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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1983

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1983 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 54,342 3.037 -309 -53,300 1 Michael 67,995 3.649 -11 -55,416
2 Jessica 45,282 2.531 -246 -44,011 2 Christopher 59,343 3.185 -36 -51,088
3 Amanda 33,753 1.886 -331 -32,799 3 Matthew 50,214 2.695 -13 -38,603
4 Ashley 33,293 1.861 -118 -30,776 4 David 39,201 2.104 -19 -29,077
5 Sarah 27,231 1.522 -57 -23,245 5 Joshua 36,705 1.970 -34 -28,466
6 Melissa 23,473 1.312 -267 -22,305 6 James 36,353 1.951 2 -22,121
7 Nicole 22,397 1.252 -176 -20,743 7 Jason 35,114 1.884 -85 -30,893
8 Stephanie 22,327 1.248 -279 -21,201 8 Daniel 34,746 1.865 -7 -23,106
9 Heather 20,747 1.159 -1,120 -20,528 9 John 33,151 1.779 -18 -23,717
10 Elizabeth 19,843 1.109 -3 -10,928 10 Robert 32,745 1.757 -55 -27,238
11 Crystal 17,902 1.000 -633 -17,447 11 Joseph 30,456 1.634 -8 -20,096
12 Amy 17,097 0.955 -162 -15,373 12 Justin 28,302 1.519 -114 -25,181
13 Michelle 16,834 0.941 -201 -15,413 13 Ryan 27,842 1.494 -30 -20,190
14 Tiffany 15,960 0.892 -566 -15,444 14 Brian 26,062 1.399 -203 -24,299
15 Kimberly 15,371 0.859 -149 -13,548 15 Andrew 25,578 1.373 -25 -17,363
16 Christina 15,361 0.858 -392 -14,591 16 William 25,391 1.363 13 -10,487
17 Amber 14,889 0.832 -384 -14,113 17 Brandon 23,517 1.262 -97 -20,043
18 Erin 14,838 0.829 -389 -14,067 18 Adam 23,493 1.261 -59 -18,589
19 Rebecca 14,712 0.822 -197 -13,296 19 Jonathan 22,747 1.221 -36 -16,276
20 Rachel 14,592 0.815 -175 -13,001 20 Eric 20,353 1.092 -123 -17,596
21 Megan 14,125 0.789 -478 -13,501 21 Nicholas 19,892 1.068 -47 -14,571
22 Angela 13,219 0.739 -212 -11,875 22 Anthony 19,831 1.064 -10 -11,029
23 Laura 13,196 0.737 -317 -12,257 23 Steven 18,312 0.983 -159 -16,164
24 Lauren 12,946 0.724 -124 -10,968 24 Thomas 17,563 0.943 -24 -10,432
25 Emily 12,377 0.692 13 -2,631 25 Kevin 17,384 0.933 -76 -13,579
26 Kelly 11,584 0.647 -569 -11,084 26 Timothy 16,363 0.878 -138 -13,970
27 Lisa 11,468 0.641 -857 -11,163 27 Richard 15,899 0.853 -148 -13,630
28 Jamie 11,029 0.616 -587 -10,541 28 Jeffrey 15,655 0.840 -295 -14,606
29 Danielle 10,633 0.594 -322 -9,727 29 Aaron 14,459 0.776 -17 -7,294
30 Andrea 10,413 0.582 -98 -8,101 30 Jeremy 14,257 0.765 -163 -12,222
31 Sara 10,086 0.564 -127 -8,214 31 Mark 13,812 0.741 -172 -11,876
32 Mary 9,896 0.553 -94 -7,515 32 Benjamin 13,287 0.713 26 446
33 Erica 9,711 0.543 -798 -9,386 33 Charles 13,211 0.709 -16 -6,081
34 Katherine 9,682 0.541 -71 -6,849 34 Kyle 12,370 0.664 -177 -10,547
35 Lindsey 8,680 0.485 -838 -8,370 35 Stephen 11,562 0.621 -236 -10,241
36 Lindsay 8,620 0.482 -1,112 -8,405 36 Jacob 11,001 0.590 26 2,105
37 Kristen 8,617 0.482 -1,089 -8,396 37 Patrick 10,877 0.584 -134 -8,594
38 Shannon 8,426 0.471 -1,303 -8,253 38 Scott 10,854 0.583 -446 -10,252
39 April 8,206 0.459 -414 -7,515 39 Paul 10,827 0.581 -186 -9,143
40 Samantha 7,706 0.431 -14 -3,403 40 Nathan 10,556 0.567 -5 -3,166
41 Alicia 7,490 0.419 -318 -6,629 41 Travis 10,478 0.562 -259 -9,317
42 Kristin 7,267 0.406 -2,620 -7,202 42 Gregory 9,982 0.536 -333 -9,101
43 Maria 6,845 0.383 -68 -4,146 43 Dustin 9,680 0.520 -484 -9,147
44 Courtney 6,747 0.377 -904 -6,471 44 Sean 9,618 0.516 -207 -8,149
45 Katie 6,702 0.375 -364 -5,932 45 Kenneth 8,969 0.481 -173 -7,218
46 Julie 6,654 0.372 -472 -6,055 46 Jesse 8,468 0.454 -140 -6,394
47 Christine 6,496 0.363 -739 -6,150 47 Bryan 8,191 0.440 -163 -6,364
48 Holly 6,388 0.357 -446 -5,759 48 Jose 8,073 0.433 -33 -3,298
49 Vanessa 6,386 0.357 -155 -4,878 49 Chad 7,386 0.396 -907 -7,171
50 Kathryn 6,370 0.356 -374 -5,626 50 Zachary 7,310 0.392 -53 -3,531

 

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.