A List Of The Most Popular Baby Names From The 1900s

Teddy Roosevelt was president, the Wright brothers invented and flew the first airplane (a feat that couldn't even be duplicated 100 years later), there were 76 million people in the 46 United States, and the speed limit was only 20 MPH.
Here's what those people were naming their babies in the first decade of the twentieth century.

  1. John
  2. William
  3. James
  4. George
  5. Joseph
  6. Charles
  7. Robert
  8. Frank
  9. Edward
  10. Henry
  11. Walter
  12. Thomas
  13. Harry
  14. Arthur
  15. Harold
  16. Albert
  17. Paul
  18. Clarence
  19. Fred
  20. Carl

  1. Mary
  2. Helen
  3. Margaret
  4. Anna
  5. Ruth
  6. Elizabeth
  7. Dorothy
  8. Marie
  9. Mildred
  10. Alice
  11. Florence
  12. Ethel
  13. Lillian
  14. Rose
  15. Gladys
  16. Frances
  17. Edna
  18. Grace
  19. Catherine
  20. Hazel

This data comes from a 5% sampling of Social Security card applications with dates of birth from January 1900 through December 1909. PregnancyAndBaby.com


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