Vintage Baby Names: Gone girls of 1916

April 21, 2016 Linda Rosenkrantz

Sometimes it feels as though our attics have been completely cleared out of stored vintage baby names. But every time we go back up there we do manage to succeed in finding a number of past treasures that haven’t been dusted off yet. The names shown here were all in the Top 1000 in 1916, one hundred years ago, several in the top half of the list and many of them not seen again for fifty years. Let’s see if the Hundred Year Rule applies and they’re ready for a comeback.

By Linda Rosenkrantz


There are alpha males—so why not an Alpha female? Alpha is the first letter in the Greek alphabet and the brightest star in every constellation. On the popularity list until 1944, Alpha was Number 451 in 1916.


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