Most popular male and female name in the 1900's is....

Ever wondered what the most popular names were back in the early days? No? Must just be me that thinks about that stuff.

Anyway you are here now, so I might as well tell you...

1761 William's were born in 1900's compared to 644 born in 2011.
1150 Mary's were born in the 1900's compared to 74 born in 2011.

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I had a grandpa William on both sides of the family. My second sons middle name is actually William.

What were your grandparents names? Are you or your children named after them?