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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 57,115 3.149 -309 -56,073 1 Michael 68,228 3.615 -11 -55,649
2 Jessica 45,446 2.505 -246 -44,175 2 Christopher 59,225 3.138 -36 -50,970
3 Amanda 34,213 1.886 -331 -33,259 3 Matthew 46,060 2.441 -13 -34,449
4 Sarah 28,484 1.570 -58 -24,498 4 Jason 40,624 2.153 -88 -36,403
5 Melissa 25,867 1.426 -268 -24,699 5 David 40,451 2.144 -18 -30,327
6 Nicole 21,706 1.197 -177 -20,052 6 James 38,872 2.060 2 -24,640
7 Stephanie 20,855 1.150 -280 -19,729 7 Joshua 38,027 2.015 -32 -29,788
8 Elizabeth 20,511 1.131 -5 -11,596 8 John 34,699 1.839 -19 -25,265
9 Crystal 19,104 1.053 -635 -18,649 9 Robert 34,421 1.824 -56 -28,914
10 Amy 18,802 1.037 -164 -17,078 10 Daniel 32,653 1.730 -5 -21,013
11 Michelle 17,766 0.979 -203 -16,345 11 Joseph 31,047 1.645 -8 -20,687
12 Heather 17,494 0.964 -1,117 -17,275 12 Justin 29,106 1.542 -114 -25,985
13 Tiffany 17,173 0.947 -567 -16,657 13 Ryan 26,697 1.415 -30 -19,045
14 Kimberly 16,100 0.888 -150 -14,277 14 Brian 25,830 1.369 -203 -24,067
15 Rebecca 15,728 0.867 -201 -14,312 15 William 25,599 1.357 12 -10,695
16 Angela 15,002 0.827 -218 -13,658 16 Jonathan 23,128 1.226 -39 -16,657
17 Ashley 14,853 0.819 -105 -12,336 17 Andrew 22,838 1.210 -23 -14,623
18 Amber 14,678 0.809 -383 -13,902 18 Brandon 20,220 1.071 -96 -16,746
19 Christina 14,513 0.800 -389 -13,743 19 Adam 20,102 1.065 -58 -15,198
20 Erin 14,365 0.792 -387 -13,594 20 Eric 19,876 1.053 -123 -17,119
21 Rachel 13,869 0.765 -174 -12,278 21 Nicholas 19,647 1.041 -47 -14,326
22 Laura 13,307 0.734 -318 -12,368 22 Anthony 19,644 1.041 -10 -10,842
23 Lisa 12,637 0.697 -861 -12,332 23 Thomas 17,582 0.932 -25 -10,451
24 Emily 12,518 0.690 12 -2,772 24 Kevin 17,466 0.926 -77 -13,661
25 Kelly 12,169 0.671 -570 -11,669 25 Timothy 17,463 0.925 -139 -15,070
26 Lauren 11,592 0.639 -122 -9,614 26 Steven 17,145 0.909 -156 -14,997
27 Andrea 11,376 0.627 -101 -9,064 27 Richard 16,714 0.886 -148 -14,445
28 Sara 11,341 0.625 -130 -9,469 28 Jeremy 16,470 0.873 -165 -14,435
29 Jamie 11,039 0.609 -586 -10,551 29 Jeffrey 16,039 0.850 -294 -14,990
30 Mary 10,855 0.598 -96 -8,474 30 Aaron 14,413 0.764 -16 -7,248
31 Danielle 10,209 0.563 -320 -9,303 31 Charles 14,306 0.758 -18 -7,176
32 April 10,061 0.555 -421 -9,370 32 Mark 13,871 0.735 -171 -11,935
33 Kristen 9,535 0.526 -1,093 -9,314 33 Benjamin 13,818 0.732 27 -85
34 Megan 9,517 0.525 -465 -8,893 34 Scott 12,211 0.647 -450 -11,609
35 Erica 9,340 0.515 -796 -9,015 35 Paul 11,306 0.599 -190 -9,622
36 Katherine 9,181 0.506 -69 -6,348 36 Nathan 10,803 0.572 -9 -3,413
37 Kristin 8,732 0.481 -2,625 -8,667 37 Patrick 10,702 0.567 -134 -8,419
38 Shannon 8,622 0.475 -1,303 -8,449 38 Stephen 10,628 0.563 -233 -9,307
39 Lindsay 8,256 0.455 -1,109 -8,041 39 Travis 10,419 0.552 -261 -9,258
40 Lindsey 7,958 0.439 -833 -7,648 40 Gregory 10,150 0.538 -335 -9,269
41 Julie 7,694 0.424 -477 -7,095 41 Jacob 10,060 0.533 31 3,046
42 Maria 7,342 0.405 -69 -4,643 42 Dustin 9,552 0.506 -485 -9,019
43 Courtney 7,096 0.391 -905 -6,820 43 Jesse 9,505 0.504 -143 -7,431
44 Samantha 6,771 0.373 -10 -2,468 44 Sean 9,369 0.496 -207 -7,900
45 Katie 6,679 0.368 -364 -5,909 45 Kenneth 9,356 0.496 -173 -7,605
46 Christine 6,556 0.361 -740 -6,210 46 Jose 8,618 0.457 -35 -3,843
47 Tara 6,523 0.360 -938 -6,259 47 Kyle 8,209 0.435 -164 -6,386
48 Kathryn 6,284 0.346 -376 -5,540 48 Chad 7,912 0.419 -908 -7,697
49 Vanessa 6,153 0.339 -155 -4,645 49 Bryan 7,497 0.397 -161 -5,670
50 Brandy 6,079 0.335 -2,485 -6,010 50 Derek 6,989 0.370 -189 -5,449

 

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.