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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1974

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1974 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Jennifer 63,112 4.030 0 661 1 Michael 67,583 4.144 0 -263
2 Amy 29,564 1.888 0 2,600 2 Jason 54,776 3.359 1 8,092
3 Michelle 25,827 1.649 0 -1,104 3 Christopher 48,610 2.981 -1 288
4 Heather 23,182 1.480 4 3,832 4 David 41,811 2.564 1 705
5 Angela 22,801 1.456 2 1,905 5 James 41,353 2.536 -1 -1,535
6 Kimberly 22,420 1.432 -2 -1,112 6 John 37,640 2.308 0 -1,535
7 Melissa 22,165 1.415 -1 -315 7 Robert 37,038 2.271 0 -1,663
8 Lisa 19,776 1.263 -3 -2,893 8 Brian 34,465 2.113 0 -1,248
9 Stephanie 16,981 1.084 0 -280 9 Matthew 27,224 1.669 1 2,676
10 Rebecca 15,166 0.968 0 296 10 William 26,993 1.655 -1 -1,028
11 Nicole 13,116 0.837 0 -809 11 Daniel 23,842 1.462 0 145
12 Elizabeth 12,259 0.783 1 -99 12 Joseph 21,838 1.339 0 510
13 Mary 11,738 0.749 1 -580 13 Eric 20,191 1.238 0 -619
14 Julie 11,359 0.725 -2 -1,428 14 Kevin 19,472 1.194 0 -1,312
15 Christina 10,849 0.693 1 -40 15 Jeffrey 19,327 1.185 2 103
16 Kelly 10,846 0.693 2 329 16 Mark 18,916 1.160 -1 -1,472
17 Jessica 10,654 0.680 17 3,428 17 Richard 18,647 1.143 -1 -1,305
18 Shannon 10,609 0.677 4 805 18 Scott 18,042 1.106 0 -939
19 Christine 9,899 0.632 -2 -651 19 Steven 17,678 1.084 1 488
20 Sarah 9,785 0.625 15 2,569 20 Thomas 17,286 1.060 -1 -651
21 Laura 9,718 0.621 -2 -623 21 Anthony 16,393 1.005 0 -24
22 Dawn 9,418 0.601 -1 -472 22 Timothy 15,893 0.975 0 -159
23 Tracy 9,291 0.593 -3 -619 23 Charles 15,153 0.929 0 -603
24 Tammy 9,241 0.590 -9 -2,003 24 Jeremy 13,301 0.816 9 3,937
25 Tina 8,667 0.553 -1 -641 25 Ryan 13,188 0.809 5 2,671
26 Karen 8,651 0.552 -3 -705 26 Chad 12,799 0.785 -1 -85
27 Susan 8,472 0.541 -2 -812 27 Paul 12,320 0.755 -3 -586
28 April 8,452 0.540 5 1,189 28 Andrew 11,784 0.723 1 1,049
29 Patricia 8,036 0.513 -2 -439 29 Joshua 11,599 0.711 13 3,536
30 Lori 7,962 0.508 -2 -510 30 Shawn 11,445 0.702 -3 -3
31 Maria 7,787 0.497 0 136 31 Gregory 10,834 0.664 -5 -849
32 Wendy 7,563 0.483 -3 -250 32 Aaron 10,510 0.644 2 1,266
33 Cynthia 7,554 0.482 -7 -1,190 33 Jonathan 10,237 0.628 -2 -37
34 Andrea 7,478 0.477 -4 -289 34 Kenneth 10,147 0.622 -6 -834
35 Amanda 7,476 0.477 16 1,851 35 Stephen 10,117 0.620 -3 159
36 Rachel 7,397 0.472 6 1,291 36 Adam 8,427 0.517 9 1,587
37 Tonya 6,878 0.439 -1 -302 37 Sean 8,293 0.509 -1 -268
38 Stacy 6,739 0.430 -6 -600 38 Patrick 8,139 0.499 -1 -342
39 Tara 6,656 0.425 -2 -51 39 Todd 7,850 0.481 -4 -831
40 Danielle 6,628 0.423 9 978 40 Edward 7,826 0.480 -2 -544
41 Tiffany 6,476 0.414 11 977 41 Donald 7,760 0.476 -2 -607
42 Carrie 6,435 0.411 4 599 42 Ronald 7,667 0.470 -2 -660
43 Monica 6,284 0.401 -3 -91 43 Justin 7,429 0.456 8 1,352
44 Sandra 6,270 0.400 -5 -314 44 Keith 7,394 0.453 -3 -774
45 Kristen 6,054 0.387 13 1,117 45 Bryan 7,233 0.444 -2 118
46 Tanya 5,996 0.383 4 366 46 Benjamin 7,189 0.441 9 1,954
47 Erin 5,870 0.375 32 1,992 47 Jose 6,720 0.412 2 628
48 Stacey 5,802 0.370 -7 -448 48 Gary 6,446 0.395 -4 -406
49 Crystal 5,622 0.359 -1 -149 49 George 6,282 0.385 -3 -324
50 Michele 5,586 0.357 -6 -410 50 Peter 5,946 0.365 2 28

 

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.