15 Strange Old-Fashioned Baby Names That Were Cool 100 Years Ago!

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You may know someone with one of these lovely old-fashioned names, but it’s very unlikely you’ll meet a newborn with one, as they went out of style nearly 100 years ago!

Nowadays most girls will be named Emma, Olivia, or Sophia, while Liam, Noah, and Ethan are popular choices for boys.

However, in a bid to have the most unique and fabulous children, celebrities have been capitalizing on old-fashioned names for their famous spawn. Bruce Willis named his daughter Mabel (popular in 1895), Tobey Maguire’s kids are named Ruby and Otis…and then there’s those who invent a completely new name altogether, like Suri (Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’s daughter), Blue Ivy (Beyonce and Jay Z’s baby), and of course, North West (Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s little girl).

In no particular order, here are some of the most popular baby names from approximately 100 years ago, their origins and meanings!

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1. Mildred (Most Popular: 1913)

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Origin: English

Meaning: Mild Strength

2. Clarence (Most Popular: 1895-1901)

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Origin: Latin

Meaning: Bright, clear

3. Marjorie (Most Popular: 1921)

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Origin: Greek

Meaning: Child of light

4. Eugene (Most Popular: 1928)

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Origin: Greek

Meaning: Well-Born

5. Dorothy (Most Popular: 1923)

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Origin: Greek

Meaning: A gift of God

6. Elmer (Most Popular: 1897)

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Origin: German

Meaning: Noble, famous

7. Pearl (Most Popular: 1890)

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Origin: Latin

Meaning: Gem of the sea

8. Chester (Most Popular: 1910s)

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Origin: Latin

Meaning: From the fortified camp

9. Edna (Most Popular: 1893)

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Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Pleasure, delight

10. Norman (Most Popular: 1931)

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Origin: Teutonic

Meaning: Norseman or rule

11. Gertrude (Most Popular: 1896)

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Origin: Teutonic

Meaning: Spear maiden

12. Leroy (Most Popular: 1935)

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Origin: French

Meaning: The King

13. Marion (Most Popular: 1917)

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Origin: French

Meaning: Sea of sorrow

14. Clyde (Most Popular: 1904)

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Origin: Scottish

Meaning: From the river, one who washes

15. Minnie (Most Popular: 1880)

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Origin: Teutonic

Meaning: Loving memory

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