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by Jay Reeves |

Top Baby Names of 1977 and Today

40th Anniversary logoIn 1977, the most popular baby names in the U.S. were Jennifer, Melissa, Michael and Jason.

That same year, a new name appeared on the North Carolina insurance scene, to-wit: Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company. It was greeted by the state’s attorneys with the same warmth, enthusiasm and excitement you’d expect of any parents.

Four decades later, the preferences of mothers and fathers have changed. Now they are naming their babies Emma, Olivia, Noah and Liam.

Lawyers Mutual, meanwhile, is all grown up. And North Carolina practitioners continue to stick with the name that has served them so well for the past forty years. 

 Top Girls Names 1977

  1. Jennifer
  2. Melissa
  3. Amy
  4. Jessica
  5. Heather
  6. Angela
  7. Michelle
  8. Kimberly
  9. Amanda
  10. Kelly

Top Boys Names 1977

  1. Michael
  2. Jason
  3. Christopher
  4. David
  5. James
  6. Robert
  7. John
  8. Brian
  9. Matthew
  10. Joseph

Top Girls Names 2017

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Sophia
  5. Isabella
  6. Mia
  7. Charlotte
  8. Abigail
  9. Emily
  10. Harper

Top Boys Names 2017

  1. Noah
  2. Liam
  3. William
  4. Mason
  5. James
  6. Benjamin
  7. Jacob
  8. Michael
  9. Elijah
  10. Ethan
Be sure to check out Lawyers Mutual's 2016 Annual Report.



About the Author

Jay Reeves

Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. He was Legal Editor at Lawyers Weekly and Risk Manager at Lawyers Mutual. He is the author of The Most Powerful Attorney in the World, a collection of short stories from a law life well-lived, which as the seasons pass becomes less about law and liability and more about loss, love, longing, laughter and life's lasting luminescence.

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