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1910s Baby Names

The Great War. Sourced from the 1910 to 1920 Top 50, here is a list of popular baby names which are relatively rare today.
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  • 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 

  • Annie

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    Annie is one of the most open and optimistic, the-sun'll-come-out-tomorrow-type names of all, having been celebrated over the years in song (Annie Laurie), comic strip (Little Orphan Annie), folklo... Read More 

  • Beatrice

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    Beatrice is back. Stored in the attic for almost a century, the lovely Beatrice with its long literary (Shakespeare, Dante) and royal history is being looked at with fresh eyes by parents (such as ... 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 

  • Clara

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    Long relegated to an Olde World backwater, the European-flavored Clara has been speeding up the charts on sleeker sister Claire's coattails for the past few decades. Now, many would say the vintag... 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 

  • 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 

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