Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1885 for girls and boys. Click on a name below to learn baby name meanings and more.

Most Popular Names For Births In the United States 1885:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 John 7.552 8,756
2 William 6.938 8,044
3 James 4.463 5,175
4 George 4.031 4,674
5 Charles 3.966 4,599
6 Frank 2.645 3,067
7 Joseph 2.191 2,540
8 Henry 2.075 2,406
9 Robert 2.003 2,322
10 Thomas 1.954 2,266
11 Edward 1.915 2,220
12 Harry 1.896 2,198
13 Walter 1.559 1,808
14 Fred 1.347 1,562
15 Arthur 1.307 1,516
16 Albert 1.232 1,429
17 Clarence 0.781 906
18 Samuel 0.766 888
19 Louis 0.698 809
20 Grover 0.662 768
21 Ernest 0.619 718
22 David 0.614 712
23 Charlie 0.608 705
24 Roy 0.596 691
25 Joe 0.587 681
26 Richard 0.580 672
27 Will 0.539 625
28 Oscar 0.537 623
29 Willie 0.530 614
30 Andrew 0.517 599
31 Jesse 0.480 556
32 Daniel 0.461 535
33 Peter 0.445 516
34 Carl 0.426 494
35 Sam 0.424 492
36 Earl 0.415 481
37 Frederick 0.402 466
38 Benjamin 0.400 464
39 Alfred 0.385 446
40 Elmer 0.382 443
41 Howard 0.378 438
42 Lewis 0.377 437
43 Paul 0.369 428
44 Ralph 0.364 422
45 Herbert 0.335 388
46 Michael 0.319 370
46 Jim 0.319 370
48 Tom 0.311 361
49 Martin 0.308 357
50 Lee 0.300 348
51 Eugene 0.298 345
52 Claude 0.296 343
52 Jacob 0.296 343
54 Ed 0.283 328
55 Herman 0.281 326
56 Francis 0.275 319
57 Clyde 0.274 318
58 Raymond 0.265 307
59 Harvey 0.262 304
60 Edgar 0.261 303
61 Jack 0.254 295
62 Ben 0.252 292
63 Edwin 0.249 289
64 Lawrence 0.248 288
65 Charley 0.246 285
66 Bert 0.238 276
67 Chester 0.235 273
68 Guy 0.229 266
69 Otto 0.227 263
70 Floyd 0.223 259
70 Luther 0.223 259
72 Oliver 0.223 258
73 Hugh 0.222 257
74 Ray 0.204 237
75 Ira 0.203 235
76 Homer 0.197 228
77 Patrick 0.187 217
78 Alexander 0.177 205
78 Leonard 0.177 205
80 Isaac 0.176 204
81 Jessie 0.174 202
82 Harold 0.173 201
83 Theodore 0.172 199
83 Leo 0.172 199
85 Archie 0.169 196
86 August 0.166 193
87 Allen 0.159 184
88 Sidney 0.147 170
89 Philip 0.141 163
90 Leroy 0.140 162
91 Bernard 0.138 160
92 Alex 0.137 159
93 Stephen 0.136 158
94 Horace 0.134 155
95 Anthony 0.132 153
96 Warren 0.130 151
97 Julius 0.129 150
98 Cleveland 0.127 147
99 Leon 0.126 146
100 Victor 0.123 143
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Mary 6.430 9,128
2 Anna 2.814 3,994
3 Emma 1.922 2,728
4 Elizabeth 1.819 2,582
5 Margaret 1.553 2,204
6 Minnie 1.534 2,178
7 Clara 1.346 1,910
8 Bertha 1.310 1,860
9 Ida 1.306 1,854
10 Annie 1.200 1,703
11 Alice 1.184 1,681
12 Florence 1.174 1,667
13 Bessie 1.119 1,588
14 Grace 1.110 1,575
15 Ethel 1.053 1,495
16 Nellie 1.009 1,432
17 Martha 1.004 1,425
18 Sarah 1.003 1,424
19 Ella 0.983 1,395
20 Mabel 0.950 1,349
21 Laura 0.933 1,325
22 Carrie 0.904 1,283
23 Cora 0.883 1,253
24 Maude 0.861 1,222
25 Rose 0.820 1,164
26 Pearl 0.807 1,146
27 Lillian 0.805 1,143
28 Helen 0.799 1,134
29 Gertrude 0.765 1,086
30 Edna 0.759 1,077
31 Edith 0.754 1,071
32 Julia 0.748 1,062
33 Jennie 0.736 1,045
34 Myrtle 0.723 1,026
35 Mattie 0.714 1,014
36 Hattie 0.710 1,008
37 Lillie 0.690 979
38 Eva 0.684 971
39 Louise 0.673 956
40 Jessie 0.671 952
41 Lula 0.669 949
42 Marie 0.623 885
43 Lena 0.617 876
43 Ada 0.617 876
45 Catherine 0.596 846
46 Frances 0.595 844
47 Josephine 0.552 783
47 Fannie 0.552 783
49 Dora 0.547 776
50 Katherine 0.529 751
51 Maggie 0.504 716
52 Lucy 0.501 711
53 Blanche 0.500 710
54 Agnes 0.490 695
55 Elsie 0.483 685
56 Nora 0.472 670
57 Stella 0.457 649
58 Rosa 0.439 623
59 Effie 0.432 613
60 May 0.428 607
60 Daisy 0.428 607
62 Mamie 0.427 606
63 Mae 0.407 578
64 Ellen 0.391 555
65 Lizzie 0.378 537
66 Nettie 0.378 536
67 Nancy 0.371 527
68 Alma 0.363 515
69 Sadie 0.362 514
70 Ruth 0.356 506
71 Della 0.352 500
72 Susie 0.336 477
73 Sallie 0.322 457
74 Flora 0.313 445
75 Maud 0.302 429
76 Addie 0.286 406
77 Lydia 0.285 404
78 Caroline 0.281 399
79 Mollie 0.279 396
80 Lottie 0.277 393
81 Katie 0.273 388
82 Irene 0.265 376
83 Etta 0.262 372
84 Georgia 0.261 371
85 Lulu 0.254 360
86 Olive 0.246 349
87 Emily 0.244 346
88 Viola 0.243 345
89 Harriet 0.241 342
90 Amanda 0.239 339
91 Jane 0.232 330
92 Kathryn 0.225 320
92 Esther 0.225 320
94 Charlotte 0.223 317
95 Willie 0.220 312
96 Kate 0.218 309
96 Beulah 0.218 309
98 Ollie 0.215 305
99 Rebecca 0.213 302
99 Susan 0.213 302