order By defaults to Number High to Low.
** If Compare To year is not Year-1, Top may only be set to 100.

 

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1889 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 11,648 6.156 -125 -9,321 1 John 8,548 7.181 -26 571
2 Anna 5,062 2.675 -52 -917 2 William 7,772 6.529 -1 6,744
3 Elizabeth 3,058 1.616 -10 5,455 3 James 5,020 4.217 -1 8,505
4 Margaret 2,917 1.542 -123 -605 4 George 4,430 3.722 -123 -1,371
5 Emma 2,884 1.524 4 15,804 5 Charles 4,199 3.528 -47 2,405
6 Minnie 2,624 1.387 -2,613 -2,558 6 Frank 2,975 2.499 -386 -2,172
7 Florence 2,465 1.303 -964 -2,196 7 Joseph 2,729 2.293 -16 6,826
8 Ethel 2,463 1.302 -4,348 -2,431 8 Harry 2,559 2.150 -612 -2,132
9 Bessie 2,343 1.238 -10,616 -2,334 9 Robert 2,513 2.111 -62 2,627
10 Clara 2,319 1.226 -93 558 10 Edward 2,299 1.931 -159 -31
11 Bertha 2,293 1.212 -4,748 -2,265 11 Henry 2,286 1.920 -5 8,363
12 Alice 2,145 1.134 -59 1,498 12 Thomas 2,233 1.876 -37 4,546
13 Annie 2,123 1.122 -295 -1,043 13 Walter 1,916 1.610 -258 -613
14 Ida 2,122 1.121 -1,207 -1,932 14 Arthur 1,668 1.401 -216 -26
15 Grace 2,049 1.083 -9 4,675 15 Fred 1,554 1.306 -1,635 -1,457
16 Mabel 1,947 1.029 -420 -1,225 16 Albert 1,353 1.137 -436 -696
17 Helen 1,909 1.009 -396 -1,164 17 Clarence 984 0.827 -1,099 -812
18 Edna 1,815 0.959 -1,719 -1,698 18 Roy 888 0.746 -524 -374
19 Nellie 1,752 0.926 -1,052 -1,516 19 Louis 837 0.703 -244 531
20 Sarah 1,730 0.914 -47 2,004 20 Samuel 810 0.680 -1 8,924
21 Martha 1,711 0.904 -776 -1,370 21 Benjamin 760 0.638 15 12,621
22 Ella 1,647 0.870 7 6,408 22 David 757 0.636 0 8,940
23 Lillian 1,640 0.867 -11 3,894 23 Ernest 736 0.618 -955 -526
24 Pearl 1,588 0.839 -623 -1,133 24 Richard 711 0.597 -164 1,408
25 Laura 1,567 0.828 -315 -632 25 Joe 708 0.595 -670 -363
26 Rose 1,550 0.819 -97 882 26 Willie 708 0.595 -908 -484
27 Carrie 1,547 0.818 -1,741 -1,432 27 Carl 704 0.591 -673 -362
28 Gertrude 1,543 0.815 -5,458 -1,520 28 Earl 688 0.578 -1,636 -593
29 Edith 1,523 0.805 -489 -924 29 Charlie 685 0.575 -189 1,031
30 Marie 1,436 0.759 -546 -906 30 Will 631 0.530 -862 -389
31 Eva 1,372 0.725 -44 2,170 31 Jesse 576 0.484 -154 1,550
32 Cora 1,365 0.721 -41 2,209 32 Oscar 572 0.481 -174 1,373
33 Myrtle 1,361 0.719 OLD -1,361 33 Andrew 561 0.471 -10 6,673
34 Frances 1,351 0.714 -411 -636 34 Elmer 557 0.468 -1,225 -412
35 Hattie 1,328 0.702 -460 -704 35 Paul 556 0.467 -199 1,069
36 Maude 1,293 0.683 -5,189 -1,268 36 Daniel 515 0.433 21 10,658
37 Lillie 1,289 0.681 -631 -850 37 Raymond 511 0.429 -262 638
38 Louise 1,283 0.678 -762 -944 38 Howard 503 0.423 -930 -290
39 Jennie 1,252 0.662 -3,405 -1,207 39 Ralph 495 0.416 -912 -278
40 Julia 1,201 0.635 -53 1,788 40 Sam 486 0.408 -563 -35
41 Elsie 1,199 0.634 -239 -21 41 Alfred 472 0.397 -831 -223
42 Catherine 1,198 0.633 -162 300 42 Herbert 472 0.397 -1,985 -401
43 Jessie 1,196 0.632 -613 -749 43 Ben 453 0.381 -649 -106
44 Mattie 1,173 0.620 -1,013 -933 44 Frederick 451 0.379 -452 124
45 Lena 1,096 0.579 -256 -2 45 Peter 425 0.357 -166 1,387
46 Ruth 1,073 0.567 -219 161 46 Lee 415 0.349 -643 -65
47 Lula 1,067 0.564 -1,813 -959 47 Lewis 414 0.348 -499 92
48 Hazel 1,056 0.558 6 3,860 48 Herman 405 0.340 -2,184 -344
49 Josephine 1,047 0.553 -42 1,976 49 Claude 386 0.324 -2,450 -335
50 Agnes 1,033 0.546 -1,154 -838 50 Tom 379 0.318 -2,080 -313

 

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.