Most Popular Baby Names of the 80s

Of the Decade

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael664k4,338k
2.-Christopher555k2,014k
3.Matthew459k1,579k
4.Joshua397k1,194k
5.David384k3,601k
6.James356k5,136k
7.Daniel345k1,896k
8.Robert322k4,809k
9.John321k5,106k
10.Joseph299k2,593k
11.Jason292k1,025k
12.Justin290k770k
13.Andrew285k1,276k
14.Ryan279k917k
15.William248k4,088k
16.Brian234k1,162k
17.Brandon232k750k
18.Jonathan230k827k
19.Nicholas223k890k
20.Anthony212k1,424k
21.Eric204k872k
22.Adam195k545k
23.Kevin189k1,163k
24.Thomas178k2,298k
25.Steven177k1,278k
26.Timothy173k1,066k
27.Richard155k2,561k
28.Jeremy153k432k
29.Jeffrey145k973k
30.Kyle142k476k
31.Benjamin141k721k
32.Aaron138k568k
33.Charles132k2,379k
34.Mark129k1,348k
35.Jacob124k906k
36.Stephen114k855k
37.Patrick111k670k
38.Scott108k771k
39.Nathan106k535k
40.Paul104k1,385k
41.Sean104k415k
42.Travis103k300k
43.Zachary102k528k
44.Dustin97k204k
45.Gregory94k706k
46.Kenneth89k1,271k
47.Jose87k556k
48.Tyler86k580k
49.Jesse86k414k
50.Alexander82k648k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.Jessica469k1,044k
2.Jennifer441k1,465k
3.Amanda370k784k
4.Ashley352k841k
5.Sarah273k1,070k
6.Stephanie218k738k
7.Melissa218k752k
8.Nicole210k584k
9.Elizabeth199k1,621k
10.Heather192k524k
11.Tiffany159k336k
12.Michelle154k808k
13.Amber154k369k
14.Megan154k436k
15.Amy151k689k
16.Rachel147k561k
17.Kimberly146k833k
18.Christina146k475k
19.Lauren145k464k
20.Crystal141k329k
21.Brittany141k358k
22.Rebecca136k745k
23.Laura135k794k
24.Danielle134k365k
25.Emily132k832k
26.Samantha121k566k
27.Angela117k662k
28.Erin116k312k
29.Kelly110k471k
30.Sara105k421k
31.Lisa103k965k
32.Katherine99k632k
33.Andrea98k429k
34.Jamie97k267k
35.Mary96k4,121k
36.Erica93k230k
37.Courtney84k257k
38.Kristen83k217k
39.Shannon78k295k
40.April76k237k
41.Katie73k235k
42.Lindsey72k155k
43.Kristin71k179k
44.Lindsay68k129k
45.Christine68k584k
46.Alicia67k224k
47.Vanessa66k251k
48.Maria66k540k
49.Kathryn62k450k
50.Allison62k291k

Most Popular Names Of 1989

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael65k4,338k
2.-Christopher53k2,014k
3.-Matthew45k1,579k
4.-Joshua44k1,194k
5.David35k3,601k
6.Daniel35k1,896k
7.Andrew35k1,276k
8.Justin33k770k
9.-James33k5,136k
10.-Robert30k4,809k
11.Joseph30k2,593k
12.John30k5,106k
13.-Ryan28k917k
14.-Nicholas28k890k
15.William25k4,088k
16.Anthony24k1,424k
17.Jonathan24k827k
18.Brandon23k750k
19.Kevin21k1,163k
20.Kyle21k476k
21.Eric19k872k
22.Steven19k1,278k
23.-Thomas18k2,298k
24.Brian18k1,162k
25.Zachary18k528k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jessica48k1,044k
2.-Ashley48k841k
3.Brittany38k358k
4.Amanda37k784k
5.Sarah28k1,070k
6.Samantha25k566k
7.Jennifer24k1,465k
8.Stephanie23k738k
9.Lauren21k464k
10.-Elizabeth20k1,621k
11.Megan20k436k
12.Nicole19k584k
13.Emily17k832k
14.Amber17k369k
15.Heather16k524k
16.Tiffany16k336k
17.-Danielle15k365k
18.Rachel15k561k
19.Melissa15k752k
20.-Kayla15k334k
21.Courtney13k257k
22.Michelle13k808k
23.Christina13k475k
24.Rebecca12k745k
25.Laura12k794k

Most Popular Names Of 1988

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael64k4,338k
2.-Christopher53k2,014k
3.-Matthew46k1,579k
4.-Joshua43k1,194k
5.Andrew36k1,276k
6.David35k3,601k
7.Justin35k770k
8.Daniel35k1,896k
9.James32k5,136k
10.-Robert30k4,809k
11.-John29k5,106k
12.-Joseph29k2,593k
13.-Ryan28k917k
14.Nicholas25k890k
15.Jonathan24k827k
16.William24k4,088k
17.Brandon24k750k
18.Anthony24k1,424k
19.Eric20k872k
20.Kevin20k1,163k
21.Kyle20k476k
22.Brian20k1,162k
23.Thomas19k2,298k
24.Steven18k1,278k
25.Timothy17k1,066k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jessica52k1,044k
2.-Ashley50k841k
3.-Amanda39k784k
4.Sarah28k1,070k
5.Jennifer28k1,465k
6.Brittany27k358k
7.Stephanie23k738k
8.Samantha21k566k
9.Nicole20k584k
10.-Elizabeth20k1,621k
11.Lauren20k464k
12.-Megan19k436k
13.Tiffany18k336k
14.Heather18k524k
15.-Amber17k369k
16.Melissa17k752k
17.Danielle16k365k
18.Emily16k832k
19.Rachel15k561k
20.Kayla13k334k
21.Michelle13k808k
22.Christina13k475k
23.-Laura12k794k
24.Courtney12k257k
25.Kimberly12k833k

Most Popular Names Of 1987

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael64k4,338k
2.-Christopher54k2,014k
3.-Matthew46k1,579k
4.-Joshua40k1,194k
5.-David37k3,601k
6.Andrew36k1,276k
7.Daniel36k1,896k
8.James33k5,136k
9.Justin31k770k
10.Robert30k4,809k
11.John30k5,106k
12.-Joseph29k2,593k
13.Ryan28k917k
14.Brandon25k750k
15.-William24k4,088k
16.Nicholas23k890k
17.Anthony23k1,424k
18.Jonathan23k827k
19.Kevin20k1,163k
20.-Brian20k1,162k
21.Eric20k872k
22.Kyle20k476k
23.Jason19k1,025k
24.Thomas18k2,298k
25.-Steven18k1,278k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jessica56k1,044k
2.-Ashley55k841k
3.-Amanda42k784k
4.-Jennifer33k1,465k
5.-Sarah28k1,070k
6.-Stephanie22k738k
7.Brittany22k358k
8.Nicole20k584k
9.-Heather19k524k
10.-Elizabeth19k1,621k
11.Samantha18k566k
12.Megan18k436k
13.Melissa18k752k
14.Danielle17k365k
15.Amber17k369k
16.Lauren17k464k
17.Rachel16k561k
18.Tiffany15k336k
19.Emily15k832k
20.Christina14k475k
21.Kimberly13k833k
22.Michelle13k808k
23.Laura13k794k
24.Amy12k689k
25.Rebecca12k745k

Most Popular Names Of 1986

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael64k4,338k
2.-Christopher57k2,014k
3.-Matthew47k1,579k
4.-Joshua38k1,194k
5.David37k3,601k
6.Daniel37k1,896k
7.-James34k5,136k
8.Andrew34k1,276k
9.Robert31k4,809k
10.John30k5,106k
11.Ryan30k917k
12.Joseph29k2,593k
13.-Brandon27k750k
14.Justin27k770k
15.William24k4,088k
16.Jonathan24k827k
17.Nicholas23k890k
18.Jason22k1,025k
19.Anthony22k1,424k
20.Brian21k1,162k
21.Kevin20k1,163k
22.Eric20k872k
23.Kyle19k476k
24.Adam18k545k
25.Steven18k1,278k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jessica53k1,044k
2.-Ashley50k841k
3.Amanda41k784k
4.Jennifer36k1,465k
5.-Sarah28k1,070k
6.-Stephanie23k738k
7.-Nicole21k584k
8.Brittany20k358k
9.Heather20k524k
10.Elizabeth19k1,621k
11.Megan19k436k
12.Melissa18k752k
13.Amber17k369k
14.Lauren17k464k
15.Rachel15k561k
16.Danielle15k365k
17.Tiffany14k336k
18.Kimberly14k833k
19.Christina14k475k
20.Laura14k794k
21.Samantha14k566k
22.Amy13k689k
23.Michelle13k808k
24.-Emily13k832k
25.Crystal13k329k

Most Popular Names Of 1985

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael65k4,338k
2.-Christopher60k2,014k
3.-Matthew47k1,579k
4.-Joshua42k1,194k
5.Daniel39k1,896k
6.David39k3,601k
7.-James36k5,136k
8.Robert32k4,809k
9.John31k5,106k
10.-Joseph30k2,593k
11.Andrew30k1,276k
12.-Ryan30k917k
13.Brandon29k750k
14.Jason26k1,025k
15.Justin26k770k
16.-William25k4,088k
17.Jonathan24k827k
18.Brian23k1,162k
19.Nicholas22k890k
20.Anthony22k1,424k
21.Eric21k872k
22.Adam20k545k
23.Kevin19k1,163k
24.Steven19k1,278k
25.-Thomas18k2,298k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.Jessica48k1,044k
2.Ashley47k841k
3.Jennifer43k1,465k
4.-Amanda39k784k
5.-Sarah25k1,070k
6.-Stephanie23k738k
7.-Nicole23k584k
8.Heather21k524k
9.Elizabeth21k1,621k
10.Megan20k436k
11.Melissa20k752k
12.Christina17k475k
13.Rachel16k561k
14.Laura16k794k
15.Lauren16k464k
16.Amber16k369k
17.Brittany15k358k
18.Danielle15k365k
19.Kimberly15k833k
20.Amy14k689k
21.Crystal14k329k
22.Michelle14k808k
23.Tiffany14k336k
24.-Emily13k832k
25.Rebecca13k745k

Most Popular Names Of 1984

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael68k4,338k
2.-Christopher60k2,014k
3.-Matthew50k1,579k
4.Joshua40k1,194k
5.David38k3,601k
6.Daniel37k1,896k
7.James36k5,136k
8.John33k5,106k
9.Robert32k4,809k
10.Joseph31k2,593k
11.Jason30k1,025k
12.Ryan29k917k
13.Justin27k770k
14.Andrew26k1,276k
15.Brandon26k750k
16.-William25k4,088k
17.Brian25k1,162k
18.-Adam24k545k
19.-Jonathan23k827k
20.Nicholas21k890k
21.Anthony21k1,424k
22.Eric21k872k
23.-Steven18k1,278k
24.Kevin18k1,163k
25.Thomas18k2,298k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jennifer51k1,465k
2.-Jessica46k1,044k
3.Ashley39k841k
4.Amanda34k784k
5.-Sarah26k1,070k
6.Stephanie23k738k
7.-Nicole22k584k
8.Melissa22k752k
9.-Heather21k524k
10.-Elizabeth20k1,621k
11.Megan17k436k
12.Crystal17k329k
13.Amy16k689k
14.-Tiffany16k336k
15.Rachel16k561k
16.Danielle16k365k
17.Michelle15k808k
18.Amber15k369k
19.Laura15k794k
20.Christina15k475k
21.Lauren14k464k
22.Kimberly14k833k
23.Rebecca13k745k
24.Emily13k832k
25.Erin13k312k

Most Popular Names Of 1983

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael68k4,338k
2.-Christopher59k2,014k
3.-Matthew50k1,579k
4.David39k3,601k
5.Joshua37k1,194k
6.-James36k5,136k
7.Jason35k1,025k
8.Daniel35k1,896k
9.John33k5,106k
10.Robert33k4,809k
11.-Joseph30k2,593k
12.-Justin28k770k
13.-Ryan28k917k
14.-Brian26k1,162k
15.Andrew26k1,276k
16.William25k4,088k
17.Brandon24k750k
18.Adam23k545k
19.Jonathan23k827k
20.-Eric20k872k
21.-Nicholas20k890k
22.-Anthony20k1,424k
23.Steven18k1,278k
24.Thomas18k2,298k
25.Kevin17k1,163k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jennifer54k1,465k
2.-Jessica45k1,044k
3.-Amanda34k784k
4.Ashley33k841k
5.Sarah27k1,070k
6.Melissa23k752k
7.Nicole22k584k
8.Stephanie22k738k
9.Heather21k524k
10.Elizabeth20k1,621k
11.Crystal18k329k
12.Amy17k689k
13.Michelle17k808k
14.Tiffany16k336k
15.Kimberly15k833k
16.Christina15k475k
17.Amber15k369k
18.Erin15k312k
19.Rebecca15k745k
20.Rachel15k561k
21.Megan14k436k
22.Angela13k662k
23.Laura13k794k
24.Lauren13k464k
25.Emily12k832k

Most Popular Names Of 1982

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael68k4,338k
2.-Christopher59k2,014k
3.-Matthew46k1,579k
4.-Jason41k1,025k
5.-David40k3,601k
6.James39k5,136k
7.Joshua38k1,194k
8.-John35k5,106k
9.-Robert34k4,809k
10.-Daniel33k1,896k
11.-Joseph31k2,593k
12.-Justin29k770k
13.-Ryan27k917k
14.-Brian26k1,162k
15.-William26k4,088k
16.-Jonathan23k827k
17.Andrew23k1,276k
18.Brandon20k750k
19.Adam20k545k
20.Eric20k872k
21.-Nicholas20k890k
22.Anthony20k1,424k
23.Thomas18k2,298k
24.Kevin17k1,163k
25.Timothy17k1,066k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jennifer57k1,465k
2.-Jessica45k1,044k
3.-Amanda34k784k
4.-Sarah28k1,070k
5.-Melissa26k752k
6.Nicole22k584k
7.Stephanie21k738k
8.Elizabeth21k1,621k
9.Crystal19k329k
10.Amy19k689k
11.-Michelle18k808k
12.Heather17k524k
13.Tiffany17k336k
14.Kimberly16k833k
15.Rebecca16k745k
16.Angela15k662k
17.Ashley15k841k
18.Amber15k369k
19.Christina15k475k
20.Erin14k312k
21.Rachel14k561k
22.Laura13k794k
23.Lisa13k965k
24.Emily13k832k
25.Kelly12k471k

Most Popular Names Of 1981

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael69k4,338k
2.-Christopher50k2,014k
3.Matthew43k1,579k
4.Jason42k1,025k
5.David41k3,601k
6.Joshua39k1,194k
7.James38k5,136k
8.-John35k5,106k
9.-Robert34k4,809k
10.Daniel31k1,896k
11.Joseph31k2,593k
12.Justin27k770k
13.Ryan27k917k
14.Brian27k1,162k
15.William25k4,088k
16.Jonathan23k827k
17.Eric21k872k
18.Andrew20k1,276k
19.Brandon20k750k
20.Adam20k545k
21.Nicholas20k890k
22.Jeremy19k432k
23.Anthony19k1,424k
24.Timothy18k1,066k
25.Kevin17k1,163k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jennifer57k1,465k
2.Jessica43k1,044k
3.Amanda34k784k
4.Sarah28k1,070k
5.Melissa28k752k
6.Amy20k689k
7.-Nicole20k584k
8.Stephanie20k738k
9.-Elizabeth20k1,621k
10.Heather18k524k
11.Michelle18k808k
12.Rebecca17k745k
13.Kimberly17k833k
14.-Tiffany16k336k
15.Angela16k662k
16.Crystal16k329k
17.Christina14k475k
18.Lisa14k965k
19.Erin14k312k
20.Amber14k369k
21.-Laura13k794k
22.Rachel13k561k
23.Kelly12k471k
24.Andrea12k429k
25.-April11k237k

Most Popular Names Of 1980

Boy Names

#-NameBoysSince 1879
1.-Michael69k4,338k
2.-Christopher49k2,014k
3.-Jason48k1,025k
4.-David42k3,601k
5.-James39k5,136k
6.-Matthew38k1,579k
7.Joshua36k1,194k
8.John35k5,106k
9.Robert34k4,809k
10.-Joseph30k2,593k
11.Daniel30k1,896k
12.Brian29k1,162k
13.Justin27k770k
14.William26k4,088k
15.Ryan25k917k
16.Eric23k872k
17.Nicholas21k890k
18.Jeremy20k432k
19.Andrew20k1,276k
20.Timothy19k1,066k
21.Jonathan19k827k
22.Adam19k545k
23.Kevin18k1,163k
24.Anthony18k1,424k
25.Thomas18k2,298k

Girl Names

#-NameGirlsSince 1879
1.-Jennifer58k1,465k
2.Amanda36k784k
3.Jessica34k1,044k
4.Melissa32k752k
5.Sarah26k1,070k
6.Heather20k524k
7.Nicole20k584k
8.Amy20k689k
9.Elizabeth20k1,621k
10.-Michelle19k808k
11.Kimberly19k833k
12.Angela18k662k
13.Stephanie18k738k
14.Tiffany16k336k
15.Christina16k475k
16.Lisa16k965k
17.-Rebecca15k745k
18.-Crystal14k329k
19.Kelly14k471k
20.Erin13k312k
21.Laura13k794k
22.-Amber13k369k
23.Rachel12k561k
24.Jamie12k267k
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.