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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 47,884 2.404 -311 -46,827 1 Michael 65,389 3.120 -13 -53,769
2 Ashley 47,589 2.389 -127 -45,322 2 Christopher 53,178 2.538 -40 -45,917
3 Brittany 37,788 1.897 -876 -37,483 3 Matthew 45,374 2.165 -17 -35,450
4 Amanda 36,827 1.849 -365 -35,983 4 Joshua 44,091 2.104 -37 -36,727
5 Sarah 27,793 1.395 -62 -24,059 5 David 35,218 1.681 -17 -25,521
6 Samantha 24,792 1.245 -54 -20,895 6 Daniel 35,001 1.670 -9 -23,828
7 Jennifer 23,997 1.205 -338 -23,082 7 Andrew 34,811 1.661 -36 -27,577
8 Stephanie 22,768 1.143 -310 -21,742 8 Justin 32,843 1.567 -133 -30,056
9 Lauren 21,063 1.057 -162 -19,367 9 James 32,703 1.561 5 -19,178
10 Elizabeth 20,295 1.019 -3 -11,782 10 Robert 30,065 1.435 -61 -24,925
11 Megan 19,781 0.993 -534 -19,217 11 Joseph 29,872 1.425 -12 -20,317
12 Nicole 19,030 0.955 -206 -17,614 12 John 29,846 1.424 -15 -20,727
13 Emily 17,320 0.870 1 -8,664 13 Ryan 28,411 1.356 -33 -21,506
14 Amber 16,759 0.841 -457 -16,101 14 Nicholas 28,226 1.347 -60 -23,425
15 Heather 16,245 0.816 -1,134 -16,035 15 William 24,673 1.177 12 -10,157
16 Tiffany 15,716 0.789 -674 -15,298 16 Anthony 24,420 1.165 -22 -16,417
17 Danielle 15,367 0.771 -365 -14,558 17 Jonathan 23,603 1.126 -46 -17,891
18 Rachel 15,357 0.771 -180 -13,813 18 Brandon 23,309 1.112 -106 -20,126
19 Melissa 15,203 0.763 -278 -14,089 19 Kevin 21,210 1.012 -106 -18,086
20 Kayla 14,902 0.748 -129 -13,027 20 Kyle 20,879 0.996 -203 -19,211
21 Courtney 13,453 0.675 -1,171 -13,254 21 Eric 18,976 0.906 -139 -16,587
22 Michelle 13,373 0.671 -241 -12,134 22 Steven 18,921 0.903 -176 -16,899
23 Christina 13,138 0.660 -416 -12,419 23 Thomas 18,431 0.880 -26 -11,652
24 Rebecca 12,433 0.624 -190 -10,991 24 Brian 18,100 0.864 -211 -16,482
25 Laura 11,740 0.589 -315 -10,805 25 Zachary 18,077 0.863 -84 -14,549
26 Katherine 11,414 0.573 -86 -8,748 26 Jacob 17,831 0.851 13 -6,061
27 Chelsea 11,250 0.565 -443 -10,591 27 Adam 16,929 0.808 -51 -12,254
28 Kimberly 11,037 0.554 -142 -9,341 28 Timothy 16,425 0.784 -137 -14,095
29 Sara 9,707 0.487 -144 -8,015 29 Benjamin 15,730 0.751 23 -2,349
30 Jasmine 9,549 0.479 -106 -7,416 30 Tyler 15,589 0.744 -89 -12,291
31 Kelsey 9,256 0.465 -386 -8,518 31 Aaron 15,310 0.731 -29 -9,357
32 Crystal 9,103 0.457 -685 -8,708 32 Alexander 14,522 0.693 21 -2,533
33 Alyssa 9,043 0.454 -117 -7,173 33 Richard 14,135 0.675 -155 -12,016
34 Erica 9,025 0.453 -865 -8,729 34 Jeremy 13,076 0.624 -170 -11,121
35 Amy 8,898 0.447 -170 -7,401 35 Jason 12,608 0.602 -65 -8,761
36 Kristen 8,803 0.442 -1,190 -8,614 36 Charles 12,248 0.584 -16 -5,644
37 Kelly 8,764 0.440 -581 -8,280 37 Jeffrey 12,012 0.573 -294 -11,009
38 Mary 8,644 0.434 -88 -6,317 38 Patrick 11,988 0.572 -151 -9,877
39 Andrea 8,410 0.422 -95 -6,256 39 Sean 11,894 0.568 -230 -10,584
40 Erin 8,142 0.409 -381 -7,407 40 Stephen 11,736 0.560 -244 -10,500
41 Brittney 7,832 0.393 -2,954 -7,778 41 Travis 11,524 0.550 -272 -10,452
42 Hannah 7,830 0.393 9 -2,201 42 Mark 11,318 0.540 -168 -9,459
43 Alexandra 7,679 0.386 -82 -5,285 43 Nathan 10,906 0.520 -5 -4,116
44 Victoria 7,637 0.383 23 -548 44 Jordan 10,874 0.519 -38 -6,228
45 Katie 7,288 0.366 -404 -6,581 45 Cody 10,818 0.516 -238 -9,581
46 Allison 7,285 0.366 -23 -3,607 46 Jose 10,329 0.493 -43 -6,037
47 Angela 7,199 0.361 -217 -5,963 47 Samuel 10,103 0.482 26 -369
48 Lindsey 7,067 0.355 -785 -6,744 48 Dustin 9,719 0.464 -477 -9,184
49 Caitlin 7,024 0.353 -1,311 -6,860 49 Paul 9,029 0.431 -185 -7,404
50 Vanessa 6,958 0.349 -180 -5,589 50 Jesse 8,855 0.423 -135 -6,729

 

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.