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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 19,227,096 male births and 18,449,010 female births.

Popular names of the 1980s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Michael 663,445 Jessica 469,415
2 Christopher 554,725 Jennifer 440,818
3 Matthew 458,831 Amanda 369,679
4 Joshua 396,511 Ashley 352,122
5 David 383,527 Sarah 272,522
6 James 356,309 Stephanie 218,109
7 Daniel 345,359 Melissa 217,887
8 Robert 321,556 Nicole 210,438
9 John 320,960 Elizabeth 198,914
10 Joseph 299,323 Heather 191,823
11 Jason 291,978 Tiffany 158,596
12 Justin 289,729 Michelle 153,974
13 Andrew 284,990 Amber 153,921
14 Ryan 278,827 Megan 153,483
15 William 248,214 Amy 150,638
16 Brian 233,939 Rachel 146,649
17 Brandon 232,143 Kimberly 146,431
18 Jonathan 229,871 Christina 145,971
19 Nicholas 223,246 Lauren 145,114
20 Anthony 211,782 Crystal 140,993
21 Eric 204,163 Brittany 140,824
22 Adam 195,012 Rebecca 136,208
23 Kevin 188,609 Laura 134,549
24 Thomas 177,713 Danielle 134,347
25 Steven 177,377 Emily 131,737
26 Timothy 172,796 Samantha 121,110
27 Richard 154,675 Angela 116,583
28 Jeremy 153,395 Erin 115,801
29 Jeffrey 144,762 Kelly 109,531
30 Kyle 141,889 Sara 104,634
31 Benjamin 141,303 Lisa 102,592
32 Aaron 138,305 Katherine 99,144
33 Charles 131,840 Andrea 98,233
34 Mark 129,358 Jamie 96,542
35 Jacob 124,164 Mary 95,825
36 Stephen 113,578 Erica 93,138
37 Patrick 111,345 Courtney 84,294
38 Scott 108,148 Kristen 83,218
39 Nathan 105,944 Shannon 78,411
40 Paul 104,322 April 75,936
41 Sean 103,798 Katie 72,842
42 Travis 102,904 Lindsey 71,930
43 Zachary 101,794 Kristin 70,551
44 Dustin 97,302 Lindsay 68,479
45 Gregory 93,637 Christine 67,991
46 Kenneth 89,103 Alicia 66,958
47 Jose 86,566 Vanessa 65,700
48 Tyler 86,413 Maria 65,636
49 Jesse 85,887 Kathryn 62,435
50 Alexander 81,907 Allison 62,320
51 Bryan 80,482 Julie 61,676
52 Samuel 73,383 Anna 57,270
53 Derek 72,882 Tara 56,326
54 Bradley 69,336 Kayla 55,282
55 Chad 69,043 Natalie 54,409
56 Shawn 65,565 Victoria 53,236
57 Edward 60,790 Monica 51,842
58 Jared 60,279 Jacqueline 51,547
59 Cody 60,261 Holly 49,647
60 Jordan 57,127 Kristina 45,940
61 Peter 56,639 Patricia 45,112
62 Corey 53,589 Cassandra 44,899
63 Keith 52,625 Brandy 44,518
64 Marcus 51,768 Whitney 44,366
65 Juan 51,393 Chelsea 43,153
66 Donald 50,847 Brandi 42,884
67 Ronald 46,657 Catherine 42,405
68 Phillip 45,684 Cynthia 41,654
69 George 45,671 Kathleen 39,395
70 Cory 44,345 Veronica 39,212
71 Joel 43,550 Leslie 38,708
72 Shane 43,153 Natasha 38,198
73 Douglas 41,737 Krystal 37,492
74 Antonio 41,592 Stacy 36,988
75 Raymond 41,487 Diana 36,881
76 Carlos 41,451 Erika 36,830
77 Brett 41,272 Dana 36,809
78 Gary 40,226 Jenna 36,582
79 Alex 38,669 Meghan 36,198
80 Nathaniel 38,632 Carrie 36,080
81 Craig 38,084 Leah 36,037
82 Ian 37,757 Melanie 35,931
83 Luis 37,385 Brooke 34,976
84 Derrick 36,340 Karen 34,899
85 Erik 36,330 Alexandra 34,778
86 Casey 35,974 Valerie 34,620
87 Philip 35,700 Caitlin 33,593
88 Frank 33,568 Julia 33,322
89 Evan 32,471 Alyssa 32,950
90 Gabriel 32,291 Jasmine 32,939
91 Victor 32,246 Hannah 32,675
92 Vincent 32,030 Stacey 32,126
93 Austin 31,278 Brittney 31,529
94 Larry 31,278 Susan 30,526
95 Brent 31,263 Margaret 30,345
96 Seth 31,121 Sandra 30,012
97 Wesley 31,084 Candice 29,845
98 Dennis 30,451 Latoya 29,533
99 Todd 30,320 Bethany 29,338
100 Christian 30,230 Misty 29,113
101 Curtis 29,897 Katrina 28,826
102 Jeffery 29,570 Tracy 28,488
103 Randy 29,502 Casey 27,913
104 Jeremiah 28,325 Kelsey 27,748
105 Adrian 28,115 Kara 27,498
106 Jesus 27,367 Nichole 27,232
107 Luke 27,023 Alison 27,011
108 Alan 26,796 Heidi 26,374
109 Trevor 26,681 Alexis 26,306
110 Russell 26,641 Molly 25,881
111 Mario 26,379 Tina 25,830
112 Lucas 26,078 Pamela 25,735
113 Jerry 25,747 Rachael 25,663
114 Miguel 25,521 Nancy 25,474
115 Carl 25,453 Jillian 25,444
116 Blake 25,379 Candace 25,161
117 Cameron 24,586 Denise 25,110
118 Mitchell 24,527 Sabrina 24,626
119 Troy 24,525 Gina 24,444
120 Tony 24,475 Renee 24,412
121 Shaun 24,467 Jill 24,403
122 Terry 24,159 Kendra 24,381
123 Johnny 23,489 Morgan 24,281
124 Martin 23,202 Brenda 24,135
125 Ricardo 23,066 Monique 23,886
126 Bobby 22,017 Teresa 23,397
127 Allen 21,893 Krista 22,862
128 Johnathan 21,892 Linda 22,804
129 Jorge 21,705 Miranda 22,715
130 Devin 21,698 Robin 22,690
131 Andre 21,572 Dawn 22,402
132 Henry 20,710 Theresa 22,383
133 Billy 20,647 Kristy 22,381
134 Caleb 20,633 Tanya 22,295
135 Marc 20,508 Wendy 22,263
136 Garrett 20,468 Melinda 22,211
137 Ricky 20,151 Joanna 22,192
138 Kristopher 20,068 Anne 22,103
139 Francisco 20,059 Felicia 21,941
140 Danny 20,003 Desiree 21,810
141 Manuel 19,971 Jaclyn 21,798
142 Lee 19,777 Alisha 21,744
143 Lawrence 19,628 Lori 21,645
144 Jonathon 19,582 Tamara 21,220
145 Jimmy 19,515 Marissa 21,098
146 Lance 19,448 Kelli 21,049
147 Taylor 19,408 Lacey 20,775
148 Randall 19,324 Abigail 20,638
149 Micheal 18,732 Christy 20,225
150 Mathew 18,619 Jenny 19,712
151 Albert 18,490 Tabitha 19,574
152 Jamie 18,409 Colleen 19,457
153 Isaac 18,358 Meredith 19,194
154 Roger 17,990 Barbara 19,112
155 Rodney 17,867 Angelica 19,069
156 Roberto 17,809 Carolyn 18,630
157 Jon 17,699 Rebekah 18,313
158 Colin 17,660 Ebony 18,259
159 Walter 17,567 Deanna 18,150
160 Clinton 17,526 Tonya 17,984
161 Louis 17,343 Caroline 17,932
162 Clayton 16,921 Kristi 17,706
163 Willie 16,890 Kari 17,544
164 Arthur 16,783 Michele 17,263
165 Chase 16,543 Brianna 17,127
166 Joe 16,502 Bridget 17,097
167 Jack 15,898 Angel 16,740
168 Jay 15,808 Marie 16,518
169 Angel 15,784 Sharon 16,495
170 Calvin 15,771 Sheena 16,399
171 Ross 15,712 Tasha 16,256
172 Darren 15,688 Meagan 16,248
173 Oscar 15,638 Jaime 16,210
174 Drew 15,578 Cindy 16,018
175 Maurice 15,570 Priscilla 16,000
176 Gerald 15,507 Ann 15,925
177 Alejandro 15,283 Ashlee 15,847
178 Spencer 15,170 Stefanie 15,829
179 Hector 15,088 Cassie 15,758
180 Ruben 14,845 Adrienne 15,668
181 Wayne 14,740 Tammy 15,647
182 Brendan 14,579 Ana 15,493
183 Grant 14,507 Beth 15,372
184 Javier 14,465 Dominique 15,096
185 Bruce 14,322 Mallory 15,084
186 Roy 14,290 Latasha 15,034
187 Dylan 14,159 Cristina 15,019
188 Logan 13,979 Virginia 14,984
189 Edwin 13,904 Deborah 14,774
190 Omar 13,663 Katelyn 14,772
191 Brad 13,571 Audrey 14,656
192 Reginald 13,496 Regina 14,576
193 Fernando 13,181 Carla 14,446
194 Darrell 13,160 Cheryl 14,320
195 Sergio 13,136 Olivia 14,018
196 Frederick 13,044 Autumn 13,822
197 Julian 12,918 Jordan 13,787
198 Jaime 12,840 Claudia 13,783
199 Jermaine 12,801 Nina 13,618
200 Geoffrey 12,723 Taylor 13,607
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2014. See the limitations of this data source.