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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 19,230,995 male births and 18,451,632 female births.

Popular names of the 1980s
Males Females
Rank Name Number Name Number
1 Michael 663,592 Jessica 469,439
2 Christopher 554,793 Jennifer 440,836
3 Matthew 458,894 Amanda 369,698
4 Joshua 396,533 Ashley 352,147
5 David 383,610 Sarah 272,559
6 James 356,362 Stephanie 218,131
7 Daniel 345,414 Melissa 217,896
8 Robert 321,598 Nicole 210,456
9 John 321,034 Elizabeth 198,938
10 Joseph 299,367 Heather 191,841
11 Jason 292,016 Tiffany 158,610
12 Justin 289,755 Michelle 153,988
13 Andrew 285,013 Amber 153,935
14 Ryan 278,848 Megan 153,500
15 William 248,240 Amy 150,653
16 Brian 233,976 Rachel 146,657
17 Brandon 232,173 Kimberly 146,435
18 Jonathan 229,906 Christina 145,982
19 Nicholas 223,293 Lauren 145,137
20 Anthony 211,804 Crystal 140,998
21 Eric 204,199 Brittany 140,838
22 Adam 195,049 Rebecca 136,220
23 Kevin 188,638 Laura 134,569
24 Thomas 177,743 Danielle 134,359
25 Steven 177,405 Emily 131,752
26 Timothy 172,811 Samantha 121,122
27 Richard 154,710 Angela 116,585
28 Jeremy 153,418 Erin 115,814
29 Jeffrey 144,781 Kelly 109,541
30 Kyle 141,910 Sara 104,640
31 Benjamin 141,341 Lisa 102,597
32 Aaron 138,343 Katherine 99,154
33 Charles 131,861 Andrea 98,241
34 Mark 129,371 Jamie 96,549
35 Jacob 124,186 Mary 95,842
36 Stephen 113,597 Erica 93,145
37 Patrick 111,365 Courtney 84,298
38 Scott 108,165 Kristen 83,219
39 Nathan 105,962 Shannon 78,412
40 Paul 104,339 April 75,942
41 Sean 103,828 Katie 72,851
42 Travis 102,915 Lindsey 71,935
43 Zachary 101,809 Kristin 70,553
44 Dustin 97,308 Lindsay 68,483
45 Gregory 93,649 Christine 67,999
46 Kenneth 89,113 Alicia 66,961
47 Jose 86,582 Vanessa 65,709
48 Tyler 86,434 Maria 65,665
49 Jesse 85,897 Kathryn 62,436
50 Alexander 81,943 Allison 62,323
51 Bryan 80,491 Julie 61,682
52 Samuel 73,406 Anna 57,288
53 Derek 72,893 Tara 56,329
54 Bradley 69,339 Kayla 55,283
55 Chad 69,051 Natalie 54,417
56 Shawn 65,584 Victoria 53,251
57 Edward 60,811 Monica 51,852
58 Jared 60,286 Jacqueline 51,550
59 Cody 60,261 Holly 49,650
60 Jordan 57,140 Kristina 45,943
61 Peter 56,667 Patricia 45,119
62 Corey 53,607 Cassandra 44,903
63 Keith 52,632 Brandy 44,519
64 Marcus 51,778 Whitney 44,369
65 Juan 51,401 Chelsea 43,158
66 Donald 50,846 Brandi 42,885
67 Ronald 46,661 Catherine 42,417
68 Phillip 45,693 Cynthia 41,663
69 George 45,683 Kathleen 39,397
70 Cory 44,349 Veronica 39,224
71 Joel 43,557 Leslie 38,716
72 Shane 43,157 Natasha 38,201
73 Douglas 41,742 Krystal 37,492
74 Antonio 41,599 Stacy 36,990
75 Raymond 41,495 Diana 36,882
76 Carlos 41,467 Erika 36,841
77 Brett 41,274 Dana 36,814
78 Gary 40,225 Jenna 36,587
79 Alex 38,678 Meghan 36,200
80 Nathaniel 38,639 Carrie 36,083
81 Craig 38,095 Leah 36,042
82 Ian 37,766 Melanie 35,936
83 Luis 37,406 Brooke 34,976
84 Derrick 36,343 Karen 34,909
85 Erik 36,329 Alexandra 34,786
86 Casey 35,977 Valerie 34,621
87 Philip 35,703 Caitlin 33,598
88 Frank 33,576 Julia 33,337
89 Evan 32,477 Alyssa 32,952
90 Gabriel 32,304 Jasmine 32,941
91 Victor 32,253 Hannah 32,685
92 Vincent 32,033 Stacey 32,127
93 Larry 31,280 Brittney 31,530
94 Austin 31,279 Susan 30,537
95 Brent 31,276 Margaret 30,349
96 Seth 31,127 Sandra 30,020
97 Wesley 31,085 Candice 29,846
98 Dennis 30,457 Latoya 29,535
99 Todd 30,322 Bethany 29,343
100 Christian 30,244 Misty 29,116
101 Curtis 29,896 Katrina 28,825
102 Jeffery 29,575 Tracy 28,490
103 Randy 29,507 Casey 27,916
104 Jeremiah 28,326 Kelsey 27,748
105 Adrian 28,123 Kara 27,503
106 Jesus 27,371 Nichole 27,233
107 Luke 27,029 Alison 27,013
108 Alan 26,805 Heidi 26,375
109 Trevor 26,686 Alexis 26,310
110 Russell 26,646 Molly 25,884
111 Mario 26,384 Tina 25,837
112 Lucas 26,075 Pamela 25,739
113 Jerry 25,748 Rachael 25,665
114 Miguel 25,527 Nancy 25,476
115 Carl 25,454 Jillian 25,445
116 Blake 25,389 Candace 25,163
117 Cameron 24,594 Denise 25,113
118 Troy 24,536 Sabrina 24,630
119 Mitchell 24,532 Gina 24,446
120 Tony 24,484 Renee 24,414
121 Shaun 24,467 Jill 24,407
122 Terry 24,160 Kendra 24,383
123 Johnny 23,493 Morgan 24,285
124 Martin 23,207 Brenda 24,139
125 Ricardo 23,075 Monique 23,887
126 Bobby 22,021 Teresa 23,402
127 Allen 21,898 Krista 22,863
128 Johnathan 21,896 Linda 22,810
129 Jorge 21,715 Miranda 22,718
130 Devin 21,701 Robin 22,694
131 Andre 21,576 Dawn 22,406
132 Henry 20,716 Kristy 22,385
133 Billy 20,649 Theresa 22,382
134 Caleb 20,636 Tanya 22,298
135 Marc 20,519 Wendy 22,270
136 Garrett 20,472 Melinda 22,211
137 Ricky 20,153 Joanna 22,197
138 Kristopher 20,068 Anne 22,107
139 Francisco 20,066 Felicia 21,940
140 Danny 20,008 Desiree 21,813
141 Manuel 19,977 Jaclyn 21,798
142 Lee 19,780 Alisha 21,747
143 Lawrence 19,629 Lori 21,645
144 Jonathon 19,581 Tamara 21,226
145 Jimmy 19,519 Marissa 21,103
146 Lance 19,449 Kelli 21,049
147 Taylor 19,410 Lacey 20,772
148 Randall 19,327 Abigail 20,643
149 Micheal 18,732 Christy 20,225
150 Mathew 18,619 Jenny 19,714
151 Albert 18,497 Tabitha 19,574
152 Jamie 18,410 Colleen 19,461
153 Isaac 18,360 Meredith 19,196
154 Roger 17,992 Barbara 19,120
155 Rodney 17,870 Angelica 19,071
156 Roberto 17,812 Carolyn 18,633
157 Jon 17,704 Rebekah 18,315
158 Colin 17,666 Ebony 18,261
159 Walter 17,566 Deanna 18,151
160 Clinton 17,529 Tonya 17,985
161 Louis 17,344 Caroline 17,935
162 Clayton 16,922 Kristi 17,706
163 Willie 16,893 Kari 17,544
164 Arthur 16,781 Michele 17,260
165 Chase 16,550 Brianna 17,131
166 Joe 16,507 Bridget 17,098
167 Jack 15,902 Angel 16,740
168 Jay 15,815 Marie 16,527
169 Angel 15,787 Sharon 16,498
170 Calvin 15,775 Tasha 16,258
171 Ross 15,710 Sheena 16,255
172 Darren 15,693 Meagan 16,249
173 Oscar 15,648 Jaime 16,213
174 Drew 15,583 Cindy 16,017
175 Maurice 15,572 Priscilla 16,004
176 Gerald 15,510 Ann 15,929
177 Alejandro 15,288 Ashlee 15,849
178 Spencer 15,173 Stefanie 15,829
179 Hector 15,095 Cassie 15,758
180 Ruben 14,846 Adrienne 15,670
181 Wayne 14,741 Tammy 15,649
182 Brendan 14,584 Ana 15,502
183 Grant 14,510 Beth 15,372
184 Javier 14,476 Dominique 15,097
185 Bruce 14,328 Latasha 15,034
186 Roy 14,296 Cristina 15,022
187 Dylan 14,165 Mallory 14,995
188 Logan 13,983 Virginia 14,990
189 Edwin 13,904 Deborah 14,778
190 Omar 13,670 Audrey 14,657
191 Brad 13,573 Katelyn 14,643
192 Reginald 13,497 Regina 14,578
193 Fernando 13,185 Carla 14,447
194 Darrell 13,161 Cheryl 14,319
195 Sergio 13,140 Olivia 14,027
196 Frederick 13,051 Autumn 13,825
197 Julian 12,922 Jordan 13,785
198 Jaime 12,846 Claudia 13,784
199 Jermaine 12,803 Nina 13,622
200 Geoffrey 12,725 Taylor 13,615
Source: 100% sample based on Social Security card application data as of the end of February 2016. See the limitations of this data source.