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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 0 3,317 1 Michael 63,647 3.265 0 -558
2 Ashley 54,851 2.927 0 5,176 2 Christopher 54,489 2.795 0 -2,193
3 Amanda 41,786 2.230 0 1,259 3 Matthew 46,481 2.384 0 -442
4 Jennifer 32,700 1.745 0 -3,484 4 Joshua 39,996 2.052 0 2,458
5 Sarah 27,890 1.488 0 -264 5 David 36,781 1.887 0 -358
6 Stephanie 22,398 1.195 0 -248 6 Andrew 36,204 1.857 2 2,348
7 Brittany 22,228 1.186 1 1,917 7 Daniel 35,861 1.840 -1 -710
8 Nicole 20,285 1.083 -1 -1,001 8 James 32,636 1.674 -1 -1,398
9 Heather 18,979 1.013 0 -813 9 Justin 31,490 1.615 5 4,863
10 Elizabeth 18,606 0.993 0 -463 10 Robert 30,228 1.551 -1 -1,113
11 Samantha 17,941 0.957 10 3,849 11 John 29,541 1.515 -1 -662
12 Megan 17,823 0.951 -1 -770 12 Joseph 28,510 1.462 0 -323
13 Melissa 17,673 0.943 -1 9 13 Ryan 28,478 1.461 -2 -1,031
14 Danielle 17,005 0.908 2 2,064 14 Brandon 24,817 1.273 -1 -2,436
15 Amber 16,746 0.894 -2 -205 15 William 24,199 1.241 0 -129
16 Lauren 16,707 0.892 -2 32 16 Nicholas 23,251 1.193 1 453
17 Rachel 15,643 0.835 -2 191 17 Anthony 23,117 1.186 2 1,168
18 Tiffany 14,743 0.787 -1 262 18 Jonathan 23,100 1.185 -2 -869
19 Emily 14,711 0.785 5 1,477 19 Kevin 20,416 1.047 2 485
20 Christina 13,814 0.737 -1 -564 20 Brian 20,352 1.044 0 -671
21 Kimberly 13,030 0.695 -3 -1,387 21 Eric 20,201 1.036 1 676
22 Michelle 13,030 0.695 1 -270 22 Kyle 19,862 1.019 1 554
23 Laura 13,029 0.695 -3 -1,146 23 Jason 19,343 0.992 -5 -3,052
24 Amy 11,786 0.629 -2 -1,672 24 Thomas 18,125 0.930 2 775
25 Rebecca 11,631 0.621 1 -157 25 Steven 17,761 0.911 0 -337
26 Crystal 11,007 0.587 -1 -1,682 26 Timothy 17,390 0.892 1 517
27 Kayla 10,575 0.564 37 5,918 27 Adam 16,918 0.868 -3 -1,239
28 Katherine 10,433 0.557 0 -138 28 Benjamin 14,880 0.763 2 1,091
29 Sara 10,089 0.538 -2 -960 29 Jeremy 14,470 0.742 -1 -1,794
30 Kelly 9,864 0.526 -1 -550 30 Richard 14,401 0.739 -1 -606
31 Erica 9,326 0.498 0 -648 31 Jacob 14,318 0.734 0 669
32 Whitney 8,921 0.476 0 -612 32 Jeffrey 13,477 0.691 0 -169
33 Courtney 8,907 0.475 2 -212 33 Zachary 13,206 0.677 5 1,483
34 Erin 8,846 0.472 -4 -1,222 34 Aaron 12,682 0.651 -1 -8
35 Angela 8,581 0.458 -2 -687 35 Charles 12,170 0.624 -1 -450
36 Andrea 8,490 0.453 0 -145 36 Mark 11,993 0.615 -1 -612
37 Mary 8,395 0.448 0 -111 37 Alexander 11,835 0.607 4 1,235
38 Katie 8,193 0.437 0 -139 38 Stephen 11,549 0.592 -2 -326
39 Jamie 7,916 0.422 -5 -1,315 39 Tyler 11,536 0.592 1 626
40 Lisa 7,547 0.403 0 -355 40 Sean 11,449 0.587 -3 -328
41 Lindsey 7,453 0.398 -2 -601 41 Patrick 11,140 0.571 -2 -263
42 Kristen 7,360 0.393 -1 -484 42 Travis 10,394 0.533 7 1,918
43 Vanessa 7,346 0.392 0 -121 43 Scott 10,190 0.523 1 228
44 Allison 7,340 0.392 -2 -236 44 Dustin 10,102 0.518 -2 -214
45 Shannon 6,965 0.372 -1 -439 45 Nathan 9,908 0.508 -2 -87
46 Alicia 6,777 0.362 -1 -239 46 Paul 9,700 0.498 -1 -9
47 Chelsea 6,630 0.354 26 2,877 47 Gregory 9,127 0.468 -1 -407
48 Christine 6,619 0.353 -1 -299 48 Jose 8,728 0.448 3 367
49 Lindsay 6,532 0.349 -3 -418 49 Cody 8,668 0.445 7 1,738
50 Victoria 6,255 0.334 4 583 50 Samuel 8,573 0.440 2 1,000

 

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.