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Popular Baby Names of the 1980s

    The following table shows the 200 most popular given names for male and female babies born during the 1980s. 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 19,219,301 male births and 18,444,200 female births.

    Popular names of the 1980s
      Males Females
    Rank Name Number Name Number
    1 Michael 663,241 Jessica 469,338
    2 Christopher 554,565 Jennifer 440,750
    3 Matthew 458,687 Amanda 369,627
    4 Joshua 396,406 Ashley 352,076
    5 David 383,378 Sarah 272,442
    6 James 356,202 Stephanie 218,070
    7 Daniel 345,229 Melissa 217,856
    8 Robert 321,456 Nicole 210,410
    9 John 320,878 Elizabeth 198,863
    10 Joseph 299,206 Heather 191,809
    11 Jason 291,906 Tiffany 158,574
    12 Justin 289,669 Michelle 153,928
    13 Andrew 284,878 Amber 153,901
    14 Ryan 278,735 Megan 153,460
    15 William 248,120 Amy 150,618
    16 Brian 233,851 Rachel 146,620
    17 Brandon 232,086 Kimberly 146,420
    18 Jonathan 229,778 Christina 145,936
    19 Nicholas 223,176 Lauren 145,088
    20 Anthony 211,704 Crystal 140,979
    21 Eric 204,080 Brittany 140,806
    22 Adam 194,937 Rebecca 136,186
    23 Kevin 188,530 Laura 134,520
    24 Thomas 177,631 Danielle 134,323
    25 Steven 177,333 Emily 131,713
    26 Timothy 172,748 Samantha 121,071
    27 Richard 154,625 Angela 116,555
    28 Jeremy 153,356 Erin 115,784
    29 Jeffrey 144,735 Kelly 109,512
    30 Kyle 141,846 Sara 104,618
    31 Benjamin 141,249 Lisa 102,569
    32 Aaron 138,259 Katherine 99,114
    33 Charles 131,805 Andrea 98,220
    34 Mark 129,309 Jamie 96,530
    35 Jacob 124,122 Mary 95,794
    36 Stephen 113,548 Erica 93,118
    37 Patrick 111,306 Courtney 84,282
    38 Scott 108,088 Kristen 83,215
    39 Nathan 105,893 Shannon 78,401
    40 Paul 104,293 April 75,927
    41 Sean 103,768 Katie 72,821
    42 Travis 102,878 Lindsey 71,919
    43 Zachary 101,744 Kristin 70,538
    44 Dustin 97,275 Lindsay 68,472
    45 Gregory 93,589 Christine 67,973
    46 Kenneth 89,079 Alicia 66,952
    47 Jose 86,504 Vanessa 65,684
    48 Tyler 86,384 Maria 65,577
    49 Jesse 85,853 Kathryn 62,427
    50 Alexander 81,867 Allison 62,308
    51 Bryan 80,458 Julie 61,658
    52 Samuel 73,349 Anna 57,235
    53 Derek 72,865 Tara 56,320
    54 Bradley 69,318 Kayla 55,280
    55 Chad 69,021 Natalie 54,393
    56 Shawn 65,557 Victoria 53,222
    57 Edward 60,770 Monica 51,823
    58 Jared 60,258 Jacqueline 51,534
    59 Cody 60,235 Holly 49,641
    60 Jordan 57,116 Kristina 45,936
    61 Peter 56,588 Patricia 45,113
    62 Corey 53,580 Cassandra 44,893
    63 Keith 52,612 Brandy 44,517
    64 Marcus 51,749 Whitney 44,361
    65 Juan 51,364 Chelsea 43,147
    66 Donald 50,832 Brandi 42,883
    67 Ronald 46,642 Catherine 42,393
    68 Phillip 45,673 Cynthia 41,643
    69 George 45,653 Kathleen 39,386
    70 Cory 44,336 Veronica 39,202
    71 Joel 43,540 Leslie 38,697
    72 Shane 43,140 Natasha 38,192
    73 Douglas 41,726 Krystal 37,490
    74 Antonio 41,576 Stacy 36,979
    75 Raymond 41,470 Diana 36,865
    76 Carlos 41,421 Erika 36,816
    77 Brett 41,269 Dana 36,807
    78 Gary 40,214 Jenna 36,573
    79 Alex 38,647 Meghan 36,192
    80 Nathaniel 38,619 Carrie 36,075
    81 Craig 38,074 Leah 36,029
    82 Ian 37,739 Melanie 35,919
    83 Luis 37,362 Brooke 34,972
    84 Derrick 36,336 Karen 34,889
    85 Erik 36,315 Alexandra 34,764
    86 Casey 35,952 Valerie 34,612
    87 Philip 35,689 Caitlin 33,577
    88 Frank 33,554 Julia 33,304
    89 Evan 32,460 Alyssa 32,947
    90 Gabriel 32,269 Jasmine 32,925
    91 Victor 32,217 Hannah 32,661
    92 Vincent 32,007 Stacey 32,122
    93 Larry 31,271 Brittney 31,527
    94 Austin 31,265 Susan 30,505
    95 Brent 31,253 Margaret 30,330
    96 Seth 31,104 Sandra 30,001
    97 Wesley 31,075 Candice 29,844
    98 Dennis 30,443 Latoya 29,531
    99 Todd 30,314 Bethany 29,326
    100 Christian 30,211 Misty 29,114
    101 Curtis 29,885 Katrina 28,824
    102 Jeffery 29,569 Tracy 28,483
    103 Randy 29,490 Casey 27,910
    104 Jeremiah 28,309 Kelsey 27,745
    105 Adrian 28,098 Kara 27,494
    106 Jesus 27,355 Nichole 27,231
    107 Luke 27,013 Alison 27,008
    108 Alan 26,779 Heidi 26,369
    109 Trevor 26,664 Alexis 26,301
    110 Russell 26,636 Molly 25,879
    111 Mario 26,360 Tina 25,824
    112 Lucas 26,064 Pamela 25,730
    113 Jerry 25,741 Rachael 25,661
    114 Miguel 25,507 Nancy 25,467
    115 Carl 25,446 Jillian 25,441
    116 Blake 25,372 Candace 25,153
    117 Cameron 24,569 Denise 25,107
    118 Mitchell 24,519 Sabrina 24,622
    119 Troy 24,513 Gina 24,441
    120 Tony 24,468 Renee 24,405
    121 Shaun 24,463 Jill 24,401
    122 Terry 24,154 Kendra 24,378
    123 Johnny 23,480 Morgan 24,272
    124 Martin 23,176 Brenda 24,129
    125 Ricardo 23,060 Monique 23,883
    126 Bobby 22,008 Teresa 23,393
    127 Allen 21,881 Krista 22,858
    128 Johnathan 21,881 Linda 22,797
    129 Devin 21,691 Miranda 22,712
    130 Jorge 21,687 Robin 22,687
    131 Andre 21,565 Dawn 22,402
    132 Henry 20,679 Kristy 22,380
    133 Billy 20,647 Theresa 22,378
    134 Caleb 20,629 Tanya 22,291
    135 Marc 20,498 Wendy 22,259
    136 Garrett 20,462 Melinda 22,205
    137 Ricky 20,149 Joanna 22,185
    138 Kristopher 20,067 Anne 22,096
    139 Francisco 20,048 Felicia 21,941
    140 Danny 19,997 Desiree 21,808
    141 Manuel 19,958 Jaclyn 21,798
    142 Lee 19,774 Alisha 21,743
    143 Lawrence 19,621 Lori 21,640
    144 Jonathon 19,574 Tamara 21,219
    145 Jimmy 19,505 Marissa 21,091
    146 Lance 19,439 Kelli 21,046
    147 Taylor 19,405 Lacey 20,771
    148 Randall 19,313 Abigail 20,631
    149 Micheal 18,731 Christy 20,224
    150 Mathew 18,615 Jenny 19,706
    151 Albert 18,476 Tabitha 19,572
    152 Jamie 18,406 Colleen 19,454
    153 Isaac 18,348 Meredith 19,193
    154 Roger 17,978 Barbara 19,104
    155 Rodney 17,863 Angelica 19,066
    156 Roberto 17,799 Carolyn 18,620
    157 Jon 17,694 Rebekah 18,314
    158 Colin 17,643 Ebony 18,254
    159 Walter 17,560 Deanna 18,147
    160 Clinton 17,524 Tonya 17,981
    161 Louis 17,336 Caroline 17,919
    162 Clayton 16,916 Kristi 17,706
    163 Willie 16,896 Kari 17,543
    164 Arthur 16,777 Michele 17,254
    165 Chase 16,539 Brianna 17,123
    166 Joe 16,499 Bridget 17,096
    167 Jack 15,884 Angel 16,738
    168 Jay 15,803 Marie 16,508
    169 Angel 15,782 Sharon 16,489
    170 Calvin 15,763 Sheena 16,399
    171 Ross 15,708 Tasha 16,252
    172 Darren 15,684 Meagan 16,247
    173 Oscar 15,634 Jaime 16,205
    174 Drew 15,570 Cindy 16,011
    175 Maurice 15,568 Priscilla 15,999
    176 Gerald 15,504 Ann 15,922
    177 Alejandro 15,270 Ashlee 15,844
    178 Spencer 15,169 Stefanie 15,825
    179 Hector 15,086 Cassie 15,756
    180 Ruben 14,843 Adrienne 15,664
    181 Wayne 14,739 Tammy 15,646
    182 Brendan 14,570 Ana 15,472
    183 Grant 14,500 Beth 15,370
    184 Javier 14,456 Dominique 15,093
    185 Bruce 14,311 Mallory 15,082
    186 Roy 14,285 Latasha 15,030
    187 Dylan 14,154 Cristina 15,007
    188 Logan 13,958 Virginia 14,979
    189 Edwin 13,891 Deborah 14,771
    190 Omar 13,646 Katelyn 14,770
    191 Brad 13,565 Audrey 14,645
    192 Reginald 13,495 Regina 14,570
    193 Fernando 13,175 Carla 14,442
    194 Darrell 13,154 Cheryl 14,319
    195 Sergio 13,127 Olivia 14,003
    196 Frederick 13,038 Autumn 13,818
    197 Julian 12,912 Jordan 13,783
    198 Jaime 12,834 Claudia 13,774
    199 Jermaine 12,803 Nina 13,614
    200 Geoffrey 12,719 Taylor 13,602