Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 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
11 Scott 1.366 22,868
12 Joseph 1.342 22,467
13 Kevin 1.336 22,367
14 Richard 1.333 22,321
15 Daniel 1.320 22,109
16 Eric 1.316 22,041
17 Jeffrey 1.295 21,686
18 Mark 1.284 21,508
19 Steven 1.186 19,860
20 Thomas 1.168 19,567
21 Timothy 1.051 17,604
22 Anthony 1.043 17,459
23 Charles 1.014 16,980
24 Paul 0.870 14,568
25 Chad 0.800 13,400
26 Gregory 0.781 13,072
27 Kenneth 0.737 12,338
28 Shawn 0.674 11,287
29 Stephen 0.660 11,047
30 Andrew 0.605 10,127
31 Todd 0.597 9,991
32 Ronald 0.568 9,507
33 Sean 0.565 9,460
34 Edward 0.555 9,300
35 Patrick 0.554 9,278
36 Donald 0.553 9,264
37 Jonathan 0.551 9,224
38 Keith 0.547 9,159
39 Ryan 0.532 8,906
40 Aaron 0.470 7,865
41 Gary 0.464 7,764
42 Jeremy 0.442 7,405
43 Douglas 0.442 7,395
44 George 0.428 7,160
45 Bryan 0.420 7,037
46 Craig 0.402 6,734
47 Larry 0.395 6,609
48 Peter 0.387 6,475
49 Troy 0.379 6,352
50 Jose 0.354 5,930
51 Adam 0.343 5,747
52 Dennis 0.335 5,608
53 Jerry 0.334 5,601
54 Raymond 0.325 5,444
55 Shane 0.313 5,243
56 Frank 0.308 5,166
57 Travis 0.307 5,137
58 Jeffery 0.303 5,072
59 Joshua 0.301 5,038
60 Justin 0.297 4,974
61 Bradley 0.288 4,829
62 Terry 0.285 4,774
63 Brandon 0.277 4,631
64 Benjamin 0.269 4,499
65 Rodney 0.261 4,363
66 Samuel 0.251 4,211
67 Derek 0.248 4,146
68 Tony 0.239 4,000
69 Russell 0.226 3,786
70 Randy 0.223 3,740
71 Marcus 0.220 3,688
72 Jamie 0.220 3,679
73 Juan 0.219 3,673
74 Johnny 0.213 3,567
75 Roger 0.211 3,541
76 Brent 0.211 3,538
77 Phillip 0.211 3,532
78 Joel 0.211 3,530
79 Nathan 0.210 3,520
80 Brett 0.210 3,511
81 Chris 0.208 3,478
82 Billy 0.207 3,472
83 Marc 0.207 3,465
84 Carlos 0.205 3,436
85 Carl 0.204 3,408
86 Erik 0.203 3,397
87 Danny 0.197 3,306
88 Jesse 0.193 3,232
89 Jon 0.192 3,223
90 Bobby 0.190 3,178
91 Derrick 0.184 3,086
92 Curtis 0.184 3,076
93 Antonio 0.180 3,019
94 Shannon 0.180 3,014
95 Corey 0.179 2,994
96 Christian 0.177 2,961
97 Jimmy 0.175 2,932
98 Walter 0.174 2,914
99 Nicholas 0.170 2,846
100 Lawrence 0.169 2,826
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
11 Tammy 0.881 14,210
12 Julie 0.873 14,069
13 Mary 0.854 13,763
14 Rebecca 0.822 13,252
15 Elizabeth 0.756 12,184
16 Christine 0.744 11,993
17 Laura 0.730 11,774
18 Tina 0.714 11,518
19 Tracy 0.709 11,435
20 Dawn 0.703 11,339
21 Karen 0.694 11,190
22 Shannon 0.680 10,961
23 Kelly 0.679 10,942
24 Susan 0.656 10,574
25 Cynthia 0.631 10,174
26 Christina 0.631 10,172
27 Patricia 0.596 9,606
28 Lori 0.585 9,440
29 Wendy 0.529 8,533
30 Andrea 0.497 8,014
31 Sandra 0.490 7,909
32 Maria 0.477 7,687
33 Stacy 0.472 7,604
34 Pamela 0.464 7,483
35 Denise 0.458 7,383
36 Michele 0.457 7,376
37 Tonya 0.449 7,245
38 Tara 0.448 7,229
39 Teresa 0.445 7,178
40 Rachel 0.398 6,418
41 Stacey 0.396 6,385
42 Melanie 0.390 6,293
43 Deborah 0.390 6,285
44 Brenda 0.389 6,271
45 Donna 0.388 6,264
46 Jessica 0.385 6,206
47 Monica 0.380 6,129
48 April 0.379 6,118
49 Sarah 0.379 6,112
49 Sharon 0.379 6,112
51 Linda 0.356 5,748
52 Dana 0.348 5,607
53 Carrie 0.336 5,424
54 Tanya 0.335 5,407
55 Robin 0.333 5,371
56 Cheryl 0.319 5,136
57 Kathleen 0.316 5,102
58 Barbara 0.315 5,083
59 Crystal 0.313 5,040
60 Rhonda 0.310 4,999
61 Tiffany 0.301 4,848
62 Nancy 0.299 4,825
62 Jill 0.299 4,825
64 Heidi 0.293 4,723
65 Catherine 0.291 4,687
66 Debra 0.289 4,665
67 Kristin 0.285 4,588
68 Theresa 0.283 4,570
69 Katherine 0.280 4,513
70 Sherry 0.276 4,449
71 Holly 0.271 4,375
72 Paula 0.264 4,260
73 Danielle 0.260 4,199
74 Christy 0.260 4,189
75 Leslie 0.259 4,180
76 Amanda 0.259 4,177
77 Renee 0.254 4,090
78 Gina 0.252 4,057
79 Jacqueline 0.236 3,800
80 Cindy 0.232 3,738
81 Melinda 0.228 3,671
82 Veronica 0.221 3,568
83 Diana 0.220 3,546
84 Tamara 0.219 3,530
85 Kristen 0.219 3,528
86 Erica 0.214 3,444
86 Anna 0.214 3,444
88 Tracey 0.211 3,406
89 Sheila 0.211 3,398
89 Yolanda 0.211 3,398
91 Ann 0.209 3,364
92 Suzanne 0.205 3,301
93 Erin 0.204 3,294
94 Shelly 0.204 3,289
95 Margaret 0.204 3,288
96 Alicia 0.203 3,266
97 Jodi 0.202 3,261
98 Laurie 0.200 3,228
99 Victoria 0.199 3,208
100 Valerie 0.198 3,191