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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 11,372,246 male births and 12,401,220 female births.

Popular names of the 1920s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Robert 576,322 Mary 701,709
2 John 564,033 Dorothy 368,845
3 James 515,296 Helen 290,389
4 William 512,373 Betty 283,077
5 Charles 298,021 Margaret 244,991
6 George 261,929 Ruth 218,499
7 Joseph 243,800 Virginia 169,541
8 Richard 222,601 Doris 151,180
9 Edward 197,339 Mildred 147,151
10 Donald 191,821 Frances 140,384
11 Thomas 161,105 Elizabeth 139,666
12 Frank 151,814 Evelyn 124,158
13 Harold 133,589 Anna 123,879
14 Paul 132,387 Marie 110,561
15 Raymond 124,204 Alice 110,510
16 Walter 119,803 Jean 105,986
17 Jack 115,973 Shirley 98,598
18 Henry 104,550 Barbara 97,205
19 Kenneth 99,486 Irene 92,823
20 Arthur 97,114 Marjorie 91,217
21 Albert 94,415 Florence 88,293
22 David 88,743 Lois 88,128
23 Harry 86,172 Martha 86,778
24 Eugene 84,753 Rose 85,303
25 Ralph 84,461 Lillian 83,147
26 Howard 70,347 Louise 82,889
27 Carl 69,849 Catherine 78,875
28 Willie 67,981 Ruby 76,729
29 Louis 67,687 Eleanor 74,754
30 Clarence 66,569 Patricia 74,742
31 Earl 63,588 Gladys 72,555
32 Roy 63,253 Annie 69,456
33 Fred 62,738 Josephine 69,214
34 Joe 62,669 Thelma 68,763
35 Francis 59,093 Edna 68,627
36 Lawrence 56,861 Norma 65,237
37 Herbert 56,518 Pauline 64,072
38 Leonard 53,793 Lucille 63,871
39 Ernest 53,650 Edith 62,986
40 Alfred 50,156 Gloria 62,848
41 Anthony 50,052 Ethel 62,796
42 Stanley 49,449 Phyllis 61,861
43 Norman 49,357 Grace 60,056
44 Gerald 44,521 Hazel 58,981
45 Daniel 43,419 June 56,478
46 Samuel 43,367 Bernice 55,834
47 Bernard 42,405 Marion 55,178
48 Billy 42,094 Dolores 51,980
49 Melvin 40,572 Rita 50,579
50 Marvin 39,582 Lorraine 49,932
51 Warren 38,773 Ann 49,808
52 Michael 37,890 Esther 49,225
53 Leroy 37,872 Beatrice 49,222
54 Russell 37,209 Juanita 48,544
55 Leo 36,956 Clara 48,177
56 Andrew 35,954 Jane 48,049
57 Edwin 35,253 Geraldine 48,041
58 Elmer 34,917 Sarah 46,776
59 Peter 34,070 Emma 46,533
60 Floyd 33,151 Joan 45,351
61 Lloyd 33,124 Joyce 44,171
62 Ray 32,044 Nancy 43,807
63 Frederick 31,514 Katherine 42,736
64 Theodore 31,285 Gertrude 42,451
65 Clifford 31,245 Elsie 42,091
66 Vernon 29,432 Julia 40,326
67 Herman 29,007 Agnes 39,216
68 Clyde 28,952 Wilma 39,123
69 Chester 28,432 Marian 38,971
70 Philip 27,266 Bertha 38,568
71 Alvin 26,870 Eva 38,042
72 Lester 26,508 Willie 37,811
73 Wayne 26,397 Audrey 37,549
74 Vincent 26,236 Theresa 36,663
75 Gordon 25,619 Vivian 36,568
76 Leon 25,578 Wanda 36,002
77 Lewis 25,327 Laura 35,990
78 Charlie 25,171 Charlotte 35,750
79 Glenn 25,151 Ida 35,613
80 Calvin 24,783 Elaine 34,905
81 Martin 24,242 Anne 34,510
82 Milton 24,203 Marilyn 34,201
83 Lee 23,556 Kathryn 33,789
84 Jesse 23,168 Maxine 33,741
85 Dale 22,752 Kathleen 33,593
86 Cecil 22,525 Viola 33,249
87 Bill 22,288 Pearl 32,770
88 Harvey 21,784 Vera 32,542
89 Roger 21,750 Bessie 32,155
90 Victor 21,498 Myrtle 30,566
91 Benjamin 21,027 Alma 30,436
92 Wallace 20,914 Beverly 30,203
93 Ronald 20,901 Violet 30,017
94 Sam 20,839 Nellie 29,685
95 Allen 20,089 Ella 29,515
96 Arnold 19,532 Lillie 29,379
97 Willard 18,440 Jessie 29,287
98 Gilbert 18,232 Jeanne 29,115
99 Edgar 18,039 Eileen 28,585
100 Oscar 17,737 Ellen 28,389
101 Gene 17,579 Lucy 27,427
102 Jerry 17,450 Minnie 26,904
103 Douglas 17,302 Sylvia 26,841
104 Johnnie 17,295 Donna 26,154
105 Claude 16,998 Leona 26,031
106 Don 16,939 Rosemary 25,956
107 Eddie 16,926 Stella 25,902
108 Roland 16,880 Mattie 25,517
109 Everett 16,473 Margie 25,494
110 Maurice 16,154 Genevieve 24,780
111 Curtis 16,134 Mabel 24,521
112 Marion 16,033 Janet 23,975
113 Virgil 15,985 Geneva 23,273
114 Wilbur 15,712 Georgia 23,225
115 Manuel 15,662 Bonnie 23,169
116 Stephen 15,554 Carol 22,977
117 Jerome 15,455 Velma 22,875
118 Homer 15,144 Lena 22,843
119 Leslie 15,064 Carolyn 22,774
120 Glen 14,965 Mae 22,755
121 Jessie 14,797 Jennie 22,585
122 Hubert 14,697 Maria 22,576
123 Jose 14,444 Christine 22,338
124 Jimmie 14,353 Arlene 21,962
125 Sidney 14,201 Peggy 21,868
126 Morris 14,138 Marguerite 21,780
127 Hugh 14,107 Opal 21,534
128 Max 14,081 Sara 21,104
129 Bobby 13,877 Loretta 21,069
130 Bob 13,692 Harriet 20,874
131 Nicholas 13,608 Rosa 20,785
132 Luther 13,197 Muriel 20,476
133 Bruce 13,177 Eunice 20,170
134 Junior 12,928 Jeanette 19,780
135 Wesley 12,859 Blanche 19,619
136 Rudolph 12,563 Carrie 19,124
137 Alexander 12,539 Emily 18,747
138 Franklin 12,508 Beulah 18,627
139 Tom 11,924 Billie 18,472
140 Irving 11,895 Dora 18,331
141 Horace 11,776 Roberta 18,219
142 Willis 11,699 Hilda 18,189
143 Patrick 11,463 Naomi 18,183
144 Steve 11,348 Anita 18,053
145 Johnny 11,342 Jacqueline 17,881
146 Dean 11,154 Alberta 17,862
147 Julius 10,980 Inez 17,593
148 Keith 10,919 Delores 16,460
149 Oliver 10,899 Fannie 16,453
150 Earnest 10,867 Hattie 16,367
151 Ben 10,610 Lula 16,314
152 Jim 10,565 Verna 16,264
153 Tony 10,398 Cora 16,158
154 Edmund 10,205 Constance 15,570
155 Lyle 10,165 Madeline 15,556
156 Guy 9,873 Miriam 15,504
157 Salvatore 9,848 Ada 15,127
158 Orville 9,720 Claire 14,991
159 Delbert 9,677 Mamie 14,806
160 Billie 9,550 Lola 14,653
161 Phillip 9,524 Rosie 14,290
162 Clayton 9,411 Erma 14,260
163 Otis 9,353 Rachel 14,198
164 Archie 9,291 Mable 14,007
165 Alex 9,180 Flora 13,960
166 Angelo 9,129 Daisy 13,660
167 Mike 9,075 Sally 13,473
168 Jacob 9,046 Marcella 13,396
169 Clifton 8,731 Bette 13,271
170 Bennie 8,596 Olga 12,786
171 Duane 8,567 Caroline 12,694
172 Matthew 8,567 Laverne 12,643
173 Clinton 8,441 Sophie 12,548
174 Dennis 8,148 Nora 12,301
175 Wilbert 8,112 Rebecca 12,283
176 Dan 8,099 Estelle 12,276
177 Jay 8,054 Irma 12,234
178 Marshall 8,039 Susie 12,177
179 Leland 8,022 Eula 12,159
180 Merle 7,967 Winifred 12,083
181 Ira 7,911 Eloise 11,922
182 Nathaniel 7,793 Janice 11,810
183 Ivan 7,626 Maggie 11,695
184 Ervin 7,592 Antoinette 11,576
185 Jimmy 7,331 Nina 11,327
186 Irvin 7,246 Rosalie 11,297
187 Alton 7,244 Imogene 11,296
188 Lowell 7,237 Lorene 11,243
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 10,548
193 Wilfred 7,134 Henrietta 10,453
194 Elbert 7,079 Della 10,366
195 Juan 7,041 Bettie 10,333
196 Alan 7,013 Lila 10,302
197 Allan 6,986 Fern 10,253
198 Lonnie 6,976 Faye 10,232
199 Nelson 6,928 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 2014. See the limitations of this data source.