American names from the 1800s
Names in the 1800s became even more modern and American.
In the early part of the century, names for girls came about such as:
For boys, these names began to appear:
In the late part of the century, records were kept for names given in the United States and even though these records aren’t complete (many people born before 1937 did not apply for a social security card) it gives us a glimpse into the popularty of names at this time.
Top 20 popular names in the 1800s
Top 20 names for boys in the 1800s
Top 20 names for girls in the 1800s
Originally published July 2010. Updated Sept. 2016.