100 Most Popular Baby Names of 1979

Top Male Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Michael 0 67,712
2 Christopher +1 50,658
3 Jason -1 50,351
4 David 0 42,046
5 James 0 39,342
6 Matthew 0 35,619
7 John 0 35,417
8 Robert 0 34,013
9 Joshua +3 31,123
10 Brian -1 28,656
11 Joseph -1 28,650
12 Daniel -1 28,509
13 William 0 24,685
14 Ryan 0 23,194
15 Nicholas +10 21,340
16 Jeremy +2 21,010
17 Eric -1 20,269
18 Timothy -1 19,058
19 Kevin -4 18,724
20 Andrew +1 18,611
21 Anthony -1 17,519
22 Justin +6 17,383
23 Adam +6 17,058
24 Jeffrey -5 16,859
25 Richard -3 16,711
26 Thomas -3 16,472
27 Steven -3 16,323
28 Charles -1 14,821
29 Scott +1 14,445
30 Mark -4 14,382
31 Jonathan 0 14,319
32 Aaron 0 13,066
33 Benjamin +1 12,512
34 Paul -1 11,635
35 Brandon +5 11,298
36 Travis +10 11,048
37 Nathan -1 10,729
38 Chad -3 10,153
39 Patrick +3 9,979
40 Stephen -3 9,892
41 Kenneth 0 9,240
42 Gregory -4 9,108
43 Shawn -4 7,912
44 Jose 0 7,835
45 Jacob +5 7,540
46 Bryan -3 7,445
47 Bradley +6 6,928
48 Edward -1 6,873
49 Sean -4 6,849
50 Jesse +2 6,686
51 Donald -3 6,511
52 Keith -3 6,183
53 Peter +1 6,073
54 Ronald +1 5,699
55 Samuel +2 5,680
56 Kyle +8 5,446
57 George +1 5,245
58 Douglas +1 5,172
59 Gary +1 5,037
60 Todd -4 4,984
61 Juan +1 4,934
62 Dustin +6 4,897
63 Corey -2 4,740
64 Shaun -13 4,734
65 Jared +8 4,668
66 Erik +19 4,638
67 Shane -2 4,477
68 Phillip -1 4,423
69 Larry -6 4,393
70 Raymond -1 4,333
71 Joel +3 4,214
72 Derek +3 4,203
73 Carlos +5 4,160
74 Zachary +16 4,157
75 Dennis -4 4,079
76 Marcus -6 4,045
77 Craig -11 4,023
78 Frank -1 3,928
79 Antonio 0 3,798
80 Derrick -4 3,726
81 Jeremiah 0 3,721
82 Cory -10 3,588
83 Philip +1 3,460
84 Brent +3 3,459
85 Jerry -3 3,443
86 Randy 0 3,416
87 Jeffery -7 3,355
88 Jamie +7 3,238
89 Gabriel 0 3,233
90 Wesley -7 3,230
91 Curtis +5 3,201
92 Russell +1 3,132
93 Casey -1 3,085
94 Alexander +4 3,053
95 Nathaniel -1 3,039
96 Terry -5 3,037
97 Billy +2 2,999
98 Brett +14 2,998
99 Troy -11 2,957
100 Carl 0 2,896
Top Female Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Jennifer 0 56,709
2 Melissa 0 34,045
3 Amanda +3 31,922
4 Jessica -1 27,774
5 Amy -1 21,612
6 Sarah +2 21,017
7 Heather -2 20,839
8 Angela -1 20,256
9 Nicole +1 19,503
10 Michelle -1 19,259
11 Elizabeth +3 18,064
12 Kimberly +1 17,641
13 Lisa -2 17,282
14 Christina +1 16,456
15 Stephanie +1 16,204
16 Kelly -4 15,299
17 Rebecca 0 14,541
18 Crystal 0 13,466
19 Jamie +1 12,155
20 Laura -1 11,880
21 Erin 0 11,251
22 Amber +8 11,078
23 April +4 10,902
24 Mary 0 10,549
25 Shannon -3 10,359
26 Andrea -3 10,334
27 Rachel -2 10,229
28 Tiffany +4 9,610
29 Julie -3 9,253
30 Sara -2 8,646
31 Megan +10 8,292
32 Erica +2 8,176
33 Danielle -2 7,979
34 Emily -1 7,974
35 Christine -6 7,683
36 Katherine +2 7,465
37 Maria -1 7,318
38 Tara +2 6,807
39 Brandy -2 6,776
40 Monica +2 6,582
41 Carrie -6 6,357
42 Misty +1 5,785
43 Stacy +1 5,709
44 Patricia +4 5,649
45 Lauren +35 5,620
46 Karen -7 5,602
47 Alicia +11 5,543
48 Holly +7 5,488
49 Tracy -2 5,392
50 Kathryn +7 5,311
51 Susan -2 5,200
52 Jill -6 5,194
53 Melanie +1 5,022
54 Dana +15 4,944
55 Cynthia -5 4,932
56 Kristy -5 4,877
57 Dawn -5 4,724
58 Tina -13 4,678
59 Anna +7 4,663
60 Stacey -7 4,615
61 Brandi 0 4,606
62 Kristen 0 4,570
63 Katie +27 4,508
64 Leslie -1 4,498
65 Wendy -9 4,497
66 Samantha +8 4,456
67 Ashley +19 4,446
68 Natalie -3 4,442
69 Lori -9 4,432
70 Allison +5 4,405
71 Courtney -3 4,324
72 Christy -13 4,284
73 Kristin +5 4,262
74 Kristina -10 4,130
75 Vanessa +1 4,101
76 Veronica -3 4,059
77 Sandra -7 3,994
78 Catherine -6 3,873
79 Tammy -12 3,755
80 Jacqueline +2 3,740
81 Mindy +89 3,708
82 Melinda +2 3,705
83 Heidi 0 3,668
84 Kathleen -5 3,644
85 Brooke +30 3,512
86 Tonya -9 3,493
87 Teresa +1 3,479
88 Lindsay +7 3,466
89 Valerie +3 3,406
90 Pamela +19 3,365
91 Erika +13 3,317
92 Denise -7 3,263
93 Tanya -12 3,223
94 Cheryl 0 3,210
95 Robin -6 3,208
96 Gina -3 3,113
97 Jaime -26 3,086
98 Leah +10 3,079
99 Katrina +23 3,002
100 Theresa +1 2,994