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Baby Names : 1920 - 1929

Here are the most popular names of the decade.

  • SSA is Social Security Administration (alternate spellings are not combined) and
  • SFS is Some Fun Site (alternate spellings are combined).

Male names are first. Or you can start with the female names.

  • Most Popular is the total of the names over the whole decade.
  • Most Change is the difference in count between the first year and last year of the decade. It has the subcategories of Rising and Falling
    • Rising is the highest difference in count (which name has improved the most over the decade).
    • Falling is the lowest difference in count between the first year and last year of the decade (which name has dropped the most over the decade).

Top 25 Names of the Decade - 1920s

Male Names

Most Popular

Original (SSA)

1. Robert 576271
2. John 563943
3. James 515236
4. William 512268
5. Charles 297986
6. George 261890
7. Joseph 243756
8. Richard 222567
9. Edward 197318
10. Donald 191806
11. Thomas 161079
12. Frank 151765
13. Harold 133551
14. Paul 132367
15. Raymond 124187
16. Walter 119768
17. Jack 115953
18. Henry 104524
19. Kenneth 99465
20. Arthur 97098
21. Albert 94397
22. David 88731
23. Harry 86159
24. Eugene 84751
25. Ralph 84440

Adjusted (SFS)

1. Robert 576271
2. John 564396
3. James 515236
4. William 512268
5. Charles 297986
6. George 261890
7. Joseph 243756
8. Richard 222567
9. Edward 197318
10. Donald 191806
11. Thomas 162504
12. Frank 151765
13. Harold 133551
14. Paul 132367
15. Raymond 124187
16. Walter 119768
17. Jack 115953
18. Henry 104524
19. Kenneth 100086
20. Arthur 98267
21. Albert 94397
22. David 88731
23. Harry 86159
24. Eugene 84751
25. Ralph 84440

Most Change

Rising (SSA)

1. Donald 15227
2. Richard 14560
3. Robert 11108
4. Billy 7107
5. James 4166
6. David 3859
7. Bobby 3753
8. Ronald 3636
9. Kenneth 2973
10. Gerald 2805
11. Herbert 2607
12. Jack 2562
13. Eugene 2183
14. Gene 1995
15. Jerry 1942
16. Charles 1612
17. Bill 1526
18. Don 1502
19. Bob 1394
20. Thomas 1333
21. Roger 1227
22. Jimmy 1160
23. Marvin 1131
24. Norman 1041
25. Dale 987

Rising (SFS)

1. Donald 15227
2. Richard 14560
3. Robert 11108
4. Billy 8014
5. Bobby 4229
6. James 4166
7. David 3859
8. Ronald 3636
9. Gerald 3126
10. Kenneth 2998
11. Herbert 2607
12. Jack 2562
13. Eugene 2183
14. Jimmie 2089
15. Gene 2005
16. Jerry 1996
17. Tommy 1627
18. Don 1623
19. Charles 1612
20. Bill 1526
21. Bob 1394
22. Allen 1380
23. Thomas 1355
24. Roger 1261
25. Irvin 1245

Falling (SSA)

1. John -4850
2. Joseph -4458
3. George -3869
4. Frank -3474
5. Warren -3452
6. Walter -3448
7. Edward -2880
8. Henry -2741
9. William -2394
10. Harry -2275
11. Harold -2019
12. Albert -1931
13. Arthur -1775
14. Chester -1733
15. Elmer -1514
16. Clarence -1513
17. Howard -1455
18. Samuel -1087
19. Stanley -1054
20. Leo -1032
21. Louis -983
22. Francis -980
23. Lester -970
24. Andrew -946
25. Ralph -856

Falling (SFS)

1. John -4847
2. Joseph -4458
3. George -3869
4. Frank -3474
5. Warren -3452
6. Walter -3448
7. Edward -2880
8. Henry -2741
9. William -2394
10. Harry -2275
11. Harold -2019
12. Albert -1931
13. Arthur -1758
14. Chester -1733
15. Ervin -1570
16. Elmer -1514
17. Clarence -1502
18. Howard -1455
19. Samuel -1087
20. Stanley -1054
21. Leo -1032
22. Francis -992
23. Lester -970
24. Andrew -946
25. Reuben -923

Female Names

Most Popular

Original (SSA)

1. Mary 701615
2. Dorothy 368800
3. Helen 290339
4. Betty 283050
5. Margaret 244966
6. Ruth 218473
7. Virginia 169524
8. Doris 151164
9. Mildred 147135
10. Frances 140366
11. Elizabeth 139655
12. Evelyn 124143
13. Anna 123861
14. Marie 110534
15. Alice 110499
16. Jean 105980
17. Shirley 98588
18. Barbara 97197
19. Irene 92813
20. Marjorie 91206
21. Florence 88279
22. Lois 88115
23. Martha 86761
24. Rose 85299
25. Lillian 83134

Adjusted (SFS)

1. Mary 701798
2. Dorothy 383595
3. Betty 298007
4. Helen 292065
5. Margaret 271281
6. Ruth 219308
7. Virginia 169524
8. Catherine 164932
9. Doris 153818
10. Mildred 147135
11. Frances 146476
12. Elizabeth 142437
13. Jean 136403
14. Evelyn 126898
15. Anna 124571
16. Alice 114301
17. Marie 110534
18. Shirley 100094
19. Marjorie 98397
20. Barbara 97197
21. Marion 94134
22. Irene 92939
23. Florence 88279
24. Lois 88115
25. Eleanor 88068

Most Change

Rising (SSA)

1. Betty 22644
2. Patricia 11120
3. Barbara 10931
4. Joan 10011
5. Shirley 9865
6. Dolores 9129
7. Joyce 7074
8. Gloria 6521
9. Marilyn 6204
10. Beverly 4923
11. Doris 4598
12. Donna 4174
13. Jean 4155
14. Phyllis 4141
15. Norma 3941
16. Nancy 3896
17. Lois 3718
18. Carol 3136
19. Peggy 2900
20. Delores 2789
21. Theresa 2641
22. Jacqueline 2433
23. Billie 2289
24. Joanne 2288
25. Wanda 2194

Rising (SFS)

1. Betty 23439
2. Dolores 12404
3. Patricia 11120
4. Barbara 10931
5. Joan 10011
6. Shirley 9946
7. Joyce 7074
8. Gloria 6521
9. Marilyn 6234
10. Beverly 5225
11. Jean 4666
12. Doris 4608
13. Donna 4422
14. Phyllis 4141
15. Norma 3941
16. Nancy 3896
17. Lois 3718
18. Joanne 3692
19. Carol 3636
20. Peggy 3034
21. Jacqueline 2985
22. Theresa 2941
23. Billie 2538
24. Wanda 2194
25. Patsy 1846

Falling (SSA)

1. Helen -14095
2. Ruth -10092
3. Margaret -8792
4. Mildred -7811
5. Mary -7477
6. Dorothy -5173
7. Anna -4837
8. Frances -4800
9. Elizabeth -4660
10. Florence -4515
11. Lillian -4348
12. Virginia -4070
13. Evelyn -3952
14. Marie -3578
15. Gladys -3491
16. Lucille -3481
17. Edna -3407
18. Ethel -3341
19. Edith -3315
20. Hazel -3142
21. Gertrude -3069
22. Irene -3035
23. Josephine -2798
24. Eleanor -2631
25. Catherine -2610

Falling (SFS)

1. Helen -14178
2. Margaret -10566
3. Ruth -10189
4. Mildred -7811
5. Mary -7538
6. Catherine -7019
7. Dorothy -5601
8. Frances -4979
9. Anna -4819
10. Elizabeth -4756
11. Florence -4515
12. Lillian -4500
13. Lucille -4296
14. Evelyn -4172
15. Virginia -4070
16. Edith -3712
17. Marie -3578
18. Gladys -3491
19. Edna -3407
20. Ethel -3341
21. Eleanor -3183
22. Hazel -3171
23. Gertrude -3069
24. Irene -3035
25. Josephine -2798

View Top 1000 Names for each year of the 1920s


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