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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
 
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

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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).