Wondering which baby names were the most popular in Austria, say, 116 years ago? Of course you are! Luckily, the New York Times has the answer. In 1895, the paper reported that the most popular baby names in Austria “according to the last census” were these:
|Boy Names||Girl Names|
Franz (1,834,000 baby boys)
Anna (1,780,000 baby girls)
From 1867 to 1918, Austria was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a dual monarchy ruled by Franz Josef I.
Source: “Austria’s Most Popular First Names.” New York Times 28 Aug. 1895: 4.