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

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    Mary 1   John 1
    Anna 2   William 2
    Margaret 3   James 3
    Helen 4   George 4
    Elizabeth 5   Charles 5
    Ruth 6   Joseph 6
    Ethel 7   Frank 7
    Florence 8   Robert 8
    Emma 9   Henry 9
    Marie 10   Harry 10
    Clara 11   Edward 11
    Minnie 12   Thomas 12
    Bessie 13   Walter 13
    Bertha 14   Arthur 14
    Edna 15   Fred 15
    Lillian 16   Albert 16
    Alice 17   Clarence 17
    Annie 18   Roy 18
    Grace 19   Willie 19
    Mabel 20   Earl 20
    Ida 21   Louis 21
    Rose 22   Carl 22
    Hazel 23   Paul 23
    Martha 24   Ernest 24
    Gertrude 25   Richard 25
    Edith 26   Samuel 26
    Myrtle 27   Raymond 27
    Pearl 28   Joe 28
    Frances 29   David 29
    Nellie 30   Charlie 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1894

Baby Names in 1894

The year 1894 saw the rise of names like Vesta, Jewel, and Dena for girls and names like Troy, Isaiah, and Ellsworth for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 5th year in a row. The most popular boy name was John for the 5th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Matie, Freddie, and Elna for girls and Essie, Verner, and Alvie for boys. 1894 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Mabelle, Lenore, and Pinkie and the decline of boy names like Grover, Wilson, and Ambrose.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Matie +140%   Essie New
  Freddie +117%   Verner New
  Elna +117%   Alvie +233%
  Reta +114%   Jason +200%
  Joy +110%   Ronald +163%
  Amalia +106%   Lawson +138%
  Audra +100%   Lacy +130%
  Cordia +100%   Eldridge +122%
  Flo +100%   Addison +122%
  Dena +97%   Maude +117%
  Anastasia +96%   Dewey +113%
  Marietta +95%   Otha +111%
  Arline +94%   Lafayette +111%
  Liddie +92%   Noel +109%
  Vesta +92%   Graham +100%
  Thora +92%   Troy +100%
  Leonie +91%   Ellsworth +100%
  Rubye +91%   Nat +100%
  Izora +90%   Arther +100%
  Eddie +88%   Bennett +100%
  Valeria +88%   Olaf +100%
  Clare +87%   Noble +93%
  Ethelyn +83%   Ted +92%
  Althea +83%   Wendell +91%
  Petra +83%   Melville +90%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Rosanna -50%   Adolphus -61%
  Rosemary -48%   Grover -59%
  Elvina -43%   Tim -58%
  Marcia -43%   Axel -57%
  Ira -42%   Verne -55%
  Adaline -40%   Carrie -54%
  Elmira -39%   Hosea -53%
  India -39%   Rodney -53%
  Lular -39%   Bertie -50%
  Annabel -38%   Connie -50%
  Abigail -38%   Sterling -50%
  Molly -38%   Jonas -50%
  Besse -38%   Cleo -48%
  Zetta -36%   Ansel -46%
  Lenore -36%   Forest -46%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Evelyn 99   Everett 86
  Norman 96
  Horace 97
  Victor 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Clare 372   Valentine 366
  Anastasia 386   Arther 377
  Eddie 400   Christ 378
  Marietta 426   Jason 382
  Althea 430   Lacy 392
  Ima 432   Noel 395
  Lorene 434   Ted 397
  Petra 435   Early 400
  Aileen 442   Shirley 408
  Viva 445   Ronald 415
  Vinnie 450   Wendell 418
  Camille 457   Addison 419
  Georgiana 459   Alvie 420
  Albina 463   Eldridge 424
  Leslie 469   Eric 425
  Lorraine 470   Garfield 426
  Patricia 472   Gust 428
  Vallie 473   Parker 434
  Clementine 478   Urban 435
  Judith 480   Webster 437
  Nita 484   Abram 439
  Sadye 485   Hans 446
  Wilda 486   Lafayette 451
  Carolina 487   Lawson 452
  Lavinia 488   Melville 454
  Tressie 492   Ole 455
  Amalia 494   Otha 457
  Arline 496   Rupert 460
  Belva 497   Sandy 461
  Ethelyn 500   Adrian 464
  Bruno 467
  Essie 471
  Mason 474
  Nat 475
  Odie 476
  Wyatt 479
  Ashley 481
  Bertram 482
  Buford 483
  Dewey 486
  Harlan 489
  Luis 492
  Milford 493
  Oral 495
  Thad 497
  Thurman 498
  Tillman 499
  Verner 500

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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).