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Most Popular Baby Names of the 1920s

Here are the most popular names of the 1920s. 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 Dorothy
 
Greek: Gift of God
3 Helen
 
4 Betty
 
English: Variation of Elizabeth. My God is bountiful…
5 Margaret
 
Irish: Name of a saint; Arabic: Child of light, pear…
6 Ruth
 
Hebrew: Friend
7 Virginia
 
English: Chaste, virginal; Spanish: Virgin
8 Doris
 
9 Mildred
 
English: Mild of strength; Anglo-Saxon: Gentle advisor
10 Frances
 
11 Elizabeth
 
English: Bountiful, God of plenty; Hebrew: Bountiful…
12 Evelyn
 
Celtic: Light; English: Life. A male surname in mode…
13 Anna
 
Arthurian Legend: Arthur's sister; Native American: …
14 Marie
 
English: Variant of Mary (bitter); French: Variant o…
15 Alice
 
English: Of the nobility; German: Sweet; Celtic: Noble
16 Jean
 
French: Variant of John.; Scottish: Scottish form of…
17 Shirley
 
English: From the white meadow
18 Barbara
 
English: Traveler from a foreign land. In Catholic c…
19 Irene
 
Spanish: Peace
20 Marjorie
 
21 Florence
 
English: Flowering
22 Lois
 
23 Martha
 
Hebrew: Bitter
24 Rose
 
French: Rose; Scottish: Flower
25 Lillian
 
English: The flower lily is a symbol of innocence, p…

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