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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 19,224,719 male births and 18,447,562 female births.

Popular names of the 1980s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Michael 663,396 Jessica 469,395
2 Christopher 554,665 Jennifer 440,793
3 Matthew 458,781 Amanda 369,668
4 Joshua 396,474 Ashley 352,104
5 David 383,481 Sarah 272,502
6 James 356,280 Stephanie 218,092
7 Daniel 345,317 Melissa 217,881
8 Robert 321,526 Nicole 210,425
9 John 320,930 Elizabeth 198,899
10 Joseph 299,302 Heather 191,823
11 Jason 291,957 Tiffany 158,593
12 Justin 289,717 Michelle 153,968
13 Andrew 284,950 Amber 153,913
14 Ryan 278,798 Megan 153,478
15 William 248,177 Amy 150,634
16 Brian 233,904 Rachel 146,639
17 Brandon 232,116 Kimberly 146,432
18 Jonathan 229,851 Christina 145,962
19 Nicholas 223,228 Lauren 145,101
20 Anthony 211,744 Crystal 140,989
21 Eric 204,153 Brittany 140,819
22 Adam 194,987 Rebecca 136,204
23 Kevin 188,585 Laura 134,543
24 Thomas 177,681 Danielle 134,342
25 Steven 177,365 Emily 131,723
26 Timothy 172,782 Samantha 121,096
27 Richard 154,670 Angela 116,574
28 Jeremy 153,391 Erin 115,799
29 Jeffrey 144,760 Kelly 109,523
30 Kyle 141,872 Sara 104,627
31 Benjamin 141,286 Lisa 102,588
32 Aaron 138,290 Katherine 99,134
33 Charles 131,830 Andrea 98,231
34 Mark 129,346 Jamie 96,540
35 Jacob 124,154 Mary 95,815
36 Stephen 113,565 Erica 93,127
37 Patrick 111,337 Courtney 84,292
38 Scott 108,134 Kristen 83,218
39 Nathan 105,930 Shannon 78,411
40 Paul 104,317 April 75,934
41 Sean 103,786 Katie 72,842
42 Travis 102,893 Lindsey 71,925
43 Zachary 101,769 Kristin 70,547
44 Dustin 97,295 Lindsay 68,478
45 Gregory 93,626 Christine 67,983
46 Kenneth 89,100 Alicia 66,956
47 Jose 86,546 Vanessa 65,692
48 Tyler 86,406 Maria 65,621
49 Jesse 85,875 Kathryn 62,434
50 Alexander 81,896 Allison 62,315
51 Bryan 80,473 Julie 61,669
52 Samuel 73,371 Anna 57,257
53 Derek 72,876 Tara 56,323
54 Bradley 69,334 Kayla 55,281
55 Chad 69,037 Natalie 54,405
56 Shawn 65,561 Victoria 53,231
57 Edward 60,786 Monica 51,835
58 Jared 60,274 Jacqueline 51,542
59 Cody 60,248 Holly 49,644
60 Jordan 57,121 Kristina 45,939
61 Peter 56,624 Patricia 45,111
62 Corey 53,586 Cassandra 44,898
63 Keith 52,620 Brandy 44,519
64 Marcus 51,763 Whitney 44,366
65 Juan 51,386 Chelsea 43,152
66 Donald 50,844 Brandi 42,882
67 Ronald 46,649 Catherine 42,401
68 Phillip 45,678 Cynthia 41,651
69 George 45,664 Kathleen 39,391
70 Cory 44,340 Veronica 39,209
71 Joel 43,548 Leslie 38,704
72 Shane 43,145 Natasha 38,195
73 Douglas 41,736 Krystal 37,491
74 Antonio 41,586 Stacy 36,986
75 Raymond 41,484 Diana 36,876
76 Carlos 41,438 Erika 36,822
77 Brett 41,271 Dana 36,809
78 Gary 40,223 Jenna 36,579
79 Alex 38,658 Meghan 36,196
80 Nathaniel 38,631 Carrie 36,077
81 Craig 38,081 Leah 36,034
82 Ian 37,749 Melanie 35,930
83 Luis 37,378 Brooke 34,975
84 Derrick 36,341 Karen 34,898
85 Erik 36,326 Alexandra 34,772
86 Casey 35,972 Valerie 34,615
87 Philip 35,696 Caitlin 33,593
88 Frank 33,562 Julia 33,316
89 Evan 32,469 Alyssa 32,947
90 Gabriel 32,283 Jasmine 32,934
91 Victor 32,238 Hannah 32,671
92 Vincent 32,020 Stacey 32,123
93 Austin 31,278 Brittney 31,528
94 Larry 31,275 Susan 30,521
95 Brent 31,259 Margaret 30,345
96 Seth 31,115 Sandra 30,012
97 Wesley 31,080 Candice 29,845
98 Dennis 30,449 Latoya 29,533
99 Todd 30,318 Bethany 29,336
100 Christian 30,223 Misty 29,113
101 Curtis 29,897 Katrina 28,826
102 Jeffery 29,568 Tracy 28,487
103 Randy 29,496 Casey 27,913
104 Jeremiah 28,320 Kelsey 27,748
105 Adrian 28,107 Kara 27,495
106 Jesus 27,360 Nichole 27,230
107 Luke 27,018 Alison 27,010
108 Alan 26,791 Heidi 26,373
109 Trevor 26,675 Alexis 26,306
110 Russell 26,641 Molly 25,881
111 Mario 26,373 Tina 25,830
112 Lucas 26,072 Pamela 25,734
113 Jerry 25,745 Rachael 25,663
114 Miguel 25,517 Nancy 25,473
115 Carl 25,452 Jillian 25,444
116 Blake 25,376 Candace 25,158
117 Cameron 24,576 Denise 25,109
118 Mitchell 24,523 Sabrina 24,625
119 Troy 24,519 Gina 24,443
120 Tony 24,472 Renee 24,409
121 Shaun 24,466 Jill 24,402
122 Terry 24,160 Kendra 24,381
123 Johnny 23,488 Morgan 24,280
124 Martin 23,190 Brenda 24,134
125 Ricardo 23,063 Monique 23,886
126 Bobby 22,015 Teresa 23,395
127 Allen 21,888 Krista 22,861
128 Johnathan 21,888 Linda 22,804
129 Jorge 21,700 Miranda 22,715
130 Devin 21,698 Robin 22,691
131 Andre 21,568 Dawn 22,403
132 Henry 20,700 Kristy 22,381
133 Billy 20,647 Theresa 22,378
134 Caleb 20,633 Tanya 22,294
135 Marc 20,501 Wendy 22,261
136 Garrett 20,468 Melinda 22,208
137 Ricky 20,151 Joanna 22,192
138 Kristopher 20,068 Anne 22,101
139 Francisco 20,058 Felicia 21,941
140 Danny 19,999 Desiree 21,809
141 Manuel 19,966 Jaclyn 21,798
142 Lee 19,776 Alisha 21,744
143 Lawrence 19,626 Lori 21,645
144 Jonathon 19,580 Tamara 21,219
145 Jimmy 19,511 Marissa 21,095
146 Lance 19,445 Kelli 21,048
147 Taylor 19,407 Lacey 20,771
148 Randall 19,321 Abigail 20,638
149 Micheal 18,732 Christy 20,224
150 Mathew 18,617 Jenny 19,711
151 Albert 18,486 Tabitha 19,573
152 Jamie 18,407 Colleen 19,455
153 Isaac 18,355 Meredith 19,194
154 Roger 17,984 Barbara 19,109
155 Rodney 17,866 Angelica 19,068
156 Roberto 17,809 Carolyn 18,629
157 Jon 17,697 Rebekah 18,313
158 Colin 17,652 Ebony 18,256
159 Walter 17,566 Deanna 18,150
160 Clinton 17,525 Tonya 17,984
161 Louis 17,341 Caroline 17,926
162 Clayton 16,920 Kristi 17,707
163 Willie 16,892 Kari 17,544
164 Arthur 16,781 Michele 17,258
165 Chase 16,541 Brianna 17,127
166 Joe 16,499 Bridget 17,097
167 Jack 15,889 Angel 16,740
168 Jay 15,805 Marie 16,513
169 Angel 15,784 Sharon 16,495
170 Calvin 15,768 Sheena 16,399
171 Ross 15,712 Tasha 16,253
172 Darren 15,688 Meagan 16,248
173 Oscar 15,638 Jaime 16,208
174 Drew 15,573 Cindy 16,016
175 Maurice 15,569 Priscilla 16,000
176 Gerald 15,508 Ann 15,923
177 Alejandro 15,280 Ashlee 15,845
178 Spencer 15,170 Stefanie 15,827
179 Hector 15,087 Cassie 15,758
180 Ruben 14,844 Adrienne 15,667
181 Wayne 14,740 Tammy 15,647
182 Brendan 14,575 Ana 15,486
183 Grant 14,506 Beth 15,372
184 Javier 14,463 Dominique 15,096
185 Bruce 14,319 Mallory 15,084
186 Roy 14,288 Latasha 15,032
187 Dylan 14,158 Cristina 15,016
188 Logan 13,975 Virginia 14,982
189 Edwin 13,900 Deborah 14,773
190 Omar 13,656 Katelyn 14,771
191 Brad 13,568 Audrey 14,652
192 Reginald 13,495 Regina 14,574
193 Fernando 13,180 Carla 14,444
194 Darrell 13,155 Cheryl 14,320
195 Sergio 13,133 Olivia 14,014
196 Frederick 13,043 Autumn 13,821
197 Julian 12,915 Jordan 13,785
198 Jaime 12,837 Claudia 13,780
199 Jermaine 12,802 Nina 13,617
200 Geoffrey 12,723 Taylor 13,607
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2013. See the limitations of this data source.