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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 -9,697 1 John 8,502 7.103 -26 932
2 Anna 5,233 2.595 -51 -713 2 William 7,494 6.261 -1 7,410
3 Elizabeth 3,112 1.543 -10 5,803 3 James 5,097 4.258 -1 9,135
4 Margaret 3,100 1.537 -128 -858 4 George 4,458 3.724 -120 -1,307
5 Emma 2,980 1.478 4 16,758 5 Charles 4,061 3.393 -44 3,069
6 Florence 2,744 1.361 -974 -2,480 6 Frank 3,078 2.571 -367 -2,197
7 Ethel 2,718 1.348 -4,826 -2,690 7 Joseph 2,670 2.231 -12 7,690
8 Minnie 2,650 1.314 -2,602 -2,583 8 Robert 2,541 2.123 -57 2,966
9 Clara 2,496 1.238 -87 526 9 Henry 2,349 1.962 -9 8,057
10 Bertha 2,388 1.184 -4,800 -2,360 10 Harry 2,345 1.959 -639 -1,948
11 Bessie 2,370 1.175 -8,812 -2,358 11 Edward 2,282 1.906 -158 27
12 Helen 2,312 1.146 -406 -1,554 12 Thomas 2,200 1.838 -36 4,931
13 Grace 2,278 1.130 -8 4,713 13 Walter 1,905 1.591 -252 -552
14 Alice 2,271 1.126 -56 1,533 14 Arthur 1,610 1.345 -230 -107
15 Annie 2,220 1.101 -282 -1,133 15 Fred 1,506 1.258 -1,544 -1,402
16 Ida 2,178 1.080 -1,294 -2,001 16 Albert 1,417 1.184 -414 -703
17 Mabel 2,058 1.021 -434 -1,362 17 Clarence 1,018 0.850 -1,184 -865
18 Edna 1,973 0.978 -2,485 -1,902 18 Roy 941 0.786 -519 -419
19 Lillian 1,862 0.923 -8 4,270 19 Louis 860 0.718 -258 430
20 Nellie 1,821 0.903 -1,217 -1,629 20 Samuel 815 0.681 -1 9,508
21 Sarah 1,786 0.886 -41 2,200 21 Charlie 797 0.666 -193 979
22 Martha 1,784 0.885 -728 -1,414 22 Ernest 774 0.647 -945 -561
23 Ella 1,758 0.872 7 6,256 23 Willie 758 0.633 -781 -477
24 Pearl 1,741 0.863 -628 -1,288 24 Earl 744 0.622 -1,466 -633
25 Rose 1,725 0.855 -116 334 25 Richard 744 0.622 -150 1,525
26 Gertrude 1,713 0.849 -5,040 -1,687 26 David 731 0.611 3 9,393
27 Laura 1,634 0.810 -313 -695 27 Carl 693 0.579 -600 -282
28 Marie 1,563 0.775 -623 -1,110 28 Joe 682 0.570 -656 -320
29 Carrie 1,510 0.749 -1,636 -1,382 29 Oscar 628 0.525 -163 1,412
30 Edith 1,493 0.740 -446 -844 30 Will 613 0.512 -866 -376
31 Louise 1,472 0.730 -774 -1,136 31 Paul 607 0.507 -194 1,077
32 Eva 1,436 0.712 -41 2,178 32 Ralph 587 0.490 -1,039 -403
33 Frances 1,416 0.702 -405 -693 33 Jesse 576 0.481 -153 1,498
34 Myrtle 1,406 0.697 OLD -1,406 34 Andrew 575 0.480 -6 7,640
35 Lillie 1,390 0.689 -631 -952 35 Alfred 549 0.459 -826 -299
36 Cora 1,386 0.687 -47 2,036 36 Raymond 546 0.456 -257 646
37 Hazel 1,366 0.677 -6 3,638 37 Benjamin 537 0.449 31 13,196
38 Hattie 1,363 0.676 -442 -720 38 Elmer 528 0.441 -1,190 -380
39 Maude 1,359 0.674 -6,915 -1,342 39 Daniel 505 0.422 24 11,135
40 Julia 1,275 0.632 -53 1,836 40 Howard 501 0.419 -959 -300
41 Jennie 1,259 0.624 -3,200 -1,210 41 Sam 489 0.409 -499 29
42 Mattie 1,256 0.623 -1,024 -1,018 42 Herbert 467 0.390 -1,838 -390
43 Jessie 1,250 0.620 -614 -800 43 Frederick 410 0.343 -451 170
44 Catherine 1,232 0.611 -154 341 44 Lee 410 0.343 -636 -46
45 Elsie 1,220 0.605 -256 -143 45 Peter 410 0.343 -168 1,367
46 Ruth 1,195 0.593 -219 -1 46 Eugene 408 0.341 -768 -134
47 Lena 1,137 0.564 -257 -65 47 Harold 408 0.341 -752 -123
48 Lula 1,121 0.556 -1,764 -1,007 48 Michael 394 0.329 36 12,185
49 Josephine 1,118 0.554 -58 1,673 49 Leo 393 0.328 -12 5,530
50 Agnes 1,095 0.543 -1,166 -899 50 Herman 382 0.319 -2,297 -327

 

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.