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Top American boys' names of the 1920s

Names popular in the Roaring Twenties -- Rochard, Charles, Harold, Clarence, Luis, Earl, Leonard, Stanley, Ernest and more

Robert

Famous brilliance

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old German
Popularity: Popular

John

God is gracious

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

James

Derived from Jacob, supplanter

Gender: Either | Origin: Hebrew, English
Popularity: Popular

William

Protector

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, Old German, English
Popularity: Popular

Charles

Farmer (German), strong and manly (

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, Old German, German
Popularity: Popular

George

Farmer

Gender: Either | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Popular

Joseph

God will increase

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Richard

German for rich and powerful ruler

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old German
Popularity: Popular

Edward

Prosperous guardian

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old English
Popularity: Popular

Donald

Proud ruler

Gender: Boy | Origin: Celtic, Gaelic, Scottish
Popularity: Familiar

Thomas

Twin

Gender: Boy | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Popular

Frank

Short for Francis

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, German, English
Popularity: Popular

Harold

Army leader

Gender: Boy | Origin: Norse, Scandinavian
Popularity: Familiar

Paul

Small

Gender: Either | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Popular

Raymond

Mighty, wise protector

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, Old German, English
Popularity: Popular

Walter

Ruler

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, Old German, German
Popularity: Popular

Jack

Nickname for John or Jacob

Gender: Either | Origin: Hebrew, English, American
Popularity: Popular

Henry

Ruler of the household

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, Old German, German
Popularity: Popular

Kenneth

Irish(handsome);English(royal oath)

Gender: Boy | Origin: Celtic, Scottish, Irish
Popularity: Popular

Arthur

Noble one

Gender: Boy | Origin: Celtic
Popularity: Popular

Albert

Noble, bright

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, Old German, English
Popularity: Familiar

David

Beloved

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Harry

Familiar form of Henry or Harold

Gender: Either | Origin: English, Old German
Popularity: Familiar

Eugene

Nobleman

Gender: Boy | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Familiar

Ralph

Wolf counsel

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old German
Popularity: Familiar

Howard

Watchman

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old English
Popularity: Familiar

Carl

Man, variation of Charles

Gender: Either | Origin: English, Teutonic, Old German, German
Popularity: Familiar

Willie

Short for William, Wilhelmina

Gender: Either | Origin: Teutonic, English
Popularity: Familiar

Louis

Warrior

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, French, German
Popularity: Popular

Clarence

One who lives near the river Clare

Gender: Boy | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Familiar

Earl

Nobleman

Gender: Either | Origin: Celtic, English, Old English
Popularity: Familiar

Roy

King

Gender: Either | Origin: Celtic, Irish, French
Popularity: Familiar

Fred

Short for Frederic, Alfred

Gender: Either | Origin: Teutonic, German
Popularity: Familiar

Joe

Gender: Either | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Familiar

Francis

From France; free

Gender: Either | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Familiar

Lawrence

Crowned with laurel

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Latin
Popularity: Familiar

Herbert

Soldier

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, German
Popularity: Familiar

Leonard

Brave as a lion

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, Old German, German
Popularity: Familiar

Ernest

Sincere

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, Old German, English
Popularity: Familiar

Alfred

Wise counselor

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old English
Popularity: Familiar

Anthony

Praiseworthy, flourishing

Gender: Boy | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Popular

Stanley

Stony meadow

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old English
Popularity: Familiar

Norman

From the north

Gender: Either | Origin: Teutonic, Old German, German
Popularity: Familiar

Daniel

God is my judge

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Samuel

Asked of God

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Billy

Short for William

Gender: Either | Origin: English, Teutonic, Old German
Popularity: Familiar

Marvin

Lover of the sea

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Welsh
Popularity: Familiar

Gerald

Mighty warrior

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, Old German, German
Popularity: Familiar

Bernard

Brave as a bear

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, German
Popularity: Familiar

Melvin

Council friend

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Irish
Popularity: Familiar