Baby Name Timeline: Pre-1880

Baby Name Timeline, pre-1880

The baby names below saw higher usage prior to 1880 thanks to the influence of historical events. I’ve written explanatory blog posts about most of them — please click the links to learn more!

To check out history-influenced baby names from more recent decades, visit the baby name timeline main page.

Other historically significant baby names bestowed (in the U.S.) before 1880 include Emancipation Proclamation, Oregon Territory, Annexation, States Rights, Federal Constitution, Independence & Liberty (twins), Captivity, Providence, and Virginia.