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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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