Most Popular Baby Names in 1977

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1977. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 250 most popular baby names in 1977, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

Top 1000 most popular boy names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Top 1000 most popular girl names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Michael 67,609 Jennifer 58,970
2 Jason 55,654 Melissa 26,884
3 Christopher 46,746 Amy 26,732
4 David 40,538 Jessica 24,844
5 James 40,049 Heather 23,775
6 John 34,222 Angela 20,997
7 Robert 34,218 Michelle 19,539
8 Brian 32,503 Kimberly 18,286
9 Matthew 31,973 Amanda 18,279
10 Joseph 26,498 Kelly 18,234
11 Daniel 26,077 Sarah 18,095
12 William 24,769 Lisa 17,015
13 Kevin 22,475 Elizabeth 16,429
14 Joshua 22,080 Stephanie 15,420
15 Jeremy 21,614 Nicole 15,249
16 Ryan 21,259 Christina 14,498
17 Eric 20,745 Rebecca 14,194
18 Timothy 17,983 Jamie 12,898
19 Jeffrey 17,486 Shannon 12,518
20 Richard 17,447 Laura 11,321
21 Anthony 16,803 Mary 10,658
22 Thomas 16,589 Julie 10,204
23 Steven 16,492 Erin 10,198
24 Andrew 16,034 Andrea 9,785
25 Mark 15,439 Crystal 9,728
26 Charles 14,743 Rachel 8,975
27 Scott 14,215 Sara 8,710
28 Jonathan 12,325 Carrie 8,662
29 Benjamin 12,108 April 8,068
30 Justin 12,020 Christine 7,886
31 Paul 11,811 Danielle 7,616
32 Aaron 11,633 Karen 7,442
33 Adam 11,037 Amber 7,207
34 Chad 10,831 Tiffany 7,206
35 Gregory 10,055 Tara 7,197
36 Nathan 9,891 Maria 7,089
37 Shawn 9,865 Emily 6,879
38 Stephen 9,639 Erica 6,623
39 Kenneth 9,453 Monica 6,365
40 Patrick 8,311 Misty 6,314
41 Brandon 8,283 Jill 6,239
42 Bryan 7,889 Stacy 6,154
43 Sean 7,639 Dawn 6,095
44 Travis 7,277 Katherine 6,032
45 Jose 6,917 Susan 5,959
46 Donald 6,866 Jaime 5,907
47 Edward 6,843 Patricia 5,905
48 Keith 6,601 Cynthia 5,782
49 Bradley 6,437 Wendy 5,762
50 Todd 6,278 Tracy 5,756
51 Nicholas 6,080 Brandy 5,477
52 Corey 6,044 Holly 5,463
53 Ronald 6,031 Melanie 5,373
54 Peter 5,825 Megan 5,322
55 Jesse 5,822 Tammy 5,309
56 Jacob 5,792 Stacey 5,209
57 George 5,604 Lori 5,072
58 Gary 5,446 Tina 4,950
59 Douglas 5,300 Christy 4,602
60 Samuel 5,260 Alicia 4,400
61 Shane 4,870 Sandra 4,371
62 Larry 4,838 Dana 4,340
63 Craig 4,563 Sabrina 4,302
64 Juan 4,562 Tonya 4,266
65 Raymond 4,377 Leslie 4,250
66 Wesley 4,305 Allison 4,206
67 Cory 4,257 Tanya 4,085
68 Dennis 4,152 Kristy 4,045
69 Jeremiah 4,151 Natalie 4,040
70 Phillip 3,967 Kathryn 3,965
71 Frank 3,897 Brandi 3,884
72 Marcus 3,852 Kristen 3,861
73 Joel 3,823 Veronica 3,856
74 Carlos 3,794 Anna 3,852
75 Jerry 3,748 Catherine 3,842
76 Jared 3,739 Courtney 3,809
77 Antonio 3,660 Michele 3,712
78 Jeffery 3,564 Denise 3,682
79 Kyle 3,509 Teresa 3,655
80 Derrick 3,484 Kathleen 3,649
81 Dustin 3,476 Heidi 3,641
82 Derek 3,452 Kristin 3,605
83 Jamie 3,447 Kristina 3,539
84 Terry 3,444 Robin 3,428
85 Brent 3,424 Samantha 3,287
86 Randy 3,396 Valerie 3,269
87 Gabriel 3,350 Renee 3,259
88 Troy 3,309 Gina 3,230
89 Russell 3,125 Nancy 3,221
90 Philip 3,092 Vanessa 3,210
91 Billy 2,951 Brenda 3,151
92 Tony 2,942 Jacqueline 3,147
93 Johnny 2,802 Tamara 3,125
94 Erik 2,787 Mandy 3,100
95 Zachary 2,780 Sharon 3,089
96 Rodney 2,713 Melinda 3,044
97 Alexander 2,707 Beth 2,967
98 Jimmy 2,637 Theresa 2,914
99 Carl 2,618 Linda 2,910
100 Curtis 2,605 Diana 2,845
101 Marc 2,604 Barbara 2,844
102 Casey 2,596 Pamela 2,831
103 Shaun 2,578 Erika 2,825
104 Victor 2,550 Kristi 2,797
105 Bobby 2,538 Jodi 2,730
106 Brad 2,525 Ashley 2,706
107 Nathaniel 2,499 Victoria 2,701
108 Luis 2,496 Jenny 2,687
109 Brett 2,489 Deborah 2,676
110 Vincent 2,459 Lindsay 2,635
111 Danny 2,437 Margaret 2,624
112 Damon 2,358 Leah 2,586
113 Kristopher 2,346 Donna 2,581
114 Roger 2,313 Lauren 2,552
115 Lawrence 2,311 Katie 2,506
116 Christian 2,296 Natasha 2,504
117 Ian 2,292 Kelli 2,466
118 Jon 2,288 Ann 2,452
119 Seth 2,288 Summer 2,446
120 Shannon 2,286 Kara 2,415
121 Adrian 2,261 Alison 2,373
122 Micheal 2,214 Suzanne 2,372
123 Walter 2,185 Anne 2,356
124 Willie 2,164 Regina 2,325
125 Martin 2,156 Latoya 2,320
126 Alan 2,134 Katrina 2,296
127 Henry 2,134 Aimee 2,288
128 Joe 2,122 Felicia 2,219
129 Mario 2,122 Carolyn 2,196
130 Jay 2,098 Kari 2,165
131 Gerald 2,047 Rhonda 2,162
132 Jesus 2,044 Cindy 2,159
133 Lee 2,015 Angel 2,137
134 Andre 1,971 Cheryl 2,121
135 Arthur 1,970 Yolanda 2,121
136 Ricky 1,958 Joy 2,100
137 Albert 1,950 Carla 2,098
138 Wayne 1,949 Deanna 2,093
139 Lance 1,926 Shawna 2,081
140 Randall 1,923 Sherry 2,071
141 Roy 1,913 Molly 2,068
142 Clinton 1,870 Julia 2,064
143 Louis 1,867 Nichole 2,064
144 Allen 1,818 Paula 2,043
145 Miguel 1,755 Colleen 1,998
146 Manuel 1,739 Debra 1,961
147 Ricardo 1,726 Janet 1,944
148 Bruce 1,701 Jaclyn 1,939
149 Jack 1,674 Marie 1,915
150 Darrell 1,656 Brooke 1,870
151 Roberto 1,629 Shelly 1,849
152 Frederick 1,627 Kendra 1,773
153 Alex 1,614 Laurie 1,767
154 Jorge 1,582 Meredith 1,766
155 Tyrone 1,572 Krista 1,763
156 Ronnie 1,546 Christie 1,757
157 Reginald 1,520 Kristie 1,754
158 Darren 1,504 Tamika 1,696
159 Francisco 1,495 Adrienne 1,693
160 Chris 1,494 Cassandra 1,673
161 Ernest 1,485 Monique 1,671
162 Kelly 1,484 Trisha 1,658
163 Dwayne 1,459 Sheila 1,656
164 Barry 1,457 Diane 1,646
165 Tyler 1,457 Bridget 1,642
166 Maurice 1,438 Carmen 1,631
167 Harold 1,437 Marisa 1,608
168 Neil 1,431 Shanna 1,608
169 Trevor 1,429 Virginia 1,598
170 Eugene 1,395 Latasha 1,597
171 Eddie 1,380 Martha 1,595
172 Jermaine 1,374 Toni 1,589
173 Ruben 1,365 Joanna 1,564
174 Jaime 1,363 Kristine 1,564
175 Jerome 1,363 Aisha 1,540
176 Dale 1,360 Bethany 1,532
177 Tommy 1,333 Farrah 1,516
178 Leonard 1,302 Anita 1,512
179 Edwin 1,289 Robyn 1,511
180 Calvin 1,284 Tracey 1,504
181 Oscar 1,275 Kelley 1,502
182 Steve 1,269 Kellie 1,502
183 Mitchell 1,267 Jody 1,500
184 Cody 1,266 Shana 1,500
185 Isaac 1,264 Rachael 1,487
186 Geoffrey 1,263 Stacie 1,486
187 Ralph 1,253 Keri 1,474
188 Angel 1,244 Kerri 1,438
189 Glenn 1,244 Cara 1,412
190 Luke 1,243 Kathy 1,406
191 Mathew 1,240 Angie 1,390
192 Terrance 1,237 Terri 1,389
193 Omar 1,224 Sonya 1,382
194 Theodore 1,223 Lindsey 1,381
195 Joey 1,213 Tabitha 1,376
196 Marvin 1,172 Melody 1,371
197 Clayton 1,168 Sonia 1,370
198 Terrence 1,152 Carol 1,345
199 Hector 1,144 Bonnie 1,341
200 Melvin 1,144 Rebekah 1,328
201 Fernando 1,136 Alisha 1,316
202 Kurt 1,120 Kerry 1,299
203 Javier 1,114 Candice 1,273
204 Stanley 1,114 Tricia 1,260
205 Lucas 1,100 Mindy 1,235
206 Alejandro 1,084 Traci 1,233
207 Heath 1,077 Claudia 1,232
208 Jody 1,061 Connie 1,210
209 Toby 1,058 Yvonne 1,207
210 Damian 1,054 Caroline 1,205
211 Micah 1,051 Charity 1,195
212 Dominic 1,048 Ruth 1,191
213 Duane 1,047 Ebony 1,156
214 Clint 1,044 Lakisha 1,148
215 Rafael 1,033 Janice 1,143
216 Howard 1,017 Meghan 1,142
217 Raul 1,016 Candace 1,139
218 Ramon 1,011 Ana 1,137
219 Cameron 1,010 Annette 1,135
220 Evan 1,007 Angelica 1,133
221 Earl 1,003 Gloria 1,129
222 Daryl 1,001 Miranda 1,122
223 Andy 973 Kizzy 1,116
224 Clifford 973 Tasha 1,115
225 Eduardo 960 Olivia 1,105
226 Pedro 958 Shelley 1,104
227 Alfred 949 Lynn 1,099
228 Harry 949 Autumn 1,092
229 Leon 948 Rosa 1,090
230 Karl 941 Kim 1,085
231 Jessie 933 Sherri 1,081
232 Johnathan 930 Janelle 1,069
233 Armando 916 Charlene 1,068
234 Cedric 903 Marissa 1,067
235 Francis 899 Jeanette 1,066
236 Wade 889 Jillian 1,055
237 Clarence 886 Keisha 1,051
238 Kirk 881 Gretchen 1,045
239 Dean 868 Jami 1,041
240 Franklin 865 Amie 1,029
241 Byron 850 Tameka 1,021
242 Lonnie 850 Leticia 1,020
243 Marco 847 Hope 1,019
244 Jarrod 846 Ellen 1,018
245 Jonathon 840 Becky 1,009
246 Damien 834 Cristina 1,007
247 Clifton 829 Naomi 1,002
248 Colin 827 Karla 1,000
249 Greg 824 Helen 994
250 Ross 823 Latonya 987

Historical Data for Baby Names

If you're interested to see how the trends and popularity of baby names have changed, you can use the links below to view the historical data by decade.

Most popular first names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular boy names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular girl names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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