19th Century Names

Claire Enkosky - December 9th, 2013

Are you brainstorming names for a new baby or pet? Are you trying to come up with that perfect alias for your stint undercover?

The Social Security Administration has a great database of baby names that searches all Social Security card applications for births after 1879.  But what was popular before that?

Thanks to a collection of cemetery records from Earlville, NY, we can offer you some exciting insight and inspiration for your next little bundle of joy.

If you're having a girl, you probably already considered the old standbys, like Mary and Sarah, but have you considered these options?


Flavilla

Lavantia

Sarepta

Avoline

Willara

Peddy

Lurea

Leonora

Thankful

What, you haven't? Well, you're lucky you came to this blog! If you're having a boy, I hope you'll also consider the following 19th Century gems:


Hazard

Cyrenius

Amasa

Cordelius

Elisha

Elam

Eber

Dimmick

Peleg