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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 0 1,658 1 Michael 68,693 3.703 0 960
2 Amanda 35,818 2.012 1 3,891 2 Christopher 49,092 2.646 0 -1,586
3 Jessica 33,923 1.905 1 6,147 3 Jason 48,173 2.597 0 -2,233
4 Melissa 31,634 1.777 -2 -2,418 4 David 41,923 2.260 0 -154
5 Sarah 25,755 1.447 1 4,737 5 James 39,325 2.120 0 -45
6 Heather 19,975 1.122 1 -864 6 Matthew 37,860 2.041 0 2,201
7 Nicole 19,917 1.119 2 406 7 Joshua 36,060 1.944 2 4,926
8 Amy 19,834 1.114 -3 -1,780 8 John 35,279 1.902 -1 -159
9 Elizabeth 19,529 1.097 2 1,452 9 Robert 34,281 1.848 -1 258
10 Michelle 19,122 1.074 0 -144 10 Joseph 30,202 1.628 1 1,535
11 Kimberly 18,499 1.039 1 860 11 Daniel 29,895 1.612 1 1,367
12 Angela 17,970 1.009 -4 -2,287 12 Brian 28,721 1.548 -2 50
13 Stephanie 17,840 1.002 2 1,637 13 Justin 26,757 1.442 9 9,354
14 Tiffany 16,229 0.912 14 6,618 14 William 25,652 1.383 -1 951
15 Christina 16,139 0.907 -1 -317 15 Ryan 24,804 1.337 -1 1,584
16 Lisa 15,660 0.880 -3 -1,627 16 Eric 22,634 1.220 1 2,361
17 Rebecca 15,279 0.858 0 732 17 Nicholas 21,025 1.133 -2 -319
18 Crystal 14,256 0.801 0 789 18 Jeremy 19,901 1.073 -2 -1,109
19 Kelly 13,717 0.770 -3 -1,581 19 Andrew 19,729 1.064 1 1,094
20 Erin 13,430 0.754 1 2,173 20 Timothy 19,154 1.033 -2 72
21 Laura 12,917 0.726 -1 1,031 21 Jonathan 18,994 1.024 10 4,663
22 Amber 12,554 0.705 0 1,473 22 Adam 18,873 1.017 1 1,810
23 Rachel 11,622 0.653 4 1,387 23 Kevin 17,983 0.969 -4 -758
24 Jamie 11,526 0.647 -5 -630 24 Anthony 17,613 0.949 -3 82
25 April 11,475 0.645 -2 571 25 Thomas 17,570 0.947 1 1,098
26 Mary 11,475 0.645 -2 916 26 Richard 16,663 0.898 -1 -57
27 Sara 11,148 0.626 3 2,494 27 Jeffrey 16,383 0.883 -3 -490
28 Andrea 10,453 0.587 -2 116 28 Steven 15,914 0.858 -1 -417
29 Shannon 9,667 0.543 -4 -700 29 Charles 14,961 0.807 -1 136
30 Megan 9,139 0.513 1 848 30 Brandon 14,167 0.764 5 2,857
31 Emily 9,007 0.506 3 1,034 31 Mark 14,156 0.763 -1 -238
32 Julie 8,909 0.500 -3 -343 32 Benjamin 13,635 0.735 1 1,115
33 Danielle 8,844 0.497 0 864 33 Scott 13,311 0.718 -4 -1,151
34 Erica 8,757 0.492 -2 580 34 Aaron 13,173 0.710 -2 96
35 Katherine 8,019 0.450 1 551 35 Paul 11,826 0.638 -1 180
36 Maria 7,861 0.442 1 533 36 Nathan 11,144 0.601 1 403
37 Kristin 7,702 0.433 36 3,437 37 Travis 10,771 0.581 -1 -283
38 Lauren 7,477 0.420 7 1,850 38 Patrick 10,354 0.558 1 366
39 Kristen 7,315 0.411 23 2,744 39 Chad 10,150 0.547 -1 -9
40 Ashley 7,296 0.410 27 2,845 40 Stephen 10,066 0.543 0 162
41 Christine 7,086 0.398 -6 -603 41 Kenneth 9,614 0.518 0 369
42 Brandy 6,409 0.360 -3 -365 42 Gregory 9,265 0.499 0 150
43 Tara 6,283 0.353 -5 -524 43 Jacob 8,525 0.460 2 979
44 Katie 6,135 0.345 19 1,626 44 Dustin 8,417 0.454 18 3,519
45 Monica 6,034 0.339 -5 -552 45 Jesse 8,381 0.452 5 1,696
46 Carrie 5,762 0.324 -5 -594 46 Jose 8,320 0.449 -2 476
47 Alicia 5,752 0.323 0 205 47 Shawn 7,695 0.415 -4 -216
48 Courtney 5,616 0.315 23 1,292 48 Sean 7,600 0.410 1 737
49 Misty 5,542 0.311 -7 -244 49 Bryan 7,513 0.405 -3 63
50 Kathryn 5,528 0.311 0 216 50 Derek 7,248 0.391 22 3,044

 

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.