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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1971

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1971 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 56,784 3.240 0 10,627 1 Michael 77,591 4.267 0 -7,712
2 Michelle 33,159 1.892 2 -889 2 James 54,622 3.004 0 -7,144
3 Lisa 32,909 1.878 -1 -6,055 3 David 53,121 2.921 0 -8,632
4 Kimberly 30,695 1.752 -1 -3,441 4 John 51,516 2.833 0 -7,004
5 Amy 26,238 1.497 0 1,027 5 Robert 50,655 2.786 0 -6,546
6 Angela 25,896 1.478 0 968 6 Christopher 48,234 2.653 0 6,459
7 Melissa 23,870 1.362 0 131 7 William 35,432 1.949 0 -3,478
8 Tammy 17,657 1.008 0 -1,928 8 Jason 34,185 1.880 5 6,897
9 Mary 16,697 0.953 0 -2,509 9 Brian 32,643 1.795 -1 711
10 Julie 15,327 0.875 1 -1,833 10 Scott 30,918 1.700 2 2,327
11 Stephanie 15,141 0.864 6 -249 11 Richard 26,164 1.439 -1 -4,288
12 Heather 15,019 0.857 7 351 12 Jeffrey 25,849 1.422 -1 -4,307
13 Tracy 14,327 0.818 -3 -4,140 13 Mark 25,136 1.382 -4 -6,358
14 Dawn 14,281 0.815 2 -1,401 14 Kevin 24,871 1.368 0 -2,112
15 Karen 14,211 0.811 -3 -2,490 15 Joseph 24,517 1.348 1 -2,215
16 Laura 13,874 0.792 -3 -2,620 16 Steven 23,682 1.302 -1 -3,139
17 Susan 13,779 0.786 -2 -1,960 17 Thomas 23,161 1.274 0 -3,524
18 Christine 13,675 0.780 -4 -2,386 18 Eric 22,973 1.263 0 -601
19 Elizabeth 13,603 0.776 -1 -1,516 19 Matthew 22,560 1.241 5 2,359
20 Tina 13,265 0.757 1 -600 20 Daniel 21,789 1.198 -1 -1,739
21 Shannon 12,652 0.722 1 -895 21 Timothy 20,095 1.105 -1 -2,342
22 Kelly 12,598 0.719 -2 -2,014 22 Charles 19,854 1.092 -1 -2,578
23 Rebecca 12,194 0.696 6 1,339 23 Anthony 19,226 1.057 -1 -1,962
24 Cynthia 12,144 0.693 1 -777 24 Paul 17,477 0.961 -1 -2,732
25 Lori 11,836 0.675 -2 -1,610 25 Gregory 14,768 0.812 1 -1,523
26 Patricia 11,464 0.654 -2 -1,942 26 Kenneth 14,767 0.812 -1 -2,050
27 Nicole 10,428 0.595 3 -263 27 Stephen 13,105 0.721 0 -1,667
28 Pamela 10,142 0.579 -2 -2,767 28 Shawn 12,834 0.706 6 1,884
29 Wendy 10,063 0.574 -1 -1,036 29 Chad 12,133 0.667 22 5,497
30 Christina 9,913 0.566 5 328 30 Todd 12,066 0.664 -2 -2,364
31 Sandra 9,709 0.554 -4 -1,535 31 Ronald 11,634 0.640 -2 -1,982
32 Stacy 9,115 0.520 10 1,341 32 Edward 11,059 0.608 -1 -1,239
33 Deborah 8,673 0.495 0 -1,176 33 Andrew 10,924 0.601 -1 -1,075
34 Teresa 8,561 0.489 0 -1,046 34 Donald 10,871 0.598 -4 -1,533
35 Andrea 8,479 0.484 8 772 35 Patrick 10,808 0.594 -2 -936
36 Denise 8,216 0.469 0 -1,127 36 Sean 10,512 0.578 1 158
37 Maria 8,118 0.463 2 -556 37 Keith 9,860 0.542 1 246
38 Donna 8,010 0.457 -6 -1,959 38 Gary 9,192 0.506 -3 -1,534
39 Michele 7,956 0.454 -8 -2,140 39 Douglas 8,740 0.481 -3 -1,677
40 Sharon 7,523 0.429 -3 -1,653 40 Jonathan 8,633 0.475 2 429
41 Stacey 7,482 0.427 7 328 41 Aaron 8,407 0.462 11 1,824
42 Linda 7,375 0.421 -4 -1,355 42 George 8,225 0.452 -2 -694
43 Brenda 7,161 0.409 -3 -1,174 43 Craig 7,960 0.438 -4 -1,419
44 Dana 6,932 0.396 10 523 44 Larry 7,762 0.427 -1 -347
45 Tonya 6,900 0.394 4 -238 45 Jeremy 7,492 0.412 25 3,171
46 Rhonda 6,649 0.379 0 -730 46 Troy 7,339 0.404 -5 -1,109
47 Barbara 6,453 0.368 -6 -1,573 47 Peter 7,035 0.387 -3 -1,021
48 Monica 6,426 0.367 8 239 48 Bryan 6,615 0.364 5 160
49 Tara 6,334 0.361 20 1,004 49 Dennis 6,591 0.362 -3 -727
50 Cheryl 6,330 0.361 -6 -1,110 50 Jerry 6,572 0.361 -5 -853

 

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.