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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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  • Stanley

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    Although Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire personified brute force, most Stanleys have been portrayed as meek milquetoasts. Could be a Sydney-like girls' choice.  Read More 

  • Thelma

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    If you're desperate to honor an ancestor named Thelma, think Thea instead.  Read More 

  • Virginia

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    Virginia is a lovely place name starting with the fashionable V initial and having deep historical roots, yet, unlike some other other girls' classics, has been sorely neglected in recent years. F... Read More 

  • Walter

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    Walter was seen as a noble name in the Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Walter Scott era, but has long been in baby name limbo. Now a few independent-minded parents are looking at it as a renewable, slig... Read More 

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