What Baby Names Were Popular 100 Years Ago?

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Jun. 27 2013, Published 7:10 a.m. ET

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We can be pretty certain that people weren't naming their little ones Apple and North 100 years ago. It's not that we don't like the eccentric names of today—we can just be honest and say that the creativity has exploded. Ask your grandparents if they ever knew an adult named Rainbow and odds are they'll say no. The popular picks have definitely changed. 

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100 years ago, names like Joseph, William, and Ruth topped the lists. You probably know like, 5 Joes, so yes, classic names stick around. Wanna know the other names that were popular back in the olden days? Fit Pregnancy complied a list of the most popular baby names from 100 years ago. 

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