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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 19,235,157 male births and 18,454,074 female births.

Popular names of the 1980s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Michael 663,690 Jessica 469,472
2 Christopher 554,859 Jennifer 440,859
3 Matthew 458,955 Amanda 369,716
4 Joshua 396,570 Ashley 352,171
5 David 383,677 Sarah 272,607
6 James 356,428 Stephanie 218,139
7 Daniel 345,478 Melissa 217,903
8 Robert 321,655 Nicole 210,477
9 John 321,111 Elizabeth 198,965
10 Joseph 299,417 Heather 191,859
11 Jason 292,074 Tiffany 158,614
12 Justin 289,784 Michelle 154,000
13 Andrew 285,075 Amber 153,939
14 Ryan 278,916 Megan 153,505
15 William 248,270 Amy 150,666
16 Brian 233,994 Rachel 146,659
17 Brandon 232,195 Kimberly 146,441
18 Jonathan 229,939 Christina 145,992
19 Nicholas 223,311 Lauren 145,143
20 Anthony 211,820 Crystal 141,002
21 Eric 204,239 Brittany 140,843
22 Adam 195,070 Rebecca 136,228
23 Kevin 188,679 Laura 134,588
24 Thomas 177,781 Danielle 134,367
25 Steven 177,431 Emily 131,754
26 Timothy 172,831 Samantha 121,133
27 Richard 154,741 Angela 116,593
28 Jeremy 153,419 Erin 115,814
29 Jeffrey 144,796 Kelly 109,548
30 Kyle 141,937 Sara 104,658
31 Benjamin 141,369 Lisa 102,598
32 Aaron 138,362 Katherine 99,168
33 Charles 131,878 Andrea 98,245
34 Mark 129,407 Jamie 96,550
35 Jacob 124,228 Mary 95,857
36 Stephen 113,609 Erica 93,146
37 Patrick 111,401 Courtney 84,300
38 Scott 108,170 Kristen 83,226
39 Nathan 105,983 Shannon 78,414
40 Paul 104,374 April 75,947
41 Sean 103,849 Katie 72,856
42 Travis 102,924 Lindsey 71,934
43 Zachary 101,834 Kristin 70,556
44 Dustin 97,319 Lindsay 68,488
45 Gregory 93,659 Christine 68,014
46 Kenneth 89,130 Alicia 66,962
47 Jose 86,603 Vanessa 65,722
48 Tyler 86,446 Maria 65,692
49 Jesse 85,913 Kathryn 62,439
50 Alexander 81,983 Allison 62,327
51 Bryan 80,495 Julie 61,685
52 Samuel 73,429 Anna 57,304
53 Derek 72,908 Tara 56,332
54 Bradley 69,351 Kayla 55,283
55 Chad 69,060 Natalie 54,430
56 Shawn 65,587 Victoria 53,261
57 Edward 60,815 Monica 51,860
58 Jared 60,291 Jacqueline 51,551
59 Cody 60,264 Holly 49,656
60 Jordan 57,148 Kristina 45,945
61 Peter 56,692 Patricia 45,123
62 Corey 53,611 Cassandra 44,905
63 Keith 52,637 Brandy 44,522
64 Marcus 51,785 Whitney 44,370
65 Juan 51,417 Chelsea 43,160
66 Donald 50,845 Brandi 42,887
67 Ronald 46,667 Catherine 42,416
68 Phillip 45,700 Cynthia 41,668
69 George 45,694 Kathleen 39,399
70 Cory 44,357 Veronica 39,231
71 Joel 43,559 Leslie 38,723
72 Shane 43,164 Natasha 38,204
73 Douglas 41,752 Krystal 37,493
74 Antonio 41,607 Stacy 36,992
75 Raymond 41,509 Diana 36,887
76 Carlos 41,480 Erika 36,844
77 Brett 41,281 Dana 36,822
78 Gary 40,231 Jenna 36,591
79 Alex 38,693 Meghan 36,206
80 Nathaniel 38,644 Carrie 36,081
81 Craig 38,098 Leah 36,045
82 Ian 37,780 Melanie 35,944
83 Luis 37,422 Brooke 34,977
84 Derrick 36,346 Karen 34,913
85 Erik 36,337 Alexandra 34,795
86 Casey 35,975 Valerie 34,620
87 Philip 35,711 Caitlin 33,599
88 Frank 33,587 Julia 33,349
89 Evan 32,477 Alyssa 32,952
90 Gabriel 32,314 Jasmine 32,945
91 Victor 32,272 Hannah 32,695
92 Vincent 32,040 Stacey 32,134
93 Austin 31,284 Brittney 31,533
94 Larry 31,284 Susan 30,542
95 Brent 31,281 Margaret 30,352
96 Seth 31,130 Sandra 30,027
97 Wesley 31,087 Candice 29,848
98 Dennis 30,465 Latoya 29,536
99 Todd 30,334 Bethany 29,342
100 Christian 30,254 Misty 29,116
101 Curtis 29,896 Katrina 28,827
102 Jeffery 29,577 Tracy 28,491
103 Randy 29,514 Casey 27,916
104 Jeremiah 28,331 Kelsey 27,753
105 Adrian 28,133 Kara 27,503
106 Jesus 27,379 Nichole 27,232
107 Luke 27,038 Alison 27,017
108 Alan 26,812 Heidi 26,381
109 Trevor 26,689 Alexis 26,315
110 Russell 26,652 Molly 25,884
111 Mario 26,391 Tina 25,838
112 Lucas 26,080 Pamela 25,749
113 Jerry 25,755 Rachael 25,666
114 Miguel 25,540 Nancy 25,479
115 Carl 25,462 Jillian 25,446
116 Blake 25,398 Candace 25,167
117 Cameron 24,597 Denise 25,114
118 Troy 24,542 Sabrina 24,633
119 Mitchell 24,536 Gina 24,449
120 Tony 24,488 Renee 24,412
121 Shaun 24,470 Jill 24,407
122 Terry 24,158 Kendra 24,386
123 Johnny 23,494 Morgan 24,284
124 Martin 23,221 Brenda 24,146
125 Ricardo 23,085 Monique 23,895
126 Bobby 22,022 Teresa 23,404
127 Allen 21,905 Krista 22,864
128 Johnathan 21,896 Linda 22,813
129 Jorge 21,719 Miranda 22,717
130 Devin 21,702 Robin 22,696
131 Andre 21,590 Dawn 22,405
132 Henry 20,719 Kristy 22,385
133 Billy 20,652 Theresa 22,385
134 Caleb 20,636 Tanya 22,301
135 Marc 20,521 Wendy 22,271
136 Garrett 20,477 Melinda 22,215
137 Ricky 20,155 Joanna 22,203
138 Francisco 20,074 Anne 22,111
139 Kristopher 20,068 Felicia 21,942
140 Danny 20,011 Desiree 21,813
141 Manuel 19,981 Jaclyn 21,800
142 Lee 19,783 Alisha 21,749
143 Lawrence 19,637 Lori 21,646
144 Jonathon 19,581 Tamara 21,226
145 Jimmy 19,524 Marissa 21,108
146 Lance 19,451 Kelli 21,049
147 Taylor 19,413 Lacey 20,772
148 Randall 19,327 Abigail 20,645
149 Micheal 18,734 Christy 20,227
150 Mathew 18,621 Jenny 19,712
151 Albert 18,503 Tabitha 19,577
152 Jamie 18,411 Colleen 19,463
153 Isaac 18,360 Meredith 19,199
154 Roger 17,998 Barbara 19,128
155 Rodney 17,869 Angelica 19,074
156 Roberto 17,815 Carolyn 18,630
157 Jon 17,704 Rebekah 18,313
158 Colin 17,664 Ebony 18,263
159 Walter 17,566 Deanna 18,152
160 Clinton 17,532 Tonya 17,988
161 Louis 17,352 Caroline 17,936
162 Clayton 16,925 Kristi 17,709
163 Willie 16,893 Kari 17,542
164 Arthur 16,786 Michele 17,263
165 Chase 16,555 Brianna 17,135
166 Joe 16,509 Bridget 17,102
167 Jack 15,916 Angel 16,740
168 Jay 15,815 Marie 16,535
169 Angel 15,795 Sharon 16,498
170 Calvin 15,782 Tasha 16,257
171 Ross 15,712 Sheena 16,256
172 Darren 15,694 Meagan 16,249
173 Oscar 15,650 Jaime 16,213
174 Drew 15,586 Cindy 16,015
175 Maurice 15,575 Priscilla 16,005
176 Gerald 15,511 Ann 15,929
177 Alejandro 15,302 Ashlee 15,849
178 Spencer 15,179 Stefanie 15,829
179 Hector 15,099 Cassie 15,759
180 Ruben 14,847 Adrienne 15,671
181 Wayne 14,743 Tammy 15,649
182 Brendan 14,591 Ana 15,505
183 Grant 14,516 Beth 15,371
184 Javier 14,479 Dominique 15,097
185 Bruce 14,334 Latasha 15,035
186 Roy 14,298 Cristina 15,029
187 Dylan 14,168 Mallory 14,995
188 Logan 13,987 Virginia 14,990
189 Edwin 13,904 Deborah 14,781
190 Omar 13,677 Audrey 14,666
191 Brad 13,581 Katelyn 14,643
192 Reginald 13,498 Regina 14,579
193 Fernando 13,189 Carla 14,449
194 Darrell 13,165 Cheryl 14,318
195 Sergio 13,143 Olivia 14,044
196 Frederick 13,056 Autumn 13,826
197 Julian 12,925 Claudia 13,791
198 Jaime 12,848 Jordan 13,783
199 Jermaine 12,804 Nina 13,627
200 Geoffrey 12,729 Taylor 13,615
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of March 2018. See the limitations of this data source.