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Top American boys' names of the 1970s

Names that were hits in the '70s -- Christopher, Chad, Andrew, Benjamin, Todd and more

Michael

Who is like God?

Gender: Either | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Christopher

Christ-bearer

Gender: Boy | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Popular

David

Beloved

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

James

Derived from Jacob, supplanter

Gender: Either | Origin: Hebrew, English
Popularity: Popular

Robert

Famous brilliance

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old German
Popularity: Popular

William

Protector

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, Old German, English
Popularity: Popular

Matthew

Gift of God

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Daniel

God is my judge

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Kevin

Handsome

Gender: Boy | Origin: Celtic, Irish
Popularity: Popular

Richard

German for rich and powerful ruler

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old German
Popularity: Popular

Jeffrey

Divinely peaceful

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Teutonic, Old German
Popularity: Popular

Mark

Warlike

Gender: Boy | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Popular

Thomas

Twin

Gender: Boy | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Popular

Timothy

Honoring God

Gender: Boy | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Popular

Charles

Farmer (German), strong and manly (

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, Old German, German
Popularity: Popular

Joshua

God is my salvation

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Jeremy

God will uplift

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Paul

Small

Gender: Either | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Popular

Gregory

Vigilant watchman

Gender: Boy | Origin: Greek, Latin
Popularity: Popular

Kenneth

Irish(handsome);English(royal oath)

Gender: Boy | Origin: Celtic, Scottish, Irish
Popularity: Popular

Jonathan

Gift of God

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Shawn

Gender: Boy | Origin: Celtic
Popularity: Popular

Aaron

Enlightened

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Patrick

Nobleman

Gender: Boy | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Popular

Justin

Just, righteous

Gender: Boy | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Popular

Edward

Prosperous guardian

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old English
Popularity: Popular

Donald

Proud ruler

Gender: Boy | Origin: Celtic, Gaelic, Scottish
Popularity: Familiar

Ronald

Powerful, mighty

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old English, Scottish
Popularity: Familiar

Keith

Forest, battle place

Gender: Boy | Origin: Celtic, Scottish, Welsh
Popularity: Familiar

Bryan

Gender: Boy | Origin: English
Popularity: Popular

Jose

Spanish for Joseph

Gender: Either | Origin: Spanish, Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Nathan

Short for Nathaniel

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Jason

Healer

Gender: Boy | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Popular

John

God is gracious

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Brian

Strong, honorable

Gender: Boy | Origin: Celtic, Irish, Scottish
Popularity: Popular

Joseph

God will increase

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Eric

Ruler

Gender: Boy | Origin: Norse, Old English, Scandinavian, English
Popularity: Popular

Scott

From Scotland

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old English
Popularity: Familiar

Steven

Crowned

Gender: Boy | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Popular

Anthony

Praiseworthy, flourishing

Gender: Boy | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Popular

Ryan

Little king

Gender: Either | Origin: Celtic, Irish
Popularity: Popular

Andrew

Strong and manly

Gender: Boy | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Popular

Chad

Warrior

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old English
Popularity: Familiar

Stephen

Crowned

Gender: Boy | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Popular

Adam

Man of the earth

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Sean

Form of John (God is gracious)

Gender: Either | Origin: Celtic, Hebrew, Irish
Popularity: Popular

Todd

Fox

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Middle English
Popularity: Familiar

Benjamin

Son of my right hand

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Gary

Spear carrier

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old English
Popularity: Familiar

Douglas

Dark river

Gender: Boy | Origin: Celtic, Scottish
Popularity: Familiar