But there are some unique names from the top of the list that haven't made it back into fashion. Could one of these vintage baby names make it on your short list?
I'm pretty partial to the name Margaret (it's my youngest daughter's name), but Marguerite is pretty darned stylish, too. It's the French version of Margaret, which means pearl—and it's also the name of a flower.
Gladys was the 14th most popular name back in the 1900s, a Welsh gem that actually means "lame." I think it's a lovely name, though.
Roosevelt reached its pinnacle of popularity for boys back in the 1900s, thanks to the indomitable prez Teddy. It's a Dutch surname that means rose field, and fell out of favor back in the 1990s.
Virgil was Rome's finest poet—a Latin name that means staff bearer. It was at its peak of popularity back in the 1900s, and comes with the cute "Gil" nickname
What do you think of these turn-of-the-century names? Could you imagine a little Willard or Edith? Look for the perfect baby name with our Baby Name Finder.