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Old-Fashioned Baby Names With Modern Appeal

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These classic baby names fit surprisingly well in the modern world

Baby names of the Roaring '20s

These classic baby names fit surprisingly well in the modern world
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They didn't call it the Roaring '20s for nothing. In the 1920s, speakeasies were hot, and flappers broke out of the conventional molds for women. The fashions were iconic (and many are still in fashion today — hi, bobbed hair!). And the names? Well, they were pretty and perfect. According to the SSA, these baby names were most popular in the 1920s.

More: These Strong Boy Names All Have Great Meanings He Can Be Proud Of

Top baby boy names of the 1920s

  1. Robert
  2. John
  3. James
  4. William
  5. Charles
  6. George
  7. Joseph
  8. Richard
  9. Edward
  10. Donald
  11. Thomas
  12. Frank
  13. Harold
  14. Paul
  15. Raymond
  16. Walter
  17. Jack
  18. Henry
  19. Kenneth
  20. Arthur

Top baby girl names of the 1920s

  1. Mary
  2. Dorothy
  3. Helen
  4. Betty
  5. Margaret
  6. Ruth
  7. Virginia
  8. Doris
  9. Mildred
  10. Frances
  11. Elizabeth
  12. Evelyn
  13. Anna
  14. Marie
  15. Alice
  16. Jean
  17. Shirley
  18. Barbara
  19. Irene
  20. Marjorie

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