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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1984

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1984 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 50,561 2.804 0 -3,781 1 Michael 67,736 3.610 0 -259
2 Jessica 45,855 2.543 0 573 2 Christopher 60,023 3.199 0 680
3 Ashley 38,770 2.150 1 5,477 3 Matthew 49,775 2.653 0 -439
4 Amanda 33,907 1.881 -1 154 4 Joshua 40,257 2.146 1 3,552
5 Sarah 25,882 1.436 0 -1,349 5 David 38,481 2.051 -1 -720
6 Stephanie 23,022 1.277 2 695 6 Daniel 36,525 1.947 2 1,779
7 Nicole 22,264 1.235 0 -133 7 James 35,846 1.911 -1 -507
8 Melissa 21,889 1.214 -2 -1,584 8 John 32,612 1.738 1 -539
9 Heather 21,491 1.192 0 744 9 Robert 31,772 1.693 1 -973
10 Elizabeth 20,364 1.130 0 521 10 Joseph 30,512 1.626 1 56
11 Megan 16,979 0.942 10 2,854 11 Jason 29,949 1.596 -4 -5,165
12 Crystal 16,561 0.919 -1 -1,341 12 Ryan 28,720 1.531 1 878
13 Amy 15,990 0.887 -1 -1,107 13 Justin 26,766 1.427 -1 -1,536
14 Tiffany 15,855 0.879 0 -105 14 Andrew 25,921 1.382 1 343
15 Rachel 15,837 0.878 5 1,245 15 Brandon 25,671 1.368 2 2,154
16 Danielle 15,670 0.869 13 5,037 16 William 24,901 1.327 0 -490
17 Michelle 15,498 0.860 -4 -1,336 17 Brian 24,726 1.318 -3 -1,336
18 Amber 15,367 0.852 -1 478 18 Adam 23,934 1.276 0 441
19 Laura 14,813 0.822 4 1,617 19 Jonathan 23,337 1.244 0 590
20 Christina 14,702 0.815 -4 -659 20 Nicholas 21,013 1.120 1 1,121
21 Lauren 14,475 0.803 3 1,529 21 Anthony 20,957 1.117 1 1,126
22 Kimberly 14,442 0.801 -7 -929 22 Eric 20,953 1.117 -2 600
23 Rebecca 13,346 0.740 -4 -1,366 23 Steven 18,213 0.971 0 -99
24 Emily 12,782 0.709 1 405 24 Kevin 17,862 0.952 1 478
25 Erin 12,621 0.700 -7 -2,217 25 Thomas 17,594 0.938 -1 31
26 Angela 11,294 0.626 -4 -1,925 26 Timothy 16,994 0.906 0 631
27 Kelly 11,217 0.622 -1 -367 27 Richard 15,593 0.831 0 -306
28 Andrea 10,347 0.574 2 -66 28 Jeffrey 14,762 0.787 0 -893
29 Lisa 10,236 0.568 -2 -1,232 29 Aaron 13,404 0.714 0 -1,055
30 Katherine 10,157 0.563 4 475 30 Benjamin 13,263 0.707 2 -24
31 Jamie 9,762 0.541 -3 -1,267 31 Jeremy 13,255 0.706 -1 -1,002
32 Sara 9,313 0.517 -1 -773 32 Mark 13,215 0.704 -1 -597
33 Mary 9,289 0.515 -1 -607 33 Charles 12,939 0.690 0 -272
34 Erica 9,277 0.515 -1 -434 34 Kyle 12,544 0.669 0 174
35 Lindsey 9,008 0.500 0 328 35 Stephen 12,091 0.644 0 529
36 Lindsay 8,508 0.472 0 -112 36 Patrick 11,521 0.614 1 644
37 Shannon 8,476 0.470 1 50 37 Jacob 11,349 0.605 -1 348
38 Kristen 8,386 0.465 -1 -231 38 Nathan 10,612 0.566 2 56
39 Samantha 8,033 0.446 1 327 39 Scott 10,581 0.564 -1 -273
40 Alicia 7,819 0.434 1 329 40 Paul 10,458 0.557 -1 -369
41 Brittany 7,666 0.425 23 3,289 41 Dustin 10,399 0.554 2 719
42 April 7,565 0.420 -3 -641 42 Travis 10,245 0.546 -1 -233
43 Christine 7,299 0.405 4 803 43 Sean 10,019 0.534 1 401
44 Katie 7,170 0.398 1 468 44 Gregory 9,690 0.516 -2 -292
45 Vanessa 7,156 0.397 4 770 45 Zachary 9,071 0.483 5 1,761
46 Courtney 7,148 0.396 -2 401 46 Kenneth 8,789 0.468 -1 -180
47 Kristin 7,008 0.389 -5 -259 47 Tyler 8,707 0.464 10 2,885
48 Kathryn 6,540 0.363 2 170 48 Bryan 8,267 0.441 -1 76
49 Tara 6,283 0.349 2 10 49 Jose 8,007 0.427 -1 -66
50 Maria 6,123 0.340 -7 -722 50 Jesse 7,606 0.405 -4 -862

 

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.