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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1983

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1983 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 54,342 3.037 0 -2,773 1 Michael 67,995 3.649 0 -233
2 Jessica 45,282 2.531 0 -164 2 Christopher 59,343 3.185 0 118
3 Amanda 33,753 1.886 0 -460 3 Matthew 50,214 2.695 0 4,154
4 Ashley 33,293 1.861 13 18,440 4 David 39,201 2.104 1 -1,250
5 Sarah 27,231 1.522 -1 -1,253 5 Joshua 36,705 1.970 2 -1,322
6 Melissa 23,473 1.312 -1 -2,394 6 James 36,353 1.951 0 -2,519
7 Nicole 22,397 1.252 -1 691 7 Jason 35,114 1.884 -3 -5,510
8 Stephanie 22,327 1.248 -1 1,472 8 Daniel 34,746 1.865 2 2,093
9 Heather 20,747 1.159 3 3,253 9 John 33,151 1.779 -1 -1,548
10 Elizabeth 19,843 1.109 -2 -668 10 Robert 32,745 1.757 -1 -1,676
11 Crystal 17,902 1.000 -2 -1,202 11 Joseph 30,456 1.634 0 -591
12 Amy 17,097 0.955 -2 -1,705 12 Justin 28,302 1.519 0 -804
13 Michelle 16,834 0.941 -2 -932 13 Ryan 27,842 1.494 0 1,145
14 Tiffany 15,960 0.892 -1 -1,213 14 Brian 26,062 1.399 0 232
15 Kimberly 15,371 0.859 -1 -729 15 Andrew 25,578 1.373 2 2,740
16 Christina 15,361 0.858 3 848 16 William 25,391 1.363 -1 -208
17 Amber 14,889 0.832 1 211 17 Brandon 23,517 1.262 1 3,297
18 Erin 14,838 0.829 2 473 18 Adam 23,493 1.261 1 3,391
19 Rebecca 14,712 0.822 -4 -1,016 19 Jonathan 22,747 1.221 -3 -381
20 Rachel 14,592 0.815 1 723 20 Eric 20,353 1.092 0 477
21 Megan 14,125 0.789 13 4,608 21 Nicholas 19,892 1.068 0 245
22 Angela 13,219 0.739 -6 -1,783 22 Anthony 19,831 1.064 0 187
23 Laura 13,196 0.737 -1 -111 23 Steven 18,312 0.983 3 1,167
24 Lauren 12,946 0.724 2 1,354 24 Thomas 17,563 0.943 -1 -19
25 Emily 12,377 0.692 -1 -141 25 Kevin 17,384 0.933 -1 -82
26 Kelly 11,584 0.647 -1 -585 26 Timothy 16,363 0.878 -1 -1,100
27 Lisa 11,468 0.641 -4 -1,169 27 Richard 15,899 0.853 0 -815
28 Jamie 11,029 0.616 1 -10 28 Jeffrey 15,655 0.840 1 -384
29 Danielle 10,633 0.594 2 424 29 Aaron 14,459 0.776 1 46
30 Andrea 10,413 0.582 -3 -963 30 Jeremy 14,257 0.765 -2 -2,213
31 Sara 10,086 0.564 -3 -1,255 31 Mark 13,812 0.741 1 -59
32 Mary 9,896 0.553 -2 -959 32 Benjamin 13,287 0.713 1 -531
33 Erica 9,711 0.543 2 371 33 Charles 13,211 0.709 -2 -1,095
34 Katherine 9,682 0.541 2 501 34 Kyle 12,370 0.664 13 4,161
35 Lindsey 8,680 0.485 5 722 35 Stephen 11,562 0.621 3 934
36 Lindsay 8,620 0.482 3 364 36 Jacob 11,001 0.590 5 941
37 Kristen 8,617 0.482 -4 -918 37 Patrick 10,877 0.584 0 175
38 Shannon 8,426 0.471 0 -196 38 Scott 10,854 0.583 -4 -1,357
39 April 8,206 0.459 -7 -1,855 39 Paul 10,827 0.581 -4 -479
40 Samantha 7,706 0.431 4 935 40 Nathan 10,556 0.567 -4 -247
41 Alicia 7,490 0.419 12 1,874 41 Travis 10,478 0.562 -2 59
42 Kristin 7,267 0.406 -5 -1,465 42 Gregory 9,982 0.536 -2 -168
43 Maria 6,845 0.383 -1 -497 43 Dustin 9,680 0.520 -1 128
44 Courtney 6,747 0.377 -1 -349 44 Sean 9,618 0.516 0 249
45 Katie 6,702 0.375 0 23 45 Kenneth 8,969 0.481 0 -387
46 Julie 6,654 0.372 -5 -1,040 46 Jesse 8,468 0.454 -3 -1,037
47 Christine 6,496 0.363 -1 -60 47 Bryan 8,191 0.440 2 694
48 Holly 6,388 0.357 13 1,706 48 Jose 8,073 0.433 -2 -545
49 Vanessa 6,386 0.357 0 233 49 Chad 7,386 0.396 -1 -526
50 Kathryn 6,370 0.356 -2 86 50 Zachary 7,310 0.392 5 1,162

 

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.