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These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In 1924

The popular baby names of 1924 include a mix of enduring classics and former favorites that have faded into obscurity.
The popular baby names of 1924 include a mix of enduring classics and former favorites that have faded into obscurity. H. Armstrong Roberts via Getty Images

Baby name trends come and go, but some picks have real staying power. To appreciate which monikers have stood the test of time, all you have to do is look at the Social Security Administration’s data, which tracks the most popular names going back to the 1880s.

We examined the top choices 100 years ago and found a strong mix of enduring classics like William, James and Evelyn along with forgotten faves like Doris, Lois, Mildred and Eugene. But given American parents’ love for vintage gems, there’s always a chance those latter names might experience a resurgence in the future.

Below, find the 25 most popular baby names for girls and boys born in 1924.

Girls

  1. Mary

  2. Dorothy

  3. Helen

  4. Betty

  5. Margaret

  6. Ruth

  7. Virginia

  8. Mildred

  9. Doris

  10. Frances

  11. Elizabeth

  12. Evelyn

  13. Anna

  14. Marie

  15. Alice

  16. Jean

  17. Marjorie

  18. Irene

  19. Shirley

  20. Florence

  21. Martha

  22. Lois

  23. Lillian

  24. Louise

  25. Rose

Boys

  1. Robert

  2. John

  3. William

  4. James

  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. Harry

  23. Ralph

  24. David

  25. Eugene

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