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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1980

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1980 Popular Names U.S. - Top 100 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Jennifer 58,375 3.279 -344 -57,460 1 Michael 68,696 3.703 -13 -57,076
2 Amanda 35,821 2.012 -367 -34,977 2 Christopher 49,092 2.646 -40 -41,831
3 Jessica 33,921 1.905 -309 -32,864 3 Jason 48,171 2.597 -97 -44,324
4 Melissa 31,636 1.777 -293 -30,522 4 David 41,925 2.260 -18 -32,228
5 Sarah 25,755 1.447 -62 -22,021 5 James 39,325 2.120 1 -25,800
6 Heather 19,975 1.122 -1,143 -19,765 6 Matthew 37,855 2.041 -14 -27,931
7 Nicole 19,920 1.119 -211 -18,504 7 Joshua 36,060 1.944 -34 -28,696
8 Amy 19,835 1.114 -197 -18,338 8 John 35,279 1.902 -19 -26,160
9 Elizabeth 19,528 1.097 -4 -11,015 9 Robert 34,280 1.848 -62 -29,140
10 Michelle 19,123 1.074 -253 -17,884 10 Joseph 30,203 1.628 -13 -20,648
11 Kimberly 18,500 1.039 -159 -16,804 11 Daniel 29,894 1.611 -4 -18,721
12 Angela 17,971 1.009 -252 -16,735 12 Brian 28,722 1.548 -223 -27,104
13 Stephanie 17,841 1.002 -305 -16,815 13 Justin 26,756 1.442 -128 -23,969
14 Tiffany 16,229 0.912 -676 -15,811 14 William 25,654 1.383 11 -11,138
15 Christina 16,137 0.906 -424 -15,418 15 Ryan 24,808 1.337 -31 -17,903
16 Lisa 15,661 0.880 -875 -15,359 16 Eric 22,632 1.220 -144 -20,243
17 Rebecca 15,280 0.858 -197 -13,838 17 Nicholas 21,026 1.133 -57 -16,225
18 Crystal 14,255 0.801 -699 -13,860 18 Jeremy 19,902 1.073 -186 -17,947
19 Kelly 13,717 0.770 -599 -13,233 19 Andrew 19,729 1.063 -24 -12,495
20 Erin 13,430 0.754 -401 -12,695 20 Timothy 19,155 1.033 -145 -16,825
21 Laura 12,917 0.725 -319 -11,982 21 Jonathan 18,994 1.024 -42 -13,282
22 Amber 12,555 0.705 -449 -11,897 22 Adam 18,872 1.017 -56 -14,197
23 Rachel 11,623 0.653 -175 -10,079 23 Kevin 17,984 0.969 -102 -14,860
24 Jamie 11,526 0.647 -590 -11,038 24 Anthony 17,613 0.949 -14 -9,610
25 April 11,474 0.644 -451 -10,821 25 Thomas 17,570 0.947 -24 -10,791
26 Mary 11,474 0.644 -100 -9,147 26 Richard 16,664 0.898 -162 -14,545
27 Sara 11,148 0.626 -146 -9,456 27 Jeffrey 16,384 0.883 -304 -15,381
28 Andrea 10,452 0.587 -106 -8,298 28 Steven 15,917 0.858 -170 -13,895
29 Shannon 9,669 0.543 -1,449 -9,521 29 Charles 14,961 0.806 -23 -8,357
30 Megan 9,138 0.513 -515 -8,574 30 Brandon 14,172 0.764 -94 -10,989
31 Emily 9,006 0.506 19 -350 31 Mark 14,161 0.763 -179 -12,302
32 Julie 8,910 0.500 -556 -8,394 32 Benjamin 13,634 0.735 26 -253
33 Danielle 8,846 0.497 -349 -8,037 33 Scott 13,312 0.718 -487 -12,771
34 Erica 8,760 0.492 -865 -8,464 34 Aaron 13,173 0.710 -26 -7,220
35 Katherine 8,019 0.450 -77 -5,353 35 Paul 11,824 0.637 -199 -10,199
36 Maria 7,863 0.442 -80 -5,268 36 Nathan 11,142 0.601 -12 -4,352
37 Kristin 7,702 0.433 -2,609 -7,637 37 Travis 10,770 0.581 -276 -9,698
38 Lauren 7,477 0.420 -133 -5,781 38 Patrick 10,354 0.558 -151 -8,243
39 Kristen 7,316 0.411 -1,187 -7,127 39 Chad 10,149 0.547 -858 -9,909
40 Ashley 7,297 0.410 -89 -5,030 40 Stephen 10,065 0.543 -244 -8,829
41 Christine 7,085 0.398 -885 -6,798 41 Kenneth 9,614 0.518 -185 -7,959
42 Brandy 6,410 0.360 -2,629 -6,346 42 Gregory 9,269 0.500 -366 -8,491
43 Tara 6,283 0.353 -988 -6,034 43 Jacob 8,525 0.460 30 3,245
44 Katie 6,135 0.345 -405 -5,428 44 Dustin 8,418 0.454 -481 -7,883
45 Monica 6,034 0.339 -563 -5,539 45 Jesse 8,382 0.452 -140 -6,256
46 Carrie 5,761 0.324 -1,722 -5,646 46 Jose 8,319 0.448 -43 -4,027
47 Alicia 5,752 0.323 -344 -4,966 47 Shawn 7,698 0.415 -346 -6,896
48 Courtney 5,616 0.315 -1,144 -5,417 48 Sean 7,602 0.410 -221 -6,292
49 Misty 5,542 0.311 -4,043 -5,507 49 Bryan 7,516 0.405 -183 -5,883
50 Kathryn 5,528 0.310 -403 -4,836 50 Derek 7,249 0.391 -207 -5,851

 

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.