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Classic 1920s Girl Names Worth Rediscovering

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Classic 1920s popular girl names that are worth rediscovering. It's easy to search names when placed in alphabetical order. You may prefer to skip the alphabet and go straight to popular flapper names for a fun look at historic names.

Classic 1920s Girl Names A through E

From A to E, classic girl names from the 1920s are still popular today. If you're looking for a name for a baby or a fictional character, A is a good starting point. Find a unique name that resonates with you.

  1. Ada
  2. Agnes
  3. Alberta
  4. Alice
  5. Alma
  6. Anita
  7. Ann
  8. Anna
  9. Anne
  10. Annie
  11. Antoinette
  12. Arlene
  13. Audrey
  14. Barbara
  15. Barbara
  16. Beatrice
  17. Bernice
  18. Bertha
  19. Beulah
  20. Beverly
  21. Blanche
  22. Carol
  23. Caroline
  24. Carolyn
  25. Catherine
  26. Charlotte
  27. Christine
  28. Claire
  29. Clara
  30. Constance
  31. Cora
  32. Della
  33. Delores
  34. Donna
  35. Dora
  36. Doris
  37. Dorothy
  38. Edith
  39. Edna
  40. Eileen
  41. Elaine
  42. Eleanor
  43. Elizabeth
  44. Elizabeth
  45. Ellen
  46. Eloise
  47. Elsie
  48. Emily
  49. Emma
  50. Erma
  51. Estelle
  52. Esther
  53. Eula
  54. Eunice
  55. Eva
  56. Evelyn
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1920s Girl Names F through J

Some 1920s girl names may sound antiquated, while others may be contemporary ones you know and hear every day. If you like a name that sounds old-fashioned, but prefer a modern first name, consider using the older name for a unique middle name.

  1. Faye
  2. Flora
  3. Florence
  4. Frances
  5. Frances
  6. Geneva
  7. Genevieve
  8. Georgia
  9. Gertrude
  10. Gladis
  11. Gladys
  12. Gloria
  13. Grace
  14. Harriet
  15. Hattie
  16. Hazel
  17. Helen
  18. Henrietta
  19. Hilda
  20. Ida
  21. Imogene
  22. Inez
  23. Irene
  24. Irma
  25. Jacqueline
  26. Jane
  27. Janice
  28. Janet
  29. Jean
  30. Jeannette
  31. Joan
  32. Johnnie
  33. Josephine
  34. Joyce
  35. Juanita
  36. Julia
  37. June
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1920s Girl Names K through N

Girl names from the 20s cover a wider range of names than most people believe. In fact, some of the names are much older than the 1920s.

  1. Katherine
  2. Kathleen
  3. Kathryn
  4. Laura
  5. Laverne
  6. Lena
  7. Leona
  8. Lila
  9. Lillian
  10. Lillie
  11. Lois
  12. Lola
  13. Loretta
  14. Lorraine
  15. Louise
  16. Lucille
  17. Lucy
  18. Mabel
  19. Madeline
  20. Maria
  21. Marcella
  22. Margaret
  23. Margie
  24. Marguerite
  25. Marian
  26. Marilyn
  27. Marion
  28. Marjorie
  29. Martha
  30. Mary
  31. Mattie
  32. Maxine
  33. Mildred
  34. Miriam
  35. Muriel
  36. Myrtle
  37. Nancy
  38. Nellie
  39. Norma
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1920s Girl Names O through Z

When choosing a name from the 1920s for a girl, consider the nuances. Some names feel as though they embody a personality, while others seem to allow the person to own the name and make it theirs through their own personality.

  1. Olga
  2. Patricia
  3. Pauline
  4. Pearl
  5. Peggy
  6. Phyllis
  7. Rachel
  8. Rebecca
  9. Regina
  10. Rita
  11. Roberta
  12. Rosa
  13. Rosalie
  14. Rose
  15. Rosemary
  16. Ruby
  17. Ruth
  18. Sally
  19. Sara
  20. Sarah
  21. Shirley
  22. Sylvia
  23. Thelma
  24. Theresa
  25. Velma
  26. Vera
  27. Veran
  28. Victoria
  29. Virginia
  30. Vivian
  31. Wanda
  32. Wilma
  33. Winifred
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Popular Flapper Names

During the 1920s, flappers were unconventional young women. They were rebellious against the societal mores and regulations, such as prohibition. They defied the norms by donning their short-hemmed dresses and dancing to the Charleston and ragtime music. They often shortened their names, spelled them differently or donned a nickname. Their names were badges of honor reflected their spontaneity, love of life and defiance of restrictions. They were the modern rebels of their time.

  1. Aggie
  2. Avis
  3. Bette
  4. Bettie
  5. Betty
  6. Betts
  7. Betsy
  8. Bessie
  9. Billie
  10. Bonnie
  11. Carrie
  12. Daisy
  13. Della
  14. Dottie
  15. Ella
  16. Evie
  17. Fannie
  18. Fern
  19. Ginny
  20. Jennie
  21. Josie
  22. Luci
  23. Lulu
  24. Lula
  25. Mae
  26. Maggie
  27. Mamie
  28. Mavis
  29. Minnie
  30. Mollie
  31. Nina
  32. Nora
  33. Olive
  34. Opal
  35. Rosie
  36. Sadie
  37. Sallie
  38. Sally
  39. Sophie
  40. Stella
  41. Susie
  42. Viola
  43. Violet
  44. Viv
  45. Winnie
  46. Willie

Classic 1920s Era Girl Names that Are Worth Rediscovering

The names for girls during the 1920s were often traditional. However, many of these women liberated themselves by choosing a different name and following their ideals instead of the ones they were told to embrace.

Classic 1920s Girl Names Worth Rediscovering