The Most Popular Baby Names of the 1800s

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2. Anna
> Babies named 1880-1899: 93,420

Since the SSA began tracking data in 1880, the name Anna has never been less popular than 106th, in 1971. Its height of prominence occurred in the late 19th century. It ranked second among girls throughout the 1880s and 1890s. It fell out of the top 10 for the first time in 1921.

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1. Mary
> Babies named 1880-1899: 222,805

Nearly six percent of all baby girls born during the 1880s and 1890s decades were named Mary, making it the most popular female name in the late 19th century. A whopping 14,406 baby girls were given the name in the year 1898 alone. By comparison, there were only 5,773 baby girls given the second most popular name, Anna, that year.