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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 -309 -57,922 1 Michael 67,610 3.954 -11 -55,031
2 Melissa 26,885 1.634 -271 -25,717 2 Jason 55,653 3.255 -90 -51,432
3 Amy 26,731 1.625 -171 -25,007 3 Christopher 46,744 2.734 -35 -38,489
4 Jessica 24,843 1.510 -244 -23,572 4 David 40,541 2.371 -19 -30,417
5 Heather 23,777 1.445 -1,124 -23,558 5 James 40,054 2.343 1 -25,822
6 Angela 20,997 1.276 -228 -19,653 6 John 34,230 2.002 -21 -24,796
7 Michelle 19,538 1.188 -207 -18,117 7 Robert 34,220 2.001 -58 -28,713
8 Kimberly 18,285 1.112 -156 -16,462 8 Brian 32,501 1.901 -209 -30,738
9 Amanda 18,279 1.111 -325 -17,325 9 Matthew 31,974 1.870 -7 -20,363
10 Kelly 18,235 1.109 -585 -17,735 10 Joseph 26,492 1.549 -9 -16,132
11 Sarah 18,094 1.100 -51 -14,108 11 Daniel 26,076 1.525 -4 -14,436
12 Lisa 17,013 1.034 -872 -16,708 12 William 24,770 1.449 9 -9,866
13 Elizabeth 16,426 0.999 0 -7,511 13 Kevin 22,478 1.315 -88 -18,673
14 Stephanie 15,420 0.937 -273 -14,294 14 Joshua 22,076 1.291 -25 -13,837
15 Nicole 15,249 0.927 -168 -13,595 15 Jeremy 21,614 1.264 -178 -19,579
16 Christina 14,496 0.881 -392 -13,726 16 Ryan 21,257 1.243 -27 -13,605
17 Rebecca 14,194 0.863 -199 -12,778 17 Eric 20,747 1.213 -126 -17,990
18 Jamie 12,900 0.784 -597 -12,412 18 Timothy 17,981 1.052 -146 -15,588
19 Shannon 12,517 0.761 -1,322 -12,344 19 Jeffrey 17,483 1.022 -304 -16,434
20 Laura 11,320 0.688 -320 -10,381 20 Richard 17,447 1.020 -155 -15,178
21 Mary 10,659 0.648 -105 -8,278 21 Anthony 16,799 0.982 -11 -7,997
22 Julie 10,202 0.620 -496 -9,603 22 Thomas 16,592 0.970 -26 -9,461
23 Erin 10,198 0.620 -384 -9,427 23 Steven 16,489 0.964 -159 -14,341
24 Andrea 9,785 0.595 -104 -7,473 24 Andrew 16,034 0.938 -16 -7,819
25 Crystal 9,728 0.591 -619 -9,273 25 Mark 15,442 0.903 -178 -13,506
26 Rachel 8,976 0.546 -169 -7,385 26 Charles 14,743 0.862 -23 -7,613
27 Sara 8,709 0.529 -131 -6,837 27 Scott 14,211 0.831 -457 -13,609
28 Carrie 8,662 0.527 -1,637 -8,534 28 Jonathan 12,324 0.721 -27 -5,853
29 April 8,068 0.490 -424 -7,377 29 Benjamin 12,112 0.708 23 1,621
30 Christine 7,887 0.479 -756 -7,541 30 Justin 12,015 0.703 -96 -8,894
31 Danielle 7,616 0.463 -320 -6,710 31 Paul 11,807 0.691 -194 -10,123
32 Karen 7,444 0.453 -524 -6,892 32 Aaron 11,631 0.680 -14 -4,466
33 Amber 7,207 0.438 -368 -6,431 33 Adam 11,039 0.646 -44 -6,135
34 Tiffany 7,206 0.438 -546 -6,690 34 Chad 10,835 0.634 -922 -10,620
35 Tara 7,198 0.438 -950 -6,934 35 Gregory 10,054 0.588 -340 -9,173
36 Maria 7,084 0.431 -75 -4,385 36 Nathan 9,894 0.579 -9 -2,504
37 Emily 6,879 0.418 25 2,867 37 Shawn 9,866 0.577 -350 -9,045
38 Erica 6,621 0.403 -793 -6,296 38 Stephen 9,642 0.564 -233 -8,321
39 Monica 6,365 0.387 -587 -5,896 39 Kenneth 9,456 0.553 -179 -7,705
40 Misty 6,314 0.384 -3,833 -6,275 40 Patrick 8,310 0.486 -131 -6,027
41 Jill 6,239 0.379 -3,661 -6,198 41 Brandon 8,283 0.484 -73 -4,809
42 Stacy 6,155 0.374 -1,303 -5,983 42 Bryan 7,890 0.461 -168 -6,063
43 Dawn 6,095 0.371 -1,937 -5,996 43 Sean 7,640 0.447 -208 -6,171
44 Katherine 6,032 0.367 -61 -3,199 44 Travis 7,279 0.426 -256 -6,118
45 Susan 5,955 0.362 -918 -5,683 45 Jose 6,917 0.405 -36 -2,142
46 Jaime 5,906 0.359 -2,729 -5,845 46 Donald 6,867 0.402 -442 -6,273
47 Patricia 5,905 0.359 -842 -5,603 47 Edward 6,844 0.400 -122 -4,535
48 Cynthia 5,783 0.352 -589 -5,323 48 Keith 6,604 0.386 -445 -6,022
49 Wendy 5,763 0.350 -1,049 -5,534 49 Bradley 6,432 0.376 -181 -4,794
50 Tracy 5,757 0.350 -2,114 -5,669 50 Todd 6,277 0.367 -1,117 -6,117

 

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.