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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1970

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1970 Popular Names U.S. - Top 100 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Jennifer 46,157 2.520 -309 -45,115 1 Michael 85,303 4.476 -11 -72,724
2 Lisa 38,964 2.127 -882 -38,659 2 James 61,766 3.241 -2 -47,534
3 Kimberly 34,136 1.863 -161 -32,313 3 David 61,753 3.241 -20 -51,629
4 Michelle 34,048 1.859 -210 -32,627 4 John 58,520 3.071 -23 -49,086
5 Amy 25,211 1.376 -169 -23,487 5 Robert 57,201 3.002 -60 -51,694
6 Angela 24,928 1.361 -228 -23,584 6 Christopher 41,775 2.192 -32 -33,520
7 Melissa 23,739 1.296 -266 -22,571 7 William 38,910 2.042 4 -24,006
8 Tammy 19,585 1.069 -2,900 -19,528 8 Brian 31,932 1.676 -209 -30,169
9 Mary 19,206 1.048 -117 -16,825 9 Mark 31,494 1.653 -194 -29,558
10 Tracy 18,467 1.008 -2,154 -18,379 10 Richard 30,452 1.598 -165 -28,183
11 Julie 17,160 0.937 -507 -16,561 11 Jeffrey 30,156 1.582 -312 -29,107
12 Karen 16,701 0.912 -544 -16,149 12 Scott 28,591 1.500 -472 -27,989
13 Laura 16,494 0.900 -327 -15,555 13 Jason 27,288 1.432 -79 -23,067
14 Christine 16,061 0.877 -772 -15,715 14 Kevin 26,983 1.416 -87 -23,178
15 Susan 15,739 0.859 -948 -15,467 15 Steven 26,821 1.407 -167 -24,673
16 Dawn 15,682 0.856 -1,964 -15,583 16 Joseph 26,732 1.403 -3 -16,372
17 Stephanie 15,390 0.840 -270 -14,264 17 Thomas 26,685 1.400 -31 -19,554
18 Elizabeth 15,119 0.825 5 -6,204 18 Eric 23,574 1.237 -125 -20,817
19 Heather 14,668 0.801 -1,110 -14,449 19 Daniel 23,528 1.235 4 -11,888
20 Kelly 14,612 0.798 -575 -14,112 20 Timothy 22,437 1.177 -144 -20,044
21 Tina 13,865 0.757 -1,489 -13,719 21 Charles 22,432 1.177 -28 -15,302
22 Shannon 13,547 0.740 -1,319 -13,374 22 Anthony 21,188 1.112 -10 -12,386
23 Lori 13,446 0.734 -1,658 -13,319 23 Paul 20,209 1.060 -202 -18,525
24 Patricia 13,406 0.732 -865 -13,104 24 Matthew 20,201 1.060 8 -8,590
25 Cynthia 12,921 0.705 -612 -12,461 25 Kenneth 16,817 0.882 -193 -15,066
26 Pamela 12,909 0.705 -1,436 -12,756 26 Gregory 16,291 0.855 -349 -15,410
27 Sandra 11,244 0.614 -867 -10,945 27 Stephen 14,772 0.775 -244 -13,451
28 Wendy 11,099 0.606 -1,070 -10,870 28 Todd 14,430 0.757 -1,139 -14,270
29 Rebecca 10,855 0.593 -187 -9,439 29 Ronald 13,616 0.715 -431 -12,961
30 Nicole 10,691 0.584 -153 -9,037 30 Donald 12,404 0.651 -458 -11,810
31 Michele 10,096 0.551 -4,140 -10,061 31 Edward 12,298 0.645 -138 -9,989
32 Donna 9,969 0.544 -1,684 -9,846 32 Andrew 11,999 0.630 -8 -3,784
33 Deborah 9,849 0.538 -741 -9,496 33 Patrick 11,744 0.616 -138 -9,461
34 Teresa 9,607 0.524 -686 -9,212 34 Shawn 10,950 0.575 -353 -10,129
35 Christina 9,585 0.523 -373 -8,815 35 Gary 10,726 0.563 -602 -10,323
36 Denise 9,343 0.510 -1,110 -9,128 36 Douglas 10,417 0.547 -592 -10,006
37 Sharon 9,176 0.501 -1,012 -8,933 37 Sean 10,354 0.543 -214 -8,885
38 Linda 8,730 0.477 -670 -8,326 38 Keith 9,614 0.505 -455 -9,032
39 Maria 8,674 0.474 -72 -5,975 39 Craig 9,379 0.492 -945 -9,172
40 Brenda 8,335 0.455 -875 -8,045 40 George 8,919 0.468 -84 -5,768
41 Barbara 8,026 0.438 -867 -7,734 41 Troy 8,448 0.443 -310 -7,499
42 Stacy 7,774 0.424 -1,303 -7,602 42 Jonathan 8,204 0.431 -13 -1,733
43 Andrea 7,707 0.421 -85 -5,395 43 Larry 8,109 0.426 -586 -7,698
44 Cheryl 7,440 0.406 -2,912 -7,385 44 Peter 8,056 0.423 -169 -6,279
45 Kathleen 7,409 0.404 -826 -7,099 45 Jerry 7,425 0.390 -511 -6,937
46 Rhonda 7,379 0.403 -6,402 -7,360 46 Dennis 7,318 0.384 -498 -6,808
47 Debra 7,199 0.393 -3,426 -7,155 47 Bradley 6,824 0.358 -183 -5,186
48 Stacey 7,154 0.391 -2,093 -7,065 48 Frank 6,805 0.357 -325 -5,924
49 Tonya 7,138 0.390 -5,562 -7,115 49 Raymond 6,794 0.357 -244 -5,602
50 Nancy 7,064 0.386 -828 -6,756 50 Jeffery 6,706 0.352 -702 -6,395

 

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.