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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 17,110,666 male births and 16,461,341 female births.

Popular names of the 1970s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Michael 707,647 Jennifer 581,772
2 Christopher 475,614 Amy 269,001
3 Jason 462,928 Melissa 253,282
4 David 445,955 Michelle 249,133
5 James 444,948 Kimberly 229,109
6 John 402,841 Lisa 228,684
7 Robert 397,407 Angela 225,241
8 Brian 322,841 Heather 203,929
9 William 283,564 Stephanie 160,466
10 Matthew 277,959 Nicole 144,672
11 Joseph 244,925 Jessica 143,491
12 Daniel 244,557 Elizabeth 142,858
13 Kevin 212,367 Rebecca 137,298
14 Eric 211,569 Kelly 133,563
15 Jeffrey 202,952 Mary 126,267
16 Richard 202,880 Christina 125,737
17 Scott 194,671 Amanda 123,935
18 Mark 194,415 Julie 121,941
19 Steven 188,174 Sarah 118,832
20 Thomas 186,880 Laura 118,212
21 Timothy 181,340 Shannon 113,804
22 Anthony 174,941 Christine 103,233
23 Charles 163,110 Tammy 98,832
24 Joshua 140,396 Tracy 95,539
25 Ryan 139,734 Karen 95,186
26 Jeremy 139,353 Dawn 92,443
27 Paul 136,473 Susan 88,315
28 Andrew 133,061 Andrea 86,426
29 Gregory 115,625 Tina 84,758
30 Chad 113,579 Patricia 81,104
31 Kenneth 111,542 Cynthia 80,211
32 Jonathan 107,983 Lori 77,780
33 Stephen 107,871 Rachel 77,765
34 Shawn 105,824 April 76,940
35 Aaron 101,528 Maria 76,224
36 Adam 91,812 Wendy 74,190
37 Patrick 91,297 Crystal 73,766
38 Justin 86,580 Stacy 69,904
39 Sean 83,923 Erin 67,900
40 Edward 83,502 Jamie 67,851
41 Todd 83,374 Carrie 66,832
42 Donald 82,468 Tiffany 65,160
43 Ronald 81,771 Tara 65,072
44 Benjamin 81,388 Sandra 64,331
45 Keith 76,733 Monica 61,673
46 Bryan 71,395 Danielle 60,925
47 Gary 68,293 Stacey 59,214
48 Jose 66,372 Pamela 58,045
49 Nathan 65,924 Tonya 57,792
50 Douglas 65,204 Sara 56,962
51 Nicholas 65,108 Michele 56,563
52 Brandon 65,100 Teresa 56,027
53 George 64,764 Denise 55,874
54 Travis 64,140 Jill 55,075
55 Peter 62,375 Katherine 54,059
56 Craig 58,826 Melanie 53,326
57 Bradley 58,716 Dana 51,359
58 Larry 58,155 Holly 50,469
59 Dennis 50,574 Erica 49,606
60 Shane 50,295 Brenda 48,595
61 Raymond 49,364 Deborah 47,864
62 Troy 48,860 Tanya 47,832
63 Jerry 48,369 Sharon 47,776
64 Samuel 48,109 Donna 47,353
65 Frank 46,934 Amber 47,072
66 Jesse 44,908 Emily 46,848
67 Jeffery 44,580 Robin 45,947
68 Juan 43,389 Linda 45,905
69 Terry 42,434 Kathleen 44,846
70 Corey 41,020 Leslie 44,835
71 Phillip 39,857 Christy 44,590
72 Marcus 39,492 Kristen 44,221
73 Derek 38,353 Catherine 43,865
74 Rodney 37,477 Kristin 42,386
75 Joel 37,241 Misty 42,376
76 Carlos 36,951 Barbara 42,242
77 Randy 36,552 Heidi 42,230
78 Jacob 36,384 Nancy 41,859
79 Jamie 36,302 Cheryl 40,403
80 Tony 35,697 Theresa 40,082
81 Russell 35,480 Brandy 40,069
82 Brent 35,407 Alicia 39,250
83 Antonio 33,258 Veronica 38,798
84 Billy 33,226 Gina 38,119
85 Derrick 32,865 Jacqueline 37,966
86 Kyle 32,672 Rhonda 37,946
87 Erik 32,107 Anna 37,764
88 Johnny 32,035 Renee 37,600
89 Marc 31,840 Megan 37,367
90 Philip 31,382 Tamara 37,071
91 Carl 31,374 Melinda 36,438
92 Roger 29,737 Kathryn 36,434
93 Bobby 29,080 Debra 34,621
94 Brett 28,944 Sherry 34,201
95 Danny 28,865 Allison 34,175
96 Curtis 28,822 Valerie 33,821
97 Jon 28,704 Diana 33,345
98 Vincent 27,651 Paula 32,729
99 Cory 27,520 Kristina 32,649
100 Jimmy 27,106 Ann 32,032
101 Victor 26,748 Margaret 31,952
102 Lawrence 26,671 Cindy 30,881
103 Dustin 26,578 Victoria 30,881
104 Gerald 26,170 Jodi 30,349
105 Walter 25,736 Natalie 29,808
106 Alexander 24,980 Brandi 29,075
107 Joe 24,945 Suzanne 29,036
108 Christian 24,926 Kristi 29,034
109 Chris 24,883 Samantha 28,921
110 Alan 24,823 Beth 28,862
111 Shannon 24,650 Tracey 28,751
112 Wayne 24,621 Regina 28,316
113 Jared 24,426 Vanessa 28,084
114 Gabriel 24,403 Kristy 27,775
115 Martin 24,286 Carolyn 27,055
116 Jay 23,991 Yolanda 27,030
117 Luis 23,977 Deanna 26,983
118 Willie 23,971 Carla 26,848
119 Micheal 23,796 Sheila 26,510
120 Henry 23,517 Laurie 26,106
121 Wesley 23,265 Anne 25,599
122 Randall 23,036 Shelly 25,535
123 Brad 22,623 Diane 25,326
124 Darren 22,585 Sabrina 24,491
125 Roy 22,361 Janet 24,453
126 Albert 22,122 Erika 24,308
127 Arthur 22,109 Katrina 24,295
128 Ricky 22,070 Courtney 23,999
129 Lance 21,821 Colleen 23,766
130 Allen 21,686 Carol 23,479
131 Lee 21,568 Julia 23,420
132 Bruce 21,139 Jenny 22,902
133 Andre 21,138 Jaime 22,773
134 Mario 20,951 Kathy 22,706
135 Frederick 20,733 Felicia 22,331
136 Louis 20,164 Alison 22,074
137 Darrell 20,080 Lauren 21,848
138 Damon 20,060 Kelli 21,542
139 Shaun 19,322 Leah 21,152
140 Nathaniel 19,192 Ashley 21,068
141 Zachary 19,086 Kim 20,695
142 Casey 18,988 Traci 20,677
143 Adrian 18,917 Kristine 20,547
144 Jesus 18,804 Tricia 20,521
145 Jeremiah 18,783 Joy 20,119
146 Jack 18,602 Krista 19,810
147 Ronnie 18,271 Kara 19,761
148 Dale 18,074 Terri 19,600
149 Tyrone 17,918 Sonya 19,472
150 Manuel 17,688 Aimee 19,409
151 Ricardo 17,661 Natasha 19,330
152 Harold 17,599 Cassandra 19,025
153 Kelly 17,325 Bridget 18,868
154 Barry 17,258 Anita 18,832
155 Ian 17,206 Kari 18,750
156 Reginald 17,198 Nichole 18,518
157 Glenn 16,895 Christie 18,178
158 Ernest 16,765 Marie 18,132
159 Steve 16,670 Virginia 18,050
160 Seth 16,591 Connie 17,957
161 Eugene 16,549 Martha 17,916
162 Clinton 16,352 Carmen 17,873
163 Miguel 16,322 Stacie 17,832
164 Tommy 16,178 Lynn 17,616
165 Eddie 15,875 Katie 17,474
166 Leonard 15,809 Monique 17,472
167 Maurice 15,235 Kristie 17,369
168 Roberto 15,146 Shelley 17,285
169 Dwayne 14,808 Sherri 17,087
170 Jerome 14,792 Angel 16,816
171 Ralph 14,759 Bonnie 16,674
172 Marvin 14,732 Mandy 16,246
173 Francisco 14,643 Jody 16,225
174 Jorge 14,643 Shawna 16,184
175 Neil 14,048 Kerry 16,126
176 Alex 14,028 Annette 16,056
177 Dean 13,904 Yvonne 15,996
178 Kristopher 13,888 Toni 15,899
179 Calvin 13,820 Meredith 15,846
180 Kurt 13,673 Molly 15,726
181 Theodore 13,579 Kendra 15,666
182 Ruben 13,547 Joanna 15,271
183 Jermaine 13,529 Sonia 15,206
184 Tracy 13,421 Janice 14,839
185 Edwin 13,365 Robyn 14,684
186 Stanley 13,224 Brooke 14,519
187 Melvin 13,130 Kerri 14,448
188 Howard 12,988 Sheri 14,395
189 Mitchell 12,980 Becky 14,310
190 Duane 12,410 Gloria 14,216
191 Trevor 12,361 Mindy 14,022
192 Jeff 12,264 Tracie 13,794
193 Geoffrey 12,185 Angie 13,784
194 Hector 12,135 Kellie 13,670
195 Terrence 11,908 Claudia 13,605
196 Terrance 11,890 Ruth 13,427
197 Oscar 11,851 Wanda 13,284
198 Jaime 11,806 Jeanette 12,971
199 Clifford 11,763 Cathy 12,942
200 Harry 11,658 Adrienne 12,796
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of March 2018. See the limitations of this data source.