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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
    Helen 3   James 3
    Margaret 4   George 4
    Ruth 5   Charles 5
    Elizabeth 6   Joseph 6
    Florence 7   Frank 7
    Ethel 8   Robert 8
    Marie 9   Edward 9
    Emma 10   Henry 10
    Lillian 11   Thomas 11
    Edna 12   Walter 12
    Bertha 13   Harry 13
    Grace 14   Arthur 14
    Clara 15   Albert 15
    Alice 16   Fred 16
    Bessie 17   Clarence 17
    Hazel 18   Willie 18
    Rose 19   Roy 19
    Annie 20   Paul 20
    Minnie 21   Harold 21
    Mabel 22   Raymond 22
    Gertrude 23   Louis 23
    Ida 24   Earl 24
    Pearl 25   Carl 25
    Martha 26   Joe 26
    Frances 27   Ernest 27
    Esther 28   Samuel 28
    Myrtle 29   David 29
    Edith 30   Charlie 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1897

Baby Names in 1897

The year 1897 saw the rise of names like Thelma, Angela, and Jewel for girls and names like Dewey, Dean, and Early for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 8th year in a row. The most popular boy name was John for the 8th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Amie, Yvonne, and Francisca for girls and Roswell, Dewey, and Dean for boys. 1897 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Alva, Nan, and Ocie and the decline of boy names like Abraham, Neil, and Pedro.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Amie +114%   Roswell New
  Yvonne +112%   Dewey +151%
  Francisca +108%   Dean +135%
  Joe +100%   Alford +129%
  Norine +100%   Pierre +125%
  Zada +93%   Lamar +114%
  Almira +92%   Mervin +100%
  Pollie +92%   Essie +100%
  Maxine +86%   Miguel +100%
  Beaulah +83%   Palmer +92%
  Tressie +80%   Christ +89%
  Evangeline +77%   Urban +89%
  Rosalia +75%   Reese +88%
  Albertha +75%   Booker +88%
  Alyce +69%   Son +88%
  Hildur +69%   Doyle +88%
  Queen +68%   Hamilton +86%
  Joy +67%   Alpha +83%
  Donnie +67%   Pablo +82%
  Charlie +64%   Bernice +78%
  Therese +63%   Wash +75%
  Fae +62%   Harlan +75%
  Katheryn +62%   Brooks +75%
  Thelma +61%   Early +74%
  Rosemary +61%   Seth +73%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Cordia -55%   Benton -68%
  Annabel -52%   Allison -67%
  Freddie -47%   Clint -65%
  Leo -45%   Clare -63%
  Donie -45%   Alma -61%
  Queenie -44%   Evans -60%
  Malvina -44%   Israel -59%
  Missouri -44%   Henery -57%
  Vira -43%   Aron -53%
  Emmie -42%   Green -52%
  Nan -41%   Gustav -52%
  Emmer -41%   Mahlon -50%
  India -41%   Alec -50%
  Cathryn -40%   Brown -50%
  Rossie -40%   Heber -50%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Eleanor 95   Norman 91
  Ann 97   Stephen 94
  Sallie 98   Alvin 97
  Theresa 100   Percy 98
  Ira 99
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Evangeline 399   Dean 285
  Yvonne 405   Frederic 347
  Berta 406   Cleve 376
  Queen 431   Dominick 394
  Vinnie 437   Palmer 400
  Tressie 439   Phil 401
  Mallie 445   Raleigh 407
  Ray 446   Waldo 409
  Julie 451   Angelo 411
  Minna 456   Hans 416
  Donnie 463   Harlan 417
  Imogene 465   Maxwell 419
  Ettie 466   Carey 423
  Harriette 467   Florence 426
  Ferne 472   Pablo 432
  Sybil 476   Ruth 435
  Alda 477   Shirley 436
  Almeda 478   Alan 439
  Celeste 479   Anna 441
  Clementine 480   Fate 444
  Lucia 482   Lacy 447
  Luna 483   Norris 450
  Melba 485   Omar 451
  Philomena 486   Orin 452
  Reva 487   Pink 453
  Savannah 488   Roman 456
  Viva 490   Seth 457
  Garnet 492   Washington 458
  Ira 493   Haywood 464
  Lue 494   Hollis 465
  Melissa 495   Lafayette 467
  Elinor 500   Oswald 468
  Pierre 470
  Rodney 472
  Alice 475
  Ashley 477
  Axel 478
  Burt 480
  Christ 482
  Coy 483
  Ethel 484
  Evan 485
  Merritt 488
  Micheal 489
  Roswell 490
  Steven 492
  Tillman 493
  Urban 494
  Alford 495
  Archibald 496

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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).