Friday, May 31, 2013

Word Names from 1912


Word names are always an interesting bunch. How do parents choose a certain word for their child's name? Does the meaning of the word matter or is it just the sound of the word they like? No matter how the word is chosen, it needs to be done in a way that considers what the word stands for. We know the current popular word names consist of Grace, Faith, Lily, Hunter, Mason and Parker, but I was curious what words were popular as names 100 years ago. So, I went through the Top 1000 from 1912 and picked out the names that are also words, but not including any spelling variations. There are some very interesting monikers on this list...

Boys
Angel 876
Arch 855
Axel 857
Basil 360
Berry 649
Bishop 897
Booker 282
Brown 881
Buck 521
Bud 409
Buddy 736
Caeser 765
Carol 766
Champ 861
Christ 940
Christian 404
Cliff 840
Coy 389
Dock 434
Earl 34
Early 705
Forest 343
Foster 391
Gale 653
Gardner 951
General 683
Golden 675
Green 977
Gust 902
Hardy 760
Hunter 845
Ivory 808
Ivy 726
Jasper 262
Jewel 575
Judge 630
Junior 536
King 465
Lacy 493
Loyal 631
Major 476
Mark 201
Marlin 462
Mason 519
Miles 400
Miller 662
Minor 930
Noble 468
Noel 435
Oral 699
Palmer 467
Park 848
Parker 748
Pat 459
Patsy 348
Pearl 554
Porter 479
Prince 579
Ransom 815
Ray 77
Reed 646
Roman 423
Ruby 566
Sandy 634
Sterling 385
Turner 753
Urban 690
Wade 261
Walker 491
Ward 362
Worth 734

Girls
Bell 660
Carol 247
Charity 673
Crystal 516
Daisy 112
Easter 559
Era 523
Eve 466
Fairy 879
Faith 599
Fern 167
Garnet 458
Golden 896
Grace 24
Hazel 25
Hope 493
Iris 309
Ivory 862
Ivy 451
Jewel 222
Kitty 676
Lily 291
Magnolia 469
Marvel 628
May 153
Meta 528
Olive 131
Opal 85
Pansy 369
Pat 915
Patsy 481
Pearl 54
Prudence 803
Queen 439
Ray 646
Rose 15
Rosemary 259
Ruby 23
Tiny 936
Violet 83

What word names from 1912 do you like?
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1 comment:

  1. So many of these names seem like they could be taken straight from birth announcements in 2013!

    Word names are one of my favorite categories. I'm partial to Eve, Iris, Magnolia and Pearl; and Loyal, Nobel, Ray and Sterling.

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