What did you name your firstborn child?

 

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The most popular childrens’ names of the 1970s according to Social Security data were names we see everywhere today – Robert and David and Jason and Michael.  It was an era of good sturdy names some with biblical references, others with royal references like William and Elizabeth and Mary.  No Apple, or Declan or Northwest in sight.  

This list was formed from a pool of more than 35 million people born in the 70s, making it fun to talk about today. 

What did you call your firstborn child and why?  Do they like their name?

Popular names of the 1970s
 MalesFemales
RankNameNumberNameNumber
1Michael707,702Jennifer581,786
2Christopher475,663Amy269,006
3Jason462,947Melissa253,288
4David445,981Michelle249,136
5James444,964Kimberly229,114
6John402,850Lisa228,681
7Robert397,427Angela225,231
8Brian322,856Heather203,937
9William283,568Stephanie160,475
10Matthew277,986Nicole144,672
11Joseph244,935Jessica143,493
12Daniel244,570Elizabeth142,861
13Kevin212,406Rebecca137,305
14Eric211,594Kelly133,565
15Jeffrey202,955Mary126,273
16Richard202,913Christina125,743
17Scott194,694Amanda123,939
18Mark194,418Julie121,951
19Steven188,195Sarah118,841
20Thomas186,898Laura118,219