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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1974

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1974 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 63,112 4.030 -309 -62,070 1 Michael 67,583 4.144 -11 -55,004
2 Amy 29,564 1.888 -172 -27,840 2 Jason 54,776 3.359 -90 -50,555
3 Michelle 25,827 1.649 -211 -24,406 3 Christopher 48,610 2.981 -35 -40,355
4 Heather 23,182 1.480 -1,125 -22,963 4 David 41,811 2.564 -19 -31,687
5 Angela 22,801 1.456 -229 -21,457 5 James 41,353 2.536 1 -27,121
6 Kimberly 22,420 1.432 -158 -20,597 6 John 37,640 2.308 -21 -28,206
7 Melissa 22,165 1.415 -266 -20,997 7 Robert 37,038 2.271 -58 -31,531
8 Lisa 19,776 1.263 -876 -19,471 8 Brian 34,465 2.113 -209 -32,702
9 Stephanie 16,981 1.084 -278 -15,855 9 Matthew 27,224 1.669 -7 -15,613
10 Rebecca 15,166 0.968 -206 -13,750 10 William 26,993 1.655 7 -12,089
11 Nicole 13,116 0.837 -172 -11,462 11 Daniel 23,842 1.462 -4 -12,202
12 Elizabeth 12,259 0.783 -1 -3,344 12 Joseph 21,838 1.339 -7 -11,478
13 Mary 11,738 0.749 -113 -9,357 13 Eric 20,191 1.238 -130 -17,434
14 Julie 11,359 0.725 -504 -10,760 14 Kevin 19,472 1.194 -87 -15,667
15 Christina 10,849 0.693 -393 -10,079 15 Jeffrey 19,327 1.185 -308 -18,278
16 Kelly 10,846 0.693 -579 -10,346 16 Mark 18,916 1.160 -187 -16,980
17 Jessica 10,654 0.680 -231 -9,383 17 Richard 18,647 1.143 -158 -16,378
18 Shannon 10,609 0.677 -1,323 -10,436 18 Scott 18,042 1.106 -466 -17,440
19 Christine 9,899 0.632 -767 -9,553 19 Steven 17,678 1.084 -163 -15,530
20 Sarah 9,785 0.625 -42 -5,799 20 Thomas 17,286 1.060 -28 -10,155
21 Laura 9,718 0.621 -319 -8,779 21 Anthony 16,393 1.005 -11 -7,591
22 Dawn 9,418 0.601 -1,958 -9,319 22 Timothy 15,893 0.975 -142 -13,500
23 Tracy 9,291 0.593 -2,141 -9,203 23 Charles 15,153 0.929 -26 -8,023
24 Tammy 9,241 0.590 -2,884 -9,184 24 Jeremy 13,301 0.816 -169 -11,266
25 Tina 8,667 0.553 -1,485 -8,521 25 Ryan 13,188 0.809 -18 -5,536
26 Karen 8,651 0.552 -530 -8,099 26 Chad 12,799 0.785 -930 -12,584
27 Susan 8,472 0.541 -936 -8,200 27 Paul 12,320 0.755 -198 -10,636
28 April 8,452 0.540 -425 -7,761 28 Andrew 11,784 0.723 -12 -3,569
29 Patricia 8,036 0.513 -860 -7,734 29 Joshua 11,599 0.711 -10 -3,360
30 Lori 7,962 0.508 -1,651 -7,835 30 Shawn 11,445 0.702 -357 -10,624
31 Maria 7,787 0.497 -80 -5,088 31 Gregory 10,834 0.664 -344 -9,953
32 Wendy 7,563 0.483 -1,066 -7,334 32 Aaron 10,510 0.644 -14 -3,345
33 Cynthia 7,554 0.482 -604 -7,094 33 Jonathan 10,237 0.628 -22 -3,766
34 Andrea 7,478 0.477 -94 -5,166 34 Kenneth 10,147 0.622 -184 -8,396
35 Amanda 7,476 0.477 -299 -6,522 35 Stephen 10,117 0.620 -236 -8,796
36 Rachel 7,397 0.472 -159 -5,806 36 Adam 8,427 0.517 -41 -3,523
37 Tonya 6,878 0.439 -5,574 -6,855 37 Sean 8,293 0.509 -214 -6,824
38 Stacy 6,739 0.430 -1,307 -6,567 38 Patrick 8,139 0.499 -133 -5,856
39 Tara 6,656 0.425 -946 -6,392 39 Todd 7,850 0.481 -1,128 -7,690
40 Danielle 6,628 0.423 -311 -5,722 40 Edward 7,826 0.480 -129 -5,517
41 Tiffany 6,476 0.414 -539 -5,960 41 Donald 7,760 0.476 -447 -7,166
42 Carrie 6,435 0.411 -1,623 -6,307 42 Ronald 7,667 0.470 -418 -7,012
43 Monica 6,284 0.401 -583 -5,815 43 Justin 7,429 0.456 -83 -4,308
44 Sandra 6,270 0.400 -850 -5,971 44 Keith 7,394 0.453 -449 -6,812
45 Kristen 6,054 0.387 -1,081 -5,833 45 Bryan 7,233 0.444 -165 -5,406
46 Tanya 5,996 0.383 -2,068 -5,905 46 Benjamin 7,189 0.441 40 6,544
47 Erin 5,870 0.375 -360 -5,099 47 Jose 6,720 0.412 -34 -1,945
48 Stacey 5,802 0.370 -2,093 -5,713 48 Gary 6,446 0.395 -589 -6,043
49 Crystal 5,622 0.359 -595 -5,167 49 George 6,282 0.385 -75 -3,131
50 Michele 5,586 0.357 -4,121 -5,551 50 Peter 5,946 0.365 -163 -4,169

 

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.