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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!!

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  • Ashley
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    Top 10 most popular names given to U.S. babies for each decade:

    1900s

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

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

    1910s

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

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

    1920s

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

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

    1930s

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

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

    1940s

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

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

    1950s

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

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

    1960s

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

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

    1970s

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

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

    1980s

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

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

    1990s:

    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:

    http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/

  • 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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