Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1977

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1977. 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 1977, 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 67,609
2 Jason 55,654
3 Christopher 46,746
4 David 40,538
5 James 40,049
6 John 34,222
7 Robert 34,218
8 Brian 32,503
9 Matthew 31,973
10 Joseph 26,498
11 Daniel 26,077
12 William 24,769
13 Kevin 22,475
14 Joshua 22,080
15 Jeremy 21,614
16 Ryan 21,259
17 Eric 20,745
18 Timothy 17,983
19 Jeffrey 17,486
20 Richard 17,447
21 Anthony 16,803
22 Thomas 16,589
23 Steven 16,492
24 Andrew 16,034
25 Mark 15,439
26 Charles 14,743
27 Scott 14,215
28 Jonathan 12,325
29 Benjamin 12,108
30 Justin 12,020
31 Paul 11,811
32 Aaron 11,633
33 Adam 11,037
34 Chad 10,831
35 Gregory 10,055
36 Nathan 9,891
37 Shawn 9,865
38 Stephen 9,639
39 Kenneth 9,453
40 Patrick 8,311
41 Brandon 8,283
42 Bryan 7,889
43 Sean 7,639
44 Travis 7,277
45 Jose 6,917
46 Donald 6,866
47 Edward 6,843
48 Keith 6,601
49 Bradley 6,437
50 Todd 6,278
51 Nicholas 6,080
52 Corey 6,044
53 Ronald 6,031
54 Peter 5,825
55 Jesse 5,822
56 Jacob 5,792
57 George 5,604
58 Gary 5,446
59 Douglas 5,300
60 Samuel 5,260
61 Shane 4,870
62 Larry 4,838
63 Craig 4,563
64 Juan 4,562
65 Raymond 4,377
66 Wesley 4,305
67 Cory 4,257
68 Dennis 4,152
69 Jeremiah 4,151
70 Phillip 3,967
71 Frank 3,897
72 Marcus 3,852
73 Joel 3,823
74 Carlos 3,794
75 Jerry 3,748
76 Jared 3,739
77 Antonio 3,660
78 Jeffery 3,564
79 Kyle 3,509
80 Derrick 3,484
81 Dustin 3,476
82 Derek 3,452
83 Jamie 3,447
84 Terry 3,444
85 Brent 3,424
86 Randy 3,396
87 Gabriel 3,350
88 Troy 3,309
89 Russell 3,125
90 Philip 3,092
91 Billy 2,951
92 Tony 2,942
93 Johnny 2,802
94 Erik 2,787
95 Zachary 2,780
96 Rodney 2,713
97 Alexander 2,707
98 Jimmy 2,637
99 Carl 2,618
100 Curtis 2,605
101 Marc 2,604
102 Casey 2,596
103 Shaun 2,578
104 Victor 2,550
105 Bobby 2,538
106 Brad 2,525
107 Nathaniel 2,499
108 Luis 2,496
109 Brett 2,489
110 Vincent 2,459
111 Danny 2,437
112 Damon 2,358
113 Kristopher 2,346
114 Roger 2,313
115 Lawrence 2,311
116 Christian 2,296
117 Ian 2,292
118 Jon 2,288
119 Seth 2,288
120 Shannon 2,286
121 Adrian 2,261
122 Micheal 2,214
123 Walter 2,185
124 Willie 2,164
125 Martin 2,156
126 Alan 2,134
127 Henry 2,134
128 Joe 2,122
129 Mario 2,122
130 Jay 2,098
131 Gerald 2,047
132 Jesus 2,044
133 Lee 2,015
134 Andre 1,971
135 Arthur 1,970
136 Ricky 1,958
137 Albert 1,950
138 Wayne 1,949
139 Lance 1,926
140 Randall 1,923
141 Roy 1,913
142 Clinton 1,870
143 Louis 1,867
144 Allen 1,818
145 Miguel 1,755
146 Manuel 1,739
147 Ricardo 1,726
148 Bruce 1,701
149 Jack 1,674
150 Darrell 1,656
151 Roberto 1,629
152 Frederick 1,627
153 Alex 1,614
154 Jorge 1,582
155 Tyrone 1,572
156 Ronnie 1,546
157 Reginald 1,520
158 Darren 1,504
159 Francisco 1,495
160 Chris 1,494
161 Ernest 1,485
162 Kelly 1,484
163 Dwayne 1,459
164 Barry 1,457
165 Tyler 1,457
166 Maurice 1,438
167 Harold 1,437
168 Neil 1,431
169 Trevor 1,429
170 Eugene 1,395
171 Eddie 1,380
172 Jermaine 1,374
173 Ruben 1,365
174 Jaime 1,363
175 Jerome 1,363
176 Dale 1,360
177 Tommy 1,333
178 Leonard 1,302
179 Edwin 1,289
180 Calvin 1,284
181 Oscar 1,275
182 Steve 1,269
183 Mitchell 1,267
184 Cody 1,266
185 Isaac 1,264
186 Geoffrey 1,263
187 Ralph 1,253
188 Angel 1,244
189 Glenn 1,244
190 Luke 1,243
191 Mathew 1,240
192 Terrance 1,237
193 Omar 1,224
194 Theodore 1,223
195 Joey 1,213
196 Marvin 1,172
197 Clayton 1,168
198 Terrence 1,152
199 Hector 1,144
200 Melvin 1,144
201 Fernando 1,136
202 Kurt 1,120
203 Javier 1,114
204 Stanley 1,114
205 Lucas 1,100
206 Alejandro 1,084
207 Heath 1,077
208 Jody 1,061
209 Toby 1,058
210 Damian 1,054
211 Micah 1,051
212 Dominic 1,048
213 Duane 1,047
214 Clint 1,044
215 Rafael 1,033
216 Howard 1,017
217 Raul 1,016
218 Ramon 1,011
219 Cameron 1,010
220 Evan 1,007
221 Earl 1,003
222 Daryl 1,001
223 Andy 973
224 Clifford 973
225 Eduardo 960
226 Pedro 958
227 Alfred 949
228 Harry 949
229 Leon 948
230 Karl 941
231 Jessie 933
232 Johnathan 930
233 Armando 916
234 Cedric 903
235 Francis 899
236 Wade 889
237 Clarence 886
238 Kirk 881
239 Dean 868
240 Franklin 865
241 Byron 850
242 Lonnie 850
243 Marco 847
244 Jarrod 846
245 Jonathon 840
246 Damien 834
247 Clifton 829
248 Colin 827
249 Greg 824
250 Ross 823

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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