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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1989

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1989 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 47,885 2.404 -247 -46,614 1 Michael 65,382 3.120 -11 -52,803
2 Ashley 47,587 2.389 -120 -45,070 2 Christopher 53,176 2.538 -36 -44,921
3 Brittany 37,788 1.897 -709 -37,388 3 Matthew 45,371 2.165 -13 -33,760
4 Amanda 36,828 1.849 -330 -35,874 4 Joshua 44,090 2.104 -35 -35,851
5 Sarah 27,792 1.395 -57 -23,806 5 David 35,216 1.681 -18 -25,092
6 Samantha 24,791 1.245 -48 -20,488 6 Daniel 34,998 1.670 -9 -23,358
7 Jennifer 23,995 1.205 -303 -22,953 7 Andrew 34,811 1.661 -33 -26,596
8 Stephanie 22,767 1.143 -279 -21,641 8 Justin 32,842 1.567 -118 -29,721
9 Lauren 21,061 1.057 -139 -19,083 9 James 32,698 1.560 5 -18,466
10 Elizabeth 20,296 1.019 -3 -11,381 10 Robert 30,064 1.435 -55 -24,557
11 Megan 19,782 0.993 -488 -19,158 11 Joseph 29,869 1.425 -8 -19,509
12 Nicole 19,031 0.955 -171 -17,377 12 John 29,844 1.424 -15 -20,410
13 Emily 17,319 0.869 1 -7,573 13 Ryan 28,409 1.356 -30 -20,757
14 Amber 16,758 0.841 -387 -15,982 14 Nicholas 28,225 1.347 -54 -22,904
15 Heather 16,245 0.816 -1,114 -16,026 15 William 24,670 1.177 12 -9,766
16 Tiffany 15,714 0.789 -564 -15,198 16 Anthony 24,420 1.165 -16 -15,618
17 Danielle 15,367 0.771 -334 -14,461 17 Jonathan 23,599 1.126 -38 -17,128
18 Rachel 15,356 0.771 -177 -13,765 18 Brandon 23,304 1.112 -96 -19,830
19 Melissa 15,204 0.763 -254 -14,036 19 Kevin 21,206 1.012 -82 -17,401
20 Kayla 14,902 0.748 -118 -12,794 20 Kyle 20,878 0.996 -191 -19,055
21 Courtney 13,452 0.675 -927 -13,176 21 Eric 18,976 0.906 -122 -16,219
22 Michelle 13,373 0.671 -192 -11,952 22 Steven 18,921 0.903 -160 -16,773
23 Christina 13,137 0.660 -385 -12,367 23 Thomas 18,429 0.879 -25 -11,298
24 Rebecca 12,433 0.624 -192 -11,017 24 Brian 18,100 0.864 -193 -16,337
25 Laura 11,742 0.589 -315 -10,803 25 Zachary 18,074 0.863 -78 -14,295
26 Katherine 11,415 0.573 -79 -8,582 26 Jacob 17,830 0.851 16 -4,724
27 Chelsea 11,250 0.565 -354 -10,437 27 Adam 16,929 0.808 -50 -12,025
28 Kimberly 11,035 0.554 -136 -9,212 28 Timothy 16,425 0.784 -136 -14,032
29 Sara 9,707 0.487 -129 -7,835 29 Benjamin 15,730 0.751 23 -1,997
30 Jasmine 9,549 0.479 -100 -7,293 30 Tyler 15,589 0.744 -76 -11,845
31 Kelsey 9,257 0.465 -368 -8,477 31 Aaron 15,312 0.731 -15 -8,147
32 Crystal 9,102 0.457 -612 -8,647 32 Alexander 14,520 0.693 19 -2,053
33 Alyssa 9,043 0.454 -100 -6,816 33 Richard 14,135 0.675 -142 -11,866
34 Erica 9,024 0.453 -797 -8,699 34 Jeremy 13,077 0.624 -159 -11,042
35 Amy 8,898 0.447 -139 -7,174 35 Jason 12,605 0.602 -57 -8,384
36 Kristen 8,802 0.442 -1,090 -8,581 36 Charles 12,247 0.584 -13 -5,117
37 Kelly 8,764 0.440 -558 -8,264 37 Jeffrey 12,012 0.573 -286 -10,963
38 Mary 8,644 0.434 -88 -6,263 38 Patrick 11,986 0.572 -133 -9,703
39 Andrea 8,408 0.422 -89 -6,096 39 Sean 11,892 0.568 -212 -10,423
40 Erin 8,143 0.409 -367 -7,372 40 Stephen 11,735 0.560 -231 -10,414
41 Brittney 7,832 0.393 -2,435 -7,760 41 Travis 11,523 0.550 -259 -10,362
42 Hannah 7,830 0.393 10 -1,958 42 Mark 11,317 0.540 -161 -9,381
43 Alexandra 7,678 0.385 -77 -5,086 43 Nathan 10,906 0.520 -2 -3,516
44 Victoria 7,636 0.383 25 -369 44 Jordan 10,871 0.519 -29 -5,757
45 Katie 7,288 0.366 -364 -6,518 45 Cody 10,818 0.516 -233 -9,534
46 Allison 7,286 0.366 -14 -3,269 46 Jose 10,329 0.493 -35 -5,554
47 Angela 7,199 0.361 -187 -5,855 47 Samuel 10,103 0.482 26 220
48 Lindsey 7,068 0.355 -825 -6,758 48 Dustin 9,720 0.464 -479 -9,187
49 Caitlin 7,025 0.353 -1,374 -6,866 49 Paul 9,029 0.431 -176 -7,345
50 Vanessa 6,958 0.349 -154 -5,450 50 Jesse 8,855 0.423 -136 -6,781

 

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.