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See Baby Name Trends of the 1920's for more info.
 

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    Mary 1   John 1
    Dorothy 2   William 2
    Helen 3   Robert 3
    Margaret 4   James 4
    Ruth 5   Charles 5
    Mildred 6   George 6
    Virginia 7   Joseph 7
    Elizabeth 8   Edward 8
    Frances 9   Frank 9
    Anna 10   Richard 10
    Betty 11   Thomas 11
    Evelyn 12   Harold 12
    Marie 13   Walter 13
    Doris 14   Paul 14
    Alice 15   Raymond 15
    Florence 16   Donald 16
    Irene 17   Henry 17
    Lillian 18   Arthur 18
    Louise 19   Albert 19
    Rose 20   Jack 20
    Catherine 21   Harry 21
    Gladys 22   Ralph 22
    Martha 23   Kenneth 23
    Marjorie 24   Howard 24
    Eleanor 25   David 25
    Edna 26   Clarence 26
    Ruby 27   Carl 27
    Josephine 28   Louis 28
    Lucille 29   Willie 29
    Ethel 30   Eugene 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1920

Baby Names in 1920

The year 1920 saw the rise of names like Betty, Shirley, and Elaine for girls and names like Warren, Billy, and Billie for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 31st year in a row. The most popular boy name was John for the 31st year in a row. The fastest rising names were Gloria, Ethelyn, and Jonnie for girls and Harding, Warren, and Bryce for boys. 1920 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Theda, Kate, and Mayme and the decline of boy names like Woodrow, Wilson, and Quentin.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Gloria +86%   Harding New
  Ethelyn +70%   Warren +152%
  Jonnie +63%   Bryce +85%
  Myrl +58%   Bobby +81%
  Joann +55%   Roberto +66%
  Janis +54%   Kyle +63%
  Jeane +54%   Bobbie +63%
  Concepcion +53%   Bradley +62%
  Patty +53%   Raul +62%
  Neta +52%   Jennings +58%
  Rosina +51%   Jordan +56%
  Zoe +51%   Lucian +55%
  Delores +51%   Terry +51%
  Norine +51%   Gaetano +51%
  Lucie +50%   Warner +49%
  Shirley +50%   Arturo +48%
  Marge +49%   Howell +48%
  Luvenia +48%   Billie +47%
  Bettye +47%   Duane +46%
  Nelda +45%   Jonathan +45%
  Joanne +45%   Bryant +45%
  Elaine +44%   Rowland +44%
  Larue +44%   Pablo +43%
  Garnett +43%   Merton +43%
  Suzanne +43%   Carol +43%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Sibyl -37%   Woodrow -57%
  Abbie -33%   Quentin -40%
  Henry -31%   Wyatt -39%
  Yetta -31%   Ewell -32%
  Christene -29%   Wilson -32%
  Hulda -29%   Justin -31%
  Vergie -28%   Parker -30%
  Libby -27%   Elvis -30%
  Pearle -26%   Isidore -29%
  Charity -25%   Emmit -29%
  Grayce -25%   Gustav -28%
  Afton -24%   Edsel -28%
  Maybell -23%   Alphonso -28%
  Palma -23%   Mose -27%
  Frank -23%   Ford -27%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Kathleen 91   Wallace 93
  Eileen 100   Allen 94
  Gilbert 97
  Homer 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Madeleine 449   Harding 392
  Nelda 450   Chris 450
  Monica 462   Raul 455
  Jayne 465   Burl 460
  Rosalind 469   Royce 464
  Joanne 470   Bobby 468
  Alfreda 474   Morgan 478
  William 476   Evan 482
  Marianne 477   Warner 483
  Gene 480   Arlie 485
  Julie 482   Rupert 487
  Katheryn 483   Walker 490
  Judy 484   Junius 493
  Manuela 486   Merton 494
  Patsy 493   Waldo 495
  Veda 497   Mckinley 496
  Emilie 498   Roberto 497
  Clay 498
  Lemuel 499

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Note: these are estimates based on incomplete data. The numbers are likely to be a bit off, especially for earlier years (i.e. years prior to World War 2).