Special Report

The Most Popular Baby Names of the 1800s

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7. Joseph
> Babies named 1880-1899: 55,292

As the seventh most popular name in the late 19th century, Joseph hit its peak in 1898 with 3,171 boys being given the name, the sixth most popular boys’ name that year.

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6. Frank
> Babies named 1880-1899: 59,685

Nearing the top five most popular names, Frank finished 1888 with 3,459 boys given the name, the most of any year that decade.

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5. Charles
> Babies named 1880-1899: 83,504

Unlike many of the most popular names from the 19th century, the name Charles had its peak at the beginning of the decade, with 5,348 boys given the name in 1880.