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What were popular baby names in the 1900s?

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Question: What were popular baby names in the 1900s?
Answer: The 1900s are well known as the turn of the century. What were the popular baby names in the 1900s? Here are the top twenty names for the girls and boys born in the 1900s:

Boy Baby Names

  1. John
  2. William
  3. James
  4. George
  5. Charles
  6. Robert
  7. Joseph
  8. Frank
  9. Edward
  10. Thomas
  11. Henry
  12. Walter
  13. Harry
  14. Willie
  15. Arthur
  16. Albert
  17. Clarence
  18. Fred
  19. Harold
  20. Paul

Girl Baby Names

  1. Mary
  2. Helen
  3. Margaret
  4. Anna
  5. Ruth
  6. Elizabeth
  7. Dorothy
  8. Marie
  9. Florence
  10. Mildred
  11. Alice
  12. Ethel
  13. Lillian
  14. Gladys
  15. Edna
  16. Frances
  17. Rose
  18. Annie
  19. Grace
  20. Bertha

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