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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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  • Donald

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    Donald has been used for centuries in Scotland, where the Macdonald clan is one of the most ancient and where there have been six early Scottish kings by that name. Donald was a Top 20 name through... Read More 

  • Doris

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    Doris had long been on our so-far-out-it-will-always-be-out-for-babies list, and seemed to be written there in indelible ink. But there are signs of a sea change, that Doris could profit from the r... Read More 

  • Dorothy

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    In the 1930's Dorothy left Kansas and landed in the Land of Oz, by the eighties she had become a Golden Girl, living in Miami with roommates Blanche and Rose, giving her a decidedly older image. Bu... Read More 

  • Earl

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    It may have a noble ranking, but Earl is likely these days to be either wearing overalls or hunched over his desk crunching numbers with an adding machine.  Read More 

  • Edna

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    Edna is one of those names that, until what it seemed like a few minutes ago, felt so terminally frumpy that no one could imagine a parent choosing it for an innocent modern baby girl. But with th... Read More 

  • Ernest

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    Ernest is one of those sober, so-far-out-they're-beginning-to-be-reconsidered Great Uncle names. It was a Top 40 name from 1880 to 1926, and has never been completely off the Social Security list.... Read More 

  • Eugene

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    Eugene is a grandpa name that at least so far has shown no signs of rejuvenating-- or to quote Jim Carrey, whose middle name this is, "You can never get too cool with a name like Eugene." The hero ... Read More 

  • Florence

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    Florence, which has been neglected for decades, has a lot going for it, both for its floral feel and as a place name connection to the lovely Italian city (after which Florence Nightingale was name... Read More 

  • Frances

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    Frances, a soft and gentle classic, last popular a hundred years ago, seems to be on the cusp of a possible revival, along with other such neglected quiet and serious names. It's been chosen in re... Read More 

  • Frank

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    A Top 10 name from the 1880s until the 1920s, Frank has fallen from favor but still has a certain warm, friendly real-guy grandpa flavor that could come back into style, like other such choices as ... Read More 

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