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You can see the popular names of each decade at Baby Name Explorer, but I thought it would be more convenient if I provided a Top 100 for the decades before 1960. This is the 1900s, and I will gradually add more and include links on the Name Data page. Numbers in brackets signify the overall number of babies with that name.

GIRLS

  1. Mary (1150)
  2. Dorothy (573)
  3. Doris (533)
  4. Alice (459)
  5. Florence (446)
  6. Margaret (435)
  7. Elsie (432)
  8. Gladys (408)
  9. Eileen (369)
  10. Kathleen (367)
  11. Annie (364)
  12. Edna (330)
  13. Elizabeth (316)
  14. Ethel (315)
  15. Vera (310)
  16. Edith (304)
  17. Ivy (303)
  18. Thelma (283)
  19. Irene (277)
  20. Ellen (274)
  21. Ruby (240)
  22. Violet (235)
  23. Marjorie (224)
  24. Alma (218)
  25. Catherine (217)
  26. Olive (203)
  27. Hilda (182)
  28. Agnes (174)
  29. Grace (173)
  30. Mabel (169)
  31. Nellie (169)
  32. Amy (162)
  33. Muriel (162)
  34. Phyllis (161)
  35. Lillian (161)
  36. Emily (160)
  37. Eva (156)
  38. Rita (145)
  39. Winifred (142)
  40. Ada (137)
  41. May (133)
  42. Ida (131)
  43. Sarah (125)
  44. Lilian (116)
  45. Hazel (115)
  46. Evelyn (110)
  47. Myrtle (108)
  48. Stella (108)
  49. Dulcie (108)
  50. Beatrice (101)
  51. Lily (101)
  52. Frances (99)
  53. Linda (95)
  54. Gertrude (88)
  55. Rose (86)
  56. Minnie (84)
  57. Clara (84)
  58. Daisy (83)
  59. Sylvia (83)
  60. Lucy (82)
  61. Beryl (76)
  62. Iris (76)
  63. Veronica (75)
  64. Enid (74)
  65. Mona (72)
  66. Ruth (71)
  67. Ella (70)
  68. Gwendoline (70)
  69. Bertha (70)
  70. Clarice (68)
  71. Marie (68)
  72. Mildred (67)
  73. Esther (65)
  74. Isabel (64)
  75. Myra (63)
  76. Isabella (63)
  77. Helen (62)
  78. Louisa (61)
  79. Bessie (61)
  80. Emma (61)
  81. Jane (59)
  82. Daphne (59)
  83. Constance (57)
  84. Doreen (57)
  85. Mavis (56)
  86. Josephine (55)
  87. Pearl (55)
  88. Olga (54)
  89. Marion (52)
  90. Lorna (52)
  91. Laura (52)
  92. Martha (51)
  93. Maud (51)
  94. Una (51)
  95. Amelia (48)
  96. Charlotte (48)
  97. Christina (47)
  98. Eleanor (46)
  99. Leila (43)
  100. Ena (43)
BOYS

  1. William (1761)
  2. John (1652)
  3. James (787)
  4. George (787)
  5. Thomas (693)
  6. Arthur (685)
  7. Charles (593)
  8. Frederick (550)
  9. Robert (486)
  10. Edward (477)
  11. Henry (466)
  12. Albert (440)
  13. Harold (426)
  14. Alfred (372)
  15. Walter (358)
  16. Ernest (347)
  17. Joseph (332)
  18. Cecil (327)
  19. Norman (300)
  20. Reginald (274)
  21. Eric (273)
  22. Stanley (272)
  23. Herbert (263)
  24. Jack (224)
  25. Roy (197)
  26. Richard (195)
  27. Frank (185)
  28. David (173)
  29. Alexander (172)
  30. Clarence (167)
  31. Victor (167)
  32. Harry (158)
  33. Raymond (155)
  34. Ronald (148)
  35. Allan (148)
  36. Patrick (140)
  37. Gordon (137)
  38. Kenneth (136)
  39. Leonard (131)
  40. Donald (126)
  41. Percy (122)
  42. Cyril (108)
  43. Keith (108)
  44. Michael (102)
  45. Horace (98)
  46. Samuel (97)
  47. Vincent (92)
  48. Sidney (89)
  49. Claude (81)
  50. Leo (76)
  51. Colin (75)
  52. Edwin (75)
  53. Hector (70)
  54. Wilfred (65)
  55. Alan (64)
  56. Andrew (64)
  57. Archibald (60)
  58. Daniel (58)
  59. Douglas (58)
  60. Aubrey (58)
  61. Clifford (56)
  62. Bernard (55)
  63. Edgar (55)
  64. Peter (50)
  65. Hugh (49)
  66. Mervyn (47)
  67. Lawrence (47)
  68. Lionel (46)
  69. Philip (45)
  70. Allen (44)
  71. Maurice (44)
  72. Stephen (40)
  73. Geoffrey (38)
  74. Wallace (37)
  75. Oswald (36)
  76. Noel (36)
  77. Percival (35)
  78. Benjamin (34)
  79. Bertie (34)
  80. Clive (33)
  81. Malcolm (31)
  82. Hilton (30)
  83. Oliver (29)
  84. Edmund (28)
  85. Bruce (28)
  86. Athol (28)
  87. Laurence (27)
  88. Clement (27)
  89. Matthew (26)
  90. Dudley (26)
  91. Ralph (26)
  92. Carl (24)
  93. Martin (24)
  94. Russell (24)
  95. Phillip (24)
  96. Rupert (23)
  97. Christopher (23)
  98. Milton (22)
  99. Neville (22)
  100. Arnold (22)

UNISEX NAMES

1. Leslie (403)
2. Francis (400)
3. Jessie (228)
4. Sydney (157)
5. Jean (132)
6. Lindsay (26)
7. Merle (7)

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