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The following table shows the 200 most popular given names for male and female babies born during 1970 - 1979. For each rank and sex, the table shows the name and the number of occurrences of that name. The 200 most popular names were taken from a universe that includes 17,110,853 male births and 16,460,513 female births.

Popular names of the 1970s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Michael 707,719 Jennifer 581,767
2 Christopher 475,676 Amy 269,000
3 Jason 462,954 Melissa 253,285
4 David 445,985 Michelle 249,139
5 James 444,964 Kimberly 229,112
6 John 402,851 Lisa 228,660
7 Robert 397,450 Angela 225,209
8 Brian 322,861 Heather 203,937
9 William 283,587 Stephanie 160,461
10 Matthew 278,006 Nicole 144,665
11 Joseph 244,928 Jessica 143,499
12 Daniel 244,581 Elizabeth 142,859
13 Kevin 212,413 Rebecca 137,310
14 Eric 211,603 Kelly 133,560
15 Jeffrey 202,958 Mary 126,284
16 Richard 202,914 Christina 125,741
17 Scott 194,698 Amanda 123,935
18 Mark 194,419 Julie 121,950
19 Steven 188,201 Sarah 118,837
20 Thomas 186,896 Laura 118,211
21 Timothy 181,360 Shannon 113,803
22 Anthony 174,938 Christine 103,235
23 Charles 163,111 Tammy 98,828
24 Joshua 140,397 Tracy 95,537
25 Ryan 139,769 Karen 95,189
26 Jeremy 139,361 Dawn 92,441
27 Paul 136,489 Susan 88,329
28 Andrew 133,082 Andrea 86,432
29 Gregory 115,643 Tina 84,757
30 Chad 113,599 Patricia 81,122
31 Kenneth 111,548 Cynthia 80,211
32 Jonathan 107,992 Lori 77,781
33 Stephen 107,870 Rachel 77,776
34 Shawn 105,829 April 76,933
35 Aaron 101,538 Maria 76,109
36 Adam 91,828 Wendy 74,192
37 Patrick 91,313 Crystal 73,759
38 Justin 86,585 Stacy 69,908
39 Sean 83,947 Erin 67,912
40 Edward 83,521 Jamie 67,855
41 Todd 83,386 Carrie 66,836
42 Donald 82,474 Tiffany 65,168
43 Ronald 81,776 Tara 65,072
44 Benjamin 81,388 Sandra 64,329
45 Keith 76,737 Monica 61,675
46 Bryan 71,399 Danielle 60,928
47 Gary 68,296 Stacey 59,223
48 Jose 66,360 Pamela 58,060
49 Nathan 65,946 Tonya 57,789
50 Douglas 65,216 Sara 56,960
51 Nicholas 65,112 Michele 56,563
52 Brandon 65,111 Teresa 56,027
53 George 64,755 Denise 55,874
54 Travis 64,148 Jill 55,080
55 Peter 62,377 Katherine 54,064
56 Craig 58,829 Melanie 53,321
57 Bradley 58,712 Dana 51,360
58 Larry 58,155 Holly 50,462
59 Dennis 50,575 Erica 49,608
60 Shane 50,294 Brenda 48,596
61 Raymond 49,366 Deborah 47,884
62 Troy 48,860 Tanya 47,834
63 Jerry 48,359 Sharon 47,776
64 Samuel 48,113 Donna 47,360
65 Frank 46,915 Amber 47,064
66 Jesse 44,904 Emily 46,858
67 Jeffery 44,581 Robin 45,954
68 Juan 43,375 Linda 45,937
69 Terry 42,436 Kathleen 44,866
70 Corey 41,025 Leslie 44,832
71 Phillip 39,855 Christy 44,592
72 Marcus 39,493 Kristen 44,219
73 Derek 38,359 Catherine 43,865
74 Rodney 37,482 Kristin 42,394
75 Joel 37,237 Misty 42,374
76 Carlos 36,937 Barbara 42,238
77 Randy 36,553 Heidi 42,224
78 Jacob 36,394 Nancy 41,868
79 Jamie 36,302 Cheryl 40,402
80 Tony 35,693 Theresa 40,085
81 Russell 35,480 Brandy 40,069
82 Brent 35,413 Alicia 39,248
83 Antonio 33,234 Veronica 38,799
84 Billy 33,224 Gina 38,121
85 Derrick 32,872 Jacqueline 37,964
86 Kyle 32,682 Rhonda 37,948
87 Erik 32,105 Anna 37,747
88 Johnny 32,036 Renee 37,603
89 Marc 31,841 Megan 37,369
90 Carl 31,395 Tamara 37,072
91 Philip 31,388 Melinda 36,442
92 Roger 29,741 Kathryn 36,439
93 Bobby 29,078 Debra 34,631
94 Brett 28,947 Sherry 34,202
95 Danny 28,857 Allison 34,182
96 Curtis 28,822 Valerie 33,823
97 Jon 28,711 Diana 33,345
98 Vincent 27,655 Paula 32,731
99 Cory 27,524 Kristina 32,650
100 Jimmy 27,099 Ann 32,031
101 Victor 26,752 Margaret 31,960
102 Lawrence 26,678 Cindy 30,882
103 Dustin 26,580 Victoria 30,881
104 Gerald 26,168 Jodi 30,348
105 Walter 25,736 Natalie 29,811
106 Alexander 24,993 Brandi 29,069
107 Joe 24,940 Suzanne 29,037
108 Christian 24,926 Kristi 29,032
109 Chris 24,886 Samantha 28,933
110 Alan 24,824 Beth 28,865
111 Shannon 24,655 Tracey 28,754
112 Wayne 24,623 Regina 28,315
113 Jared 24,427 Vanessa 28,080
114 Gabriel 24,404 Kristy 27,772
115 Martin 24,288 Carolyn 27,056
116 Jay 23,992 Yolanda 27,029
117 Luis 23,972 Deanna 26,986
118 Willie 23,970 Carla 26,846
119 Micheal 23,797 Sheila 26,510
120 Henry 23,519 Laurie 26,104
121 Wesley 23,265 Anne 25,598
122 Randall 23,036 Shelly 25,539
123 Brad 22,634 Diane 25,328
124 Darren 22,590 Sabrina 24,487
125 Roy 22,360 Janet 24,458
126 Albert 22,122 Katrina 24,305
127 Arthur 22,116 Erika 24,303
128 Ricky 22,071 Courtney 24,000
129 Lance 21,819 Colleen 23,765
130 Allen 21,691 Carol 23,487
131 Lee 21,576 Julia 23,429
132 Bruce 21,143 Jenny 22,901
133 Andre 21,135 Jaime 22,772
134 Mario 20,946 Kathy 22,711
135 Frederick 20,740 Felicia 22,329
136 Louis 20,161 Alison 22,076
137 Darrell 20,082 Lauren 21,846
138 Damon 20,064 Kelli 21,542
139 Shaun 19,321 Leah 21,154
140 Nathaniel 19,195 Ashley 21,070
141 Zachary 19,086 Kim 20,698
142 Casey 18,998 Traci 20,679
143 Adrian 18,917 Kristine 20,547
144 Jesus 18,801 Tricia 20,524
145 Jeremiah 18,781 Joy 20,121
146 Jack 18,601 Krista 19,810
147 Ronnie 18,268 Kara 19,769
148 Dale 18,077 Terri 19,597
149 Tyrone 17,920 Sonya 19,472
150 Manuel 17,683 Aimee 19,406
151 Ricardo 17,654 Natasha 19,330
152 Harold 17,603 Cassandra 19,025
153 Kelly 17,325 Bridget 18,871
154 Barry 17,265 Anita 18,832
155 Ian 17,213 Kari 18,749
156 Reginald 17,196 Nichole 18,514
157 Glenn 16,898 Christie 18,179
158 Ernest 16,765 Marie 18,131
159 Steve 16,662 Virginia 18,051
160 Seth 16,591 Connie 17,962
161 Eugene 16,552 Martha 17,920
162 Clinton 16,352 Carmen 17,874
163 Miguel 16,319 Stacie 17,833
164 Tommy 16,176 Lynn 17,620
165 Eddie 15,877 Monique 17,474
166 Leonard 15,818 Katie 17,472
167 Maurice 15,230 Kristie 17,371
168 Roberto 15,131 Shelley 17,284
169 Dwayne 14,807 Sherri 17,087
170 Jerome 14,790 Angel 16,816
171 Ralph 14,757 Bonnie 16,681
172 Marvin 14,738 Mandy 16,246
173 Francisco 14,646 Jody 16,227
174 Jorge 14,632 Shawna 16,184
175 Neil 14,055 Kerry 16,128
176 Alex 14,029 Annette 16,054
177 Dean 13,907 Yvonne 15,994
178 Kristopher 13,892 Toni 15,902
179 Calvin 13,826 Meredith 15,849
180 Kurt 13,674 Molly 15,727
181 Theodore 13,579 Kendra 15,666
182 Ruben 13,547 Joanna 15,274
183 Jermaine 13,525 Sonia 15,203
184 Tracy 13,419 Janice 14,838
185 Edwin 13,366 Robyn 14,684
186 Stanley 13,224 Brooke 14,520
187 Melvin 13,134 Kerri 14,448
188 Howard 12,996 Sheri 14,397
189 Mitchell 12,988 Becky 14,308
190 Duane 12,411 Gloria 14,218
191 Trevor 12,372 Mindy 14,022
192 Jeff 12,270 Tracie 13,794
193 Geoffrey 12,188 Angie 13,783
194 Hector 12,135 Kellie 13,670
195 Terrence 11,913 Claudia 13,603
196 Terrance 11,890 Ruth 13,429
197 Oscar 11,846 Wanda 13,287
198 Jaime 11,799 Jeanette 12,971
199 Clifford 11,764 Cathy 12,945
200 Harry 11,656 Adrienne 12,794
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2015. See the limitations of this data source.