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Top American girls' names of the 1970s

The '70s were all about feminism, and some fabulous girls' names -- Melissa, Stephanie, Shannon, Christine, Sandra, Erin, Stacy and more

Pamela

Honey

Gender: Girl | Origin: English, Greek
Popularity: Familiar

Tonya

Gender: Girl | Origin: English, Latin
Popularity: Unusual

Jennifer

White wave

Gender: Girl | Origin: Latin, Welsh
Popularity: Popular

Amy

Beloved

Gender: Either | Origin: French, Portuguese, Latin
Popularity: Popular

Michelle

Who is like God?

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

Lisa

Elizabeth; consecrated to God

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew, English
Popularity: Familiar

Angela

Angel, messenger

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek, French, Mexican
Popularity: Popular

Stephanie

Crowned

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Popular

Nicole

Victorious people

Gender: Girl | Origin: French, Greek, Latin
Popularity: Popular

Elizabeth

God's oath

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Rebecca

Bound

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Mary

Bitter

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Amanda

Much-loved

Gender: Girl | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Popular

Julie

Youthful

Gender: Either | Origin: Latin, English
Popularity: Familiar

Laura

Laurel tree

Gender: Girl | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Popular

Shannon

Little wise owl

Gender: Either | Origin: Celtic, Gaelic, Irish
Popularity: Familiar

Tammy

Short for Tamara

Gender: Either | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Familiar

Tracy

Brave

Gender: Either | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Dawn

Sunrise

Gender: Girl | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Andrea

Strong

Gender: Either | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Popular

Tina

Short for Christina, Martina

Gender: Either | Origin: Greek, Spanish
Popularity: Familiar

Cynthia

From Mount Kynthos, moon

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Familiar

Lori

Crowned with laurel

Gender: Girl | Origin: Latin, English
Popularity: Familiar

April

To open

Gender: Girl | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Popular

Maria

Bitter

Gender: Girl | Origin: Spanish, Hebrew, Italian
Popularity: Popular

Crystal

Brilliant glass, ice

Gender: Girl | Origin: Latin, Greek
Popularity: Familiar

Erin

From Ireland

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

Jamie

Nickname for James

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

Tiffany

Manifestation of divinity

Gender: Girl | Origin: English, Greek
Popularity: Familiar

Tara

Rocky hill

Gender: Girl | Origin: Celtic, Irish
Popularity: Familiar

Monica

Advisor

Gender: Girl | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Familiar

Danielle

God is my judge

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Sara

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Melissa

Honey bee

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Popular

Kimberly

Ruler

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

Heather

Flowering shrub

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

Jessica

Wealthy

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Kelly

Warrior

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

Christina

Christian

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

Sarah

Princess

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Christine

Christian

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek, Latin, French
Popularity: Familiar

Karen

Pure

Gender: Girl | Origin: English, Greek
Popularity: Familiar

Susan

Lily

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Familiar

Patricia

Noblewoman

Gender: Girl | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Familiar

Rachel

Female sheep

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Wendy

Invented for Peter Pan

Gender: Either | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Stacy

Gender: Either | Origin: English, Greek
Popularity: Familiar

Carrie

Short for Caroline, Carol

Gender: Girl | Origin: American, English, Old German
Popularity: Familiar

Sandra

Defender of mankind

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Familiar

Stacey

Resurrection

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Familiar