Popular Baby Names 1920’s

Popular names of the period 1920s

The most popular name for males in the 1920s was Robert where public birth records show 576,373 men were named Robert, The most popular name for females in the 1920s was Mary where public birth records show 701,760 ladies were named Mary.
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Robert 576,373 Mary 701,760
2 John 564,062 Dorothy 368,874
3 James 515,308 Helen 290,406
4 William 512,403 Betty 283,098
5 Charles 298,035 Margaret 245,009
6 George 261,954 Ruth 218,518
7 Joseph 243,813 Virginia 169,553
8 Richard 222,607 Doris 151,189
9 Edward 197,350 Mildred 147,154
10 Donald 191,822 Frances 140,386
11 Thomas 161,115 Elizabeth 139,674
12 Frank 151,830 Evelyn 124,164
13 Harold 133,597 Anna 123,894
14 Paul 132,391 Marie 110,563
15 Raymond 124,215 Alice 110,526
16 Walter 119,810 Jean 105,999
17 Jack 115,985 Shirley 98,603
18 Henry 104,554 Barbara 97,212
19 Kenneth 99,493 Irene 92,835
20 Arthur 97,118 Marjorie 91,222
21 Albert 94,433 Florence 88,294
22 David 88,744 Lois 88,131
23 Harry 86,181 Martha 86,788
24 Eugene 84,755 Rose 85,309
25 Ralph 84,467 Lillian 83,154
26 Howard 70,348 Louise 82,895
27 Carl 69,852 Catherine 78,882
28 Willie 67,991 Ruby 76,733
29 Louis 67,692 Eleanor 74,759
30 Clarence 66,576 Patricia 74,736
31 Earl 63,604 Gladys 72,562
32 Roy 63,260 Annie 69,469
33 Fred 62,742 Josephine 69,220
34 Joe 62,674 Thelma 68,768
35 Francis 59,097 Edna 68,629
36 Lawrence 56,868 Norma 65,240
37 Herbert 56,529 Pauline 64,073
38 Leonard 53,796 Lucille 63,881
39 Ernest 53,654 Edith 62,990
40 Alfred 50,157 Gloria 62,855
41 Anthony 50,057 Ethel 62,804
42 Stanley 49,456 Phyllis 61,869
43 Norman 49,362 Grace 60,063
44 Gerald 44,523 Hazel 58,984
45 Daniel 43,420 June 56,482
46 Samuel 43,365 Bernice 55,840
47 Bernard 42,410 Marion 55,178
48 Billy 42,094 Dolores 51,988
49 Melvin 40,582 Rita 50,588
50 Marvin 39,589 Lorraine 49,937
51 Warren 38,775 Ann 49,810
52 Michael 37,895 Esther 49,231
53 Leroy 37,871 Beatrice 49,228
54 Russell 37,209 Juanita 48,548
55 Leo 36,960 Clara 48,182
56 Andrew 35,955 Jane 48,049
57 Edwin 35,255 Geraldine 48,044
58 Elmer 34,920 Sarah 46,769
59 Peter 34,071 Emma 46,537
60 Floyd 33,157 Joan 45,352
61 Lloyd 33,127 Joyce 44,175
62 Ray 32,047 Nancy 43,805
63 Frederick 31,514 Katherine 42,744
64 Theodore 31,289 Gertrude 42,458
65 Clifford 31,244 Elsie 42,099
66 Vernon 29,433 Julia 40,331
67 Herman 29,012 Agnes 39,222
68 Clyde 28,958 Wilma 39,125
69 Chester 28,434 Marian 38,978
70 Philip 27,269 Bertha 38,572
71 Alvin 26,872 Eva 38,046
72 Lester 26,512 Willie 37,815
73 Wayne 26,403 Audrey 37,550
74 Vincent 26,239 Theresa 36,666
75 Gordon 25,622 Vivian 36,572
76 Leon 25,577 Wanda 36,007
77 Lewis 25,325 Laura 35,993
78 Charlie 25,176 Charlotte 35,753
79 Glenn 25,156 Ida 35,618
80 Calvin 24,783 Elaine 34,908
81 Martin 24,244 Anne 34,511
82 Milton 24,199 Marilyn 34,201
83 Lee 23,556 Kathryn 33,791
84 Jesse 23,169 Maxine 33,743
85 Dale 22,750 Kathleen 33,598
86 Cecil 22,528 Viola 33,251
87 Bill 22,291 Pearl 32,774
88 Harvey 21,786 Vera 32,542
89 Roger 21,755 Bessie 32,160
90 Victor 21,499 Myrtle 30,567
91 Benjamin 21,028 Alma 30,435
92 Wallace 20,915 Beverly 30,204
93 Ronald 20,900 Violet 30,022
94 Sam 20,843 Nellie 29,689
95 Allen 20,090 Ella 29,518
96 Arnold 19,531 Lillie 29,382
97 Willard 18,442 Jessie 29,289
98 Gilbert 18,233 Jeanne 29,119
99 Edgar 18,037 Eileen 28,588
100 Oscar 17,740 Ellen 28,392
101 Gene 17,580 Lucy 27,434
102 Jerry 17,450 Minnie 26,906
103 Douglas 17,302 Sylvia 26,842
104 Johnnie 17,294 Donna 26,160
105 Claude 16,999 Leona 26,031
106 Don 16,941 Rosemary 25,967
107 Eddie 16,924 Stella 25,901
108 Roland 16,879 Mattie 25,522
109 Everett 16,473 Margie 25,496
110 Maurice 16,160 Genevieve 24,779
111 Curtis 16,137 Mabel 24,522
112 Marion 16,035 Janet 23,975
113 Virgil 15,993 Geneva 23,273
114 Wilbur 15,713 Georgia 23,229
115 Manuel 15,665 Bonnie 23,172
116 Stephen 15,559 Carol 22,980
117 Jerome 15,453 Velma 22,875
118 Homer 15,146 Lena 22,844
119 Leslie 15,065 Carolyn 22,775
120 Glen 14,967 Mae 22,758
121 Jessie 14,796 Jennie 22,590
122 Hubert 14,696 Maria 22,586
123 Jose 14,448 Christine 22,336
124 Jimmie 14,358 Arlene 21,960
125 Sidney 14,201 Peggy 21,872
126 Morris 14,141 Marguerite 21,785
127 Hugh 14,107 Opal 21,542
128 Max 14,081 Sara 21,100
129 Bobby 13,879 Loretta 21,070
130 Bob 13,691 Harriet 20,872
131 Nicholas 13,610 Rosa 20,792
132 Luther 13,197 Muriel 20,481
133 Bruce 13,180 Eunice 20,172
134 Junior 12,927 Jeanette 19,783
135 Wesley 12,861 Blanche 19,620
136 Rudolph 12,561 Carrie 19,126
137 Alexander 12,541 Emily 18,754
138 Franklin 12,509 Beulah 18,627
139 Tom 11,924 Billie 18,471
140 Irving 11,898 Dora 18,334
141 Horace 11,776 Roberta 18,220
142 Willis 11,704 Hilda 18,191
143 Patrick 11,462 Naomi 18,184
144 Steve 11,354 Anita 18,054
145 Johnny 11,343 Jacqueline 17,882
146 Dean 11,156 Alberta 17,862
147 Julius 10,982 Inez 17,597
148 Keith 10,916 Delores 16,462
149 Oliver 10,899 Fannie 16,456
150 Earnest 10,869 Hattie 16,369
151 Ben 10,608 Lula 16,315
152 Jim 10,565 Verna 16,264
153 Tony 10,399 Cora 16,160
154 Edmund 10,206 Constance 15,570
155 Lyle 10,163 Madeline 15,558
156 Guy 9,873 Miriam 15,505
157 Salvatore 9,852 Ada 15,133
158 Orville 9,721 Claire 14,994
159 Delbert 9,676 Mamie 14,808
160 Billie 9,548 Lola 14,654
161 Phillip 9,525 Rosie 14,290
162 Clayton 9,414 Erma 14,260
163 Otis 9,352 Rachel 14,200
164 Archie 9,293 Mable 14,010
165 Alex 9,182 Flora 13,962
166 Angelo 9,130 Daisy 13,659
167 Mike 9,076 Sally 13,474
168 Jacob 9,046 Marcella 13,398
169 Clifton 8,733 Bette 13,273
170 Bennie 8,596 Olga 12,788
171 Matthew 8,567 Caroline 12,694
172 Duane 8,565 Laverne 12,642
173 Clinton 8,443 Sophie 12,552
174 Dennis 8,147 Nora 12,300
175 Wilbert 8,113 Rebecca 12,283
176 Dan 8,099 Estelle 12,280
177 Jay 8,054 Irma 12,238
178 Marshall 8,039 Susie 12,179
179 Leland 8,023 Eula 12,160
180 Merle 7,970 Winifred 12,083
181 Ira 7,911 Eloise 11,923
182 Nathaniel 7,795 Janice 11,810
183 Ivan 7,627 Maggie 11,696
184 Ervin 7,594 Antoinette 11,578
185 Jimmy 7,332 Nina 11,329
186 Irvin 7,246 Rosalie 11,297
187 Alton 7,243 Imogene 11,296
188 Lowell 7,237 Lorene 11,243
189 Dewey 7,224 Olive 10,889
190 Larry 7,219 Sadie 10,846
191 Emil 7,170 Regina 10,676
192 Antonio 7,141 Victoria 10,547
193 Wilfred 7,134 Henrietta 10,453
194 Elbert 7,076 Della 10,365
195 Juan 7,044 Bettie 10,335
196 Alan 7,013 Lila 10,304
197 Allan 6,988 Fern 10,254
198 Lonnie 6,979 Faye 10,233
199 Nelson 6,927 Johnnie 10,065
200 Forrest 6,910 Jeannette 9,992
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of of March 2020. See the limitations of this data source.
Popular Baby Names 1920’s
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