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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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