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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1991

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1991 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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1990
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1990
Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Ashley 43,479 2.139 1 -2,079 1 Michael 60,785 2.868 0 -4,497
2 Jessica 43,397 2.135 -1 -3,078 2 Christopher 47,101 2.223 0 -5,231
3 Brittany 29,089 1.431 0 -7,449 3 Matthew 41,636 1.965 0 -3,164
4 Amanda 28,889 1.421 0 -5,519 4 Joshua 41,217 1.945 0 -1,999
5 Samantha 25,644 1.261 0 -222 5 Andrew 31,529 1.488 2 -2,128
6 Sarah 25,223 1.241 0 -593 6 Daniel 30,919 1.459 -1 -2,896
7 Stephanie 22,771 1.120 0 -2,090 7 James 30,504 1.439 1 -1,843
8 Jennifer 20,672 1.017 0 -1,554 8 David 30,415 1.435 -2 -3,327
9 Elizabeth 20,387 1.003 0 -357 9 Joseph 29,835 1.408 1 -292
10 Emily 20,308 0.999 2 945 10 John 27,801 1.312 2 -1,272
11 Megan 19,277 0.948 0 -979 11 Ryan 27,529 1.299 0 -1,719
12 Kayla 18,542 0.912 2 1,004 12 Nicholas 27,357 1.291 2 -543
13 Lauren 18,407 0.905 -3 -2,093 13 Robert 26,828 1.266 0 -2,043
14 Rachel 16,343 0.804 2 638 14 Justin 26,787 1.264 -5 -3,851
15 Nicole 16,050 0.789 -2 -1,901 15 Brandon 26,016 1.228 4 3,857
16 Amber 14,991 0.737 -1 -873 16 Tyler 25,205 1.189 5 4,571
17 Danielle 13,616 0.670 1 -718 17 Jacob 25,190 1.189 3 3,180
18 Chelsea 13,510 0.665 6 729 18 Anthony 24,440 1.153 -3 -635
19 Courtney 13,441 0.661 -2 -1,938 19 William 23,865 1.126 -3 -1,027
20 Melissa 13,343 0.656 0 -653 20 Jonathan 22,971 1.084 -3 -1,103
21 Rebecca 13,298 0.654 0 -374 21 Kyle 21,611 1.020 -3 -1,089
22 Michelle 12,215 0.601 0 -1,205 22 Zachary 21,382 1.009 0 955
23 Heather 11,700 0.575 -4 -2,520 23 Kevin 20,261 0.956 0 -143
24 Jasmine 11,524 0.567 4 489 24 Cody 18,977 0.895 7 3,583
25 Katherine 11,489 0.565 1 -135 25 Eric 18,050 0.852 -1 -1,367
26 Kelsey 11,430 0.562 6 1,936 26 Alexander 17,637 0.832 2 1,452
27 Tiffany 11,155 0.549 -4 -2,004 27 Steven 16,857 0.795 -2 -1,896
28 Victoria 10,913 0.537 5 1,806 28 Thomas 16,786 0.792 -2 -1,430
29 Hannah 10,768 0.530 1 494 29 Jordan 16,013 0.756 0 -120
30 Alyssa 10,675 0.525 -3 -587 30 Brian 14,912 0.704 -3 -2,012
31 Christina 10,565 0.520 -6 -1,361 31 Aaron 14,242 0.672 3 -309
32 Taylor 10,253 0.504 14 2,996 32 Timothy 14,149 0.668 -2 -1,539
33 Shelby 10,218 0.503 67 6,701 33 Benjamin 13,872 0.655 0 -749
34 Kimberly 9,800 0.482 -3 -394 34 Richard 12,552 0.592 1 -1,023
35 Laura 9,644 0.474 -6 -1,266 35 Patrick 12,414 0.586 1 41
36 Alexandra 9,456 0.465 1 950 36 Adam 12,301 0.580 -4 -2,406
37 Sara 8,844 0.435 -3 -130 37 Jose 11,723 0.553 4 215
38 Mary 8,760 0.431 -3 94 38 Charles 11,333 0.535 0 -659
39 Andrea 7,992 0.393 1 -220 39 Samuel 11,229 0.530 6 344
40 Erica 7,801 0.384 -4 -804 40 Sean 11,176 0.527 -3 -838
41 Crystal 7,728 0.380 -2 -490 41 Stephen 10,526 0.497 -2 -1,414
42 Kelly 7,512 0.369 -1 -623 42 Nathan 10,494 0.495 2 -442
43 Amy 7,277 0.358 -5 -1,184 43 Jeremy 10,401 0.491 -3 -1,283
44 Erin 7,206 0.354 -1 -782 44 Travis 10,134 0.478 -2 -1,321
45 Maria 7,129 0.351 2 -54 45 Jeffrey 9,895 0.467 -2 -1,084
46 Anna 7,118 0.350 -1 -170 46 Dylan 9,761 0.461 37 5,349
47 Alexis 7,009 0.345 19 1,753 47 Mark 9,682 0.457 0 -997
48 Kristen 6,817 0.335 -6 -1,256 48 Christian 9,442 0.446 12 2,668
49 Morgan 6,792 0.334 9 743 49 Jason 9,380 0.443 -3 -1,304
50 Allison 6,772 0.333 -2 -360 50 Austin 9,054 0.427 5 1,143

 

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.