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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
    Betty 5   Charles 5
    Ruth 6   George 6
    Virginia 7   Joseph 7
    Mildred 8   Edward 8
    Elizabeth 9   Richard 9
    Frances 10   Donald 10
    Doris 11   Frank 11
    Evelyn 12   Thomas 12
    Anna 13   Harold 13
    Marie 14   Paul 14
    Alice 15   Raymond 15
    Marjorie 16   Walter 16
    Irene 17   Jack 17
    Florence 18   Henry 18
    Jean 19   Arthur 19
    Lillian 20   Albert 20
    Martha 21   Kenneth 21
    Louise 22   Harry 22
    Rose 23   Ralph 23
    Catherine 24   David 24
    Ruby 25   Eugene 25
    Shirley 26   Howard 26
    Lois 27   Louis 27
    Eleanor 28   Carl 28
    Gladys 29   Clarence 29
    Josephine 30   Willie 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1923

Baby Names in 1923

The year 1923 saw the rise of names like Joyce, Marilyn, and Jacqueline for girls and names like Wallace, Calvin, and Billie for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 34th year in a row. The most popular boy name was John for the 34th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Eris, Laurel, and Leatrice for girls and Calvin, Jennings, and Ernie for boys. 1923 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Carmella, Bertie, and Iola and the decline of boy names like Woodrow, Clay, and Israel.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Eris New   Calvin +88%
  Laurel +127%   Jennings +67%
  Leatrice +103%   Ernie +56%
  Marlene +93%   Jordan +56%
  Doreen +70%   Guillermo +54%
  Colleen +66%   Garth +52%
  Deborah +65%   Allie +45%
  Bettye +61%   Evert +43%
  Shirlee +48%   Lupe +43%
  Georgette +47%   Dorothy +39%
  Lida +47%   Elliot +39%
  Lorna +45%   Urban +38%
  Jacquelyn +43%   Jackie +38%
  Adrienne +41%   Donovan +37%
  Therese +41%   Lon +36%
  Maureen +39%   Craig +35%
  Esperanza +38%   Kay +35%
  Carmel +38%   Roberto +34%
  Vita +38%   Pablo +34%
  Joanne +38%   Ford +32%
  Velda +37%   Werner +32%
  Jacqueline +37%   Gilberto +31%
  Dale +37%   Durwood +30%
  Nita +37%   Denzil +29%
  Amalia +36%   Gale +28%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Trinidad -60%   Trinidad -65%
  Emmie -34%   Daryl -52%
  Corene -31%   Otho -39%
  Yetta -31%   Orland -34%
  Ines -30%   Mose -34%
  Ivy -28%   Ora -34%
  Elenora -27%   Felton -33%
  Theo -26%   Artis -33%
  Bridget -26%   Harding -33%
  Verla -25%   Prince -32%
  Rhea -25%   Brooks -31%
  Marge -24%   Jerald -30%
  Roxie -24%   Finis -30%
  Lennie -24%   Clay -29%
  Roma -24%   Damon -29%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Dolores 83   Calvin 82
  Elaine 87   Bill 98
  Leona 100   Maurice 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Colleen 379   Pablo 450
  Lavonne 439   Rudy 471
  Rosemarie 446   Ezra 473
  Jacquelyn 447   Arlie 480
  Leatrice 451   Tomas 487
  Eris 456   Lucien 489
  Georgette 461   Augustine 490
  Maryjane 462   Micheal 492
  William 463   Phil 494
  Filomena 480   Morgan 497
  Therese 485   Hugo 498
  Laurel 486   Anderson 500
  Lucinda 487
  Magdalene 490
  Delphine 491
  Joanna 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).