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1920s Baby Names

Baby names popular in the 1920s include the following, many not often heard today. The names here are all from the Top 50 of that decade. If the Hundred Year Rule holds true, we'll be hearing more of these 1920s baby names in the near future.
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  • Albert

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    This name remained stylish for over eighty years, but with its serious, studious image (think Einstein, Schweitzer), it's far from fashionable today. Still, along with such stalwarts as Walter and ... Read More 

  • Alfred

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    Alfred is up off his recliner! If you're looking for a path to Fred, you can go directly to Frederick or take the long way round with the so-out-it's-in-again Alfred. Alfred the Great, King of W... Read More 

  • Alice

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    Alice is a classic name that's both strong and sweet, which got a big bounce via Tina Fey's choice of the name for her daughter. In the past four years alone, Alice has jumped from Number 258 to Nu... Read More 

  • Arthur

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    Arthur, once the shining head of the Knights of the Round Table, is, after decades of neglect, now being polished up and restored by some stylish parents. In addition to its leading role in the A... Read More 

  • Barbara

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    If you can get the lively young Barbara Bush to replace her grandmother's white-haired image, you might discover a rhythmic classic with an interesting history. There is the popular third century ... Read More 

  • Bernard

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    Bernard is obviously a saint's name, but how did it get to the big, benevolent dog? The eleventh century monk, patron saint of mountain climbers, who lived in the Alps, was famed for setting up sa... Read More 

  • Bernice

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    Rarely heard today-- it fell off the list around 1980--Bernice is a biblical name of Greek origin. In the Bible, she is a sister of King Agrippa. Bernice was a Top 100 name in the US for more than ... Read More 

  • Betty

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    Combine the popularity of Betty White and Mad Men 's glamorous Betty Draper Francis, with the residual sweetness of Ugly Betty 's Betty Suarez, and the result is an impending return of the name. It... Read More 

  • Carl

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    This no-nonsense German variation of Charles is strong and still well used, but lacks much sensitivity or subtlety; the Latin forms have far more energy.  Read More 

  • Clarence

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    The name of the guardian angel in It's a Wonderful Life is rarely heard the rest of the year because of its studious, near-nerdy image, but this could change in the current naming climate. An Eng... Read More 

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