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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 11,372,924 male births and 12,402,080 female births.

Popular names of the 1920s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Robert 576,362 Mary 701,746
2 John 564,064 Dorothy 368,870
3 James 515,306 Helen 290,398
4 William 512,400 Betty 283,092
5 Charles 298,033 Margaret 245,007
6 George 261,953 Ruth 218,513
7 Joseph 243,808 Virginia 169,550
8 Richard 222,607 Doris 151,185
9 Edward 197,352 Mildred 147,152
10 Donald 191,826 Frances 140,385
11 Thomas 161,111 Elizabeth 139,674
12 Frank 151,829 Evelyn 124,163
13 Harold 133,595 Anna 123,892
14 Paul 132,388 Marie 110,566
15 Raymond 124,215 Alice 110,524
16 Walter 119,808 Jean 105,998
17 Jack 115,982 Shirley 98,602
18 Henry 104,556 Barbara 97,213
19 Kenneth 99,494 Irene 92,833
20 Arthur 97,115 Marjorie 91,222
21 Albert 94,429 Florence 88,294
22 David 88,750 Lois 88,131
23 Harry 86,180 Martha 86,785
24 Eugene 84,754 Rose 85,308
25 Ralph 84,462 Lillian 83,153
26 Howard 70,347 Louise 82,896
27 Carl 69,851 Catherine 78,883
28 Willie 67,991 Ruby 76,734
29 Louis 67,691 Eleanor 74,758
30 Clarence 66,576 Patricia 74,737
31 Earl 63,604 Gladys 72,561
32 Roy 63,259 Annie 69,463
33 Fred 62,742 Josephine 69,218
34 Joe 62,671 Thelma 68,770
35 Francis 59,098 Edna 68,628
36 Lawrence 56,865 Norma 65,238
37 Herbert 56,526 Pauline 64,072
38 Leonard 53,795 Lucille 63,879
39 Ernest 53,653 Edith 62,990
40 Alfred 50,158 Gloria 62,853
41 Anthony 50,056 Ethel 62,801
42 Stanley 49,457 Phyllis 61,867
43 Norman 49,357 Grace 60,064
44 Gerald 44,524 Hazel 58,984
45 Daniel 43,421 June 56,480
46 Samuel 43,367 Bernice 55,841
47 Bernard 42,410 Marion 55,179
48 Billy 42,097 Dolores 51,986
49 Melvin 40,580 Rita 50,586
50 Marvin 39,589 Lorraine 49,940
51 Warren 38,775 Ann 49,811
52 Michael 37,894 Esther 49,229
53 Leroy 37,870 Beatrice 49,224
54 Russell 37,211 Juanita 48,548
55 Leo 36,958 Clara 48,182
56 Andrew 35,955 Jane 48,049
57 Edwin 35,256 Geraldine 48,044
58 Elmer 34,920 Sarah 46,769
59 Peter 34,070 Emma 46,537
60 Floyd 33,157 Joan 45,352
61 Lloyd 33,126 Joyce 44,175
62 Ray 32,045 Nancy 43,807
63 Frederick 31,513 Katherine 42,743
64 Theodore 31,287 Gertrude 42,457
65 Clifford 31,246 Elsie 42,098
66 Vernon 29,432 Julia 40,330
67 Herman 29,011 Agnes 39,223
68 Clyde 28,958 Wilma 39,126
69 Chester 28,432 Marian 38,975
70 Philip 27,269 Bertha 38,572
71 Alvin 26,872 Eva 38,046
72 Lester 26,510 Willie 37,813
73 Wayne 26,402 Audrey 37,551
74 Vincent 26,239 Theresa 36,667
75 Gordon 25,622 Vivian 36,571
76 Leon 25,577 Wanda 36,004
77 Lewis 25,327 Laura 35,992
78 Charlie 25,175 Charlotte 35,752
79 Glenn 25,155 Ida 35,617
80 Calvin 24,783 Elaine 34,908
81 Martin 24,243 Anne 34,512
82 Milton 24,199 Marilyn 34,200
83 Lee 23,555 Kathryn 33,791
84 Jesse 23,169 Maxine 33,744
85 Dale 22,751 Kathleen 33,596
86 Cecil 22,528 Viola 33,253
87 Bill 22,292 Pearl 32,774
88 Harvey 21,785 Vera 32,542
89 Roger 21,753 Bessie 32,158
90 Victor 21,499 Myrtle 30,567
91 Benjamin 21,028 Alma 30,434
92 Wallace 20,916 Beverly 30,204
93 Ronald 20,902 Violet 30,021
94 Sam 20,843 Nellie 29,689
95 Allen 20,090 Ella 29,517
96 Arnold 19,531 Lillie 29,382
97 Willard 18,442 Jessie 29,287
98 Gilbert 18,235 Jeanne 29,119
99 Edgar 18,037 Eileen 28,587
100 Oscar 17,740 Ellen 28,391
101 Gene 17,582 Lucy 27,434
102 Jerry 17,450 Minnie 26,907
103 Douglas 17,302 Sylvia 26,842
104 Johnnie 17,294 Donna 26,159
105 Claude 16,997 Leona 26,031
106 Don 16,939 Rosemary 25,966
107 Eddie 16,925 Stella 25,902
108 Roland 16,879 Mattie 25,522
109 Everett 16,473 Margie 25,496
110 Maurice 16,159 Genevieve 24,779
111 Curtis 16,135 Mabel 24,521
112 Marion 16,034 Janet 23,976
113 Virgil 15,994 Geneva 23,272
114 Wilbur 15,714 Georgia 23,228
115 Manuel 15,665 Bonnie 23,170
116 Stephen 15,558 Carol 22,979
117 Jerome 15,454 Velma 22,875
118 Homer 15,147 Lena 22,844
119 Leslie 15,065 Carolyn 22,774
120 Glen 14,965 Mae 22,756
121 Jessie 14,795 Jennie 22,589
122 Hubert 14,695 Maria 22,584
123 Jose 14,447 Christine 22,335
124 Jimmie 14,358 Arlene 21,960
125 Sidney 14,202 Peggy 21,872
126 Morris 14,141 Marguerite 21,783
127 Hugh 14,108 Opal 21,542
128 Max 14,081 Sara 21,100
129 Bobby 13,880 Loretta 21,071
130 Bob 13,691 Harriet 20,872
131 Nicholas 13,611 Rosa 20,790
132 Luther 13,199 Muriel 20,480
133 Bruce 13,178 Eunice 20,172
134 Junior 12,928 Jeanette 19,783
135 Wesley 12,860 Blanche 19,620
136 Rudolph 12,562 Carrie 19,126
137 Alexander 12,541 Emily 18,753
138 Franklin 12,509 Beulah 18,627
139 Tom 11,923 Billie 18,472
140 Irving 11,898 Dora 18,332
141 Horace 11,777 Roberta 18,220
142 Willis 11,703 Hilda 18,191
143 Patrick 11,462 Naomi 18,183
144 Steve 11,352 Anita 18,054
145 Johnny 11,343 Jacqueline 17,881
146 Dean 11,156 Alberta 17,862
147 Julius 10,982 Inez 17,594
148 Keith 10,916 Delores 16,462
149 Oliver 10,899 Fannie 16,456
150 Earnest 10,868 Hattie 16,369
151 Ben 10,609 Lula 16,314
152 Jim 10,565 Verna 16,264
153 Tony 10,399 Cora 16,160
154 Edmund 10,206 Constance 15,569
155 Lyle 10,163 Madeline 15,557
156 Guy 9,873 Miriam 15,505
157 Salvatore 9,853 Ada 15,131
158 Orville 9,721 Claire 14,991
159 Delbert 9,676 Mamie 14,807
160 Billie 9,549 Lola 14,654
161 Phillip 9,525 Rosie 14,290
162 Clayton 9,414 Erma 14,261
163 Otis 9,353 Rachel 14,201
164 Archie 9,293 Mable 14,007
165 Alex 9,181 Flora 13,961
166 Angelo 9,130 Daisy 13,659
167 Mike 9,076 Sally 13,474
168 Jacob 9,046 Marcella 13,398
169 Clifton 8,733 Bette 13,274
170 Bennie 8,596 Olga 12,787
171 Matthew 8,567 Caroline 12,694
172 Duane 8,566 Laverne 12,643
173 Clinton 8,443 Sophie 12,551
174 Dennis 8,146 Nora 12,302
175 Wilbert 8,113 Rebecca 12,284
176 Dan 8,099 Estelle 12,280
177 Jay 8,054 Irma 12,235
178 Marshall 8,039 Susie 12,178
179 Leland 8,023 Eula 12,160
180 Merle 7,970 Winifred 12,083
181 Ira 7,911 Eloise 11,923
182 Nathaniel 7,795 Janice 11,810
183 Ivan 7,627 Maggie 11,696
184 Ervin 7,593 Antoinette 11,578
185 Jimmy 7,332 Nina 11,327
186 Irvin 7,246 Rosalie 11,297
187 Alton 7,243 Imogene 11,296
188 Lowell 7,237 Lorene 11,244
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 10,547
193 Wilfred 7,134 Henrietta 10,453
194 Elbert 7,076 Della 10,365
195 Juan 7,044 Bettie 10,334
196 Alan 7,013 Lila 10,304
197 Allan 6,988 Fern 10,254
198 Lonnie 6,979 Faye 10,233
199 Nelson 6,927 Johnnie 10,065
200 Forrest 6,910 Jeannette 9,992
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of March 2018. See the limitations of this data source.