Old Fashioned Baby Names

Baby names that were popular long ago and have fallen out of popularity. These old fashioned names are more likely to be associated with previous generations than the current one. Each of these names had most of their popularity before 1945. Compared to long ago, very few people of the current generation are being given these names. Most people with these names are at least 76 years old. For other names that were popular in the past, see names that were popular in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, or 1970s. Some of the top names of the past have established themselves as classic baby names that have never gone out of style while others have had a sharp decline followed by resurgence to classify as vintage baby names.

Top 10 Old-Fashioned Boy and Girl Names

Boy

#1 George

#2 Harry

#3 Harold

#4 Frank

#5 Walter

#6 Fred

#7 Clarence

#8 Albert

#9 Arthur

#10 Ralph

Girl

#1 Mary

#2 Helen

#3 Dorothy

#4 Ruth

#5 Mildred

#6 Margaret

#7 Betty

#8 Florence

#9 Ethel

#10 Frances

More Old-Fashioned Boy and Girl Names

Boy

RankName
#11Earl
#12Herbert
#13Howard
#14Elmer
#15Eugene
#16Alfred
#17Herman
#18Ernest
#19Willie
#20Chester
#21Francis
#22Floyd
#23Clyde
#24Homer
#25Norman
#26Lester
#27Claude
#28Willard
#29Lloyd
#30Wilbur
#31Bernard
#32Leroy
#33Roy
#34Cecil
#35Luther
#36Horace
#37Hubert
#38Orville
#39Marion
#40Virgil
#41Milton
#42Harvey
#43Woodrow
#44Grover
#45Wallace
#46Morris
#47Sam
#48Bert
#49Ed
#50Willis
#51Irving
#52Archie
#53Leonard
#54Charley
#55Adolph
#56Vernon
#57Rudolph
#58Emil
#59Hugh
#60Johnie
#61Earnest
#62Elbert
#63Lewis
#64Rufus
#65Arnold
#66Merle
#67Louis
#68Dick
#69Carroll
#70Claud
#71Seymour
#72Loyd
#73Delbert
#74Elwood
#75Percy
#76Wilfred
#77Millard
#78Billie
#79Dewey
#80Roscoe
#81Morton
#82Alva
#83Stanley
#84Bob
#85Otto
#86Norbert
#87Clair
#88Earle
#89Elmo
#90Bennie
#91Ira
#92Murray
#93Wilbert
#94Laverne
#95Orval
#96Johnnie
#97Hyman
#98Burton
#99Ellsworth
#100Ollie

Girl

RankName
#11Edna
#12Louise
#13Marie
#14Doris
#15Gladys
#16Bertha
#17Gertrude
#18Alice
#19Bessie
#20Virginia
#21Minnie
#22Ida
#23Irene
#24Annie
#25Edith
#26Thelma
#27Myrtle
#28Mabel
#29Agnes
#30Nellie
#31Pearl
#32Pauline
#33Lois
#34Martha
#35Rose
#36Marjorie
#37Elsie
#38Lucille
#39Marion
#40Bernice
#41Viola
#42Beatrice
#43Willie
#44Jean
#45Clara
#46Blanche
#47Mattie
#48Lillie
#49Hazel
#50Lula
#51Shirley
#52Fannie
#53Hattie
#54Mae
#55Mamie
#56Josephine
#57Jennie
#58Beulah
#59Maude
#60Wilma
#61Dolores
#62Alma
#63Marguerite
#64Leona
#65Dora
#66Geraldine
#67Phyllis
#68Jessie
#69Vera
#70Esther
#71Velma
#72Harriet
#73Nettie
#74Marian
#75Norma
#76Effie
#77Opal
#78Inez
#79Lena
#80Lottie
#81Alberta
#82Ada
#83Flora
#84Hilda
#85Mable
#86May
#87Joan
#88Sallie
#89Susie
#90Verna
#91Eula
#92Della
#93Lizzie
#94Henrietta
#95Eunice
#96Ollie
#97Muriel
#98Maxine
#99Estelle
#100Lucile

Births for first names are taken from births that occurred in the United States after 1879. From 1880 to 1936, all births may not be included in the original data set. Any totals for last names are the number of people with the last name as of the last US census.

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