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See Baby Name Trends of the 1890's for more info.
 

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   John 1
    Anna 2   William 2
    Margaret 3   James 3
    Elizabeth 4   George 4
    Emma 5   Charles 5
    Florence 6   Frank 6
    Ethel 7   Joseph 7
    Minnie 8   Robert 8
    Helen 9   Harry 9
    Bertha 10   Henry 10
    Clara 11   Edward 11
    Bessie 12   Thomas 12
    Annie 13   Walter 13
    Grace 14   Arthur 14
    Mabel 15   Fred 15
    Alice 16   Albert 16
    Ida 17   Clarence 17
    Edna 18   Roy 18
    Ruth 19   Louis 19
    Lillian 20   Samuel 20
    Martha 21   Willie 21
    Rose 22   Ernest 22
    Ella 23   Charlie 23
    Sarah 24   Carl 24
    Nellie 25   Earl 25
    Gertrude 26   David 26
    Pearl 27   Richard 27
    Marie 28   Ralph 28
    Edith 29   Joe 29
    Laura 30   Raymond 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1891

Baby Names in 1891

The year 1891 saw the rise of names like Geraldine, Hedwig, and Esta for girls and names like Van, Sanford, and Aloysius for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 2nd year in a row. The most popular boy name was John for the 2nd year in a row. The fastest rising names were Lutie, Faith, and Sybil for girls and Roswell, Crawford, and Sheridan for boys. 1891 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Angela, Jannie, and Besse and the decline of boy names like Anderson, Ned, and Luke.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Lutie +200%   Roswell New
  Faith +170%   Crawford New
  Sybil +150%   Sheridan New
  Freida +146%   Colonel +217%
  Nevada +133%   Hezekiah +183%
  Ethelyn +122%   Tillman +138%
  Berenice +111%   Buck +122%
  Althea +105%   Rolla +120%
  Elda +105%   Hector +117%
  Esta +105%   Dana +114%
  Eudora +100%   Sanford +108%
  Carmela +100%   Alfonso +100%
  Loretto +100%   Carleton +100%
  Ottilia +100%   Aloysius +92%
  Magdalene +94%   Roderick +88%
  Crystal +89%   Heber +86%
  Theresia +89%   Mortimer +86%
  Harriette +83%   Rollin +83%
  Hildur +82%   Willam +83%
  Geraldine +81%   Orlando +83%
  Sadye +79%   Alberto +80%
  Frona +78%   Van +78%
  Arizona +78%   Wellington +75%
  Evalyn +77%   Hamilton +75%
  Therese +77%   Guss +71%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Alvena -53%   Wm -67%
  Marietta -52%   Clay -66%
  Melvina -51%   Benton -64%
  Florine -50%   Rupert -63%
  Clementine -50%   Tomas -63%
  Zona -48%   Ronald -60%
  Jannie -47%   Geo -57%
  Kathrine -47%   Sim -55%
  Rosina -47%   Benjaman -55%
  Donnie -46%   Butler -55%
  Louie -45%   Lindsay -54%
  Belva -45%   Burt -53%
  Exie -45%   Maxwell -53%
  Almira -45%   Seymour -53%
  Mammie -44%   Hardy -52%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Vera 98   Everett 93
  Marion 99   Horace 97
  Norman 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Geraldine 355   Sanford 332
  Esta 373   Aloysius 341
  Elda 385   Sterling 348
  Magdalena 392   Rolla 371
  Althea 395   Russel 372
  Jewell 410   Seth 373
  Ethyl 415   Emerson 379
  Harriette 443   Buck 388
  Magdalene 444   Burl 389
  Freida 450   Casper 390
  Lenna 451   Houston 391
  Queen 454   Madison 392
  Vallie 456   Roswell 394
  Almeda 458   Stuart 395
  Claudie 472   Colonel 401
  Lutie 474   Sandy 407
  Gail 478   Tillman 408
  Kitty 479   Vance 409
  Lovie 481   Wilmer 410
  Adela 483   Elmore 416
  Altha 484   Eric 418
  Clarice 485   Nels 426
  Delilah 486   Blaine 431
  Judith 490   Dale 432
  Leslie 491   Hezekiah 436
  Lilian 492   Lionel 438
  Marcia 493   Maynard 439
  Margery 494   Crawford 445
  Ocie 495   Henderson 449
  Verdie 496   Lucious 450
  Elisabeth 497   Olin 452
  Faith 498   Otho 453
  Jettie 500   Bruno 457
  Dana 458
  Elmo 460
  Jason 462
  Lincoln 463
  Olaf 466
  Palmer 468
  Parker 469
  Roderick 470
  Carleton 479
  Elvin 482
  Hamilton 485
  Hollis 486
  Oren 491
  Sheridan 492
  Sol 493
  Wellington 496
  Alma 497

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Note: these are estimates based on incomplete data. The numbers are likely to be a bit off, especially for earlier years (i.e. years prior to World War 2).