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Most Popular Baby Names of 1978

Here are the most popular names of 1978. Click on any name to learn more about it, find similar names, or add it to your favorites.

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Rank Name Meaning
1 Michael
 
Hebrew: Gift from God
2 Jason
 
Greek: The Lord is salvation; Hebrew: The Lord is salvation
3 Christopher
 
Unknown/Other: One who holds Christ in his heart
4 David
 
Hebrew: Dearly loved
5 James
 
Hebrew: Supplanter; English: Replace
6 Matthew
 
Hebrew: Gift of Jehovah. In the Bible, Mathew was on…
7 John
 
Hebrew: Jehovah has been gracious, has shown favor. …
8 Robert
 
Scottish: Famed, bright, shining. 14th-century King …
9 Brian
 
Celtic: In use in England since the Middle Ages. Pos…
10 Joseph
 
Hebrew: May Jah give increase. In the Bible, Joseph,…
11 Daniel
 
Hebrew: God is my Judge. The biblical prophet and wr…
12 Joshua
 
Hebrew: God is salvation
13 William
 
German: Resolute protector, will. For a long time af…
14 Ryan
 
Irish: Kingly
15 Kevin
 
Celtic: Gentle; Irish: Handsome child. Name of a fam…
16 Eric
 
English: Brave ruler
17 Timothy
 
English: One who honors God. The biblical Timothy wa…
18 Jeremy
 
Hebrew: Exalted of the Lord; English: Variant of Jer…
19 Jeffrey
 
English: Peaceful. Variant of Geoffrey. The three-sy…
20 Anthony
 
English: Highly praiseworthy. Mark Antony: (83-30 BC…
21 Richard
 
German: Powerful, strong ruler. A Teutonic name from…
22 Andrew
 
English: Manly, brave. In the Bible the first of the…
23 Thomas
 
Hebrew: Twin
24 Steven
 
English: Variant of Stephen. Crown, wreath.
25 Nicholas
 
Unknown/Other: Variant of Nikolas

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