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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 63,114 4.030 -344 -62,199 1 Michael 67,578 4.144 -13 -55,958
2 Amy 29,565 1.888 -203 -28,068 2 Jason 54,776 3.359 -98 -50,929
3 Michelle 25,828 1.649 -260 -24,589 3 Christopher 48,603 2.980 -39 -41,342
4 Heather 23,181 1.480 -1,145 -22,971 4 David 41,815 2.564 -18 -32,118
5 Angela 22,802 1.456 -259 -21,566 5 James 41,354 2.536 1 -27,829
6 Kimberly 22,419 1.431 -164 -20,723 6 John 37,638 2.308 -21 -28,519
7 Melissa 22,166 1.415 -290 -21,052 7 Robert 37,031 2.271 -64 -31,891
8 Lisa 19,774 1.263 -883 -19,472 8 Brian 34,460 2.113 -227 -32,842
9 Stephanie 16,983 1.084 -309 -15,957 9 Matthew 27,224 1.669 -11 -17,300
10 Rebecca 15,167 0.968 -204 -13,725 10 William 26,990 1.655 7 -12,474
11 Nicole 13,116 0.837 -207 -11,700 11 Daniel 23,838 1.462 -4 -12,665
12 Elizabeth 12,261 0.783 -1 -3,748 12 Joseph 21,838 1.339 -11 -12,283
13 Mary 11,738 0.749 -113 -9,411 13 Eric 20,191 1.238 -147 -17,802
14 Julie 11,359 0.725 -574 -10,843 14 Kevin 19,473 1.194 -111 -16,349
15 Christina 10,848 0.693 -424 -10,129 15 Jeffrey 19,326 1.185 -316 -18,323
16 Kelly 10,848 0.693 -602 -10,364 16 Mark 18,916 1.160 -194 -17,057
17 Jessica 10,652 0.680 -295 -9,595 17 Richard 18,646 1.143 -171 -16,527
18 Shannon 10,609 0.677 -1,460 -10,461 18 Scott 18,044 1.107 -502 -17,503
19 Christine 9,899 0.632 -907 -9,612 19 Steven 17,677 1.084 -179 -15,655
20 Sarah 9,788 0.625 -47 -6,054 20 Thomas 17,287 1.060 -29 -10,508
21 Laura 9,718 0.621 -319 -8,783 21 Anthony 16,388 1.005 -17 -8,385
22 Dawn 9,418 0.601 -1,938 -9,318 22 Timothy 15,894 0.975 -143 -13,564
23 Tracy 9,289 0.593 -2,319 -9,211 23 Charles 15,149 0.929 -29 -8,545
24 Tammy 9,239 0.590 -4,078 -9,204 24 Jeremy 13,300 0.816 -180 -11,345
25 Tina 8,667 0.553 -1,659 -8,544 25 Ryan 13,191 0.809 -21 -6,286
26 Karen 8,651 0.552 -609 -8,183 26 Chad 12,796 0.785 -871 -12,556
27 Susan 8,472 0.541 -1,052 -8,238 27 Paul 12,319 0.755 -207 -10,694
28 April 8,452 0.540 -448 -7,799 28 Andrew 11,784 0.723 -15 -4,550
29 Patricia 8,034 0.513 -884 -7,741 29 Joshua 11,598 0.711 -12 -4,234
30 Lori 7,962 0.508 -1,545 -7,826 30 Shawn 11,445 0.702 -363 -10,643
31 Maria 7,792 0.498 -85 -5,197 31 Gregory 10,837 0.665 -377 -10,059
32 Wendy 7,562 0.483 -937 -7,292 32 Aaron 10,511 0.645 -28 -4,558
33 Cynthia 7,554 0.482 -660 -7,138 33 Jonathan 10,236 0.628 -30 -4,524
34 Amanda 7,476 0.477 -335 -6,632 34 Kenneth 10,148 0.622 -192 -8,493
35 Andrea 7,475 0.477 -99 -5,321 35 Stephen 10,115 0.620 -249 -8,879
36 Rachel 7,397 0.472 -162 -5,853 36 Adam 8,427 0.517 -42 -3,752
37 Tonya 6,878 0.439 -5,534 -6,855 37 Sean 8,291 0.508 -232 -6,981
38 Stacy 6,740 0.430 -1,278 -6,568 38 Patrick 8,137 0.499 -151 -6,026
39 Tara 6,655 0.425 -992 -6,406 39 Todd 7,850 0.481 -1,162 -7,694
40 Danielle 6,627 0.423 -342 -5,818 40 Edward 7,825 0.480 -129 -5,557
41 Tiffany 6,477 0.414 -649 -6,059 41 Donald 7,760 0.476 -485 -7,227
42 Carrie 6,435 0.411 -1,726 -6,320 42 Ronald 7,667 0.470 -451 -7,089
43 Monica 6,284 0.401 -565 -5,789 43 Justin 7,430 0.456 -98 -4,643
44 Sandra 6,268 0.400 -931 -5,999 44 Keith 7,391 0.453 -460 -6,826
45 Kristen 6,054 0.387 -1,181 -5,865 45 Bryan 7,232 0.443 -187 -5,599
46 Tanya 5,996 0.383 -2,545 -5,929 46 Benjamin 7,188 0.441 40 6,193
47 Erin 5,870 0.375 -374 -5,135 47 Jose 6,720 0.412 -42 -2,428
48 Stacey 5,802 0.370 -2,338 -5,726 48 Gary 6,447 0.395 -626 -6,080
49 Crystal 5,620 0.359 -668 -5,225 49 George 6,279 0.385 -78 -3,220
50 Michele 5,586 0.357 -4,449 -5,555 50 Peter 5,948 0.365 -161 -4,136

 

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.