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The following table shows the 200 most popular given names for male and female babies born during 1920 - 1929. For each rank and sex, the table shows the name and the number of occurrences of that name. The 200 most popular names were taken from a universe that includes 11,372,498 male births and 12,401,510 female births.

Popular names of the 1920s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Robert 576,334 Mary 701,723
2 John 564,043 Dorothy 368,852
3 James 515,303 Helen 290,392
4 William 512,378 Betty 283,081
5 Charles 298,026 Margaret 244,995
6 George 261,941 Ruth 218,500
7 Joseph 243,806 Virginia 169,546
8 Richard 222,603 Doris 151,181
9 Edward 197,351 Mildred 147,152
10 Donald 191,824 Frances 140,385
11 Thomas 161,101 Elizabeth 139,669
12 Frank 151,820 Evelyn 124,162
13 Harold 133,595 Anna 123,887
14 Paul 132,388 Marie 110,565
15 Raymond 124,206 Alice 110,514
16 Walter 119,808 Jean 105,991
17 Jack 115,977 Shirley 98,604
18 Henry 104,552 Barbara 97,208
19 Kenneth 99,490 Irene 92,828
20 Arthur 97,112 Marjorie 91,220
21 Albert 94,420 Florence 88,293
22 David 88,741 Lois 88,129
23 Harry 86,175 Martha 86,779
24 Eugene 84,754 Rose 85,303
25 Ralph 84,462 Lillian 83,149
26 Howard 70,344 Louise 82,895
27 Carl 69,851 Catherine 78,876
28 Willie 67,986 Ruby 76,732
29 Louis 67,687 Eleanor 74,755
30 Clarence 66,574 Patricia 74,741
31 Earl 63,593 Gladys 72,556
32 Roy 63,255 Annie 69,457
33 Fred 62,739 Josephine 69,215
34 Joe 62,672 Thelma 68,766
35 Francis 59,095 Edna 68,628
36 Lawrence 56,864 Norma 65,238
37 Herbert 56,523 Pauline 64,069
38 Leonard 53,793 Lucille 63,875
39 Ernest 53,651 Edith 62,987
40 Alfred 50,158 Gloria 62,849
41 Anthony 50,049 Ethel 62,799
42 Stanley 49,453 Phyllis 61,863
43 Norman 49,357 Grace 60,057
44 Gerald 44,524 Hazel 58,982
45 Daniel 43,420 June 56,480
46 Samuel 43,366 Bernice 55,836
47 Bernard 42,405 Marion 55,176
48 Billy 42,097 Dolores 51,985
49 Melvin 40,574 Rita 50,582
50 Marvin 39,582 Lorraine 49,935
51 Warren 38,773 Ann 49,808
52 Michael 37,891 Esther 49,227
53 Leroy 37,872 Beatrice 49,223
54 Russell 37,209 Juanita 48,545
55 Leo 36,957 Clara 48,178
56 Andrew 35,955 Jane 48,048
57 Edwin 35,254 Geraldine 48,042
58 Elmer 34,917 Sarah 46,774
59 Peter 34,070 Emma 46,536
60 Floyd 33,152 Joan 45,351
61 Lloyd 33,125 Joyce 44,169
62 Ray 32,047 Nancy 43,807
63 Frederick 31,514 Katherine 42,741
64 Theodore 31,285 Gertrude 42,452
65 Clifford 31,246 Elsie 42,093
66 Vernon 29,432 Julia 40,326
67 Herman 29,006 Agnes 39,218
68 Clyde 28,955 Wilma 39,125
69 Chester 28,431 Marian 38,971
70 Philip 27,268 Bertha 38,570
71 Alvin 26,871 Eva 38,042
72 Lester 26,508 Willie 37,813
73 Wayne 26,398 Audrey 37,550
74 Vincent 26,236 Theresa 36,665
75 Gordon 25,622 Vivian 36,569
76 Leon 25,577 Wanda 36,005
77 Lewis 25,327 Laura 35,992
78 Charlie 25,173 Charlotte 35,751
79 Glenn 25,152 Ida 35,615
80 Calvin 24,782 Elaine 34,906
81 Martin 24,241 Anne 34,511
82 Milton 24,203 Marilyn 34,202
83 Lee 23,556 Kathryn 33,790
84 Jesse 23,168 Maxine 33,741
85 Dale 22,753 Kathleen 33,593
86 Cecil 22,526 Viola 33,252
87 Bill 22,288 Pearl 32,771
88 Harvey 21,784 Vera 32,541
89 Roger 21,753 Bessie 32,154
90 Victor 21,499 Myrtle 30,567
91 Benjamin 21,027 Alma 30,435
92 Wallace 20,915 Beverly 30,203
93 Ronald 20,901 Violet 30,018
94 Sam 20,840 Nellie 29,686
95 Allen 20,087 Ella 29,516
96 Arnold 19,532 Lillie 29,380
97 Willard 18,441 Jessie 29,287
98 Gilbert 18,233 Jeanne 29,115
99 Edgar 18,037 Eileen 28,587
100 Oscar 17,740 Ellen 28,389
101 Gene 17,580 Lucy 27,429
102 Jerry 17,451 Minnie 26,905
103 Douglas 17,303 Sylvia 26,841
104 Johnnie 17,295 Donna 26,156
105 Claude 16,998 Leona 26,031
106 Don 16,939 Rosemary 25,960
107 Eddie 16,925 Stella 25,902
108 Roland 16,879 Mattie 25,519
109 Everett 16,473 Margie 25,493
110 Maurice 16,156 Genevieve 24,779
111 Curtis 16,133 Mabel 24,521
112 Marion 16,034 Janet 23,974
113 Virgil 15,988 Geneva 23,272
114 Wilbur 15,712 Georgia 23,228
115 Manuel 15,663 Bonnie 23,169
116 Stephen 15,553 Carol 22,978
117 Jerome 15,455 Velma 22,875
118 Homer 15,145 Lena 22,844
119 Leslie 15,064 Carolyn 22,774
120 Glen 14,965 Mae 22,756
121 Jessie 14,796 Jennie 22,585
122 Hubert 14,697 Maria 22,576
123 Jose 14,446 Christine 22,339
124 Jimmie 14,353 Arlene 21,962
125 Sidney 14,202 Peggy 21,872
126 Morris 14,139 Marguerite 21,782
127 Hugh 14,108 Opal 21,536
128 Max 14,081 Sara 21,104
129 Bobby 13,881 Loretta 21,070
130 Bob 13,692 Harriet 20,873
131 Nicholas 13,609 Rosa 20,787
132 Luther 13,197 Muriel 20,479
133 Bruce 13,178 Eunice 20,171
134 Junior 12,929 Jeanette 19,780
135 Wesley 12,859 Blanche 19,619
136 Rudolph 12,561 Carrie 19,124
137 Alexander 12,540 Emily 18,747
138 Franklin 12,509 Beulah 18,627
139 Tom 11,924 Billie 18,472
140 Irving 11,896 Dora 18,332
141 Horace 11,778 Roberta 18,220
142 Willis 11,702 Hilda 18,190
143 Patrick 11,463 Naomi 18,183
144 Steve 11,348 Anita 18,053
145 Johnny 11,343 Jacqueline 17,881
146 Dean 11,155 Alberta 17,862
147 Julius 10,980 Inez 17,594
148 Keith 10,919 Delores 16,461
149 Oliver 10,899 Fannie 16,454
150 Earnest 10,868 Hattie 16,369
151 Ben 10,609 Lula 16,314
152 Jim 10,564 Verna 16,264
153 Tony 10,398 Cora 16,159
154 Edmund 10,206 Constance 15,570
155 Lyle 10,165 Madeline 15,556
156 Guy 9,873 Miriam 15,504
157 Salvatore 9,850 Ada 15,129
158 Orville 9,719 Claire 14,991
159 Delbert 9,677 Mamie 14,806
160 Billie 9,549 Lola 14,653
161 Phillip 9,524 Rosie 14,289
162 Clayton 9,412 Erma 14,262
163 Otis 9,353 Rachel 14,200
164 Archie 9,292 Mable 14,006
165 Alex 9,180 Flora 13,960
166 Angelo 9,129 Daisy 13,659
167 Mike 9,074 Sally 13,473
168 Jacob 9,045 Marcella 13,396
169 Clifton 8,732 Bette 13,273
170 Bennie 8,596 Olga 12,786
171 Matthew 8,567 Caroline 12,694
172 Duane 8,566 Laverne 12,643
173 Clinton 8,442 Sophie 12,548
174 Dennis 8,147 Nora 12,301
175 Wilbert 8,112 Rebecca 12,283
176 Dan 8,099 Estelle 12,277
177 Jay 8,054 Irma 12,235
178 Marshall 8,039 Susie 12,179
179 Leland 8,022 Eula 12,159
180 Merle 7,968 Winifred 12,083
181 Ira 7,911 Eloise 11,922
182 Nathaniel 7,794 Janice 11,812
183 Ivan 7,627 Maggie 11,695
184 Ervin 7,593 Antoinette 11,576
185 Jimmy 7,331 Nina 11,327
186 Irvin 7,246 Rosalie 11,297
187 Alton 7,243 Imogene 11,296
188 Lowell 7,237 Lorene 11,244
189 Dewey 7,224 Olive 10,889
190 Larry 7,220 Sadie 10,846
191 Emil 7,169 Regina 10,676
192 Antonio 7,140 Victoria 10,547
193 Wilfred 7,134 Henrietta 10,453
194 Elbert 7,077 Della 10,366
195 Juan 7,043 Bettie 10,334
196 Alan 7,013 Lila 10,303
197 Allan 6,988 Fern 10,253
198 Lonnie 6,977 Faye 10,233
199 Nelson 6,927 Johnnie 10,063
200 Forrest 6,908 Jeannette 9,991
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2015. See the limitations of this data source.