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20th century English name generator

This name generator will give you 10 random names ranging from the year 1900 to the year 2000.

I've separated the names as follows:
- Name 1-2: 1900-1920
- Name 3-4: 1930-1940
- Name 5-6: 1950-1960
- Name 7-8: 1970-1980
- Name 9-10: 1990-2000

Names didn't change a whole lot across the years. Most names could be used in any decade, but sticking to the right decade might be a safer option if you really care about authenticity in the project you might be working on.
The names are (mostly) English-American, but they will generally work for British characters as well, especially the older names.

Last names obviously remained mostly the same as you usually don't get to pick your last name. But as time progressed surnames from other cultures started to mix in with the already existing names. Today you'd find a lot of Hispanic, Asian and Arabian surnames mixed in for example, as well as a good amount of names from other cultures.

To start, simply click on the button to generate 10 random names. Don't like the names? Simply click again to get 10 new random names.

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