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Traditional Boy Names

The Most Popular Boy Names From 100 Years Ago

The world of the 1920s might seem unfamiliar, but the popular baby names from the era are not. Look at the top boy names from the 1920s and you'll see strong, traditional names that would not feel out of place today. Here are the top 100 boy names in America from that decade in order of popularity, according to the Social Security Administration's historical data.

Popular Traditional Boy Names

  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
  36. Lawrence
  37. Herbert
  38. Leonard
  39. Ernest
  40. Alfred
  41. Anthony
  42. Stanley
  43. Norman
  44. Gerald
  45. Daniel
  46. Samuel
  47. Bernard
  48. Billy
  49. Melvin
  50. Marvin
  51. Warren
  52. Michael
  53. Leroy
  54. Russell
  55. Leo
  56. Andrew
  57. Edwin
  58. Elmer
  59. Peter
  60. Floyd
  61. Lloyd
  62. Ray
  63. Frederick
  64. Theodore
  65. Clifford
  66. Vernon
  67. Herman
  68. Clyde
  69. Chester
  70. Philip
  71. Alvin
  72. Lester
  73. Wayne
  74. Vincent
  75. Gordon
  76. Leon
  77. Lewis
  78. Charlie
  79. Glenn
  80. Calvin
  81. Martin
  82. Milton
  83. Lee
  84. Jesse
  85. Dale
  86. Cecil
  87. Bill
  88. Harvey
  89. Roger
  90. Victor
  91. Benjamin
  92. Wallace
  93. Ronald
  94. Sam
  95. Allen
  96. Arnold
  97. Willard
  98. Gilbert
  99. Edgar
  100. Oscar
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