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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 55,994 2.988 -311 -54,937 1 Michael 63,655 3.265 -13 -52,035
2 Ashley 54,854 2.927 -127 -52,587 2 Christopher 54,493 2.795 -40 -47,232
3 Amanda 41,786 2.230 -366 -40,942 3 Matthew 46,481 2.384 -17 -36,557
4 Jennifer 32,703 1.745 -341 -31,788 4 Joshua 40,000 2.052 -37 -32,636
5 Sarah 27,890 1.488 -62 -24,156 5 David 36,786 1.887 -17 -27,089
6 Stephanie 22,398 1.195 -312 -21,372 6 Andrew 36,206 1.857 -37 -28,972
7 Brittany 22,231 1.186 -872 -21,926 7 Daniel 35,865 1.840 -8 -24,692
8 Nicole 20,286 1.083 -210 -18,870 8 James 32,643 1.674 4 -19,118
9 Heather 18,979 1.013 -1,140 -18,769 9 Justin 31,492 1.615 -132 -28,705
10 Elizabeth 18,607 0.993 -3 -10,094 10 Robert 30,229 1.550 -61 -25,089
11 Samantha 17,941 0.957 -49 -14,044 11 John 29,540 1.515 -16 -20,421
12 Megan 17,823 0.951 -533 -17,259 12 Joseph 28,513 1.462 -11 -18,958
13 Melissa 17,674 0.943 -284 -16,560 13 Ryan 28,483 1.461 -33 -21,578
14 Danielle 17,006 0.908 -368 -16,197 14 Brandon 24,818 1.273 -110 -21,635
15 Amber 16,746 0.894 -456 -16,088 15 William 24,203 1.241 12 -9,687
16 Lauren 16,705 0.891 -155 -15,009 16 Nicholas 23,252 1.193 -58 -18,451
17 Rachel 15,643 0.835 -181 -14,099 17 Anthony 23,123 1.186 -21 -15,120
18 Tiffany 14,742 0.787 -672 -14,324 18 Jonathan 23,103 1.185 -45 -17,391
19 Emily 14,706 0.785 7 -6,050 19 Kevin 20,418 1.047 -106 -17,294
20 Christina 13,814 0.737 -419 -13,095 20 Brian 20,353 1.044 -215 -18,735
21 Michelle 13,033 0.695 -242 -11,794 21 Eric 20,201 1.036 -139 -17,812
22 Laura 13,032 0.695 -318 -12,097 22 Kyle 19,865 1.019 -201 -18,197
23 Kimberly 13,029 0.695 -147 -11,333 23 Jason 19,342 0.992 -77 -15,495
24 Amy 11,786 0.629 -181 -10,289 24 Thomas 18,125 0.930 -25 -11,346
25 Rebecca 11,630 0.621 -189 -10,188 25 Steven 17,764 0.911 -173 -15,742
26 Crystal 11,007 0.587 -691 -10,612 26 Timothy 17,390 0.892 -139 -15,060
27 Kayla 10,576 0.564 -122 -8,701 27 Adam 16,924 0.868 -51 -12,249
28 Katherine 10,434 0.557 -84 -7,768 28 Benjamin 14,883 0.763 22 -1,502
29 Sara 10,090 0.538 -144 -8,398 29 Jeremy 14,472 0.742 -175 -12,517
30 Kelly 9,867 0.527 -588 -9,383 30 Richard 14,403 0.739 -158 -12,284
31 Erica 9,326 0.498 -868 -9,030 31 Jacob 14,318 0.734 18 -2,548
32 Whitney 8,920 0.476 -869 -8,624 32 Jeffrey 13,477 0.691 -299 -12,474
33 Courtney 8,909 0.475 -1,159 -8,710 33 Zachary 13,208 0.677 -76 -9,680
34 Erin 8,846 0.472 -387 -8,111 34 Aaron 12,683 0.651 -26 -6,730
35 Angela 8,581 0.458 -229 -7,345 35 Charles 12,171 0.624 -17 -5,567
36 Andrea 8,492 0.453 -98 -6,338 36 Mark 11,997 0.615 -174 -10,138
37 Mary 8,395 0.448 -89 -6,068 37 Alexander 11,836 0.607 26 153
38 Katie 8,195 0.437 -411 -7,488 38 Stephen 11,548 0.592 -246 -10,312
39 Jamie 7,914 0.422 -575 -7,426 39 Tyler 11,538 0.592 -80 -8,240
40 Lisa 7,545 0.403 -851 -7,243 40 Sean 11,449 0.587 -229 -10,139
41 Lindsey 7,454 0.398 -792 -7,131 41 Patrick 11,141 0.571 -148 -9,030
42 Kristen 7,360 0.393 -1,184 -7,171 42 Travis 10,395 0.533 -271 -9,323
43 Vanessa 7,346 0.392 -187 -5,977 43 Scott 10,190 0.523 -477 -9,649
44 Allison 7,341 0.392 -25 -3,663 44 Dustin 10,102 0.518 -481 -9,567
45 Shannon 6,965 0.372 -1,433 -6,817 45 Nathan 9,909 0.508 -3 -3,119
46 Alicia 6,777 0.362 -345 -5,991 46 Paul 9,700 0.498 -188 -8,075
47 Chelsea 6,630 0.354 -423 -5,971 47 Gregory 9,129 0.468 -361 -8,351
48 Christine 6,619 0.353 -878 -6,332 48 Jose 8,732 0.448 -41 -4,440
49 Lindsay 6,533 0.349 -1,251 -6,359 49 Cody 8,668 0.445 -234 -7,431
50 Victoria 6,255 0.334 29 834 50 Samuel 8,574 0.440 29 1,160

 

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.