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The top baby names from 1914

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If you love the feel of old-fashioned names, don't just scan today's lists and books for names that sound old — go straight to the stats. We've gathered up the top 50 names for boys and girls from 100 years ago to get you started.

"Old people" names seem to be all the rage these days — but only certain ones. You will meet dozens of Avas but very few Ethels. What makes some old baby names sound gorgeous and others sound totally grandpa? Some of it has to do with baby names being classics versus simply old trends. Names like Henry, used for centuries, will hold up much better than names that were popular only for a short while. Trendy baby names cement one's place in a specific generation. Imagine in 50 years, all the rhymes-with-Aiden names popular these days will be 100 percent old-timer.

A great bonus with older baby names? So many nicknames! The top names of the day were so popular, you had to have nicknames to keep things straight. These baby names from 1914 give you so much room to play — Margaret alone has over a dozen sweet nicknames.

Top 50 baby boy names from 1914


There is something so refreshing about old-fashioned names on little boys running around the park. We hear parents calling Noah and Jacob inside constantly, but what a sweet surprise to hear them calling for Walter instead!

  1. John
  2. William
  3. James
  4. Robert
  5. Joseph
  6. George
  7. Charles
  8. Edward
  9. Frank
  10. Walter
  11. Thomas
  12. Henry
  13. Paul
  14. Harold
  15. Albert
  16. Raymond
  17. Richard
  18. Arthur
  19. Harry
  20. Louis
  21. Ralph
  22. Clarence
  23. Donald
  24. Carl
  25. Willie
  26. Howard
  27. Jack
  28. Fred
  29. David
  30. Kenneth
  31. Francis
  32. Roy
  33. Earl
  34. Joe
  35. Samuel
  36. Lawrence
  37. Anthony
  38. Ernest
  39. Stanley
  40. Michael
  41. Alfred
  42. Herbert
  43. Eugene
  44. Andrew
  45. Leonard
  46. Elmer
  47. Leo
  48. Peter
  49. Russell
  50. Bernard

Top 50 baby girl names from 1914


Baby girl names from 100 years ago range from gorgeous to super gorgeous. Maybe Edna and Thelma aren't ready for their comeback just yet, but we cannot get enough of Beatrice and Agnes.

  1. Mary
  2. Helen
  3. Dorothy
  4. Margaret
  5. Ruth
  6. Anna
  7. Mildred
  8. Elizabeth
  9. Frances
  10. Marie
  11. Evelyn
  12. Alice
  13. Florence
  14. Virginia
  15. Rose
  16. Lillian
  17. Louise
  18. Catherine
  19. Edna
  20. Gladys
  21. Ethel
  22. Irene
  23. Josephine
  24. Ruby
  25. Grace
  26. Thelma
  27. Martha
  28. Eleanor
  29. Hazel
  30. Lucille
  31. Edith
  32. Gertrude
  33. Annie
  34. Pauline
  35. Esther
  36. Doris
  37. Clara
  38. Beatrice
  39. Emma
  40. Ann
  41. Bertha
  42. Julia
  43. Bernice
  44. Agnes
  45. Marjorie
  46. Elsie
  47. Sarah
  48. Katherine
  49. Ida
  50. Marion

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