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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1982

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1982 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 57,117 3.148 -344 -56,202 1 Michael 68,235 3.615 -13 -56,615
2 Jessica 45,451 2.505 -310 -44,394 2 Christopher 59,231 3.138 -40 -51,970
3 Amanda 34,214 1.886 -366 -33,370 3 Matthew 46,066 2.441 -17 -36,142
4 Sarah 28,484 1.570 -63 -24,750 4 Jason 40,632 2.153 -96 -36,785
5 Melissa 25,867 1.426 -292 -24,753 5 David 40,459 2.144 -17 -30,762
6 Nicole 21,707 1.197 -212 -20,291 6 James 38,875 2.060 2 -25,350
7 Stephanie 20,857 1.150 -311 -19,831 7 Joshua 38,028 2.015 -34 -30,664
8 Elizabeth 20,514 1.131 -5 -12,001 8 John 34,705 1.839 -19 -25,586
9 Crystal 19,104 1.053 -708 -18,709 9 Robert 34,425 1.824 -62 -29,285
10 Amy 18,803 1.036 -195 -17,306 10 Daniel 32,653 1.730 -5 -21,480
11 Michelle 17,766 0.979 -252 -16,527 11 Joseph 31,050 1.645 -12 -21,495
12 Heather 17,494 0.964 -1,137 -17,284 12 Justin 29,107 1.542 -129 -26,320
13 Tiffany 17,173 0.947 -677 -16,755 13 Ryan 26,700 1.415 -33 -19,795
14 Kimberly 16,100 0.887 -156 -14,404 14 Brian 25,831 1.369 -221 -24,213
15 Rebecca 15,727 0.867 -199 -14,285 15 William 25,601 1.356 12 -11,085
16 Angela 15,002 0.827 -248 -13,766 16 Jonathan 23,126 1.225 -47 -17,414
17 Ashley 14,857 0.819 -112 -12,590 17 Andrew 22,839 1.210 -26 -15,605
18 Amber 14,679 0.809 -453 -14,021 18 Brandon 20,222 1.071 -106 -17,039
19 Christina 14,515 0.800 -420 -13,796 19 Adam 20,103 1.065 -59 -15,428
20 Erin 14,365 0.792 -401 -13,630 20 Eric 19,878 1.053 -140 -17,489
21 Rachel 13,871 0.765 -177 -12,327 21 Nicholas 19,646 1.041 -53 -14,845
22 Laura 13,308 0.734 -318 -12,373 22 Anthony 19,642 1.041 -16 -11,639
23 Lisa 12,637 0.697 -868 -12,335 23 Thomas 17,582 0.932 -26 -10,803
24 Emily 12,518 0.690 12 -3,862 24 Kevin 17,467 0.926 -101 -14,343
25 Kelly 12,171 0.671 -593 -11,687 25 Timothy 17,465 0.925 -140 -15,135
26 Lauren 11,593 0.639 -145 -9,897 26 Steven 17,146 0.908 -172 -15,124
27 Andrea 11,376 0.627 -107 -9,222 27 Richard 16,720 0.886 -161 -14,601
28 Sara 11,343 0.625 -145 -9,651 28 Jeremy 16,470 0.873 -176 -14,515
29 Jamie 11,039 0.609 -585 -10,551 29 Jeffrey 16,038 0.850 -302 -15,035
30 Mary 10,855 0.598 -96 -8,528 30 Aaron 14,415 0.764 -30 -8,462
31 Danielle 10,208 0.563 -351 -9,399 31 Charles 14,306 0.758 -21 -7,702
32 April 10,062 0.555 -444 -9,409 32 Mark 13,873 0.735 -178 -12,014
33 Kristen 9,535 0.526 -1,193 -9,346 33 Benjamin 13,816 0.732 27 -435
34 Megan 9,519 0.525 -511 -8,955 34 Scott 12,212 0.647 -486 -11,671
35 Erica 9,341 0.515 -864 -9,045 35 Paul 11,307 0.599 -199 -9,682
36 Katherine 9,180 0.506 -76 -6,514 36 Nathan 10,803 0.572 -12 -4,013
37 Kristin 8,733 0.481 -2,609 -8,668 37 Patrick 10,701 0.567 -152 -8,590
38 Shannon 8,622 0.475 -1,440 -8,474 38 Stephen 10,631 0.563 -246 -9,395
39 Lindsay 8,258 0.455 -1,261 -8,084 39 Travis 10,418 0.552 -274 -9,346
40 Lindsey 7,958 0.439 -793 -7,635 40 Gregory 10,151 0.538 -368 -9,373
41 Julie 7,694 0.424 -547 -7,178 41 Jacob 10,062 0.533 28 1,708
42 Maria 7,342 0.405 -74 -4,747 42 Dustin 9,551 0.506 -483 -9,016
43 Courtney 7,098 0.391 -1,149 -6,899 43 Jesse 9,505 0.504 -142 -7,379
44 Samantha 6,771 0.373 -16 -2,874 44 Sean 9,374 0.497 -225 -8,064
45 Katie 6,680 0.368 -404 -5,973 45 Kenneth 9,356 0.496 -181 -7,701
46 Christine 6,556 0.361 -880 -6,269 46 Jose 8,618 0.457 -43 -4,326
47 Tara 6,523 0.360 -984 -6,274 47 Kyle 8,209 0.435 -176 -6,541
48 Kathryn 6,285 0.346 -405 -5,593 48 Chad 7,909 0.419 -849 -7,669
49 Vanessa 6,153 0.339 -181 -4,784 49 Bryan 7,497 0.397 -183 -5,864
50 Brandy 6,079 0.335 -2,621 -6,015 50 Derek 6,991 0.370 -207 -5,593

 

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.