The baby names below saw sudden changes in usage during the 1880s thanks to the influence of historical events. I’ve written explanatory blog posts about some of them — please click the links to learn more!
To check out history-influenced baby names from other decades, visit the baby name timeline main page.
1889 News: Grady
1888 News: Ebba
1885 Politics: Cleveland
1884 Politics: Grover, Blaine, Logan, Belva
1881 Politics: Garfield
1880 Politics: Winfield