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The following table shows the 200 most popular given names for male and female babies born during 1980 - 1989. For each rank and sex, the table shows the name and the number of occurrences of that name. The 200 most popular names were taken from a universe that includes 19,229,058 male births and 18,450,257 female births.

Popular names of the 1980s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Michael 663,522 Jessica 469,426
2 Christopher 554,764 Jennifer 440,829
3 Matthew 458,864 Amanda 369,690
4 Joshua 396,527 Ashley 352,137
5 David 383,578 Sarah 272,536
6 James 356,338 Stephanie 218,118
7 Daniel 345,390 Melissa 217,889
8 Robert 321,575 Nicole 210,445
9 John 320,988 Elizabeth 198,926
10 Joseph 299,345 Heather 191,830
11 Jason 291,999 Tiffany 158,604
12 Justin 289,737 Michelle 153,974
13 Andrew 284,999 Amber 153,926
14 Ryan 278,842 Megan 153,494
15 William 248,231 Amy 150,643
16 Brian 233,958 Rachel 146,654
17 Brandon 232,168 Kimberly 146,435
18 Jonathan 229,884 Christina 145,976
19 Nicholas 223,264 Lauren 145,128
20 Anthony 211,794 Crystal 140,997
21 Eric 204,181 Brittany 140,830
22 Adam 195,022 Rebecca 136,211
23 Kevin 188,620 Laura 134,553
24 Thomas 177,726 Danielle 134,349
25 Steven 177,385 Emily 131,741
26 Timothy 172,807 Samantha 121,115
27 Richard 154,695 Angela 116,580
28 Jeremy 153,414 Erin 115,809
29 Jeffrey 144,770 Kelly 109,535
30 Kyle 141,902 Sara 104,638
31 Benjamin 141,319 Lisa 102,594
32 Aaron 138,326 Katherine 99,147
33 Charles 131,851 Andrea 98,234
34 Mark 129,362 Jamie 96,545
35 Jacob 124,170 Mary 95,828
36 Stephen 113,589 Erica 93,139
37 Patrick 111,356 Courtney 84,296
38 Scott 108,159 Kristen 83,220
39 Nathan 105,951 Shannon 78,410
40 Paul 104,333 April 75,937
41 Sean 103,816 Katie 72,847
42 Travis 102,907 Lindsey 71,933
43 Zachary 101,804 Kristin 70,550
44 Dustin 97,304 Lindsay 68,480
45 Gregory 93,645 Christine 67,994
46 Kenneth 89,107 Alicia 66,957
47 Jose 86,574 Vanessa 65,704
48 Tyler 86,432 Maria 65,648
49 Jesse 85,895 Kathryn 62,434
50 Alexander 81,922 Allison 62,322
51 Bryan 80,485 Julie 61,680
52 Samuel 73,394 Anna 57,276
53 Derek 72,891 Tara 56,328
54 Bradley 69,338 Kayla 55,284
55 Chad 69,046 Natalie 54,414
56 Shawn 65,571 Victoria 53,245
57 Edward 60,798 Monica 51,850
58 Jared 60,282 Jacqueline 51,549
59 Cody 60,262 Holly 49,648
60 Jordan 57,134 Kristina 45,941
61 Peter 56,656 Patricia 45,118
62 Corey 53,600 Cassandra 44,900
63 Keith 52,631 Brandy 44,518
64 Marcus 51,769 Whitney 44,369
65 Juan 51,394 Chelsea 43,156
66 Donald 50,846 Brandi 42,884
67 Ronald 46,660 Catherine 42,409
68 Phillip 45,688 Cynthia 41,658
69 George 45,671 Kathleen 39,397
70 Cory 44,346 Veronica 39,218
71 Joel 43,552 Leslie 38,712
72 Shane 43,154 Natasha 38,199
73 Douglas 41,740 Krystal 37,493
74 Antonio 41,593 Stacy 36,989
75 Raymond 41,495 Diana 36,880
76 Carlos 41,461 Erika 36,837
77 Brett 41,275 Dana 36,811
78 Gary 40,228 Jenna 36,585
79 Alex 38,674 Meghan 36,199
80 Nathaniel 38,635 Carrie 36,081
81 Craig 38,089 Leah 36,040
82 Ian 37,761 Melanie 35,933
83 Luis 37,394 Brooke 34,978
84 Derrick 36,342 Karen 34,904
85 Erik 36,331 Alexandra 34,784
86 Casey 35,974 Valerie 34,620
87 Philip 35,702 Caitlin 33,595
88 Frank 33,571 Julia 33,329
89 Evan 32,474 Alyssa 32,952
90 Gabriel 32,296 Jasmine 32,938
91 Victor 32,253 Hannah 32,681
92 Vincent 32,033 Stacey 32,126
93 Austin 31,280 Brittney 31,530
94 Larry 31,277 Susan 30,533
95 Brent 31,269 Margaret 30,346
96 Seth 31,125 Sandra 30,016
97 Wesley 31,084 Candice 29,845
98 Dennis 30,451 Latoya 29,533
99 Todd 30,321 Bethany 29,341
100 Christian 30,236 Misty 29,114
101 Curtis 29,897 Katrina 28,826
102 Jeffery 29,576 Tracy 28,489
103 Randy 29,504 Casey 27,915
104 Jeremiah 28,326 Kelsey 27,748
105 Adrian 28,119 Kara 27,501
106 Jesus 27,369 Nichole 27,233
107 Luke 27,025 Alison 27,012
108 Alan 26,802 Heidi 26,375
109 Trevor 26,683 Alexis 26,309
110 Russell 26,643 Molly 25,883
111 Mario 26,382 Tina 25,833
112 Lucas 26,076 Pamela 25,737
113 Jerry 25,748 Rachael 25,663
114 Miguel 25,527 Nancy 25,474
115 Carl 25,453 Jillian 25,444
116 Blake 25,383 Candace 25,160
117 Cameron 24,591 Denise 25,112
118 Troy 24,535 Sabrina 24,628
119 Mitchell 24,528 Gina 24,446
120 Tony 24,479 Renee 24,414
121 Shaun 24,468 Jill 24,406
122 Terry 24,160 Kendra 24,383
123 Johnny 23,493 Morgan 24,282
124 Martin 23,205 Brenda 24,137
125 Ricardo 23,070 Monique 23,886
126 Bobby 22,020 Teresa 23,400
127 Johnathan 21,896 Krista 22,862
128 Allen 21,894 Linda 22,806
129 Jorge 21,708 Miranda 22,716
130 Devin 21,701 Robin 22,692
131 Andre 21,574 Dawn 22,405
132 Henry 20,714 Kristy 22,384
133 Billy 20,649 Theresa 22,381
134 Caleb 20,636 Tanya 22,298
135 Marc 20,517 Wendy 22,265
136 Garrett 20,469 Melinda 22,211
137 Ricky 20,150 Joanna 22,195
138 Kristopher 20,068 Anne 22,106
139 Francisco 20,062 Felicia 21,941
140 Danny 20,008 Desiree 21,811
141 Manuel 19,976 Jaclyn 21,798
142 Lee 19,780 Alisha 21,746
143 Lawrence 19,629 Lori 21,642
144 Jonathon 19,582 Tamara 21,222
145 Jimmy 19,518 Marissa 21,102
146 Lance 19,449 Kelli 21,049
147 Taylor 19,410 Lacey 20,775
148 Randall 19,324 Abigail 20,638
149 Micheal 18,732 Christy 20,225
150 Mathew 18,619 Jenny 19,713
151 Albert 18,493 Tabitha 19,574
152 Jamie 18,409 Colleen 19,458
153 Isaac 18,360 Meredith 19,195
154 Roger 17,990 Barbara 19,118
155 Rodney 17,868 Angelica 19,072
156 Roberto 17,808 Carolyn 18,631
157 Jon 17,700 Rebekah 18,315
158 Colin 17,665 Ebony 18,259
159 Walter 17,569 Deanna 18,150
160 Clinton 17,527 Tonya 17,986
161 Louis 17,343 Caroline 17,932
162 Clayton 16,920 Kristi 17,706
163 Willie 16,892 Kari 17,544
164 Arthur 16,781 Michele 17,262
165 Chase 16,545 Brianna 17,130
166 Joe 16,504 Bridget 17,098
167 Jack 15,900 Angel 16,740
168 Jay 15,812 Marie 16,520
169 Angel 15,786 Sharon 16,496
170 Calvin 15,774 Tasha 16,257
171 Ross 15,710 Sheena 16,255
172 Darren 15,689 Meagan 16,248
173 Oscar 15,644 Jaime 16,210
174 Drew 15,581 Cindy 16,017
175 Maurice 15,571 Priscilla 16,002
176 Gerald 15,508 Ann 15,927
177 Alejandro 15,286 Ashlee 15,849
178 Spencer 15,171 Stefanie 15,829
179 Hector 15,093 Cassie 15,758
180 Ruben 14,845 Adrienne 15,668
181 Wayne 14,739 Tammy 15,648
182 Brendan 14,582 Ana 15,496
183 Grant 14,507 Beth 15,372
184 Javier 14,470 Dominique 15,097
185 Bruce 14,322 Latasha 15,034
186 Roy 14,294 Cristina 15,020
187 Dylan 14,164 Mallory 14,995
188 Logan 13,979 Virginia 14,986
189 Edwin 13,905 Deborah 14,776
190 Omar 13,666 Audrey 14,656
191 Brad 13,572 Katelyn 14,641
192 Reginald 13,497 Regina 14,579
193 Fernando 13,183 Carla 14,446
194 Darrell 13,160 Cheryl 14,320
195 Sergio 13,137 Olivia 14,023
196 Frederick 13,048 Autumn 13,823
197 Julian 12,921 Jordan 13,787
198 Jaime 12,844 Claudia 13,783
199 Jermaine 12,801 Nina 13,621
200 Geoffrey 12,724 Taylor 13,609
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2015. See the limitations of this data source.