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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 17,109,994 male births and 16,460,015 female births.

Popular names of the 1970s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Michael 707,704 Jennifer 581,756
2 Christopher 475,681 Amy 268,998
3 Jason 462,926 Melissa 253,279
4 David 445,967 Michelle 249,131
5 James 444,959 Kimberly 229,105
6 John 402,843 Lisa 228,659
7 Robert 397,435 Angela 225,207
8 Brian 322,860 Heather 203,929
9 William 283,574 Stephanie 160,459
10 Matthew 277,989 Nicole 144,658
11 Joseph 244,918 Jessica 143,491
12 Daniel 244,567 Elizabeth 142,861
13 Kevin 212,397 Rebecca 137,306
14 Eric 211,595 Kelly 133,559
15 Jeffrey 202,965 Mary 126,287
16 Richard 202,912 Christina 125,739
17 Scott 194,696 Amanda 123,930
18 Mark 194,416 Julie 121,950
19 Steven 188,196 Sarah 118,833
20 Thomas 186,897 Laura 118,208
21 Timothy 181,347 Shannon 113,802
22 Anthony 174,935 Christine 103,234
23 Charles 163,115 Tammy 98,827
24 Joshua 140,390 Tracy 95,533
25 Ryan 139,762 Karen 95,189
26 Jeremy 139,351 Dawn 92,439
27 Paul 136,487 Susan 88,330
28 Andrew 133,078 Andrea 86,432
29 Gregory 115,630 Tina 84,756
30 Chad 113,595 Patricia 81,130
31 Kenneth 111,540 Cynthia 80,216
32 Jonathan 107,993 Lori 77,781
33 Stephen 107,850 Rachel 77,773
34 Shawn 105,827 April 76,933
35 Aaron 101,535 Maria 76,099
36 Adam 91,823 Wendy 74,191
37 Patrick 91,312 Crystal 73,755
38 Justin 86,577 Stacy 69,909
39 Sean 83,947 Erin 67,911
40 Edward 83,519 Jamie 67,855
41 Todd 83,386 Carrie 66,834
42 Donald 82,470 Tiffany 65,165
43 Ronald 81,778 Tara 65,069
44 Benjamin 81,379 Sandra 64,327
45 Keith 76,733 Monica 61,673
46 Bryan 71,397 Danielle 60,929
47 Gary 68,298 Stacey 59,221
48 Jose 66,358 Pamela 58,066
49 Nathan 65,947 Tonya 57,785
50 Douglas 65,214 Sara 56,958
51 Brandon 65,106 Michele 56,563
52 Nicholas 65,104 Teresa 56,026
53 George 64,749 Denise 55,871
54 Travis 64,145 Jill 55,081
55 Peter 62,375 Katherine 54,068
56 Craig 58,833 Melanie 53,319
57 Bradley 58,715 Dana 51,359
58 Larry 58,157 Holly 50,460
59 Dennis 50,568 Erica 49,607
60 Shane 50,296 Brenda 48,595
61 Raymond 49,365 Deborah 47,888
62 Troy 48,858 Tanya 47,833
63 Jerry 48,360 Sharon 47,780
64 Samuel 48,106 Donna 47,361
65 Frank 46,912 Amber 47,064
66 Jesse 44,902 Emily 46,860
67 Jeffery 44,581 Robin 45,954
68 Juan 43,368 Linda 45,939
69 Terry 42,434 Kathleen 44,867
70 Corey 41,027 Leslie 44,833
71 Phillip 39,856 Christy 44,592
72 Marcus 39,488 Kristen 44,218
73 Derek 38,358 Catherine 43,863
74 Rodney 37,479 Kristin 42,394
75 Joel 37,235 Misty 42,374
76 Carlos 36,932 Barbara 42,242
77 Randy 36,552 Heidi 42,225
78 Jacob 36,391 Nancy 41,867
79 Jamie 36,306 Cheryl 40,404
80 Tony 35,688 Theresa 40,079
81 Russell 35,480 Brandy 40,068
82 Brent 35,408 Alicia 39,246
83 Antonio 33,230 Veronica 38,799
84 Billy 33,224 Gina 38,120
85 Derrick 32,869 Jacqueline 37,964
86 Kyle 32,677 Rhonda 37,947
87 Erik 32,105 Anna 37,749
88 Johnny 32,037 Renee 37,604
89 Marc 31,844 Megan 37,371
90 Carl 31,395 Tamara 37,072
91 Philip 31,387 Melinda 36,442
92 Roger 29,740 Kathryn 36,441
93 Bobby 29,080 Debra 34,632
94 Brett 28,948 Sherry 34,202
95 Danny 28,855 Allison 34,178
96 Curtis 28,824 Valerie 33,819
97 Jon 28,705 Diana 33,350
98 Vincent 27,652 Paula 32,731
99 Cory 27,526 Kristina 32,650
100 Jimmy 27,098 Ann 32,030
101 Victor 26,750 Margaret 31,962
102 Lawrence 26,678 Cindy 30,881
103 Dustin 26,577 Victoria 30,880
104 Gerald 26,165 Jodi 30,348
105 Walter 25,736 Natalie 29,809
106 Alexander 24,986 Brandi 29,069
107 Joe 24,938 Suzanne 29,036
108 Christian 24,924 Kristi 29,033
109 Chris 24,886 Samantha 28,929
110 Alan 24,823 Beth 28,866
111 Shannon 24,652 Tracey 28,754
112 Wayne 24,625 Regina 28,313
113 Jared 24,422 Vanessa 28,076
114 Gabriel 24,402 Kristy 27,771
115 Martin 24,292 Carolyn 27,057
116 Jay 23,993 Yolanda 27,030
117 Luis 23,971 Deanna 26,986
118 Willie 23,969 Carla 26,845
119 Micheal 23,796 Sheila 26,511
120 Henry 23,518 Laurie 26,102
121 Wesley 23,266 Anne 25,600
122 Randall 23,037 Shelly 25,540
123 Brad 22,633 Diane 25,332
124 Darren 22,589 Sabrina 24,485
125 Roy 22,359 Janet 24,460
126 Albert 22,122 Katrina 24,304
127 Arthur 22,120 Erika 24,302
128 Ricky 22,071 Courtney 24,000
129 Lance 21,819 Colleen 23,765
130 Allen 21,689 Carol 23,489
131 Lee 21,575 Julia 23,430
132 Bruce 21,144 Jenny 22,899
133 Andre 21,133 Jaime 22,772
134 Mario 20,951 Kathy 22,710
135 Frederick 20,741 Felicia 22,328
136 Louis 20,163 Alison 22,077
137 Darrell 20,081 Lauren 21,847
138 Damon 20,063 Kelli 21,542
139 Shaun 19,319 Leah 21,155
140 Nathaniel 19,195 Ashley 21,068
141 Zachary 19,084 Kim 20,698
142 Casey 18,999 Traci 20,679
143 Adrian 18,914 Kristine 20,549
144 Jesus 18,800 Tricia 20,524
145 Jeremiah 18,781 Joy 20,120
146 Jack 18,601 Krista 19,810
147 Ronnie 18,268 Kara 19,767
148 Dale 18,079 Terri 19,597
149 Tyrone 17,920 Sonya 19,472
150 Manuel 17,678 Aimee 19,404
151 Ricardo 17,649 Natasha 19,330
152 Harold 17,604 Cassandra 19,026
153 Kelly 17,325 Bridget 18,870
154 Barry 17,266 Anita 18,832
155 Ian 17,213 Kari 18,749
156 Reginald 17,196 Nichole 18,513
157 Glenn 16,899 Christie 18,178
158 Ernest 16,765 Marie 18,120
159 Steve 16,660 Virginia 18,054
160 Seth 16,589 Connie 17,967
161 Eugene 16,554 Martha 17,917
162 Clinton 16,349 Carmen 17,872
163 Miguel 16,317 Stacie 17,833
164 Tommy 16,177 Lynn 17,620
165 Eddie 15,878 Monique 17,475
166 Leonard 15,816 Katie 17,472
167 Maurice 15,229 Kristie 17,372
168 Roberto 15,131 Shelley 17,284
169 Dwayne 14,807 Sherri 17,088
170 Jerome 14,791 Angel 16,816
171 Ralph 14,756 Bonnie 16,681
172 Marvin 14,738 Mandy 16,246
173 Francisco 14,645 Jody 16,227
174 Jorge 14,631 Shawna 16,184
175 Neil 14,054 Kerry 16,126
176 Alex 14,028 Annette 16,052
177 Dean 13,908 Yvonne 15,993
178 Kristopher 13,893 Toni 15,902
179 Calvin 13,824 Meredith 15,848
180 Kurt 13,674 Molly 15,726
181 Theodore 13,575 Kendra 15,665
182 Ruben 13,544 Joanna 15,272
183 Jermaine 13,524 Sonia 15,201
184 Tracy 13,419 Janice 14,839
185 Edwin 13,365 Robyn 14,684
186 Stanley 13,223 Brooke 14,519
187 Melvin 13,134 Kerri 14,449
188 Howard 12,996 Sheri 14,396
189 Mitchell 12,984 Becky 14,308
190 Duane 12,411 Gloria 14,215
191 Trevor 12,376 Mindy 14,021
192 Jeff 12,270 Tracie 13,792
193 Geoffrey 12,192 Angie 13,783
194 Hector 12,135 Kellie 13,670
195 Terrence 11,913 Claudia 13,603
196 Terrance 11,890 Ruth 13,431
197 Oscar 11,846 Wanda 13,288
198 Jaime 11,797 Jeanette 12,972
199 Clifford 11,762 Cathy 12,945
200 Harry 11,658 Adrienne 12,793
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2014. See the limitations of this data source.