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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 19,233,136 male births and 18,452,892 female births.

Popular names of the 1980s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Michael 663,645 Jessica 469,452
2 Christopher 554,838 Jennifer 440,845
3 Matthew 458,918 Amanda 369,705
4 Joshua 396,559 Ashley 352,160
5 David 383,637 Sarah 272,588
6 James 356,392 Stephanie 218,133
7 Daniel 345,448 Melissa 217,900
8 Robert 321,627 Nicole 210,465
9 John 321,079 Elizabeth 198,955
10 Joseph 299,396 Heather 191,852
11 Jason 292,032 Tiffany 158,612
12 Justin 289,771 Michelle 153,991
13 Andrew 285,046 Amber 153,937
14 Ryan 278,883 Megan 153,501
15 William 248,258 Amy 150,656
16 Brian 233,986 Rachel 146,661
17 Brandon 232,182 Kimberly 146,437
18 Jonathan 229,920 Christina 145,985
19 Nicholas 223,307 Lauren 145,139
20 Anthony 211,821 Crystal 141,002
21 Eric 204,218 Brittany 140,841
22 Adam 195,059 Rebecca 136,224
23 Kevin 188,653 Laura 134,577
24 Thomas 177,769 Danielle 134,362
25 Steven 177,414 Emily 131,754
26 Timothy 172,817 Samantha 121,126
27 Richard 154,733 Angela 116,591
28 Jeremy 153,419 Erin 115,817
29 Jeffrey 144,787 Kelly 109,545
30 Kyle 141,931 Sara 104,651
31 Benjamin 141,356 Lisa 102,598
32 Aaron 138,358 Katherine 99,163
33 Charles 131,865 Andrea 98,246
34 Mark 129,383 Jamie 96,549
35 Jacob 124,208 Mary 95,849
36 Stephen 113,603 Erica 93,146
37 Patrick 111,376 Courtney 84,299
38 Scott 108,172 Kristen 83,221
39 Nathan 105,973 Shannon 78,413
40 Paul 104,356 April 75,946
41 Sean 103,833 Katie 72,853
42 Travis 102,922 Lindsey 71,936
43 Zachary 101,823 Kristin 70,556
44 Dustin 97,313 Lindsay 68,485
45 Gregory 93,653 Christine 68,006
46 Kenneth 89,125 Alicia 66,960
47 Jose 86,591 Vanessa 65,717
48 Tyler 86,436 Maria 65,681
49 Jesse 85,907 Kathryn 62,438
50 Alexander 81,961 Allison 62,324
51 Bryan 80,495 Julie 61,684
52 Samuel 73,416 Anna 57,295
53 Derek 72,904 Tara 56,330
54 Bradley 69,346 Kayla 55,284
55 Chad 69,056 Natalie 54,424
56 Shawn 65,583 Victoria 53,261
57 Edward 60,812 Monica 51,857
58 Jared 60,293 Jacqueline 51,550
59 Cody 60,263 Holly 49,653
60 Jordan 57,144 Kristina 45,945
61 Peter 56,681 Patricia 45,120
62 Corey 53,610 Cassandra 44,904
63 Keith 52,635 Brandy 44,520
64 Marcus 51,780 Whitney 44,369
65 Juan 51,406 Chelsea 43,159
66 Donald 50,844 Brandi 42,886
67 Ronald 46,661 Catherine 42,419
68 Phillip 45,695 Cynthia 41,666
69 George 45,687 Kathleen 39,401
70 Cory 44,354 Veronica 39,228
71 Joel 43,556 Leslie 38,719
72 Shane 43,163 Natasha 38,203
73 Douglas 41,747 Krystal 37,493
74 Antonio 41,603 Stacy 36,989
75 Raymond 41,503 Diana 36,886
76 Carlos 41,470 Erika 36,845
77 Brett 41,279 Dana 36,818
78 Gary 40,229 Jenna 36,589
79 Alex 38,684 Meghan 36,202
80 Nathaniel 38,641 Carrie 36,083
81 Craig 38,096 Leah 36,042
82 Ian 37,776 Melanie 35,941
83 Luis 37,413 Brooke 34,975
84 Derrick 36,347 Karen 34,911
85 Erik 36,332 Alexandra 34,791
86 Casey 35,977 Valerie 34,621
87 Philip 35,709 Caitlin 33,598
88 Frank 33,583 Julia 33,347
89 Evan 32,477 Alyssa 32,953
90 Gabriel 32,309 Jasmine 32,943
91 Victor 32,267 Hannah 32,688
92 Vincent 32,037 Stacey 32,133
93 Austin 31,280 Brittney 31,532
94 Larry 31,280 Susan 30,539
95 Brent 31,278 Margaret 30,350
96 Seth 31,129 Sandra 30,025
97 Wesley 31,085 Candice 29,846
98 Dennis 30,462 Latoya 29,535
99 Todd 30,327 Bethany 29,344
100 Christian 30,248 Misty 29,116
101 Curtis 29,895 Katrina 28,826
102 Jeffery 29,576 Tracy 28,491
103 Randy 29,513 Casey 27,916
104 Jeremiah 28,329 Kelsey 27,750
105 Adrian 28,125 Kara 27,503
106 Jesus 27,375 Nichole 27,232
107 Luke 27,032 Alison 27,016
108 Alan 26,808 Heidi 26,379
109 Trevor 26,688 Alexis 26,313
110 Russell 26,648 Molly 25,884
111 Mario 26,387 Tina 25,838
112 Lucas 26,079 Pamela 25,747
113 Jerry 25,751 Rachael 25,665
114 Miguel 25,534 Nancy 25,477
115 Carl 25,456 Jillian 25,445
116 Blake 25,390 Candace 25,165
117 Cameron 24,594 Denise 25,113
118 Troy 24,536 Sabrina 24,633
119 Mitchell 24,535 Gina 24,448
120 Tony 24,487 Renee 24,417
121 Shaun 24,469 Jill 24,407
122 Terry 24,158 Kendra 24,383
123 Johnny 23,493 Morgan 24,284
124 Martin 23,214 Brenda 24,141
125 Ricardo 23,079 Monique 23,893
126 Bobby 22,021 Teresa 23,404
127 Allen 21,904 Krista 22,864
128 Johnathan 21,897 Linda 22,808
129 Jorge 21,717 Miranda 22,717
130 Devin 21,700 Robin 22,695
131 Andre 21,583 Dawn 22,406
132 Henry 20,721 Kristy 22,384
133 Billy 20,651 Theresa 22,382
134 Caleb 20,637 Tanya 22,300
135 Marc 20,521 Wendy 22,271
136 Garrett 20,473 Melinda 22,212
137 Ricky 20,152 Joanna 22,200
138 Francisco 20,069 Anne 22,109
139 Kristopher 20,068 Felicia 21,942
140 Danny 20,011 Desiree 21,813
141 Manuel 19,980 Jaclyn 21,798
142 Lee 19,780 Alisha 21,750
143 Lawrence 19,633 Lori 21,647
144 Jonathon 19,582 Tamara 21,224
145 Jimmy 19,522 Marissa 21,106
146 Lance 19,449 Kelli 21,049
147 Taylor 19,414 Lacey 20,772
148 Randall 19,328 Abigail 20,643
149 Micheal 18,732 Christy 20,225
150 Mathew 18,618 Jenny 19,711
151 Albert 18,498 Tabitha 19,576
152 Jamie 18,410 Colleen 19,462
153 Isaac 18,362 Meredith 19,196
154 Roger 17,997 Barbara 19,127
155 Rodney 17,871 Angelica 19,072
156 Roberto 17,814 Carolyn 18,631
157 Jon 17,704 Rebekah 18,316
158 Colin 17,664 Ebony 18,262
159 Walter 17,567 Deanna 18,151
160 Clinton 17,532 Tonya 17,987
161 Louis 17,347 Caroline 17,936
162 Clayton 16,924 Kristi 17,707
163 Willie 16,892 Kari 17,543
164 Arthur 16,784 Michele 17,263
165 Chase 16,553 Brianna 17,131
166 Joe 16,508 Bridget 17,102
167 Jack 15,910 Angel 16,740
168 Jay 15,816 Marie 16,533
169 Angel 15,791 Sharon 16,496
170 Calvin 15,781 Tasha 16,257
171 Ross 15,709 Sheena 16,255
172 Darren 15,693 Meagan 16,249
173 Oscar 15,649 Jaime 16,213
174 Drew 15,585 Cindy 16,017
175 Maurice 15,575 Priscilla 16,004
176 Gerald 15,510 Ann 15,928
177 Alejandro 15,295 Ashlee 15,849
178 Spencer 15,176 Stefanie 15,829
179 Hector 15,096 Cassie 15,758
180 Ruben 14,846 Adrienne 15,671
181 Wayne 14,743 Tammy 15,650
182 Brendan 14,585 Ana 15,505
183 Grant 14,512 Beth 15,371
184 Javier 14,478 Dominique 15,097
185 Bruce 14,331 Latasha 15,034
186 Roy 14,298 Cristina 15,026
187 Dylan 14,167 Mallory 14,995
188 Logan 13,986 Virginia 14,991
189 Edwin 13,904 Deborah 14,778
190 Omar 13,674 Audrey 14,661
191 Brad 13,576 Katelyn 14,643
192 Reginald 13,497 Regina 14,579
193 Fernando 13,187 Carla 14,450
194 Darrell 13,164 Cheryl 14,318
195 Sergio 13,142 Olivia 14,040
196 Frederick 13,052 Autumn 13,826
197 Julian 12,923 Claudia 13,785
198 Jaime 12,848 Jordan 13,784
199 Jermaine 12,805 Nina 13,623
200 Geoffrey 12,728 Taylor 13,615
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of March 2017. See the limitations of this data source.