Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1920

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1920. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 250 most popular baby girl names in 1920, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

Top 1000 most popular boy names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Top 1000 most popular girl names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 70,982
2 Dorothy 36,643
3 Helen 35,097
4 Margaret 27,994
5 Ruth 26,101
6 Mildred 18,059
7 Virginia 17,314
8 Elizabeth 15,909
9 Frances 15,883
10 Anna 14,581
11 Betty 14,016
12 Evelyn 13,838
13 Marie 12,743
14 Doris 11,892
15 Alice 11,596
16 Florence 10,732
17 Irene 10,072
18 Lillian 10,049
19 Louise 9,179
20 Rose 9,011
21 Catherine 8,878
22 Gladys 8,819
23 Martha 8,709
24 Marjorie 8,658
25 Eleanor 8,497
26 Ruby 8,336
27 Edna 8,331
28 Josephine 8,093
29 Lucille 7,989
30 Ethel 7,868
31 Thelma 7,814
32 Edith 7,773
33 Jean 7,714
34 Hazel 7,308
35 Annie 7,269
36 Pauline 7,180
37 Grace 7,172
38 Lois 6,560
39 Esther 6,068
40 Bernice 5,928
41 Beatrice 5,804
42 Gertrude 5,797
43 Marion 5,745
44 Clara 5,470
45 Katherine 5,276
46 Emma 5,237
47 Barbara 5,106
48 Jane 5,055
49 Ann 5,041
50 Sarah 5,031
51 Elsie 4,993
52 Rita 4,979
53 June 4,911
54 Agnes 4,907
55 Julia 4,889
56 Shirley 4,713
57 Bertha 4,604
58 Eva 4,498
59 Viola 4,292
60 Geraldine 4,265
61 Juanita 4,238
62 Pearl 4,204
63 Laura 4,171
64 Vivian 4,128
65 Anne 4,114
66 Ida 4,090
67 Kathryn 4,082
68 Myrtle 3,955
69 Norma 3,949
70 Lorraine 3,928
71 Bessie 3,906
72 Phyllis 3,852
73 Marian 3,845
74 Willie 3,816
75 Vera 3,785
76 Nellie 3,762
77 Violet 3,694
78 Wilma 3,671
79 Charlotte 3,624
80 Alma 3,584
81 Maxine 3,507
82 Stella 3,492
83 Mabel 3,364
84 Jessie 3,329
85 Sylvia 3,317
86 Genevieve 3,258
87 Minnie 3,244
88 Ella 3,232
89 Leona 3,166
90 Lillie 3,162
91 Kathleen 3,158
92 Ellen 3,076
93 Marguerite 3,055
94 Lucy 3,018
95 Nancy 2,982
96 Mattie 2,902
97 Jennie 2,808
98 Lena 2,785
99 Mae 2,730
100 Eileen 2,718
101 Opal 2,702
102 Blanche 2,688
103 Audrey 2,666
104 Patricia 2,502
105 Velma 2,491
106 Geneva 2,467
107 Elaine 2,433
108 Theresa 2,426
109 Beulah 2,377
110 Dolores 2,365
111 Sara 2,364
112 Harriet 2,360
113 Georgia 2,356
114 Jeanne 2,279
115 Eunice 2,238
116 Rosa 2,199
117 Wanda 2,198
118 Christine 2,181
119 Emily 2,168
120 Loretta 2,122
121 Carrie 2,108
122 Inez 2,107
123 Muriel 2,071
124 Janet 2,057
125 Hilda 2,050
126 Jeanette 2,043
127 Fannie 1,979
128 Alberta 1,967
129 Sophie 1,965
130 Maria 1,935
131 Anita 1,934
132 Hattie 1,870
133 Dora 1,865
134 Naomi 1,854
135 Verna 1,851
136 Ada 1,823
137 Cora 1,819
138 Madeline 1,779
139 Lula 1,765
140 Miriam 1,744
141 Rosemary 1,713
142 Mamie 1,708
143 Joan 1,647
144 Roberta 1,636
145 Arlene 1,594
146 Olga 1,590
147 Lola 1,580
148 Mable 1,579
149 Flora 1,566
150 Carolyn 1,556
151 Olive 1,552
152 Erma 1,529
153 Joyce 1,523
154 Bonnie 1,515
155 Daisy 1,489
156 Rachel 1,484
157 Nora 1,477
158 Estelle 1,460
159 Caroline 1,436
160 Winifred 1,432
161 Marcella 1,404
162 Rosie 1,396
163 Susie 1,395
164 Irma 1,393
165 Constance 1,377
166 Lucile 1,358
167 Lorene 1,353
168 Margie 1,353
169 Eula 1,305
170 Fern 1,304
171 Henrietta 1,302
172 Maggie 1,299
173 Victoria 1,286
174 Sadie 1,285
175 Rebecca 1,269
176 Adeline 1,260
177 Lottie 1,240
178 Eloise 1,239
179 Nina 1,226
180 Antoinette 1,162
181 Nettie 1,141
182 Carol 1,140
183 Della 1,137
184 Katie 1,121
185 Lydia 1,118
186 Regina 1,116
187 Dorothea 1,110
188 Laverne 1,094
189 Jeannette 1,060
190 Amelia 1,054
191 Cleo 1,048
192 Veronica 1,039
193 Angelina 1,035
194 Claire 1,019
195 Gloria 1,016
196 Bette 1,000
197 Essie 996
198 Goldie 996
199 Isabel 992
200 Rosalie 984
201 Freda 974
202 Donna 959
203 Sally 958
204 May 956
205 Ollie 950
206 Adele 944
207 Beverly 940
208 Faye 935
209 Angeline 918
210 Melba 907
211 Addie 904
212 Billie 902
213 Isabelle 899
214 Effie 895
215 Ora 895
216 Jewell 893
217 Cecelia 890
218 Lela 878
219 Peggy 875
220 Annette 868
221 Ernestine 863
222 Iva 861
223 Johnnie 854
224 Luella 852
225 Susan 850
226 Leola 849
227 Lila 840
228 Jewel 826
229 Imogene 804
230 Etta 803
231 Sallie 803
232 Bettie 777
233 Selma 768
234 Elva 767
235 Janie 764
236 Gwendolyn 758
237 Carmen 757
238 Cecilia 757
239 Ola 748
240 Eleanore 737
241 Delores 733
242 Celia 726
243 Teresa 720
244 Alta 715
245 Lizzie 711
246 Sue 707
247 Yvonne 702
248 Reba 699
249 Maude 695
250 Fay 690

Historical Data for Baby Names

If you're interested to see how the trends and popularity of baby names have changed, you can use the links below to view the historical data by decade.

Most popular first names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular boy names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular girl names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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