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Vintage Baby Names From the 1900s Are Making a Comeback!

Vintage Baby Names From the 1900s Are Making a Comeback!

They often say that what goes around comes around, and this is certainly the case with baby names. Everything old is new again, as modern parents opt for vintage baby names for their little ones in 2018.

HuffPost UK looked at baby name data from the Office for National Statistics and found that there are many similarities between the most recent official list of the most popular baby names in England and Wales and the old fashioned names which were popular in the 1900s.

Whether today’s parents are naming their children after their great-grandparents or not, these are the vintage baby names that are gaining in popularity in this day and age, with the most popular in bold:

The most popular girls’ names in 1904:

1. Mary (Currently #250)

2. Florence (Currently #19)

3. Doris (Currently #2,547)

4. Edith (Currently #96)

5. Dorothy (Currently #274)

6. Annie (Currently #108)

7. Margaret (Currently #423)

8. Alice (Currently #17)

9. Elizabeth (Currently #85)

10. Elsie (Currently #31)

11. Gladys (Currently #4,763)

12. Winifred (Currently #790)

13. Ethel (Currently #1,834)

14. Hilda (Currently #3,609)

15. Lilian (Currently #630)

16. Ivy (Currently #33)

17. Violet (Currently #85)

18. Kathleen (Currently #938)

19. Ellen (Currently #475)

20. Lily (Currently #7)

21. Sarah (Currently #96)

22. Nellie (Currently #310)

23. Emily (Currently #3)

24. Mabel (Currently #210)

25. Ada (Currently #164).

The most popular boys’ names in 1904:

1. William (Currently #10)

2. John (Currently #120)

3. George (Currently #3)

4. Thomas (Currently #9)

5. Arthur (Currently #30)

6. James (Currently #12)

7. Charles (Currently #72)

8. Frederick (Currently #76)

9. Albert (Currently #64)

10. Ernest (Currently #320)

11. Alfred (Currently #111)

12. Edward (Currently #23)

13. Joseph (Currently #22)

14. Harold (Currently #1,123)

15. Robert (Currently #109)

16. Frank (Currently #175)

17. Henry (Currently #15)

18. Harry (Currently #2)

19. Walter (Currently #341)

20. Reginald (Currently #296)

21. Herbert (Currently #672)

22. Leonard (Currently #249)

23. Stanley (Currently #65)

24. Leslie (Currently #4,023)

25. Richard (Currently #278)

Did you name your baby one of these vintage baby names? Which one?

 

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons



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One thought on “Vintage Baby Names From the 1900s Are Making a Comeback!

  1. Blossom

    A lot of people use the names of ancestors so I think there will always be a tendency for names to become popular over the years

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