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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1991

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1991 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 Ashley 43,479 2.139 -121 -40,962 1 Michael 60,785 2.868 -11 -48,206
2 Jessica 43,397 2.135 -246 -42,126 2 Christopher 47,101 2.223 -36 -38,846
3 Brittany 29,089 1.431 -709 -28,689 3 Matthew 41,636 1.965 -13 -30,025
4 Amanda 28,889 1.421 -330 -27,935 4 Joshua 41,217 1.945 -35 -32,978
5 Samantha 25,644 1.261 -49 -21,341 5 Andrew 31,529 1.488 -35 -23,314
6 Sarah 25,223 1.241 -56 -21,237 6 Daniel 30,919 1.459 -9 -19,279
7 Stephanie 22,771 1.120 -280 -21,645 7 James 30,504 1.439 3 -16,272
8 Jennifer 20,672 1.017 -302 -19,630 8 David 30,415 1.435 -15 -20,291
9 Elizabeth 20,387 1.003 -4 -11,472 9 Joseph 29,835 1.408 -10 -19,475
10 Emily 20,308 0.999 -2 -10,562 10 John 27,801 1.312 -17 -18,367
11 Megan 19,277 0.948 -488 -18,653 11 Ryan 27,529 1.299 -32 -19,877
12 Kayla 18,542 0.912 -126 -16,434 12 Nicholas 27,357 1.291 -56 -22,036
13 Lauren 18,407 0.905 -135 -16,429 13 Robert 26,828 1.266 -52 -21,321
14 Rachel 16,343 0.804 -181 -14,752 14 Justin 26,787 1.264 -112 -23,666
15 Nicole 16,050 0.789 -168 -14,396 15 Brandon 26,016 1.228 -99 -22,542
16 Amber 14,991 0.737 -385 -14,215 16 Tyler 25,205 1.189 -90 -21,461
17 Danielle 13,616 0.670 -334 -12,710 17 Jacob 25,190 1.189 7 -12,084
18 Chelsea 13,510 0.665 -363 -12,697 18 Anthony 24,440 1.153 -14 -15,638
19 Courtney 13,441 0.661 -929 -13,165 19 William 23,865 1.126 16 -8,961
20 Melissa 13,343 0.656 -253 -12,175 20 Jonathan 22,971 1.084 -35 -16,500
21 Rebecca 13,298 0.654 -195 -11,882 21 Kyle 21,611 1.020 -190 -19,788
22 Michelle 12,215 0.601 -192 -10,794 22 Zachary 21,382 1.009 -81 -17,603
23 Heather 11,700 0.575 -1,106 -11,481 23 Kevin 20,261 0.956 -78 -16,456
24 Jasmine 11,524 0.567 -106 -9,268 24 Cody 18,977 0.895 -254 -17,693
25 Katherine 11,489 0.565 -80 -8,656 25 Eric 18,050 0.852 -118 -15,293
26 Kelsey 11,430 0.562 -373 -10,650 26 Alexander 17,637 0.832 13 -5,170
27 Tiffany 11,155 0.549 -553 -10,639 27 Steven 16,857 0.795 -155 -14,709
28 Victoria 10,913 0.537 9 -3,646 28 Thomas 16,786 0.792 -20 -9,655
29 Hannah 10,768 0.530 -3 -4,896 29 Jordan 16,013 0.756 -44 -10,899
30 Alyssa 10,675 0.525 -103 -8,448 30 Brian 14,912 0.704 -187 -13,149
31 Christina 10,565 0.520 -377 -9,795 31 Aaron 14,242 0.672 -15 -7,077
32 Taylor 10,253 0.504 -80 -7,561 32 Timothy 14,149 0.668 -132 -11,756
33 Shelby 10,218 0.503 -339 -9,387 33 Benjamin 13,872 0.655 27 -139
34 Kimberly 9,800 0.482 -130 -7,977 34 Richard 12,552 0.592 -141 -10,283
35 Laura 9,644 0.474 -305 -8,705 35 Patrick 12,414 0.586 -136 -10,131
36 Alexandra 9,456 0.465 -84 -6,864 36 Adam 12,301 0.580 -41 -7,397
37 Sara 8,844 0.435 -121 -6,972 37 Jose 11,723 0.553 -44 -6,948
38 Mary 8,760 0.431 -88 -6,379 38 Charles 11,333 0.535 -11 -4,203
39 Andrea 7,992 0.393 -89 -5,680 39 Samuel 11,229 0.530 18 -906
40 Erica 7,801 0.384 -791 -7,476 40 Sean 11,176 0.527 -211 -9,707
41 Crystal 7,728 0.380 -603 -7,273 41 Stephen 10,526 0.497 -230 -9,205
42 Kelly 7,512 0.369 -553 -7,012 42 Nathan 10,494 0.495 -3 -3,104
43 Amy 7,277 0.358 -131 -5,553 43 Jeremy 10,401 0.491 -150 -8,366
44 Erin 7,206 0.354 -363 -6,435 44 Travis 10,134 0.478 -256 -8,973
45 Maria 7,129 0.351 -66 -4,430 45 Jeffrey 9,895 0.467 -278 -8,846
46 Anna 7,118 0.350 -7 -2,598 46 Dylan 9,761 0.461 17 -493
47 Alexis 7,009 0.345 -97 -4,965 47 Mark 9,682 0.457 -156 -7,746
48 Kristen 6,817 0.335 -1,078 -6,596 48 Christian 9,442 0.446 -4 -2,474
49 Morgan 6,792 0.334 -103 -4,881 49 Jason 9,380 0.443 -43 -5,159
50 Allison 6,772 0.333 -10 -2,755 50 Austin 9,054 0.427 -25 -4,030

 

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.