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The following table shows the 200 most popular given names for male and female babies born during 1890 - 1899. For each rank and sex, the table shows the name and the number of occurrences of that name. The 200 most popular names were taken from a universe that includes 1,231,337 male births and 2,353,381 female births.

Popular names of the 1890s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 John 80,668 Mary 131,138
2 William 72,246 Anna 55,261
3 James 50,723 Margaret 37,939
4 George 43,359 Helen 37,802
5 Charles 36,849 Elizabeth 33,880
6 Joseph 29,000 Ruth 32,868
7 Frank 28,718 Florence 32,345
8 Robert 26,148 Ethel 31,453
9 Edward 22,033 Emma 28,652
10 Henry 21,664 Marie 25,853
11 Harry 21,330 Clara 25,473
12 Thomas 21,115 Bertha 25,125
13 Walter 19,494 Minnie 24,615
14 Arthur 16,349 Bessie 24,417
15 Fred 14,271 Alice 24,416
16 Albert 13,753 Lillian 24,106
17 Clarence 11,901 Edna 24,068
18 Willie 9,850 Grace 23,804
19 Roy 9,780 Annie 23,122
20 Louis 8,443 Mabel 21,991
21 Earl 8,298 Ida 21,212
22 Paul 8,181 Rose 21,134
23 Carl 8,048 Hazel 20,154
24 Ernest 7,877 Gertrude 19,899
25 Samuel 7,857 Martha 19,416
26 Richard 7,574 Pearl 19,054
27 Raymond 7,572 Frances 18,091
28 Joe 7,482 Myrtle 17,717
29 David 7,334 Edith 17,649
30 Charlie 7,261 Nellie 17,285
31 Harold 7,018 Sarah 17,155
32 Ralph 6,951 Ella 17,073
33 Howard 5,949 Eva 16,460
34 Andrew 5,719 Laura 16,433
35 Herbert 5,660 Elsie 16,375
36 Elmer 5,647 Louise 15,175
37 Oscar 5,612 Esther 14,737
38 Jesse 5,396 Catherine 14,502
39 Alfred 5,373 Agnes 14,429
40 Will 5,210 Carrie 14,276
41 Daniel 5,185 Lillie 14,093
42 Sam 4,941 Mildred 13,794
43 Leo 4,691 Gladys 13,622
44 Jack 4,637 Irene 13,621
45 Lawrence 4,598 Julia 13,448
46 Francis 4,535 Hattie 12,909
47 Benjamin 4,459 Cora 12,880
48 Lee 4,384 Lena 12,491
49 Eugene 4,304 Josephine 12,464
50 Herman 4,232 Mattie 12,449
51 Peter 4,028 Jennie 11,876
52 Frederick 3,994 Jessie 11,871
53 Floyd 3,957 Maude 11,304
54 Michael 3,927 Alma 11,184
55 Ray 3,762 Mae 10,918
56 Lewis 3,699 Blanche 10,860
57 Claude 3,636 Dorothy 10,846
58 Clyde 3,625 Ada 10,379
59 Edwin 3,506 Lucy 10,323
60 Tom 3,335 Lula 10,238
61 Martin 3,254 Mamie 10,085
62 Leonard 3,166 Fannie 9,898
63 Ben 3,156 Stella 9,807
64 Chester 3,022 Katherine 9,408
65 Edgar 2,982 Viola 9,386
66 Jim 2,842 Ruby 8,699
67 Harvey 2,822 Dora 8,683
68 Russell 2,780 Maggie 8,607
69 Clifford 2,701 Nora 8,293
70 Lester 2,701 Rosa 7,881
71 Luther 2,668 Beatrice 7,500
72 Homer 2,637 Ellen 7,435
73 Jacob 2,551 Sadie 7,398
74 Leroy 2,544 Marion 7,311
75 Otto 2,543 Willie 7,109
76 Guy 2,487 Effie 6,961
77 Lloyd 2,480 May 6,880
78 Anthony 2,453 Beulah 6,785
79 Jessie 2,424 Pauline 6,636
80 Hugh 2,405 Nettie 6,538
81 Ed 2,346 Susie 6,529
82 Bernard 2,315 Della 6,410
83 Theodore 2,300 Marguerite 6,376
84 Stanley 2,297 Vera 6,376
85 Eddie 2,284 Daisy 6,249
86 Patrick 2,233 Lydia 5,942
87 Philip 2,147 Virginia 5,864
88 Leon 2,104 Olive 5,713
89 Archie 2,068 Kathryn 5,653
90 Leslie 2,063 Evelyn 5,649
91 Oliver 2,035 Sallie 5,580
92 Allen 2,002 Lizzie 5,556
93 Alexander 1,954 Lottie 5,499
94 Dewey 1,921 Emily 5,476
95 Ira 1,916 Georgia 5,444
96 Everett 1,902 Flora 5,442
97 Norman 1,891 Nancy 5,346
98 Horace 1,814 Katie 5,178
99 Victor 1,811 Lucille 5,105
100 Cecil 1,808 Leona 5,083
101 Donald 1,786 Charlotte 4,771
102 Charley 1,755 Eleanor 4,755
103 Milton 1,745 Hilda 4,732
104 Isaac 1,735 Theresa 4,730
105 Stephen 1,733 Ann 4,688
106 Julius 1,717 Etta 4,670
107 August 1,703 Addie 4,635
108 Alvin 1,667 Caroline 4,500
109 Bert 1,667 Ollie 4,272
110 Sidney 1,612 Anne 4,231
111 Percy 1,571 Lola 4,217
112 Marion 1,508 Harriet 4,171
113 Glenn 1,501 Iva 4,103
114 Grover 1,498 Bernice 4,094
115 Warren 1,480 Henrietta 4,035
116 Alex 1,448 Lela 3,892
117 Emil 1,438 Jane 3,882
118 Earnest 1,390 Ora 3,876
119 Mack 1,370 Amanda 3,872
120 Wesley 1,365 Amelia 3,725
121 Otis 1,349 Inez 3,682
122 Virgil 1,349 Rebecca 3,660
123 Willis 1,331 Susan 3,612
124 Melvin 1,326 Mollie 3,609
125 Kenneth 1,299 Nannie 3,599
126 Rufus 1,298 Goldie 3,491
127 Dave 1,281 Estelle 3,485
128 Dan 1,274 Loretta 3,382
129 Maurice 1,270 Nina 3,381
130 Willard 1,240 Maud 3,285
131 Lonnie 1,237 Rachel 3,279
132 Morris 1,234 Eula 3,270
133 Gilbert 1,215 Matilda 3,249
134 Vernon 1,215 Eunice 3,244
135 Wallace 1,199 Lois 3,228
136 Nathan 1,180 Betty 3,196
137 Johnnie 1,160 Mable 3,184
138 Wilbur 1,142 Estella 3,174
139 Jerry 1,140 Marjorie 3,171
140 Emmett 1,136 Sara 3,119
141 Matthew 1,132 Violet 3,076
142 Max 1,112 Essie 3,059
143 Calvin 1,102 Amy 3,042
144 Marvin 1,073 Verna 3,036
145 Hubert 1,062 Sylvia 3,025
146 Vincent 1,027 Hannah 3,021
147 Amos 1,023 Kate 3,001
148 Jess 1,013 Olga 2,997
149 Rudolph 998 Rosie 2,918
150 Harrison 991 Genevieve 2,904
151 Perry 989 Flossie 2,890
152 Franklin 986 Maria 2,866
153 Sylvester 971 Alta 2,796
154 Glen 959 Barbara 2,783
155 Mark 954 Frieda 2,780
156 Manuel 952 Eliza 2,723
157 Jose 947 Lulu 2,659
158 Adolph 945 Ola 2,652
159 Gordon 939 Augusta 2,642
160 Curtis 928 Christine 2,566
161 Nelson 920 Sophia 2,522
162 Dennis 919 Belle 2,512
163 Jay 918 Victoria 2,479
164 Ollie 918 Sophie 2,424
165 Marshall 916 Lucile 2,412
166 Elbert 910 Irma 2,407
167 Felix 903 Ina 2,397
168 Irving 903 Jean 2,396
169 Bennie 902 Thelma 2,385
170 Jake 892 Celia 2,373
171 Ellis 886 Doris 2,343
172 Gus 885 Allie 2,339
173 Phillip 884 Josie 2,329
174 Alonzo 879 Alberta 2,327
175 Roland 875 Winifred 2,293
176 Orville 870 Freda 2,289
177 Edmund 868 Janie 2,272
178 Adam 863 Madeline 2,242
179 Arnold 859 Marian 2,168
180 Clinton 857 Luella 2,151
181 Nicholas 857 Nell 2,138
182 Cornelius 853 Callie 2,131
183 Ross 851 Winnie 2,126
184 Roscoe 850 Velma 2,099
185 Abraham 849 Mayme 2,098
186 Aaron 830 Naomi 2,074
187 Mike 828 Selma 2,067
188 Reuben 828 Isabel 2,047
189 Claud 827 Tillie 2,009
190 Clifton 815 Vivian 1,999
191 Bill 789 Millie 1,959
192 Irvin 789 Rena 1,945
193 Sherman 766 Kathleen 1,942
194 Owen 761 Fern 1,937
195 Gerald 754 Elva 1,900
196 Clayton 752 Erma 1,895
197 Steve 752 Isabelle 1,890
198 Moses 751 Norma 1,885
199 Simon 731 Delia 1,871
200 Jasper 725 Virgie 1,811
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2014. See the limitations of this data source.