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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 57,109 3.149 0 66 1 Michael 68,216 3.616 0 -549
2 Jessica 45,445 2.506 0 2,918 2 Christopher 59,222 3.139 0 8,998
3 Amanda 34,210 1.886 0 -163 3 Matthew 46,054 2.441 0 2,728
4 Sarah 28,482 1.570 0 311 4 Jason 40,612 2.153 0 -1,316
5 Melissa 25,860 1.426 0 -2,147 5 David 40,445 2.144 0 -201
6 Nicole 21,703 1.197 1 1,389 6 James 38,867 2.060 1 561
7 Stephanie 20,858 1.150 1 648 7 Joshua 38,024 2.015 -1 -1,026
8 Elizabeth 20,509 1.131 1 338 8 John 34,690 1.839 0 -190
9 Crystal 19,101 1.053 7 3,220 9 Robert 34,413 1.824 0 20
10 Amy 18,801 1.037 -4 -1,543 10 Daniel 32,650 1.731 0 1,660
11 Michelle 17,766 0.980 0 -7 11 Joseph 31,044 1.645 0 276
12 Heather 17,488 0.964 -2 -456 12 Justin 29,102 1.542 0 1,792
13 Tiffany 17,169 0.947 1 751 13 Ryan 26,694 1.415 0 -125
14 Kimberly 16,097 0.888 -1 -593 14 Brian 25,831 1.369 0 -768
15 Rebecca 15,726 0.867 -3 -1,011 15 William 25,595 1.357 0 797
16 Angela 15,002 0.827 -1 -915 16 Jonathan 23,124 1.226 0 527
17 Ashley 14,851 0.819 17 5,974 17 Andrew 22,833 1.210 1 2,607
18 Amber 14,676 0.809 2 862 18 Brandon 20,217 1.072 1 0
19 Christina 14,513 0.800 -2 120 19 Adam 20,100 1.065 1 57
20 Erin 14,367 0.792 -1 512 20 Eric 19,870 1.053 -3 -855
21 Rachel 13,869 0.765 1 1,282 21 Nicholas 19,646 1.041 0 -132
22 Laura 13,304 0.734 -1 12 22 Anthony 19,645 1.041 1 1,072
23 Lisa 12,642 0.697 -5 -1,651 23 Thomas 17,579 0.932 3 418
24 Emily 12,518 0.690 5 1,717 24 Kevin 17,465 0.926 1 7
25 Kelly 12,168 0.671 -2 288 25 Timothy 17,461 0.925 -1 -758
26 Lauren 11,590 0.639 9 2,782 26 Steven 17,140 0.908 2 653
27 Andrea 11,377 0.627 -3 -305 27 Richard 16,708 0.886 0 -147
28 Sara 11,340 0.625 -2 -11 28 Jeremy 16,468 0.873 -6 -2,645
29 Jamie 11,039 0.609 -1 60 29 Jeffrey 16,038 0.850 0 107
30 Mary 10,852 0.598 -3 -189 30 Aaron 14,411 0.764 0 -278
31 Danielle 10,210 0.563 -1 175 31 Charles 14,307 0.758 0 -122
32 April 10,061 0.555 -7 -1,342 32 Mark 13,869 0.735 1 326
33 Kristen 9,535 0.526 5 994 33 Benjamin 13,818 0.732 -1 -533
34 Megan 9,515 0.525 -1 549 34 Scott 12,213 0.647 0 -511
35 Erica 9,341 0.515 1 717 35 Paul 11,303 0.599 0 -471
36 Katherine 9,179 0.506 3 747 36 Nathan 10,802 0.573 0 -459
37 Kristin 8,732 0.481 -6 -1,005 37 Patrick 10,696 0.567 1 306
38 Shannon 8,621 0.475 -6 -606 38 Stephen 10,629 0.563 1 333
39 Lindsay 8,254 0.455 8 2,409 39 Travis 10,418 0.552 1 309
40 Lindsey 7,958 0.439 18 3,095 40 Gregory 10,151 0.538 6 1,395
41 Julie 7,692 0.424 -4 -874 41 Jacob 10,054 0.533 2 709
42 Maria 7,342 0.405 -2 -330 42 Dustin 9,550 0.506 0 198
43 Courtney 7,094 0.391 0 454 43 Jesse 9,504 0.504 -6 -944
44 Samantha 6,766 0.373 7 1,243 44 Sean 9,363 0.496 0 466
45 Katie 6,678 0.368 -1 78 45 Kenneth 9,355 0.496 -4 -123
46 Christine 6,554 0.361 -4 -302 46 Jose 8,617 0.457 -1 -149
47 Tara 6,522 0.360 -2 157 47 Kyle 8,207 0.435 5 1,631
48 Kathryn 6,282 0.346 0 460 48 Chad 7,908 0.419 -1 -503
49 Vanessa 6,149 0.339 13 1,402 49 Bryan 7,496 0.397 -1 276
50 Brandy 6,078 0.335 -9 -816 50 Derek 6,989 0.370 3 513

 

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.