Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Have You Heard of These Unusual Boy Names from the 1910s?

Today we are zooming in on the decade of the 1910s to discover some of the most unusual names given to boys at the time.

I analyzed the data from the Social Security Administration and looked at the names at the very bottom for each year from 1910-1919. I pulled interesting names that only had 5-7 births per year, and I did so for each of those years.

Take a look at this list and try to remember that these were once names given to baby boys. Some of the boy names that I found within the far-reaches of the data were straight up words.

Here are some of the most interesting ones:


Admiral
Battle
Bland
Boss
Boots
Carless
Castle
Champion
Chief
Choice
Colon
Coma
Commodore
Concetto
Converse
Doctor
Doll
Dunk
English
Fess
Flake
Fleet
Fort
Friend
Gentle
Glee
Happy
Hooker
Jolly
Math
Method
Normal
Orange
Other
Perfecto
Precious
President
Press
Seaborn
Shade
Smiley
Speed
Square
Swift
Tiny
Tip
Watt
Welcome
White
Worthy

Here are even more unusual names that I handpicked from several hundred options. It was hard to narrow it down and know which to include and which to ignore, but these ones made the cut:

  • Albino
  • Alcide
  • Anibal
  • Argyle
  • Ausby
  • Australia
  • Barksdale
  • Bilbo
  • Bolish
  • Boysie
  • Brack
  • Brainard
  • Broadus
  • Broughton
  • Broward
  • Brownie
  • Brownlow
  • Bubber
  • Bunion
  • Burdette
  • Capus
  • Cataldo
  • Cledith
  • Cleother
  • Clim
  • Cloid
  • Cooley
  • Curlee
  • Deloss
  • Delphis
  • Dolphus
  • Drexel
  • Elree
  • Emo
  • Erdman
  • Erling
  • Ettore
  • Eulis
  • Fermin
  • Flavil
  • Flory

  • Flournoy
  • Garwood
  • Gildo
  • Glade
  • Goldman
  • Irby
  • Haakon
  • Hargis
  • Harless
  • Harm
  • Hartsell
  • Hazen
  • Helge
  • Helmuth
  • Hezzie
  • Hipolito
  • Hjalmer
  • Holsey
  • Hyrum
  • Iwao
  • Kee
  • Kermith
  • Knowlton
  • Landrum
  • Lankford
  • Legrand
  • Ludie
  • Man
  • Mancil
  • Mayo
  • Miner
  • Mont
  • Moultrie
  • Nesbit
  • Oather
  • Offie
  • Ottaway
  • Oval
  • Ovid
  • Ozro
  • Quitman

  • Pervie
  • Pincus
  • Pinkney
  • Pledger
  • Plez
  • Pliny
  • Plummer
  • Printes
  • Procopio
  • Proctor
  • Prosper
  • Purvis 
  • Rice
  • Rolla
  • Sambo
  • Sarkis
  • Sears
  • Selso
  • Sewell
  • Sneed
  • Squire
  • Starling
  • Stelmo
  • Stonewall
  • Stoy
  • Swain
  • Telesphore
  • Temple
  • Thelmon
  • Thurl
  • Trygve
  • Tyrus
  • Vasco
  • Vernice
  • Vestal
  • Volney
  • Waclaw
  • Welch
  • Wick
  • Wingate
  • Zoltan
Would you ever consider any of the names listed above? Have you met someone with one of these names, or something equally unusual?

1 comment:

dmnes said...

My husband works with a Zoltan. It's a pretty common Hungarian name.

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