Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 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
11 Joseph 1.600 28,657
12 Daniel 1.592 28,515
13 William 1.378 24,685
14 Ryan 1.295 23,201
15 Nicholas 1.192 21,343
16 Jeremy 1.173 21,010
17 Eric 1.132 20,269
18 Timothy 1.064 19,065
19 Kevin 1.046 18,732
20 Andrew 1.040 18,620
21 Anthony 0.979 17,527
22 Justin 0.971 17,395
23 Adam 0.953 17,064
24 Jeffrey 0.942 16,869
25 Richard 0.934 16,720
26 Thomas 0.920 16,477
27 Steven 0.912 16,327
28 Charles 0.828 14,828
29 Scott 0.807 14,456
30 Mark 0.803 14,383
31 Jonathan 0.800 14,328
32 Aaron 0.730 13,071
33 Benjamin 0.699 12,517
34 Paul 0.650 11,644
35 Brandon 0.631 11,306
36 Travis 0.617 11,048
37 Nathan 0.600 10,742
38 Chad 0.567 10,154
39 Patrick 0.557 9,985
40 Stephen 0.553 9,899
41 Kenneth 0.516 9,242
42 Gregory 0.509 9,112
43 Shawn 0.442 7,917
44 Jose 0.437 7,834
45 Jacob 0.421 7,549
46 Bryan 0.416 7,447
47 Bradley 0.387 6,930
48 Edward 0.384 6,879
49 Sean 0.383 6,862
50 Jesse 0.373 6,684
51 Donald 0.364 6,511
52 Keith 0.345 6,187
53 Peter 0.339 6,075
54 Ronald 0.318 5,700
55 Samuel 0.317 5,681
56 Kyle 0.304 5,452
57 George 0.293 5,251
58 Douglas 0.289 5,172
59 Gary 0.281 5,038
60 Todd 0.278 4,988
61 Juan 0.276 4,936
62 Dustin 0.273 4,898
63 Corey 0.265 4,738
64 Shaun 0.264 4,735
65 Jared 0.261 4,668
66 Erik 0.259 4,637
67 Shane 0.250 4,480
68 Phillip 0.247 4,425
69 Larry 0.245 4,393
70 Raymond 0.242 4,335
71 Joel 0.235 4,213
72 Derek 0.235 4,203
73 Carlos 0.232 4,163
74 Zachary 0.232 4,158
75 Dennis 0.228 4,080
76 Marcus 0.226 4,045
77 Craig 0.225 4,023
78 Frank 0.219 3,931
79 Antonio 0.212 3,799
80 Derrick 0.208 3,729
81 Jeremiah 0.208 3,720
82 Cory 0.200 3,589
83 Philip 0.193 3,462
84 Brent 0.193 3,461
85 Jerry 0.192 3,442
86 Randy 0.191 3,416
87 Jeffery 0.187 3,355
88 Jamie 0.181 3,237
89 Gabriel 0.181 3,235
90 Wesley 0.180 3,231
91 Curtis 0.179 3,202
92 Russell 0.175 3,132
93 Casey 0.172 3,087
94 Alexander 0.171 3,056
95 Nathaniel 0.170 3,042
96 Terry 0.170 3,038
97 Brett 0.167 3,000
98 Billy 0.167 2,999
99 Troy 0.165 2,959
100 Carl 0.162 2,900
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
11 Elizabeth 1.049 18,070
12 Kimberly 1.024 17,639
13 Lisa 1.003 17,286
14 Christina 0.955 16,457
15 Stephanie 0.941 16,204
16 Kelly 0.888 15,299
17 Rebecca 0.844 14,543
18 Crystal 0.782 13,465
19 Jamie 0.706 12,155
20 Laura 0.690 11,884
21 Erin 0.653 11,255
22 Amber 0.643 11,079
23 April 0.633 10,902
24 Mary 0.612 10,551
25 Shannon 0.602 10,364
26 Andrea 0.600 10,339
27 Rachel 0.594 10,231
28 Tiffany 0.558 9,611
29 Julie 0.537 9,254
30 Sara 0.502 8,655
31 Megan 0.481 8,291
32 Erica 0.475 8,178
33 Danielle 0.463 7,979
34 Emily 0.463 7,975
35 Christine 0.446 7,685
36 Katherine 0.433 7,468
37 Maria 0.425 7,320
38 Tara 0.395 6,808
39 Brandy 0.393 6,775
40 Monica 0.382 6,585
41 Carrie 0.369 6,357
42 Misty 0.336 5,785
43 Stacy 0.331 5,709
44 Patricia 0.328 5,652
45 Lauren 0.326 5,622
46 Karen 0.325 5,603
47 Alicia 0.322 5,544
48 Holly 0.319 5,487
49 Tracy 0.313 5,391
50 Kathryn 0.308 5,313
51 Susan 0.302 5,200
52 Jill 0.301 5,194
53 Melanie 0.292 5,022
54 Dana 0.287 4,945
55 Cynthia 0.286 4,934
56 Kristy 0.283 4,878
57 Dawn 0.274 4,726
58 Tina 0.272 4,678
59 Anna 0.271 4,664
60 Stacey 0.268 4,616
61 Brandi 0.267 4,606
62 Kristen 0.265 4,572
63 Katie 0.262 4,507
64 Wendy 0.261 4,498
65 Leslie 0.261 4,497
66 Samantha 0.259 4,460
67 Ashley 0.258 4,448
68 Natalie 0.258 4,442
69 Lori 0.257 4,432
70 Allison 0.256 4,407
71 Courtney 0.251 4,324
72 Christy 0.249 4,285
73 Kristin 0.247 4,263
74 Kristina 0.240 4,130
75 Vanessa 0.238 4,101
76 Veronica 0.236 4,059
77 Sandra 0.232 3,994
78 Catherine 0.225 3,875
79 Tammy 0.218 3,758
80 Jacqueline 0.217 3,740
81 Mindy 0.215 3,708
82 Melinda 0.215 3,706
83 Heidi 0.213 3,668
84 Kathleen 0.211 3,643
85 Brooke 0.204 3,513
86 Tonya 0.203 3,493
87 Teresa 0.202 3,479
88 Lindsay 0.201 3,465
89 Valerie 0.198 3,408
90 Pamela 0.195 3,365
91 Erika 0.193 3,318
92 Denise 0.189 3,262
93 Tanya 0.187 3,224
94 Cheryl 0.186 3,209
95 Robin 0.186 3,208
96 Gina 0.181 3,113
97 Jaime 0.179 3,086
98 Leah 0.179 3,082
99 Katrina 0.174 3,001
100 Theresa 0.174 2,995