Top 50 baby names of 1900

See how people were naming their children in the year 1900 with the top 50 names for baby boys and girls!

baby names of 1900

In 1900 — otherwise known as the turn of the [previous] century — the population of the United States had risen to over 76 million people. The science of quantum physics was born, the modern day hamburger was invented in New Haven, Connecticut, Dwight F Davis created the Davis Cup tennis tournament, and American author L Frank Baum (Lyman Frank Baum) wrote the first book in what would become a hugely popular series, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Actress Helen Hayes and actor Spencer Tracy were both born in 1900, as was Gone With the Wind novelist Margaret Mitchell, and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (who was born Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon).

See how people were naming their children in the year 1900 with the top 50 names for baby boys and girls! Click on any of the names to find out more — including its meaning, origin and similar names — and tell us what you think of it!

Top baby names of 1910

Top girl names: 1900 Top boy names: 1900
  1. Mary
  2. Helen
  3. Anna
  4. Margaret
  5. Ruth
  6. Elizabeth
  7. Florence
  8. Ethel
  9. Marie
  10. Lillian
  11. Annie
  12. Edna
  13. Emma
  14. Alice
  15. Bessie
  16. Bertha
  17. Grace
  18. Rose
  19. Clara
  20. Mildred
  21. Gladys
  22. Minnie
  23. Gertrude
  24. Pearl
  25. Mabel
  26. Frances
  27. Dorothy
  28. Martha
  29. Hazel
  30. Ida
  31. Irene
  32. Myrtle
  33. Eva
  34. Catherine
  35. Louise
  36. Edith
  37. Sarah
  38. Elsie
  39. Esther
  40. Lillie
  41. Agnes
  42. Ella
  43. Nellie
  44. Mattie
  45. Laura
  46. Julia
  47. Josephine
  48. Carrie
  49. Viola
  50. Hattie
  1. John
  2. William
  3. James
  4. George
  5. Charles
  6. Robert
  7. Joseph
  8. Frank
  9. Edward
  10. Henry
  11. Thomas
  12. Walter
  13. Harry
  14. Willie
  15. Arthur
  16. Albert
  17. Fred
  18. Clarence
  19. Paul
  20. Harold
  21. Roy
  22. Joe
  23. Raymond
  24. Richard
  25. Charlie
  26. Louis
  27. Jack
  28. Earl
  29. Carl
  30. Ernest
  31. Ralph
  32. David
  33. Samuel
  34. Sam
  35. Howard
  36. Herbert
  37. Andrew
  38. Elmer
  39. Lee
  40. Lawrence
  41. Francis
  42. Alfred
  43. Will
  44. Daniel
  45. Eugene
  46. Leo
  47. Oscar
  48. Floyd
  49. Herman
  50. Jesse

Source: US Social Security Administration




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