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Our Favorite 1920s Girl Names Making a Comeback in the 2020s

We've curated a list of the most popular girl names from the 1920s along with their meanings that are sure to trend again in the 2020s.
75 1920s Girl Names
Updated: January 16, 2023

The roaring twenties are here again, and along with the decade, some of the most popular girl’s names from a century ago are back in style! The truth is, many of these elegant names have never really gone out of style but may have waned in popularity.

Perhaps you like one of the classic names like Elizabeth or Evelyn. You could also go with a fun and whimsical flapper name like Josephine or CoCo. No matter which one of these unique names you decide to go with, the 1920s are a great resource of terrific baby names!

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We checked with the Social Security Administration to see the most popular baby names in the 1920s and have curated a list of 75 of the most classic and unique baby names inspired by the 1920s.

No matter which one of these names you choose for your little girl, every name on this list has proven to have staying power, and you are guaranteed to find the perfect name.

1920s Baby Girl Names that Start with A to E

  1. Ada - German, nobility
  2. Alice - German, noble, exalted
  3. Anne - English/Latin, grace, favor
  4. Audrey - Anglo-Norman, noble strength
  5. Beatrice - Italian, she who makes happy
  6. Bette - Dutch/English/Hebrew, God’s promise
  7. Catherine - Greek, pure, alternate spelling Katharine or Katherine
  8. Clara - Latin, bright clear
  9. Coco - American, chocolate bean, it is also considered French after the famous designer Coco Chanel
  10. Cora - Greek, just, honest, virtuous, good
  11. Della - German, noble
  12. Dolores - Spanish, lady of sorrow
  13. Doris - Greek, gift
  14. Dorothy - English/Greek, gift of God
  15. Edith - Old English, riches, and blessed
  16. Elizabeth - English, pledged to God
  17. Elsie - English, a variation of Elizabeth
  18. Eloise - French/English, healthy, wide
  19. Emily - Latin, stiving, eager, derivative of the name Amelia
  20. Emma - German, universal
  21. Esther - Persian, star, Jewish wife of the King of Persia
  22. Eunice - Greek, victory, good
  23. Evelyn - French/English, wished for child
  24. Eva - English/Latin, life, living one, full of life, mother of life

1920s Baby Girl Names that Start with F to L

  1. Faye - Middle English, fairy
  2. Flora - Latin, floral, Roman goddess of springtime
  3. Florence - Latin, flourishing, prosperous
  4. Frances - Latin, from France a free man
  5. Genevieve - French, has Celtic origins, woman of the race
  6. Gladys - Latin, royalty, or princess
  7. Grace - English, virtue of God
  8. Hattie - German, variant of Harriet, home ruler
  9. Hazel - English, the hazelnut tree, hazel symbolized protection and authority
  10. Ida - German, labor, work
  11. Imogene - Irish, maiden
  12. Inez - Portuguese, pure, virginal
  13. Irene - Greek peace
  14. Irma - German, world, universal, war goddess
  15. Jane - Hebrew, gracious, merciful
  16. Jean - French, God is graciou
  17. Josephine - French/English, female version of the name Joseph, God shall grow
  18. Julia - Roman, youthful
  19. June - Roman, summer, sunny days, named after the Roman goddess Juno who was the protector of pregnant women
  20. Kathleen - Irish, pure, clear, innocent
  21. Laura - Greek/Roman/Latin, by the laurel tree, victory, honor, strength
  22. Lila - Hebrew/Arabic, night, beauty, variations are Lylah and Lilah
  23. Lois - Greek, most desirable
  24. Lola - Spanish, sorrows
  25. Louise - French, female version of Louis, renowned warrior
  26. Lucille - French, comes from the name Lucilla which means light

1920s Baby Girl Names that Start with M to Z

  1. Mabel - English, loveable, dear
  2. Marion - French, star of the sea
  3. Marilyn - English, drop of the sea, bitter or beloved
  4. Margaret - Greek, pearl, one variant is Marjorie
  5. Mildred - Anglo-Saxon, gentle strength
  6. Nellie - Latin, horn, or sunray
  7. Olive - English, olive tree, symbol of peace, success
  8. Pearl - English, smooth, a round bead formed by a mollusk
  9. Rachel - Hebrew, ewe, one with purity
  10. Roberta - Old English/Old German, bright fame, feminine version of Robert
  11. Rose - Latin, flower
  12. Rosemary - Latin, dew of the sea
  13. Ruby - Latin, deep red precious stone
  14. Ruth - Hebrew, companion, a vision of beauty
  15. Sally - Hebrew, princess
  16. Sarah - Hebrew, lady, princess, noblewoman
  17. Shirley - English, bright meadow
  18. Sylvia - Latin, the spirit of the woods
  19. Theresa - Greek, late summer
  20. Virginia - Latin, pure, virginal
  21. Velma - German, determined protector
  22. Vera - Russian, faith
  23. Victoria - Latin, victory
  24. Vivian - Latin, lively
  25. Winifred - Welsh, fair one, white and smooth, soft, happiness, pure

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