Most Popular Names

Here are the 10 most popular baby names in United States of 1978 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 1978:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 Michael 3.930 67,139
2 Jason 3.021 51,614
3 Christopher 2.766 47,246
4 David 2.382 40,687
5 James 2.336 39,903
6 Matthew 2.008 34,313
7 John 1.991 34,018
8 Robert 1.953 33,369
9 Brian 1.724 29,448
10 Joseph 1.562 26,677
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Jennifer 3.426 56,310
2 Melissa 1.724 28,331
3 Jessica 1.588 26,103
4 Amy 1.413 23,219
5 Heather 1.355 22,265
6 Amanda 1.248 20,518
7 Angela 1.248 20,503
8 Sarah 1.216 19,980
9 Michelle 1.148 18,861
10 Nicole 1.051 17,267