Most Popular Baby Names of the 1890s

As the 19th century ended the United States experienced many changes. Old chapters ended as iconic Civil War era figures passed away including General William Tecumseh Sherman, Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass and Mathew Brady. New and exciting chapters began with the opening of Carnegie Hall, the Sierra Club was founded, Sherlock Holmes appeared for the first time, the White House Christmas tree was lit with electric, and the Klondike Gold Rush began in Alaska. The list of most popular baby names saw old favorites being replaced by new names.

Trendy Names of the 1890s

Boy Names

RankNameIn the 1890sSince 1879
#1Maude<100133
#2Sank<100<100
#3Schley<100<100
#4Rhoda<100<100
#5Nugent<100<100
#6Bess<100<100
#7Navajo<100<100
#8Pomp<100<100
#9Whitelaw<100<100
#10Wint<100<100

Girl Names

RankNameIn the 1890sSince 1879
#1Manila145214
#2Leafy<100197
#3Gunda<100118
#4Exilda<100<100
#5Agda<100<100
#6Hedvig<100<100
#7Floss<100<100
#8Achsa<100<100
#9Austie<100<100
#10Hettye<100<100

Most Popular Names Of the Decade

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John81k5,106k
#2-William72k4,088k
#3-James51k5,136k
#4-George43k1,461k
#5-Charles37k2,379k
#6Joseph29k2,593k
#7Frank29k909k
#8Robert26k4,809k
#9Edward22k1,286k
#10Henry22k669k
#11Harry21k421k
#12Thomas21k2,298k
#13-Walter19k619k
#14-Arthur16k526k
#15-Fred14k343k
#16-Albert14k487k
#17Clarence12k302k
#18Willie10k448k
#19Roy10k404k
#20Louis8k394k
#21Earl8k288k
#22Paul8k1,385k
#23Carl8k502k
#24-Ernest8k301k
#25Samuel8k740k
#26Richard8k2,561k
#27Raymond8k771k
#28Joe7k450k
#29David7k3,601k
#30Charlie7k166k
#31Harold7k549k
#32Ralph7k412k
#33Howard6k345k
#34Andrew6k1,276k
#35Herbert6k228k
#36Elmer6k128k
#37Oscar6k197k
#38Jesse5k414k
#39Alfred5k241k
#40Will5k44k
#41Daniel5k1,896k
#42Sam5k123k
#43Leo5k192k
#44Jack5k677k
#45Lawrence5k456k
#46Francis5k285k
#47Benjamin4k721k
#48Lee4k230k
#49Eugene4k378k
#50Herman4k135k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary131k4,121k
#2-Anna55k884k
#3Margaret38k1,244k
#4Helen38k1,018k
#5Elizabeth34k1,621k
#6Ruth33k822k
#7Florence32k335k
#8Ethel31k279k
#9Emma29k634k
#10Marie26k536k
#11Clara25k274k
#12Bertha25k208k
#13Minnie25k159k
#14Bessie24k170k
#15Alice24k556k
#16Lillian24k433k
#17Edna24k294k
#18Grace24k483k
#19Annie23k348k
#20-Mabel22k134k
#21Ida21k186k
#22Rose21k479k
#23Hazel20k250k
#24Gertrude20k177k
#25Martha19k548k
#26Pearl19k156k
#27Frances18k589k
#28Myrtle18k136k
#29Edith18k265k
#30Nellie17k149k
#31Sarah17k1,070k
#32Ella17k289k
#33Eva16k259k
#34Laura16k794k
#35Elsie16k176k
#36Louise15k332k
#37Esther15k253k
#38Catherine15k657k
#39Agnes14k158k
#40Carrie14k266k
#41Lillie14k155k
#42Mildred14k451k
#43Gladys14k266k
#44Irene14k351k
#45Julia13k453k
#46Hattie13k98k
#47Cora13k128k
#48Lena12k136k
#49Josephine12k301k
#50Mattie12k131k

Most Popular Names Of 1899

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John7k5,106k
#2-William6k4,088k
#3-James5k5,136k
#4-George4k1,461k
#5-Charles3k2,379k
#6-Joseph3k2,593k
#7-Robert3k4,809k
#8-Frank3k909k
#9-Edward2k1,286k
#10Henry2k669k
#11Thomas2k2,298k
#12Walter2k619k
#13Harry2k421k
#14-Arthur1k526k
#15Albert1k487k
#16Fred1k343k
#17-Clarence1k302k
#18-Willie1k448k
#19Harold914549k
#20-Roy912404k
#21-Paul8851,385k
#22Raymond869771k
#23Earl821288k
#24Joe780450k
#25Carl774502k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary13k4,121k
#2-Anna5k884k
#3-Helen5k1,018k
#4-Margaret4k1,244k
#5-Ruth4k822k
#6-Florence3k335k
#7-Elizabeth3k1,621k
#8Marie3k536k
#9Ethel3k279k
#10-Lillian3k433k
#11Edna3k294k
#12Alice3k556k
#13-Emma2k634k
#14-Clara2k274k
#15-Grace2k483k
#16Bertha2k208k
#17Mildred2k451k
#18-Annie2k348k
#19Bessie2k170k
#20Gladys2k266k
#21Rose2k479k
#22Mabel2k134k
#23Gertrude2k177k
#24Frances2k589k
#25Minnie2k159k

Most Popular Names Of 1898

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John8k5,106k
#2-William7k4,088k
#3-James5k5,136k
#4-George5k1,461k
#5-Charles4k2,379k
#6-Joseph3k2,593k
#7Robert3k4,809k
#8Frank3k909k
#9-Edward2k1,286k
#10Thomas2k2,298k
#11Henry2k669k
#12Harry2k421k
#13Walter2k619k
#14-Arthur2k526k
#15Fred1k343k
#16Albert1k487k
#17-Clarence1k302k
#18-Willie1k448k
#19Dewey1k34k
#20Roy1k404k
#21Paul9911,385k
#22Harold963549k
#23Raymond929771k
#24Carl919502k
#25Earl883288k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary14k4,121k
#2-Anna6k884k
#3-Helen5k1,018k
#4-Margaret5k1,244k
#5-Ruth4k822k
#6Florence4k335k
#7Elizabeth4k1,621k
#8-Ethel4k279k
#9-Marie3k536k
#10Lillian3k433k
#11Alice3k556k
#12-Edna3k294k
#13Emma3k634k
#14Clara3k274k
#15Grace3k483k
#16Bessie3k170k
#17Bertha3k208k
#18Annie2k348k
#19Hazel2k250k
#20Rose2k479k
#21-Minnie2k159k
#22Frances2k589k
#23Mabel2k134k
#24Gertrude2k177k
#25Martha2k548k

Most Popular Names Of 1897

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John8k5,106k
#2-William7k4,088k
#3-James5k5,136k
#4-George4k1,461k
#5-Charles3k2,379k
#6-Joseph3k2,593k
#7-Frank3k909k
#8-Robert3k4,809k
#9-Edward2k1,286k
#10-Henry2k669k
#11Thomas2k2,298k
#12Walter2k619k
#13Harry2k421k
#14-Arthur2k526k
#15-Albert1k487k
#16-Fred1k343k
#17-Clarence1k302k
#18-Willie1k448k
#19-Roy999404k
#20-Paul9231,385k
#21Harold860549k
#22Raymond837771k
#23Louis831394k
#24Earl829288k
#25-Carl828502k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary13k4,121k
#2-Anna5k884k
#3-Helen5k1,018k
#4-Margaret4k1,244k
#5-Ruth4k822k
#6Elizabeth3k1,621k
#7Florence3k335k
#8Ethel3k279k
#9-Marie3k536k
#10-Emma3k634k
#11-Lillian3k433k
#12Edna3k294k
#13Bertha3k208k
#14Grace2k483k
#15Clara2k274k
#16Alice2k556k
#17Bessie2k170k
#18Hazel2k250k
#19Rose2k479k
#20Annie2k348k
#21Minnie2k159k
#22Mabel2k134k
#23-Gertrude2k177k
#24-Ida2k186k
#25-Pearl2k156k

Most Popular Names Of 1896

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John8k5,106k
#2-William8k4,088k
#3-James5k5,136k
#4-George4k1,461k
#5-Charles4k2,379k
#6Joseph3k2,593k
#7Frank3k909k
#8-Robert3k4,809k
#9Edward2k1,286k
#10Henry2k669k
#11Harry2k421k
#12Thomas2k2,298k
#13-Walter2k619k
#14-Arthur2k526k
#15Albert1k487k
#16Fred1k343k
#17-Clarence1k302k
#18-Willie1k448k
#19-Roy1k404k
#20-Paul9641,385k
#21Earl892288k
#22Louis871394k
#23Harold862549k
#24Raymond859771k
#25Carl852502k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary14k4,121k
#2-Anna6k884k
#3-Helen4k1,018k
#4-Margaret4k1,244k
#5Ruth4k822k
#6Ethel4k279k
#7Elizabeth3k1,621k
#8Florence3k335k
#9-Marie3k536k
#10-Emma3k634k
#11Lillian3k433k
#12Alice3k556k
#13Edna3k294k
#14Clara3k274k
#15Bertha3k208k
#16Minnie3k159k
#17Grace2k483k
#18Bessie2k170k
#19-Annie2k348k
#20Rose2k479k
#21Mabel2k134k
#22-Hazel2k250k
#23Gertrude2k177k
#24Ida2k186k
#25Pearl2k156k

Most Popular Names Of 1895

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John8k5,106k
#2-William7k4,088k
#3-James5k5,136k
#4-George4k1,461k
#5-Charles4k2,379k
#6Frank3k909k
#7Joseph3k2,593k
#8-Robert3k4,809k
#9-Henry2k669k
#10Edward2k1,286k
#11Thomas2k2,298k
#12Harry2k421k
#13-Walter2k619k
#14-Arthur2k526k
#15-Fred1k343k
#16-Albert1k487k
#17-Clarence1k302k
#18Willie1k448k
#19Roy1k404k
#20Paul9331,385k
#21-Louis913394k
#22-Carl851502k
#23Earl851288k
#24-Ernest834301k
#25Samuel814740k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary13k4,121k
#2-Anna6k884k
#3Helen4k1,018k
#4Margaret4k1,244k
#5-Elizabeth4k1,621k
#6-Ruth4k822k
#7Florence3k335k
#8Ethel3k279k
#9Marie3k536k
#10Emma3k634k
#11Bertha3k208k
#12Clara3k274k
#13Minnie3k159k
#14Edna3k294k
#15Bessie3k170k
#16-Lillian2k433k
#17-Alice2k556k
#18Grace2k483k
#19Annie2k348k
#20-Mabel2k134k
#21Rose2k479k
#22Hazel2k250k
#23Ida2k186k
#24Gertrude2k177k
#25Martha2k548k

Most Popular Names Of 1894

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John8k5,106k
#2-William7k4,088k
#3-James5k5,136k
#4-George4k1,461k
#5-Charles4k2,379k
#6-Joseph3k2,593k
#7-Frank3k909k
#8-Robert2k4,809k
#9Henry2k669k
#10-Harry2k421k
#11Edward2k1,286k
#12-Thomas2k2,298k
#13-Walter2k619k
#14-Arthur2k526k
#15-Fred1k343k
#16-Albert1k487k
#17-Clarence1k302k
#18-Roy1k404k
#19-Willie986448k
#20Earl896288k
#21Louis869394k
#22Carl861502k
#23Paul8241,385k
#24Ernest821301k
#25Richard8082,561k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary13k4,121k
#2-Anna6k884k
#3Margaret4k1,244k
#4Helen4k1,018k
#5-Elizabeth3k1,621k
#6Ruth3k822k
#7Ethel3k279k
#8Florence3k335k
#9-Emma3k634k
#10Marie3k536k
#11-Clara3k274k
#12-Minnie3k159k
#13Bessie3k170k
#14Bertha2k208k
#15Edna2k294k
#16Lillian2k433k
#17Alice2k556k
#18Annie2k348k
#19Grace2k483k
#20Mabel2k134k
#21Ida2k186k
#22Rose2k479k
#23Hazel2k250k
#24Martha2k548k
#25Gertrude2k177k

Most Popular Names Of 1893

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John8k5,106k
#2-William7k4,088k
#3-James5k5,136k
#4-George4k1,461k
#5-Charles4k2,379k
#6Joseph3k2,593k
#7Frank3k909k
#8-Robert3k4,809k
#9Edward2k1,286k
#10Harry2k421k
#11Henry2k669k
#12-Thomas2k2,298k
#13-Walter2k619k
#14-Arthur2k526k
#15-Fred1k343k
#16-Albert1k487k
#17-Clarence1k302k
#18-Roy919404k
#19-Willie882448k
#20-Samuel851740k
#21-Earl819288k
#22-Louis816394k
#23Ernest796301k
#24Carl786502k
#25Paul7431,385k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary13k4,121k
#2-Anna6k884k
#3Ruth4k822k
#4-Margaret4k1,244k
#5Elizabeth3k1,621k
#6Helen3k1,018k
#7Florence3k335k
#8-Ethel3k279k
#9Emma3k634k
#10Bertha3k208k
#11Clara3k274k
#12-Minnie3k159k
#13Alice2k556k
#14Edna2k294k
#15Bessie2k170k
#16-Grace2k483k
#17Annie2k348k
#18Ida2k186k
#19Marie2k536k
#20-Lillian2k433k
#21Mabel2k134k
#22Hazel2k250k
#23Rose2k479k
#24Gertrude2k177k
#25Martha2k548k

Most Popular Names Of 1892

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John9k5,106k
#2-William8k4,088k
#3-James5k5,136k
#4-George5k1,461k
#5-Charles4k2,379k
#6-Frank3k909k
#7-Joseph3k2,593k
#8-Robert3k4,809k
#9-Harry2k421k
#10-Henry2k669k
#11-Edward2k1,286k
#12-Thomas2k2,298k
#13-Walter2k619k
#14-Arthur2k526k
#15-Fred2k343k
#16-Albert2k487k
#17-Clarence1k302k
#18-Roy1k404k
#19Willie948448k
#20-Samuel902740k
#21Earl888288k
#22Louis865394k
#23Joe819450k
#24David8133,601k
#25Carl808502k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary13k4,121k
#2-Anna6k884k
#3Elizabeth3k1,621k
#4Margaret3k1,244k
#5Ruth3k822k
#6-Florence3k335k
#7Emma3k634k
#8Ethel3k279k
#9-Helen3k1,018k
#10Clara3k274k
#11Bertha3k208k
#12Minnie3k159k
#13Bessie3k170k
#14Alice2k556k
#15Annie2k348k
#16Grace2k483k
#17-Ida2k186k
#18-Edna2k294k
#19Mabel2k134k
#20-Lillian2k433k
#21Marie2k536k
#22-Rose2k479k
#23Gertrude2k177k
#24Martha2k548k
#25Hazel2k250k

Most Popular Names Of 1891

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John8k5,106k
#2-William7k4,088k
#3-James5k5,136k
#4-George4k1,461k
#5-Charles4k2,379k
#6-Frank3k909k
#7-Joseph3k2,593k
#8-Robert2k4,809k
#9Harry2k421k
#10Henry2k669k
#11-Edward2k1,286k
#12-Thomas2k2,298k
#13-Walter2k619k
#14-Arthur2k526k
#15-Fred1k343k
#16-Albert1k487k
#17-Clarence1k302k
#18-Roy838404k
#19-Louis786394k
#20-Samuel753740k
#21Willie739448k
#22-Ernest715301k
#23Charlie707166k
#24Carl675502k
#25Earl674288k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary12k4,121k
#2-Anna5k884k
#3Margaret3k1,244k
#4Elizabeth3k1,621k
#5-Emma3k634k
#6-Florence3k335k
#7-Ethel3k279k
#8-Minnie2k159k
#9Helen2k1,018k
#10-Bertha2k208k
#11Clara2k274k
#12Bessie2k170k
#13Annie2k348k
#14Grace2k483k
#15Mabel2k134k
#16Alice2k556k
#17Ida2k186k
#18-Edna2k294k
#19Ruth2k822k
#20Lillian2k433k
#21Martha2k548k
#22Rose2k479k
#23-Ella2k289k
#24Sarah2k1,070k
#25Nellie2k149k

Most Popular Names Of 1890

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-John9k5,106k
#2-William7k4,088k
#3-James5k5,136k
#4-George4k1,461k
#5-Charles4k2,379k
#6-Frank3k909k
#7-Joseph3k2,593k
#8Robert3k4,809k
#9Henry2k669k
#10Harry2k421k
#11Edward2k1,286k
#12-Thomas2k2,298k
#13-Walter2k619k
#14-Arthur2k526k
#15-Fred2k343k
#16-Albert1k487k
#17-Clarence1k302k
#18-Roy941404k
#19-Louis860394k
#20-Samuel815740k
#21Charlie797166k
#22Ernest774301k
#23Willie758448k
#24Earl744288k
#25Richard7442,561k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary12k4,121k
#2-Anna5k884k
#3-Elizabeth3k1,621k
#4-Margaret3k1,244k
#5-Emma3k634k
#6Florence3k335k
#7Ethel3k279k
#8Minnie3k159k
#9Clara2k274k
#10Bertha2k208k
#11Bessie2k170k
#12Helen2k1,018k
#13Grace2k483k
#14Alice2k556k
#15Annie2k348k
#16Ida2k186k
#17Mabel2k134k
#18-Edna2k294k
#19Lillian2k433k
#20Nellie2k149k
#21Sarah2k1,070k
#22Martha2k548k
#23Ella2k289k
#24-Pearl2k156k
#25Rose2k479k
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The data is taken from births that occurred in the United States after 1879. From 1880 to 1936, all births may not be included in the original data set.