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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 17,108,133 male births and 16,459,329 female births.

Popular names of the 1970s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Michael 707,651 Jennifer 581,749
2 Christopher 475,640 Amy 268,998
3 Jason 462,890 Melissa 253,281
4 David 445,907 Michelle 249,121
5 James 444,935 Kimberly 229,104
6 John 402,810 Lisa 228,650
7 Robert 397,420 Angela 225,204
8 Brian 322,844 Heather 203,917
9 William 283,557 Stephanie 160,451
10 Matthew 277,964 Nicole 144,652
11 Joseph 244,888 Jessica 143,489
12 Daniel 244,540 Elizabeth 142,860
13 Kevin 212,386 Rebecca 137,304
14 Eric 211,585 Kelly 133,557
15 Jeffrey 202,950 Mary 126,288
16 Richard 202,904 Christina 125,737
17 Scott 194,674 Amanda 123,924
18 Mark 194,381 Julie 121,945
19 Steven 188,185 Sarah 118,829
20 Thomas 186,888 Laura 118,206
21 Timothy 181,326 Shannon 113,797
22 Anthony 174,918 Christine 103,230
23 Charles 163,101 Tammy 98,827
24 Joshua 140,375 Tracy 95,527
25 Ryan 139,727 Karen 95,193
26 Jeremy 139,347 Dawn 92,437
27 Paul 136,473 Susan 88,333
28 Andrew 133,065 Andrea 86,432
29 Gregory 115,627 Tina 84,756
30 Chad 113,587 Patricia 81,129
31 Kenneth 111,535 Cynthia 80,214
32 Jonathan 107,983 Lori 77,784
33 Stephen 107,846 Rachel 77,769
34 Shawn 105,819 April 76,932
35 Aaron 101,521 Maria 76,089
36 Adam 91,809 Wendy 74,193
37 Patrick 91,298 Crystal 73,753
38 Justin 86,568 Stacy 69,907
39 Sean 83,946 Erin 67,911
40 Edward 83,511 Jamie 67,854
41 Todd 83,383 Carrie 66,835
42 Donald 82,464 Tiffany 65,163
43 Ronald 81,770 Tara 65,070
44 Benjamin 81,369 Sandra 64,324
45 Keith 76,730 Monica 61,672
46 Bryan 71,391 Danielle 60,924
47 Gary 68,294 Stacey 59,223
48 Jose 66,343 Pamela 58,071
49 Nathan 65,939 Tonya 57,785
50 Douglas 65,208 Sara 56,955
51 Brandon 65,104 Michele 56,561
52 Nicholas 65,095 Teresa 56,024
53 George 64,742 Denise 55,870
54 Travis 64,133 Jill 55,078
55 Peter 62,367 Katherine 54,067
56 Craig 58,823 Melanie 53,315
57 Bradley 58,710 Dana 51,354
58 Larry 58,152 Holly 50,462
59 Dennis 50,564 Erica 49,604
60 Shane 50,290 Brenda 48,597
61 Raymond 49,352 Deborah 47,893
62 Troy 48,856 Tanya 47,833
63 Jerry 48,360 Sharon 47,779
64 Samuel 48,102 Donna 47,361
65 Frank 46,911 Amber 47,063
66 Jesse 44,902 Emily 46,856
67 Jeffery 44,582 Robin 45,953
68 Juan 43,359 Linda 45,945
69 Terry 42,429 Kathleen 44,870
70 Corey 41,026 Leslie 44,834
71 Phillip 39,853 Christy 44,592
72 Marcus 39,485 Kristen 44,217
73 Derek 38,356 Catherine 43,864
74 Rodney 37,479 Kristin 42,392
75 Joel 37,235 Misty 42,373
76 Carlos 36,928 Barbara 42,242
77 Randy 36,550 Heidi 42,224
78 Jacob 36,380 Nancy 41,871
79 Jamie 36,303 Cheryl 40,404
80 Tony 35,686 Theresa 40,080
81 Russell 35,482 Brandy 40,066
82 Brent 35,404 Alicia 39,243
83 Antonio 33,225 Veronica 38,795
84 Billy 33,220 Gina 38,118
85 Derrick 32,867 Jacqueline 37,961
86 Kyle 32,671 Rhonda 37,949
87 Erik 32,106 Anna 37,749
88 Johnny 32,036 Renee 37,599
89 Marc 31,841 Megan 37,371
90 Carl 31,390 Tamara 37,072
91 Philip 31,380 Melinda 36,443
92 Roger 29,737 Kathryn 36,441
93 Bobby 29,080 Debra 34,632
94 Brett 28,945 Sherry 34,203
95 Danny 28,851 Allison 34,177
96 Curtis 28,823 Valerie 33,817
97 Jon 28,703 Diana 33,348
98 Vincent 27,646 Paula 32,725
99 Cory 27,524 Kristina 32,649
100 Jimmy 27,094 Ann 32,030
101 Victor 26,739 Margaret 31,962
102 Lawrence 26,676 Cindy 30,881
103 Dustin 26,577 Victoria 30,875
104 Gerald 26,161 Jodi 30,348
105 Walter 25,730 Natalie 29,806
106 Alexander 24,977 Brandi 29,069
107 Joe 24,937 Suzanne 29,037
108 Christian 24,917 Kristi 29,033
109 Chris 24,880 Samantha 28,929
110 Alan 24,823 Beth 28,868
111 Shannon 24,654 Tracey 28,753
112 Wayne 24,622 Regina 28,312
113 Jared 24,419 Vanessa 28,072
114 Gabriel 24,399 Kristy 27,771
115 Martin 24,289 Carolyn 27,058
116 Jay 23,995 Yolanda 27,028
117 Willie 23,967 Deanna 26,986
118 Luis 23,965 Carla 26,845
119 Micheal 23,797 Sheila 26,511
120 Henry 23,509 Laurie 26,100
121 Wesley 23,263 Anne 25,600
122 Randall 23,033 Shelly 25,536
123 Brad 22,634 Diane 25,335
124 Darren 22,587 Sabrina 24,485
125 Roy 22,358 Janet 24,463
126 Albert 22,117 Katrina 24,303
127 Arthur 22,113 Erika 24,302
128 Ricky 22,069 Courtney 23,999
129 Lance 21,812 Colleen 23,767
130 Allen 21,686 Carol 23,491
131 Lee 21,573 Julia 23,427
132 Bruce 21,145 Jenny 22,899
133 Andre 21,131 Jaime 22,774
134 Mario 20,945 Kathy 22,713
135 Frederick 20,743 Felicia 22,326
136 Louis 20,160 Alison 22,079
137 Darrell 20,081 Lauren 21,842
138 Damon 20,061 Kelli 21,541
139 Shaun 19,319 Leah 21,156
140 Nathaniel 19,193 Ashley 21,067
141 Zachary 19,074 Kim 20,698
142 Casey 18,997 Traci 20,677
143 Adrian 18,910 Kristine 20,548
144 Jesus 18,800 Tricia 20,522
145 Jeremiah 18,778 Joy 20,120
146 Jack 18,595 Krista 19,810
147 Ronnie 18,266 Kara 19,766
148 Dale 18,081 Terri 19,596
149 Tyrone 17,919 Sonya 19,471
150 Manuel 17,670 Aimee 19,404
151 Ricardo 17,647 Natasha 19,330
152 Harold 17,605 Cassandra 19,026
153 Kelly 17,326 Bridget 18,870
154 Barry 17,267 Anita 18,831
155 Ian 17,209 Kari 18,750
156 Reginald 17,194 Nichole 18,513
157 Glenn 16,897 Christie 18,178
158 Ernest 16,767 Marie 18,118
159 Steve 16,656 Virginia 18,054
160 Seth 16,587 Connie 17,968
161 Eugene 16,547 Martha 17,916
162 Clinton 16,349 Carmen 17,873
163 Miguel 16,313 Stacie 17,832
164 Tommy 16,177 Lynn 17,620
165 Eddie 15,876 Monique 17,474
166 Leonard 15,813 Katie 17,469
167 Maurice 15,229 Kristie 17,371
168 Roberto 15,126 Shelley 17,284
169 Dwayne 14,807 Sherri 17,088
170 Jerome 14,792 Angel 16,816
171 Ralph 14,755 Bonnie 16,683
172 Marvin 14,738 Mandy 16,245
173 Francisco 14,639 Jody 16,225
174 Jorge 14,630 Shawna 16,182
175 Neil 14,053 Kerry 16,126
176 Alex 14,023 Annette 16,050
177 Dean 13,907 Yvonne 15,991
178 Kristopher 13,893 Toni 15,901
179 Calvin 13,822 Meredith 15,846
180 Kurt 13,673 Molly 15,722
181 Theodore 13,572 Kendra 15,664
182 Ruben 13,539 Joanna 15,271
183 Jermaine 13,521 Sonia 15,200
184 Tracy 13,420 Janice 14,840
185 Edwin 13,360 Robyn 14,684
186 Stanley 13,221 Brooke 14,519
187 Melvin 13,134 Kerri 14,449
188 Howard 12,994 Sheri 14,396
189 Mitchell 12,984 Becky 14,308
190 Duane 12,409 Gloria 14,216
191 Trevor 12,374 Mindy 14,020
192 Jeff 12,271 Tracie 13,792
193 Geoffrey 12,191 Angie 13,783
194 Hector 12,133 Kellie 13,669
195 Terrence 11,913 Claudia 13,600
196 Terrance 11,889 Ruth 13,428
197 Oscar 11,846 Wanda 13,288
198 Jaime 11,796 Jeanette 12,972
199 Clifford 11,763 Cathy 12,947
200 Harry 11,661 Adrienne 12,794
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2013. See the limitations of this data source.