Picking out your baby’s name is one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking tasks as a parent. Should you go with a trendy moniker or stick with a classic?
Luckily, the Social Security Administration keeps a “popular baby name” database that may have all the answers. The SSA compiles a list of the top 1,000 names each for boys and girls every year and 1920 is no exception. So what names from a century ago still have staying power?
It’s no surprise that the popularity of certain names change over time, but it is a little astonishing to see that some names from 1920 are still alive and well today.You probably know a few Elizabeths, Annas, Evelyns and Roses.
When it comes to boys, classics like John, William, Robert, James, Charles, Thomas and Jack are just as popular today as they were then.
If you’d like to get a glimpse of the entire list from 1920, or search any other year, head to the Social Security Administration’s Popular Baby Names database.