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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   Robert 2
    Helen 3   William 3
    Margaret 4   James 4
    Ruth 5   Charles 5
    Virginia 6   George 6
    Mildred 7   Joseph 7
    Betty 8   Edward 8
    Frances 9   Frank 9
    Elizabeth 10   Richard 10
    Anna 11   Thomas 11
    Evelyn 12   Harold 12
    Doris 13   Donald 13
    Marie 14   Paul 14
    Alice 15   Walter 15
    Marjorie 16   Raymond 16
    Florence 17   Henry 17
    Irene 18   Jack 18
    Lillian 19   Arthur 19
    Rose 20   Albert 20
    Martha 21   Harry 21
    Louise 22   Kenneth 22
    Catherine 23   Ralph 23
    Gladys 24   Warren 24
    Jean 25   David 25
    Ruby 26   Eugene 26
    Edna 27   Howard 27
    Josephine 28   Clarence 28
    Eleanor 29   Louis 29
    Thelma 30   Carl 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1921

Baby Names in 1921

The year 1921 saw the rise of names like Patricia, Gloria, and Margie for girls and names like Warren, Billy, and Gerard for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 32nd year in a row. The most popular boy name was John for the 32nd year in a row. The fastest rising names were Gloria, Margie, and Annetta for girls and Dante, Bobby, and Guido for boys. 1921 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Neva, Aline, and Beryl and the decline of boy names like Quentin, Jeff, and Vance.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Gloria +167%   Dante +89%
  Margie +99%   Bobby +61%
  Annetta +55%   Guido +54%
  Henry +47%   Benjiman +48%
  Bettye +45%   Armando +47%
  Adrienne +45%   Alphonso +47%
  Maryjane +45%   Rueben +46%
  Justine +45%   Berry +44%
  Lavonne +44%   Alfredo +44%
  Nathalie +43%   Hardin +43%
  Grayce +42%   Warren +42%
  Colleen +42%   Elisha +39%
  Carole +41%   Orvil +39%
  Jacqueline +41%   Ford +39%
  Darlene +40%   Winston +37%
  Deloris +39%   Ernesto +36%
  Nella +39%   Hardy +36%
  Maureen +37%   Fernando +35%
  Lennie +37%   Furman +35%
  Leslie +37%   Billy +35%
  Frank +37%   Florian +34%
  Abbie +37%   Fletcher +34%
  Lurline +36%   Myles +34%
  Shirlee +36%   Yoshio +33%
  Maryann +36%   Rogers +33%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Adelia -32%   Brady -36%
  Neta -30%   Quentin -32%
  Malinda -30%   Benton -31%
  Charlie -29%   Williams -30%
  Sammie -29%   Arlo -29%
  Hilma -29%   Mckinley -28%
  Cecil -29%   Clem -28%
  Violette -26%   Anderson -27%
  Lonnie -25%   Ricardo -27%
  Luvenia -24%   Bradley -26%
  Beryl -24%   Lawson -26%
  Emilie -24%   Giles -25%
  Magdalen -24%   Stanton -24%
  Fanny -23%   Hilton -23%
  Pinkie -23%   Ellwood -23%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Audrey 82   Dale 93
  Patricia 84   Virgil 98
  Elaine 97   Roger 99
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Justine 432   Harmon 471
  Angie 456   Emile 475
  Bettye 460   Fletcher 476
  Maryann 461   Ezra 480
  Una 467   Verne 483
  Myrtis 470   Rene 486
  Trinidad 471   Blaine 490
  Margret 472   Palmer 492
  Retha 473   Alfredo 493
  Elena 474   Phil 495
  George 480   Augustine 497
  Gail 481   Elroy 500
  Delphine 489
  Betsy 492
  Margarette 493

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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).