Top Baby Names from 100 Years Ago

As a child, I was always fascinated by history. It was my favorite subject in school, and learning about the past made me happy. I always thought I was a little dorky for loving history so much, but I soon came to find that dorky is actually pretty darn cool. 

My fascination with the past continues today, so I decided to go way back and share the top 20 baby names for girls and boys from 1914. Some names are still popular today, while some have lost their popularity over the years (although I am sure they will make a come back one day soon).

Take a look and tell us if any of these top names from 100 years ago feel like a great fit as your prepare to name your baby.

These names are taken from a list made available by the Social Security Administration. For more, visit here.

Top Boy Names from 1914

  1. John
  2. William
  3. James
  4. Robert
  5. Joseph
  6. George
  7. Charles
  8. Edward
  9. Frank
  10. Walter
  11. Thomas
  12. Henry
  13. Paul
  14. Harold
  15. Albert
  16. Raymond
  17. Richard
  18. Arthur
  19. Harry
  20. Louis
Top Girl Names from 1914

  1. Mary
  2. Helen
  3. Dorothy
  4. Margaret
  5. Ruth
  6. Anna
  7. Mildred
  8. Elizabeth
  9. Frances
  10. Marie
  11. Evelyn
  12. Alice
  13. Florence
  14. Virginia
  15. Rose
  16. Lillian
  17. Louise
  18. Catherine
  19. Edna
  20. Alice
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