Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1974

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl 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 girl 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 Jennifer 63,116
2 Amy 29,565
3 Michelle 25,830
4 Heather 23,181
5 Angela 22,804
6 Kimberly 22,422
7 Melissa 22,164
8 Lisa 19,773
9 Stephanie 16,981
10 Rebecca 15,168
11 Nicole 13,116
12 Elizabeth 12,262
13 Mary 11,741
14 Julie 11,360
15 Christina 10,848
16 Kelly 10,848
17 Jessica 10,655
18 Shannon 10,609
19 Christine 9,899
20 Sarah 9,789
21 Laura 9,716
22 Dawn 9,417
23 Tracy 9,288
24 Tammy 9,239
25 Tina 8,667
26 Karen 8,650
27 Susan 8,471
28 April 8,453
29 Patricia 8,034
30 Lori 7,960
31 Maria 7,795
32 Wendy 7,564
33 Cynthia 7,557
34 Amanda 7,477
35 Andrea 7,473
36 Rachel 7,397
37 Tonya 6,876
38 Stacy 6,741
39 Tara 6,655
40 Danielle 6,629
41 Tiffany 6,478
42 Carrie 6,438
43 Monica 6,284
44 Sandra 6,268
45 Kristen 6,053
46 Tanya 5,996
47 Erin 5,871
48 Stacey 5,801
49 Crystal 5,621
50 Michele 5,586
51 Melanie 5,483
52 Denise 5,397
53 Teresa 5,395
54 Pamela 5,272
55 Dana 5,158
56 Holly 5,144
57 Christy 5,067
58 Jill 5,060
59 Brenda 4,828
60 Heidi 4,686
61 Sara 4,651
62 Katherine 4,531
63 Robin 4,524
64 Tamara 4,524
65 Leslie 4,464
66 Misty 4,438
67 Donna 4,355
68 Deborah 4,343
69 Emily 4,329
70 Sharon 4,276
71 Veronica 4,226
72 Kristin 4,218
73 Catherine 4,184
74 Erica 4,121
75 Linda 4,078
76 Kathleen 3,952
77 Barbara 3,907
78 Nancy 3,896
79 Theresa 3,856
80 Brandy 3,831
81 Melinda 3,751
82 Anna 3,615
83 Jacqueline 3,575
84 Gina 3,560
85 Renee 3,528
86 Rhonda 3,526
87 Diana 3,512
88 Cheryl 3,498
89 Alicia 3,436
90 Sherry 3,435
91 Jodi 3,306
92 Amber 3,273
93 Valerie 3,183
94 Debra 3,129
95 Margaret 3,088
96 Paula 3,063
97 Jamie 3,021
98 Kathryn 2,990
99 Allison 2,960
100 Ann 2,928
101 Kristina 2,889
102 Kristi 2,884
103 Cindy 2,853
104 Victoria 2,847
105 Megan 2,817
106 Brandi 2,808
107 Shelly 2,797
108 Tracey 2,760
109 Joy 2,756
110 Christie 2,705
111 Suzanne 2,697
112 Yolanda 2,632
113 Regina 2,586
114 Carla 2,572
115 Deanna 2,558
116 Laurie 2,555
117 Beth 2,523
118 Carolyn 2,472
119 Natalie 2,470
120 Anne 2,462
121 Sheila 2,438
122 Vanessa 2,352
123 Colleen 2,345
124 Courtney 2,337
125 Kara 2,304
126 Katrina 2,277
127 Erika 2,265
128 Samantha 2,252
129 Diane 2,228
130 Janet 2,175
131 Jenny 2,132
132 Sonya 2,112
133 Kristy 2,089
134 Alison 2,080
135 Bridget 2,080
136 Julia 2,065
137 Felicia 2,041
138 Carol 2,040
139 Kristie 2,039
140 Natasha 2,006
141 Traci 2,005
142 Shelley 1,997
143 Tricia 1,968
144 Anita 1,936
145 Kim 1,936
146 Kathy 1,920
147 Kristine 1,864
148 Aimee 1,857
149 Leah 1,843
150 Martha 1,832
151 Terri 1,828
152 Krista 1,808
153 Kari 1,805
154 Jody 1,776
155 Joanna 1,773
156 Stacie 1,757
157 Carmen 1,750
158 Kerry 1,729
159 Cassandra 1,727
160 Virginia 1,711
161 Nichole 1,685
162 Shawna 1,663
163 Lynn 1,645
164 Connie 1,634
165 Ashley 1,625
166 Sherri 1,619
167 Claudia 1,609
168 Kelli 1,606
169 Robyn 1,598
170 Angie 1,590
171 Kerri 1,577
172 Sonia 1,577
173 Yvonne 1,541
174 Monique 1,532
175 Meredith 1,519
176 Marie 1,507
177 Becky 1,497
178 Kendra 1,490
179 Molly 1,480
180 Tracie 1,453
181 Toni 1,452
182 Bonnie 1,451
183 Angel 1,450
184 Sheri 1,428
185 Gloria 1,421
186 Charity 1,410
187 Lauren 1,394
188 Annette 1,381
189 Sylvia 1,353
190 Tasha 1,344
191 Jeanette 1,326
192 Sabrina 1,325
193 Janice 1,323
194 Mindy 1,313
195 Hope 1,299
196 Ruth 1,299
197 Latonya 1,290
198 Ginger 1,281
199 Gretchen 1,278
200 Shawn 1,271
201 Joyce 1,263
202 Joanne 1,254
203 Charlotte 1,251
204 Rosa 1,250
205 Keri 1,231
206 Leigh 1,224
207 Kelley 1,208
208 Beverly 1,206
209 Wanda 1,205
210 Belinda 1,199
211 Caroline 1,198
212 Melody 1,198
213 Latasha 1,196
214 Trina 1,191
215 Rachael 1,188
216 Alice 1,181
217 Bethany 1,181
218 Ana 1,178
219 Penny 1,174
220 Tonia 1,174
221 Vicki 1,168
222 Cathy 1,167
223 Candace 1,155
224 Yvette 1,150
225 Helen 1,140
226 Nakia 1,134
227 Billie 1,132
228 Betty 1,130
229 Katie 1,109
230 Nikki 1,108
231 Marsha 1,107
232 Dorothy 1,099
233 Kellie 1,089
234 Ellen 1,088
235 Cara 1,074
236 Bobbie 1,073
237 Charlene 1,070
238 Frances 1,067
239 Karla 1,063
240 Norma 1,062
241 Angelica 1,061
242 Joann 1,059
243 Debbie 1,055
244 Rose 1,055
245 Jolene 1,052
246 Juanita 1,040
247 Trisha 1,039
248 Tamika 1,038
249 Jodie 1,028
250 Rebekah 1,023

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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