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Old-fashioned baby names: Classic and cultured

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Traditional baby names for girls and boys

Looking for an old-fashioned baby name for your girl or boy? These traditional names are classics that will carry your child from infancy to adulthood. We've pulled names from Victorian times, the Roaring '20s and more to give you a great selection when naming your baby girl or baby boy.

Baby names of the Roaring '20s

Roarin' 20s baby names

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 are still reminisced about in fashions today). And the names? Well, they were pretty and perfect. Think Grace, Marilyn and Norma... But what were the hot names of the time? According to the S.S.A., these baby names were most popular in the 1920s.

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
  21. Albert
  22. David
  23. Harry
  24. Eugene
  25. Ralph

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
  21. Florence
  22. Lois
  23. Martha
  24. Rose
  25. Lillian

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