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women's names in London

Findings are based on information from the 1851 census: selecting only women who were born 1740-1820, and who were living in London in 1851. Total number of individuals included is 8 229. Note that Greater London was not treated as a county in the census data, so this is actually a subset of the counties of Middlesex, and to a lesser degree, Surrey.

The five most common names were:

Mary 15.6%
Elizabeth 11.0%
Sarah 9.6%
Ann 9.4%
Jane 5.0%

Over half of the women were called Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Ann or Jane.

Over two-thirds of the women were called Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Ann, Jane, Mary Ann, Eliza, Margaret, Hannah or Harriet.

5.7% (468) of the women had unusual names--those which were shared by 5 or fewer individuals. A handful of these appeared to be foreign immigrant names (Resinhappurk, Vicomsepdo), or men who had accidently been marked as female on the census return (John, Richard).

http://www.notzen.com/gemma/images/women_london.gif NamesPercentage
Mary15.6%
Elizabeth11.0%
Sarah9.6%
Ann9.4%
Jane; Mary Ann; Eliza12.0%
Margaret; Hannah; Harriet; Maria; Catherine; Charlotte13.6%
Martha; Caroline; Ellen; Frances; Susan; Sophia8.6%
Louisa; Susanna; Emma; Rebecca; Lucy; Amelia; Eleanor; Esther; Bridget; Isabella; Emily8.0%
Johanna; Fanny; Julia; Anna; Phoebe; Lydia; Matilda; May; Alice; Jemima; Rachael; Agnes; Ruth; Betsy; Helen; Georgiana; Grace; James; Hester; Letitia; Dorothy; William; Clara; Deborah; Dinah; Henrietta; Honora; John; Laura; Marie; Matha; Priscilla; Rosina; Barbara; Jessie; Rosa; Selina6.4%
shared by 5 people or fewer5.7%

All names, ranked with the most popular first.

Names \ year born1740-17591760-17791780-17991800-1820Total
Mary2673638531285
Elizabeth250258596906
Sarah165208520794
Ann- 46212514772
Jane- 1798294409
Mary Ann/Maryann- 273255330
Eliza- 232216250
Margaret- 1146144201
Hannah- 1154133198
Harriet- 745139191
Maria- 447136187
Catherine- 1052123185
Charlotte- 640114160
Martha- 64886140
Caroline- 117112130
Ellen- 62091117
Frances- 93175115
Susan- 92275106
Sophia- 13367101
Louisa1- 217799
Susanna- 2216588
Emma- 496679
Rebecca- 7225079
Lucy- 3202649
Amelia- 2123347
Eleanor- 2143046
Esther- 3202346
Bridget22112843
Isabella- 393042
Emily- - 63440
Johanna- 2132338
Fanny- 1102334
Julia- - 72734
Anna- 252431
Phoebe- 152228
Lydia- - 62026
Matilda- 142126
May- 161623
Alice- - 91322
Jemima- - 41822
Rachael- 221721
Agnes- 231116
Ruth- 25613
Betsy- - 3912
Helen- - 4812
Georgiana- - 11011
Grace- - 3811
James- 31711
Hester- - 279
Letitia- 1449
Dorothy- 1348
William- - 268
Matha- - - 77
Deborah; Dinah; John- - 433 x 7
Marie; Priscilla- - 162 x 7
Henrietta; Rosina- - 252 x 7
Honora; Laura- - 342 x 7
Clara- 1- 67
Jessie; Rosa- - - 62 x 6
Barbara- - 246
Selina- - 156
Adelaide; Kate; Rhoda; Rosetta- - 144 x 5
Christianna; Thomas- 1- 42 x 5
Augusta; Christian- 1222 x 5
Joseph- - 235
Nancy- 1135
Amy- - 325
Edith- 1315
Marion- - 415
Clarissa; Diana; Kezia; Teresa- - - 44 x 4
Judy; Phillis- 1122 x 4
Abigail- - 134
Celia- 1- 34
Elija- - 224
Johanne- - 314
Am; Dora; Jenie; Josephine; Juliana; Philadelphia; Rose; Sush- - 128 x 3
Angelina; Charles; Harrett; Jean; Rosanna- - - 35 x 3
Adeline- - - 22 x 2
Judith; Milicent- - 3- 2 x 3
Annette- 1- 23
Elira- - 213
Annie; Bethia; Betty; Blanch; Charlotta; Henry; Mat; Mildred; Prudence; Sally; Tryphena- - - 211 x 2
Arabella; Clemencia; Elie; Hephribah; Nanny; Penelope; Sam; Samuel; Uslar; Winifred- - 1110 x 2
Alicia; Constance; Janet; Lane; Miriam- 1- 15 x 2
George; Kitty- 11- 2 x 2
Hary- - 2- 2
Adde; Adele; Alexandrina; Algarg; Alida; Allen; Allison; Altezeera; Althea; Ama; Amele; Amelis; Amolia; Amore; Annabel; Apolina; Archy; Arseneth; Arsula; Ary; Barnard; Batista; Beatrice; Belinda; Bella; Bertha; Bertice; Bessy; Blettcher; Cady; Cahallo; Cathear; Cathenay; Cecila; Cecile; Cecilia; Cecily; Chaterine; Cheris; Cherry; Christopher; Cicely; Cine; Clavia; Clement; Clementine; Cleona; Cleverdens; Donna; Edna; Eleanora; Eliane; Elise; Elissa; Ellard; Ellenam; Elmer; Elmira; Elora; Elra; Emblon; Emelia; Emmelina; Enna; Enough; Epse; Ernestine; Euginia; Euphemia; Evelyn; Farah; Florentia; Florentine; Georgina; Goodlick; Guilly; Hanny; Harrel; Henera; Henorta; Hephencbah; Hilda; Honor; Ioannis; Irad; Isobel; Jana; Jared; Jarret; Jeanette; Jerema; Joan; Josepha; Joyce; Juliet; June; Justina; Karenhappack; Keason; Kerenhappench; Lacey; Lansing; Lelina; Lipporah; Louise; Lovinia; Lucretia; Luemma; Luna; Lyde; Madalene; Magretta; Marge; Marianne; Markin; Marriel; Mauneline; Mee; Melinda; Meliora; Meria; Merran; Mersalia; Mijr; Milliard; Mon; Morgum; Mu; Myria; Nora; Octavia; Partiene; Paulina; Pauline; Percilla; Peucika; Phelomine; Philadelp; Phillipins; Pilia; Ramsey; Rarked; Rathe; Resinhappurk; Rhona; Richard; Robert; Robinson; Rosamah; Rosann; Roselle; Rosema; Rositta; Salome; Saragh; Sarahb ; Se; Selma; Septima; Setcha; Shire; Sidelia; Sidney; Solomon; Sophine; Sophy; Sura; Sylvia; Tamisianna; Tarisa; Tercia; Theodosia; Treacy; Turpin; Vicomsepdo; Victoria; Virginie; Weller; Wilhemina; Woote; Worthey; Zane- - - 1182 x 1
Abigar; Albina; Alison; Antoinette; Arist; Catton; Christina; Clemantina; Cordelia; Daina; Deboras; Diane; Drane; Ealliannie; Eken; Eli; Estella; Estie; Faith; Floinday; Gabetha; Germina; Goainn; Helena; Henrta; Hepseta; Hetty; Jehona; Josette; Kachael; Leanna; Lethia; Lettice; Loana; Lomer; Marcy; Marijan; Matho; Mayfield; Mervina; Milas; Morgan; Patricia; Rate; Ressie; Ruther; Seeria; Serena; Sibbell; Theodocia; Theresa; Veronica; Virginia; Wylan- - 1- 54 x 1
Aleling; Ally; Alphia; Barber; Canew; Catharina; Cathra; Dorothea; Hensca; Huey; Joep; Julian; Olivia; Rosamond; Tablitha; Victora- 1- - 16 x 1
Total8411210657048229

My analysis is presented with thanks to ancestry.co.uk whose free online access to basic 1851 census data allowed me to complete this study.