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Most Popular Baby Names of the 1970s

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Rank Name Meaning
1 Jennifer
 
English: Fair one. Variant of Guinevere. In Arthuria…
2 Amy
 
English: Beloved; French: Dearly loved, beloved
3 Melissa
 
Greek: Bee
4 Michelle
 
French: Feminine of Michael (gift from God); Hebrew:…
5 Kimberly
 
English: From the royal fortress meadow
6 Lisa
 
German: Devoted to God; English: Variation of Elizab…
7 Angela
 
French: Angel; Spanish: Angel
8 Heather
 
English: A flowering evergreen plant that thrives on…
9 Stephanie
 
French: Crowned in victory
10 Nicole
 
Filipino: Victory of the people; French: Victory of …
11 Jessica
 
Hebrew: Rich
12 Elizabeth
 
English: Bountiful, God of plenty; Hebrew: Bountiful…
13 Rebecca
 
Hebrew: Captivating
14 Kelly
 
Celtic: Descendant of Ceallach
15 Mary
 
Hebrew: Bitter; English: Bitter. Variant of Miriam. …
16 Christina
 
English: Follower of Christ; Greek: Follower of Christ
17 Amanda
 
English: Worthy of being loved; Spanish: Lovable
18 Julie
 
French: Youthful, Jove's child. A feminine of Julian.
19 Sarah
 
Hebrew: Princess
20 Laura
 
English: The laurel tree or sweet bay tree symbolic …
21 Shannon
 
Irish: Little old wise one
22 Christine
 
French: Follower of Christ
23 Tammy
 
English: Abbreviation of Thomasina and Tamara
24 Tracy
 
French: From Thracia. Dates from before the Norman c…
25 Karen
 
English: Abbreviation of Katherine. Pure.

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