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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1976

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1976 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 59,474 3.784 -309 -58,432 1 Michael 66,964 4.100 -11 -54,385
2 Amy 31,341 1.994 -172 -29,617 2 Jason 52,681 3.226 -90 -48,460
3 Melissa 25,093 1.596 -270 -23,925 3 Christopher 45,213 2.768 -35 -36,958
4 Heather 24,199 1.540 -1,125 -23,980 4 David 39,299 2.406 -19 -29,175
5 Angela 22,041 1.402 -229 -20,697 5 James 38,306 2.345 1 -24,074
6 Michelle 19,555 1.244 -208 -18,134 6 John 34,008 2.082 -21 -24,574
7 Kimberly 18,967 1.207 -157 -17,144 7 Robert 33,809 2.070 -58 -28,302
8 Jessica 18,368 1.169 -240 -17,097 8 Brian 30,535 1.870 -209 -28,772
9 Lisa 17,350 1.104 -875 -17,045 9 Matthew 29,982 1.836 -7 -18,371
10 Amanda 15,591 0.992 -324 -14,637 10 Daniel 24,718 1.513 -5 -13,078
11 Stephanie 15,179 0.966 -276 -14,053 11 William 24,447 1.497 8 -9,543
12 Rebecca 14,491 0.922 -204 -13,075 12 Joseph 24,072 1.474 -7 -13,712
13 Nicole 14,452 0.919 -170 -12,798 13 Eric 21,375 1.309 -130 -18,618
14 Christina 14,034 0.893 -394 -13,264 14 Jeremy 20,138 1.233 -179 -18,103
15 Sarah 13,993 0.890 -47 -10,007 15 Kevin 18,482 1.132 -86 -14,677
16 Elizabeth 13,548 0.862 3 -4,633 16 Ryan 17,501 1.072 -27 -9,849
17 Shannon 13,372 0.851 -1,324 -13,199 17 Jeffrey 17,025 1.042 -306 -15,976
18 Jamie 12,539 0.798 -597 -12,051 18 Joshua 16,867 1.033 -21 -8,628
19 Kelly 11,791 0.750 -576 -11,291 19 Richard 16,764 1.026 -156 -14,495
20 Laura 11,253 0.716 -320 -10,314 20 Steven 16,661 1.020 -162 -14,513
21 Julie 10,841 0.690 -497 -10,242 21 Timothy 16,630 1.018 -143 -14,237
22 Mary 10,318 0.656 -104 -7,937 22 Anthony 16,612 1.017 -10 -7,810
23 Rachel 8,456 0.538 -172 -6,865 23 Thomas 16,125 0.987 -25 -8,994
24 Erin 8,384 0.533 -383 -7,613 24 Scott 15,736 0.963 -460 -15,134
25 Andrea 8,351 0.531 -103 -6,039 25 Mark 15,517 0.950 -178 -13,581
26 Christine 8,110 0.516 -760 -7,764 26 Charles 13,937 0.853 -23 -6,807
27 Sara 8,024 0.510 -131 -6,152 27 Andrew 13,317 0.815 -13 -5,102
28 Carrie 7,992 0.508 -1,637 -7,864 28 Paul 11,787 0.722 -197 -10,103
29 Jaime 7,836 0.499 -2,746 -7,775 29 Chad 11,776 0.721 -927 -11,561
30 April 7,762 0.494 -423 -7,071 30 Aaron 11,351 0.695 -16 -4,186
31 Karen 7,503 0.477 -525 -6,951 31 Jonathan 11,320 0.693 -24 -4,849
32 Tiffany 7,484 0.476 -548 -6,968 32 Benjamin 10,680 0.654 26 3,053
33 Danielle 7,363 0.468 -318 -6,457 33 Justin 10,157 0.622 -93 -7,036
34 Maria 7,348 0.467 -77 -4,649 34 Shawn 10,107 0.619 -353 -9,286
35 Dawn 7,049 0.448 -1,945 -6,950 35 Gregory 10,062 0.616 -340 -9,181
36 Crystal 6,945 0.442 -608 -6,490 36 Adam 9,945 0.609 -41 -5,041
37 Tracy 6,824 0.434 -2,127 -6,736 37 Stephen 9,730 0.596 -234 -8,409
38 Stacy 6,524 0.415 -1,307 -6,352 38 Kenneth 9,134 0.559 -180 -7,383
39 Wendy 6,467 0.411 -1,059 -6,238 39 Nathan 8,616 0.528 -6 -1,226
40 Susan 6,406 0.408 -923 -6,134 40 Brandon 7,792 0.477 -74 -4,318
41 Tammy 6,227 0.396 -2,867 -6,170 41 Patrick 7,641 0.468 -130 -5,358
42 Tara 6,024 0.383 -943 -5,760 42 Sean 7,578 0.464 -209 -6,109
43 Patricia 6,017 0.383 -846 -5,715 43 Bryan 7,292 0.446 -167 -5,465
44 Cynthia 6,014 0.383 -593 -5,554 44 Edward 7,054 0.432 -125 -4,745
45 Monica 5,981 0.381 -581 -5,512 45 Jose 7,053 0.432 -36 -2,278
46 Misty 5,906 0.376 -3,827 -5,867 46 Travis 6,835 0.419 -254 -5,674
47 Lori 5,847 0.372 -1,634 -5,720 47 Donald 6,799 0.416 -441 -6,205
48 Tina 5,747 0.366 -1,462 -5,601 48 Keith 6,750 0.413 -445 -6,168
49 Amber 5,648 0.359 -352 -4,872 49 Ronald 6,461 0.396 -411 -5,806
50 Emily 5,547 0.353 38 4,199 50 Todd 6,441 0.394 -1,117 -6,281

 

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.