Special Report

The Most Popular Baby Names of the 1800s


To identify the most popular names from the late 1800s, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 200 most popular girl and boy names from The Social Security Administration (SSA), which tracks the most popular names in each year beginning in 1880. The government recorded 3,752,926 female births, and 2,408,476 male births between 1880-1899. In order to secure a spot on this list, the following names had to fall within the top 16 most popular names for boys and the top 17 for girls, based off of how many times the name occurred.