Most Popular Baby Names of the 90s

The 1990's began with a new President and the excitement of the beginning of the 21st century. The 90's had many things to be excited about: the 1st Harry Potter book being published, Tiger Woods winning the Masters, Titanic becoming the most popular movie ever made, and Seinfeld keeping us all laughing. It also had events that would change the United States forever including, the bombing of the World Trade Center, the Oklahoma City bombing and the killing spree at Columbine High School. As the new century began, changes were happening in the United States and on the list of most popular baby names of the 1990's.

Trendy Names of the 1990s

Boy Names

RankNameIn the 1990sSince 1879
#1Tyler262k580k
#2Zachary225k528k
#3Austin190k403k
#4Kyle180k476k
#5Cody146k281k
#6Jordan145k365k
#7Taylor58k109k
#8Dakota47k84k
#9Dalton36k79k
#10Dillon33k62k

Girl Names

RankNameIn the 1990sSince 1879
#1Ashley302k841k
#2Samantha224k566k
#3Brittany191k358k
#4Taylor169k315k
#5Kayla156k334k
#6Courtney113k257k
#7Jasmine105k242k
#8Kelsey85k145k
#9Chelsea85k158k
#10Shelby72k144k

Most Popular Names Of the Decade

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael462k4,338k
#2-Christopher360k2,014k
#3-Matthew352k1,579k
#4-Joshua329k1,194k
#5Jacob298k906k
#6Nicholas275k890k
#7Andrew273k1,276k
#8Daniel272k1,896k
#9Tyler262k580k
#10-Joseph261k2,593k
#11Brandon259k750k
#12David254k3,601k
#13James245k5,136k
#14-Ryan241k917k
#15John240k5,106k
#16Zachary225k528k
#17Justin220k770k
#18William218k4,088k
#19Anthony216k1,424k
#20Robert205k4,809k
#21Jonathan197k827k
#22Austin190k403k
#23Alexander184k648k
#24Kyle180k476k
#25Kevin165k1,163k
#26Thomas147k2,298k
#27Cody146k281k
#28Jordan145k365k
#29Eric135k872k
#30Benjamin134k721k
#31Aaron128k568k
#32Christian126k408k
#33Samuel125k740k
#34Dylan122k352k
#35Steven121k1,278k
#36Brian119k1,162k
#37Jose119k556k
#38Timothy108k1,066k
#39Nathan107k535k
#40Adam107k545k
#41Richard95k2,561k
#42Patrick93k670k
#43Charles92k2,379k
#44Sean92k415k
#45Jason92k1,025k
#46Cameron81k266k
#47Jeremy78k432k
#48Mark76k1,348k
#49Stephen75k855k
#50Jesse74k414k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Jessica303k1,044k
#2Ashley302k841k
#3Emily237k832k
#4Sarah224k1,070k
#5Samantha224k566k
#6Amanda191k784k
#7Brittany191k358k
#8Elizabeth173k1,621k
#9Taylor169k315k
#10Megan160k436k
#11Hannah159k422k
#12Kayla156k334k
#13Lauren154k464k
#14Stephanie150k738k
#15Rachel149k561k
#16Jennifer148k1,465k
#17Nicole136k584k
#18Alexis131k335k
#19Victoria117k479k
#20Amber116k369k
#21Alyssa115k302k
#22Courtney113k257k
#23Rebecca110k745k
#24-Danielle110k365k
#25Jasmine105k242k
#26Brianna99k248k
#27Katherine97k632k
#28Alexandra95k229k
#29Madison92k366k
#30Morgan91k211k
#31Melissa90k752k
#32Michelle87k808k
#33Kelsey85k145k
#34Chelsea85k158k
#35Anna79k884k
#36Kimberly78k833k
#37Tiffany78k336k
#38Olivia76k416k
#39Mary76k4,121k
#40Christina75k475k
#41Allison74k291k
#42Abigail73k346k
#43Sara72k421k
#44Shelby72k144k
#45Heather72k524k
#46Haley71k154k
#47Maria71k540k
#48Kaitlyn68k161k
#49Laura67k794k
#50Erin65k312k

Most Popular Names Of 1999

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1Jacob35k906k
#2Michael34k4,338k
#3-Matthew30k1,579k
#4-Joshua27k1,194k
#5Nicholas26k890k
#6Christopher26k2,014k
#7Andrew24k1,276k
#8Joseph23k2,593k
#9Daniel23k1,896k
#10Tyler23k580k
#11Brandon22k750k
#12Ryan21k917k
#13Austin21k403k
#14-William21k4,088k
#15-John20k5,106k
#16David20k3,601k
#17Zachary20k528k
#18Anthony19k1,424k
#19James19k5,136k
#20-Justin18k770k
#21Alexander17k648k
#22Jonathan17k827k
#23Dylan16k352k
#24Noah15k357k
#25Christian15k408k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily27k832k
#2-Hannah22k422k
#3Alexis19k335k
#4-Sarah19k1,070k
#5Samantha19k566k
#6Ashley18k841k
#7Madison18k366k
#8Taylor17k315k
#9Jessica16k1,044k
#10-Elizabeth15k1,621k
#11-Alyssa14k302k
#12Lauren14k464k
#13Kayla13k334k
#14Brianna12k248k
#15Megan12k436k
#16-Victoria12k479k
#17Emma12k634k
#18-Abigail12k346k
#19Rachel12k561k
#20Olivia11k416k
#21Jennifer11k1,465k
#22Amanda10k784k
#23Sydney10k166k
#24Morgan10k211k
#25Nicole10k584k

Most Popular Names Of 1998

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael37k4,338k
#2-Jacob36k906k
#3-Matthew31k1,579k
#4Joshua28k1,194k
#5Christopher27k2,014k
#6-Nicholas27k890k
#7Brandon24k750k
#8Tyler24k580k
#9Andrew24k1,276k
#10Austin23k403k
#11Joseph23k2,593k
#12Daniel23k1,896k
#13David21k3,601k
#14William21k4,088k
#15-John21k5,106k
#16Zachary21k528k
#17Ryan20k917k
#18James20k5,136k
#19Anthony20k1,424k
#20-Justin18k770k
#21-Jonathan18k827k
#22-Alexander17k648k
#23-Robert16k4,809k
#24-Kyle15k476k
#25Dylan15k352k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily26k832k
#2Hannah21k422k
#3Samantha20k566k
#4-Sarah20k1,070k
#5Ashley20k841k
#6Alexis20k335k
#7-Taylor19k315k
#8Jessica18k1,044k
#9Madison18k366k
#10Elizabeth15k1,621k
#11Alyssa14k302k
#12-Kayla13k334k
#13Megan13k436k
#14-Lauren13k464k
#15Rachel12k561k
#16Victoria12k479k
#17-Brianna12k248k
#18Abigail11k346k
#19Amanda11k784k
#20Jennifer11k1,465k
#21Olivia11k416k
#22Emma10k634k
#23Morgan10k211k
#24Nicole10k584k
#25Brittany10k358k

Most Popular Names Of 1997

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael38k4,338k
#2Jacob34k906k
#3Matthew32k1,579k
#4-Christopher29k2,014k
#5-Joshua28k1,194k
#6-Nicholas27k890k
#7Andrew25k1,276k
#8-Brandon25k750k
#9-Austin25k403k
#10Tyler25k580k
#11-Daniel24k1,896k
#12-Joseph24k2,593k
#13Zachary22k528k
#14David22k3,601k
#15-John21k5,106k
#16-Ryan21k917k
#17-James20k5,136k
#18Anthony20k1,424k
#19William20k4,088k
#20-Justin19k770k
#21-Jonathan19k827k
#22-Alexander17k648k
#23-Robert16k4,809k
#24Kyle16k476k
#25Christian15k408k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Emily26k832k
#2-Jessica21k1,044k
#3-Ashley21k841k
#4-Sarah21k1,070k
#5Hannah21k422k
#6Samantha20k566k
#7Taylor20k315k
#8-Alexis17k335k
#9Elizabeth15k1,621k
#10Madison15k366k
#11Megan14k436k
#12Kayla14k334k
#13Rachel14k561k
#14Lauren13k464k
#15Alyssa13k302k
#16Amanda12k784k
#17-Brianna12k248k
#18Jennifer12k1,465k
#19Victoria12k479k
#20Brittany12k358k
#21Nicole11k584k
#22Morgan10k211k
#23Stephanie10k738k
#24Jasmine10k242k
#25Abigail10k346k

Most Popular Names Of 1996

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael38k4,338k
#2-Matthew32k1,579k
#3Jacob32k906k
#4Christopher31k2,014k
#5-Joshua29k1,194k
#6-Nicholas28k890k
#7-Tyler27k580k
#8-Brandon26k750k
#9Austin26k403k
#10Andrew25k1,276k
#11Daniel25k1,896k
#12-Joseph25k2,593k
#13David23k3,601k
#14-Zachary22k528k
#15John22k5,106k
#16Ryan22k917k
#17-James21k5,136k
#18William21k4,088k
#19-Anthony21k1,424k
#20Justin20k770k
#21Jonathan19k827k
#22Alexander18k648k
#23Robert18k4,809k
#24Christian16k408k
#25Kyle16k476k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1Emily25k832k
#2Jessica24k1,044k
#3Ashley24k841k
#4Sarah21k1,070k
#5Samantha21k566k
#6-Taylor19k315k
#7-Hannah19k422k
#8Alexis17k335k
#9Rachel16k561k
#10-Elizabeth16k1,621k
#11-Kayla15k334k
#12Megan15k436k
#13Amanda14k784k
#14Brittany14k358k
#15Madison13k366k
#16Lauren13k464k
#17Brianna12k248k
#18Victoria12k479k
#19Jennifer12k1,465k
#20Stephanie12k738k
#21Courtney11k257k
#22Nicole11k584k
#23Alyssa11k302k
#24Rebecca11k745k
#25Morgan10k211k

Most Popular Names Of 1995

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael41k4,338k
#2Matthew33k1,579k
#3Christopher33k2,014k
#4Jacob31k906k
#5Joshua31k1,194k
#6Nicholas29k890k
#7Tyler29k580k
#8Brandon27k750k
#9Daniel27k1,896k
#10Austin26k403k
#11Andrew26k1,276k
#12Joseph25k2,593k
#13John23k5,106k
#14Zachary23k528k
#15Ryan23k917k
#16David23k3,601k
#17James23k5,136k
#18Justin22k770k
#19Anthony20k1,424k
#20William20k4,088k
#21Alexander19k648k
#22Robert19k4,809k
#23-Jonathan18k827k
#24-Kyle17k476k
#25Kevin16k1,163k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Jessica28k1,044k
#2-Ashley27k841k
#3-Emily24k832k
#4-Samantha22k566k
#5-Sarah21k1,070k
#6-Taylor20k315k
#7Hannah17k422k
#8Brittany16k358k
#9Amanda16k784k
#10Elizabeth16k1,621k
#11Kayla16k334k
#12Rachel16k561k
#13Megan16k436k
#14Alexis14k335k
#15Lauren13k464k
#16Stephanie13k738k
#17Courtney13k257k
#18Jennifer13k1,465k
#19Nicole12k584k
#20Victoria12k479k
#21Brianna12k248k
#22Amber11k369k
#23Morgan11k211k
#24Danielle11k365k
#25Jasmine10k242k

Most Popular Names Of 1994

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael44k4,338k
#2-Christopher35k2,014k
#3-Matthew34k1,579k
#4-Joshua31k1,194k
#5-Tyler30k580k
#6-Brandon29k750k
#7Jacob29k906k
#8Daniel28k1,896k
#9Nicholas28k890k
#10-Andrew26k1,276k
#11Joseph26k2,593k
#12Zachary25k528k
#13David25k3,601k
#14-James25k5,136k
#15John24k5,106k
#16Ryan24k917k
#17Austin23k403k
#18Anthony22k1,424k
#19William21k4,088k
#20-Justin21k770k
#21Robert21k4,809k
#22Alexander20k648k
#23Jonathan19k827k
#24Kyle18k476k
#25Cody18k281k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Jessica32k1,044k
#2-Ashley30k841k
#3Emily24k832k
#4-Samantha23k566k
#5Sarah22k1,070k
#6Taylor21k315k
#7Brittany19k358k
#8-Amanda19k784k
#9-Elizabeth17k1,621k
#10Megan17k436k
#11Nicole16k584k
#12Kayla16k334k
#13Rachel15k561k
#14Lauren15k464k
#15Stephanie15k738k
#16Hannah14k422k
#17Jennifer14k1,465k
#18Alexis13k335k
#19-Victoria13k479k
#20Danielle12k365k
#21Amber12k369k
#22Courtney12k257k
#23-Jasmine12k242k
#24Rebecca11k745k
#25Morgan11k211k

Most Popular Names Of 1993

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael50k4,338k
#2-Christopher38k2,014k
#3-Matthew36k1,579k
#4-Joshua34k1,194k
#5Tyler30k580k
#6-Brandon29k750k
#7-Daniel29k1,896k
#8Nicholas28k890k
#9Jacob27k906k
#10Andrew27k1,276k
#11David27k3,601k
#12Joseph27k2,593k
#13-Ryan27k917k
#14James26k5,136k
#15Zachary26k528k
#16John25k5,106k
#17-Robert22k4,809k
#18William22k4,088k
#19-Anthony22k1,424k
#20Justin22k770k
#21Alexander21k648k
#22Jonathan20k827k
#23Kyle19k476k
#24-Cody19k281k
#25-Kevin19k1,163k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1Jessica35k1,044k
#2Ashley35k841k
#3Sarah24k1,070k
#4Samantha24k566k
#5Emily24k832k
#6Brittany22k358k
#7Taylor21k315k
#8Amanda21k784k
#9-Elizabeth18k1,621k
#10Stephanie17k738k
#11Megan16k436k
#12-Lauren16k464k
#13Nicole16k584k
#14Rachel16k561k
#15Jennifer16k1,465k
#16Kayla15k334k
#17Amber14k369k
#18-Danielle13k365k
#19Victoria13k479k
#20Courtney13k257k
#21Hannah13k422k
#22Rebecca12k745k
#23Jasmine12k242k
#24Kelsey11k145k
#25Chelsea11k158k

Most Popular Names Of 1992

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael54k4,338k
#2-Christopher42k2,014k
#3-Matthew38k1,579k
#4-Joshua36k1,194k
#5-Andrew31k1,276k
#6Brandon30k750k
#7Daniel29k1,896k
#8Tyler29k580k
#9James29k5,136k
#10David28k3,601k
#11Joseph28k2,593k
#12-Nicholas28k890k
#13Ryan27k917k
#14John26k5,106k
#15Jacob26k906k
#16Zachary25k528k
#17Robert24k4,809k
#18Justin24k770k
#19Anthony23k1,424k
#20William23k4,088k
#21Jonathan21k827k
#22Kyle21k476k
#23Alexander20k648k
#24-Cody20k281k
#25Kevin20k1,163k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Ashley38k841k
#2-Jessica38k1,044k
#3Amanda25k784k
#4Brittany25k358k
#5Sarah25k1,070k
#6Samantha24k566k
#7Emily22k832k
#8Stephanie20k738k
#9-Elizabeth19k1,621k
#10Megan18k436k
#11Jennifer18k1,465k
#12Lauren17k464k
#13Kayla17k334k
#14Nicole16k584k
#15Chelsea16k158k
#16Rachel16k561k
#17Taylor15k315k
#18Danielle14k365k
#19Amber14k369k
#20Rebecca13k745k
#21Courtney13k257k
#22Victoria12k479k
#23Kelsey12k145k
#24Melissa12k752k
#25Michelle12k808k

Most Popular Names Of 1991

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael61k4,338k
#2-Christopher47k2,014k
#3-Matthew42k1,579k
#4-Joshua41k1,194k
#5Andrew32k1,276k
#6Daniel31k1,896k
#7James31k5,136k
#8David30k3,601k
#9Joseph30k2,593k
#10John28k5,106k
#11-Ryan28k917k
#12Nicholas27k890k
#13-Robert27k4,809k
#14Justin27k770k
#15Brandon26k750k
#16Tyler25k580k
#17Jacob25k906k
#18Anthony24k1,424k
#19William24k4,088k
#20Jonathan23k827k
#21Kyle22k476k
#22-Zachary21k528k
#23-Kevin20k1,163k
#24Cody19k281k
#25Eric18k872k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1Ashley43k841k
#2Jessica43k1,044k
#3-Brittany29k358k
#4-Amanda29k784k
#5-Samantha26k566k
#6-Sarah25k1,070k
#7-Stephanie23k738k
#8-Jennifer21k1,465k
#9-Elizabeth20k1,621k
#10Emily20k832k
#11-Megan19k436k
#12Kayla19k334k
#13Lauren18k464k
#14Rachel16k561k
#15Nicole16k584k
#16Amber15k369k
#17Danielle14k365k
#18Chelsea14k158k
#19Courtney13k257k
#20-Melissa13k752k
#21-Rebecca13k745k
#22-Michelle12k808k
#23Heather12k524k
#24Jasmine12k242k
#25Katherine11k632k

Most Popular Names Of 1990

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael65k4,338k
#2-Christopher52k2,014k
#3-Matthew45k1,579k
#4-Joshua43k1,194k
#5Daniel34k1,896k
#6David34k3,601k
#7-Andrew34k1,276k
#8James32k5,136k
#9Justin31k770k
#10Joseph30k2,593k
#11Ryan29k917k
#12-John29k5,106k
#13Robert29k4,809k
#14-Nicholas28k890k
#15Anthony25k1,424k
#16William25k4,088k
#17-Jonathan24k827k
#18Kyle23k476k
#19Brandon22k750k
#20Jacob22k906k
#21Tyler21k580k
#22Zachary20k528k
#23Kevin20k1,163k
#24Eric19k872k
#25Steven19k1,278k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Jessica46k1,044k
#2-Ashley46k841k
#3-Brittany37k358k
#4-Amanda34k784k
#5Samantha26k566k
#6Sarah26k1,070k
#7Stephanie25k738k
#8Jennifer22k1,465k
#9Elizabeth21k1,621k
#10Lauren21k464k
#11-Megan20k436k
#12Emily19k832k
#13Nicole18k584k
#14Kayla18k334k
#15Amber16k369k
#16Rachel16k561k
#17Courtney15k257k
#18Danielle14k365k
#19Heather14k524k
#20Melissa14k752k
#21Rebecca14k745k
#22-Michelle13k808k
#23Tiffany13k336k
#24Chelsea13k158k
#25Christina12k475k
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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.