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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 17,111,782 male births and 16,461,739 female births.

Popular names of the 1970s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Michael 707,702 Jennifer 581,786
2 Christopher 475,663 Amy 269,006
3 Jason 462,947 Melissa 253,288
4 David 445,981 Michelle 249,136
5 James 444,964 Kimberly 229,114
6 John 402,850 Lisa 228,681
7 Robert 397,427 Angela 225,231
8 Brian 322,856 Heather 203,937
9 William 283,568 Stephanie 160,475
10 Matthew 277,986 Nicole 144,672
11 Joseph 244,935 Jessica 143,493
12 Daniel 244,570 Elizabeth 142,861
13 Kevin 212,406 Rebecca 137,305
14 Eric 211,594 Kelly 133,565
15 Jeffrey 202,955 Mary 126,273
16 Richard 202,913 Christina 125,743
17 Scott 194,694 Amanda 123,939
18 Mark 194,418 Julie 121,951
19 Steven 188,195 Sarah 118,841
20 Thomas 186,898 Laura 118,219
21 Timothy 181,356 Shannon 113,807
22 Anthony 174,951 Christine 103,238
23 Charles 163,119 Tammy 98,831
24 Joshua 140,404 Tracy 95,540
25 Ryan 139,749 Karen 95,188
26 Jeremy 139,356 Dawn 92,444
27 Paul 136,491 Susan 88,329
28 Andrew 133,089 Andrea 86,431
29 Gregory 115,639 Tina 84,757
30 Chad 113,597 Patricia 81,111
31 Kenneth 111,544 Cynthia 80,213
32 Jonathan 107,986 Lori 77,784
33 Stephen 107,875 Rachel 77,771
34 Shawn 105,830 April 76,938
35 Aaron 101,539 Maria 76,184
36 Adam 91,821 Wendy 74,188
37 Patrick 91,306 Crystal 73,765
38 Justin 86,580 Stacy 69,906
39 Sean 83,943 Erin 67,909
40 Edward 83,522 Jamie 67,853
41 Todd 83,378 Carrie 66,835
42 Donald 82,474 Tiffany 65,162
43 Ronald 81,776 Tara 65,071
44 Benjamin 81,392 Sandra 64,336
45 Keith 76,737 Monica 61,676
46 Bryan 71,402 Danielle 60,924
47 Gary 68,301 Stacey 59,219
48 Jose 66,367 Pamela 58,050
49 Nathan 65,939 Tonya 57,793
50 Douglas 65,208 Sara 56,961
51 Brandon 65,115 Michele 56,565
52 Nicholas 65,115 Teresa 56,029
53 George 64,763 Denise 55,879
54 Travis 64,148 Jill 55,078
55 Peter 62,376 Katherine 54,063
56 Craig 58,831 Melanie 53,326
57 Bradley 58,717 Dana 51,358
58 Larry 58,161 Holly 50,470
59 Dennis 50,576 Erica 49,609
60 Shane 50,296 Brenda 48,598
61 Raymond 49,366 Deborah 47,876
62 Troy 48,862 Tanya 47,834
63 Jerry 48,366 Sharon 47,778
64 Samuel 48,121 Donna 47,355
65 Frank 46,930 Amber 47,070
66 Jesse 44,909 Emily 46,862
67 Jeffery 44,582 Robin 45,950
68 Juan 43,390 Linda 45,915
69 Terry 42,436 Kathleen 44,854
70 Corey 41,025 Leslie 44,837
71 Phillip 39,858 Christy 44,592
72 Marcus 39,498 Kristen 44,223
73 Derek 38,358 Catherine 43,872
74 Rodney 37,481 Kristin 42,390
75 Joel 37,241 Misty 42,376
76 Carlos 36,944 Barbara 42,245
77 Randy 36,552 Heidi 42,231
78 Jacob 36,393 Nancy 41,862
79 Jamie 36,302 Cheryl 40,404
80 Tony 35,696 Theresa 40,086
81 Russell 35,483 Brandy 40,070
82 Brent 35,410 Alicia 39,253
83 Antonio 33,251 Veronica 38,801
84 Billy 33,224 Gina 38,121
85 Derrick 32,870 Jacqueline 37,970
86 Kyle 32,680 Rhonda 37,947
87 Erik 32,106 Anna 37,768
88 Johnny 32,035 Renee 37,604
89 Marc 31,847 Megan 37,371
90 Carl 31,384 Tamara 37,071
91 Philip 31,384 Melinda 36,441
92 Roger 29,735 Kathryn 36,438
93 Bobby 29,080 Debra 34,625
94 Brett 28,950 Sherry 34,204
95 Danny 28,860 Allison 34,180
96 Curtis 28,822 Valerie 33,824
97 Jon 28,709 Diana 33,350
98 Vincent 27,657 Paula 32,732
99 Cory 27,524 Kristina 32,650
100 Jimmy 27,103 Ann 32,031
101 Victor 26,756 Margaret 31,956
102 Lawrence 26,676 Cindy 30,881
103 Dustin 26,579 Victoria 30,879
104 Gerald 26,174 Jodi 30,348
105 Walter 25,741 Natalie 29,812
106 Alexander 24,999 Brandi 29,073
107 Joe 24,945 Suzanne 29,039
108 Christian 24,929 Kristi 29,033
109 Chris 24,885 Samantha 28,929
110 Alan 24,821 Beth 28,864
111 Shannon 24,653 Tracey 28,752
112 Wayne 24,626 Regina 28,317
113 Jared 24,428 Vanessa 28,085
114 Gabriel 24,408 Kristy 27,774
115 Martin 24,292 Carolyn 27,057
116 Jay 23,996 Yolanda 27,031
117 Luis 23,973 Deanna 26,984
118 Willie 23,971 Carla 26,849
119 Micheal 23,796 Sheila 26,511
120 Henry 23,517 Laurie 26,104
121 Wesley 23,272 Anne 25,602
122 Randall 23,039 Shelly 25,538
123 Brad 22,628 Diane 25,329
124 Darren 22,589 Sabrina 24,491
125 Roy 22,362 Janet 24,459
126 Albert 22,123 Erika 24,306
127 Arthur 22,115 Katrina 24,300
128 Ricky 22,071 Courtney 23,999
129 Lance 21,823 Colleen 23,766
130 Allen 21,690 Carol 23,481
131 Lee 21,573 Julia 23,426
132 Bruce 21,143 Jenny 22,903
133 Andre 21,140 Jaime 22,772
134 Mario 20,951 Kathy 22,708
135 Frederick 20,739 Felicia 22,331
136 Louis 20,166 Alison 22,075
137 Darrell 20,081 Lauren 21,849
138 Damon 20,063 Kelli 21,542
139 Shaun 19,321 Leah 21,156
140 Nathaniel 19,197 Ashley 21,069
141 Zachary 19,086 Kim 20,696
142 Casey 18,990 Traci 20,678
143 Adrian 18,918 Kristine 20,546
144 Jesus 18,806 Tricia 20,523
145 Jeremiah 18,783 Joy 20,119
146 Jack 18,607 Krista 19,810
147 Ronnie 18,270 Kara 19,763
148 Dale 18,076 Terri 19,601
149 Tyrone 17,919 Sonya 19,473
150 Manuel 17,689 Aimee 19,407
151 Ricardo 17,655 Natasha 19,331
152 Harold 17,606 Cassandra 19,025
153 Kelly 17,325 Bridget 18,869
154 Barry 17,264 Anita 18,833
155 Ian 17,211 Kari 18,749
156 Reginald 17,198 Nichole 18,518
157 Glenn 16,895 Christie 18,178
158 Ernest 16,765 Marie 18,135
159 Steve 16,668 Virginia 18,051
160 Seth 16,591 Connie 17,957
161 Eugene 16,552 Martha 17,918
162 Clinton 16,353 Carmen 17,873
163 Miguel 16,324 Stacie 17,833
164 Tommy 16,177 Lynn 17,616
165 Eddie 15,873 Katie 17,474
166 Leonard 15,814 Monique 17,472
167 Maurice 15,233 Kristie 17,370
168 Roberto 15,143 Shelley 17,285
169 Dwayne 14,809 Sherri 17,086
170 Jerome 14,792 Angel 16,816
171 Ralph 14,758 Bonnie 16,675
172 Marvin 14,738 Mandy 16,246
173 Francisco 14,649 Jody 16,227
174 Jorge 14,640 Shawna 16,184
175 Neil 14,054 Kerry 16,127
176 Alex 14,029 Annette 16,058
177 Dean 13,906 Yvonne 15,995
178 Kristopher 13,890 Toni 15,901
179 Calvin 13,823 Meredith 15,850
180 Kurt 13,673 Molly 15,727
181 Theodore 13,577 Kendra 15,666
182 Ruben 13,549 Joanna 15,272
183 Jermaine 13,527 Sonia 15,208
184 Tracy 13,421 Janice 14,838
185 Edwin 13,365 Robyn 14,685
186 Stanley 13,224 Brooke 14,519
187 Melvin 13,132 Kerri 14,448
188 Howard 12,993 Sheri 14,396
189 Mitchell 12,990 Becky 14,310
190 Duane 12,412 Gloria 14,216
191 Trevor 12,362 Mindy 14,022
192 Jeff 12,266 Tracie 13,795
193 Geoffrey 12,187 Angie 13,785
194 Hector 12,136 Kellie 13,670
195 Terrence 11,913 Claudia 13,607
196 Terrance 11,892 Ruth 13,429
197 Oscar 11,849 Wanda 13,285
198 Jaime 11,805 Jeanette 12,972
199 Clifford 11,763 Cathy 12,944
200 Harry 11,658 Adrienne 12,797
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of March 2017. See the limitations of this data source.