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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1973

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1973 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 62,447 4.018 -344 -61,532 1 Michael 67,847 4.203 -13 -56,227
2 Amy 26,964 1.735 -203 -25,467 2 Christopher 48,321 2.994 -40 -41,060
3 Michelle 26,934 1.733 -260 -25,695 3 Jason 46,683 2.892 -97 -42,836
4 Kimberly 23,533 1.514 -166 -21,837 4 James 42,889 2.657 0 -29,364
5 Lisa 22,669 1.459 -886 -22,367 5 David 41,102 2.546 -17 -31,405
6 Melissa 22,480 1.447 -291 -21,366 6 John 39,176 2.427 -21 -30,057
7 Angela 20,896 1.345 -257 -19,660 7 Robert 38,701 2.398 -64 -33,561
8 Heather 19,349 1.245 -1,141 -19,139 8 Brian 35,715 2.213 -227 -34,097
9 Stephanie 17,263 1.111 -309 -16,237 9 William 28,021 1.736 6 -13,505
10 Rebecca 14,870 0.957 -204 -13,428 10 Matthew 24,546 1.521 -10 -14,622
11 Nicole 13,924 0.896 -207 -12,508 11 Daniel 23,695 1.468 -4 -12,522
12 Julie 12,787 0.823 -576 -12,271 12 Joseph 21,331 1.321 -11 -11,776
13 Elizabeth 12,357 0.795 0 -3,844 13 Eric 20,809 1.289 -147 -18,420
14 Mary 12,316 0.793 -112 -9,989 14 Kevin 20,781 1.287 -111 -17,657
15 Tammy 11,244 0.724 -4,087 -11,209 15 Mark 20,384 1.263 -195 -18,525
16 Christina 10,888 0.701 -423 -10,169 16 Richard 19,950 1.236 -172 -17,831
17 Christine 10,550 0.679 -909 -10,263 17 Jeffrey 19,225 1.191 -314 -18,222
18 Kelly 10,517 0.677 -600 -10,033 18 Scott 18,980 1.176 -502 -18,439
19 Laura 10,339 0.665 -321 -9,404 19 Thomas 17,938 1.111 -30 -11,159
20 Tracy 9,912 0.638 -2,322 -9,834 20 Steven 17,189 1.065 -178 -15,167
21 Dawn 9,890 0.636 -1,939 -9,790 21 Anthony 16,419 1.017 -17 -8,416
22 Shannon 9,804 0.631 -1,456 -9,656 22 Timothy 16,047 0.994 -143 -13,717
23 Karen 9,355 0.602 -612 -8,887 23 Charles 15,760 0.976 -29 -9,156
24 Tina 9,308 0.599 -1,660 -9,185 24 Paul 12,906 0.800 -210 -11,281
25 Susan 9,283 0.597 -1,054 -9,049 25 Chad 12,885 0.798 -872 -12,645
26 Cynthia 8,744 0.563 -667 -8,328 26 Gregory 11,680 0.724 -382 -10,902
27 Patricia 8,476 0.545 -886 -8,183 27 Shawn 11,454 0.710 -366 -10,652
28 Lori 8,472 0.545 -1,547 -8,336 28 Kenneth 10,981 0.680 -198 -9,326
29 Wendy 7,813 0.503 -940 -7,543 29 Andrew 10,730 0.665 -14 -3,496
30 Andrea 7,767 0.500 -104 -5,613 30 Ryan 10,515 0.651 -16 -3,610
31 Maria 7,653 0.492 -85 -5,058 31 Jonathan 10,272 0.636 -32 -4,560
32 Stacy 7,339 0.472 -1,284 -7,167 32 Stephen 9,960 0.617 -252 -8,724
33 April 7,263 0.467 -443 -6,610 33 Jeremy 9,364 0.580 -171 -7,409
34 Jessica 7,226 0.465 -278 -6,169 34 Aaron 9,239 0.572 -26 -3,286
35 Sarah 7,216 0.464 -32 -3,482 35 Todd 8,681 0.538 -1,166 -8,525
36 Tonya 7,180 0.462 -5,535 -7,157 36 Sean 8,558 0.530 -233 -7,248
37 Tara 6,707 0.432 -994 -6,458 37 Patrick 8,483 0.526 -152 -6,372
38 Denise 6,618 0.426 -1,031 -6,382 38 Edward 8,368 0.518 -131 -6,100
39 Sandra 6,584 0.424 -936 -6,315 39 Donald 8,364 0.518 -487 -7,831
40 Monica 6,376 0.410 -568 -5,881 40 Ronald 8,329 0.516 -453 -7,751
41 Stacey 6,252 0.402 -2,345 -6,176 41 Keith 8,168 0.506 -463 -7,603
42 Rachel 6,106 0.393 -156 -4,562 42 Joshua 8,065 0.500 1 -701
43 Melanie 6,079 0.391 -62 -3,238 43 Bryan 7,116 0.441 -189 -5,483
44 Michele 5,996 0.386 -4,455 -5,965 44 Gary 6,850 0.424 -630 -6,483
45 Teresa 5,988 0.385 -753 -5,647 45 Adam 6,839 0.424 -33 -2,164
46 Carrie 5,836 0.376 -1,722 -5,721 46 George 6,607 0.409 -81 -3,548
47 Pamela 5,814 0.374 -1,537 -5,679 47 Douglas 6,600 0.409 -625 -6,229
48 Crystal 5,771 0.371 -669 -5,376 48 Craig 6,295 0.390 -1,140 -6,136
49 Danielle 5,649 0.364 -333 -4,840 49 Jose 6,093 0.377 -40 -1,801
50 Tanya 5,631 0.362 -2,541 -5,564 50 Larry 6,083 0.377 -656 -5,744

 

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.