Most Popular Names

Here are the 10 most popular baby names in United States of 1979 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 1979:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 Michael 3.781 67,717
2 Christopher 2.829 50,671
3 Jason 2.813 50,381
4 David 2.348 42,059
5 James 2.198 39,361
6 Matthew 1.990 35,636
7 John 1.978 35,425
8 Robert 1.900 34,024
9 Joshua 1.738 31,127
10 Brian 1.601 28,669
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Jennifer 3.292 56,713
2 Melissa 1.976 34,050
3 Amanda 1.853 31,924
4 Jessica 1.612 27,777
5 Amy 1.255 21,613
6 Sarah 1.220 21,017
7 Heather 1.210 20,837
8 Angela 1.176 20,256
9 Nicole 1.132 19,505
10 Michelle 1.118 19,261