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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 0 -1,410 1 Michael 65,282 3.035 0 -100
2 Ashley 45,558 2.218 0 -2,029 2 Christopher 52,332 2.433 0 -844
3 Brittany 36,538 1.779 0 -1,250 3 Matthew 44,800 2.083 0 -571
4 Amanda 34,408 1.675 0 -2,420 4 Joshua 43,216 2.009 0 -874
5 Samantha 25,866 1.259 1 1,075 5 Daniel 33,815 1.572 1 -1,183
6 Sarah 25,816 1.257 -1 -1,976 6 David 33,742 1.569 -1 -1,474
7 Stephanie 24,861 1.210 1 2,094 7 Andrew 33,657 1.565 0 -1,154
8 Jennifer 22,226 1.082 -1 -1,769 8 James 32,347 1.504 1 -351
9 Elizabeth 20,744 1.010 1 448 9 Justin 30,638 1.424 -1 -2,204
10 Lauren 20,500 0.998 -1 -561 10 Joseph 30,127 1.401 1 258
11 Megan 20,256 0.986 0 474 11 Ryan 29,248 1.360 2 839
12 Emily 19,363 0.943 1 2,044 12 John 29,073 1.352 0 -771
13 Nicole 17,951 0.874 -1 -1,080 13 Robert 28,871 1.342 -3 -1,193
14 Kayla 17,538 0.854 6 2,636 14 Nicholas 27,900 1.297 0 -325
15 Amber 15,864 0.772 -1 -894 15 Anthony 25,075 1.166 1 655
16 Rachel 15,705 0.765 2 349 16 William 24,892 1.157 -1 222
17 Courtney 15,379 0.749 4 1,927 17 Jonathan 24,074 1.119 0 475
18 Danielle 14,334 0.698 -1 -1,033 18 Kyle 22,700 1.055 2 1,822
19 Heather 14,220 0.692 -4 -2,025 19 Brandon 22,159 1.030 -1 -1,145
20 Melissa 13,996 0.681 -1 -1,208 20 Jacob 22,010 1.023 6 4,180
21 Rebecca 13,672 0.666 3 1,239 21 Tyler 20,634 0.959 9 5,045
22 Michelle 13,420 0.653 0 47 22 Zachary 20,427 0.950 3 2,353
23 Tiffany 13,159 0.641 -7 -2,555 23 Kevin 20,404 0.949 -4 -802
24 Chelsea 12,781 0.622 3 1,531 24 Eric 19,417 0.903 -3 441
25 Christina 11,926 0.581 -2 -1,211 25 Steven 18,753 0.872 -3 -168
26 Katherine 11,624 0.566 0 209 26 Thomas 18,216 0.847 -3 -213
27 Alyssa 11,262 0.548 6 2,219 27 Brian 16,924 0.787 -3 -1,176
28 Jasmine 11,035 0.537 2 1,486 28 Alexander 16,185 0.752 4 1,665
29 Laura 10,910 0.531 -4 -832 29 Jordan 16,133 0.750 15 5,262
30 Hannah 10,274 0.500 12 2,444 30 Timothy 15,688 0.729 -2 -737
31 Kimberly 10,194 0.496 -3 -841 31 Cody 15,394 0.716 14 4,576
32 Kelsey 9,494 0.462 -1 237 32 Adam 14,707 0.684 -5 -2,222
33 Victoria 9,107 0.443 11 1,471 33 Benjamin 14,621 0.680 -4 -1,109
34 Sara 8,974 0.437 -5 -733 34 Aaron 14,551 0.676 -3 -761
35 Mary 8,666 0.422 3 22 35 Richard 13,575 0.631 -2 -560
36 Erica 8,605 0.419 -2 -419 36 Patrick 12,373 0.575 2 387
37 Alexandra 8,506 0.414 6 828 37 Sean 12,014 0.558 2 122
38 Amy 8,461 0.412 -3 -437 38 Charles 11,992 0.557 -2 -255
39 Crystal 8,218 0.400 -7 -884 39 Stephen 11,940 0.555 1 205
40 Andrea 8,212 0.400 -1 -196 40 Jeremy 11,684 0.543 -6 -1,393
41 Kelly 8,135 0.396 -4 -629 41 Jose 11,508 0.535 5 1,179
42 Kristen 8,073 0.393 -6 -729 42 Travis 11,455 0.533 -1 -68
43 Erin 7,988 0.389 -3 -155 43 Jeffrey 10,979 0.510 -6 -1,033
44 Brittney 7,427 0.362 -3 -405 44 Nathan 10,936 0.508 -1 30
45 Anna 7,288 0.355 6 393 45 Samuel 10,885 0.506 2 782
46 Taylor 7,257 0.353 29 3,188 46 Jason 10,684 0.497 -11 -1,921
47 Maria 7,183 0.350 9 851 47 Mark 10,679 0.496 -5 -638
48 Allison 7,132 0.347 -2 -154 48 Jesse 8,982 0.418 2 127
49 Cassandra 7,053 0.343 5 357 49 Paul 8,579 0.399 0 -450
50 Caitlin 7,026 0.342 -1 1 50 Dustin 8,457 0.393 -2 -1,263

 

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.