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Which baby names were popular 100 years ago?

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Things change a lot over the course of a century… and baby name trends are no exception! It’s fun to look back 100 years – to 1912 – to see which baby boy and baby girl names were were popular way back when.

Top 20 baby boy names in 1912

The baby boy names that were popular in 1912 are significantly different than those that are in the Top 20 today, but some names have maintained their popularity through the test of time.

Old-fashioned baby names for boys

  • #11 Walter: ranked #308 today
  • #12 Henry: ranked #57 today
  • #13 Harold: ranked #843 today
  • #14 Paul: ranked #187 today
  • #15 Arthur: ranked #338 today
  • #16 Harry: ranked #709 today
  • #17 Albert: ranked #392 today
  • #18 Raymond: ranked #234 today
  • #19 Richard: ranked #127 today
  • #20 Louis: ranked #332 today

Ancient baby names for boys

Top 20 baby girl names in 1912

The top baby girl names in 1912 are not at all like today’s popular names for girls. In fact, 30 percent of 1912’s Top 20 are not even in today’s Top 1000! Can names such as Gladys, Florence and Mildred ever make a comeback?

  • #1 Mary: ranked #112 today
  • #2 Helen: ranked #427 today
  • #3 Dorothy: ranked #937 today
  • #4 Margaret: ranked #187 today
  • #5 Ruth: ranked #362 today
  • #6 Mildred: not ranked today
  • #7 Anna: ranked #38 today
  • #8 Elizabeth: ranked #11 today
  • #9 Frances: ranked #789 today
  • #10 Marie: ranked #599 today

All-American girl names

Ancient baby girl names

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