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Most Popular Baby Names of the 80s

Of the Decade

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael664k4,324k
2.-Christopher555k2,005k
3.Matthew459k1,566k
4.Joshua397k1,185k
5.David384k3,590k
6.James356k5,121k
7.Daniel345k1,882k
8.Robert322k4,803k
9.John321k5,096k
10.Joseph299k2,582k
11.Jason292k1,020k
12.Justin290k766k
13.Andrew285k1,266k
14.Ryan279k909k
15.William248k4,072k
16.Brian234k1,160k
17.Brandon232k746k
18.Jonathan230k820k
19.Nicholas223k884k
20.Anthony212k1,414k
21.Eric204k869k
22.Adam195k540k
23.Kevin189k1,158k
24.Thomas178k2,290k
25.Steven177k1,276k
26.Timothy173k1,063k
27.Richard155k2,558k
28.Jeremy153k430k
29.Jeffrey145k972k
30.Kyle142k474k
31.Benjamin141k706k
32.Aaron138k561k
33.Charles132k2,372k
34.Mark129k1,346k
35.Jacob124k891k
36.Stephen114k854k
37.Patrick111k668k
38.Scott108k770k
39.Nathan106k527k
40.Paul104k1,383k
41.Sean104k413k
42.Travis103k299k
43.Zachary102k523k
44.Dustin97k204k
45.Gregory94k705k
46.Kenneth89k1,269k
47.Jose87k551k
48.Tyler86k576k
49.Jesse86k412k
50.Alexander82k635k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.Jessica469k1,042k
2.Jennifer441k1,464k
3.Amanda370k783k
4.Ashley352k838k
5.Sarah273k1,065k
6.Stephanie218k737k
7.Melissa218k751k
8.Nicole210k582k
9.Elizabeth199k1,611k
10.Heather192k524k
11.Tiffany159k335k
12.Michelle154k806k
13.Amber154k368k
14.Megan154k435k
15.Amy151k687k
16.Rachel147k559k
17.Kimberly146k831k
18.Christina146k474k
19.Lauren145k462k
20.Crystal141k329k
21.Brittany141k357k
22.Rebecca136k744k
23.Laura135k793k
24.Danielle134k364k
25.Emily132k821k
26.Samantha121k561k
27.Angela117k661k
28.Erin116k311k
29.Kelly110k470k
30.Sara105k419k
31.Lisa103k964k
32.Katherine99k629k
33.Andrea98k426k
34.Jamie97k266k
35.Mary96k4,118k
36.Erica93k229k
37.Courtney84k257k
38.Kristen83k217k
39.Shannon78k295k
40.April76k237k
41.Katie73k234k
42.Lindsey72k155k
43.Kristin71k179k
44.Lindsay68k129k
45.Christine68k584k
46.Alicia67k223k
47.Vanessa66k249k
48.Maria66k538k
49.Kathryn62k450k
50.Allison62k286k

Most Popular Names Of 1989

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael65k4,324k
2.-Christopher53k2,005k
3.-Matthew45k1,566k
4.-Joshua44k1,185k
5.David35k3,590k
6.Daniel35k1,882k
7.Andrew35k1,266k
8.Justin33k766k
9.-James33k5,121k
10.-Robert30k4,803k
11.Joseph30k2,582k
12.John30k5,096k
13.-Ryan28k909k
14.-Nicholas28k884k
15.William25k4,072k
16.Anthony24k1,414k
17.Jonathan24k820k
18.Brandon23k746k
19.Kevin21k1,158k
20.Kyle21k474k
21.Eric19k869k
22.Steven19k1,276k
23.-Thomas18k2,290k
24.Brian18k1,160k
25.Zachary18k523k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jessica48k1,042k
2.-Ashley48k838k
3.Brittany38k357k
4.Amanda37k783k
5.Sarah28k1,065k
6.Samantha25k561k
7.Jennifer24k1,464k
8.Stephanie23k737k
9.Lauren21k462k
10.-Elizabeth20k1,611k
11.Megan20k435k
12.Nicole19k582k
13.Emily17k821k
14.Amber17k368k
15.Heather16k524k
16.Tiffany16k335k
17.-Danielle15k364k
18.Rachel15k559k
19.Melissa15k751k
20.-Kayla15k332k
21.Courtney13k257k
22.Michelle13k806k
23.Christina13k474k
24.Rebecca12k744k
25.Laura12k793k

Most Popular Names Of 1988

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael64k4,324k
2.-Christopher53k2,005k
3.-Matthew46k1,566k
4.-Joshua43k1,185k
5.Andrew36k1,266k
6.David35k3,590k
7.Justin35k766k
8.Daniel35k1,882k
9.James32k5,121k
10.-Robert30k4,803k
11.-John29k5,096k
12.-Joseph29k2,582k
13.-Ryan28k909k
14.Nicholas25k884k
15.Jonathan24k820k
16.William24k4,072k
17.Brandon24k746k
18.Anthony24k1,414k
19.Eric20k869k
20.Kevin20k1,158k
21.Kyle20k474k
22.Brian20k1,160k
23.Thomas19k2,290k
24.Steven18k1,276k
25.Timothy17k1,063k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jessica52k1,042k
2.-Ashley50k838k
3.-Amanda39k783k
4.Sarah28k1,065k
5.Jennifer28k1,464k
6.Brittany27k357k
7.Stephanie23k737k
8.Samantha21k561k
9.Nicole20k582k
10.-Elizabeth20k1,611k
11.Lauren20k462k
12.-Megan19k435k
13.Tiffany18k335k
14.Heather18k524k
15.-Amber17k368k
16.Melissa17k751k
17.Danielle16k364k
18.Emily16k821k
19.Rachel15k559k
20.Kayla13k332k
21.Michelle13k806k
22.Christina13k474k
23.-Laura12k793k
24.Courtney12k257k
25.Kimberly12k831k

Most Popular Names Of 1987

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael64k4,324k
2.-Christopher54k2,005k
3.-Matthew46k1,566k
4.-Joshua40k1,185k
5.-David37k3,590k
6.Andrew36k1,266k
7.Daniel36k1,882k
8.James33k5,121k
9.Justin31k766k
10.Robert30k4,803k
11.John30k5,096k
12.-Joseph29k2,582k
13.Ryan28k909k
14.Brandon25k746k
15.-William24k4,072k
16.Nicholas23k884k
17.Anthony23k1,414k
18.Jonathan23k820k
19.Kevin20k1,158k
20.-Brian20k1,160k
21.Eric20k869k
22.Kyle20k474k
23.Jason19k1,020k
24.Thomas18k2,290k
25.-Steven18k1,276k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jessica56k1,042k
2.-Ashley55k838k
3.-Amanda42k783k
4.-Jennifer33k1,464k
5.-Sarah28k1,065k
6.-Stephanie22k737k
7.Brittany22k357k
8.Nicole20k582k
9.-Heather19k524k
10.-Elizabeth19k1,611k
11.Samantha18k561k
12.Megan18k435k
13.Melissa18k751k
14.Danielle17k364k
15.Amber17k368k
16.Lauren17k462k
17.Rachel16k559k
18.Tiffany15k335k
19.Emily15k821k
20.Christina14k474k
21.Kimberly13k831k
22.Michelle13k806k
23.Laura13k793k
24.Amy12k687k
25.Rebecca12k744k

Most Popular Names Of 1986

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael64k4,324k
2.-Christopher57k2,005k
3.-Matthew47k1,566k
4.-Joshua38k1,185k
5.David37k3,590k
6.Daniel37k1,882k
7.-James34k5,121k
8.Andrew34k1,266k
9.Robert31k4,803k
10.John30k5,096k
11.Ryan30k909k
12.Joseph29k2,582k
13.-Brandon27k746k
14.Justin27k766k
15.William24k4,072k
16.Jonathan24k820k
17.Nicholas23k884k
18.Jason22k1,020k
19.Anthony22k1,414k
20.Brian21k1,160k
21.Kevin20k1,158k
22.Eric20k869k
23.Kyle19k474k
24.Adam18k540k
25.Steven18k1,276k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jessica53k1,042k
2.-Ashley50k838k
3.Amanda41k783k
4.Jennifer36k1,464k
5.-Sarah28k1,065k
6.-Stephanie23k737k
7.-Nicole21k582k
8.Brittany20k357k
9.Heather20k524k
10.Elizabeth19k1,611k
11.Megan19k435k
12.Melissa18k751k
13.Amber17k368k
14.Lauren17k462k
15.Rachel15k559k
16.Danielle15k364k
17.Tiffany14k335k
18.Kimberly14k831k
19.Christina14k474k
20.Laura14k793k
21.Samantha14k561k
22.Amy13k687k
23.Michelle13k806k
24.-Emily13k821k
25.Crystal13k329k

Most Popular Names Of 1985

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael65k4,324k
2.-Christopher60k2,005k
3.-Matthew47k1,566k
4.-Joshua42k1,185k
5.Daniel39k1,882k
6.David39k3,590k
7.-James36k5,121k
8.Robert32k4,803k
9.John31k5,096k
10.-Joseph30k2,582k
11.Andrew30k1,266k
12.-Ryan30k909k
13.Brandon29k746k
14.Jason26k1,020k
15.Justin26k766k
16.-William25k4,072k
17.Jonathan24k820k
18.Brian23k1,160k
19.Nicholas22k884k
20.Anthony22k1,414k
21.Eric21k869k
22.Adam20k540k
23.Kevin19k1,158k
24.Steven19k1,276k
25.-Thomas18k2,290k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.Jessica48k1,042k
2.Ashley47k838k
3.Jennifer43k1,464k
4.-Amanda39k783k
5.-Sarah25k1,065k
6.-Stephanie23k737k
7.-Nicole23k582k
8.Heather21k524k
9.Elizabeth21k1,611k
10.Megan20k435k
11.Melissa20k751k
12.Christina17k474k
13.Rachel16k559k
14.Laura16k793k
15.Lauren16k462k
16.Amber16k368k
17.Brittany15k357k
18.Danielle15k364k
19.Kimberly15k831k
20.Amy14k687k
21.Crystal14k329k
22.Michelle14k806k
23.Tiffany14k335k
24.-Emily13k821k
25.Rebecca13k744k

Most Popular Names Of 1984

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael68k4,324k
2.-Christopher60k2,005k
3.-Matthew50k1,566k
4.Joshua40k1,185k
5.David38k3,590k
6.Daniel37k1,882k
7.James36k5,121k
8.John33k5,096k
9.Robert32k4,803k
10.Joseph31k2,582k
11.Jason30k1,020k
12.Ryan29k909k
13.Justin27k766k
14.Andrew26k1,266k
15.Brandon26k746k
16.-William25k4,072k
17.Brian25k1,160k
18.-Adam24k540k
19.-Jonathan23k820k
20.Nicholas21k884k
21.Anthony21k1,414k
22.Eric21k869k
23.-Steven18k1,276k
24.Kevin18k1,158k
25.Thomas18k2,290k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jennifer51k1,464k
2.-Jessica46k1,042k
3.Ashley39k838k
4.Amanda34k783k
5.-Sarah26k1,065k
6.Stephanie23k737k
7.-Nicole22k582k
8.Melissa22k751k
9.-Heather21k524k
10.-Elizabeth20k1,611k
11.Megan17k435k
12.Crystal17k329k
13.Amy16k687k
14.-Tiffany16k335k
15.Rachel16k559k
16.Danielle16k364k
17.Michelle15k806k
18.Amber15k368k
19.Laura15k793k
20.Christina15k474k
21.Lauren14k462k
22.Kimberly14k831k
23.Rebecca13k744k
24.Emily13k821k
25.Erin13k311k

Most Popular Names Of 1983

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael68k4,324k
2.-Christopher59k2,005k
3.-Matthew50k1,566k
4.David39k3,590k
5.Joshua37k1,185k
6.-James36k5,121k
7.Jason35k1,020k
8.Daniel35k1,882k
9.John33k5,096k
10.Robert33k4,803k
11.-Joseph30k2,582k
12.-Justin28k766k
13.-Ryan28k909k
14.-Brian26k1,160k
15.Andrew26k1,266k
16.William25k4,072k
17.Brandon24k746k
18.Adam23k540k
19.Jonathan23k820k
20.-Eric20k869k
21.-Nicholas20k884k
22.-Anthony20k1,414k
23.Steven18k1,276k
24.Thomas18k2,290k
25.Kevin17k1,158k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jennifer54k1,464k
2.-Jessica45k1,042k
3.-Amanda34k783k
4.Ashley33k838k
5.Sarah27k1,065k
6.Melissa23k751k
7.Nicole22k582k
8.Stephanie22k737k
9.Heather21k524k
10.Elizabeth20k1,611k
11.Crystal18k329k
12.Amy17k687k
13.Michelle17k806k
14.Tiffany16k335k
15.Kimberly15k831k
16.Christina15k474k
17.Amber15k368k
18.Erin15k311k
19.Rebecca15k744k
20.Rachel15k559k
21.Megan14k435k
22.Angela13k661k
23.Laura13k793k
24.Lauren13k462k
25.Emily12k821k

Most Popular Names Of 1982

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael68k4,324k
2.-Christopher59k2,005k
3.-Matthew46k1,566k
4.-Jason41k1,020k
5.-David40k3,590k
6.James39k5,121k
7.Joshua38k1,185k
8.-John35k5,096k
9.-Robert34k4,803k
10.-Daniel33k1,882k
11.-Joseph31k2,582k
12.-Justin29k766k
13.-Ryan27k909k
14.-Brian26k1,160k
15.-William26k4,072k
16.-Jonathan23k820k
17.Andrew23k1,266k
18.Brandon20k746k
19.Adam20k540k
20.Eric20k869k
21.-Nicholas20k884k
22.Anthony20k1,414k
23.Thomas18k2,290k
24.Kevin17k1,158k
25.Timothy17k1,063k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jennifer57k1,464k
2.-Jessica45k1,042k
3.-Amanda34k783k
4.-Sarah28k1,065k
5.-Melissa26k751k
6.Nicole22k582k
7.Stephanie21k737k
8.Elizabeth21k1,611k
9.Crystal19k329k
10.Amy19k687k
11.-Michelle18k806k
12.Heather17k524k
13.Tiffany17k335k
14.Kimberly16k831k
15.Rebecca16k744k
16.Angela15k661k
17.Ashley15k838k
18.Amber15k368k
19.Christina15k474k
20.Erin14k311k
21.Rachel14k559k
22.Laura13k793k
23.Lisa13k964k
24.Emily13k821k
25.Kelly12k470k

Most Popular Names Of 1981

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael69k4,324k
2.-Christopher50k2,005k
3.Matthew43k1,566k
4.Jason42k1,020k
5.David41k3,590k
6.Joshua39k1,185k
7.James38k5,121k
8.-John35k5,096k
9.-Robert34k4,803k
10.Daniel31k1,882k
11.Joseph31k2,582k
12.Justin27k766k
13.Ryan27k909k
14.Brian27k1,160k
15.William25k4,072k
16.Jonathan23k820k
17.Eric21k869k
18.Andrew20k1,266k
19.Brandon20k746k
20.Adam20k540k
21.Nicholas20k884k
22.Jeremy19k430k
23.Anthony19k1,414k
24.Timothy18k1,063k
25.Kevin17k1,158k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jennifer57k1,464k
2.Jessica43k1,042k
3.Amanda34k783k
4.Sarah28k1,065k
5.Melissa28k751k
6.Amy20k687k
7.-Nicole20k582k
8.Stephanie20k737k
9.-Elizabeth20k1,611k
10.Heather18k524k
11.Michelle18k806k
12.Rebecca17k744k
13.Kimberly17k831k
14.-Tiffany16k335k
15.Angela16k661k
16.Crystal16k329k
17.Christina14k474k
18.Lisa14k964k
19.Erin14k311k
20.Amber14k368k
21.-Laura13k793k
22.Rachel13k559k
23.Kelly12k470k
24.Andrea12k426k
25.-April11k237k

Most Popular Names Of 1980

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael69k4,324k
2.-Christopher49k2,005k
3.-Jason48k1,020k
4.-David42k3,590k
5.-James39k5,121k
6.-Matthew38k1,566k
7.Joshua36k1,185k
8.John35k5,096k
9.Robert34k4,803k
10.Joseph30k2,582k
11.Daniel30k1,882k
12.Brian29k1,160k
13.Justin27k766k
14.William26k4,072k
15.Ryan25k909k
16.Eric23k869k
17.Nicholas21k884k
18.Jeremy20k430k
19.Andrew20k1,266k
20.Timothy19k1,063k
21.Jonathan19k820k
22.Adam19k540k
23.Kevin18k1,158k
24.Anthony18k1,414k
25.Thomas18k2,290k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jennifer58k1,464k
2.Amanda36k783k
3.Jessica34k1,042k
4.Melissa32k751k
5.Sarah26k1,065k
6.Heather20k524k
7.Nicole20k582k
8.Amy20k687k
9.Elizabeth20k1,611k
10.-Michelle19k806k
11.Kimberly18k831k
12.Angela18k661k
13.Stephanie18k737k
14.Tiffany16k335k
15.Christina16k474k
16.Lisa16k964k
17.-Rebecca15k744k
18.-Crystal14k329k
19.Kelly14k470k
20.Erin13k311k
21.Laura13k793k
22.-Amber13k368k
23.Rachel12k559k
24.Jamie12k266k
25.April11k237k

The data is taken from births that occurred in the United States after 1879. From 1880 to 1936, all births may not be included in the original data set.

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