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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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  • Lawrence

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    Lawrence has survived from Roman times, when Laurentium was a city noted for its laurel trees and the laurel is a symbol of wisdom and achievement. In the Top 50 from the 1890s through the 1950s an... Read More 

  • Leonard

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    Leonard is the name of several saints, including one who is the patron saint of childhood, and another medieval saint who's the patron of prisoners--known for freeing prisoners he deemed worthy of ... Read More 

  • Lois

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    The eternal fiancee of Superman turned sweet gray-haired lady who's always available to babysit her grandkids. Lois is actually a New Testament name of Greek origin: she was converted by Paul and ... Read More 

  • Louis

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    While this classic royal name has yet to catch on, we sense an imminent comeback. Both Louis and Lewis are in Britain's Top 100, and if they don't revive here, all the better for those -- like acto... Read More 

  • Louise

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    Louise has for several decades now been seen as competent, studious, and efficient -- desirable if not dramatic qualities. But now along with a raft of other 'L' names, as well as cousin Eloise, L... Read More 

  • Margaret

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    Margaret is a rich, classic name used for queens and saints. Margaret was replaced for decades by less starchy forms like Maggie and Meg, but some stylish parents are reviving Margaret in full, att... Read More 

  • Marie

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    The ubiquitous French version of Mary came into the English-speaking world in the nineteenth century. In the United States, Marie was a huge hit at the turn of the last century and for the ensuing ... Read More 

  • Marjorie

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    Scottish Marjorie and her English twin Margery were early twentieth century favorites that date back to medieval times, when popular among the royals. They were at their height in the 1920's, when... Read More 

  • Martha

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    The name of our first First Lady still has something of a prim and proper image, academic and efficient. That quiet traditional and tasteful gestalt is exactly what makes Martha appealing to some p... Read More 

  • Mary

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    Mary, the quintessential New Testament name, was Number 1 for girls for four hundred years. Though still close to the Top 100, at 121, Mary is used now mostly for religious or family reasons. If it... Read More 

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