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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1977

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1977 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 58,964 3.585 -344 -58,049 1 Michael 67,616 3.954 -13 -55,996
2 Melissa 26,886 1.634 -295 -25,772 2 Jason 55,653 3.255 -98 -51,806
3 Amy 26,732 1.625 -202 -25,235 3 Christopher 46,749 2.734 -39 -39,488
4 Jessica 24,843 1.510 -308 -23,786 4 David 40,543 2.371 -18 -30,846
5 Heather 23,777 1.445 -1,144 -23,567 5 James 40,054 2.342 1 -26,529
6 Angela 20,996 1.276 -258 -19,760 6 John 34,227 2.002 -21 -25,108
7 Michelle 19,539 1.188 -256 -18,300 7 Robert 34,217 2.001 -64 -29,077
8 Kimberly 18,286 1.112 -162 -16,590 8 Brian 32,502 1.901 -227 -30,884
9 Amanda 18,280 1.111 -360 -17,436 9 Matthew 31,973 1.870 -11 -22,049
10 Kelly 18,235 1.109 -608 -17,751 10 Joseph 26,493 1.549 -13 -16,938
11 Sarah 18,094 1.100 -56 -14,360 11 Daniel 26,077 1.525 -4 -14,904
12 Lisa 17,013 1.034 -879 -16,711 12 William 24,769 1.449 9 -10,253
13 Elizabeth 16,427 0.999 0 -7,914 13 Kevin 22,475 1.314 -112 -19,351
14 Stephanie 15,420 0.937 -304 -14,394 14 Joshua 22,079 1.291 -27 -14,715
15 Nicole 15,249 0.927 -203 -13,833 15 Jeremy 21,615 1.264 -189 -19,660
16 Christina 14,497 0.881 -423 -13,778 16 Ryan 21,258 1.243 -30 -14,353
17 Rebecca 14,195 0.863 -197 -12,753 17 Eric 20,748 1.213 -143 -18,359
18 Jamie 12,900 0.784 -596 -12,412 18 Timothy 17,984 1.052 -147 -15,654
19 Shannon 12,517 0.761 -1,459 -12,369 19 Jeffrey 17,485 1.023 -312 -16,482
20 Laura 11,320 0.688 -320 -10,385 20 Richard 17,448 1.020 -168 -15,329
21 Mary 10,659 0.648 -105 -8,332 21 Anthony 16,800 0.983 -17 -8,797
22 Julie 10,203 0.620 -566 -9,687 22 Thomas 16,590 0.970 -27 -9,811
23 Erin 10,198 0.620 -398 -9,463 23 Steven 16,492 0.965 -175 -14,470
24 Andrea 9,786 0.595 -110 -7,632 24 Andrew 16,035 0.938 -19 -8,801
25 Crystal 9,728 0.591 -692 -9,333 25 Mark 15,445 0.903 -185 -13,586
26 Rachel 8,976 0.546 -172 -7,432 26 Charles 14,741 0.862 -26 -8,137
27 Sara 8,710 0.530 -146 -7,018 27 Scott 14,212 0.831 -493 -13,671
28 Carrie 8,662 0.527 -1,740 -8,547 28 Jonathan 12,324 0.721 -35 -6,612
29 April 8,068 0.490 -447 -7,415 29 Benjamin 12,110 0.708 23 1,271
30 Christine 7,887 0.479 -896 -7,600 30 Justin 12,016 0.703 -111 -9,229
31 Danielle 7,616 0.463 -351 -6,807 31 Paul 11,811 0.691 -203 -10,186
32 Karen 7,444 0.453 -603 -6,976 32 Aaron 11,632 0.680 -28 -5,679
33 Amber 7,207 0.438 -438 -6,549 33 Adam 11,038 0.646 -45 -6,363
34 Tiffany 7,206 0.438 -656 -6,788 34 Chad 10,831 0.633 -863 -10,591
35 Tara 7,197 0.438 -996 -6,948 35 Gregory 10,054 0.588 -373 -9,276
36 Maria 7,088 0.431 -80 -4,493 36 Nathan 9,892 0.579 -12 -3,102
37 Emily 6,879 0.418 25 1,777 37 Shawn 9,864 0.577 -356 -9,062
38 Erica 6,622 0.403 -861 -6,326 38 Stephen 9,642 0.564 -246 -8,406
39 Monica 6,365 0.387 -569 -5,870 39 Kenneth 9,454 0.553 -187 -7,799
40 Misty 6,314 0.384 -4,052 -6,279 40 Patrick 8,309 0.486 -149 -6,198
41 Jill 6,240 0.379 -5,461 -6,217 41 Brandon 8,282 0.484 -83 -5,099
42 Stacy 6,155 0.374 -1,274 -5,983 42 Bryan 7,890 0.461 -190 -6,257
43 Dawn 6,095 0.371 -1,917 -5,995 43 Sean 7,639 0.447 -226 -6,329
44 Katherine 6,034 0.367 -68 -3,368 44 Travis 7,279 0.426 -269 -6,207
45 Susan 5,957 0.362 -1,034 -5,723 45 Jose 6,918 0.405 -44 -2,626
46 Jaime 5,906 0.359 -2,388 -5,833 46 Donald 6,867 0.402 -480 -6,334
47 Patricia 5,905 0.359 -866 -5,612 47 Edward 6,844 0.400 -122 -4,576
48 Cynthia 5,782 0.352 -645 -5,366 48 Keith 6,604 0.386 -456 -6,039
49 Wendy 5,762 0.350 -920 -5,492 49 Bradley 6,434 0.376 -198 -4,948
50 Tracy 5,757 0.350 -2,292 -5,679 50 Todd 6,277 0.367 -1,151 -6,121

 

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.