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Downton Abbey inspired baby names

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Baby names from the 1920s

If you can’t get enough of Lady Mary Crawley and Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, then you will love our list of Downton Abbey inspired baby names.
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We have rounded up the best names from this British PBS series, as well as other proper names from the early 1900s you are sure to love.

The Emmy-Award winning period drama Downton Abbey is set around 1920 and centers on the aristocratic Crawley family. Fans love the show for its romance, intrigue — and the great old-fashioned names, of course. In fact, these vintage baby names are back in style.

Boy names from Downton Abbey

There are great actors who play great characters on Downton Abbey, including Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley and Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham. These character names from Downton Abbey are classic and cool — and perfect for your little Lord of the manor.

Girl names from Downton Abbey

Love the sisterly love between Lady Mary, Lady Edith and Lady Sybil? Actresses including Maggie Smith (as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham) and Elizabeth McGovern (as Cora Crawley) make this show intriguing to watch. You will love these old-fashioned names from the characters of Downton Abbey:

Top names of the early 1900s

The Social Security Administration keeps track of the top baby names each year, taken from birth certificates of babies born in the U.S.

As you can see, many of the names from Downton Abbey are taken from this list. The top boy names in the 1920s (in order of popularity) are:

The following boy names are not at the top of the list, but were still names popular in the 1920s. As the saying goes, what's old is new again — and these classic boy names are suddenly cool again!

The name Mary was actually ranked as the top girl name of the last 100 years. Check out the top 10 baby girl names from the 1920s — and don't be surprised if a new character in an upcoming episode of Downton Abbey has one of these old-fashioned names:

If you are looking for an old-fashioned baby girl name that is a bit more unique, check out these retro picks: 

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