100 Most Popular Baby Names of 1978

Top Male Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Michael 0 67,113
2 Jason 0 51,601
3 Christopher 0 47,229
4 David 0 40,673
5 James 0 39,897
6 Matthew +3 34,291
7 John -1 34,007
8 Robert -1 33,356
9 Brian -1 29,437
10 Joseph 0 26,661
11 Daniel 0 26,423
12 Joshua +2 25,204
13 William -1 24,169
14 Ryan +2 21,325
15 Kevin -2 20,097
16 Eric +1 19,761
17 Timothy +1 19,603
18 Jeremy -3 19,504
19 Jeffrey 0 16,996
20 Anthony +1 16,798
21 Andrew +3 16,729
22 Richard -2 16,726
23 Thomas -1 16,471
24 Steven -1 16,393
25 Nicholas +26 16,344
26 Mark -1 14,843
27 Charles -1 14,839
28 Justin +2 14,184
29 Adam +4 13,912
30 Scott -3 13,531
31 Jonathan -3 12,519
32 Aaron 0 12,305
33 Paul -2 11,721
34 Benjamin -5 11,407
35 Chad -1 10,113
36 Nathan 0 9,888
37 Stephen +1 9,850
38 Gregory -3 9,338
39 Shawn -2 9,287
40 Brandon +1 9,244
41 Kenneth -2 9,018
42 Patrick -2 8,835
43 Bryan -1 7,291
44 Jose +1 7,140
45 Sean -2 7,058
46 Travis -2 6,951
47 Edward 0 6,474
48 Donald -2 6,423
49 Keith -1 6,173
50 Jacob +6 6,155
51 Shaun +52 6,107
52 Jesse +2 6,101
53 Bradley -4 6,092
54 Peter +1 5,878
55 Ronald -2 5,754
56 Todd -6 5,499
57 Samuel +3 5,388
58 George -1 5,286
59 Douglas 0 5,151
60 Gary -2 5,115
61 Corey -9 4,934
62 Juan +2 4,829
63 Larry -1 4,513
64 Kyle +15 4,512
65 Shane -4 4,481
66 Craig -3 4,473
67 Phillip +3 4,363
68 Dustin +13 4,175
69 Raymond -4 4,136
70 Marcus +2 4,001
71 Dennis -2 3,859
72 Cory -5 3,848
73 Jared +3 3,848
74 Joel -1 3,808
75 Derek +9 3,799
76 Derrick +4 3,784
77 Frank -6 3,767
78 Carlos -4 3,721
79 Antonio -2 3,675
80 Jeffery -2 3,541
81 Jeremiah -13 3,440
82 Jerry -7 3,429
83 Wesley -17 3,306
84 Philip +6 3,298
85 Erik +9 3,262
86 Randy 0 3,215
87 Brent -2 3,180
88 Troy 0 3,156
89 Gabriel -2 3,129
90 Zachary +5 3,128
91 Terry -8 3,087
92 Casey +10 3,006
93 Russell -4 2,982
94 Nathaniel +13 2,925
95 Jamie -13 2,866
96 Curtis +4 2,823
97 Tony -5 2,762
98 Alexander -1 2,740
99 Billy -8 2,697
100 Carl -1 2,604
Top Female Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Jennifer 0 56,307
2 Melissa 0 28,323
3 Jessica +1 26,102
4 Amy -1 23,219
5 Heather 0 22,265
6 Amanda +3 20,519
7 Angela -1 20,503
8 Sarah +3 19,975
9 Michelle -2 18,857
10 Nicole +5 17,264
11 Lisa +1 17,025
12 Kelly -2 16,983
13 Kimberly -5 16,869
14 Elizabeth -1 16,809
15 Christina +1 16,364
16 Stephanie -2 16,226
17 Rebecca 0 13,797
18 Crystal +7 12,589
19 Laura +1 11,240
20 Jamie -2 10,982
21 Erin +1 10,788
22 Shannon -3 10,598
23 Andrea +1 10,462
24 Mary -3 10,047
25 Rachel +1 9,803
26 Julie -3 9,798
27 April +2 9,585
28 Sara -1 8,865
29 Christine +1 8,272
30 Amber +3 8,170
31 Danielle 0 7,984
32 Tiffany +2 7,702
33 Emily +4 7,477
34 Erica +4 7,339
35 Carrie -7 7,318
36 Maria 0 7,001
37 Brandy +14 6,693
38 Katherine +6 6,623
39 Karen -7 6,370
40 Tara -5 6,329
41 Megan +13 5,895
42 Monica -3 5,865
43 Misty -3 5,833
44 Stacy -2 5,774
45 Tina +13 5,692
46 Jill -5 5,673
47 Tracy +3 5,626
48 Patricia -1 5,499
49 Susan -4 5,418
50 Cynthia -2 5,404
51 Kristy +17 5,332
52 Dawn -9 5,218
53 Stacey +3 4,998
54 Melanie -1 4,990
55 Holly -3 4,974
56 Wendy -7 4,917
57 Kathryn +13 4,810
58 Alicia +2 4,747
59 Christy 0 4,664
60 Lori -3 4,633
61 Brandi +10 4,500
62 Kristen +10 4,368
63 Leslie +2 4,339
64 Kristina +19 4,227
65 Natalie +4 4,169
66 Anna +8 4,168
67 Tammy -12 4,074
68 Courtney +8 4,034
69 Dana -7 4,005
70 Sandra -9 4,004
71 Jaime -25 4,002
72 Catherine +3 3,954
73 Veronica 0 3,936
74 Samantha +11 3,886
75 Allison -9 3,867
76 Vanessa +14 3,848
77 Tonya -13 3,825
78 Kristin +4 3,808
79 Kathleen +1 3,745
80 Lauren +34 3,671
81 Tanya -14 3,578
82 Jacqueline +10 3,573
83 Heidi -2 3,565
84 Melinda +12 3,562
85 Denise -7 3,517
86 Ashley +21 3,484
87 Michele -10 3,483
88 Teresa -9 3,473
89 Robin -5 3,442
90 Katie +26 3,419
91 Sabrina -28 3,349
92 Valerie -6 3,299
93 Gina -5 3,221
94 Cheryl +41 3,169
95 Lindsay +15 3,118
96 Mandy -2 3,105
97 Nancy -8 3,049
98 Kristi +6 2,993
99 Renee -12 2,970
100 Linda -1 2,937