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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 Vintage Baby Names for Girls

Expecting a thoroughly modern Millie? Check out these old-fashioned baby names for girls 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