Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1976

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl 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 girl 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 Jennifer 59,474
2 Amy 31,341
3 Melissa 25,096
4 Heather 24,192
5 Angela 22,040
6 Michelle 19,553
7 Kimberly 18,965
8 Jessica 18,370
9 Lisa 17,349
10 Amanda 15,589
11 Stephanie 15,179
12 Rebecca 14,491
13 Nicole 14,450
14 Christina 14,034
15 Sarah 13,994
16 Elizabeth 13,544
17 Shannon 13,373
18 Jamie 12,538
19 Kelly 11,794
20 Laura 11,253
21 Julie 10,842
22 Mary 10,319
23 Rachel 8,453
24 Erin 8,384
25 Andrea 8,354
26 Christine 8,112
27 Sara 8,023
28 Carrie 7,992
29 Jaime 7,837
30 April 7,761
31 Karen 7,506
32 Tiffany 7,485
33 Danielle 7,362
34 Maria 7,345
35 Dawn 7,049
36 Crystal 6,947
37 Tracy 6,823
38 Stacy 6,524
39 Wendy 6,466
40 Susan 6,405
41 Tammy 6,227
42 Tara 6,023
43 Patricia 6,017
44 Cynthia 6,014
45 Monica 5,981
46 Misty 5,906
47 Lori 5,849
48 Tina 5,747
49 Amber 5,648
50 Emily 5,547
51 Stacey 5,389
52 Jill 5,284
53 Melanie 5,240
54 Erica 5,234
55 Brandy 5,232
56 Holly 5,175
57 Katherine 5,055
58 Tonya 4,964
59 Sandra 4,861
60 Christy 4,853
61 Tanya 4,820
62 Megan 4,465
63 Michele 4,443
64 Dana 4,408
65 Leslie 4,310
66 Teresa 4,055
67 Allison 4,030
68 Veronica 4,022
69 Denise 3,988
70 Heidi 3,891
71 Alicia 3,791
72 Catherine 3,780
73 Kristen 3,653
74 Kristin 3,628
75 Robin 3,624
76 Courtney 3,621
77 Anna 3,589
78 Brenda 3,587
79 Brandi 3,537
80 Natalie 3,503
81 Sharon 3,454
82 Kathleen 3,407
83 Valerie 3,387
84 Pamela 3,366
85 Samantha 3,351
86 Renee 3,314
87 Nancy 3,281
88 Kathryn 3,263
89 Theresa 3,176
90 Linda 3,139
91 Tamara 3,087
92 Victoria 3,040
93 Donna 3,032
94 Gina 3,010
95 Melinda 2,994
96 Deborah 2,991
97 Kristina 2,972
98 Barbara 2,970
99 Jacqueline 2,949
100 Mandy 2,924
101 Diana 2,758
102 Jodi 2,672
103 Margaret 2,669
104 Kristi 2,519
105 Cheryl 2,489
106 Vanessa 2,464
107 Rhonda 2,461
108 Ann 2,437
109 Jenny 2,427
110 Katrina 2,366
111 Sherry 2,358
112 Erika 2,340
113 Kristy 2,327
114 Beth 2,306
115 Ashley 2,288
116 Yolanda 2,275
117 Regina 2,274
118 Alison 2,273
119 Leah 2,270
120 Cindy 2,262
121 Paula 2,251
122 Carla 2,249
123 Aimee 2,248
124 Anne 2,221
125 Lauren 2,220
126 Suzanne 2,201
127 Kari 2,181
128 Carolyn 2,116
129 Deanna 2,116
130 Felicia 2,098
131 Natasha 2,095
132 Joy 2,075
133 Debra 2,070
134 Lindsay 2,070
135 Latoya 2,052
136 Colleen 2,044
137 Laurie 2,038
138 Kara 2,036
139 Christie 2,010
140 Tracey 1,942
141 Julia 1,915
142 Janet 1,878
143 Sheila 1,871
144 Tamika 1,866
145 Shelly 1,861
146 Sabrina 1,856
147 Kelli 1,820
148 Nichole 1,769
149 Marie 1,761
150 Molly 1,731
151 Stacie 1,725
152 Joanna 1,717
153 Angie 1,709
154 Bridget 1,708
155 Diane 1,689
156 Angel 1,642
157 Kendra 1,630
158 Kristie 1,624
159 Carmen 1,616
160 Virginia 1,615
161 Martha 1,598
162 Krista 1,593
163 Katie 1,592
164 Jody 1,565
165 Sonia 1,554
166 Sonya 1,520
167 Shawna 1,510
168 Anita 1,509
169 Kerri 1,509
170 Monique 1,498
171 Carol 1,492
172 Meredith 1,468
173 Keri 1,466
174 Trisha 1,464
175 Brooke 1,463
176 Kerry 1,449
177 Rachael 1,438
178 Adrienne 1,430
179 Tricia 1,430
180 Robyn 1,429
181 Traci 1,421
182 Claudia 1,408
183 Toni 1,399
184 Terri 1,388
185 Latasha 1,384
186 Kathy 1,381
187 Kristine 1,358
188 Cassandra 1,355
189 Shana 1,323
190 Connie 1,314
191 Annette 1,299
192 Bethany 1,293
193 Yvonne 1,290
194 Shelley 1,275
195 Kim 1,248
196 Olivia 1,233
197 Caroline 1,226
198 Gretchen 1,225
199 Melody 1,215
200 Angelica 1,212
201 Candace 1,212
202 Candice 1,210
203 Bonnie 1,204
204 Charity 1,204
205 Ruth 1,198
206 Becky 1,196
207 Rebekah 1,187
208 Gloria 1,174
209 Kellie 1,174
210 Mindy 1,166
211 Ana 1,165
212 Rosa 1,158
213 Janice 1,155
214 Hope 1,151
215 Lynn 1,148
216 Sherri 1,144
217 Jeanette 1,127
218 Tasha 1,106
219 Cara 1,103
220 Kelley 1,100
221 Sheri 1,094
222 Marisa 1,092
223 Latonya 1,086
224 Amie 1,084
225 Charlene 1,080
226 Ginger 1,080
227 Summer 1,072
228 Sylvia 1,058
229 Bobbie 1,049
230 Belinda 1,048
231 Miranda 1,044
232 Leticia 1,037
233 Keisha 1,027
234 Tracie 1,021
235 Nikki 1,009
236 Tabitha 1,003
237 Yvette 1,001
238 Billie 1,000
239 Audrey 988
240 Dorothy 983
241 Jami 980
242 Karla 978
243 Cristina 975
244 Rose 972
245 Charlotte 956
246 Alice 955
247 Joyce 948
248 Frances 948
249 Joanne 945
250 Helen 944

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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