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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1989

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1989 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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1988
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1988
Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Jessica 47,884 2.404 0 -3,659 1 Michael 65,389 3.120 0 1,246
2 Ashley 47,589 2.389 0 -2,374 2 Christopher 53,178 2.538 0 181
3 Brittany 37,788 1.897 3 10,973 3 Matthew 45,374 2.165 0 -496
4 Amanda 36,827 1.849 -1 -2,630 4 Joshua 44,091 2.104 0 1,440
5 Sarah 27,793 1.395 -1 -575 5 David 35,218 1.681 1 -96
6 Samantha 24,792 1.245 2 4,093 6 Daniel 35,001 1.670 2 301
7 Jennifer 23,997 1.205 -2 -3,892 7 Andrew 34,811 1.661 -2 -930
8 Stephanie 22,768 1.143 -1 -70 8 Justin 32,843 1.567 -1 -2,199
9 Lauren 21,063 1.057 2 1,425 9 James 32,703 1.561 0 193
10 Elizabeth 20,295 1.019 0 257 10 Robert 30,065 1.435 0 -252
11 Megan 19,781 0.993 1 1,212 11 Joseph 29,872 1.425 1 867
12 Nicole 19,030 0.955 -3 -1,281 12 John 29,846 1.424 -1 442
13 Emily 17,320 0.870 5 1,451 13 Ryan 28,411 1.356 0 673
14 Amber 16,759 0.841 1 81 14 Nicholas 28,226 1.347 0 2,932
15 Heather 16,245 0.816 -1 -1,792 15 William 24,673 1.177 1 547
16 Tiffany 15,716 0.789 -3 -2,648 16 Anthony 24,420 1.165 2 789
17 Danielle 15,367 0.771 0 -886 17 Jonathan 23,603 1.126 -2 -743
18 Rachel 15,357 0.771 1 14 18 Brandon 23,309 1.112 -1 -421
19 Melissa 15,203 0.763 -3 -1,341 19 Kevin 21,210 1.012 1 1,050
20 Kayla 14,902 0.748 0 1,471 20 Kyle 20,879 0.996 1 988
21 Courtney 13,453 0.675 3 1,411 21 Eric 18,976 0.906 -2 -1,185
22 Michelle 13,373 0.671 -1 35 22 Steven 18,921 0.903 2 1,060
23 Christina 13,138 0.660 -1 184 23 Thomas 18,431 0.880 0 -371
24 Rebecca 12,433 0.624 2 563 24 Brian 18,100 0.864 -2 -1,429
25 Laura 11,740 0.589 -2 -378 25 Zachary 18,077 0.863 4 2,210
26 Katherine 11,414 0.573 1 263 26 Jacob 17,831 0.851 2 1,957
27 Chelsea 11,250 0.565 6 2,370 27 Adam 16,929 0.808 -1 469
28 Kimberly 11,037 0.554 -3 -909 28 Timothy 16,425 0.784 -3 -378
29 Sara 9,707 0.487 1 -305 29 Benjamin 15,730 0.751 1 545
30 Jasmine 9,549 0.479 23 3,104 30 Tyler 15,589 0.744 3 2,249
31 Kelsey 9,256 0.465 33 3,803 31 Aaron 15,310 0.731 0 905
32 Crystal 9,103 0.457 -4 -997 32 Alexander 14,522 0.693 2 1,190
33 Alyssa 9,043 0.454 14 1,906 33 Richard 14,135 0.675 -1 -8
34 Erica 9,025 0.453 -3 -563 34 Jeremy 13,076 0.624 1 -89
35 Amy 8,898 0.447 -6 -1,136 35 Jason 12,608 0.602 -8 -3,298
36 Kristen 8,803 0.442 0 422 36 Charles 12,248 0.584 1 144
37 Kelly 8,764 0.440 -5 -147 37 Jeffrey 12,012 0.573 -1 -382
38 Mary 8,644 0.434 -4 134 38 Patrick 11,988 0.572 4 599
39 Andrea 8,410 0.422 -4 20 39 Sean 11,894 0.568 -1 110
40 Erin 8,142 0.409 -3 -121 40 Stephen 11,736 0.560 0 133
41 Brittney 7,832 0.393 11 1,256 41 Travis 11,524 0.550 0 106
42 Hannah 7,830 0.393 19 2,269 42 Mark 11,318 0.540 -3 -386
43 Alexandra 7,679 0.386 6 712 43 Nathan 10,906 0.520 1 756
44 Victoria 7,637 0.383 -2 357 44 Jordan 10,874 0.519 8 2,386
45 Katie 7,288 0.366 -5 -477 45 Cody 10,818 0.516 -2 238
46 Allison 7,285 0.366 0 143 46 Jose 10,329 0.493 3 1,327
47 Angela 7,199 0.361 -9 -714 47 Samuel 10,103 0.482 -2 544
48 Lindsey 7,067 0.355 0 66 48 Dustin 9,719 0.464 0 382
49 Caitlin 7,024 0.353 -5 -222 49 Paul 9,029 0.431 -3 -399
50 Vanessa 6,958 0.349 -9 -557 50 Jesse 8,855 0.423 5 947

 

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.