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

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1971 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 56,783 3.240 -344 -55,868 1 Michael 77,594 4.267 -13 -65,974
2 Michelle 33,160 1.892 -261 -31,921 2 James 54,621 3.004 -2 -41,096
3 Lisa 32,909 1.878 -888 -32,607 3 David 53,118 2.921 -19 -43,421
4 Kimberly 30,696 1.752 -166 -29,000 4 John 51,518 2.833 -23 -42,399
5 Amy 26,237 1.497 -200 -24,740 5 Robert 50,654 2.786 -66 -45,514
6 Angela 25,896 1.478 -258 -24,660 6 Christopher 48,234 2.653 -36 -40,973
7 Melissa 23,869 1.362 -290 -22,755 7 William 35,432 1.949 4 -20,916
8 Tammy 17,657 1.008 -4,094 -17,622 8 Jason 34,187 1.880 -92 -30,340
9 Mary 16,697 0.953 -117 -14,370 9 Brian 32,637 1.795 -226 -31,019
10 Julie 15,326 0.875 -578 -14,810 10 Scott 30,921 1.701 -510 -30,380
11 Stephanie 15,143 0.864 -307 -14,117 11 Richard 26,161 1.439 -177 -24,042
12 Heather 15,020 0.857 -1,137 -14,810 12 Jeffrey 25,847 1.421 -319 -24,844
13 Tracy 14,327 0.818 -2,329 -14,249 13 Mark 25,137 1.382 -197 -23,278
14 Dawn 14,282 0.815 -1,946 -14,182 14 Kevin 24,870 1.368 -111 -21,746
15 Karen 14,209 0.811 -620 -13,741 15 Joseph 24,523 1.349 -8 -14,968
16 Laura 13,876 0.792 -324 -12,941 16 Steven 23,677 1.302 -182 -21,655
17 Susan 13,777 0.786 -1,062 -13,543 17 Thomas 23,164 1.274 -32 -16,385
18 Christine 13,676 0.780 -908 -13,389 18 Eric 22,975 1.264 -142 -20,586
19 Elizabeth 13,602 0.776 6 -5,089 19 Matthew 22,556 1.240 -1 -12,632
20 Tina 13,267 0.757 -1,664 -13,144 20 Daniel 21,785 1.198 5 -10,612
21 Shannon 12,652 0.722 -1,457 -12,504 21 Timothy 20,097 1.105 -144 -17,767
22 Kelly 12,596 0.719 -596 -12,112 22 Charles 19,852 1.092 -30 -13,248
23 Rebecca 12,192 0.696 -191 -10,750 23 Anthony 19,228 1.057 -15 -11,225
24 Cynthia 12,145 0.693 -669 -11,729 24 Paul 17,477 0.961 -210 -15,852
25 Lori 11,834 0.675 -1,550 -11,698 25 Gregory 14,767 0.812 -383 -13,989
26 Patricia 11,465 0.654 -887 -11,172 26 Kenneth 14,764 0.812 -200 -13,109
27 Nicole 10,426 0.595 -191 -9,010 27 Stephen 13,108 0.721 -257 -11,872
28 Pamela 10,143 0.579 -1,556 -10,008 28 Shawn 12,832 0.706 -365 -12,030
29 Wendy 10,064 0.574 -940 -9,794 29 Chad 12,136 0.667 -868 -11,896
30 Christina 9,914 0.566 -409 -9,195 30 Todd 12,067 0.664 -1,171 -11,911
31 Sandra 9,709 0.554 -944 -9,440 31 Ronald 11,632 0.640 -462 -11,054
32 Stacy 9,114 0.520 -1,284 -8,942 32 Edward 11,060 0.608 -137 -8,792
33 Deborah 8,673 0.495 -746 -8,326 33 Andrew 10,920 0.601 -10 -3,686
34 Teresa 8,562 0.489 -764 -8,221 34 Donald 10,872 0.598 -492 -10,339
35 Andrea 8,478 0.484 -99 -6,324 35 Patrick 10,807 0.594 -154 -8,696
36 Denise 8,217 0.469 -1,033 -7,981 36 Sean 10,515 0.578 -233 -9,205
37 Maria 8,119 0.463 -79 -5,524 37 Keith 9,860 0.542 -467 -9,295
38 Donna 8,010 0.457 -1,529 -7,873 38 Gary 9,191 0.505 -636 -8,824
39 Michele 7,955 0.454 -4,460 -7,924 39 Douglas 8,737 0.481 -633 -8,366
40 Sharon 7,523 0.429 -1,087 -7,307 40 Jonathan 8,632 0.475 -23 -2,920
41 Stacey 7,482 0.427 -2,345 -7,406 41 Aaron 8,407 0.462 -19 -2,454
42 Linda 7,374 0.421 -684 -6,985 42 George 8,223 0.452 -85 -5,164
43 Brenda 7,158 0.408 -969 -6,903 43 Craig 7,960 0.438 -1,145 -7,801
44 Dana 6,933 0.396 -805 -6,615 44 Larry 7,764 0.427 -662 -7,425
45 Tonya 6,900 0.394 -5,526 -6,877 45 Jeremy 7,494 0.412 -159 -5,539
46 Rhonda 6,649 0.379 -5,880 -6,628 46 Troy 7,338 0.404 -317 -6,434
47 Barbara 6,451 0.368 -883 -6,166 47 Peter 7,031 0.387 -164 -5,219
48 Monica 6,425 0.367 -560 -5,930 48 Bryan 6,615 0.364 -184 -4,982
49 Tara 6,334 0.361 -982 -6,085 49 Dennis 6,591 0.362 -507 -6,098
50 Cheryl 6,329 0.361 -2,848 -6,272 50 Jerry 6,572 0.361 -551 -6,121

 

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.