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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 58,376 3.279 -309 -57,334 1 Michael 68,693 3.703 -11 -56,114
2 Amanda 35,818 2.012 -332 -34,864 2 Christopher 49,092 2.646 -36 -40,837
3 Jessica 33,923 1.905 -245 -32,652 3 Jason 48,173 2.597 -89 -43,952
4 Melissa 31,634 1.777 -269 -30,466 4 David 41,923 2.260 -19 -31,799
5 Sarah 25,755 1.447 -57 -21,769 5 James 39,325 2.120 1 -25,093
6 Heather 19,975 1.122 -1,123 -19,756 6 Matthew 37,860 2.041 -10 -26,249
7 Nicole 19,917 1.119 -176 -18,263 7 Joshua 36,060 1.944 -32 -27,821
8 Amy 19,834 1.114 -166 -18,110 8 John 35,279 1.902 -19 -25,845
9 Elizabeth 19,529 1.097 -4 -10,614 9 Robert 34,281 1.848 -56 -28,774
10 Michelle 19,122 1.074 -204 -17,701 10 Joseph 30,202 1.628 -9 -19,842
11 Kimberly 18,499 1.039 -153 -16,676 11 Daniel 29,895 1.612 -4 -18,255
12 Angela 17,970 1.009 -222 -16,626 12 Brian 28,721 1.548 -205 -26,958
13 Stephanie 17,840 1.002 -274 -16,714 13 Justin 26,757 1.442 -113 -23,636
14 Tiffany 16,229 0.912 -566 -15,713 14 William 25,652 1.383 11 -10,748
15 Christina 16,139 0.907 -393 -15,369 15 Ryan 24,804 1.337 -28 -17,152
16 Lisa 15,660 0.880 -868 -15,355 16 Eric 22,634 1.220 -127 -19,877
17 Rebecca 15,279 0.858 -199 -13,863 17 Nicholas 21,025 1.133 -51 -15,704
18 Crystal 14,256 0.801 -626 -13,801 18 Jeremy 19,901 1.073 -175 -17,866
19 Kelly 13,717 0.770 -576 -13,217 19 Andrew 19,729 1.064 -21 -11,514
20 Erin 13,430 0.754 -387 -12,659 20 Timothy 19,154 1.033 -144 -16,761
21 Laura 12,917 0.726 -319 -11,978 21 Jonathan 18,994 1.024 -34 -12,523
22 Amber 12,554 0.705 -379 -11,778 22 Adam 18,873 1.017 -55 -13,969
23 Rachel 11,622 0.653 -172 -10,031 23 Kevin 17,983 0.969 -78 -14,178
24 Jamie 11,526 0.647 -591 -11,038 24 Anthony 17,613 0.949 -8 -8,811
25 April 11,475 0.645 -428 -10,784 25 Thomas 17,570 0.947 -23 -10,439
26 Mary 11,475 0.645 -100 -9,094 26 Richard 16,663 0.898 -149 -14,394
27 Sara 11,148 0.626 -131 -9,276 27 Jeffrey 16,383 0.883 -296 -15,334
28 Andrea 10,453 0.587 -100 -8,141 28 Steven 15,914 0.858 -154 -13,766
29 Shannon 9,667 0.543 -1,312 -9,494 29 Charles 14,961 0.807 -20 -7,831
30 Megan 9,139 0.513 -469 -8,515 30 Brandon 14,167 0.764 -84 -10,693
31 Emily 9,007 0.506 19 739 31 Mark 14,156 0.763 -172 -12,220
32 Julie 8,909 0.500 -486 -8,310 32 Benjamin 13,635 0.735 26 98
33 Danielle 8,844 0.497 -318 -7,938 33 Scott 13,311 0.718 -451 -12,709
34 Erica 8,757 0.492 -797 -8,432 34 Aaron 13,173 0.710 -12 -6,008
35 Katherine 8,019 0.450 -70 -5,186 35 Paul 11,826 0.638 -190 -10,142
36 Maria 7,861 0.442 -75 -5,162 36 Nathan 11,144 0.601 -9 -3,754
37 Kristin 7,702 0.433 -2,625 -7,637 37 Travis 10,771 0.581 -263 -9,610
38 Lauren 7,477 0.420 -110 -5,499 38 Patrick 10,354 0.558 -133 -8,071
39 Kristen 7,315 0.411 -1,087 -7,094 39 Chad 10,150 0.547 -917 -9,935
40 Ashley 7,296 0.410 -82 -4,779 40 Stephen 10,066 0.543 -231 -8,745
41 Christine 7,086 0.398 -745 -6,740 41 Kenneth 9,614 0.518 -177 -7,863
42 Brandy 6,409 0.360 -2,493 -6,340 42 Gregory 9,265 0.499 -333 -8,384
43 Tara 6,283 0.353 -942 -6,019 43 Jacob 8,525 0.460 33 4,581
44 Katie 6,135 0.345 -365 -5,365 44 Dustin 8,417 0.454 -483 -7,884
45 Monica 6,034 0.339 -581 -5,565 45 Jesse 8,381 0.452 -141 -6,307
46 Carrie 5,762 0.324 -1,619 -5,634 46 Jose 8,320 0.449 -35 -3,545
47 Alicia 5,752 0.323 -312 -4,891 47 Shawn 7,695 0.415 -340 -6,874
48 Courtney 5,616 0.315 -900 -5,340 48 Sean 7,600 0.410 -203 -6,131
49 Misty 5,542 0.311 -3,824 -5,503 49 Bryan 7,513 0.405 -161 -5,686
50 Kathryn 5,528 0.311 -374 -4,784 50 Derek 7,248 0.391 -189 -5,708

 

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.