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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 62,451 4.019 -309 -61,409 1 Michael 67,846 4.203 -11 -55,267
2 Amy 26,964 1.735 -172 -25,240 2 Christopher 48,322 2.994 -36 -40,067
3 Michelle 26,931 1.733 -211 -25,510 3 Jason 46,684 2.892 -89 -42,463
4 Kimberly 23,532 1.514 -160 -21,709 4 James 42,888 2.657 0 -28,656
5 Lisa 22,669 1.459 -879 -22,364 5 David 41,106 2.547 -18 -30,982
6 Melissa 22,480 1.447 -267 -21,312 6 John 39,175 2.427 -21 -29,741
7 Angela 20,896 1.345 -227 -19,552 7 Robert 38,701 2.398 -58 -33,194
8 Heather 19,350 1.245 -1,121 -19,131 8 Brian 35,713 2.212 -209 -33,950
9 Stephanie 17,261 1.111 -278 -16,135 9 William 28,021 1.736 6 -13,117
10 Rebecca 14,870 0.957 -206 -13,454 10 Matthew 24,548 1.521 -6 -12,937
11 Nicole 13,925 0.896 -172 -12,271 11 Daniel 23,697 1.468 -4 -12,057
12 Julie 12,787 0.823 -506 -12,188 12 Joseph 21,328 1.321 -7 -10,968
13 Elizabeth 12,358 0.795 0 -3,443 13 Eric 20,810 1.289 -130 -18,053
14 Mary 12,318 0.793 -112 -9,937 14 Kevin 20,784 1.288 -87 -16,979
15 Tammy 11,244 0.724 -2,893 -11,187 15 Mark 20,388 1.263 -188 -18,452
16 Christina 10,889 0.701 -392 -10,119 16 Richard 19,952 1.236 -159 -17,683
17 Christine 10,550 0.679 -769 -10,204 17 Jeffrey 19,224 1.191 -306 -18,175
18 Kelly 10,517 0.677 -577 -10,017 18 Scott 18,981 1.176 -466 -18,379
19 Laura 10,341 0.665 -321 -9,402 19 Thomas 17,937 1.111 -29 -10,806
20 Tracy 9,910 0.638 -2,144 -9,822 20 Steven 17,190 1.065 -162 -15,042
21 Dawn 9,890 0.636 -1,959 -9,791 21 Anthony 16,417 1.017 -11 -7,615
22 Shannon 9,804 0.631 -1,319 -9,631 22 Timothy 16,052 0.994 -142 -13,659
23 Karen 9,356 0.602 -533 -8,804 23 Charles 15,756 0.976 -26 -8,626
24 Tina 9,308 0.599 -1,486 -9,162 24 Paul 12,906 0.800 -201 -11,222
25 Susan 9,284 0.597 -938 -9,012 25 Chad 12,884 0.798 -931 -12,669
26 Cynthia 8,744 0.563 -611 -8,284 26 Gregory 11,683 0.724 -349 -10,802
27 Patricia 8,475 0.545 -862 -8,173 27 Shawn 11,448 0.709 -360 -10,627
28 Lori 8,472 0.545 -1,653 -8,345 28 Kenneth 10,981 0.680 -190 -9,230
29 Wendy 7,813 0.503 -1,069 -7,584 29 Andrew 10,735 0.665 -11 -2,520
30 Andrea 7,767 0.500 -98 -5,455 30 Ryan 10,517 0.652 -13 -2,865
31 Maria 7,651 0.492 -80 -4,952 31 Jonathan 10,274 0.636 -24 -3,803
32 Stacy 7,339 0.472 -1,313 -7,167 32 Stephen 9,958 0.617 -239 -8,637
33 April 7,263 0.467 -420 -6,572 33 Jeremy 9,364 0.580 -160 -7,329
34 Jessica 7,226 0.465 -214 -5,955 34 Aaron 9,244 0.573 -12 -2,079
35 Sarah 7,216 0.464 -27 -3,230 35 Todd 8,681 0.538 -1,132 -8,521
36 Tonya 7,180 0.462 -5,575 -7,157 36 Sean 8,561 0.530 -215 -7,092
37 Tara 6,707 0.432 -948 -6,443 37 Patrick 8,481 0.525 -134 -6,198
38 Denise 6,617 0.426 -1,108 -6,402 38 Edward 8,370 0.519 -131 -6,061
39 Sandra 6,584 0.424 -855 -6,285 39 Donald 8,367 0.518 -449 -7,773
40 Monica 6,375 0.410 -586 -5,906 40 Ronald 8,327 0.516 -420 -7,672
41 Stacey 6,250 0.402 -2,100 -6,161 41 Keith 8,168 0.506 -452 -7,586
42 Rachel 6,106 0.393 -153 -4,515 42 Joshua 8,063 0.500 3 176
43 Melanie 6,079 0.391 -47 -2,852 43 Bryan 7,115 0.441 -167 -5,288
44 Michele 5,996 0.386 -4,127 -5,961 44 Gary 6,852 0.424 -593 -6,449
45 Teresa 5,987 0.385 -675 -5,592 45 Adam 6,840 0.424 -32 -1,936
46 Carrie 5,836 0.376 -1,619 -5,708 46 George 6,606 0.409 -78 -3,455
47 Pamela 5,814 0.374 -1,415 -5,661 47 Douglas 6,601 0.409 -581 -6,190
48 Crystal 5,771 0.371 -596 -5,316 48 Craig 6,296 0.390 -936 -6,089
49 Danielle 5,650 0.364 -302 -4,744 49 Jose 6,092 0.377 -32 -1,317
50 Tanya 5,630 0.362 -2,064 -5,539 50 Larry 6,082 0.377 -579 -5,671

 

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.