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Top 100 UK Baby Boys' Names in 1850

Great Exhibition - great names? Try to guess the most common names given to baby boys in England and Wales in the year 1850.
Exact spelling required. There are often many differently-spelled variations of a similar name.
Quiz by ElizaRome
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Last updated: November 4, 2019
First submittedJanuary 17, 2019
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Name
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William
2
John
3
Thomas
4
George
5
James
6
Henry
7
Charles
8
Joseph
9
Robert
10
Edward
11
Richard
12
Samuel
13
Alfred
14
Frederick
15
David
16
Arthur
17
Walter
18
Edwin
19
Benjamin
20
Francis
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Name
21
Albert
22
Daniel
23
Isaac
24
Peter
25
Harry
26
Stephen
27
Edmund
28
Frank
29
Tom
30
Michael
31
Matthew
32
Herbert
33
Abraham
34
Alexander
35
Mark
36
Frederic
37
Andrew
38
Philip
39
Jonathan
40
Christopher
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Name
41
Evan
42
Jesse
43
Hugh
44
Joshua
45
Lewis
46
Ralph
47
Josiah
48
Jacob
49
Eli
50
Reuben
51
Patrick
52
Owen
53
Amos
54
Elijah
55
Moses
56
Job
57
Enoch
58
Sidney
59
Fred
60
Martin
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Name
61
Cornelius
62
Anthony
63
Ernest
64
Jabez
65
Levi
66
Luke
67
Joe
68
Ebenezer
69
Adam
70
Jeremiah
71
Sam
72
Nicholas
74
Aaron
73
Oliver
75
Timothy
76
Nathaniel
77
Edgar
78
Emanuel
79
Leonard
80
Noah
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Name
81
Griffith
82
Jonas
83
Allen
84
Ephraim
85
Nathan
86
Elias
87
Ambrose
88
Caleb
89
Dennis
90
Rees
91
Solomon
92
Rowland
93
Horace
94
Ellis
95
Abel
96
Louis
97
Phillip
98
Isaiah
99
Roger
100
Simeon
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Level 68
Jan 17, 2019
This is brilliant. Jabez!
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Level 60
Jan 17, 2019
You mean to say you don't know any Jabezes?! ;-)
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Level 73
Feb 17, 2020
People know more Jabezes than Rowlands, clearly
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Level 66
Nov 3, 2019
You gave it as a hint...nevertheless, some more flexibility with the type-in would be great. I mean...with e.g. "Philip" already accepted there is little motivation to check for "Phillip", right?
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Level 76
Nov 3, 2019
Personally, I like that this quiz requires exact type-ins. And the clue gives you the motivation to try alternates.
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Level 66
Nov 8, 2019
I agree with TheLastFish. I find it annoying when quizzes require exact spelling for everything.
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Level 66
Feb 17, 2020
I like how you have to try the specific names, like that Nick does not give you Nicholas, like how in some quizzes one name gets you 5 answers. But I kind of sort of agree with Philip/Phillip, that feels more like a different spelling than a completely different name. I guess you have the draw the line somewhere, but yea
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Level 62
Feb 19, 2020
I read the caveat, hence I typed 'Phillip' straight after I did 'Philip'.
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Level 87
Nov 3, 2019
The source you listed had different spellings for names number 78 and 98.
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Level ∞
Nov 4, 2019
Fixed
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Level 79
Nov 4, 2019
Genealogy helps with some of these - no love for Pythagoras though,but found two of those in my extended tree!
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Level 66
Feb 17, 2020
Nicknamed pita? :)
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Level 71
Nov 4, 2019
Clicked through just for the comments.
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Level 48
Feb 17, 2020
bottom line: know your biblical characters, go through a bunch of saints, and you will be at least halfway there ;) nice quiz!
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Level 38
Feb 18, 2020
Yeah, there were a lot more Old Testament names than I expected.
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Level 55
Feb 17, 2020
I can't believe Paul isn't in it!?
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Level 58
Feb 17, 2020
I was surprised to find that there were more Ephraims and Amoses than there were Pauls!
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Level 61
Mar 20, 2020
Its there in the source at #101. Still surprising isn't it? I'd have thought it would have been in top 20.
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Level 45
Feb 17, 2020
good old "Job" am I right?
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Level 59
Feb 18, 2020
Nice one, thanks.
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Level 77
Feb 21, 2020
I read the caveat and understood it meant that both spellings of Phillip and Philip would be required, but I didn't understand from the caveat that nicknames or shortened versions would be considered separately, such as Tom and Thomas, Sam and Samuel, etc. It would have been helpful if that info had been made more clear to those of us who are a bit dense. It was still a fun quiz, though. Thanks for making it.