The Top 5 Most Popular Baby Names in 1978 (US)

  Rank Male Name Number of Babies Female Name Number of Babies
1 Name: Michael 67,021 Jennifer 56,260
2 Name: Jason 51,529 Melissa 28,305
3 Name: Christopher 47,235 Jessica 26,082
4 Name: David 40,607 Amy 23,212
5 Name: James 39,837 Heather 22,263
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  1. Michael & Jennifer were the most popular baby names for all of the 1970s.
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Sources:  Social Security Online

List Notes: All names are from the top 1000 Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States (Please see limitations of such data at:
Most Popular Baby Names in 1978 (US)

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