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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1984

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1984 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 50,561 2.804 -309 -49,519 1 Michael 67,736 3.610 -11 -55,157
2 Jessica 45,855 2.543 -246 -44,584 2 Christopher 60,023 3.199 -36 -51,768
3 Ashley 38,770 2.150 -119 -36,253 3 Matthew 49,775 2.653 -13 -38,164
4 Amanda 33,907 1.881 -330 -32,953 4 Joshua 40,257 2.146 -35 -32,018
5 Sarah 25,882 1.436 -57 -21,896 5 David 38,481 2.051 -18 -28,357
6 Stephanie 23,022 1.277 -281 -21,896 6 Daniel 36,525 1.947 -9 -24,885
7 Nicole 22,264 1.235 -176 -20,610 7 James 35,846 1.911 3 -21,614
8 Melissa 21,889 1.214 -265 -20,721 8 John 32,612 1.738 -19 -23,178
9 Heather 21,491 1.192 -1,120 -21,272 9 Robert 31,772 1.693 -56 -26,265
10 Elizabeth 20,364 1.130 -3 -11,449 10 Joseph 30,512 1.626 -9 -20,152
11 Megan 16,979 0.942 -488 -16,355 11 Jason 29,949 1.596 -81 -25,728
12 Crystal 16,561 0.919 -632 -16,106 12 Ryan 28,720 1.531 -31 -21,068
13 Amy 15,990 0.887 -161 -14,266 13 Justin 26,766 1.427 -113 -23,645
14 Tiffany 15,855 0.879 -566 -15,339 14 Andrew 25,921 1.382 -26 -17,706
15 Rachel 15,837 0.878 -180 -14,246 15 Brandon 25,671 1.368 -99 -22,197
16 Danielle 15,670 0.869 -335 -14,764 16 William 24,901 1.327 13 -9,997
17 Michelle 15,498 0.860 -197 -14,077 17 Brian 24,726 1.318 -200 -22,963
18 Amber 15,367 0.852 -383 -14,591 18 Adam 23,934 1.276 -59 -19,030
19 Laura 14,813 0.822 -321 -13,874 19 Jonathan 23,337 1.244 -36 -16,866
20 Christina 14,702 0.815 -388 -13,932 20 Nicholas 21,013 1.120 -48 -15,692
21 Lauren 14,475 0.803 -127 -12,497 21 Anthony 20,957 1.117 -11 -12,155
22 Kimberly 14,442 0.801 -142 -12,619 22 Eric 20,953 1.117 -121 -18,196
23 Rebecca 13,346 0.740 -193 -11,930 23 Steven 18,213 0.971 -159 -16,065
24 Emily 12,782 0.709 12 -3,036 24 Kevin 17,862 0.952 -77 -14,057
25 Erin 12,621 0.700 -382 -11,850 25 Thomas 17,594 0.938 -23 -10,463
26 Angela 11,294 0.626 -208 -9,950 26 Timothy 16,994 0.906 -138 -14,601
27 Kelly 11,217 0.622 -568 -10,717 27 Richard 15,593 0.831 -148 -13,324
28 Andrea 10,347 0.574 -100 -8,035 28 Jeffrey 14,762 0.787 -295 -13,713
29 Lisa 10,236 0.568 -855 -9,931 29 Aaron 13,404 0.714 -17 -6,239
30 Katherine 10,157 0.563 -75 -7,324 30 Benjamin 13,263 0.707 24 470
31 Jamie 9,762 0.541 -584 -9,274 31 Jeremy 13,255 0.706 -162 -11,220
32 Sara 9,313 0.517 -126 -7,441 32 Mark 13,215 0.704 -171 -11,279
33 Mary 9,289 0.515 -93 -6,908 33 Charles 12,939 0.690 -16 -5,809
34 Erica 9,277 0.515 -797 -8,952 34 Kyle 12,544 0.669 -177 -10,721
35 Lindsey 9,008 0.500 -838 -8,698 35 Stephen 12,091 0.644 -236 -10,770
36 Lindsay 8,508 0.472 -1,112 -8,293 36 Patrick 11,521 0.614 -135 -9,238
37 Shannon 8,476 0.470 -1,304 -8,303 37 Jacob 11,349 0.605 27 1,757
38 Kristen 8,386 0.465 -1,088 -8,165 38 Nathan 10,612 0.566 -7 -3,222
39 Samantha 8,033 0.446 -15 -3,730 39 Scott 10,581 0.564 -445 -9,979
40 Alicia 7,819 0.434 -319 -6,958 40 Paul 10,458 0.557 -185 -8,774
41 Brittany 7,666 0.425 -671 -7,266 41 Dustin 10,399 0.554 -486 -9,866
42 April 7,565 0.420 -411 -6,874 42 Travis 10,245 0.546 -258 -9,084
43 Christine 7,299 0.405 -743 -6,953 43 Sean 10,019 0.534 -208 -8,550
44 Katie 7,170 0.398 -365 -6,400 44 Gregory 9,690 0.516 -331 -8,809
45 Vanessa 7,156 0.397 -159 -5,648 45 Zachary 9,071 0.483 -58 -5,292
46 Courtney 7,148 0.396 -902 -6,872 46 Kenneth 8,789 0.468 -172 -7,038
47 Kristin 7,008 0.389 -2,615 -6,943 47 Tyler 8,707 0.464 -59 -4,963
48 Kathryn 6,540 0.363 -376 -5,796 48 Bryan 8,267 0.441 -162 -6,440
49 Tara 6,283 0.349 -936 -6,019 49 Jose 8,007 0.427 -32 -3,232
50 Maria 6,123 0.340 -61 -3,424 50 Jesse 7,606 0.405 -136 -5,532

 

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.