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Victorian Baby Names

Victorian baby names are often perceived as classic, or traditional names. While this is true, it is also true that baby names chosen in the United States during the Victorian era were often quite plain. For every Florence, it seems, there was a Bertha, and for every Charles, there was a Fred. So baby names from this era present a delightful mix of both the traditional and the simple. Some of these names are still top of the charts today. And some, perhaps sadly, are no longer in vogue. The list below, based on data compiled by the Social Security Administration, shows the top 50 boys' names and top 50 girls' names from the 1890s. We hope you may be inspired in your own search for the perfect baby name!

Closely associated with Victorian girls' names are the floral baby names that were quite popular in England in the second half of the 19th century and into the beginning of the 20th century. Visit our list of Floral Baby Names to see some additional names for girls that you may be interested in.

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