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Quiz about Its a Girl Mr and Mrs 1970s
Quiz about Its a Girl Mr and Mrs 1970s

It's a Girl, Mr. and Mrs. 1970s Quiz

The 1970s: a time of disco, bell bottoms, and both day-glo and earth tones. Can you put the 10 most popular American girls' names of 1972 in order starting with the most popular? Rankings are according to the Social Security Administration,

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Oct 13 22
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the question it matches on the left.
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What's the Correct Order?Choices
(Love Story)
(French friend)
(Beatle's Belle)
(Heavenly creature)
(only botanical name on the list)
(Fictional Plum from New Jersey)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Jennifer

Jennifer was the #1 name for girls in the United States from 1970 (when the movie "Love Story" starring Ali McGraw as Jennifer Cavilleri was released) until 1984. The name is derived from the Guinevere and means "the fair one."

Famous Jennifers include actresses Jennifer Garner (1972), Jennifer Holiday (1960), and Jennifer Lawrence (1990).
2. Amy

The name Amy comes from the French word for "beloved" and is similar to the French word for friend - "ami." It's been a popular name for girls in the United States since 1880.

Famous Amys include actress Amy Adams (1974), singer Amy Winehouse (1983-2011), and Olympic gymnast Amy Chow (1978).
3. Melissa

Melissa means "bee" in Greek and appears in Greek mythology. The name was the 33rd most popular in the 1960s.

Famous Melissas include actresses Melissa Gilbert (1964), Melissa McCarthy (1970) and singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge (1961).
4. Michelle

Michelle is the French feminine version of Michael which means "who is like God." The song "Michelle" appears on the Beatles' album "Rubber Soul."

Famous Michelles include figure skater Michelle Kwan and actress Michelle Williams (both born in 1980) and former First Lady Michelle Obama (1964).
5. Kimberly

The name Kimberly (which is also used, but less common, as a boy's name) comes from the city of Kimberly, South Africa which, in turn, was named for Lord Kimberly.

Famous Kimberlys include actress Kimberly Elise (1967) and Kim Rhode (1979), Olympic gold medalist in skeet and trap shooting. There's also a large diamond mine in South Africa called the Kimberly Mine.
6. Lisa

Lisa was originally a diminutive of Elizabeth which means "my God is an oath" or "my God is abundance." It was the #1 name for American girls in the 1960s.

Lisa Simpson was named after creator Matt Groenig's sister and is voiced by Yeardley Smith. Non-fictional Lisas include actress Lisa Bonet (1967), singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb (1968), and actress Lisa Kudrow (1963).
7. Angela

Angela means "angel" and like Amy, has been a moderately popular name for American girls since 1880. It reached #10 in 1965 and peaked at #4 between 1975 and 1977. As of 2020, it ranks #251.

Famous Angelas include actress Angela Lansbury (1925-2022), former German Chancellor Angela Merkel (1954) and activist Angela Davis (1944).
8. Heather

Heather is a shrub which grows in rocky soil and has pink or white flowers.

Famous Heathers include actress Heather Graham (1970), and Heather Whitestone (1973), the first deaf woman to be named Miss America.
9. Stephanie

Stephanie is the female form of Stephen, meaning crown or wreath. Saint Stephen is considered the first Christian martyr, having been stoned around 34 CE.

New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum debuted in Janet Evanovich's "One for the Money." She usually catches her quarry through luck rather than skill, and in most books sees her car get destroyed in interesting and unusual ways. Real people named Stephanie include tennis player Steffi Graff (1969) and "Twilight" author Stephanie Meyer (1973).
10. Nicole

Nicole is the feminine version of Nicholas which means "victory of the people."

Famous Nicoles include actress Nicole Kidman (1967) and fashion designer Nicole Miller (1952).
Source: Author MariaVerde

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