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See Baby Name Trends of the 1970's for more info.
 

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Jennifer 1   Michael 1
    Michelle 2   Christopher 2
    Lisa 3   James 3
    Kimberly 4   David 4
    Amy 5   John 5
    Angela 6   Robert 6
    Melissa 7   Jason 7
    Stephanie 8   Brian 8
    Heather 9   William 9
    Nicole 10   Matthew 10
    Tammy 11   Scott 11
    Julie 12   Joseph 12
    Mary 13   Kevin 13
    Rebecca 14   Richard 14
    Elizabeth 15   Daniel 15
    Christine 16   Eric 16
    Laura 17   Jeffrey 17
    Tina 18   Mark 18
    Tracy 19   Steven 19
    Dawn 20   Thomas 20
    Karen 21   Timothy 21
    Shannon 22   Anthony 22
    Kelly 23   Charles 23
    Susan 24   Paul 24
    Cynthia 25   Chad 25
    Christina 26   Gregory 26
    Patricia 27   Kenneth 27
    Lori 28   Shawn 28
    Wendy 29   Stephen 29
    Andrea 30   Andrew 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1972

Baby Names in 1972

The year 1972 saw the rise of names like Nicole, Katina, and Misty for girls and names like Ryan, Joshua, and Justin for boys. The top overall girl name was Jennifer for the 3rd year in a row. The most popular boy name was Michael for the 12th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Katina, Catina, and Brandy for girls and Demond, Kareem, and Garrick for boys. 1972 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Deborah, Tracey, and Diane and the decline of boy names like Lance, Jeff, and Mike.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Katina New   Demond New
  Catina New   Kareem New
  Brandy +196%   Garrick +101%
  Brandi +159%   Lamont +98%
  Brandie +116%   Jermaine +93%
  Latoya +104%   Damien +86%
  Jenna +98%   Bryce +76%
  Nikki +95%   Toriano +75%
  Niki +80%   Damion +74%
  Ayanna +77%   Damian +68%
  Nichole +75%   Germaine +65%
  Casey +72%   Justin +63%
  Charity +70%   Jacob +59%
  Tanisha +68%   Quincy +55%
  Misty +62%   Kristopher +55%
  Tamika +58%   Carmelo +54%
  Tameka +55%   Jake +50%
  Latasha +52%   Kristofer +49%
  Nicole +51%   Antwan +47%
  Kasey +46%   Brice +47%
  Ebony +42%   Issac +45%
  Kenya +39%   Ryan +44%
  Hannah +38%   Zachary +42%
  Brittany +37%   Tory +42%
  Shelby +36%   Brandon +42%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Geraldine -47%   Daryle -40%
  Charisse -42%   Dirk -40%
  Lorri -39%   Loyd -36%
  Anissa -37%   Ned -36%
  Danna -36%   Russel -36%
  Tamela -34%   Frederic -35%
  Kay -33%   Gino -34%
  Marlo -33%   Ari -34%
  Anjanette -32%   Vance -33%
  Trena -32%   Tom -33%
  Paulette -31%   Pat -32%
  Tiffani -31%   Lon -32%
  Juliet -31%   Scotty -32%
  Annmarie -30%   Bob -32%
  Lesa -30%   Darrin -32%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Veronica 82   Justin 60
  Erica 86   Nathan 79
  Anna 87   Jesse 88
  Shelly 94   Antonio 93
  Alicia 96   Shannon 94
  Valerie 100   Christian 96
  Nicholas 99
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Katina 117   Demond 393
  Catina 202   Kareem 406
  Tanisha 354   Quincy 433
  Charity 371   Owen 445
  Casey 387   Dylan 453
  Meghan 436   Darius 460
  Alexis 467   Ramiro 470
  Catrina 473   Rogelio 471
  Tera 475   Dominick 472
  Liza 479   Ashley 473
  Tia 480   Damien 474
  Latonia 482   Tyson 479
  Brandie 486   Jake 484
  Clara 487   Sonny 485
  Cassie 488   Stefan 492
  Lashonda 493   Dante 494
  Elias 496
  Leland 497
  Tomas 498
  Desmond 500

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Note: these are estimates based on incomplete data. The numbers are likely to be a bit off, especially for earlier years (i.e. years prior to World War 2).