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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 -247 -45,204 1 Michael 65,282 3.035 -11 -52,703
2 Ashley 45,558 2.218 -120 -43,041 2 Christopher 52,332 2.433 -36 -44,077
3 Brittany 36,538 1.779 -709 -36,138 3 Matthew 44,800 2.083 -13 -33,189
4 Amanda 34,408 1.675 -330 -33,454 4 Joshua 43,216 2.009 -35 -34,977
5 Samantha 25,866 1.259 -49 -21,563 5 Daniel 33,815 1.572 -10 -22,175
6 Sarah 25,816 1.257 -56 -21,830 6 David 33,742 1.569 -17 -23,618
7 Stephanie 24,861 1.210 -280 -23,735 7 Andrew 33,657 1.565 -33 -25,442
8 Jennifer 22,226 1.082 -302 -21,184 8 James 32,347 1.504 4 -18,115
9 Elizabeth 20,744 1.010 -4 -11,829 9 Justin 30,638 1.424 -117 -27,517
10 Lauren 20,500 0.998 -138 -18,522 10 Joseph 30,127 1.401 -9 -19,767
11 Megan 20,256 0.986 -488 -19,632 11 Ryan 29,248 1.360 -32 -21,596
12 Emily 19,363 0.943 0 -9,617 12 John 29,073 1.352 -15 -19,639
13 Nicole 17,951 0.874 -170 -16,297 13 Robert 28,871 1.342 -52 -23,364
14 Kayla 17,538 0.854 -124 -15,430 14 Nicholas 27,900 1.297 -54 -22,579
15 Amber 15,864 0.772 -386 -15,088 15 Anthony 25,075 1.166 -17 -16,273
16 Rachel 15,705 0.765 -179 -14,114 16 William 24,892 1.157 13 -9,988
17 Courtney 15,379 0.749 -931 -15,103 17 Jonathan 24,074 1.119 -38 -17,603
18 Danielle 14,334 0.698 -333 -13,428 18 Kyle 22,700 1.055 -193 -20,877
19 Heather 14,220 0.692 -1,110 -14,001 19 Brandon 22,159 1.030 -95 -18,685
20 Melissa 13,996 0.681 -253 -12,828 20 Jacob 22,010 1.023 10 -8,904
21 Rebecca 13,672 0.666 -195 -12,256 21 Tyler 20,634 0.959 -85 -16,890
22 Michelle 13,420 0.653 -192 -11,999 22 Zachary 20,427 0.950 -81 -16,648
23 Tiffany 13,159 0.641 -557 -12,643 23 Kevin 20,404 0.949 -78 -16,599
24 Chelsea 12,781 0.622 -357 -11,968 24 Eric 19,417 0.903 -119 -16,660
25 Christina 11,926 0.581 -383 -11,156 25 Steven 18,753 0.872 -157 -16,605
26 Katherine 11,624 0.566 -79 -8,791 26 Thomas 18,216 0.847 -22 -11,085
27 Alyssa 11,262 0.548 -106 -9,035 27 Brian 16,924 0.787 -190 -15,161
28 Jasmine 11,035 0.537 -102 -8,779 28 Alexander 16,185 0.752 15 -3,718
29 Laura 10,910 0.531 -311 -9,971 29 Jordan 16,133 0.750 -44 -11,019
30 Hannah 10,274 0.500 -2 -4,402 30 Timothy 15,688 0.729 -134 -13,295
31 Kimberly 10,194 0.496 -133 -8,371 31 Cody 15,394 0.716 -247 -14,110
32 Kelsey 9,494 0.462 -367 -8,714 32 Adam 14,707 0.684 -45 -9,803
33 Victoria 9,107 0.443 14 -1,840 33 Benjamin 14,621 0.680 27 -888
34 Sara 8,974 0.437 -124 -7,102 34 Aaron 14,551 0.676 -12 -7,386
35 Mary 8,666 0.422 -91 -6,285 35 Richard 13,575 0.631 -140 -11,306
36 Erica 8,605 0.419 -795 -8,280 36 Patrick 12,373 0.575 -135 -10,090
37 Alexandra 8,506 0.414 -83 -5,914 37 Sean 12,014 0.558 -214 -10,545
38 Amy 8,461 0.412 -136 -6,737 38 Charles 11,992 0.557 -11 -4,862
39 Crystal 8,218 0.400 -605 -7,763 39 Stephen 11,940 0.555 -232 -10,619
40 Andrea 8,212 0.400 -88 -5,900 40 Jeremy 11,684 0.543 -153 -9,649
41 Kelly 8,135 0.396 -554 -7,635 41 Jose 11,508 0.535 -40 -6,733
42 Kristen 8,073 0.393 -1,084 -7,852 42 Travis 11,455 0.533 -258 -10,294
43 Erin 7,988 0.389 -364 -7,217 43 Jeffrey 10,979 0.510 -280 -9,930
44 Brittney 7,427 0.362 -2,432 -7,355 44 Nathan 10,936 0.508 -1 -3,546
45 Anna 7,288 0.355 -8 -2,768 45 Samuel 10,885 0.506 24 -562
46 Taylor 7,257 0.353 -66 -4,565 46 Jason 10,684 0.497 -46 -6,463
47 Maria 7,183 0.350 -64 -4,484 47 Mark 10,679 0.496 -156 -8,743
48 Allison 7,132 0.347 -12 -3,115 48 Jesse 8,982 0.418 -138 -6,908
49 Cassandra 7,053 0.343 -557 -6,557 49 Paul 8,579 0.399 -176 -6,895
50 Caitlin 7,026 0.342 -1,373 -6,867 50 Dustin 8,457 0.393 -477 -7,924

 

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.