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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1976

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1976 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Jennifer 59,474 3.784 0 1,291 1 Michael 66,954 4.100 0 -1,500
2 Amy 31,341 1.994 0 -910 2 Jason 52,680 3.226 0 494
3 Melissa 25,095 1.596 1 930 3 Christopher 45,210 2.768 0 -1,382
4 Heather 24,198 1.539 -1 -101 4 David 39,294 2.406 1 117
5 Angela 22,042 1.402 0 -1,318 5 James 38,309 2.346 -1 -1,282
6 Michelle 19,555 1.244 0 -3,110 6 John 34,006 2.082 1 -1,091
7 Kimberly 18,966 1.207 0 -1,297 7 Robert 33,810 2.070 -1 -1,525
8 Jessica 18,370 1.169 5 5,441 8 Brian 30,532 1.869 0 -76
9 Lisa 17,351 1.104 -1 -783 9 Matthew 29,981 1.836 0 1,431
10 Amanda 15,590 0.992 4 2,937 10 Daniel 24,720 1.514 1 898
11 Stephanie 15,179 0.966 -2 -595 11 William 24,446 1.497 -1 -1,126
12 Rebecca 14,491 0.922 -1 565 12 Joseph 24,073 1.474 0 1,934
13 Nicole 14,451 0.919 -3 175 13 Eric 21,374 1.309 0 1,563
14 Christina 14,034 0.893 -2 1,059 14 Jeremy 20,139 1.233 10 4,936
15 Sarah 13,993 0.890 2 2,822 15 Kevin 18,481 1.132 0 397
16 Elizabeth 13,546 0.862 -1 1,073 16 Ryan 17,497 1.071 7 2,193
17 Shannon 13,371 0.851 4 4,000 17 Jeffrey 17,023 1.042 -3 -1,308
18 Jamie 12,538 0.798 50 8,304 18 Joshua 16,865 1.033 8 2,291
19 Kelly 11,794 0.750 -3 60 19 Richard 16,762 1.026 -3 -924
20 Laura 11,253 0.716 0 943 20 Steven 16,661 1.020 -2 -402
21 Julie 10,841 0.690 -3 -303 21 Timothy 16,628 1.018 1 674
22 Mary 10,318 0.656 -3 -649 22 Anthony 16,611 1.017 -1 117
23 Rachel 8,455 0.538 3 229 23 Thomas 16,128 0.988 -3 -420
24 Erin 8,384 0.533 14 1,491 24 Scott 15,728 0.963 -7 -1,597
25 Andrea 8,353 0.531 3 310 25 Mark 15,519 0.950 -6 -1,231
26 Christine 8,111 0.516 -4 -991 26 Charles 13,934 0.853 -1 -646
27 Sara 8,023 0.510 27 2,892 27 Andrew 13,316 0.815 1 554
28 Carrie 7,992 0.508 1 136 28 Paul 11,788 0.722 1 -229
29 Jaime 7,837 0.499 234 6,922 29 Chad 11,774 0.721 -2 -1,070
30 April 7,762 0.494 -5 -481 30 Aaron 11,351 0.695 2 802
31 Karen 7,505 0.477 -4 -661 31 Jonathan 11,318 0.693 -1 406
32 Tiffany 7,484 0.476 5 565 32 Benjamin 10,680 0.654 4 1,130
33 Danielle 7,363 0.468 9 946 33 Justin 10,155 0.622 4 1,262
34 Maria 7,347 0.467 -3 -177 34 Shawn 10,107 0.619 -3 -582
35 Dawn 7,049 0.448 -12 -1,697 35 Gregory 10,062 0.616 -2 -340
36 Crystal 6,945 0.442 7 701 36 Adam 9,946 0.609 2 1,292
37 Tracy 6,824 0.434 -13 -1,684 37 Stephen 9,730 0.596 -3 -6
38 Stacy 6,524 0.415 -4 -647 38 Kenneth 9,134 0.559 -3 -503
39 Wendy 6,466 0.411 -6 -1,009 39 Nathan 8,617 0.528 7 1,552
40 Susan 6,405 0.407 -8 -1,081 40 Brandon 7,792 0.477 4 703
41 Tammy 6,227 0.396 -11 -1,302 41 Patrick 7,643 0.468 -2 -420
42 Tara 6,024 0.383 -1 -432 42 Sean 7,579 0.464 -2 -14
43 Patricia 6,017 0.383 -7 -1,032 43 Bryan 7,292 0.446 4 280
44 Cynthia 6,014 0.383 -4 -526 44 Edward 7,056 0.432 -3 -332
45 Monica 5,981 0.381 4 504 45 Jose 7,055 0.432 3 86
46 Misty 5,906 0.376 1 353 46 Travis 6,835 0.419 5 873
47 Lori 5,849 0.372 -8 -800 47 Donald 6,799 0.416 -5 -399
48 Tina 5,746 0.366 -13 -1,319 48 Keith 6,750 0.413 1 -74
49 Amber 5,648 0.359 10 966 49 Ronald 6,461 0.396 -4 -605
50 Emily 5,547 0.353 -2 66 50 Todd 6,441 0.394 -7 -715

 

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.