Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1976

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1976. 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 1976, 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 66,947
2 Jason 52,678
3 Christopher 45,211
4 David 39,289
5 James 38,310
6 John 34,005
7 Robert 33,810
8 Brian 30,532
9 Matthew 29,971
10 Daniel 24,721
11 William 24,444
12 Joseph 24,070
13 Eric 21,371
14 Jeremy 20,139
15 Kevin 18,481
16 Ryan 17,500
17 Jeffrey 17,021
18 Joshua 16,867
19 Richard 16,763
20 Steven 16,657
21 Timothy 16,627
22 Anthony 16,609
23 Thomas 16,128
24 Scott 15,721
25 Mark 15,515
26 Charles 13,931
27 Andrew 13,317
28 Paul 11,787
29 Chad 11,775
30 Aaron 11,350
31 Jonathan 11,319
32 Benjamin 10,681
33 Justin 10,153
34 Shawn 10,107
35 Gregory 10,062
36 Adam 9,947
37 Stephen 9,729
38 Kenneth 9,134
39 Nathan 8,616
40 Brandon 7,790
41 Patrick 7,644
42 Sean 7,576
43 Bryan 7,294
44 Jose 7,058
45 Edward 7,055
46 Travis 6,835
47 Donald 6,799
48 Keith 6,750
49 Ronald 6,460
50 Todd 6,443
51 Bradley 5,981
52 Gary 5,596
53 George 5,559
54 Peter 5,447
55 Jesse 5,303
56 Douglas 5,232
57 Shane 5,099
58 Juan 5,050
59 Samuel 5,032
60 Larry 4,842
61 Craig 4,738
62 Jamie 4,620
63 Jacob 4,513
64 Corey 4,439
65 Raymond 4,221
66 Dennis 4,172
67 Jerry 4,071
68 Frank 3,902
69 Phillip 3,788
70 Carlos 3,787
71 Antonio 3,775
72 Joel 3,726
73 Troy 3,715
74 Marcus 3,686
75 Terry 3,669
76 Jeffery 3,566
77 Nicholas 3,472
78 Brent 3,406
79 Randy 3,318
80 Kyle 3,309
81 Gabriel 3,303
82 Dustin 3,214
83 Cory 3,184
84 Derek 3,169
85 Billy 3,157
86 Tony 3,065
87 Russell 2,997
88 Rodney 2,989
89 Philip 2,947
90 Jared 2,930
91 Derrick 2,921
92 Jeremiah 2,875
93 Johnny 2,875
94 Erik 2,756
95 Carl 2,671
96 Zachary 2,647
97 Bobby 2,643
98 Shannon 2,612
99 Marc 2,598
100 Victor 2,531
101 Jimmy 2,498
102 Danny 2,493
103 Roger 2,465
104 Damon 2,455
105 Vincent 2,454
106 Curtis 2,452
107 Alexander 2,445
108 Brad 2,436
109 Brett 2,418
110 Luis 2,388
111 Jon 2,327
112 Christian 2,269
113 Lawrence 2,251
114 Nathaniel 2,212
115 Alan 2,188
116 Micheal 2,181
117 Martin 2,173
118 Joe 2,170
119 Wesley 2,148
120 Gerald 2,140
121 Willie 2,136
122 Henry 2,127
123 Casey 2,126
124 Adrian 2,120
125 Andre 2,115
126 Jay 2,102
127 Walter 2,102
128 Seth 2,098
129 Jesus 2,040
130 Mario 2,029
131 Wayne 2,022
132 Ricky 1,993
133 Randall 1,985
134 Allen 1,969
135 Ian 1,939
136 Albert 1,917
137 Arthur 1,904
138 Lee 1,875
139 Roy 1,871
140 Manuel 1,837
141 Ricardo 1,786
142 Louis 1,784
143 Miguel 1,757
144 Lance 1,737
145 Tyrone 1,732
146 Frederick 1,731
147 Darren 1,696
148 Bruce 1,691
149 Jack 1,667
150 Darrell 1,665
151 Clinton 1,659
152 Jorge 1,654
153 Kristopher 1,609
154 Chris 1,602
155 Ronnie 1,596
156 Roberto 1,587
157 Francisco 1,574
158 Kelly 1,541
159 Eugene 1,514
160 Ernest 1,486
161 Dale 1,481
162 Harold 1,439
163 Reginald 1,427
164 Jermaine 1,426
165 Barry 1,422
166 Jerome 1,412
167 Steve 1,408
168 Jaime 1,402
169 Eddie 1,399
170 Tommy 1,392
171 Ruben 1,364
172 Alex 1,362
173 Neil 1,354
174 Maurice 1,347
175 Dwayne 1,327
176 Glenn 1,318
177 Leonard 1,310
178 Geoffrey 1,297
179 Tyler 1,261
180 Hector 1,255
181 Trevor 1,254
182 Marvin 1,253
183 Calvin 1,231
184 Oscar 1,231
185 Terrance 1,200
186 Clayton 1,190
187 Mitchell 1,189
188 Edwin 1,186
189 Theodore 1,172
190 Melvin 1,165
191 Terrence 1,165
192 Ralph 1,163
193 Mathew 1,162
194 Joey 1,160
195 Heath 1,151
196 Stanley 1,151
197 Angel 1,140
198 Omar 1,137
199 Raul 1,111
200 Cody 1,097
201 Toby 1,095
202 Isaac 1,091
203 Alejandro 1,074
204 Cameron 1,070
205 Clifford 1,065
206 Javier 1,054
207 Duane 1,053
208 Howard 1,033
209 Kurt 1,018
210 Wade 1,009
211 Damian 995
212 Eduardo 995
213 Jody 995
214 Ramon 987
215 Rafael 975
216 Harry 965
217 Armando 961
218 Pedro 956
219 Clarence 953
220 Earl 941
221 Leon 925
222 Andy 915
223 Luke 914
224 Byron 906
225 Alfred 902
226 Micah 900
227 Daryl 896
228 Kirk 890
229 Dean 888
230 Fernando 886
231 Lucas 878
232 Johnathan 874
233 Clifton 870
234 Karl 868
235 Clint 867
236 Cedric 861
237 Greg 858
238 Ray 850
239 Sergio 849
240 Francis 840
241 Brendan 837
242 Lonnie 833
243 Warren 829
244 Gilbert 825
245 Norman 825
246 Jessie 822
247 Franklin 804
248 Fred 799
249 Bernard 794
250 Colin 790

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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