Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 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
11 Daniel 1.547 26,433
12 Joshua 1.475 25,206
13 William 1.415 24,181
14 Ryan 1.249 21,335
15 Kevin 1.177 20,105
16 Eric 1.157 19,771
17 Timothy 1.148 19,608
18 Jeremy 1.142 19,514
19 Jeffrey 0.995 16,998
20 Anthony 0.984 16,803
21 Andrew 0.980 16,744
22 Richard 0.979 16,730
23 Thomas 0.965 16,486
24 Steven 0.960 16,401
25 Nicholas 0.957 16,348
26 Mark 0.869 14,854
27 Charles 0.869 14,847
28 Justin 0.830 14,186
29 Adam 0.815 13,919
30 Scott 0.792 13,536
31 Jonathan 0.733 12,523
32 Aaron 0.721 12,313
33 Paul 0.686 11,727
34 Benjamin 0.668 11,410
35 Chad 0.592 10,115
36 Nathan 0.579 9,892
37 Stephen 0.577 9,856
38 Gregory 0.547 9,346
39 Shawn 0.544 9,286
40 Brandon 0.541 9,248
41 Kenneth 0.528 9,018
42 Patrick 0.518 8,846
43 Bryan 0.427 7,294
44 Jose 0.418 7,143
45 Sean 0.413 7,060
46 Travis 0.407 6,952
47 Edward 0.379 6,479
48 Donald 0.376 6,426
49 Keith 0.361 6,173
50 Jacob 0.361 6,160
51 Shaun 0.357 6,106
52 Jesse 0.357 6,102
53 Bradley 0.357 6,100
54 Peter 0.344 5,882
55 Ronald 0.337 5,754
56 Todd 0.322 5,502
57 Samuel 0.316 5,392
58 George 0.310 5,289
59 Douglas 0.302 5,155
60 Gary 0.299 5,116
61 Corey 0.289 4,939
62 Juan 0.283 4,828
63 Kyle 0.264 4,513
63 Larry 0.264 4,513
65 Shane 0.262 4,482
66 Craig 0.262 4,476
67 Phillip 0.256 4,366
68 Dustin 0.244 4,176
69 Raymond 0.242 4,137
70 Marcus 0.234 4,002
71 Dennis 0.226 3,858
72 Jared 0.225 3,848
73 Cory 0.225 3,847
74 Joel 0.223 3,809
75 Derek 0.222 3,800
76 Derrick 0.222 3,786
77 Frank 0.221 3,772
78 Carlos 0.218 3,722
79 Antonio 0.215 3,676
80 Jeffery 0.207 3,542
81 Jeremiah 0.201 3,441
82 Jerry 0.201 3,429
83 Wesley 0.194 3,308
84 Philip 0.193 3,298
85 Erik 0.191 3,263
86 Randy 0.188 3,215
87 Brent 0.186 3,181
88 Troy 0.185 3,156
89 Gabriel 0.183 3,130
90 Zachary 0.183 3,129
91 Terry 0.181 3,086
92 Casey 0.176 3,007
93 Russell 0.175 2,982
94 Nathaniel 0.171 2,925
95 Jamie 0.168 2,866
96 Curtis 0.165 2,826
97 Tony 0.162 2,765
98 Alexander 0.161 2,744
99 Billy 0.158 2,697
100 Carl 0.153 2,607
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
11 Lisa 1.036 17,025
12 Kelly 1.033 16,985
13 Kimberly 1.027 16,872
14 Elizabeth 1.023 16,812
15 Christina 0.996 16,366
16 Stephanie 0.987 16,226
17 Rebecca 0.840 13,801
18 Crystal 0.766 12,591
19 Laura 0.684 11,243
20 Jamie 0.668 10,982
21 Erin 0.657 10,793
22 Shannon 0.645 10,601
23 Andrea 0.637 10,466
24 Mary 0.611 10,047
25 Rachel 0.597 9,806
26 Julie 0.596 9,799
27 April 0.583 9,586
28 Sara 0.539 8,866
29 Christine 0.503 8,273
30 Amber 0.497 8,172
31 Danielle 0.486 7,983
32 Tiffany 0.469 7,701
33 Emily 0.455 7,479
34 Erica 0.447 7,341
35 Carrie 0.445 7,319
36 Maria 0.426 7,006
37 Brandy 0.407 6,695
38 Katherine 0.403 6,625
39 Karen 0.388 6,373
40 Tara 0.385 6,329
41 Megan 0.359 5,897
42 Monica 0.357 5,865
43 Misty 0.355 5,833
44 Stacy 0.351 5,775
45 Tina 0.347 5,695
46 Jill 0.345 5,674
47 Tracy 0.342 5,626
48 Patricia 0.335 5,498
49 Susan 0.330 5,418
50 Cynthia 0.329 5,403
51 Kristy 0.324 5,332
52 Dawn 0.317 5,216
53 Stacey 0.304 5,000
54 Melanie 0.304 4,993
55 Holly 0.303 4,974
56 Wendy 0.299 4,918
57 Kathryn 0.293 4,809
58 Alicia 0.289 4,746
59 Christy 0.284 4,663
60 Lori 0.282 4,633
61 Brandi 0.274 4,500
62 Kristen 0.266 4,368
63 Leslie 0.264 4,342
64 Kristina 0.257 4,228
65 Anna 0.254 4,170
65 Natalie 0.254 4,170
67 Tammy 0.248 4,074
68 Courtney 0.246 4,035
69 Dana 0.244 4,006
70 Sandra 0.244 4,005
71 Jaime 0.244 4,002
72 Catherine 0.241 3,956
73 Veronica 0.240 3,937
74 Samantha 0.237 3,889
75 Allison 0.235 3,868
76 Vanessa 0.234 3,849
77 Tonya 0.233 3,827
78 Kristin 0.232 3,809
79 Kathleen 0.228 3,749
80 Lauren 0.223 3,671
81 Tanya 0.218 3,578
82 Jacqueline 0.218 3,576
83 Heidi 0.217 3,567
84 Melinda 0.217 3,562
85 Denise 0.214 3,520
86 Michele 0.212 3,485
87 Ashley 0.212 3,483
88 Teresa 0.211 3,472
89 Robin 0.209 3,442
90 Katie 0.208 3,419
91 Sabrina 0.204 3,349
92 Valerie 0.201 3,299
93 Gina 0.196 3,222
94 Cheryl 0.193 3,169
95 Lindsay 0.190 3,121
96 Mandy 0.189 3,106
97 Nancy 0.185 3,048
98 Kristi 0.182 2,993
99 Renee 0.181 2,969
100 Linda 0.179 2,936