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Top Baby Names of the Century

This is better than time traveling. Find out the popular baby names from each decade. Who knows -- you might find something to recycle.

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1930s

The girls’ list changed dramatically in the ’30s -- Barbara, Shirley, Patricia, Joan and Nancy made their debuts in the top 10. Boys names not so much.

Top 10 Boys’ Names:
1. Robert
2. James
3. John
4. William
5. Richard
6. Charles
7. Donald
8. George
9. Thomas
10. Joseph

Top 10 Girls’ Names:
1. Mary
2. Betty
3. Barbara
4. Shirley
5. Patricia
6. Dorothy
7. Joan
8. Margaret
9. Nancy
10. Helen

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