Popular Names: 1910s
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The given names used by American Jews have changed over the generations, to reflect popular culture. Presented here are some of the more popular given names used in four successive generations.

Ironically, while many Americans today think of Irving, Morris, Sidney, Sheldon, etc., as stereotypical Jewish names, they are nothing of the sort. There is nothing "Jewish" about these names -- these are Anglo-Saxon names that were popular 100 years ago. They were used by Jews precisely because they wanted names that didn't sound Jewish!