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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1890

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1890 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 12,078 5.989 -125 -9,751 1 John 8,502 7.103 -26 617
2 Anna 5,233 2.595 -52 -1,088 2 William 7,494 6.261 -1 7,022
3 Elizabeth 3,112 1.543 -10 5,401 3 James 5,097 4.258 -1 8,428
4 Margaret 3,100 1.537 -123 -788 4 George 4,458 3.724 -123 -1,399
5 Emma 2,980 1.478 4 15,708 5 Charles 4,061 3.393 -47 2,543
6 Florence 2,744 1.361 -965 -2,475 6 Frank 3,078 2.571 -386 -2,275
7 Ethel 2,718 1.348 -4,349 -2,686 7 Joseph 2,670 2.231 -16 6,885
8 Minnie 2,650 1.314 -2,611 -2,584 8 Robert 2,541 2.123 -63 2,599
9 Clara 2,496 1.238 -94 381 9 Henry 2,349 1.962 -7 8,300
10 Bertha 2,388 1.184 -4,749 -2,360 10 Harry 2,345 1.959 -610 -1,918
11 Bessie 2,370 1.175 -10,614 -2,361 11 Edward 2,282 1.906 -158 -14
12 Helen 2,312 1.146 -401 -1,567 12 Thomas 2,200 1.838 -37 4,579
13 Grace 2,278 1.130 -11 4,446 13 Walter 1,905 1.591 -258 -602
14 Alice 2,271 1.126 -57 1,372 14 Arthur 1,610 1.345 -216 32
15 Annie 2,220 1.101 -293 -1,140 15 Fred 1,506 1.258 -1,635 -1,409
16 Ida 2,178 1.080 -1,205 -1,988 16 Albert 1,417 1.184 -436 -760
17 Mabel 2,058 1.021 -419 -1,336 17 Clarence 1,018 0.850 -1,099 -846
18 Edna 1,973 0.978 -1,719 -1,856 18 Roy 941 0.786 -524 -427
19 Lillian 1,862 0.923 -15 3,672 19 Louis 860 0.718 -244 508
20 Nellie 1,821 0.903 -1,051 -1,585 20 Samuel 815 0.681 -1 8,919
21 Sarah 1,786 0.886 -46 1,948 21 Charlie 797 0.666 -197 919
22 Martha 1,784 0.885 -775 -1,443 22 Ernest 774 0.647 -956 -564
23 Ella 1,758 0.872 8 6,297 23 Willie 758 0.633 -911 -534
24 Pearl 1,741 0.863 -623 -1,286 24 Earl 744 0.622 -1,640 -649
25 Rose 1,725 0.855 -98 707 25 Richard 744 0.622 -163 1,375
26 Gertrude 1,713 0.849 -5,460 -1,690 26 David 731 0.611 4 8,966
27 Laura 1,634 0.810 -313 -699 27 Carl 693 0.579 -673 -351
28 Marie 1,563 0.775 -548 -1,033 28 Joe 682 0.570 -667 -337
29 Carrie 1,510 0.749 -1,739 -1,395 29 Oscar 628 0.525 -177 1,317
30 Edith 1,493 0.740 -488 -894 30 Will 613 0.512 -862 -371
31 Louise 1,472 0.730 -769 -1,133 31 Paul 607 0.507 -203 1,018
32 Eva 1,436 0.712 -43 2,106 32 Ralph 587 0.490 -919 -370
33 Frances 1,416 0.702 -412 -701 33 Jesse 576 0.481 -152 1,550
34 Myrtle 1,406 0.697 OLD -1,406 34 Andrew 575 0.480 -9 6,659
35 Lillie 1,390 0.689 -633 -951 35 Alfred 549 0.459 -837 -300
36 Cora 1,386 0.687 -37 2,188 36 Raymond 546 0.456 -263 603
37 Hazel 1,366 0.677 -5 3,550 37 Benjamin 537 0.449 31 12,844
38 Hattie 1,363 0.676 -457 -739 38 Elmer 528 0.441 -1,221 -383
39 Maude 1,359 0.674 -5,186 -1,334 39 Daniel 505 0.422 24 10,668
40 Julia 1,275 0.632 -53 1,714 40 Howard 501 0.419 -928 -288
41 Jennie 1,259 0.624 -3,403 -1,214 41 Sam 489 0.409 -562 -38
42 Mattie 1,256 0.623 -1,015 -1,016 42 Herbert 467 0.390 -1,985 -396
43 Jessie 1,250 0.620 -613 -803 43 Frederick 410 0.343 -453 165
44 Catherine 1,232 0.611 -160 266 44 Lee 410 0.343 -645 -60
45 Elsie 1,220 0.605 -235 -42 45 Peter 410 0.343 -166 1,402
46 Ruth 1,195 0.593 -219 39 46 Eugene 408 0.341 -816 -156
47 Lena 1,137 0.564 -254 -43 47 Harold 408 0.341 -750 -127
48 Lula 1,121 0.556 -1,812 -1,013 48 Michael 394 0.329 34 11,226
49 Josephine 1,118 0.554 -42 1,905 49 Leo 393 0.328 -1 6,326
50 Agnes 1,095 0.543 -1,154 -900 50 Herman 382 0.319 -2,182 -321

 

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.