Popularity of female names in Manila, Philippines, 1977

Manila fem 1977

After a few weeks of sorting out the data, we find out which names top the baby name charts in the capital of the Philippines back 40 years ago.

According to the results that I’ve compiled, Jennifer and Michelle were the 2 most popular names given to baby girls in Manila in 1977. Here are the top 20 female names.

Rank Name Number Percentage
1 Jennifer 587 1.460%
2 Michelle 503 1.251%
3 Rowena 463 1.152%
4 Mary Grace 396 0.985%
5 Jocelyn 365 0.908%
6 Mary Ann 352 0.876%
7 Maricel 349 0.868%
8 Josephine 312 0.776%
9 Mary Jane 310 0.771%
10 Catherine 306 0.761%
11 Cristina 292 0.726%
12 Arlene 229 0.570%
13 Maria Cristina 225 0.560%
14 Marilou 216 0.537%
15 Marilyn 215 0.535%
16 Alma 205 0.510%
17 Irene 201 0.500%
18 Raquel 199 0.495%
19 Evelyn 194 0.483%
19= Rosemarie 194= 0.483%=

For the top 300 names, click on this link for the PDF.

The post and PDF for the male names are now available here.

Disclaimer: The total number of records included for the year (if we include the records that do not include a first name) may not be full.

What do you think of how the baby name scene in Manila shaped up 40 years ago? Post your thoughts in the comments section below the source.

Source:
Manila Civil Registration data from FamilySearch – https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1686086

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