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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 -344 -45,242 1 Michael 85,302 4.477 -13 -73,682
2 Lisa 38,963 2.127 -889 -38,661 2 James 61,759 3.241 -2 -48,234
3 Kimberly 34,136 1.863 -167 -32,440 3 David 61,752 3.241 -19 -52,055
4 Michelle 34,050 1.859 -259 -32,811 4 John 58,525 3.071 -23 -49,406
5 Amy 25,209 1.376 -200 -23,712 5 Robert 57,203 3.002 -66 -52,063
6 Angela 24,927 1.361 -258 -23,691 6 Christopher 41,772 2.192 -36 -34,511
7 Melissa 23,737 1.296 -290 -22,623 7 William 38,910 2.042 4 -24,394
8 Tammy 19,586 1.069 -4,094 -19,551 8 Brian 31,930 1.676 -227 -30,312
9 Mary 19,203 1.048 -117 -16,876 9 Mark 31,492 1.653 -201 -29,633
10 Tracy 18,468 1.008 -2,332 -18,390 10 Richard 30,456 1.598 -178 -28,337
11 Julie 17,159 0.937 -577 -16,643 11 Jeffrey 30,153 1.582 -320 -29,150
12 Karen 16,701 0.912 -623 -16,233 12 Scott 28,592 1.501 -508 -28,051
13 Laura 16,493 0.900 -327 -15,558 13 Jason 27,287 1.432 -87 -23,440
14 Christine 16,061 0.877 -912 -15,774 14 Kevin 26,980 1.416 -111 -23,856
15 Susan 15,738 0.859 -1,064 -15,504 15 Steven 26,816 1.407 -183 -24,794
16 Dawn 15,682 0.856 -1,944 -15,582 16 Joseph 26,736 1.403 -7 -17,181
17 Stephanie 15,389 0.840 -301 -14,363 17 Thomas 26,685 1.400 -32 -19,906
18 Elizabeth 15,119 0.825 5 -6,606 18 Eric 23,573 1.237 -142 -21,184
19 Heather 14,668 0.801 -1,130 -14,458 19 Daniel 23,530 1.235 4 -12,357
20 Kelly 14,610 0.798 -598 -14,126 20 Timothy 22,436 1.177 -145 -20,106
21 Tina 13,863 0.757 -1,663 -13,740 21 Charles 22,430 1.177 -31 -15,826
22 Shannon 13,546 0.739 -1,456 -13,398 22 Anthony 21,185 1.112 -16 -13,182
23 Lori 13,446 0.734 -1,552 -13,310 23 Paul 20,205 1.060 -211 -18,580
24 Patricia 13,405 0.732 -889 -13,112 24 Matthew 20,200 1.060 4 -10,276
25 Cynthia 12,922 0.705 -668 -12,506 25 Kenneth 16,816 0.883 -201 -15,161
26 Pamela 12,909 0.705 -1,558 -12,774 26 Gregory 16,291 0.855 -382 -15,513
27 Sandra 11,247 0.614 -948 -10,978 27 Stephen 14,774 0.775 -257 -13,538
28 Wendy 11,099 0.606 -941 -10,829 28 Todd 14,428 0.757 -1,173 -14,272
29 Rebecca 10,855 0.593 -185 -9,413 29 Ronald 13,615 0.715 -464 -13,037
30 Nicole 10,691 0.584 -188 -9,275 30 Donald 12,403 0.651 -496 -11,870
31 Michele 10,096 0.551 -4,468 -10,065 31 Edward 12,294 0.645 -138 -10,026
32 Donna 9,968 0.544 -1,535 -9,831 32 Andrew 11,998 0.630 -11 -4,764
33 Deborah 9,848 0.538 -746 -9,501 33 Patrick 11,740 0.616 -156 -9,629
34 Teresa 9,606 0.524 -764 -9,265 34 Shawn 10,951 0.575 -359 -10,149
35 Christina 9,586 0.523 -404 -8,867 35 Gary 10,722 0.563 -639 -10,355
36 Denise 9,341 0.510 -1,033 -9,105 36 Douglas 10,415 0.547 -636 -10,044
37 Sharon 9,176 0.501 -1,090 -8,960 37 Sean 10,354 0.543 -232 -9,044
38 Linda 8,730 0.477 -688 -8,341 38 Keith 9,613 0.504 -466 -9,048
39 Maria 8,677 0.474 -77 -6,082 39 Craig 9,373 0.492 -1,149 -9,214
40 Brenda 8,336 0.455 -972 -8,081 40 George 8,919 0.468 -87 -5,860
41 Barbara 8,026 0.438 -889 -7,741 41 Troy 8,448 0.443 -322 -7,544
42 Stacy 7,773 0.424 -1,274 -7,601 42 Jonathan 8,203 0.430 -21 -2,491
43 Andrea 7,710 0.421 -91 -5,556 43 Larry 8,105 0.425 -663 -7,766
44 Cheryl 7,441 0.406 -2,854 -7,384 44 Peter 8,058 0.423 -167 -6,246
45 Kathleen 7,408 0.404 -849 -7,107 45 Jerry 7,424 0.390 -556 -6,973
46 Rhonda 7,379 0.403 -5,880 -7,358 46 Dennis 7,320 0.384 -510 -6,827
47 Debra 7,197 0.393 -3,150 -7,147 47 Bradley 6,823 0.358 -200 -5,337
48 Stacey 7,155 0.391 -2,338 -7,079 48 Frank 6,805 0.357 -344 -6,002
49 Tonya 7,138 0.390 -5,522 -7,115 49 Raymond 6,789 0.356 -250 -5,640
50 Nancy 7,063 0.386 -789 -6,741 50 Jeffery 6,705 0.352 -804 -6,449

 

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.