Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1971

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1971. 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 1971, 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 77,599
2 James 54,622
3 David 53,127
4 John 51,522
5 Robert 50,655
6 Christopher 48,234
7 William 35,429
8 Jason 34,193
9 Brian 32,636
10 Scott 30,920
11 Richard 26,162
12 Jeffrey 25,849
13 Mark 25,142
14 Kevin 24,865
15 Joseph 24,524
16 Steven 23,679
17 Thomas 23,161
18 Eric 22,973
19 Matthew 22,554
20 Daniel 21,787
21 Timothy 20,096
22 Charles 19,858
23 Anthony 19,229
24 Paul 17,473
25 Gregory 14,764
26 Kenneth 14,764
27 Stephen 13,106
28 Shawn 12,830
29 Chad 12,138
30 Todd 12,064
31 Ronald 11,629
32 Edward 11,061
33 Andrew 10,916
34 Donald 10,871
35 Patrick 10,808
36 Sean 10,516
37 Keith 9,860
38 Gary 9,190
39 Douglas 8,739
40 Jonathan 8,630
41 Aaron 8,406
42 George 8,227
43 Craig 7,957
44 Larry 7,765
45 Jeremy 7,498
46 Troy 7,338
47 Peter 7,030
48 Bryan 6,616
49 Dennis 6,592
50 Jerry 6,572
51 Ryan 6,188
52 Raymond 6,107
53 Jeffery 6,100
54 Frank 6,089
55 Jose 6,007
56 Terry 5,862
57 Adam 5,856
58 Bradley 5,786
59 Rodney 5,199
60 Shane 5,096
61 Travis 5,016
62 Tony 4,888
63 Derek 4,676
64 Russell 4,540
65 Marcus 4,411
66 Samuel 4,407
67 Randy 4,344
68 Chris 4,293
69 Benjamin 4,251
70 Marc 4,209
71 Roger 4,132
72 Carl 4,060
73 Brent 4,053
74 Johnny 3,939
75 Billy 3,907
76 Phillip 3,851
77 Corey 3,770
78 Jon 3,716
79 Bobby 3,650
80 Joshua 3,649
81 Juan 3,644
82 Danny 3,611
83 Gerald 3,591
84 Derrick 3,581
85 Lawrence 3,523
86 Joel 3,497
87 Vincent 3,438
88 Curtis 3,428
89 Carlos 3,426
90 Walter 3,360
91 Brett 3,358
92 Wayne 3,332
93 Jimmy 3,318
94 Philip 3,304
95 Brandon 3,263
96 Jamie 3,233
97 Erik 3,215
98 Lance 3,179
99 Alan 3,167
100 Darren 3,157
101 Joe 3,152
102 Randall 3,101
103 Justin 3,057
104 Nathan 3,049
105 Martin 3,018
106 Shannon 3,008
107 Jesse 3,005
108 Frederick 2,973
109 Bruce 2,972
110 Roy 2,960
111 Antonio 2,959
112 Henry 2,948
113 Victor 2,889
114 Jay 2,868
115 Willie 2,863
116 Kyle 2,828
117 Arthur 2,816
118 Darrell 2,815
119 Albert 2,683
120 Allen 2,673
121 Ricky 2,659
122 Christian 2,646
123 Nicholas 2,614
124 Micheal 2,555
125 Dale 2,545
126 Louis 2,518
127 Lee 2,477
128 Glenn 2,476
129 Andre 2,416
130 Harold 2,387
131 Steve 2,372
132 Jack 2,366
133 Alexander 2,365
134 Barry 2,360
135 Ronnie 2,304
136 Kelly 2,265
137 Dean 2,245
138 Luis 2,226
139 Brad 2,165
140 Jeff 2,154
141 Reginald 2,117
142 Tyrone 2,114
143 Ernest 2,099
144 Tracy 2,077
145 Eugene 2,061
146 Leonard 2,038
147 Eddie 2,021
148 Tommy 1,994
149 Ralph 1,989
150 Cory 1,986
151 Wesley 1,960
152 Marvin 1,932
153 Mike 1,923
154 Mario 1,903
155 Kurt 1,876
156 Howard 1,839
157 Dwayne 1,827
158 Stanley 1,770
159 Kirk 1,746
160 Jerome 1,707
161 Jody 1,704
162 Maurice 1,701
163 Greg 1,698
164 Manuel 1,687
165 Ricardo 1,668
166 Theodore 1,665
167 Duane 1,617
168 Daryl 1,593
169 Calvin 1,591
170 Jesus 1,583
171 Damon 1,581
172 Melvin 1,579
173 Gabriel 1,576
174 Glen 1,532
175 Harry 1,531
176 Edwin 1,526
177 Adrian 1,505
178 Earl 1,502
179 Clinton 1,486
180 Miguel 1,474
181 Dustin 1,471
182 Neil 1,422
183 Roberto 1,394
184 Warren 1,385
185 Clifford 1,382
186 Clarence 1,371
187 Alfred 1,371
188 Alex 1,369
189 Mitchell 1,343
190 Norman 1,343
191 Karl 1,322
192 Ruben 1,322
193 Darin 1,292
194 Fred 1,281
195 Lonnie 1,272
196 Ray 1,266
197 Darrin 1,264
198 Terrence 1,238
199 Francisco 1,223
200 Francis 1,210
201 Nathaniel 1,210
202 Ian 1,199
203 Geoffrey 1,196
204 Hector 1,176
205 Bernard 1,167
206 Wade 1,157
207 Jorge 1,151
208 Casey 1,126
209 Franklin 1,126
210 Scotty 1,118
211 Raul 1,116
212 Terrance 1,101
213 Dana 1,098
214 Don 1,093
215 Trevor 1,091
216 Shaun 1,088
217 Byron 1,087
218 Jared 1,073
219 Joey 1,070
220 Oscar 1,065
221 Gilbert 1,064
222 Darryl 1,063
223 Jacob 1,056
224 Roderick 1,056
225 Heath 1,053
226 Tim 1,050
227 Leon 1,042
228 Alvin 1,033
229 Toby 1,032
230 Jaime 1,031
231 Stacy 1,027
232 Fredrick 1,022
233 Jermaine 1,015
234 Leroy 1,012
235 Kent 1,003
236 Angel 1,002
237 Ramon 1,000
238 Leslie 986
239 Clayton 968
240 Javier 966
241 Herbert 951
242 Lloyd 947
243 Vernon 942
244 Mathew 935
245 Jim 934
246 Lewis 933
247 Gordon 915
248 Pedro 911
249 Dwight 907
250 Dan 902

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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