These Were The Hottest Baby Names 100 Years Ago

Baby name trends come and go, but some names last forever ― or 100 years, at least.

A look at the Social Security Administration’s database, which tracks names going back to the 1880s, shows that many top picks from 1918 remain popular today. (Shoutout to William, James, Evelyn and Elizabeth.)

Others, like Helen, Dorothy and Frank, haven’t aged so well.

Here are the 25 most popular baby names for boys and girls in 1918:


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