70 brilliant baby names inspired by the Roaring Twenties

If you’ve seen films like The Great Gatsby or The Newton boys, you’ll know that the Roaring Twenties was a time for having fun, spending money, dancing and wearing amazing clothes.

This was also a time when traditional moral standards were being rejected and replaced with new styles and beliefs.

The top baby names, according to Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States, from this era may come off a little old-fashioned (my mum’s first AND middle name is in the top 35 girl names) but you’ll notice that so many of them can be shortened into cute little names suited for babies born these days. And if your child wants to change things up as they get older, you can call them by their full name. Think Maggie for Margaret or Evie for Evelyn. Billy for William and Tom for Thomas.

Royal babies

While you might recognise your mum or dad’s names in these lists, you’ll also notice the Royal theme, especially among the boys’ names. William and Harry are featured in the top 25 names, and with George and Louis high on the list too. If you want to give your baby a 1920s name, you’d better get in fast before the next royal baby nabs one of these cute names. 


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1920’s names for girls

  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
  26. Louise
  27. Catherine
  28. Ruby
  29. Patricia
  30. Eleanor
  31. Gladys
  32. Annie
  33. Josephine
  34. Thelma
  35. Edna

 

1920’s names for boys:

  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
  26. Howard
  27. Carl
  28. Willie
  29. Louis
  30. Clarence
  31. Earl
  32. Roy
  33. Fred
  34. Joe
  35. Francis

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