Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1973

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1973. 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 1973, 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 67,842
2 Christopher 48,324
3 Jason 46,685
4 James 42,874
5 David 41,100
6 John 39,180
7 Robert 38,700
8 Brian 35,710
9 William 28,022
10 Matthew 24,545
11 Daniel 23,694
12 Joseph 21,332
13 Eric 20,808
14 Kevin 20,778
15 Mark 20,382
16 Richard 19,950
17 Jeffrey 19,223
18 Scott 18,983
19 Thomas 17,933
20 Steven 17,190
21 Anthony 16,420
22 Timothy 16,044
23 Charles 15,760
24 Paul 12,904
25 Chad 12,885
26 Gregory 11,681
27 Shawn 11,453
28 Kenneth 10,981
29 Andrew 10,731
30 Ryan 10,512
31 Jonathan 10,274
32 Stephen 9,958
33 Jeremy 9,364
34 Aaron 9,237
35 Todd 8,679
36 Sean 8,556
37 Patrick 8,486
38 Edward 8,367
39 Donald 8,364
40 Ronald 8,328
41 Keith 8,167
42 Joshua 8,065
43 Bryan 7,117
44 Gary 6,849
45 Adam 6,842
46 George 6,608
47 Douglas 6,597
48 Craig 6,297
49 Jose 6,095
50 Larry 6,082
51 Justin 6,077
52 Peter 5,917
53 Travis 5,869
54 Shane 5,712
55 Benjamin 5,234
56 Dennis 5,180
57 Jerry 5,096
58 Brandon 5,070
59 Troy 5,064
60 Raymond 4,835
61 Frank 4,788
62 Bradley 4,750
63 Nathan 4,744
64 Jeffery 4,406
65 Terry 4,378
66 Samuel 4,268
67 Juan 4,092
68 Rodney 4,060
69 Derek 3,926
70 Jamie 3,914
71 Phillip 3,861
72 Marcus 3,714
73 Carlos 3,574
74 Joel 3,569
75 Jesse 3,444
76 Billy 3,442
77 Russell 3,399
78 Tony 3,352
79 Randy 3,347
80 Brent 3,287
81 Marc 3,276
82 Johnny 3,266
83 Danny 3,179
84 Roger 3,156
85 Nicholas 3,151
86 Erik 3,060
87 Derrick 3,055
88 Brett 3,030
89 Corey 3,020
90 Carl 3,014
91 Philip 2,999
92 Antonio 2,961
93 Bobby 2,890
94 Jon 2,801
95 Jimmy 2,734
96 Chris 2,705
97 Christian 2,700
98 Curtis 2,691
99 Vincent 2,683
100 Shannon 2,636
101 Walter 2,630
102 Gerald 2,592
103 Victor 2,579
104 Lawrence 2,526
105 Joe 2,521
106 Micheal 2,476
107 Wayne 2,449
108 Martin 2,401
109 Willie 2,393
110 Kyle 2,376
111 Henry 2,361
112 Darren 2,291
113 Albert 2,290
114 Alan 2,272
115 Luis 2,272
116 Alexander 2,260
117 Roy 2,235
118 Jay 2,217
119 Arthur 2,207
120 Frederick 2,183
121 Randall 2,175
122 Jacob 2,128
123 Lee 2,111
124 Allen 2,079
125 Damon 2,047
126 Tracy 2,043
127 Jermaine 2,039
128 Cory 2,034
129 Mario 2,019
130 Gabriel 1,981
131 Darrell 1,979
132 Andre 1,959
133 Ricky 1,943
134 Bruce 1,912
135 Louis 1,905
136 Ronnie 1,894
137 Brad 1,885
138 Jack 1,853
139 Tyrone 1,832
140 Harold 1,812
141 Dale 1,803
142 Jesus 1,737
143 Tommy 1,732
144 Eugene 1,722
145 Manuel 1,711
146 Kelly 1,703
147 Glenn 1,701
148 Lance 1,685
149 Ernest 1,679
150 Leonard 1,665
151 Ricardo 1,634
152 Reginald 1,630
153 Dustin 1,616
154 Adrian 1,613
155 Jared 1,590
156 Eddie 1,586
157 Ralph 1,559
158 Wesley 1,554
159 Barry 1,517
160 Steve 1,514
161 Clinton 1,511
162 Marvin 1,506
163 Miguel 1,461
164 Jerome 1,449
165 Maurice 1,441
166 Roberto 1,438
167 Dwayne 1,436
168 Dean 1,412
169 Nathaniel 1,392
170 Melvin 1,380
171 Francisco 1,377
172 Stanley 1,357
173 Howard 1,351
174 Calvin 1,349
175 Theodore 1,343
176 Duane 1,334
177 Edwin 1,320
178 Jorge 1,320
179 Ruben 1,310
180 Ian 1,302
181 Greg 1,301
182 Neil 1,299
183 Casey 1,279
184 Alex 1,245
185 Jody 1,244
186 Kurt 1,237
187 Mitchell 1,217
188 Kirk 1,214
189 Harry 1,204
190 Hector 1,195
191 Terrance 1,187
192 Jeff 1,183
193 Clifford 1,175
194 Terrence 1,166
195 Earl 1,157
196 Seth 1,137
197 Zachary 1,136
198 Wade 1,112
199 Clayton 1,106
200 Clarence 1,100
201 Alfred 1,075
202 Heath 1,074
203 Oscar 1,068
204 Jaime 1,064
205 Darin 1,057
206 Angel 1,049
207 Ray 1,046
208 Mike 1,039
209 Javier 1,036
210 Ramon 1,032
211 Warren 1,030
212 Daryl 1,029
213 Mathew 1,027
214 Trevor 1,027
215 Fred 1,022
216 Dana 1,012
217 Leon 1,007
218 Toby 1,005
219 Karl 987
220 Lonnie 986
221 Norman 986
222 Kristopher 981
223 Francis 980
224 Geoffrey 977
225 Raul 959
226 Franklin 946
227 Bernard 945
228 Gilbert 918
229 Byron 916
230 Stacy 915
231 Roderick 909
232 Rafael 904
233 Marlon 902
234 Lamont 899
235 Clint 897
236 Isaac 897
237 Don 893
238 Eduardo 890
239 Cedric 883
240 Joey 873
241 Alvin 869
242 Glen 868
243 Pedro 865
244 Kelvin 826
245 Fernando 808
246 Leroy 806
247 Vernon 791
248 Leslie 791
249 Donnie 787
250 Omar 786

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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