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September 16, 2016 GMT


Gender: Female1970s Frequency per 1M Babies: 35,173Inter-Decade Average Frequency per 1M Babies: 5,133

The English name Jennifer dominated the 1970s, serving as the single-most common name among girls born in the decade.


Gender: Male1970s Frequency per 1M Babies: 28,681Inter-Decade Average Frequency per 1M Babies: 6,862

Christopher is an English and Greek name that translates to “Christ.” It was notably popular in the 1970s, but achieved its highest level of prominence during the 1980s, when it held the average rank of No. 2 among newborn boys.

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