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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 57,113 3.149 0 67 1 Michael 68,228 3.616 0 -537
2 Jessica 45,444 2.505 0 2,914 2 Christopher 59,227 3.139 0 8,999
3 Amanda 34,211 1.886 0 -161 3 Matthew 46,055 2.441 0 2,731
4 Sarah 28,483 1.570 0 313 4 Jason 40,618 2.153 0 -1,308
5 Melissa 25,863 1.426 0 -2,140 5 David 40,446 2.143 0 -201
6 Nicole 21,705 1.197 1 1,391 6 James 38,870 2.060 1 563
7 Stephanie 20,856 1.150 1 645 7 Joshua 38,026 2.015 -1 -1,028
8 Elizabeth 20,512 1.131 1 341 8 John 34,698 1.839 0 -183
9 Crystal 19,101 1.053 7 3,218 9 Robert 34,416 1.824 0 20
10 Amy 18,800 1.036 -4 -1,543 10 Daniel 32,653 1.730 0 1,661
11 Michelle 17,766 0.979 0 -7 11 Joseph 31,040 1.645 0 269
12 Heather 17,494 0.964 -2 -451 12 Justin 29,106 1.543 0 1,794
13 Tiffany 17,173 0.947 1 758 13 Ryan 26,695 1.415 0 -126
14 Kimberly 16,096 0.887 -1 -592 14 Brian 25,830 1.369 0 -773
15 Rebecca 15,726 0.867 -3 -1,013 15 William 25,600 1.357 0 797
16 Angela 15,004 0.827 -1 -914 16 Jonathan 23,127 1.226 0 527
17 Ashley 14,851 0.819 17 5,973 17 Andrew 22,837 1.210 1 2,609
18 Amber 14,677 0.809 2 864 18 Brandon 20,221 1.072 1 1
19 Christina 14,511 0.800 -2 116 19 Adam 20,101 1.065 1 59
20 Erin 14,366 0.792 -1 510 20 Eric 19,875 1.053 -3 -847
21 Rachel 13,870 0.765 1 1,284 21 Nicholas 19,647 1.041 0 -131
22 Laura 13,306 0.734 -1 14 22 Anthony 19,646 1.041 1 1,073
23 Lisa 12,641 0.697 -5 -1,652 23 Thomas 17,580 0.932 3 415
24 Emily 12,518 0.690 5 1,717 24 Kevin 17,464 0.926 1 1
25 Kelly 12,168 0.671 -2 289 25 Timothy 17,461 0.925 -1 -763
26 Lauren 11,590 0.639 9 2,781 26 Steven 17,140 0.908 2 652
27 Andrea 11,378 0.627 -3 -305 27 Richard 16,709 0.886 0 -151
28 Sara 11,340 0.625 -2 -14 28 Jeremy 16,469 0.873 -6 -2,644
29 Jamie 11,039 0.609 -1 61 29 Jeffrey 16,038 0.850 0 106
30 Mary 10,854 0.598 -3 -186 30 Aaron 14,412 0.764 0 -279
31 Danielle 10,209 0.563 -1 174 31 Charles 14,307 0.758 0 -121
32 April 10,061 0.555 -7 -1,343 32 Mark 13,869 0.735 1 327
33 Kristen 9,535 0.526 5 994 33 Benjamin 13,819 0.732 -1 -534
34 Megan 9,515 0.525 -1 548 34 Scott 12,213 0.647 0 -513
35 Erica 9,340 0.515 1 716 35 Paul 11,305 0.599 0 -471
36 Katherine 9,180 0.506 3 747 36 Nathan 10,803 0.573 0 -459
37 Kristin 8,733 0.481 -6 -1,004 37 Patrick 10,698 0.567 1 309
38 Shannon 8,621 0.475 -6 -605 38 Stephen 10,629 0.563 1 334
39 Lindsay 8,254 0.455 8 2,409 39 Travis 10,420 0.552 1 311
40 Lindsey 7,958 0.439 18 3,095 40 Gregory 10,153 0.538 6 1,398
41 Julie 7,694 0.424 -4 -872 41 Jacob 10,055 0.533 2 708
42 Maria 7,343 0.405 -2 -330 42 Dustin 9,552 0.506 0 199
43 Courtney 7,096 0.391 0 457 43 Jesse 9,505 0.504 -6 -944
44 Samantha 6,768 0.373 7 1,248 44 Sean 9,364 0.496 0 469
45 Katie 6,679 0.368 -1 81 45 Kenneth 9,355 0.496 -4 -123
46 Christine 6,555 0.361 -4 -301 46 Jose 8,618 0.457 -1 -147
47 Tara 6,522 0.360 -2 157 47 Kyle 8,207 0.435 5 1,630
48 Kathryn 6,283 0.346 0 461 48 Chad 7,911 0.419 -1 -500
49 Vanessa 6,153 0.339 13 1,406 49 Bryan 7,495 0.397 -1 275
50 Brandy 6,078 0.335 -9 -816 50 Derek 6,989 0.370 3 512

 

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.