- Popular names for boys included Ferdinand, Rufus, Alphonse and Ambrose
- In year women over 30 were given the vote, popular girls’ names included Lulu
- Gender-neutral names such as Remi, Winter, Quincy and Ellis are now on rise
Popular monikers of yesteryear have resurfaced in a list of baby names that don’t even scrape the top 1,000 anymore.
You might well understand why new parents are reluctant to bestow names such as Waldo on a son, but a century ago it was all the rage.
The ‘100 great lost names from 100 years ago’ comprises male and female names such as Effie, Ferdinand and Rufus that were extremely popular in 1918.
The list of 1918’s most popular names for girls has revealed Effie as a favourite for young females, with Rufus making the cut for boys
Compiled by Nameberry, it offers a selection guaranteed to make a strong first impression when introducing little Lulus and Lowells – the full list for both sexes is below.
But they were all too common a century ago, when names such as Claude and Ned nudged their way into the 500 most popular in the country.
The definitive year in British history also saw women older than 30 given the right to vote.
The year that the First World War armistice was signed was a time in which the most popular names in England And Wales were a far cry from the most popular in 2016, when Olivia, Amelia and Harry topped the list.
The BabyCentre website has also listed the most unpopular names for newborns, which includes Dermot, Coleen and Ainsley.
For those who prefer an alternative to gender-specific names, the names Quincy, Winter, Ellis and Remi are on the rise.
While now popular names include Amelia and Harry, gender neutral names such as Quincy are now on the rise
Top 100 boys’ names 1918
Top 100 girls’ names 1918