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

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   Robert 1
    Dorothy 2   John 2
    Betty 3   James 3
    Helen 4   William 4
    Margaret 5   Charles 5
    Ruth 6   George 6
    Doris 7   Richard 7
    Virginia 8   Joseph 8
    Mildred 9   Donald 9
    Frances 10   Edward 10
    Elizabeth 11   Thomas 11
    Jean 12   Frank 12
    Evelyn 13   Paul 13
    Shirley 14   Harold 14
    Anna 15   Raymond 15
    Barbara 16   Jack 16
    Alice 17   Walter 17
    Marie 18   Kenneth 18
    Lois 19   Henry 19
    Gloria 20   Arthur 20
    Irene 21   Albert 21
    Marjorie 22   David 22
    Patricia 23   Eugene 23
    Martha 24   Ralph 24
    Rose 25   Harry 25
    Florence 26   Carl 26
    Louise 27   Howard 27
    Lillian 28   Willie 28
    Norma 29   Clarence 29
    Catherine 30   Louis 30
    Ruby 31   Fred 31
    Eleanor 32   Earl 32
    Phyllis 33   Joe 33
    Annie 34   Roy 34
    Gladys 35   Francis 35
    Thelma 36   Lawrence 36
    Josephine 37   Ernest 37
    Edna 38   Leonard 38
    Pauline 39   Norman 39
    June 40   Billy 40
    Ethel 41   Gerald 41
    Edith 42   Anthony 42
    Lucille 43   Stanley 43
    Joyce 44   Herbert 44
    Bernice 45   Alfred 45
    Grace 46   Daniel 46
    Marion 47   Melvin 47
    Hazel 48   Samuel 48
    Dolores 49   Bernard 49
    Rita 50   Marvin 50
    Joan 51   Leroy 51
    Juanita 52   Russell 52
    Lorraine 53   Floyd 53
    Geraldine 54   Leo 54
    Ann 55   Edwin 55
    Jane 56   Michael 56
    Nancy 57   Ray 57
    Beatrice 58   Peter 58
    Audrey 59   Andrew 59
    Emma 60   Lloyd 60
    Clara 61   Elmer 61
    Esther 62   Clifford 62
    Sarah 63   Theodore 63
    Theresa 64   Frederick 64
    Marilyn 65   Calvin 65
    Wanda 66   Vernon 66
    Wilma 67   Clyde 67
    Elaine 68   Wayne 68
    Elsie 69   Herman 69
    Marian 70   Philip 70
    Gertrude 71   Warren 71
    Katherine 72   Alvin 72
    Willie 73   Leon 73
    Beverly 74   Bill 74
    Julia 75   Glenn 75
    Bertha 76   Gordon 76
    Agnes 77   Vincent 77
    Charlotte 78   Chester 78
    Eva 79   Lester 79
    Vivian 80   Martin 80
    Laura 81   Charlie 81
    Ida 82   Lewis 82
    Kathleen 83   Milton 83
    Vera 84   Dale 84
    Maxine 85   Lee 85
    Anne 86   Cecil 86
    Kathryn 87   Jesse 87
    Jeanne 88   Ronald 88
    Bessie 89   Roger 89
    Donna 90   Harvey 90
    Alma 91   Gene 91
    Eileen 92   Sam 92
    Jessie 93   Allen 93
    Rosemary 94   Victor 94
    Violet 95   Wallace 95
    Pearl 96   Don 96
    Viola 97   Jerry 97
    Ella 98   Benjamin 98
    Lillie 99   Arnold 99
    Ellen 100   Willard 100
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1926

Baby Names in 1926

The year 1926 saw the rise of names like Joyce, Beverly, and Patsy for girls and names like Ronald, Gene, and Bob for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 37th year in a row. The most popular boy name was Robert for the 3rd year in a row. The fastest rising names were Marylou, Pat, and Greta for girls and Rudy, Kirby, and Gustav for boys. 1926 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Ila, Gene, and Helena and the decline of boy names like Calvin, Solomon, and Denver.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Marylou +78%   Rudy +77%
  Pat +70%   Kirby +63%
  Greta +60%   Gustav +54%
  Carlene +51%   Zane +48%
  Joanne +48%   Bobby +47%
  Therese +47%   Angus +41%
  Gilda +47%   Donn +41%
  Benita +46%   Milan +39%
  Gwen +46%   Jonas +39%
  Maureen +43%   Beverly +38%
  Thomas +42%   Alvie +37%
  Gerry +42%   Williams +37%
  Beverly +42%   Ronald +37%
  Deborah +41%   Bobbie +35%
  Patsy +41%   Jewel +34%
  Eloisa +39%   Willian +34%
  Dawn +38%   Richmond +33%
  Dona +36%   Jackie +32%
  Colleen +36%   Rudolph +32%
  Amalia +36%   Werner +32%
  Lucretia +35%   Gene +32%
  Joe +35%   Lambert +31%
  Caryl +34%   Freddy +31%
  Louvenia +33%   Murphy +31%
  Elease +33%   Buddy +31%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Ruthe -41%   Dante -42%
  Vada -38%   Urban -39%
  Sibyl -34%   Emmit -38%
  Mozell -34%   Guido -37%
  Lyda -33%   Carmelo -35%
  Christene -32%   Logan -35%
  Rutha -31%   Hiroshi -33%
  Rae -30%   Casper -33%
  Lonnie -30%   Durward -32%
  Jayne -30%   Calvin -30%
  Magnolia -29%   Allie -30%
  Alda -29%   Jewell -30%
  Dominga -28%   Benito -29%
  Ossie -28%   Ricardo -29%
  Linnie -28%   Ramiro -29%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Beverly 74   Ronald 88
  Donna 90   Gene 91
  Rosemary 94   Don 96
  Ellen 100   Jerry 97
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Pat 367   Roderick 458
  Beverley 449   Carol 462
  Leta 456   Frankie 481
  Maureen 458   Augustine 482
  Joe 475   Phil 484
  Doreen 476   Hoyt 486
  Delma 483   Felipe 489
  Gail 484   Jewel 492
  Juana 485   Tomas 493
  Esperanza 491   Fletcher 495
  Charlie 493   Al 496
  Josefina 495   Arturo 497
  Verda 498   Blaine 498
  Rubye 500

Birth Estimates

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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).