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

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Jennifer 1   Michael 1
    Melissa 2   Jason 2
    Amy 3   Christopher 3
    Jessica 4   David 4
    Heather 5   James 5
    Angela 6   John 6
    Michelle 7   Robert 7
    Kimberly 8   Brian 8
    Amanda 9   Matthew 9
    Kelly 10   Joseph 10
    Sarah 11   Daniel 11
    Lisa 12   William 12
    Elizabeth 13   Kevin 13
    Stephanie 14   Joshua 14
    Nicole 15   Jeremy 15
    Christina 16   Ryan 16
    Rebecca 17   Eric 17
    Jamie 18   Timothy 18
    Shannon 19   Jeffrey 19
    Laura 20   Richard 20
    Mary 21   Anthony 21
    Erin 22   Thomas 22
    Julie 23   Steven 23
    Andrea 24   Andrew 24
    Crystal 25   Mark 25
    Rachel 26   Charles 26
    Sara 27   Scott 27
    Carrie 28   Jonathan 28
    April 29   Benjamin 29
    Christine 30   Justin 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1977

Baby Names in 1977

The year 1977 saw the rise of names like Sabrina, Kristy, and Katie for girls and names like Nicholas, Wesley, and Jeremiah for boys. The top overall girl name was Jennifer for the 8th year in a row. The most popular boy name was Michael for the 17th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Kizzy, Haley, and Jaclyn for girls and Levar, Lavar, and Shaun for boys. 1977 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Jaime, Tracey, and Angie and the decline of boy names like Jamie, Stacy, and Bret.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Kizzy New   Levar New
  Haley New   Lavar New
  Jaclyn +499%   Shaun +311%
  Jillian +318%   Rashad +178%
  Sommer +188%   Kristoffer +156%
  Aisha +185%   Rory +122%
  Marlena +152%   Marques +113%
  Salina +140%   Elvis +102%
  Shanna +133%   Wesley +100%
  Sabrina +132%   Logan +85%
  Summer +128%   Cyrus +77%
  Ryan +122%   Nicholas +75%
  Jocelyn +122%   Cortney +75%
  Jamila +104%   Ahmad +73%
  Selina +100%   Delvin +69%
  Taryn +89%   Tanner +68%
  Jada +89%   Elijah +68%
  Shanta +85%   Seneca +67%
  Shauna +82%   Kristofer +64%
  Shayla +82%   Ezekiel +64%
  Briana +82%   Jameel +62%
  Farrah +81%   Korey +59%
  Rhiannon +81%   Waylon +58%
  Kristy +74%   Devin +56%
  Marissa +73%   Nickolas +56%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Tennille -45%   Stacey -41%
  Tamiko -37%   Telly -35%
  Tiana -36%   Vance -31%
  Anitra -34%   Trever -31%
  Chastity -32%   Bernardo -29%
  Hilda -30%   Edwardo -28%
  Bernice -28%   Rico -27%
  Carie -28%   Deangelo -26%
  Spring -28%   Kelley -26%
  Buffy -26%   Jamie -25%
  Dora -26%   Brice -25%
  Liliana -26%   Carter -25%
  Nakia -26%   Stacy -24%
  Tracie -25%   Jamison -24%
  Ayana -25%   Jan -24%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Sabrina 63   Wesley 66
  Kristy 68   Alexander 97
  Vanessa 90   Jimmy 98
  Beth 97   Curtis 100
  Diana 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Jaclyn 148   Rory 335
  Kizzy 223   Levar 343
  Jillian 236   Kristofer 425
  Taryn 392   Taylor 448
  Rhiannon 418   Rashad 456
  Brittany 419   Torrey 462
  Sommer 441   Elvis 466
  Haley 442   Tory 478
  Noelle 449   Aron 479
  Mia 450   Trenton 480
  Hillary 452   Zachariah 482
  Marlena 464   Jerrod 485
  Elisha 465   Lavar 486
  Jamila 468   Lyle 487
  Latosha 472   Stewart 490
  Karina 475   Rodrick 492
  Carly 478   Edmund 495
  Selina 480   Elliott 496
  Lea 481   Jamar 497
  Cori 482   Nickolas 498
  Corinne 483   Quinton 499
  Tera 487
  Janel 491
  Randi 492
  Salina 494
  Constance 497
  Meagan 499

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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).