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Top American girls' names of the 1920s

She doesn't have to be a flapper to make one of these cute names popular again -- Margaret, Evelyn, Irene, Marjorie, Lillian, Patricia, Josephine, Norma, Gloria, June, Dolores, Lorraine and more

Mary

Bitter

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Helen

Light

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Popular

Margaret

Pearl

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Popular

Ruth

Friend

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Doris

Sea

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Familiar

Frances

From France; free

Gender: Girl | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Familiar

Elizabeth

God's oath

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Anna

Form of Anne

Gender: Girl | Origin: English, Hebrew, German, Italian, Swedish, Czech
Popularity: Popular

Alice

Noble

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek, Teutonic, German
Popularity: Popular

Jean

God is gracious

Gender: Either | Origin: Celtic, Hebrew
Popularity: Familiar

Barbara

Foreigner

Gender: Girl | Origin: English, Greek, Latin
Popularity: Familiar

Marjorie

Pearl

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek, English
Popularity: Familiar

Old-Fashioned Baby Names That Are Making a Comeback

Florence

Flower

Gender: Girl | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Familiar

Martha

Lady

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew, Aramaic
Popularity: Familiar

Lillian

Lily flower

Gender: Girl | Origin: English, Latin
Popularity: Popular

Louise

Warrior

Gender: Girl | Origin: French, Teutonic, German
Popularity: Familiar

Ruby

Precious red stone

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

Patricia

Noblewoman

Gender: Girl | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Familiar

Gladys

Lame

Gender: Girl | Origin: Welsh
Popularity: Familiar

Josephine

God will increase

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Edna

Delight

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Familiar

Norma

From the north

Gender: Girl | Origin: Latin, German
Popularity: Familiar

Lucille

Bringer of light

Gender: Girl | Origin: French, Latin, English
Popularity: Popular

Gloria

Glory

Gender: Girl | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Familiar

Baby Name Advice: Picking an Old-Fashioned Girls' Name

Ethel

Noble

Gender: Girl | Origin: English
Popularity: Unusual

Grace

Graceful

Gender: Girl | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Popular

June

The sixth month

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

Bernice

Victor

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Familiar

Dolores

Sorrowful

Gender: Girl | Origin: Spanish
Popularity: Unusual

Lorraine

From the French province Lorraine

Gender: Girl | Origin: Teutonic, French
Popularity: Familiar

Dorothy

God's gift

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Familiar

Betty

Short for Elizabeth

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew, English
Popularity: Familiar

Virgina

Gender: Girl

Mildred

Gentle counselor

Gender: Girl | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Evelyn

Hazelnut

Gender: Girl | Origin: English, Celtic, Norman
Popularity: Popular

Marie

Bitter

Gender: Girl | Origin: French, Hebrew
Popularity: Familiar

25 Best Old-Fashioned Baby Names for Girls

Thoroughly Modern Millie is making her rounds again thanks to Millie Bobby Brown. Check out these classic and vintage girl names that are ready to make a comeback.

Shirley

Bright meadow

Gender: Girl | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Irene

Peaceful

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Familiar

Lois

Warrior

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew, Greek, German
Popularity: Familiar

Rose

Rose

Gender: Either | Origin: Greek, Latin
Popularity: Popular

Catherine

Pure

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Popular

Eleanor

Shining light

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Popular

Annie

Form of Anne

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

Thelma

Willful

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Unusual

Pauline

Small

Gender: Girl | Origin: French
Popularity: Familiar

Edith

Wealthy warrior

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

Phyllis

Greenery

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Unusual

Hazel

Hazel nut tree

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

Ali Larter's Vintage-Glam Baby Name

Marion

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Familiar

Rita

Brave; short for Margaret

Gender: Girl | Origin: Spanish, Sanskrit
Popularity: Familiar