Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1974

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1974. 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 1974, 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 67,580
2 Jason 54,772
3 Christopher 48,601
4 David 41,810
5 James 41,352
6 John 37,634
7 Robert 37,030
8 Brian 34,457
9 Matthew 27,222
10 William 26,989
11 Daniel 23,840
12 Joseph 21,836
13 Eric 20,193
14 Kevin 19,471
15 Jeffrey 19,325
16 Mark 18,915
17 Richard 18,643
18 Scott 18,040
19 Steven 17,675
20 Thomas 17,280
21 Anthony 16,391
22 Timothy 15,896
23 Charles 15,151
24 Jeremy 13,300
25 Ryan 13,193
26 Chad 12,796
27 Paul 12,320
28 Andrew 11,785
29 Joshua 11,598
30 Shawn 11,443
31 Gregory 10,837
32 Aaron 10,511
33 Jonathan 10,238
34 Kenneth 10,148
35 Stephen 10,115
36 Adam 8,427
37 Sean 8,290
38 Patrick 8,136
39 Todd 7,850
40 Edward 7,824
41 Donald 7,760
42 Ronald 7,667
43 Justin 7,430
44 Keith 7,390
45 Bryan 7,231
46 Benjamin 7,186
47 Jose 6,722
48 Gary 6,445
49 George 6,279
50 Peter 5,950
51 Brandon 5,860
52 Nathan 5,848
53 Douglas 5,847
54 Travis 5,700
55 Larry 5,694
56 Shane 5,656
57 Craig 5,541
58 Bradley 5,171
59 Dennis 4,880
60 Samuel 4,674
61 Jerry 4,665
62 Raymond 4,579
63 Troy 4,568
64 Juan 4,429
65 Frank 4,366
66 Jeffery 4,366
67 Jesse 4,106
68 Jamie 4,086
69 Terry 4,027
70 Phillip 3,936
71 Carlos 3,868
72 Rodney 3,849
73 Marcus 3,805
74 Derek 3,638
75 Joel 3,493
76 Brent 3,414
77 Corey 3,380
78 Billy 3,367
79 Randy 3,345
80 Tony 3,220
81 Nicholas 3,218
82 Antonio 3,181
83 Russell 3,173
84 Johnny 3,167
85 Marc 3,108
86 Philip 2,972
87 Jacob 2,962
88 Derrick 2,959
89 Carl 2,896
90 Erik 2,881
91 Danny 2,862
92 Bobby 2,791
93 Roger 2,754
94 Jon 2,750
95 Brett 2,680
96 Victor 2,623
97 Kyle 2,600
98 Curtis 2,590
99 Jimmy 2,569
100 Lawrence 2,543
101 Shannon 2,505
102 Micheal 2,492
103 Christian 2,489
104 Walter 2,489
105 Brad 2,484
106 Luis 2,453
107 Vincent 2,434
108 Gerald 2,418
109 Martin 2,372
110 Jay 2,365
111 Damon 2,361
112 Alexander 2,359
113 Joe 2,346
114 Cory 2,328
115 Henry 2,321
116 Chris 2,279
117 Alan 2,233
118 Gabriel 2,233
119 Willie 2,221
120 Wayne 2,219
121 Dustin 2,197
122 Roy 2,187
123 Randall 2,116
124 Lee 2,114
125 Allen 2,104
126 Arthur 2,076
127 Darren 2,075
128 Mario 2,062
129 Ricky 2,034
130 Albert 2,016
131 Jared 2,004
132 Andre 1,997
133 Jesus 1,945
134 Louis 1,934
135 Frederick 1,930
136 Bruce 1,854
137 Darrell 1,840
138 Adrian 1,819
139 Tyrone 1,816
140 Ricardo 1,810
141 Ronnie 1,788
142 Manuel 1,765
143 Kelly 1,759
144 Casey 1,729
145 Dale 1,691
146 Harold 1,679
147 Ian 1,658
148 Miguel 1,657
149 Jack 1,652
150 Ernest 1,643
151 Jermaine 1,628
152 Reginald 1,611
153 Nathaniel 1,609
154 Eugene 1,603
155 Tommy 1,580
156 Barry 1,564
157 Clinton 1,547
158 Glenn 1,544
159 Lance 1,528
160 Francisco 1,512
161 Roberto 1,512
162 Tracy 1,493
163 Marvin 1,486
164 Leonard 1,468
165 Wesley 1,468
166 Eddie 1,456
167 Steve 1,446
168 Jorge 1,428
169 Jerome 1,416
170 Seth 1,412
171 Alex 1,388
172 Ruben 1,383
173 Maurice 1,375
174 Ralph 1,370
175 Neil 1,324
176 Kristopher 1,308
177 Calvin 1,298
178 Jeremiah 1,294
179 Zachary 1,276
180 Theodore 1,271
181 Heath 1,249
182 Kurt 1,236
183 Mitchell 1,231
184 Dean 1,222
185 Hector 1,214
186 Howard 1,207
187 Duane 1,201
188 Dwayne 1,200
189 Oscar 1,199
190 Melvin 1,197
191 Geoffrey 1,179
192 Edwin 1,167
193 Clifford 1,149
194 Stanley 1,146
195 Jody 1,125
196 Kirk 1,122
197 Wade 1,119
198 Angel 1,111
199 Terrence 1,106
200 Greg 1,098
201 Trevor 1,095
202 Clayton 1,092
203 Jaime 1,092
204 Mathew 1,083
205 Toby 1,079
206 Earl 1,078
207 Harry 1,078
208 Terrance 1,068
209 Raul 1,065
210 Javier 1,059
211 Darin 1,037
212 Ramon 1,016
213 Clarence 1,005
214 Karl 1,004
215 Norman 1,000
216 Pedro 981
217 Jeff 975
218 Alfred 973
219 Leon 973
220 Ray 956
221 Byron 954
222 Daryl 953
223 Clint 942
224 Isaac 941
225 Warren 935
226 Rafael 929
227 Lonnie 922
228 Tyler 922
229 Franklin 913
230 Cedric 903
231 Andy 897
232 Fred 891
233 Francis 889
234 Gilbert 886
235 Roderick 880
236 Armando 872
237 Alejandro 870
238 Bernard 859
239 Joey 855
240 Fernando 842
241 Damian 829
242 Stacy 828
243 Lamont 824
244 Glen 819
245 Mike 815
246 Dana 814
247 Alvin 812
248 Eduardo 811
249 Omar 808
250 Shaun 802

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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