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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 0 -1,156 1 Michael 67,847 4.203 0 -3,558
2 Amy 26,964 1.735 3 1,091 2 Christopher 48,321 2.994 0 -3,868
3 Michelle 26,934 1.733 -1 -2,350 3 Jason 46,683 2.892 4 9,237
4 Kimberly 23,533 1.514 0 -2,757 4 James 42,889 2.657 -1 -4,194
5 Lisa 22,669 1.459 -2 -4,880 5 David 41,102 2.546 -1 -5,264
6 Melissa 22,480 1.447 1 -23 6 John 39,176 2.427 -1 -4,005
7 Angela 20,896 1.345 -1 -2,660 7 Robert 38,701 2.398 -1 -4,336
8 Heather 19,349 1.245 1 3,028 8 Brian 35,715 2.213 0 -607
9 Stephanie 17,263 1.111 -1 378 9 William 28,021 1.736 0 -2,508
10 Rebecca 14,870 0.957 4 1,618 10 Matthew 24,546 1.521 0 1,603
11 Nicole 13,924 0.896 -1 -1,828 11 Daniel 23,695 1.468 4 1,584
12 Julie 12,787 0.823 0 -1,283 12 Joseph 21,331 1.321 0 -1,136
13 Elizabeth 12,357 0.795 2 172 13 Eric 20,809 1.289 3 -1,228
14 Mary 12,316 0.793 -1 -1,445 14 Kevin 20,781 1.287 -1 -1,582
15 Tammy 11,244 0.724 -4 -2,966 15 Mark 20,384 1.263 3 -1,116
16 Christina 10,888 0.701 10 718 16 Richard 19,950 1.236 -2 -2,368
17 Christine 10,550 0.679 -1 -1,438 17 Jeffrey 19,225 1.191 0 -2,461
18 Kelly 10,517 0.677 5 -426 18 Scott 18,980 1.176 -7 -3,877
19 Laura 10,339 0.665 -2 -1,433 19 Thomas 17,938 1.111 1 -1,636
20 Tracy 9,912 0.638 -1 -1,524 20 Steven 17,189 1.065 -1 -2,668
21 Dawn 9,890 0.636 -1 -1,450 21 Anthony 16,419 1.017 1 -1,043
22 Shannon 9,804 0.631 0 -1,161 22 Timothy 16,047 0.994 -1 -1,558
23 Karen 9,355 0.602 -2 -1,827 23 Charles 15,760 0.976 0 -1,220
24 Tina 9,308 0.599 -6 -2,213 24 Paul 12,906 0.800 0 -1,657
25 Susan 9,283 0.597 -1 -1,294 25 Chad 12,885 0.798 0 -514
26 Cynthia 8,744 0.563 -1 -1,427 26 Gregory 11,680 0.724 0 -1,380
27 Patricia 8,476 0.545 0 -1,124 27 Shawn 11,454 0.710 1 170
28 Lori 8,472 0.545 0 -962 28 Kenneth 10,981 0.680 -1 -1,353
29 Wendy 7,813 0.503 0 -719 29 Andrew 10,730 0.665 1 605
30 Andrea 7,767 0.500 0 -251 30 Ryan 10,515 0.651 9 1,623
31 Maria 7,653 0.492 1 -50 31 Jonathan 10,272 0.636 6 1,045
32 Stacy 7,339 0.472 1 -264 32 Stephen 9,960 0.617 -3 -1,083
33 April 7,263 0.467 15 1,142 33 Jeremy 9,364 0.580 9 1,964
34 Jessica 7,226 0.465 12 1,016 34 Aaron 9,239 0.572 6 1,375
35 Sarah 7,216 0.464 14 1,103 35 Todd 8,681 0.538 -4 -1,300
36 Tonya 7,180 0.462 1 -64 36 Sean 8,558 0.530 -3 -899
37 Tara 6,707 0.432 1 -524 37 Patrick 8,483 0.526 -2 -799
38 Denise 6,618 0.426 -3 -765 38 Edward 8,368 0.518 -4 -929
39 Sandra 6,584 0.424 -8 -1,330 39 Donald 8,364 0.518 -3 -899
40 Monica 6,376 0.410 7 249 40 Ronald 8,329 0.516 -8 -1,182
41 Stacey 6,252 0.402 0 -128 41 Keith 8,168 0.506 -3 -987
42 Rachel 6,106 0.393 -2 -308 42 Joshua 8,065 0.500 17 3,025
43 Melanie 6,079 0.391 -1 -215 43 Bryan 7,116 0.441 2 77
44 Michele 5,996 0.386 -8 -1,380 44 Gary 6,850 0.424 -3 -916
45 Teresa 5,988 0.385 -6 -1,189 45 Adam 6,839 0.424 6 1,094
46 Carrie 5,836 0.376 7 414 46 George 6,607 0.409 -2 -560
47 Pamela 5,814 0.374 -13 -1,662 47 Douglas 6,600 0.409 -4 -792
48 Crystal 5,771 0.371 11 727 48 Craig 6,295 0.390 -2 -441
49 Danielle 5,649 0.364 24 1,450 49 Jose 6,093 0.377 1 161
50 Tanya 5,631 0.362 4 230 50 Larry 6,083 0.377 -3 -521

 

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.