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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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