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Most Popular Baby Names of the 1900s

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Rank Name Meaning
1 John
Hebrew: Jehovah has been gracious, has shown favor. …
2 William
German: Resolute protector, will. For a long time af…
3 James
Hebrew: Supplanter; English: Replace
4 George
English: Farmer. In medieval legend St. George (the …
5 Charles
German: A man. French variant of Carl adopted by the…
6 Robert
Scottish: Famed, bright, shining. 14th-century King …
7 Joseph
Hebrew: May Jah give increase. In the Bible, Joseph,…
8 Frank
English: Free, a free man; French: Free, a free man
9 Edward
Anglo-Saxon: Guardian; English: Wealthy guardian; Ge…
10 Thomas
Hebrew: Twin
11 Henry
French: Rules the home; German: Rules his household.…
12 Walter
German: Powerful ruler
13 Harry
English: Army man
14 Willie
English: Resolute, will. Abbreviation of names begin…
15 Arthur
Arthurian Legend: Noble, courageous. Legendary sixth…
16 Albert
English: Noble, bright. Prince Albert was Queen Vict…
17 Clarence
18 Fred
German: Variant of Frederick (peaceful ruler)
19 Harold
English: Army commander
20 Paul
English: Little. Biblical apostle and evangelist Pau…
21 Raymond
French: Guards wisely; German: Form of Raymond (guar…
22 Richard
German: Powerful, strong ruler. A Teutonic name from…
23 Roy
Scottish: Red; French: Regal; Celtic: Red haired
24 Joe
English: Abbreviation of Joseph.
25 Louis
English: Form of Lawrence; German: Famous fighter; F…

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