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Rare 1880 baby names for girls 2

Continuing on from my first post, I will list rare and interesting baby names from 1880 with 11 to 20 births per name. I have also put the names currently in the top 300 (as of 2011) in bold. I love when baby name blogs and websites tell you about how often a name was used back in the day, and showing how those baby names are used today and how popular they've become.

Theodora, 11
Salome, 11
Rosina, 11
Queenie, 11
Mathilde, 11
Iris, 11 (now #303)
Eloise, 11
Beryl, 11

Willa, 12
Rachael, 12 (Rachel is #117)
Joan, 12
India, 12
Imogene, 12
Easter, 12
Celina, 12
Celestine, 12
Abigail, 12 (now a top 10 name)

Vida, 13
Serena, 13
Magdalene, 13
Fay, 13
Eleanore, 13
Carolina, 13 (Caroline is #87)
Bella, 13 (now #60)
Ava, 13 (now a top 10 name)
Annabel, 13 (Annabelle is #111)

Veronica, 14 (now #284)
Odessa, 14
Melinda, 14
June, 14
Emmaline, 14
Bonnie, 14
Betsy, 14
Avis, 14

Sophronia, 15
Luna, 15 (now #278)
Lucia, 15 (now #242)
Dixie, 15
Clare, 15

Sidney, 16
Maybelle, 16
Dorothea, 16
Anita, 16
Agatha, 16

Savannah, 17 (now #41)
Rilla, 17
Prudence, 17
Minna, 17
Evie, 17
Cleo, 17
Alva, 17

Neva, 18
Molly, 18 (now #78)
Liza, 18
Leta, 18
Iona, 18
Gracie, 18 (now #136)
Georgianna, 18
Antonia, 18
Annetta, 18

Magdalena, 19
Clementine, 19
Antoinette, 19

Vesta, 20
Elsa, 20
Chloe, 20 (now a top 10 name)

Look for the list of interesting 1880 names with 21 to 30 births and/or interesting 1880 boy's names, coming soon in November.


  1. Wow isn't it interesting how cool the names at the bottom of the old lists often are? So many of these names seem not just usable, but positively hip.

    Eloise is very popular here, so is Evie; India, Bonnie, Cleo, Clementine and Elsa are fashionable and gaining in popularity. Serena is on the charts.

    Vida, Iona, Magdalena, Willa, Theodora, Betsy, Neva, Vesta, Minna, Georgianna and Antonia all seem like names I could imagine on a new baby that would seem fresh and surprising, but not weird or freakish.

  2. I agree, I can't wait to see what there is for 1881.
    I would possibly use Iona, Antonia, Neva, Minna, Fay or Magdalena myself. Antonia pops up on the top 1000 here every once in a while, and Magdalena ranks low. Minna's been on my list for about two years now.


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