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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 0 -510 1 Michael 67,610 3.954 0 646
2 Melissa 26,885 1.634 1 1,792 2 Jason 55,653 3.255 0 2,972
3 Amy 26,731 1.625 -1 -4,610 3 Christopher 46,744 2.734 0 1,531
4 Jessica 24,843 1.510 4 6,475 4 David 40,541 2.371 0 1,242
5 Heather 23,777 1.445 -1 -422 5 James 40,054 2.343 0 1,748
6 Angela 20,997 1.276 -1 -1,044 6 John 34,230 2.002 0 222
7 Michelle 19,538 1.188 -1 -17 7 Robert 34,220 2.001 0 411
8 Kimberly 18,285 1.112 -1 -682 8 Brian 32,501 1.901 0 1,966
9 Amanda 18,279 1.111 1 2,688 9 Matthew 31,974 1.870 0 1,992
10 Kelly 18,235 1.109 9 6,444 10 Joseph 26,492 1.549 2 2,420
11 Sarah 18,094 1.100 4 4,101 11 Daniel 26,076 1.525 -1 1,358
12 Lisa 17,013 1.034 -3 -337 12 William 24,770 1.449 -1 323
13 Elizabeth 16,426 0.999 3 2,878 13 Kevin 22,478 1.315 2 3,996
14 Stephanie 15,420 0.937 -3 241 14 Joshua 22,076 1.291 4 5,209
15 Nicole 15,249 0.927 -2 797 15 Jeremy 21,614 1.264 -1 1,476
16 Christina 14,496 0.881 -2 462 16 Ryan 21,257 1.243 0 3,756
17 Rebecca 14,194 0.863 -5 -297 17 Eric 20,747 1.213 -4 -628
18 Jamie 12,900 0.784 0 361 18 Timothy 17,981 1.052 3 1,351
19 Shannon 12,517 0.761 -2 -855 19 Jeffrey 17,483 1.022 -2 458
20 Laura 11,320 0.688 0 67 20 Richard 17,447 1.020 -1 683
21 Mary 10,659 0.648 1 341 21 Anthony 16,799 0.982 1 187
22 Julie 10,202 0.620 -1 -639 22 Thomas 16,592 0.970 1 467
23 Erin 10,198 0.620 1 1,814 23 Steven 16,489 0.964 -3 -172
24 Andrea 9,785 0.595 1 1,434 24 Andrew 16,034 0.938 3 2,717
25 Crystal 9,728 0.591 11 2,783 25 Mark 15,442 0.903 0 -75
26 Rachel 8,976 0.546 -3 520 26 Charles 14,743 0.862 0 806
27 Sara 8,709 0.529 0 685 27 Scott 14,211 0.831 -3 -1,525
28 Carrie 8,662 0.527 0 670 28 Jonathan 12,324 0.721 3 1,004
29 April 8,068 0.490 1 306 29 Benjamin 12,112 0.708 3 1,432
30 Christine 7,887 0.479 -4 -223 30 Justin 12,015 0.703 3 1,858
31 Danielle 7,616 0.463 2 253 31 Paul 11,807 0.691 -3 20
32 Karen 7,444 0.453 -1 -59 32 Aaron 11,631 0.680 -2 280
33 Amber 7,207 0.438 16 1,559 33 Adam 11,039 0.646 3 1,094
34 Tiffany 7,206 0.438 -2 -278 34 Chad 10,835 0.634 -5 -941
35 Tara 7,198 0.438 7 1,174 35 Gregory 10,054 0.588 0 -8
36 Maria 7,084 0.431 -2 -264 36 Nathan 9,894 0.579 3 1,278
37 Emily 6,879 0.418 13 1,332 37 Shawn 9,866 0.577 -3 -241
38 Erica 6,621 0.403 16 1,387 38 Stephen 9,642 0.564 -1 -88
39 Monica 6,365 0.387 6 384 39 Kenneth 9,456 0.553 -1 322
40 Misty 6,314 0.384 6 408 40 Patrick 8,310 0.486 1 669
41 Jill 6,239 0.379 11 955 41 Brandon 8,283 0.484 -1 491
42 Stacy 6,155 0.374 -4 -369 42 Bryan 7,890 0.461 1 598
43 Dawn 6,095 0.371 -8 -954 43 Sean 7,640 0.447 -1 62
44 Katherine 6,032 0.367 13 976 44 Travis 7,279 0.426 2 444
45 Susan 5,955 0.362 -5 -451 45 Jose 6,917 0.405 0 -136
46 Jaime 5,906 0.359 -17 -1,930 46 Donald 6,867 0.402 1 68
47 Patricia 5,905 0.359 -4 -112 47 Edward 6,844 0.400 -3 -210
48 Cynthia 5,783 0.352 -4 -231 48 Keith 6,604 0.386 0 -146
49 Wendy 5,763 0.350 -10 -704 49 Bradley 6,432 0.376 2 450
50 Tracy 5,757 0.350 -13 -1,067 50 Todd 6,277 0.367 0 -164

 

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.