Friday, October 19, 2012

Rare 1880 baby names for girls

Here's a list I've been working on while sifting through all the names in the SSA extended list. These are all the interesting (rare, unusual, popular, unique, uncommon and beautiful) baby girl's names I thought were noteworthy. Included is the number of how many babies were born in 1880 with that name, up to 10 births per name. Some of these might be surprising to see listed with only 5 or 6 births, considering how popular they are today, some you'll see are starting to become popular now, and some are still just as rare. I've highlighted those that are now in the top 200.

Verona, 5
Texas, 5
Tennessee, 5
Sibyl, 5
Selena, 5
Penelope, 5
Parthenia, 5
Ottilia, 5
Opal, 5
Natalie, 5
Marilla, 5
Margaretta, 5
Mahalia, 5
Lucina, 5
Lovisa, 5
Lollie, 5
Linna, 5
Letty, 5
Judith, 5
Jewel, 5
Isadora, 5
Honora, 5
Gwendolyn, 5
Gracia, 5
Georgina, 5
Elvina, 5
Delphine, 5
Corrine, 5
Cordella, 5
Charlotta, 5
Araminta, 5
Adrienne, 5

Zelda, 6
Winona, 6
Thea, 6
Sibylla, 6
Sabina, 6
Ottilie, 6
Monica, 6
Mercedes, 6
Martina, 6
Fidelia, 6
Faith, 6
Euphemia, 6
Erie, 6 (had to throw this one in)
Eleanora, 6
Dinah, 6
Claudine, 6
Cherry, 6
Camilla, 6
Aurora, 6

Tressa, 7
Tilda, 7
Osa, 7
Lea, 7
Jessica, 7
Gina, 7
Felicia, 7
Eve, 7
Eulalia, 7
Drucilla, 7
Delphia, 7
Carol, 7
Angela, 7

Tabitha, 8
Rowena, 8
Millicent, 8
Magnolia, 8
Faye, 8
Evelina, 8
Elena, 8
Drusilla, 8
Camille, 8

Winifred, 9
Rosalia, 9
Leda, 9
Kitty, 9
Ione, 9
Indiana, 9
Hope, 9
Emilia, 9
Emeline, 9
Annabelle, 9
Angelina, 9
Amber, 9
Amalia, 9
Althea, 9

Una, 10
Theodosia, 10
Selina, 10
Philomena, 10
Paulina, 10
Leonie, 10
Juliet, 10
Diana, 10
Delilah, 10
Anastasia, 10

4 comments:

  1. awesome list! i love the history of name usage. great idea!

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  2. Yeah, I was shocked to see names that are so popular now at the bottom of the list. Others sound right at home in 1880.

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  3. This is a great list! Where do you find this info at?

    Some of the names I haven't heard of before are Lovisa, Cordella, and Euphemia.

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    1. British baby names have complete lists of names from the 1800's and other specific areas with oirin/meanings. Most of all these blogs back each other. Great finds to be found here and there from each blog.

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