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Top 100 names by State

The following tables show the five most frequent given names, by State, for male and female births in 1980. The number to the right of each name is the number of occurrences in the data. The source is a 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of March 2018. See the limitations of this data source.

Top Five Female Names for Births in 1980
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Jennifer 923 Amanda 875 Kimberly 507 April 466 Jessica 465
Alaska Jessica 116 Jennifer 114 Sarah 82 Amanda 71 Melissa 65
Arizona Jennifer 748 Jessica 463 Melissa 422 Amanda 350 Sarah 334
Arkansas Amanda 603 Jennifer 580 Melissa 274 Sarah 264 Kimberly 260
California Jennifer 5,610 Melissa 2,984 Jessica 2,929 Sarah 2,579 Michelle 2,432
Colorado Jennifer 859 Jessica 491 Sarah 482 Amanda 441 Melissa 422
Connecticut Jennifer 732 Jessica 466 Melissa 450 Sarah 400 Elizabeth 314
Delaware Jennifer 169 Jessica 80 Melissa 79 Amanda 65 Heather 65
Dist. of Columbia Jennifer 170 Nicole 122 Jessica 114 Tiffany 113 Elizabeth 106
Florida Jennifer 2,241 Amanda 1,261 Jessica 1,243 Melissa 1,199 Kimberly 793
Georgia Amanda 1,311 Jennifer 1,299 Jessica 801 Kimberly 707 Melissa 662
Hawaii Jennifer 219 Michelle 126 Melissa 95 Nicole 92 Jessica 83
Idaho Jennifer 292 Amanda 210 Sarah 181 Melissa 176 Jessica 166
Illinois Jennifer 2,958 Amanda 1,681 Melissa 1,522 Jessica 1,351 Sarah 1,349
Indiana Jennifer 1,516 Amanda 1,392 Jessica 892 Melissa 866 Sarah 851
Iowa Jennifer 880 Amanda 688 Jessica 590 Sarah 545 Melissa 516
Kansas Jennifer 656 Amanda 467 Sarah 406 Melissa 363 Jessica 361
Kentucky Amanda 1,275 Jennifer 1,009 Jessica 752 Melissa 562 Amy 490
Louisiana Jennifer 1,002 Amanda 751 Jessica 683 Melissa 490 Tiffany 467
Maine Jessica 282 Jennifer 268 Amanda 245 Melissa 207 Sarah 200
Maryland Jennifer 903 Jessica 539 Melissa 432 Amanda 379 Christina 368
Massachusetts Jennifer 1,480 Melissa 908 Jessica 876 Sarah 756 Nicole 639
Michigan Jennifer 2,629 Sarah 1,523 Amanda 1,467 Melissa 1,401 Jessica 1,317
Minnesota Jennifer 1,147 Jessica 907 Sarah 865 Melissa 785 Amanda 781
Mississippi Jennifer 561 Amanda 529 Kimberly 409 Jessica 407 Tiffany 283
Missouri Jennifer 1,419 Amanda 1,151 Sarah 853 Jessica 733 Melissa 720
Montana Jennifer 208 Amanda 160 Jessica 137 Sarah 122 Melissa 115
Nebraska Jennifer 505 Amanda 317 Sarah 280 Jessica 276 Melissa 272
Nevada Jennifer 224 Melissa 115 Jessica 101 Sarah 101 Amber 95
New Hampshire Jennifer 288 Jessica 214 Sarah 196 Melissa 175 Amanda 146
New Jersey Jennifer 1,683 Melissa 995 Jessica 973 Nicole 801 Michelle 578
New Mexico Jennifer 303 Amanda 270 Jessica 238 Melissa 201 Michelle 150
New York Jennifer 3,809 Jessica 2,383 Melissa 2,339 Nicole 1,970 Michelle 1,469
North Carolina Jennifer 1,357 Amanda 1,058 Crystal 731 Melissa 698 Jessica 684
North Dakota Jennifer 240 Jessica 209 Amanda 176 Heather 126 Sarah 123
Ohio Jennifer 3,093 Amanda 2,268 Melissa 1,672 Jessica 1,661 Sarah 1,648
Oklahoma Jennifer 880 Amanda 700 Melissa 421 Amber 409 Sarah 376
Oregon Jennifer 764 Sarah 492 Melissa 397 Amanda 395 Jessica 386
Pennsylvania Jennifer 3,039 Jessica 1,743 Melissa 1,730 Nicole 1,535 Amanda 1,528
Rhode Island Jennifer 229 Jessica 187 Melissa 166 Sarah 112 Amanda 105
South Carolina Jennifer 677 Amanda 586 Jessica 398 Crystal 367 Melissa 334
South Dakota Jennifer 222 Jessica 176 Amanda 171 Melissa 130 Sarah 111
Tennessee Amanda 1,221 Jennifer 1,194 Jessica 673 April 483 Tiffany 481
Texas Jennifer 4,002 Amanda 2,919 Jessica 2,446 Melissa 2,143 Maria 1,482
Utah Jennifer 627 Melissa 393 Amanda 376 Amber 323 Heather 318
Vermont Jessica 135 Jennifer 132 Sarah 95 Amanda 85 Heather 78
Virginia Jennifer 1,251 Amanda 876 Jessica 821 Melissa 593 Sarah 551
Washington Jennifer 1,061 Sarah 686 Jessica 616 Melissa 561 Amanda 525
West Virginia Amanda 658 Jennifer 508 Jessica 491 Melissa 315 Heather 285
Wisconsin Jennifer 1,512 Jessica 985 Amanda 863 Melissa 851 Sarah 847
Wyoming Jennifer 184 Amanda 131 Sarah 92 Jessica 82 Melissa 82

Top Five Male Names for Births in 1980
State Rank 1 Number Rank 2 Number Rank 3 Number Rank 4 Number Rank 5 Number
Alabama Christopher 950 Michael 932 James 923 Jason 822 Joshua 707
Alaska Michael 145 Christopher 122 James 107 Joshua 102 John 101
Arizona Michael 943 Christopher 612 David 588 Jason 582 Joshua 536
Arkansas Michael 597 Jason 568 Christopher 530 James 516 Joshua 504
California Michael 6,906 David 5,085 Christopher 4,782 Daniel 4,148 Jason 4,104
Colorado Michael 906 Christopher 704 Matthew 686 Joshua 611 Jason 582
Connecticut Michael 1,036 Christopher 707 Jason 581 David 559 Matthew 509
Delaware Michael 230 Jason 144 John 142 James 138 Robert 128
Dist. of Columbia Michael 368 David 250 James 237 Christopher 199 Robert 191
Florida Michael 2,485 Christopher 1,996 James 1,729 Jason 1,659 David 1,539
Georgia James 1,445 Michael 1,436 Christopher 1,388 Jason 1,111 John 1,048
Hawaii Michael 227 Jason 203 Christopher 183 David 166 James 139
Idaho Michael 293 Joshua 279 Jason 242 Christopher 225 David 215
Illinois Michael 3,757 Jason 2,360 Christopher 2,182 David 2,077 Matthew 2,041
Indiana Michael 1,642 Joshua 1,447 Jason 1,332 Christopher 1,175 Matthew 1,172
Iowa Joshua 828 Michael 758 Matthew 753 Jason 636 Ryan 633
Kansas Michael 686 Jason 586 Joshua 570 Christopher 539 Matthew 506
Kentucky Jason 1,167 Michael 1,145 James 1,088 Joshua 914 Christopher 906
Louisiana Michael 1,208 Christopher 1,036 Jason 967 John 819 James 790
Maine Christopher 276 Jason 269 Michael 266 Joshua 259 Matthew 255
Maryland Michael 1,159 Christopher 774 Jason 772 James 706 David 705
Massachusetts Michael 2,019 Matthew 1,238 Christopher 1,222 Jason 1,133 David 1,038
Michigan Michael 3,023 Jason 2,394 Christopher 1,871 Matthew 1,868 David 1,796
Minnesota Michael 1,351 Matthew 1,099 Joshua 981 Ryan 887 Jason 884
Mississippi James 721 Christopher 695 Michael 619 Jason 512 John 499
Missouri Michael 1,482 Jason 1,208 Christopher 1,174 Matthew 1,041 Joshua 1,026
Montana Joshua 220 Michael 186 Ryan 161 Jason 157 Matthew 146
Nebraska Matthew 434 Michael 426 Jason 409 Joshua 366 Christopher 359
Nevada Michael 267 Christopher 204 Jason 168 David 164 James 144
New Hampshire Michael 269 Matthew 258 Christopher 234 Jason 215 Joshua 177
New Jersey Michael 2,499 Christopher 1,346 David 1,193 Robert 1,193 John 1,180
New Mexico Michael 401 Christopher 312 Jason 266 David 263 Daniel 247
New York Michael 5,799 Christopher 3,263 Jason 3,134 David 2,941 Joseph 2,710
North Carolina Christopher 1,380 Michael 1,336 James 1,275 Jason 1,244 David 1,066
North Dakota Joshua 242 Michael 222 Justin 183 Matthew 178 Ryan 174
Ohio Michael 3,711 Jason 2,696 Matthew 2,321 Christopher 2,176 David 2,167
Oklahoma Michael 873 Christopher 747 Joshua 695 Jason 663 James 590
Oregon Michael 702 Christopher 637 Joshua 605 Ryan 530 Matthew 520
Pennsylvania Michael 4,036 Jason 2,509 Matthew 2,411 David 2,180 Christopher 2,126
Rhode Island Michael 344 Jason 227 David 207 Matthew 189 Christopher 183
South Carolina James 770 Michael 745 Christopher 719 Jason 632 William 597
South Dakota Michael 213 Justin 193 Matthew 175 Joshua 169 Ryan 166
Tennessee Michael 1,306 James 1,252 Jason 1,193 Christopher 1,163 Joshua 1,001
Texas Michael 4,251 Christopher 3,847 Jason 3,178 David 3,019 James 2,842
Utah Michael 659 Joshua 508 David 456 Matthew 451 Jason 450
Vermont Michael 133 Matthew 132 Christopher 127 Jason 116 Joshua 108
Virginia Michael 1,432 Christopher 1,289 Jason 1,091 James 1,028 David 983
Washington Michael 1,123 Jason 916 Christopher 878 Joshua 840 Matthew 803
West Virginia Jason 615 Joshua 542 Michael 531 Christopher 488 James 482
Wisconsin Michael 1,436 Matthew 1,161 Jason 1,154 Joshua 1,014 Ryan 937
Wyoming Michael 174 Joshua 136 Christopher 132 Matthew 119 Justin 110