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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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1988
Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Jessica 47,885 2.404 0 -3,653 1 Michael 65,382 3.120 0 1,249
2 Ashley 47,587 2.389 0 -2,374 2 Christopher 53,176 2.538 0 180
3 Brittany 37,788 1.897 3 10,973 3 Matthew 45,371 2.165 0 -497
4 Amanda 36,828 1.849 -1 -2,627 4 Joshua 44,090 2.104 0 1,441
5 Sarah 27,792 1.395 -1 -574 5 David 35,216 1.681 1 -97
6 Samantha 24,791 1.245 2 4,092 6 Daniel 34,998 1.670 2 304
7 Jennifer 23,995 1.205 -2 -3,892 7 Andrew 34,811 1.661 -2 -927
8 Stephanie 22,767 1.143 -1 -69 8 Justin 32,842 1.567 -1 -2,200
9 Lauren 21,061 1.057 2 1,425 9 James 32,698 1.560 0 195
10 Elizabeth 20,296 1.019 0 260 10 Robert 30,064 1.435 0 -249
11 Megan 19,782 0.993 1 1,215 11 Joseph 29,869 1.425 1 866
12 Nicole 19,031 0.955 -3 -1,279 12 John 29,844 1.424 -1 443
13 Emily 17,319 0.869 5 1,449 13 Ryan 28,409 1.356 0 670
14 Amber 16,758 0.841 1 80 14 Nicholas 28,225 1.347 0 2,934
15 Heather 16,245 0.816 -1 -1,792 15 William 24,670 1.177 1 548
16 Tiffany 15,714 0.789 -3 -2,650 16 Anthony 24,420 1.165 2 790
17 Danielle 15,367 0.771 0 -887 17 Jonathan 23,599 1.126 -2 -747
18 Rachel 15,356 0.771 1 12 18 Brandon 23,304 1.112 -1 -424
19 Melissa 15,204 0.763 -3 -1,340 19 Kevin 21,206 1.012 1 1,048
20 Kayla 14,902 0.748 0 1,472 20 Kyle 20,878 0.996 1 989
21 Courtney 13,452 0.675 3 1,409 21 Eric 18,976 0.906 -2 -1,184
22 Michelle 13,373 0.671 -1 37 22 Steven 18,921 0.903 2 1,062
23 Christina 13,137 0.660 -1 182 23 Thomas 18,429 0.879 0 -370
24 Rebecca 12,433 0.624 2 564 24 Brian 18,100 0.864 -2 -1,425
25 Laura 11,742 0.589 -2 -375 25 Zachary 18,074 0.863 4 2,209
26 Katherine 11,415 0.573 1 266 26 Jacob 17,830 0.851 2 1,958
27 Chelsea 11,250 0.565 6 2,370 27 Adam 16,929 0.808 -1 471
28 Kimberly 11,035 0.554 -3 -911 28 Timothy 16,425 0.784 -3 -377
29 Sara 9,707 0.487 1 -306 29 Benjamin 15,730 0.751 1 545
30 Jasmine 9,549 0.479 23 3,107 30 Tyler 15,589 0.744 3 2,249
31 Kelsey 9,257 0.465 33 3,806 31 Aaron 15,312 0.731 0 909
32 Crystal 9,102 0.457 -4 -998 32 Alexander 14,520 0.693 2 1,190
33 Alyssa 9,043 0.454 14 1,906 33 Richard 14,135 0.675 -1 -6
34 Erica 9,024 0.453 -3 -564 34 Jeremy 13,077 0.624 1 -87
35 Amy 8,898 0.447 -6 -1,135 35 Jason 12,605 0.602 -8 -3,299
36 Kristen 8,802 0.442 0 420 36 Charles 12,247 0.584 1 145
37 Kelly 8,764 0.440 -5 -148 37 Jeffrey 12,012 0.573 -1 -380
38 Mary 8,644 0.434 -4 134 38 Patrick 11,986 0.572 4 597
39 Andrea 8,408 0.422 -4 17 39 Sean 11,892 0.568 -1 109
40 Erin 8,143 0.409 -3 -119 40 Stephen 11,735 0.560 0 135
41 Brittney 7,832 0.393 11 1,256 41 Travis 11,523 0.550 0 105
42 Hannah 7,830 0.393 19 2,271 42 Mark 11,317 0.540 -3 -387
43 Alexandra 7,678 0.385 6 712 43 Nathan 10,906 0.520 1 758
44 Victoria 7,636 0.383 -2 356 44 Jordan 10,871 0.519 8 2,386
45 Katie 7,288 0.366 -5 -478 45 Cody 10,818 0.516 -2 238
46 Allison 7,286 0.366 0 144 46 Jose 10,329 0.493 3 1,328
47 Angela 7,199 0.361 -9 -713 47 Samuel 10,103 0.482 -2 546
48 Lindsey 7,068 0.355 0 68 48 Dustin 9,720 0.464 0 384
49 Caitlin 7,025 0.353 -5 -220 49 Paul 9,029 0.431 -3 -399
50 Vanessa 6,958 0.349 -9 -556 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.