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Vintage Baby Boy Names from the 1900s (Edwardian & Progressive Era Names) | RAQUEL CRUZ

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Name Story: Anna May Wong –

Name Story: Anna May Wong – | Name News | Scoop.it
Chinese-American movie star Anna May Wong was born “Wong Liu Tsong” in Los Angeles in 1905. Here’s what she had to say about her birth name in 1926: I was named Wong Lew Song, whi…
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Cliff Dwelling: Interesting Names Revealed From "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Abba - I hadn't seen this as a girl's name before
Giulielma
Lien - Chinese
Zitkala-Sa  - Sioux, meaning "red bird" or "cardinal bird". She lived in Utah and studied the Ute Indians here, even though she was a Yankton Dakota Sioux who had been educated in the East.

BOYS
Ammi - 
Claiborne
Kan-Ichi  - Japanese
Ming - Chinese
Odus - an alternate spelling of Otis?
Wing - Chinese

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Cliff Dwelling: Names Out of "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Luvia

BOYS
Aldred
Bartow
Blanchard
Burns
Cabell
Capell
Courtland
Cressy
Epher
Fairfax
Fanueil -  I guess this name is unisex. I've encountered it on a woman and now on this man.
Greenough
Hiller
Laenas
Minton
Post
Revere
Rolla
Thompson

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Cliff Dwelling: Unusual Names Right From the Pages of "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Kiyo - Japanese

BOYS
Almon
Denman
Farish
Flavel 
Gates
Hannis
Laforrest
Lansing
Merris
Mills
Nikola 
Pardon - ironically, or appropriately, the man was a judge
Reuen
Slason 
Spence
Thure - this man was Swedish and this was his middle name, but the name he went by. His first name was Bror.
Waddy
Wirt
Zera

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Cliff Dwelling: A Few Names From "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Evaleen
Lutie

BOYS
Ainsworth
Alviso
 Burleigh
Cady -
Corwin
Denton
Durham
Halvor
Harmanus
Irenaeus - a middle name, but the man went by this name
Leonhard - I thought this was an interesting spelling of Leonard.
Lispenard
Lorillard
McCants - a middle name, but the man went by this name
Thorvald

Torvald 

Waring 

Yates

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Cliff Dwelling: Saturday Name Finds in "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Elmina

BOYS
Aurelius
Baldwin
Bernhard
Bradhurst
Bunford
Coleman 
Cordenio
De Alton
Donatus 
Doremus 
Dorsey
Elmon
Garvin
Lamson
Laurenus
Minot
Philetus
Reinhold
Seaton

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Cliff Dwelling: Shedding Light on Unusual Names From "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Zénaïde - this woman was Russian

BOYS
Altus
Arsène
Bie - this man was from Norway
Bradford
Carman
Carr
Choice
Egbert
Emilius
Fletcher
Harrington
Irenaeus - 
Jeter
Lingan
Marathon
Overton
Rastus
Redfield 
Wilder

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Cliff Dwelling: Rolling Out Some Interesting Names from "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Ardelia
Doretta
Lucette

BOYS
De Lorme
Denman
Doane
Edsel
Erskine
Fairman 
Filibert 
Henley
Hervin 
Hubert
Lessing
Per - this man was born in Sweden
Ruric
Ryerson
Stealy
Vasco 
Worth

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Cliff Dwelling: Names Galore from "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Angelia
Zelia

BOYS
Alvred
Amant 
Aulick
Aven
Cleland
Coues - the man's middle name (which was his mother's last name)
Dempster
Duffield - the man's middle name, but this is the name he went by
Elwell
Emmons - the man's middle name, but the name he went by
Hartvig 
Jorgen
Kurre 
Potter
Rensselaer 
Stafford 
Wilberfoss
Wolfred

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Cliff Dwelling: Peering at Some Unusual Names in "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Almanza
Arlina
Lafayette - I had not seen this on a woman before

BOYS
Alexius
Benton
Camillus 
Celora
Chambers 
Delmar
Guglielmo
Huguenin - 
Mangasar - this man was from Turkey
Manton
Milburg
Murdo
Nota - this was the man's middle name, but the name he went by.
Orison
Rouget De Lisle - I'm not sure if the man in Who's Who went by just Rouget or Rouget De Lisle. This is the last name of a famous 19th century French patriot, Claude Joseph Rouget De Lisle, who wrote the French national anthem. 
St. Clair
Severo 

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Cliff Dwelling: Many Unusual Names from "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS  
Antinenette

BOYS
Allyne 
Bedell - this was the man's middle name, but the name he went by
Blackley
Bloomfield
Chastain
Cincinnatus
Crosby 
Dunlop 
Fillmore
Hinckley
Hulett 
Lorettus
Mansfield 
Parmenas
Selah 
Thorbjorn
Walton 
Weymar 
Wilmot

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Cliff Dwelling: Kick Back, Relax, and Read More Interesting Names from "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Janetta

BOYS
Bowman
Crayton
Emlin
Fenton
Fernand
Flavel
Gonzalez 
Leonor
Livingston 
Medill - this was the man's middle name, but the name he went by.
Melbourne
Nicoll - not sure if it is said like 'nickel' or 'Nicole'. 
Pirie
Robertus
Smoloff Palace -  His last name was Love, so he had quite the name.
Starling 
Tully
Witten
Wright

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Leon Edward Seattle No. 3 Yukon Woodpile –

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Mollie Walsh Mary “Mollie” Walsh was a young Irishwoman who operated a grub tent in the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush. She was “known among the stampeders for her beauty and…
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Unique Names in Ireland in the 1900s | Baby Blogs at

Unique Names in Ireland in the 1900s | Baby Blogs at | Name News | Scoop.it
Here is a list that I have found of more unique baby names from the turn of the 20th century in Ireland, 1901-1911. The numbers beside the names are the amount of people with those names at that time in Ireland.

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This list is fantastic!

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Cliff Dwelling: Still Finding Unusual Names in "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Andromache
Virna

BOYS
Ariosto
Beekman
Earley
Egerton
Espy
Gorham
Hervey - possibly an alternate spelling of Harvey
Huntington
Lightner
Marcius
Payne
Reynold
Stanyarne
Talcott
Uranus - I find it fascinating that someone was named this
Warring
Westel - this man was named after his father
Winand

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Cliff Dwelling: Several More Unusual Names From "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Antha
Briseis
Francese - I thought this was an unusual spelling of Frances
Ina
Malvina

BOYS
Aldace -  maybe an alternate spelling of Aldous?
Booker
Brainard
Elwyn
Geerhardus
Kerr
Kinsley 
Legh - perhaps this is an alternate spelling of Leigh? His gravestone also spells it this way.
Marshman
Merton
Maunsell
Parmenas 
Thorstein 
Vespasian
Worcester

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Cliff Dwelling: Unusual Names to Enjoy from the Pages of "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Anliza
Delight

Kazia 
Leonice
Lucelia

BOYS
Arba 
Brandreth 
Daisetsu 
Givens
Kogoro
Lorado 
Mayer
M'Cready
Moorfield 
Nevada
Ovando
Reneke
Sewall 
Wag 
Witmer 

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Cliff Dwelling: Some Unexpected Names From "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Theodosia
BOYS
Algie
Arley
Bohumil
Buren
Devello
Donaldson - middle name, but the name the man went by
Furnifold 
Goldwin
Hoke
Hoyt
Huntington 
Newman
Orson
Preserved - This was actually a middle name, but I was fascinated by it.
Ruel
Swagar 
Thetus 
Wharton 
Zemro

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Cliff Dwelling: Names From the Pages of "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Dalinda -a woman from Buenos Aires
 
BOYS
Alba
Barnet
Bela - Bela Pratt was a sculptor, born in Connecticutt.
Butler - he seems to have gotten his first name from his father, whose middle name was Butler
Eltweed
Epifanio
Fitz-John
Hazen
Howell
Le Gage
Marsden
Mott
Rice 
Sedgwick
Treneo -a man from Buenos Aires
Van Dearing 
Waldron
Warley 
Young - this man appears to have been known by his initials, Y.J., but Young was his given name.

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Cliff Dwelling: "Who's Who in America 1904" Unusual Names Revealed

GIRLS
Eurith
Itti

BOYS
Beale
Boardman
De Forest
Erman
Guilford
Manoah
Massey
Mazyck
Mosheim
Norval
Opie - this man was from Tennessee
Palmer
Sylvanus
Verner 
Warfield
Wheelock
Whitelaw
Wyllys

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Cliff Dwelling: Unusual Names in "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Elia

BOYS
Cortlandt -  
Daingerfield
Dred
Elmore
Endicott
Ettore
Farrar - the man's middle name, but the name he went by
Fremont
Hilon
Jahial 
Kingsley
Maxfield 
Normand
Norris
Parmly - the man's middle name, but the name he went by
Selim
Sereno - possibly a variant spelling of Cyrano? Sereno Elisha Payne was a congressman born in New York state.
Van Rensselaer
Wheeler

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Cliff Dwelling: Some Interesting Names Which I found in "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Aubertine - the woman's middle name, but the name she went by (she also used the pen name Auber). Really rather remarkable. Annie Aubertine Woodward Moore.

BOYS 
Appleton
Durán- I'm familiar with this as a Spanish surname, but this was the first name of a man born in Colombia.
Effingham
Ehrman
Gouverneur - this man was a jr, as his father was also named Gouverneur
Hersey - this spelling
Lonzo
Loveland
Mirza - or Morteza, I'm not sure if Mirza was a title or type of surname (in the frontal position). This man was from Iran. General Mirza Morteza Khan, Momtazel-Molk.
Montrose
Platt
Prince - hardly the only person named Prince ever born, but I'm fascinated by the use of this as a first name. This man was a physician who graduated from Princeton College, Kentucky
Read - another middle name that the man went by
Richards - the man's middle name, but the name he went by 
Rollins
Stanton
Veranus 
Welton 
Wilhelmus

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Cliff Dwelling: Selecting Some Unusual Names from "Who's Who in America 1904"

GIRLS
Rosine

BOYS
Allard
Aniceto
Brander - this was the man's middle name, but he was known by this name
Chalmers
Chastain
Eben
La Salle
Larkin 
Laurens
Leverett
Lino
Lisle de Vaux 
Perriton - this man's mother's maiden name was Perriton.
Rezin
Richmond
Shailer
Theophile
Washburn 
Winthrop

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FORGOTTEN BABY NAMES FROM 1900's | Unranked Vintage Names for boys & girls SJ STRUM - YouTube

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Pretoria, Redvers, Horace, Marjorie, Edgar, Blanche, Morris, Rhoda, Oswald, Cissie.

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