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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 11,372,832 male births and 12,401,948 female births.

Popular names of the 1920s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Robert 576,355 Mary 701,739
2 John 564,066 Dorothy 368,865
3 James 515,304 Helen 290,397
4 William 512,394 Betty 283,087
5 Charles 298,030 Margaret 245,006
6 George 261,952 Ruth 218,508
7 Joseph 243,809 Virginia 169,551
8 Richard 222,604 Doris 151,187
9 Edward 197,355 Mildred 147,152
10 Donald 191,820 Frances 140,387
11 Thomas 161,109 Elizabeth 139,673
12 Frank 151,827 Evelyn 124,162
13 Harold 133,595 Anna 123,891
14 Paul 132,385 Marie 110,565
15 Raymond 124,212 Alice 110,522
16 Walter 119,812 Jean 105,996
17 Jack 115,986 Shirley 98,599
18 Henry 104,553 Barbara 97,212
19 Kenneth 99,491 Irene 92,833
20 Arthur 97,115 Marjorie 91,221
21 Albert 94,426 Florence 88,295
22 David 88,751 Lois 88,130
23 Harry 86,180 Martha 86,784
24 Eugene 84,752 Rose 85,307
25 Ralph 84,464 Lillian 83,152
26 Howard 70,347 Louise 82,895
27 Carl 69,850 Catherine 78,881
28 Willie 67,989 Ruby 76,734
29 Louis 67,689 Eleanor 74,757
30 Clarence 66,577 Patricia 74,737
31 Earl 63,602 Gladys 72,561
32 Roy 63,258 Annie 69,463
33 Fred 62,740 Josephine 69,217
34 Joe 62,671 Thelma 68,769
35 Francis 59,092 Edna 68,627
36 Lawrence 56,862 Norma 65,238
37 Herbert 56,526 Pauline 64,071
38 Leonard 53,798 Lucille 63,879
39 Ernest 53,652 Edith 62,988
40 Alfred 50,158 Gloria 62,854
41 Anthony 50,055 Ethel 62,800
42 Stanley 49,455 Phyllis 61,867
43 Norman 49,357 Grace 60,061
44 Gerald 44,525 Hazel 58,984
45 Daniel 43,420 June 56,481
46 Samuel 43,367 Bernice 55,838
47 Bernard 42,408 Marion 55,177
48 Billy 42,099 Dolores 51,986
49 Melvin 40,576 Rita 50,586
50 Marvin 39,589 Lorraine 49,938
51 Warren 38,776 Ann 49,812
52 Michael 37,896 Esther 49,229
53 Leroy 37,871 Beatrice 49,224
54 Russell 37,212 Juanita 48,549
55 Leo 36,956 Clara 48,180
56 Andrew 35,956 Jane 48,048
57 Edwin 35,257 Geraldine 48,043
58 Elmer 34,920 Sarah 46,770
59 Peter 34,070 Emma 46,537
60 Floyd 33,155 Joan 45,352
61 Lloyd 33,127 Joyce 44,173
62 Ray 32,045 Nancy 43,807
63 Frederick 31,514 Katherine 42,741
64 Theodore 31,288 Gertrude 42,457
65 Clifford 31,247 Elsie 42,097
66 Vernon 29,432 Julia 40,329
67 Herman 29,010 Agnes 39,222
68 Clyde 28,958 Wilma 39,126
69 Chester 28,431 Marian 38,973
70 Philip 27,269 Bertha 38,572
71 Alvin 26,872 Eva 38,045
72 Lester 26,510 Willie 37,812
73 Wayne 26,400 Audrey 37,550
74 Vincent 26,238 Theresa 36,665
75 Gordon 25,622 Vivian 36,570
76 Leon 25,578 Wanda 36,006
77 Lewis 25,326 Laura 35,992
78 Charlie 25,173 Charlotte 35,752
79 Glenn 25,155 Ida 35,616
80 Calvin 24,783 Elaine 34,907
81 Martin 24,242 Anne 34,512
82 Milton 24,201 Marilyn 34,201
83 Lee 23,555 Kathryn 33,791
84 Jesse 23,170 Maxine 33,744
85 Dale 22,752 Kathleen 33,595
86 Cecil 22,528 Viola 33,251
87 Bill 22,292 Pearl 32,774
88 Harvey 21,785 Vera 32,541
89 Roger 21,752 Bessie 32,157
90 Victor 21,498 Myrtle 30,567
91 Benjamin 21,027 Alma 30,435
92 Wallace 20,916 Beverly 30,205
93 Ronald 20,902 Violet 30,021
94 Sam 20,842 Nellie 29,688
95 Allen 20,089 Ella 29,517
96 Arnold 19,531 Lillie 29,381
97 Willard 18,442 Jessie 29,287
98 Gilbert 18,234 Jeanne 29,117
99 Edgar 18,037 Eileen 28,587
100 Oscar 17,740 Ellen 28,390
101 Gene 17,582 Lucy 27,432
102 Jerry 17,451 Minnie 26,905
103 Douglas 17,303 Sylvia 26,843
104 Johnnie 17,293 Donna 26,158
105 Claude 16,997 Leona 26,031
106 Don 16,940 Rosemary 25,963
107 Eddie 16,926 Stella 25,902
108 Roland 16,879 Mattie 25,520
109 Everett 16,473 Margie 25,495
110 Maurice 16,159 Genevieve 24,779
111 Curtis 16,135 Mabel 24,521
112 Marion 16,034 Janet 23,975
113 Virgil 15,994 Geneva 23,272
114 Wilbur 15,713 Georgia 23,229
115 Manuel 15,666 Bonnie 23,169
116 Stephen 15,554 Carol 22,979
117 Jerome 15,454 Velma 22,875
118 Homer 15,146 Lena 22,844
119 Leslie 15,063 Carolyn 22,774
120 Glen 14,965 Mae 22,756
121 Jessie 14,795 Jennie 22,587
122 Hubert 14,695 Maria 22,581
123 Jose 14,447 Christine 22,337
124 Jimmie 14,358 Arlene 21,960
125 Sidney 14,203 Peggy 21,872
126 Morris 14,140 Marguerite 21,783
127 Hugh 14,108 Opal 21,541
128 Max 14,080 Sara 21,101
129 Bobby 13,881 Loretta 21,070
130 Bob 13,692 Harriet 20,872
131 Nicholas 13,610 Rosa 20,790
132 Luther 13,198 Muriel 20,480
133 Bruce 13,179 Eunice 20,172
134 Junior 12,928 Jeanette 19,783
135 Wesley 12,859 Blanche 19,620
136 Rudolph 12,562 Carrie 19,126
137 Alexander 12,541 Emily 18,752
138 Franklin 12,509 Beulah 18,627
139 Tom 11,924 Billie 18,472
140 Irving 11,897 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 11,156 Alberta 17,862
147 Julius 10,981 Inez 17,594
148 Keith 10,916 Delores 16,462
149 Oliver 10,899 Fannie 16,454
150 Earnest 10,868 Hattie 16,370
151 Ben 10,609 Lula 16,314
152 Jim 10,564 Verna 16,264
153 Tony 10,399 Cora 16,160
154 Edmund 10,207 Constance 15,570
155 Lyle 10,164 Madeline 15,556
156 Guy 9,873 Miriam 15,505
157 Salvatore 9,853 Ada 15,131
158 Orville 9,720 Claire 14,991
159 Delbert 9,677 Mamie 14,807
160 Billie 9,549 Lola 14,654
161 Phillip 9,526 Rosie 14,288
162 Clayton 9,413 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 8,732 Bette 13,273
170 Bennie 8,596 Olga 12,787
171 Matthew 8,567 Caroline 12,694
172 Duane 8,566 Laverne 12,643
173 Clinton 8,442 Sophie 12,550
174 Dennis 8,147 Nora 12,301
175 Wilbert 8,113 Rebecca 12,283
176 Dan 8,099 Estelle 12,280
177 Jay 8,054 Irma 12,235
178 Marshall 8,039 Susie 12,179
179 Leland 8,022 Eula 12,160
180 Merle 7,969 Winifred 12,083
181 Ira 7,911 Eloise 11,923
182 Nathaniel 7,795 Janice 11,811
183 Ivan 7,627 Maggie 11,696
184 Ervin 7,593 Antoinette 11,577
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 7,043 Bettie 10,334
196 Alan 7,013 Lila 10,303
197 Allan 6,988 Fern 10,253
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 2017. See the limitations of this data source.