Can You Guess the Most Popular Baby Names from a Century Ago?
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Can You Guess the Most Popular Baby Names from a Century Ago?

As 2015 begins to take shape, we’re beginning to notice some trends, especially in the realm of baby names. While gender-neutral and TV-character names are running the show in 2015, a lot has changed in the past 100 years. How do we know? Thanks to Nameberry, we’ve got the scoop on the most popular baby names of 1915, exactly 100 years ago.

For girls, Mary, Helen, Dorothy, Margaret and Ruth topped the list. For boys, it was John, William, James, Robert and Joseph.

Some of the most popular names in 1915 are resurging today. Names like Alice, Florence, Lillian, Rose, Henry and Harry are making a serious comeback. And even more obscure names that we never thought we’d see again — like Frances, Louise and Raymond — are also starting to pick up in popularity.

What does this trend mean for the future of baby naming? Should we expect to see a shift toward old-school names? We’re not sure, but we’re definitely curious to see where the trend leads.

Tell us: What do you think of this new baby-naming trend? On point or too dated? Let us know your thoughts below!

(Photos via Smith/Hulton Archive + Fox Photos/Hulton Archive)