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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1982

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1982 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Jennifer 57,115 3.149 0 66 1 Michael 68,228 3.615 0 -537
2 Jessica 45,446 2.505 0 2,914 2 Christopher 59,225 3.138 0 8,992
3 Amanda 34,213 1.886 0 -161 3 Matthew 46,060 2.441 0 2,730
4 Sarah 28,484 1.570 0 311 4 Jason 40,624 2.153 0 -1,308
5 Melissa 25,867 1.426 0 -2,133 5 David 40,451 2.144 0 -208
6 Nicole 21,706 1.197 1 1,393 6 James 38,872 2.060 1 565
7 Stephanie 20,855 1.150 1 645 7 Joshua 38,027 2.015 -1 -1,026
8 Elizabeth 20,511 1.131 1 340 8 John 34,699 1.839 0 -183
9 Crystal 19,104 1.053 7 3,222 9 Robert 34,421 1.824 0 19
10 Amy 18,802 1.037 -4 -1,541 10 Daniel 32,653 1.730 0 1,659
11 Michelle 17,766 0.979 0 -8 11 Joseph 31,047 1.645 0 275
12 Heather 17,494 0.964 -2 -452 12 Justin 29,106 1.542 0 1,795
13 Tiffany 17,173 0.947 1 759 13 Ryan 26,697 1.415 0 -126
14 Kimberly 16,100 0.888 -1 -589 14 Brian 25,830 1.369 0 -769
15 Rebecca 15,728 0.867 -3 -1,012 15 William 25,599 1.357 0 795
16 Angela 15,002 0.827 -1 -919 16 Jonathan 23,128 1.226 0 528
17 Ashley 14,853 0.819 17 5,975 17 Andrew 22,838 1.210 1 2,606
18 Amber 14,678 0.809 2 864 18 Brandon 20,220 1.071 1 3
19 Christina 14,513 0.800 -2 118 19 Adam 20,102 1.065 1 63
20 Erin 14,365 0.792 -1 509 20 Eric 19,876 1.053 -3 -847
21 Rachel 13,869 0.765 1 1,283 21 Nicholas 19,647 1.041 0 -131
22 Laura 13,307 0.734 -1 15 22 Anthony 19,644 1.041 1 1,070
23 Lisa 12,637 0.697 -5 -1,657 23 Thomas 17,582 0.932 3 417
24 Emily 12,518 0.690 5 1,717 24 Kevin 17,466 0.926 1 4
25 Kelly 12,169 0.671 -2 293 25 Timothy 17,463 0.925 -1 -763
26 Lauren 11,592 0.639 9 2,784 26 Steven 17,145 0.909 2 658
27 Andrea 11,376 0.627 -3 -306 27 Richard 16,714 0.886 0 -143
28 Sara 11,341 0.625 -2 -15 28 Jeremy 16,470 0.873 -6 -2,644
29 Jamie 11,039 0.609 -1 60 29 Jeffrey 16,039 0.850 0 107
30 Mary 10,855 0.598 -3 -188 30 Aaron 14,413 0.764 0 -278
31 Danielle 10,209 0.563 -1 174 31 Charles 14,306 0.758 0 -123
32 April 10,061 0.555 -7 -1,343 32 Mark 13,871 0.735 1 327
33 Kristen 9,535 0.526 5 993 33 Benjamin 13,818 0.732 -1 -536
34 Megan 9,517 0.525 -1 550 34 Scott 12,211 0.647 0 -512
35 Erica 9,340 0.515 1 716 35 Paul 11,306 0.599 0 -473
36 Katherine 9,181 0.506 3 747 36 Nathan 10,803 0.572 0 -458
37 Kristin 8,732 0.481 -6 -1,005 37 Patrick 10,702 0.567 1 312
38 Shannon 8,622 0.475 -6 -605 38 Stephen 10,628 0.563 1 333
39 Lindsay 8,256 0.455 8 2,411 39 Travis 10,419 0.552 1 311
40 Lindsey 7,958 0.439 18 3,095 40 Gregory 10,150 0.538 6 1,394
41 Julie 7,694 0.424 -4 -871 41 Jacob 10,060 0.533 2 708
42 Maria 7,342 0.405 -2 -332 42 Dustin 9,552 0.506 0 197
43 Courtney 7,096 0.391 0 458 43 Jesse 9,505 0.504 -6 -946
44 Samantha 6,771 0.373 7 1,250 44 Sean 9,369 0.496 0 475
45 Katie 6,679 0.368 -1 81 45 Kenneth 9,356 0.496 -4 -121
46 Christine 6,556 0.361 -4 -298 46 Jose 8,618 0.457 -1 -148
47 Tara 6,523 0.360 -2 158 47 Kyle 8,209 0.435 5 1,632
48 Kathryn 6,284 0.346 0 462 48 Chad 7,912 0.419 -1 -501
49 Vanessa 6,153 0.339 13 1,405 49 Bryan 7,497 0.397 -1 277
50 Brandy 6,079 0.335 -9 -815 50 Derek 6,989 0.370 3 511

 

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.