Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1971

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1971. 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 1971, 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 56,780
2 Michelle 33,161
3 Lisa 32,911
4 Kimberly 30,700
5 Amy 26,237
6 Angela 25,897
7 Melissa 23,871
8 Tammy 17,658
9 Mary 16,698
10 Julie 15,326
11 Stephanie 15,143
12 Heather 15,019
13 Tracy 14,327
14 Dawn 14,286
15 Karen 14,210
16 Laura 13,875
17 Susan 13,781
18 Christine 13,678
19 Elizabeth 13,603
20 Tina 13,266
21 Shannon 12,650
22 Kelly 12,596
23 Rebecca 12,190
24 Cynthia 12,146
25 Lori 11,832
26 Patricia 11,465
27 Nicole 10,425
28 Pamela 10,143
29 Wendy 10,064
30 Christina 9,914
31 Sandra 9,712
32 Stacy 9,114
33 Deborah 8,674
34 Teresa 8,563
35 Andrea 8,480
36 Denise 8,217
37 Maria 8,125
38 Donna 8,012
39 Michele 7,956
40 Sharon 7,523
41 Stacey 7,483
42 Linda 7,374
43 Brenda 7,158
44 Dana 6,933
45 Tonya 6,899
46 Rhonda 6,649
47 Barbara 6,451
48 Monica 6,426
49 Tara 6,335
50 Cheryl 6,327
51 Nancy 6,215
52 Robin 6,213
53 Kathleen 6,154
54 Rachel 6,118
55 Carrie 5,976
56 April 5,938
57 Debra 5,928
58 Sarah 5,845
59 Jill 5,725
60 Sherry 5,562
61 Theresa 5,446
62 Tiffany 5,413
63 Paula 5,380
64 Jessica 5,360
65 Catherine 5,336
66 Melanie 5,137
67 Katherine 5,123
68 Leslie 5,109
69 Gina 4,922
70 Cindy 4,904
71 Kristin 4,860
72 Tanya 4,854
73 Renee 4,830
74 Tracey 4,789
75 Jacqueline 4,783
76 Holly 4,745
77 Heidi 4,716
78 Ann 4,558
79 Crystal 4,534
80 Tamara 4,485
81 Sheila 4,332
82 Diana 4,212
83 Diane 4,207
84 Amanda 4,132
85 Melinda 4,057
86 Margaret 4,001
87 Kristen 3,966
88 Suzanne 3,932
89 Christy 3,930
90 Regina 3,874
91 Kathy 3,863
92 Carol 3,858
93 Erin 3,858
94 Jodi 3,827
95 Deanna 3,791
96 Laurie 3,752
97 Yolanda 3,724
98 Victoria 3,721
99 Danielle 3,717
100 Beth 3,684
101 Kim 3,682
102 Valerie 3,680
103 Shelly 3,637
104 Carolyn 3,611
105 Alicia 3,589
106 Anna 3,577
107 Carla 3,557
108 Erica 3,490
109 Tricia 3,471
110 Veronica 3,425
111 Kathryn 3,420
112 Janet 3,394
113 Kristi 3,271
114 Sara 3,208
115 Terri 3,167
116 Traci 3,118
117 Kristina 3,056
118 Jamie 3,054
119 Allison 3,018
120 Kristine 2,964
121 Colleen 2,948
122 Anne 2,919
123 Sherri 2,860
124 Felicia 2,809
125 Connie 2,751
126 Sonya 2,730
127 Anita 2,682
128 Lynn 2,671
129 Vanessa 2,657
130 Julia 2,607
131 Stacie 2,555
132 Annette 2,467
133 Sabrina 2,416
134 Krista 2,412
135 Kelli 2,381
136 Cassandra 2,377
137 Wanda 2,366
138 Bonnie 2,329
139 Katrina 2,298
140 Shelley 2,273
141 Cathy 2,270
142 Jenny 2,240
143 Alison 2,210
144 Samantha 2,209
145 Kerry 2,207
146 Erika 2,198
147 Martha 2,190
148 Yvonne 2,188
149 Tracie 2,172
150 Virginia 2,148
151 Janice 2,144
152 Sheri 2,143
153 Carmen 2,139
154 Natalie 2,092
155 Debbie 2,064
156 Vicki 2,009
157 Marie 2,006
158 Penny 2,000
159 Toni 1,994
160 Beverly 1,988
161 Monique 1,948
162 Jody 1,937
163 Becky 1,930
164 Belinda 1,885
165 Kristie 1,867
166 Gloria 1,866
167 Emily 1,865
168 Shawn 1,863
169 Darlene 1,824
170 Joy 1,824
171 Kristy 1,822
172 Trina 1,815
173 Jean 1,776
174 Yvette 1,771
175 Betty 1,764
176 Charlotte 1,745
177 Aimee 1,733
178 Charlene 1,733
179 Kari 1,732
180 Amber 1,720
181 Bridget 1,713
182 Sonia 1,693
183 Joyce 1,692
184 Peggy 1,690
185 Leah 1,689
186 Jeanette 1,677
187 Ginger 1,670
188 Joanne 1,653
189 Tammie 1,652
190 Ruth 1,628
191 Dorothy 1,623
192 Kimberley 1,610
193 Shirley 1,587
194 Sylvia 1,577
195 Kerri 1,575
196 Judy 1,523
197 Alice 1,507
198 Meredith 1,507
199 Megan 1,500
200 Misty 1,494
201 Angel 1,488
202 Kendra 1,482
203 Kara 1,471
204 Maureen 1,471
205 Hope 1,454
206 Tami 1,453
207 Frances 1,452
208 Judith 1,452
209 Helen 1,440
210 Rose 1,429
211 Kellie 1,426
212 Tonia 1,425
213 Leigh 1,424
214 Shawna 1,421
215 Rita 1,419
216 Robyn 1,418
217 Karla 1,417
218 Ellen 1,391
219 Christie 1,384
220 Joann 1,381
221 Rosa 1,375
222 Joanna 1,372
223 Norma 1,361
224 Gretchen 1,347
225 Vickie 1,332
226 Candace 1,308
227 Marsha 1,305
228 Loretta 1,304
229 Natasha 1,303
230 Evelyn 1,300
231 Juanita 1,300
232 Jane 1,297
233 Elaine 1,288
234 Kelley 1,287
235 Jeanne 1,270
236 Angie 1,263
237 Claudia 1,252
238 Christa 1,250
239 Marilyn 1,215
240 Jackie 1,215
241 Caroline 1,213
242 Bobbie 1,205
243 Marcia 1,204
244 Melody 1,203
245 Raquel 1,195
246 Sheryl 1,191
247 Sonja 1,187
248 Molly 1,185
249 Gail 1,184
250 Staci 1,179

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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