Most Popular Names

Here are the 10 most popular baby names in United States of 1972 for girls and boys. Click on a name below to learn baby name meanings and more.

Most Popular Names For Births In the United States 1972:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 Michael 4.265 71,420
2 Christopher 3.117 52,193
3 James 2.812 47,090
4 David 2.769 46,375
5 John 2.578 43,175
6 Robert 2.569 43,030
7 Jason 2.236 37,450
8 Brian 2.169 36,326
9 William 1.823 30,523
10 Matthew 1.370 22,947
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Jennifer 3.945 63,605
2 Michelle 1.816 29,283
3 Lisa 1.708 27,547
4 Kimberly 1.631 26,296
5 Amy 1.604 25,870
6 Angela 1.461 23,553
7 Melissa 1.395 22,493
8 Stephanie 1.047 16,884
9 Heather 1.012 16,319
10 Nicole 0.977 15,754