The Top 5 Most Popular Baby Names in 1920 (US)

  Rank Male Name Number of Babies Female Name Number of Babies
1 Name John 56,909 Mary 70,959
2 Name: William 50,167 Dorothy 36,616
3 Name: Robert 48,691 Helen 35,061
4 Name: James 47,952 Margaret 28,004
5 Name: Charles 28,306 Ruth 26,082
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  1. Robert and Mary were the most popular baby names for all of the 1920s.
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Sources:  Social Security Online

List Notes: All names are from the top 1000 Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States (Please see limitations of such data at:
Most Popular Baby Names in 1920 (US)

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