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? asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 8 years ago

Names from the 1900s?

I have to create a person that was born in the 1900s, I've decided most of the basic details about my person's life but i just cant think of a name. I need a first and last name that were popular in the 1900s for a girl. Thanks!!

3 Answers

  • Ashley
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Top 10 most popular names given to U.S. babies for each decade:


    John, William, James, George, Charles, Robert, Joseph, Frank, Edward, Thomas

    Mary, Helen, Margaret, Anna, Ruth, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Marie, Florence, Mildred


    John, William, James, Robert, Joseph, George, Charles, Edward, Frank, Thomas

    Mary, Helen, Dorothy, Margaret, Ruth, Mildred, Anna, Elizabeth, Frances, Virginia


    Robert, John, James, William, Charles, George, Joseph, Richard, Edward, Donald

    Mary, Dorothy, Helen, Betty, Margaret, Ruth, Virginia, Doris, Mildred, Frances


    Robert, James, John, William, Richard, Charles, Donald, George, Thomas, Joseph

    Mary, Betty, Barbara, Shirley, Patricia, Dorothy, Joan, Margaret, Nancy, Helen


    James, Robert, John, William, Richard, David, Charles, Thomas, Michael, Ronald

    Mary, Linda, Barbara, Patricia, Carol, Sandra, Nancy, Sharon, Judith, Susan


    James, Michael, Robert, John, David, William, Richard, Thomas, Mark, Charles

    Mary, Linda, Patricia, Susan, Deborah, Barbara, Debra, Karen, Nancy, Donna


    Michael, David, John, James, Robert, Mark, William, Richard, Thomas

    Lisa, Mary, Susan, Karen, Kimberly, Patricia, Linda, Donna, Michelle, Cynthia


    Michael, Christopher, Jason, David, James, John, Robert, Brian, William, Matthew

    Jennifer, Amy, Melissa, Michelle, Kimberly, Lisa, Angela, Heather, Stephanie, Nicole


    Michael, Christopher, Matthew, Joshua, David, James, Daniel, Robert, John, Joseph

    Jessica, Jennifer, Amanda, Ashley, Sarah, Stephanie, Melissa, Nicole, Elizabeth, Heather


    Michael, Christopher, Matthew, Joshua, Jacob, Nicholas, Andrew, Daniel, Tyler, Joseph

    Jessica, Ashley, Emily, Sarah, Samantha, Amanda, Brittany, Elizabeth, Taylor, Megan

    You can see the top 100 names for every year since 1890 here:

  • 8 years ago

    Last names aren't "popular". They are inherited. "1900's" covers one hundred years. Lots to choose from. If you mean 1901 thru 1910, try the U.S., or country of your choice's 1900 or 1910 census.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Smith, Jones and Miller have been common - which isn't the same thing as popular - in the USA since white people started coming here.

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