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Baby Names : 1970 - 1979

Here are the most popular names of the decade.

  • SSA is Social Security Administration (alternate spellings are not combined) and
  • SFS is Some Fun Site (alternate spellings are combined).

Male names are first. Or you can start with the female names.

  • Most Popular is the total of the names over the whole decade.
  • Most Change is the difference in count between the first year and last year of the decade. It has the subcategories of Rising and Falling
    • Rising is the highest difference in count (which name has improved the most over the decade).
    • Falling is the lowest difference in count between the first year and last year of the decade (which name has dropped the most over the decade).

Top 25 Names of the Decade - 1970s

Male Names

Most Popular

Original (SSA)

1. Michael 707351
2. Christopher 475413
3. Jason 462670
4. David 445695
5. James 444768
6. John 402621
7. Robert 397268
8. Brian 322705
9. William 283440
10. Matthew 277769
11. Joseph 244752
12. Daniel 244400
13. Kevin 212278
14. Eric 211478
15. Jeffrey 202885
16. Richard 202842
17. Scott 194566
18. Mark 194274
19. Steven 188088
20. Thomas 186739
21. Timothy 181273
22. Anthony 174818
23. Charles 163034
24. Joshua 140318
25. Ryan 139638

Adjusted (SFS)

1. Michael 734403
2. Christopher 493037
3. Jason 470048
4. David 445695
5. James 444768
6. John 431305
7. Brian 398493
8. Robert 397268
9. Steven 295880
10. Matthew 288616
11. William 283440
12. Jeffrey 262676
13. Eric 255345
14. Daniel 245791
15. Joseph 245776
16. Mark 226102
17. Kevin 213452
18. Shawn 210986
19. Richard 202842
20. Scott 198015
21. Thomas 189345
22. Timothy 182021
23. Anthony 174818
24. Charles 163034
25. Jeremy 147318

Most Change

Rising (SSA)

1. Joshua 28942
2. Jason 23069
3. Ryan 20860
4. Nicholas 18638
5. Jeremy 16689
6. Matthew 15429
7. Justin 14994
8. Adam 12736
9. Christopher 8875
10. Brandon 8757
11. Benjamin 8584
12. Nathan 8168
13. Travis 6719
14. Jacob 6629
15. Andrew 6625
16. Aaron 6485
17. Jonathan 6119
18. Daniel 4974
19. Jared 3921
20. Jesse 3910
21. Shaun 3744
22. Dustin 3613
23. Zachary 3602
24. Chad 3509
25. Jeremiah 3504

Rising (SFS)

1. Joshua 28942
2. Jason 23478
3. Ryan 20860
4. Nicholas 20095
5. Jeremy 17679
6. Matthew 15854
7. Justin 15166
8. Adam 12736
9. Christopher 11265
10. Brandon 8977
11. Benjamin 8584
12. Nathan 8168
13. Jonathan 7443
14. Travis 6719
15. Aaron 6652
16. Jacob 6629
17. Andrew 6625
18. Jared 5824
19. Daniel 4934
20. Luis 4519
21. Jesse 4205
22. Zachary 4022
23. Jeremiah 3714
24. Dustin 3613
25. Chad 3509

Falling (SSA)

1. Robert -23188
2. John -23093
3. James -22421
4. David -19711
5. Michael -17599
6. Mark -17116
7. William -14206
8. Scott -14137
9. Richard -13748
10. Jeffrey -13297
11. Steven -10480
12. Thomas -10208
13. Todd -9433
14. Paul -8569
15. Kevin -8256
16. Ronald -7918
17. Charles -7600
18. Kenneth -7575
19. Gregory -7177
20. Donald -5893
21. Gary -5693
22. Troy -5485
23. Edward -5426
24. Craig -5356
25. Douglas -5237

Falling (SFS)

1. John -25169
2. Robert -23188
3. James -22421
4. Mark -19872
5. David -19711
6. Michael -18198
7. Jeffrey -16973
8. Steven -15358
9. Scott -14585
10. William -14206
11. Richard -13748
12. Thomas -10194
13. Todd -9718
14. Paul -8569
15. Kevin -8327
16. Ronald -7918
17. Kenneth -7627
18. Charles -7600
19. Gregory -7205
20. Donald -5893
21. Gary -5837
22. Troy -5485
23. Craig -5464
24. Edward -5426
25. Douglas -5374

Female Names

Most Popular

Original (SSA)

1. Jennifer 581649
2. Amy 268971
3. Melissa 253239
4. Michelle 249079
5. Kimberly 229072
6. Lisa 228610
7. Angela 225173
8. Heather 203891
9. Stephanie 160428
10. Nicole 144619
11. Jessica 143447
12. Elizabeth 142829
13. Rebecca 137278
14. Kelly 133528
15. Mary 126287
16. Christina 125720
17. Amanda 123903
18. Julie 121923
19. Sarah 118791
20. Laura 118174
21. Shannon 113775
22. Christine 103218
23. Tammy 98819
24. Tracy 95522
25. Karen 95193

Adjusted (SFS)

1. Jennifer 589815
2. Michelle 308862
3. Amy 298953
4. Melissa 265703
5. Kimberly 243778
6. Lisa 230009
7. Angela 225724
8. Heather 203891
9. Kelly 182516
10. Sarah 175725
11. Stephanie 171365
12. Christina 166812
13. Nicole 166653
14. Tracy 159438
15. Stacy 156631
16. Carrie 148678
17. Rebecca 147895
18. Elizabeth 147529
19. Jessica 143447
20. Mary 127884
21. Laura 125942
22. Amanda 123903
23. Christine 123765
24. Tonya 123553
25. Julie 122899

Most Change

Rising (SSA)

1. Amanda 28379
2. Jessica 23747
3. Sarah 15402
4. Jennifer 10554
5. Melissa 10310
6. Amber 9790
7. Crystal 9652
8. Jamie 8955
9. Nicole 8807
10. Erin 7768
11. Megan 7023
12. Christina 6869
13. April 6300
14. Heather 6180
15. Brandy 6168
16. Emily 6043
17. Tiffany 5612
18. Sara 5583
19. Erica 5386
20. Misty 4632
21. Danielle 4606
22. Lauren 4307
23. Rachel 4198
24. Brandi 3930
25. Katie 3804

Rising (SFS)

1. Amanda 28379
2. Jessica 23747
3. Sarah 20985
4. Katherine 17369
5. Kristy 15759
6. Jamie 12729
7. Brandy 12215
8. Crystal 11315
9. Nicole 10979
10. Melissa 10604
11. Jennifer 10531
12. Megan 10361
13. Amber 9790
14. Kristen 9473
15. Christina 8428
16. Erin 7768
17. Erica 6855
18. Lindsay 6791
19. April 6300
20. Emily 6249
21. Heather 6180
22. Tiffany 5978
23. Rachel 5254
24. Rebecca 4990
25. Anne 4874

Falling (SSA)

1. Lisa -21667
2. Kimberly -16490
3. Tammy -15837
4. Michelle -14786
5. Tracy -13077
6. Karen -11102
7. Dawn -10950
8. Susan -10544
9. Pamela -9555
10. Tina -9188
11. Lori -9011
12. Mary -8653
13. Christine -8374
14. Cynthia -7985
15. Julie -7908
16. Donna -7774
17. Patricia -7767
18. Deborah -7672
19. Sandra -7252
20. Michele -7214
21. Wendy -6609
22. Sharon -6487
23. Teresa -6129
24. Denise -6079
25. Linda -6013

Falling (SFS)

1. Michelle -22648
2. Tracy -22382
3. Lisa -22151
4. Tammy -18839
5. Kimberly -18314
6. Catherine -15814
7. Deborah -13574
8. Lori -13418
9. Christy -12707
10. Karen -12460
11. Dawn -10950
12. Susan -10544
13. Kristin -10505
14. Christine -10453
15. Pamela -9755
16. Teresa -9711
17. Sherry -9668
18. Tina -9334
19. Ann -9032
20. Mary -8699
21. Julie -8198
22. Cynthia -7985
23. Donna -7925
24. Patricia -7767
25. Sandra -7266

View Top 1000 Names for each year of the 1970s


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