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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1970

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1970 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Jennifer 46,157 2.520 2 12,456 1 Michael 85,303 4.476 0 95
2 Lisa 38,964 2.127 -1 -6,065 2 James 61,766 3.241 1 1,854
3 Kimberly 34,136 1.863 1 1,057 3 David 61,753 3.241 -1 -1,950
4 Michelle 34,048 1.859 -2 -272 4 John 58,520 3.071 0 -256
5 Amy 25,211 1.376 1 3,746 5 Robert 57,201 3.002 0 -1,126
6 Angela 24,928 1.361 1 3,874 6 Christopher 41,775 2.192 1 6,073
7 Melissa 23,739 1.296 -2 717 7 William 38,910 2.042 -1 1,277
8 Tammy 19,585 1.069 1 534 8 Brian 31,932 1.676 1 236
9 Mary 19,206 1.048 -1 -645 9 Mark 31,494 1.653 -1 -1,902
10 Tracy 18,467 1.008 7 3,360 10 Richard 30,452 1.598 0 -659
11 Julie 17,160 0.937 1 -578 11 Jeffrey 30,156 1.582 0 1,176
12 Karen 16,701 0.912 1 -937 12 Scott 28,591 1.500 0 -96
13 Laura 16,494 0.900 -3 -1,426 13 Jason 27,288 1.432 12 10,788
14 Christine 16,061 0.877 0 -693 14 Kevin 26,983 1.416 2 3,415
15 Susan 15,739 0.859 -4 -2,069 15 Steven 26,821 1.407 -1 272
16 Dawn 15,682 0.856 5 1,914 16 Joseph 26,732 1.403 -1 545
17 Stephanie 15,390 0.840 2 898 17 Thomas 26,685 1.400 -4 -794
18 Elizabeth 15,119 0.825 -2 -177 18 Eric 23,574 1.237 3 2,817
19 Heather 14,668 0.801 15 4,599 19 Daniel 23,528 1.235 -1 344
20 Kelly 14,612 0.798 -5 -1,716 20 Timothy 22,437 1.177 -3 -934
21 Tina 13,865 0.757 1 265 21 Charles 22,432 1.177 -2 754
22 Shannon 13,547 0.740 9 3,096 22 Anthony 21,188 1.112 -2 282
23 Lori 13,446 0.734 -3 -572 23 Paul 20,209 1.060 -1 -489
24 Patricia 13,406 0.732 -6 -1,547 24 Matthew 20,201 1.060 0 2,729
25 Cynthia 12,921 0.705 -2 -599 25 Kenneth 16,817 0.882 -2 -735
26 Pamela 12,909 0.705 -2 -450 26 Gregory 16,291 0.855 0 119
27 Sandra 11,244 0.614 -2 -939 27 Stephen 14,772 0.775 0 -326
28 Wendy 11,099 0.606 1 475 28 Todd 14,430 0.757 0 -323
29 Rebecca 10,855 0.593 -1 -97 29 Ronald 13,616 0.715 0 -1,007
30 Nicole 10,691 0.584 17 3,476 30 Donald 12,404 0.651 0 -374
31 Michele 10,096 0.551 -1 -463 31 Edward 12,298 0.645 1 -160
32 Donna 9,969 0.544 -6 -1,481 32 Andrew 11,999 0.630 1 709
33 Deborah 9,849 0.538 -6 -1,340 33 Patrick 11,744 0.616 -2 -939
34 Teresa 9,607 0.524 -2 -750 34 Shawn 10,950 0.575 7 2,679
35 Christina 9,585 0.523 2 260 35 Gary 10,726 0.563 0 -423
36 Denise 9,343 0.510 -1 -457 36 Douglas 10,417 0.547 -2 -832
37 Sharon 9,176 0.501 -1 -514 37 Sean 10,354 0.543 0 999
38 Linda 8,730 0.477 -5 -1,518 38 Keith 9,614 0.505 -2 166
39 Maria 8,674 0.474 1 289 39 Craig 9,379 0.492 0 593
40 Brenda 8,335 0.455 -2 -657 40 George 8,919 0.468 -2 -284
41 Barbara 8,026 0.438 -2 -782 41 Troy 8,448 0.443 1 352
42 Stacy 7,774 0.424 11 1,287 42 Jonathan 8,204 0.431 4 1,117
43 Andrea 7,707 0.421 5 503 43 Larry 8,109 0.426 -3 -176
44 Cheryl 7,440 0.406 -3 -905 44 Peter 8,056 0.423 -1 220
45 Kathleen 7,409 0.404 -3 -891 45 Jerry 7,425 0.390 0 137
46 Rhonda 7,379 0.403 -2 -539 46 Dennis 7,318 0.384 -2 -45
47 Debra 7,199 0.393 -4 -751 47 Bradley 6,824 0.358 6 430
48 Stacey 7,154 0.391 4 538 48 Frank 6,805 0.357 -1 -118
49 Tonya 7,138 0.390 5 971 49 Raymond 6,794 0.357 1 151
50 Nancy 7,064 0.386 -5 -836 50 Jeffery 6,706 0.352 -2 -34

 

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.