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Most Popular Baby Names of the 1900s

Here are the most popular names of the 1900s. Click on any name to learn more about it, find similar names, or add it to your favorites.

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Rank Name Meaning
1 Mary
 
Hebrew: Bitter; English: Bitter. Variant of Miriam. …
2 Helen
 
3 Margaret
 
Irish: Name of a saint; Arabic: Child of light, pear…
4 Anna
 
Arthurian Legend: Arthur's sister; Native American: …
5 Ruth
 
Hebrew: Friend
6 Elizabeth
 
English: Bountiful, God of plenty; Hebrew: Bountiful…
7 Dorothy
 
Greek: Gift of God
8 Marie
 
English: Variant of Mary (bitter); French: Variant o…
9 Florence
 
English: Flowering
10 Mildred
 
English: Mild of strength; Anglo-Saxon: Gentle advisor
11 Alice
 
English: Of the nobility; German: Sweet; Celtic: Noble
12 Ethel
 
English: Noble; German: Noble; Hebrew: Noble
13 Lillian
 
English: The flower lily is a symbol of innocence, p…
14 Gladys
 
15 Edna
 
Celtic: Fire; Hebrew: Pleasure, delight. Derived fro…
16 Frances
 
17 Rose
 
French: Rose; Scottish: Flower
18 Annie
 
Hebrew: Prayer
19 Grace
 
English: Grace
20 Bertha
 
German: Intelligent: Bright.
21 Emma
 
English: Whole, complete; German: Whole, complete, universal
22 Bessie
 
English: Diminutive of Elizabeth.
23 Clara
 
French: Bright
24 Hazel
 
English: From the hazel tree and nut
25 Irene
 
Spanish: Peace

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