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

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Jennifer 1   Michael 1
    Amy 2   Jason 2
    Melissa 3   Christopher 3
    Heather 4   David 4
    Angela 5   James 5
    Michelle 6   John 6
    Kimberly 7   Robert 7
    Jessica 8   Brian 8
    Lisa 9   Matthew 9
    Amanda 10   Daniel 10
    Stephanie 11   William 11
    Rebecca 12   Joseph 12
    Nicole 13   Eric 13
    Christina 14   Jeremy 14
    Sarah 15   Kevin 15
    Elizabeth 16   Ryan 16
    Shannon 17   Jeffrey 17
    Jamie 18   Joshua 18
    Kelly 19   Richard 19
    Laura 20   Steven 20
    Julie 21   Timothy 21
    Mary 22   Anthony 22
    Rachel 23   Thomas 23
    Erin 24   Scott 24
    Andrea 25   Mark 25
    Christine 26   Charles 26
    Sara 27   Andrew 27
    Carrie 28   Paul 28
    Jaime 29   Chad 29
    April 30   Aaron 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1976

Baby Names in 1976

The year 1976 saw the rise of names like Jessica, Shannon, and Jamie for girls and names like Jeremy, Gabriel, and Jeremiah for boys. The top overall girl name was Jennifer for the 7th year in a row. The most popular boy name was Michael for the 16th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Farrah, Tennille, and Nadia for girls and Jeremiah, Donny, and Deangelo for boys. 1976 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Kristen, Rhonda, and Sherry and the decline of boy names like Clifton, Tracy, and Dana.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Farrah New   Jeremiah +74%
  Tennille New   Donny +65%
  Nadia New   Deangelo +58%
  Jaimie New   Zachary +57%
  Jaime +758%   Weston +53%
  Lindsay +301%   Jan +52%
  Jamie +196%   Rory +51%
  Lindsey +142%   Jamil +51%
  Jayme +127%   Isaiah +49%
  Marisa +95%   Jeramie +49%
  Tori +89%   Beau +49%
  Latoya +70%   Jeremie +46%
  Cortney +69%   Jarred +46%
  Jami +63%   Jeramy +45%
  Marissa +62%   Rico +44%
  Rosalyn +60%   Josiah +43%
  Bianca +60%   Jeromy +42%
  Alejandra +59%   Jonah +40%
  Sara +56%   Wesley +40%
  Spring +54%   Davin +40%
  Carissa +54%   Logan +39%
  Joni +54%   Torrey +38%
  Larissa +53%   Joey +38%
  Bree +50%   Waylon +38%
  Corrie +49%   Gabriel +36%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Nakia -50%   Nakia -79%
  Tamiko -49%   Benji -44%
  Kira -43%   Darwin -33%
  Taryn -37%   Rob -33%
  Emilie -37%   Tracey -32%
  Christie -33%   Shon -31%
  Lissette -31%   Brandy -31%
  Nikia -31%   Chauncey -31%
  Dionne -29%   Stacey -29%
  Shelli -28%   Scot -29%
  Ivy -28%   Chuck -29%
  Paulette -28%   Clifton -28%
  Lacy -28%   Stacy -27%
  Juliet -28%   Garland -27%
  Tamera -27%   Deron -26%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Jaime 29   Gabriel 81
  Courtney 76   Jeremiah 93
  Natalie 80   Zachary 96
  Samantha 85   Shannon 98
  Victoria 93
  Kristina 98
  Mandy 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Farrah 276   Donny 377
  Tennille 299   Beau 401
  Tori 354   Rico 434
  Nadia 360   Jeromy 442
  Jayme 421   Antwan 471
  Carissa 425   Tobias 477
  Jaimie 431   Kory 479
  Selena 432   Reynaldo 482
  Chelsea 442   Reuben 484
  Maricela 470   Thaddeus 485
  Genevieve 472   Lionel 486
  Bianca 473   Alton 489
  Tomeka 476   Morris 491
  Malinda 482   Blaine 492
  Alyson 484   Fabian 494
  Katharine 494   Jarrett 496
  Janie 497   Desmond 498

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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).