The baby names below saw sudden changes in usage during the 1890s 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.
1899 Literary character: Janice
1895 Literary character: Trilby
1893 News: Eulalia
1892 Politics: Grover, Adlai, Whitelaw
1892 Sports: Corbett
1890 News: Woodfin