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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1990

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1990 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 46,475 2.263 -311 -45,418 1 Michael 65,290 3.035 -13 -53,670
2 Ashley 45,560 2.218 -127 -43,293 2 Christopher 52,336 2.433 -40 -45,075
3 Brittany 36,537 1.779 -876 -36,232 3 Matthew 44,804 2.083 -17 -34,880
4 Amanda 34,408 1.675 -365 -33,564 4 Joshua 43,219 2.009 -37 -35,855
5 Samantha 25,867 1.259 -55 -21,970 5 Daniel 33,818 1.572 -10 -22,645
6 Sarah 25,817 1.257 -61 -22,083 6 David 33,743 1.568 -16 -24,046
7 Stephanie 24,860 1.210 -311 -23,834 7 Andrew 33,657 1.564 -36 -26,423
8 Jennifer 22,228 1.082 -337 -21,313 8 James 32,349 1.504 4 -18,824
9 Elizabeth 20,744 1.010 -4 -12,231 9 Justin 30,641 1.424 -132 -27,854
10 Lauren 20,506 0.998 -161 -18,810 10 Joseph 30,128 1.400 -13 -20,573
11 Megan 20,256 0.986 -534 -19,692 11 Ryan 29,249 1.360 -35 -22,344
12 Emily 19,364 0.943 0 -10,708 12 John 29,077 1.352 -15 -19,958
13 Nicole 17,953 0.874 -205 -16,537 13 Robert 28,874 1.342 -58 -23,734
14 Kayla 17,538 0.854 -135 -15,663 14 Nicholas 27,908 1.297 -60 -23,107
15 Amber 15,863 0.772 -456 -15,205 15 Anthony 25,075 1.166 -23 -17,072
16 Rachel 15,704 0.765 -182 -14,160 16 William 24,895 1.157 13 -10,379
17 Courtney 15,379 0.749 -1,175 -15,180 17 Jonathan 24,075 1.119 -46 -18,363
18 Danielle 14,334 0.698 -364 -13,525 18 Kyle 22,703 1.055 -205 -21,035
19 Heather 14,221 0.692 -1,130 -14,011 19 Brandon 22,159 1.030 -105 -18,976
20 Melissa 13,998 0.681 -277 -12,884 20 Jacob 22,009 1.023 7 -10,239
21 Rebecca 13,674 0.666 -193 -12,232 21 Tyler 20,635 0.959 -98 -17,337
22 Michelle 13,422 0.653 -241 -12,183 22 Zachary 20,427 0.950 -87 -16,899
23 Tiffany 13,159 0.641 -667 -12,741 23 Kevin 20,406 0.949 -102 -17,282
24 Chelsea 12,782 0.622 -446 -12,123 24 Eric 19,419 0.903 -136 -17,030
25 Christina 11,927 0.581 -414 -11,208 25 Steven 18,753 0.872 -173 -16,731
26 Katherine 11,624 0.566 -86 -8,958 26 Thomas 18,218 0.847 -23 -11,439
27 Alyssa 11,261 0.548 -123 -9,391 27 Brian 16,928 0.787 -208 -15,310
28 Jasmine 11,035 0.537 -108 -8,902 28 Alexander 16,185 0.752 17 -4,196
29 Laura 10,911 0.531 -311 -9,976 29 Jordan 16,134 0.750 -53 -11,488
30 Hannah 10,276 0.500 -3 -4,647 30 Timothy 15,688 0.729 -135 -13,358
31 Kimberly 10,194 0.496 -139 -8,498 31 Cody 15,394 0.716 -252 -14,157
32 Kelsey 9,494 0.462 -385 -8,756 32 Adam 14,708 0.684 -46 -10,033
33 Victoria 9,107 0.443 12 -2,018 33 Benjamin 14,621 0.680 27 -1,240
34 Sara 8,976 0.437 -139 -7,284 34 Aaron 14,552 0.676 -26 -8,599
35 Mary 8,667 0.422 -91 -6,340 35 Richard 13,575 0.631 -153 -11,456
36 Erica 8,606 0.419 -863 -8,310 36 Patrick 12,375 0.575 -153 -10,264
37 Alexandra 8,506 0.414 -88 -6,112 37 Sean 12,015 0.558 -232 -10,705
38 Amy 8,461 0.412 -167 -6,964 38 Charles 11,992 0.557 -14 -5,388
39 Crystal 8,218 0.400 -678 -7,823 39 Stephen 11,941 0.555 -245 -10,705
40 Andrea 8,213 0.400 -94 -6,059 40 Jeremy 11,684 0.543 -164 -9,729
41 Kelly 8,135 0.396 -577 -7,651 41 Jose 11,508 0.535 -48 -7,216
42 Kristen 8,072 0.393 -1,184 -7,883 42 Travis 11,455 0.532 -271 -10,383
43 Erin 7,988 0.389 -378 -7,253 43 Jeffrey 10,979 0.510 -288 -9,976
44 Brittney 7,427 0.362 -2,951 -7,373 44 Nathan 10,935 0.508 -4 -4,145
45 Anna 7,288 0.355 -9 -3,143 45 Samuel 10,887 0.506 24 -1,153
46 Taylor 7,258 0.353 -75 -4,780 46 Jason 10,690 0.497 -54 -6,843
47 Maria 7,182 0.350 -69 -4,587 47 Mark 10,681 0.496 -163 -8,822
48 Allison 7,132 0.347 -21 -3,454 48 Jesse 8,982 0.418 -137 -6,856
49 Cassandra 7,053 0.343 -613 -6,610 49 Paul 8,579 0.399 -185 -6,954
50 Caitlin 7,026 0.342 -1,310 -6,862 50 Dustin 8,457 0.393 -475 -7,922

 

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.