Parenting

These names from the 1920s are back

We’re saying hello again to the roaring twenties! With the cultural, social and political changes, this era was an exciting time.

Also exciting was the names, some may be a little too old fashioned for your liking, but with a little shortening, these names can be made to fit the modern day!

Think, Ruby, Walter and a few sneaky royal names in this 1920s baby name list according to Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States, from this era.

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70 baby names from the 1920s

Girls

  1. Mary
  2. Dorothy
  3. Helen
  4. Betty
  5. Margaret
  6. Ruth
  7. Virginia
  8. Doris
  9. Mildred
  10. Frances
  11. Elizabeth
  12. Evelyn
  13. Anna
  14. Marie
  15. Alice
  16. Jean
  17. Shirley
  18. Barbara
  19. Irene
  20. Marjorie
  21. Florence
  22. Lois
  23. Martha
  24. Rose
  25. Lillian
  26. Louise
  27. Catherine
  28. Ruby
  29. Patricia
  30. Eleanor
  31. Gladys
  32. Annie
  33. Josephine
  34. Thelma
  35. Edna

Boys

  1. Robert
  2. John
  3. James
  4. William
  5. Charles
  6. George
  7. Joseph
  8. Richard
  9. Edward
  10. Donald
  11. Thomas
  12. Frank
  13. Harold
  14. Paul
  15. Raymond
  16. Walter
  17. Jack
  18. Henry
  19. Kenneth
  20. Arthur
  21. Albert
  22. David
  23. Harry
  24. Eugene
  25. Ralph
  26. Howard
  27. Carl
  28. Willie
  29. Louis
  30. Clarence
  31. Earl
  32. Roy
  33. Fred
  34. Joe
  35. Francis

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Katie Fowler

Katie is a yoga loving writer from Sydney's northern beaches. With a flair for healthy baking you can find her scouring Instagram for the latest take on raw brownies and trolling Pinterest for interior design inspiration!