Names of the Week
Quote of the Week
"Eighty percent of success is showing up."  More

Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1971

* If Year is set to 'All', Compare To may only be set to 2017 and Order By defaults to Number High to Low.
** If Compare To year is not Year-1, Top may only be set to 100.

 

Page  of  2
1971 Popular Names U.S. - Top 100 Baby Names
  Change to
2017
  Change to
2017
Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Jennifer 56,784 3.240 -309 -55,742 1 Michael 77,591 4.267 -11 -65,012
2 Michelle 33,159 1.892 -212 -31,738 2 James 54,622 3.004 -2 -40,390
3 Lisa 32,909 1.878 -881 -32,604 3 David 53,121 2.921 -20 -42,997
4 Kimberly 30,695 1.752 -160 -28,872 4 John 51,516 2.833 -23 -42,082
5 Amy 26,238 1.497 -169 -24,514 5 Robert 50,655 2.786 -60 -45,148
6 Angela 25,896 1.478 -228 -24,552 6 Christopher 48,234 2.653 -32 -39,979
7 Melissa 23,870 1.362 -266 -22,702 7 William 35,432 1.949 4 -20,528
8 Tammy 17,657 1.008 -2,900 -17,600 8 Jason 34,185 1.880 -84 -29,964
9 Mary 16,697 0.953 -117 -14,316 9 Brian 32,643 1.795 -208 -30,880
10 Julie 15,327 0.875 -508 -14,728 10 Scott 30,918 1.700 -474 -30,316
11 Stephanie 15,141 0.864 -276 -14,015 11 Richard 26,164 1.439 -164 -23,895
12 Heather 15,019 0.857 -1,117 -14,800 12 Jeffrey 25,849 1.422 -311 -24,800
13 Tracy 14,327 0.818 -2,151 -14,239 13 Mark 25,136 1.382 -190 -23,200
14 Dawn 14,281 0.815 -1,966 -14,182 14 Kevin 24,871 1.368 -87 -21,066
15 Karen 14,211 0.811 -541 -13,659 15 Joseph 24,517 1.348 -4 -14,157
16 Laura 13,874 0.792 -324 -12,935 16 Steven 23,682 1.302 -166 -21,534
17 Susan 13,779 0.786 -946 -13,507 17 Thomas 23,161 1.274 -31 -16,030
18 Christine 13,675 0.780 -768 -13,329 18 Eric 22,973 1.263 -125 -20,216
19 Elizabeth 13,603 0.776 6 -4,688 19 Matthew 22,560 1.241 3 -10,949
20 Tina 13,265 0.757 -1,490 -13,119 20 Daniel 21,789 1.198 5 -10,149
21 Shannon 12,652 0.722 -1,320 -12,479 21 Timothy 20,095 1.105 -143 -17,702
22 Kelly 12,598 0.719 -573 -12,098 22 Charles 19,854 1.092 -27 -12,724
23 Rebecca 12,194 0.696 -193 -10,778 23 Anthony 19,226 1.057 -9 -10,424
24 Cynthia 12,144 0.693 -613 -11,684 24 Paul 17,477 0.961 -201 -15,793
25 Lori 11,836 0.675 -1,656 -11,709 25 Gregory 14,768 0.812 -350 -13,887
26 Patricia 11,464 0.654 -863 -11,162 26 Kenneth 14,767 0.812 -192 -13,016
27 Nicole 10,428 0.595 -156 -8,774 27 Stephen 13,105 0.721 -244 -11,784
28 Pamela 10,142 0.579 -1,434 -9,989 28 Shawn 12,834 0.706 -359 -12,013
29 Wendy 10,063 0.574 -1,069 -9,834 29 Chad 12,133 0.667 -927 -11,918
30 Christina 9,913 0.566 -378 -9,143 30 Todd 12,066 0.664 -1,137 -11,906
31 Sandra 9,709 0.554 -863 -9,410 31 Ronald 11,634 0.640 -429 -10,979
32 Stacy 9,115 0.520 -1,313 -8,943 32 Edward 11,059 0.608 -137 -8,750
33 Deborah 8,673 0.495 -741 -8,320 33 Andrew 10,924 0.601 -7 -2,709
34 Teresa 8,561 0.489 -686 -8,166 34 Donald 10,871 0.598 -454 -10,277
35 Andrea 8,479 0.484 -93 -6,167 35 Patrick 10,808 0.594 -136 -8,525
36 Denise 8,216 0.469 -1,110 -8,001 36 Sean 10,512 0.578 -215 -9,043
37 Maria 8,118 0.463 -74 -5,419 37 Keith 9,860 0.542 -456 -9,278
38 Donna 8,010 0.457 -1,678 -7,887 38 Gary 9,192 0.506 -599 -8,789
39 Michele 7,956 0.454 -4,132 -7,921 39 Douglas 8,740 0.481 -589 -8,329
40 Sharon 7,523 0.429 -1,009 -7,280 40 Jonathan 8,633 0.475 -15 -2,162
41 Stacey 7,482 0.427 -2,100 -7,393 41 Aaron 8,407 0.462 -5 -1,242
42 Linda 7,375 0.421 -666 -6,971 42 George 8,225 0.452 -82 -5,074
43 Brenda 7,161 0.409 -872 -6,871 43 Craig 7,960 0.438 -941 -7,753
44 Dana 6,932 0.396 -896 -6,654 44 Larry 7,762 0.427 -585 -7,351
45 Tonya 6,900 0.394 -5,566 -6,877 45 Jeremy 7,492 0.412 -148 -5,457
46 Rhonda 6,649 0.379 -6,402 -6,630 46 Troy 7,339 0.404 -305 -6,390
47 Barbara 6,453 0.368 -861 -6,161 47 Peter 7,035 0.387 -166 -5,258
48 Monica 6,426 0.367 -578 -5,957 48 Bryan 6,615 0.364 -162 -4,788
49 Tara 6,334 0.361 -936 -6,070 49 Dennis 6,591 0.362 -495 -6,081
50 Cheryl 6,330 0.361 -2,906 -6,275 50 Jerry 6,572 0.361 -506 -6,084

 

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.