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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 0 -1,153 1 Michael 67,846 4.203 0 -3,559
2 Amy 26,964 1.735 3 1,091 2 Christopher 48,322 2.994 0 -3,865
3 Michelle 26,931 1.733 -1 -2,353 3 Jason 46,684 2.892 4 9,238
4 Kimberly 23,532 1.514 0 -2,761 4 James 42,888 2.657 -1 -4,195
5 Lisa 22,669 1.459 -2 -4,878 5 David 41,106 2.547 -1 -5,265
6 Melissa 22,480 1.447 1 -21 6 John 39,175 2.427 -1 -4,007
7 Angela 20,896 1.345 -1 -2,660 7 Robert 38,701 2.398 -1 -4,334
8 Heather 19,350 1.245 1 3,026 8 Brian 35,713 2.212 0 -611
9 Stephanie 17,261 1.111 -1 375 9 William 28,021 1.736 0 -2,511
10 Rebecca 14,870 0.957 4 1,615 10 Matthew 24,548 1.521 0 1,601
11 Nicole 13,925 0.896 -1 -1,825 11 Daniel 23,697 1.468 4 1,587
12 Julie 12,787 0.823 0 -1,283 12 Joseph 21,328 1.321 0 -1,141
13 Elizabeth 12,358 0.795 2 171 13 Eric 20,810 1.289 3 -1,227
14 Mary 12,318 0.793 -1 -1,442 14 Kevin 20,784 1.288 -1 -1,576
15 Tammy 11,244 0.724 -4 -2,966 15 Mark 20,388 1.263 3 -1,119
16 Christina 10,889 0.701 10 719 16 Richard 19,952 1.236 -2 -2,366
17 Christine 10,550 0.679 -1 -1,438 17 Jeffrey 19,224 1.191 0 -2,459
18 Kelly 10,517 0.677 5 -427 18 Scott 18,981 1.176 -7 -3,883
19 Laura 10,341 0.665 -2 -1,430 19 Thomas 17,937 1.111 1 -1,638
20 Tracy 9,910 0.638 -1 -1,527 20 Steven 17,190 1.065 -1 -2,667
21 Dawn 9,890 0.636 -1 -1,451 21 Anthony 16,417 1.017 1 -1,047
22 Shannon 9,804 0.631 0 -1,160 22 Timothy 16,052 0.994 -1 -1,556
23 Karen 9,356 0.602 -2 -1,824 23 Charles 15,756 0.976 0 -1,224
24 Tina 9,308 0.599 -6 -2,211 24 Paul 12,906 0.800 0 -1,659
25 Susan 9,284 0.597 -1 -1,291 25 Chad 12,884 0.798 0 -516
26 Cynthia 8,744 0.563 -1 -1,429 26 Gregory 11,683 0.724 0 -1,377
27 Patricia 8,475 0.545 0 -1,126 27 Shawn 11,448 0.709 1 162
28 Lori 8,472 0.545 0 -961 28 Kenneth 10,981 0.680 -1 -1,353
29 Wendy 7,813 0.503 0 -720 29 Andrew 10,735 0.665 1 610
30 Andrea 7,767 0.500 0 -248 30 Ryan 10,517 0.652 9 1,625
31 Maria 7,651 0.492 1 -50 31 Jonathan 10,274 0.636 6 1,048
32 Stacy 7,339 0.472 1 -263 32 Stephen 9,958 0.617 -3 -1,085
33 April 7,263 0.467 15 1,142 33 Jeremy 9,364 0.580 9 1,963
34 Jessica 7,226 0.465 12 1,016 34 Aaron 9,244 0.573 6 1,381
35 Sarah 7,216 0.464 14 1,103 35 Todd 8,681 0.538 -4 -1,302
36 Tonya 7,180 0.462 1 -64 36 Sean 8,561 0.530 -3 -898
37 Tara 6,707 0.432 1 -524 37 Patrick 8,481 0.525 -2 -801
38 Denise 6,617 0.426 -3 -766 38 Edward 8,370 0.519 -4 -928
39 Sandra 6,584 0.424 -8 -1,330 39 Donald 8,367 0.518 -3 -897
40 Monica 6,375 0.410 7 248 40 Ronald 8,327 0.516 -8 -1,184
41 Stacey 6,250 0.402 0 -133 41 Keith 8,168 0.506 -3 -987
42 Rachel 6,106 0.393 -2 -309 42 Joshua 8,063 0.500 17 3,023
43 Melanie 6,079 0.391 -1 -216 43 Bryan 7,115 0.441 2 76
44 Michele 5,996 0.386 -8 -1,381 44 Gary 6,852 0.424 -3 -913
45 Teresa 5,987 0.385 -6 -1,189 45 Adam 6,840 0.424 6 1,093
46 Carrie 5,836 0.376 7 415 46 George 6,606 0.409 -2 -559
47 Pamela 5,814 0.374 -13 -1,662 47 Douglas 6,601 0.409 -4 -793
48 Crystal 5,771 0.371 11 728 48 Craig 6,296 0.390 -2 -438
49 Danielle 5,650 0.364 24 1,450 49 Jose 6,092 0.377 1 158
50 Tanya 5,630 0.362 4 228 50 Larry 6,082 0.377 -3 -523

 

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.