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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 11,372,710 male births and 12,401,759 female births.

Popular names of the 1920s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Robert 576,350 Mary 701,736
2 John 564,062 Dorothy 368,858
3 James 515,305 Helen 290,396
4 William 512,386 Betty 283,084
5 Charles 298,025 Margaret 245,003
6 George 261,946 Ruth 218,504
7 Joseph 243,807 Virginia 169,550
8 Richard 222,604 Doris 151,184
9 Edward 197,353 Mildred 147,155
10 Donald 191,819 Frances 140,384
11 Thomas 161,107 Elizabeth 139,672
12 Frank 151,828 Evelyn 124,162
13 Harold 133,599 Anna 123,890
14 Paul 132,387 Marie 110,567
15 Raymond 124,206 Alice 110,518
16 Walter 119,807 Jean 105,995
17 Jack 115,983 Shirley 98,601
18 Henry 104,554 Barbara 97,211
19 Kenneth 99,492 Irene 92,831
20 Arthur 97,113 Marjorie 91,220
21 Albert 94,423 Florence 88,295
22 David 88,747 Lois 88,129
23 Harry 86,180 Martha 86,780
24 Eugene 84,752 Rose 85,306
25 Ralph 84,467 Lillian 83,150
26 Howard 70,347 Louise 82,893
27 Carl 69,850 Catherine 78,878
28 Willie 67,987 Ruby 76,732
29 Louis 67,688 Eleanor 74,755
30 Clarence 66,577 Patricia 74,740
31 Earl 63,598 Gladys 72,558
32 Roy 63,256 Annie 69,462
33 Fred 62,739 Josephine 69,217
34 Joe 62,674 Thelma 68,768
35 Francis 59,094 Edna 68,626
36 Lawrence 56,862 Norma 65,238
37 Herbert 56,524 Pauline 64,069
38 Leonard 53,798 Lucille 63,880
39 Ernest 53,653 Edith 62,987
40 Alfred 50,159 Gloria 62,854
41 Anthony 50,053 Ethel 62,801
42 Stanley 49,453 Phyllis 61,865
43 Norman 49,354 Grace 60,060
44 Gerald 44,525 Hazel 58,983
45 Daniel 43,420 June 56,480
46 Samuel 43,367 Bernice 55,838
47 Bernard 42,407 Marion 55,176
48 Billy 42,099 Dolores 51,984
49 Melvin 40,576 Rita 50,584
50 Marvin 39,586 Lorraine 49,937
51 Warren 38,774 Ann 49,810
52 Michael 37,893 Esther 49,228
53 Leroy 37,871 Beatrice 49,223
54 Russell 37,211 Juanita 48,547
55 Leo 36,957 Clara 48,179
56 Andrew 35,955 Jane 48,048
57 Edwin 35,256 Geraldine 48,042
58 Elmer 34,921 Sarah 46,772
59 Peter 34,070 Emma 46,535
60 Floyd 33,152 Joan 45,352
61 Lloyd 33,127 Joyce 44,172
62 Ray 32,045 Nancy 43,806
63 Frederick 31,514 Katherine 42,743
64 Theodore 31,287 Gertrude 42,455
65 Clifford 31,247 Elsie 42,095
66 Vernon 29,432 Julia 40,327
67 Herman 29,009 Agnes 39,220
68 Clyde 28,957 Wilma 39,125
69 Chester 28,432 Marian 38,974
70 Philip 27,269 Bertha 38,571
71 Alvin 26,871 Eva 38,044
72 Lester 26,510 Willie 37,812
73 Wayne 26,400 Audrey 37,550
74 Vincent 26,237 Theresa 36,665
75 Gordon 25,621 Vivian 36,570
76 Leon 25,577 Wanda 36,006
77 Lewis 25,327 Laura 35,992
78 Charlie 25,173 Charlotte 35,750
79 Glenn 25,153 Ida 35,616
80 Calvin 24,782 Elaine 34,906
81 Martin 24,241 Anne 34,511
82 Milton 24,201 Marilyn 34,202
83 Lee 23,556 Kathryn 33,791
84 Jesse 23,169 Maxine 33,743
85 Dale 22,753 Kathleen 33,595
86 Cecil 22,527 Viola 33,251
87 Bill 22,290 Pearl 32,773
88 Harvey 21,784 Vera 32,541
89 Roger 21,752 Bessie 32,155
90 Victor 21,498 Myrtle 30,567
91 Benjamin 21,027 Alma 30,436
92 Wallace 20,915 Beverly 30,203
93 Ronald 20,900 Violet 30,021
94 Sam 20,842 Nellie 29,688
95 Allen 20,087 Ella 29,517
96 Arnold 19,532 Lillie 29,380
97 Willard 18,442 Jessie 29,287
98 Gilbert 18,233 Jeanne 29,116
99 Edgar 18,037 Eileen 28,587
100 Oscar 17,739 Ellen 28,389
101 Gene 17,581 Lucy 27,431
102 Jerry 17,451 Minnie 26,905
103 Douglas 17,303 Sylvia 26,841
104 Johnnie 17,294 Donna 26,158
105 Claude 16,998 Leona 26,032
106 Don 16,940 Rosemary 25,961
107 Eddie 16,925 Stella 25,903
108 Roland 16,879 Mattie 25,519
109 Everett 16,473 Margie 25,493
110 Maurice 16,156 Genevieve 24,779
111 Curtis 16,134 Mabel 24,521
112 Marion 16,034 Janet 23,975
113 Virgil 15,992 Geneva 23,273
114 Wilbur 15,714 Georgia 23,228
115 Manuel 15,664 Bonnie 23,169
116 Stephen 15,554 Carol 22,979
117 Jerome 15,454 Velma 22,875
118 Homer 15,145 Lena 22,844
119 Leslie 15,063 Carolyn 22,774
120 Glen 14,965 Mae 22,756
121 Jessie 14,795 Jennie 22,586
122 Hubert 14,696 Maria 22,577
123 Jose 14,446 Christine 22,338
124 Jimmie 14,357 Arlene 21,960
125 Sidney 14,203 Peggy 21,871
126 Morris 14,139 Marguerite 21,782
127 Hugh 14,108 Opal 21,540
128 Max 14,081 Sara 21,103
129 Bobby 13,881 Loretta 21,070
130 Bob 13,691 Harriet 20,873
131 Nicholas 13,611 Rosa 20,789
132 Luther 13,198 Muriel 20,480
133 Bruce 13,178 Eunice 20,171
134 Junior 12,928 Jeanette 19,782
135 Wesley 12,859 Blanche 19,620
136 Rudolph 12,561 Carrie 19,124
137 Alexander 12,541 Emily 18,748
138 Franklin 12,509 Beulah 18,626
139 Tom 11,924 Billie 18,472
140 Irving 11,896 Dora 18,331
141 Horace 11,778 Roberta 18,220
142 Willis 11,703 Hilda 18,190
143 Patrick 11,463 Naomi 18,183
144 Steve 11,350 Anita 18,054
145 Johnny 11,343 Jacqueline 17,881
146 Dean 11,155 Alberta 17,862
147 Julius 10,980 Inez 17,594
148 Keith 10,917 Delores 16,461
149 Oliver 10,899 Fannie 16,455
150 Earnest 10,868 Hattie 16,370
151 Ben 10,609 Lula 16,313
152 Jim 10,564 Verna 16,264
153 Tony 10,398 Cora 16,161
154 Edmund 10,206 Constance 15,570
155 Lyle 10,164 Madeline 15,556
156 Guy 9,873 Miriam 15,504
157 Salvatore 9,851 Ada 15,129
158 Orville 9,719 Claire 14,991
159 Delbert 9,677 Mamie 14,806
160 Billie 9,549 Lola 14,653
161 Phillip 9,525 Rosie 14,288
162 Clayton 9,414 Erma 14,261
163 Otis 9,353 Rachel 14,201
164 Archie 9,293 Mable 14,006
165 Alex 9,181 Flora 13,961
166 Angelo 9,130 Daisy 13,660
167 Mike 9,076 Sally 13,474
168 Jacob 9,045 Marcella 13,396
169 Clifton 8,732 Bette 13,273
170 Bennie 8,596 Olga 12,786
171 Matthew 8,567 Caroline 12,694
172 Duane 8,565 Laverne 12,643
173 Clinton 8,442 Sophie 12,548
174 Dennis 8,147 Nora 12,301
175 Wilbert 8,112 Rebecca 12,283
176 Dan 8,099 Estelle 12,278
177 Jay 8,054 Irma 12,235
178 Marshall 8,039 Susie 12,179
179 Leland 8,022 Eula 12,159
180 Merle 7,969 Winifred 12,083
181 Ira 7,910 Eloise 11,922
182 Nathaniel 7,795 Janice 11,811
183 Ivan 7,627 Maggie 11,696
184 Ervin 7,593 Antoinette 11,576
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 7,077 Della 10,366
195 Juan 7,043 Bettie 10,334
196 Alan 7,013 Lila 10,302
197 Allan 6,988 Fern 10,253
198 Lonnie 6,978 Faye 10,233
199 Nelson 6,927 Johnnie 10,065
200 Forrest 6,909 Jeannette 9,992
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2016. See the limitations of this data source.