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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1987

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1987 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 Jessica 55,991 2.988 -247 -54,720 1 Michael 63,647 3.265 -11 -51,068
2 Ashley 54,851 2.927 -120 -52,334 2 Christopher 54,489 2.795 -36 -46,234
3 Amanda 41,786 2.230 -331 -40,832 3 Matthew 46,481 2.384 -13 -34,870
4 Jennifer 32,700 1.745 -306 -31,658 4 Joshua 39,996 2.052 -35 -31,757
5 Sarah 27,890 1.488 -57 -23,904 5 David 36,781 1.887 -18 -26,657
6 Stephanie 22,398 1.195 -281 -21,272 6 Andrew 36,204 1.857 -34 -27,989
7 Brittany 22,228 1.186 -705 -21,828 7 Daniel 35,861 1.840 -8 -24,221
8 Nicole 20,285 1.083 -175 -18,631 8 James 32,636 1.674 4 -18,404
9 Heather 18,979 1.013 -1,120 -18,760 9 Justin 31,490 1.615 -117 -28,369
10 Elizabeth 18,606 0.993 -3 -9,691 10 Robert 30,228 1.551 -55 -24,721
11 Samantha 17,941 0.957 -43 -13,638 11 John 29,541 1.515 -16 -20,107
12 Megan 17,823 0.951 -487 -17,199 12 Joseph 28,510 1.462 -7 -18,150
13 Melissa 17,673 0.943 -260 -16,505 13 Ryan 28,478 1.461 -30 -20,826
14 Danielle 17,005 0.908 -337 -16,099 14 Brandon 24,817 1.273 -100 -21,343
15 Amber 16,746 0.894 -386 -15,970 15 William 24,199 1.241 12 -9,295
16 Lauren 16,707 0.892 -132 -14,729 16 Nicholas 23,251 1.193 -52 -17,930
17 Rachel 15,643 0.835 -178 -14,052 17 Anthony 23,117 1.186 -15 -14,315
18 Tiffany 14,743 0.787 -562 -14,227 18 Jonathan 23,100 1.185 -37 -16,629
19 Emily 14,711 0.785 7 -4,965 19 Kevin 20,416 1.047 -82 -16,611
20 Christina 13,814 0.737 -388 -13,044 20 Brian 20,352 1.044 -197 -18,589
21 Kimberly 13,030 0.695 -143 -11,207 21 Eric 20,201 1.036 -122 -17,444
22 Michelle 13,030 0.695 -192 -11,609 22 Kyle 19,862 1.019 -189 -18,039
23 Laura 13,029 0.695 -317 -12,090 23 Jason 19,343 0.992 -69 -15,122
24 Amy 11,786 0.629 -150 -10,062 24 Thomas 18,125 0.930 -24 -10,994
25 Rebecca 11,631 0.621 -191 -10,215 25 Steven 17,761 0.911 -157 -15,613
26 Crystal 11,007 0.587 -618 -10,552 26 Timothy 17,390 0.892 -138 -14,997
27 Kayla 10,575 0.564 -111 -8,467 27 Adam 16,918 0.868 -50 -12,014
28 Katherine 10,433 0.557 -77 -7,600 28 Benjamin 14,880 0.763 22 -1,147
29 Sara 10,089 0.538 -129 -8,217 29 Jeremy 14,470 0.742 -164 -12,435
30 Kelly 9,864 0.526 -565 -9,364 30 Richard 14,401 0.739 -145 -12,132
31 Erica 9,326 0.498 -800 -9,001 31 Jacob 14,318 0.734 21 -1,212
32 Whitney 8,921 0.476 -806 -8,598 32 Jeffrey 13,477 0.691 -291 -12,428
33 Courtney 8,907 0.475 -915 -8,631 33 Zachary 13,206 0.677 -70 -9,427
34 Erin 8,846 0.472 -373 -8,075 34 Aaron 12,682 0.651 -12 -5,517
35 Angela 8,581 0.458 -199 -7,237 35 Charles 12,170 0.624 -14 -5,040
36 Andrea 8,490 0.453 -92 -6,178 36 Mark 11,993 0.615 -167 -10,057
37 Mary 8,395 0.448 -89 -6,014 37 Alexander 11,835 0.607 24 632
38 Katie 8,193 0.437 -371 -7,423 38 Stephen 11,549 0.592 -233 -10,228
39 Jamie 7,916 0.422 -576 -7,428 39 Tyler 11,536 0.592 -67 -7,792
40 Lisa 7,547 0.403 -844 -7,242 40 Sean 11,449 0.587 -211 -9,980
41 Lindsey 7,453 0.398 -832 -7,143 41 Patrick 11,140 0.571 -130 -8,857
42 Kristen 7,360 0.393 -1,084 -7,139 42 Travis 10,394 0.533 -258 -9,233
43 Vanessa 7,346 0.392 -161 -5,838 43 Scott 10,190 0.523 -441 -9,588
44 Allison 7,340 0.392 -16 -3,323 44 Dustin 10,102 0.518 -483 -9,569
45 Shannon 6,965 0.372 -1,296 -6,792 45 Nathan 9,908 0.508 0 -2,518
46 Alicia 6,777 0.362 -313 -5,916 46 Paul 9,700 0.498 -179 -8,016
47 Chelsea 6,630 0.354 -334 -5,817 47 Gregory 9,127 0.468 -328 -8,246
48 Christine 6,619 0.353 -738 -6,273 48 Jose 8,728 0.448 -33 -3,953
49 Lindsay 6,532 0.349 -1,099 -6,317 49 Cody 8,668 0.445 -229 -7,384
50 Victoria 6,255 0.334 31 1,012 50 Samuel 8,573 0.440 29 1,750

 

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.