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Baby Names from 1902 (The Boys Top 1000)

Interesting boy's names from the 1902 top 1000. Some of these sound right at home in 2012, over hundred years later, but were used much less back then.

Glenn,M,185
Oliver,M,181
Morris,M,150
Warren,M,149
Jerry,M,148
Vincent,M,148
Mack,M,147
Wesley,M,145
Isaac,M,143
Nathan,M,143
Sylvester,M,135
Max,M,132
Calvin,M,130
Glen,M,123
Roland,M,116
Felix,M,114
Johnie,M,113
Dave,M,112
Ellis,M,112
Nicholas,M,112
Gordon,M,109
August,M,108
Irving,M,104
Mark,M,104
Matthew,M,104
Jake,M,102
Adam,M,99
Mike,M,99
Emmett,M,98
Franklin,M,97
Marshall,M,94
Forrest,M,91
Roscoe,M,90
Ross,M,90
Nathaniel,M,88
Phillip,M,87
Gus,M,85
Reuben,M,82
Aaron,M,78
Tony,M,74
Roger,M,73
Grady,M,70
Johnny,M,70
Noah,M,69
Elijah,M,66
Bob,M,64
Dale,M,63
Owen,M,63
Timothy,M,62
Bruce,M,60
Forest,M,59
Monroe,M,59
Troy,M,59
Emory,M,58
Leland,M,58
Wiley,M,57
Silas,M,55
Grant,M,54
Harrison,M,53
Carroll,M,52
Christopher,M,48
Grover,M,45
Miles,M,45
Boyd,M,42
Ike,M,41
Luke,M,41
Dean,M,40
Wade,M,40
Emery,M,39
Garland,M,39
Murray,M,38
Fletcher,M,37
Riley,M,37
Angelo,M,36
Scott,M,36
Christian,M,33
Herschel,M,33
Porter,M,33
Basil,M,32
Spencer,M,32
Tommy,M,32
Clark,M,31
Sterling,M,30
Elliott,M,29
Emerson,M,28
Sanford,M,28
Stewart,M,28
Alan,M,27
Hollis,M,27
Salvatore,M,27
Ambrose,M,26
Eric,M,26
Garfield,M,26
Maxwell,M,26
Hal,M,25
Isaiah,M,25
Maynard,M,25
Bud,M,24
Dominic,M,24
Isadore,M,24
Israel,M,24
Mason,M,24
Milo,M,24
Gabriel,M,23
Irwin,M,23
Roman,M,23
Billy,M,22
Enoch,M,22
Jonathan,M,22
Noble,M,22
Stuart,M,22
Aloysius,M,21
Asa,M,21
Dudley,M,21
Elias,M,21
Jules,M,21
Lemuel,M,21
Reed,M,21
Ulysses,M,21
Armand,M,20
Evan,M,20
Webster,M,20
Lionel,M,19
Avery,M,18
Joshua,M,17
Casper,M,16
Cicero,M,16
Hunter,M,15
Nolan,M,15
Golden,M,14
Merritt,M,14
Ransom,M,14
Ford,M,13
Leander,M,13
Logan,M,13
Lucian,M,13
Romeo,M,13
Urban,M,13
Garrett,M,12
Hayes,M,12
Hoyt,M,12
Judson,M,12
Miller,M,12
Reese,M,12
Theron,M,12
West,M,12
Bennett,M,11
Bryant,M,11
Caleb,M,11
Carter,M,11
Palmer,M,11
Rocco,M,11
Salvador,M,11
Talmadge,M,11
Winston,M,11
Blair,M,10
Ferris,M,10
Gregory,M,10
Hudson,M,10
Orlando,M,10
Rudy,M,10
Seth,M,10
Sheldon,M,10
Warner,M,10
Wylie,M,10
Alec,M,9
Allison,M,9
Baxter,M,9
Bradley,M,9
Dexter,M,9
Giles,M,9
Haskell,M,9
Howell,M,9
Hurley,M,9
Isidore,M,9
Jennings,M,9
Justin,M,9
Lindsay,M,9
Meredith,M,9
Newt,M,9
Quincy,M,9
Santiago,M,9
Seymour,M,9
Sid,M,9
Vicente,M,9
Ashton,M,8
Axel,M,8
Bart,M,8
Cal,M,8
Casimir,M,8
Gerard,M,8
Graham,M,8
Lance,M,8
Mac,M,8
Malachi,M,8
Parker,M,8
Roderick,M,8
Westley,M,8
Zeb,M,8
Arden,M,7
Bartholomew,M,7
Carmine,M,7
Duke,M,7
Esau,M,7
Jarvis,M,7
Kyle,M,7
Madison,M,7
Mickey,M,7
Mortimer,M,7
Murphy,M,7

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