Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1970

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1970. 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 girl names in 1970, 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 Jennifer 46,157
2 Lisa 38,964
3 Kimberly 34,138
4 Michelle 34,051
5 Amy 25,211
6 Angela 24,928
7 Melissa 23,737
8 Tammy 19,583
9 Mary 19,202
10 Tracy 18,467
11 Julie 17,159
12 Karen 16,700
13 Laura 16,494
14 Christine 16,062
15 Susan 15,738
16 Dawn 15,681
17 Stephanie 15,388
18 Elizabeth 15,115
19 Heather 14,669
20 Kelly 14,611
21 Tina 13,864
22 Shannon 13,546
23 Lori 13,447
24 Patricia 13,405
25 Cynthia 12,918
26 Pamela 12,907
27 Sandra 11,248
28 Wendy 11,099
29 Rebecca 10,855
30 Nicole 10,691
31 Michele 10,093
32 Donna 9,968
33 Deborah 9,847
34 Teresa 9,605
35 Christina 9,586
36 Denise 9,342
37 Sharon 9,176
38 Linda 8,730
39 Maria 8,677
40 Brenda 8,336
41 Barbara 8,027
42 Stacy 7,772
43 Andrea 7,709
44 Cheryl 7,439
45 Kathleen 7,407
46 Rhonda 7,379
47 Debra 7,197
48 Stacey 7,155
49 Tonya 7,139
50 Nancy 7,063
51 Robin 7,004
52 Jill 6,806
53 Theresa 6,412
54 Dana 6,405
55 Tracey 6,230
56 Monica 6,187
57 Paula 6,054
58 Rachel 6,029
59 Catherine 6,005
60 Sherry 5,917
61 Gina 5,875
62 Ann 5,738
63 Kristin 5,634
64 Leslie 5,623
65 Sarah 5,615
66 Jacqueline 5,579
67 Katherine 5,442
68 Renee 5,373
69 Tara 5,329
70 Diane 5,185
71 Carol 5,064
72 Cindy 5,049
73 Carrie 4,977
74 Holly 4,942
75 Sheila 4,938
76 Tanya 4,861
77 Kathy 4,797
78 Kim 4,729
79 Tamara 4,721
80 Margaret 4,704
81 Heidi 4,642
82 Kristen 4,604
83 April 4,601
84 Carolyn 4,520
85 Victoria 4,460
86 Regina 4,432
87 Suzanne 4,426
88 Laurie 4,390
89 Diana 4,376
90 Deanna 4,331
91 Melanie 4,329
92 Beth 4,247
93 Melinda 4,225
94 Carla 4,215
95 Jodi 4,184
96 Janet 4,159
97 Valerie 4,131
98 Jessica 4,024
99 Tiffany 4,000
100 Traci 3,854
101 Crystal 3,818
102 Anna 3,798
103 Shelly 3,751
104 Kathryn 3,719
105 Christy 3,714
106 Yolanda 3,590
107 Sabrina 3,567
108 Amanda 3,549
109 Kristine 3,533
110 Veronica 3,491
111 Erin 3,480
112 Anne 3,439
113 Terri 3,402
114 Danielle 3,371
115 Kelli 3,331
116 Colleen 3,327
117 Connie 3,324
118 Alicia 3,321
119 Lynn 3,264
120 Jamie 3,200
121 Julia 3,179
122 Sherri 3,166
123 Kristi 3,149
124 Tricia 3,133
125 Kristina 3,126
126 Sara 3,060
127 Anita 2,895
128 Annette 2,890
129 Erica 2,795
130 Bonnie 2,747
131 Sonya 2,740
132 Wanda 2,717
133 Allison 2,630
134 Cassandra 2,603
135 Vicki 2,603
136 Krista 2,589
137 Cathy 2,586
138 Vanessa 2,576
139 Felicia 2,541
140 Sheri 2,401
141 Yvonne 2,374
142 Natalie 2,370
143 Martha 2,368
144 Shelley 2,352
145 Janice 2,332
146 Virginia 2,329
147 Tracie 2,327
148 Debbie 2,323
149 Samantha 2,297
150 Beverly 2,248
151 Katrina 2,215
152 Carmen 2,202
153 Jody 2,200
154 Marie 2,186
155 Darlene 2,176
156 Toni 2,166
157 Penny 2,145
158 Kellie 2,130
159 Jean 2,109
160 Monique 2,099
161 Becky 2,071
162 Yvette 2,051
163 Gloria 2,044
164 Joyce 2,031
165 Stacie 2,019
166 Charlotte 1,992
167 Charlene 1,983
168 Shawn 1,971
169 Betty 1,965
170 Joanne 1,954
171 Erika 1,942
172 Trina 1,933
173 Emily 1,931
174 Peggy 1,900
175 Tammie 1,881
176 Kerry 1,832
177 Judy 1,827
178 Ruth 1,817
179 Bridget 1,815
180 Dorothy 1,799
181 Kristie 1,792
182 Maureen 1,789
183 Rose 1,778
184 Joy 1,774
185 Kimberley 1,769
186 Sonia 1,767
187 Alison 1,764
188 Ellen 1,759
189 Sylvia 1,727
190 Jeanette 1,725
191 Helen 1,718
192 Leah 1,672
193 Judith 1,670
194 Kari 1,667
195 Vickie 1,647
196 Karla 1,634
197 Kristy 1,632
198 Shirley 1,629
199 Frances 1,628
200 Alice 1,621
201 Belinda 1,621
202 Jane 1,599
203 Rita 1,589
204 Jeanne 1,582
205 Joann 1,559
206 Tami 1,556
207 Dina 1,548
208 Dena 1,541
209 Kara 1,502
210 Shawna 1,500
211 Kelley 1,497
212 Robyn 1,497
213 Leigh 1,485
214 Sheryl 1,473
215 Raquel 1,470
216 Evelyn 1,466
217 Elaine 1,437
218 Norma 1,435
219 Tonia 1,429
220 Candace 1,427
221 Gail 1,425
222 Rosa 1,423
223 Kerri 1,416
224 Jenny 1,410
225 Marsha 1,382
226 Ginger 1,381
227 Aimee 1,376
228 Roberta 1,375
229 Caroline 1,372
230 Jackie 1,368
231 Loretta 1,364
232 Deana 1,363
233 Ronda 1,355
234 Meredith 1,353
235 Lara 1,332
236 Joanna 1,330
237 Lauren 1,311
238 Christie 1,311
239 Sonja 1,310
240 Audrey 1,309
241 Joan 1,307
242 Angie 1,295
243 Amber 1,290
244 Marcia 1,285
245 Eileen 1,281
246 Megan 1,270
247 Juanita 1,263
248 Marilyn 1,257
249 Sally 1,248
250 Sandy 1,247

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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