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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 17,111,945 male births and 16,461,313 female births.

Popular names of the 1970s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Michael 707,737 Jennifer 581,791
2 Christopher 475,669 Amy 269,009
3 Jason 462,954 Melissa 253,291
4 David 446,004 Michelle 249,140
5 James 444,982 Kimberly 229,112
6 John 402,879 Lisa 228,676
7 Robert 397,452 Angela 225,222
8 Brian 322,870 Heather 203,939
9 William 283,588 Stephanie 160,470
10 Matthew 278,010 Nicole 144,672
11 Joseph 244,939 Jessica 143,495
12 Daniel 244,582 Elizabeth 142,869
13 Kevin 212,422 Rebecca 137,312
14 Eric 211,608 Kelly 133,568
15 Jeffrey 202,965 Mary 126,279
16 Richard 202,920 Christina 125,747
17 Scott 194,707 Amanda 123,940
18 Mark 194,442 Julie 121,949
19 Steven 188,214 Sarah 118,841
20 Thomas 186,901 Laura 118,216
21 Timothy 181,367 Shannon 113,805
22 Anthony 174,951 Christine 103,241
23 Charles 163,117 Tammy 98,830
24 Joshua 140,406 Tracy 95,538
25 Ryan 139,770 Karen 95,185
26 Jeremy 139,357 Dawn 92,443
27 Paul 136,498 Susan 88,327
28 Andrew 133,096 Andrea 86,433
29 Gregory 115,646 Tina 84,757
30 Chad 113,602 Patricia 81,118
31 Kenneth 111,551 Cynthia 80,212
32 Jonathan 107,996 Lori 77,784
33 Stephen 107,880 Rachel 77,777
34 Shawn 105,831 April 76,937
35 Aaron 101,539 Maria 76,132
36 Adam 91,829 Wendy 74,188
37 Patrick 91,309 Crystal 73,763
38 Justin 86,586 Stacy 69,911
39 Sean 83,945 Erin 67,911
40 Edward 83,519 Jamie 67,853
41 Todd 83,384 Carrie 66,837
42 Donald 82,475 Tiffany 65,164
43 Ronald 81,778 Tara 65,075
44 Benjamin 81,386 Sandra 64,329
45 Keith 76,741 Monica 61,678
46 Bryan 71,405 Danielle 60,928
47 Gary 68,301 Stacey 59,222
48 Jose 66,369 Pamela 58,057
49 Nathan 65,949 Tonya 57,792
50 Douglas 65,212 Sara 56,961
51 Nicholas 65,123 Michele 56,565
52 Brandon 65,115 Teresa 56,028
53 George 64,765 Denise 55,879
54 Travis 64,150 Jill 55,080
55 Peter 62,373 Katherine 54,068
56 Craig 58,831 Melanie 53,326
57 Bradley 58,720 Dana 51,362
58 Larry 58,161 Holly 50,467
59 Dennis 50,575 Erica 49,613
60 Shane 50,295 Brenda 48,596
61 Raymond 49,368 Deborah 47,882
62 Troy 48,865 Tanya 47,834
63 Jerry 48,366 Sharon 47,776
64 Samuel 48,118 Donna 47,359
65 Frank 46,922 Amber 47,068
66 Jesse 44,910 Emily 46,866
67 Jeffery 44,580 Robin 45,954
68 Juan 43,383 Linda 45,929
69 Terry 42,437 Kathleen 44,862
70 Corey 41,027 Leslie 44,837
71 Phillip 39,855 Christy 44,591
72 Marcus 39,498 Kristen 44,221
73 Derek 38,361 Catherine 43,864
74 Rodney 37,488 Kristin 42,393
75 Joel 37,240 Misty 42,375
76 Carlos 36,940 Barbara 42,238
77 Randy 36,554 Heidi 42,225
78 Jacob 36,396 Nancy 41,867
79 Jamie 36,301 Cheryl 40,403
80 Tony 35,691 Theresa 40,088
81 Russell 35,484 Brandy 40,070
82 Brent 35,413 Alicia 39,254
83 Antonio 33,240 Veronica 38,799
84 Billy 33,224 Gina 38,120
85 Derrick 32,870 Jacqueline 37,966
86 Kyle 32,682 Rhonda 37,948
87 Erik 32,105 Anna 37,754
88 Johnny 32,040 Renee 37,605
89 Marc 31,839 Megan 37,374
90 Carl 31,394 Tamara 37,072
91 Philip 31,389 Melinda 36,443
92 Roger 29,739 Kathryn 36,439
93 Bobby 29,080 Debra 34,628
94 Brett 28,949 Sherry 34,203
95 Danny 28,858 Allison 34,185
96 Curtis 28,824 Valerie 33,824
97 Jon 28,710 Diana 33,349
98 Vincent 27,654 Paula 32,735
99 Cory 27,525 Kristina 32,650
100 Jimmy 27,101 Ann 32,031
101 Victor 26,755 Margaret 31,960
102 Lawrence 26,680 Victoria 30,883
103 Dustin 26,580 Cindy 30,879
104 Gerald 26,171 Jodi 30,348
105 Walter 25,739 Natalie 29,814
106 Alexander 24,998 Brandi 29,070
107 Joe 24,944 Suzanne 29,037
108 Christian 24,925 Kristi 29,032
109 Chris 24,886 Samantha 28,937
110 Alan 24,825 Beth 28,865
111 Shannon 24,655 Tracey 28,754
112 Wayne 24,626 Regina 28,318
113 Jared 24,427 Vanessa 28,083
114 Gabriel 24,407 Kristy 27,773
115 Martin 24,292 Carolyn 27,057
116 Jay 23,998 Yolanda 27,029
117 Luis 23,973 Deanna 26,986
118 Willie 23,969 Carla 26,848
119 Micheal 23,797 Sheila 26,511
120 Henry 23,521 Laurie 26,104
121 Wesley 23,270 Anne 25,602
122 Randall 23,036 Shelly 25,538
123 Brad 22,634 Diane 25,327
124 Darren 22,592 Sabrina 24,492
125 Roy 22,363 Janet 24,457
126 Albert 22,126 Erika 24,305
127 Arthur 22,114 Katrina 24,301
128 Ricky 22,072 Courtney 24,001
129 Lance 21,819 Colleen 23,766
130 Allen 21,691 Carol 23,483
131 Lee 21,576 Julia 23,424
132 Bruce 21,144 Jenny 22,901
133 Andre 21,138 Jaime 22,771
134 Mario 20,952 Kathy 22,709
135 Frederick 20,740 Felicia 22,329
136 Louis 20,161 Alison 22,076
137 Darrell 20,082 Lauren 21,850
138 Damon 20,064 Kelli 21,542
139 Shaun 19,321 Leah 21,157
140 Nathaniel 19,197 Ashley 21,071
141 Zachary 19,087 Kim 20,697
142 Casey 18,999 Traci 20,679
143 Adrian 18,918 Kristine 20,547
144 Jesus 18,803 Tricia 20,525
145 Jeremiah 18,781 Joy 20,120
146 Jack 18,612 Krista 19,809
147 Ronnie 18,270 Kara 19,765
148 Dale 18,076 Terri 19,600
149 Tyrone 17,920 Sonya 19,473
150 Manuel 17,687 Aimee 19,409
151 Ricardo 17,655 Natasha 19,331
152 Harold 17,607 Cassandra 19,027
153 Kelly 17,326 Bridget 18,871
154 Barry 17,267 Anita 18,831
155 Ian 17,215 Kari 18,749
156 Reginald 17,196 Nichole 18,515
157 Glenn 16,896 Christie 18,178
158 Ernest 16,765 Marie 18,137
159 Steve 16,666 Virginia 18,050
160 Seth 16,591 Connie 17,958
161 Eugene 16,551 Martha 17,917
162 Clinton 16,354 Carmen 17,874
163 Miguel 16,323 Stacie 17,834
164 Tommy 16,178 Lynn 17,617
165 Eddie 15,874 Katie 17,476
166 Leonard 15,816 Monique 17,473
167 Maurice 15,232 Kristie 17,370
168 Roberto 15,136 Shelley 17,284
169 Dwayne 14,810 Sherri 17,086
170 Jerome 14,791 Angel 16,817
171 Ralph 14,759 Bonnie 16,679
172 Marvin 14,739 Mandy 16,247
173 Francisco 14,649 Jody 16,227
174 Jorge 14,638 Shawna 16,184
175 Neil 14,055 Kerry 16,127
176 Alex 14,033 Annette 16,055
177 Dean 13,906 Yvonne 15,994
178 Kristopher 13,892 Toni 15,901
179 Calvin 13,825 Meredith 15,850
180 Kurt 13,674 Molly 15,728
181 Theodore 13,582 Kendra 15,666
182 Ruben 13,547 Joanna 15,274
183 Jermaine 13,527 Sonia 15,205
184 Tracy 13,419 Janice 14,839
185 Edwin 13,364 Robyn 14,684
186 Stanley 13,226 Brooke 14,520
187 Melvin 13,133 Kerri 14,447
188 Howard 12,996 Sheri 14,397
189 Mitchell 12,992 Becky 14,310
190 Duane 12,412 Gloria 14,215
191 Trevor 12,369 Mindy 14,022
192 Jeff 12,270 Tracie 13,795
193 Geoffrey 12,189 Angie 13,784
194 Hector 12,136 Kellie 13,671
195 Terrence 11,914 Claudia 13,606
196 Terrance 11,892 Ruth 13,429
197 Oscar 11,848 Wanda 13,286
198 Jaime 11,801 Jeanette 12,971
199 Clifford 11,765 Cathy 12,944
200 Harry 11,657 Adrienne 12,796
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2016. See the limitations of this data source.