The baby names below saw sudden changes in usage during the 1900s (the decade) thanks to the influence of historical events. I’ve written explanatory blog posts about some of them — please click the links to learn more!
To check out history-influenced baby names from other decades, visit the baby name timeline main page.
1908 News: Robley
1908 Politics: Taft
1907 Song: Iola
1906 Literary character: Nedra
1904 Politics: Roosevelt, Theodore, Parker, Alton, Fairbanks
1903 Song: Anona
1901 Politics: Kermit
1900 Politics: Mckinley
1900 Literary character: Jocelyn