Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1970

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1970. 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 boy names in 1970, 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

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 85,291
2 David 61,760
3 James 61,759
4 John 58,530
5 Robert 57,200
6 Christopher 41,775
7 William 38,907
8 Brian 31,930
9 Mark 31,488
10 Richard 30,452
11 Jeffrey 30,153
12 Scott 28,593
13 Jason 27,285
14 Kevin 26,981
15 Steven 26,815
16 Joseph 26,732
17 Thomas 26,689
18 Eric 23,569
19 Daniel 23,531
20 Timothy 22,437
21 Charles 22,425
22 Anthony 21,185
23 Paul 20,207
24 Matthew 20,197
25 Kenneth 16,814
26 Gregory 16,290
27 Stephen 14,772
28 Todd 14,429
29 Ronald 13,616
30 Donald 12,402
31 Edward 12,292
32 Andrew 11,996
33 Patrick 11,742
34 Shawn 10,952
35 Gary 10,724
36 Douglas 10,412
37 Sean 10,352
38 Keith 9,613
39 Craig 9,373
40 George 8,918
41 Troy 8,448
42 Jonathan 8,203
43 Larry 8,106
44 Peter 8,057
45 Jerry 7,425
46 Dennis 7,319
47 Bradley 6,823
48 Frank 6,805
49 Raymond 6,790
50 Jeffery 6,704
51 Chad 6,633
52 Aaron 6,584
53 Bryan 6,452
54 Terry 6,185
55 Rodney 5,859
56 Jose 5,695
57 Tony 5,481
58 Russell 5,114
59 Randy 5,040
60 Marc 5,013
61 Roger 4,584
62 Samuel 4,558
63 Chris 4,465
64 Shane 4,452
65 Johnny 4,440
66 Gerald 4,401
67 Carl 4,399
68 Jon 4,373
69 Travis 4,325
70 Jeremy 4,321
71 Adam 4,318
72 Marcus 4,317
73 Phillip 4,278
74 Brent 4,272
75 Darren 4,199
76 Lance 4,163
77 Derek 4,149
78 Billy 4,125
79 Vincent 4,027
80 Wayne 4,005
81 Benjamin 3,929
82 Joel 3,844
83 Lawrence 3,825
84 Corey 3,813
85 Danny 3,766
86 Jimmy 3,658
87 Bobby 3,636
88 Curtis 3,614
89 Walter 3,586
90 Joe 3,570
91 Alan 3,560
92 Philip 3,518
93 Martin 3,505
94 Bruce 3,483
95 Juan 3,475
96 Derrick 3,446
97 Jay 3,419
98 Carlos 3,386
99 Brett 3,374
100 Randall 3,270
101 Erik 3,246
102 Darrell 3,148
103 Willie 3,139
104 Henry 3,130
105 Ricky 3,091
106 Victor 3,086
107 Albert 3,074
108 Roy 3,041
109 Glenn 3,008
110 Dale 3,003
111 Arthur 2,979
112 Dean 2,941
113 Steve 2,936
114 Allen 2,933
115 Frederick 2,890
116 Jeff 2,882
117 Barry 2,797
118 Lee 2,793
119 Jesse 2,769
120 Kyle 2,764
121 Antonio 2,743
122 Harold 2,725
123 Nicholas 2,700
124 Louis 2,644
125 Jamie 2,642
126 Micheal 2,634
127 Christian 2,622
128 Shannon 2,571
129 Jack 2,570
130 Nathan 2,548
131 Brandon 2,545
132 Tyrone 2,531
133 Ronnie 2,516
134 Andre 2,510
135 Kelly 2,496
136 Alexander 2,468
137 Mike 2,467
138 Justin 2,386
139 Ryan 2,329
140 Brad 2,325
141 Dwayne 2,316
142 Reginald 2,310
143 Ernest 2,305
144 Leonard 2,295
145 Luis 2,285
146 Eugene 2,264
147 Ralph 2,249
148 Tommy 2,221
149 Kurt 2,197
150 Joshua 2,173
151 Eddie 2,152
152 Wesley 2,061
153 Marvin 2,035
154 Greg 2,006
155 Glen 2,000
156 Howard 1,997
157 Stanley 1,953
158 Kirk 1,919
159 Mario 1,900
160 Theodore 1,830
161 Daryl 1,795
162 Tracy 1,775
163 Duane 1,772
164 Cory 1,761
165 Maurice 1,741
166 Calvin 1,733
167 Edwin 1,726
168 Jerome 1,723
169 Harry 1,695
170 Manuel 1,694
171 Melvin 1,678
172 Ricardo 1,652
173 Earl 1,629
174 Damon 1,622
175 Clinton 1,595
176 Clifford 1,582
177 Karl 1,576
178 Neil 1,567
179 Mitchell 1,542
180 Darrin 1,525
181 Norman 1,522
182 Warren 1,508
183 Fred 1,503
184 Jody 1,501
185 Jesus 1,484
186 Ray 1,463
187 Terrence 1,461
188 Darin 1,441
189 Wade 1,423
190 Alfred 1,415
191 Alex 1,403
192 Francis 1,388
193 Clarence 1,384
194 Lonnie 1,382
195 Darryl 1,367
196 Roberto 1,363
197 Miguel 1,347
198 Tim 1,327
199 Ruben 1,326
200 Adrian 1,296
201 Geoffrey 1,287
202 Dustin 1,285
203 Don 1,279
204 Jim 1,258
205 Gabriel 1,246
206 Byron 1,233
207 Leon 1,222
208 Franklin 1,220
209 Francisco 1,218
210 Rick 1,188
211 Bernard 1,187
212 Stacy 1,183
213 Terrance 1,179
214 Gilbert 1,169
215 Leroy 1,169
216 Kent 1,153
217 Joey 1,137
218 Nathaniel 1,136
219 Tom 1,130
220 Hector 1,127
221 Jorge 1,120
222 Ian 1,118
223 Alvin 1,088
224 Vernon 1,087
225 Oscar 1,044
226 Dana 1,038
227 Raul 1,037
228 Roderick 1,037
229 Angel 1,035
230 Herbert 1,034
231 Dwight 1,026
232 Bill 1,021
233 Dan 1,021
234 Leslie 1,014
235 Guy 1,010
236 Lewis 1,000
237 Gordon 991
238 Lloyd 991
239 Ramon 991
240 Shaun 988
241 Trevor 986
242 Toby 982
243 Kerry 967
244 Andy 954
245 Rafael 947
246 Ted 944
247 Gregg 943
248 Fredrick 941
249 Jaime 937
250 Gene 934

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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