The last decade of the 18th century

Are you looking for a classic or an old-fashioned name for your little one? In 1890, there were nearly 62 million people in the United States. Idaho and Wyoming became the 43rd and 44th US states, Vincent van Gogh died, the corrugated cardboard box was invented, and people were having babies — lots of babies!

The 34th US President, Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower, and France’s first president, Charles AndrĂ© Joseph Marie de Gaulle, were both born in 1890. Other notable names include author Agatha Christie (born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller), funnymen Groucho Marx and Stan Laurel, and — believe it or not! — entrepreneur Robert LeRoy Ripley. Here are the 50 most popular names for American boys and girls during the year 1890.

Click on any of the names to find out more about it — including the meaning, origin and similar names — plus you’ll have a chance to leave your own review.

Top baby names from 1890

Most popular girl names 1890 Most popular boy names 1890
  1. Mary
  2. Anna
  3. Elizabeth
  4. Margaret
  5. Emma
  6. Florence
  7. Ethel
  8. Minnie
  9. Clara
  10. Bertha
  11. Bessie
  12. Helen
  13. Grace
  14. Alice
  15. Annie
  16. Ida
  17. Mabel
  18. Edna
  19. Lillian
  20. Nellie
  21. Sarah
  22. Martha
  23. Ella
  24. Pearl
  25. Rose
  26. Gertrude
  27. Laura
  28. Marie
  29. Carrie
  30. Edith
  31. Louise
  32. Eva
  33. Frances
  34. Myrtle
  35. Lillie
  36. Cora
  37. Hazel
  38. Hattie
  39. Maude
  40. Julia
  41. Jennie
  42. Mattie
  43. Jessie
  44. Catherine
  45. Elsie
  46. Ruth
  47. Lena
  48. Lula
  49. Josephine
  50. Agnes
  1. John
  2. William
  3. James
  4. George
  5. Charles
  6. Frank
  7. Joseph
  8. Robert
  9. Henry
  10. Harry
  11. Edward
  12. Thomas
  13. Walter
  14. Arthur
  15. Fred
  16. Albert
  17. Clarence
  18. Roy
  19. Louis
  20. Samuel
  21. Charlie
  22. Ernest
  23. Willie
  24. Earl
  25. Richard
  26. David
  27. Carl
  28. Joe
  29. Oscar
  30. Will
  31. Paul
  32. Ralph
  33. Jesse
  34. Andrew
  35. Alfred
  36. Raymond
  37. Benjamin
  38. Elmer
  39. Daniel
  40. Howard
  41. Sam
  42. Herbert
  43. Frederick
  44. Lee
  45. Peter
  46. Eugene
  47. Harold
  48. Michael
  49. Leo
  50. Herman

Source: US Social Security Administration

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