Baby name trends come and go, but some monikers have real staying power ― like 100 years’ worth.
It turns out that many popular names from a century ago remain popular (think James , John, William and Elizabeth), while others (like Mildred, Gladys and Ralph) have faded. Still others (like Evelyn) declined in popularity over the 20th century but made a resurgence in recent years.
Knowing that the Social Security Administration’s database tracks baby name popularity going back to the 1880s, Teal Smiles decided to take a look at parents’ top picks from a century ago.
50 most popular baby names for boy and girl child in 1919
Below, the 25 most popular baby names for boys and girls in 1919:
Baby Girls Names
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