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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 three years alone, Alice has jumped from #258 to #127! ... 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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    Can the lively young Barbara Bush erase or replace her grandmother's white-haired image? We doubt it. Like other Baby Boomer favorite names -- Patricia, Susan -- Barbara was hugely popular through ... Read More 

  • Bernard

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    Though the patron saint of mountain climbers, still an unathletic, outdated name with a highly intellectual image.  Read More 

  • Bernice

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    Since most Bernices were called Binnie, Benny, or Bunny anyway, few will notice that this old Greek name has faded away.  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.  Read More 

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