100 Most Popular Baby Names of 1972

Top Male Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Michael 0 71,412
2 Christopher +4 52,185
3 James -1 47,079
4 David -1 46,363
5 John -1 43,163
6 Robert -1 43,023
7 Jason +1 37,446
8 Brian +1 36,315
9 William -2 30,519
10 Matthew +9 22,936
11 Scott -1 22,862
12 Joseph +3 22,462
13 Kevin +1 22,358
14 Richard -3 22,317
15 Daniel +5 22,112
16 Eric +2 22,036
17 Jeffrey -5 21,680
18 Mark -5 21,508
19 Steven -3 19,859
20 Thomas -3 19,560
21 Timothy 0 17,603
22 Anthony +1 17,462
23 Charles -1 16,981
24 Paul 0 14,573
25 Chad +4 13,402
26 Gregory -1 13,071
27 Kenneth -1 12,338
28 Shawn 0 11,287
29 Stephen -2 11,044
30 Andrew +3 10,122
31 Todd -1 9,989
32 Ronald -1 9,507
33 Sean +3 9,451
34 Edward -2 9,297
35 Patrick 0 9,279
36 Donald -2 9,267
37 Jonathan +3 9,221
38 Keith -1 9,157
39 Ryan +12 8,902
40 Aaron +1 7,866
41 Gary -3 7,764
42 Jeremy +3 7,404
43 Douglas -4 7,393
44 George -2 7,156
45 Bryan +3 7,035
46 Craig -3 6,730
47 Larry -3 6,609
48 Peter -1 6,471
49 Troy -3 6,355
50 Jose +5 5,931
51 Adam +6 5,741
52 Dennis -3 5,609
53 Jerry -3 5,599
54 Raymond -2 5,442
55 Shane +5 5,242
56 Frank -2 5,164
57 Travis +4 5,135
58 Jeffery -5 5,074
59 Joshua +21 5,039
60 Justin +43 4,973
61 Bradley -3 4,828
62 Terry -6 4,772
63 Brandon +32 4,630
64 Benjamin +5 4,499
65 Rodney -6 4,361
66 Samuel 0 4,205
67 Derek -4 4,142
68 Tony -6 3,997
69 Russell -5 3,787
70 Randy -3 3,740
71 Marcus -6 3,689
72 Jamie +24 3,676
73 Juan +8 3,670
74 Johnny 0 3,566
75 Brent -2 3,538
76 Roger -5 3,536
77 Joel +9 3,532
78 Phillip -2 3,530
79 Nathan +25 3,517
80 Brett +10 3,508
81 Chris -13 3,477
82 Billy -7 3,473
83 Marc -13 3,463
84 Carlos +5 3,434
85 Carl -13 3,408
86 Erik +11 3,397
87 Danny -5 3,306
88 Jesse +19 3,231
89 Jon -11 3,223
90 Bobby -11 3,177
91 Derrick -7 3,085
92 Curtis -4 3,077
93 Antonio +18 3,019
94 Shannon +12 3,015
95 Corey -18 2,995
96 Christian +26 2,958
97 Jimmy -4 2,931
98 Walter -7 2,912
99 Nicholas +24 2,842
100 Lawrence -15 2,824
Top Female Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Jennifer 0 63,603
2 Michelle 0 29,276
3 Lisa 0 27,547
4 Kimberly 0 26,293
5 Amy 0 25,868
6 Angela 0 23,554
7 Melissa 0 22,491
8 Stephanie +3 16,886
9 Heather +3 16,321
10 Nicole +17 15,751
11 Tammy -3 14,210
12 Julie -2 14,066
13 Mary -4 13,767
14 Rebecca +9 13,245
15 Elizabeth +4 12,185
16 Christine +2 11,993
17 Laura -1 11,774
18 Tina +2 11,517
19 Tracy -6 11,437
20 Dawn -6 11,338
21 Karen -6 11,192
22 Shannon -1 10,960
23 Kelly -1 10,941
24 Susan -7 10,574
25 Cynthia -1 10,173
26 Christina +4 10,172
27 Patricia -1 9,607
28 Lori -3 9,439
29 Wendy 0 8,532
30 Andrea +5 8,011
31 Sandra 0 7,909
32 Maria +5 7,685
33 Stacy -1 7,602
34 Pamela -6 7,482
35 Denise +1 7,381
36 Michele +3 7,375
37 Tonya +8 7,245
38 Tara +12 7,230
39 Teresa -5 7,178
40 Rachel +14 6,416
41 Stacey 0 6,383
42 Melanie +24 6,294
43 Deborah -10 6,285
44 Brenda -1 6,271
45 Donna -7 6,266
46 Jessica +18 6,205
47 Monica +1 6,129
48 April +8 6,118
49 Sharon -9 6,113
50 Sarah +8 6,111
51 Linda -9 5,755
52 Dana -8 5,606
53 Carrie +2 5,423
54 Tanya +18 5,407
55 Robin -4 5,372
56 Cheryl -7 5,138
57 Kathleen -4 5,103
58 Barbara -11 5,084
59 Crystal +20 5,039
60 Rhonda -14 4,999
61 Tiffany +1 4,846
62 Nancy -10 4,827
63 Jill -4 4,826
64 Heidi +13 4,721
65 Catherine 0 4,688
66 Debra -9 4,665
67 Kristin +4 4,587
68 Theresa -7 4,570
69 Katherine -2 4,513
70 Sherry -10 4,448
71 Holly +5 4,376
72 Paula -9 4,261
73 Danielle +26 4,198
74 Christy +15 4,189
75 Leslie -7 4,181
76 Amanda +8 4,179
77 Renee -4 4,090
78 Gina -9 4,056
79 Jacqueline -4 3,798
80 Cindy -10 3,738
81 Melinda +4 3,672
82 Veronica +28 3,563
83 Diana -1 3,545
84 Tamara -4 3,530
85 Kristen +2 3,527
86 Erica +22 3,444
87 Anna +19 3,443
88 Tracey -14 3,405
89 Sheila -8 3,398
90 Yolanda +8 3,397
91 Ann -13 3,365
92 Suzanne -4 3,301
93 Erin 0 3,293
94 Shelly +9 3,287
95 Margaret -9 3,286
96 Alicia +9 3,265
97 Jodi -3 3,261
98 Laurie -2 3,227
99 Victoria -2 3,204
100 Valerie +2 3,189