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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1994

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1994 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 32,118 1.648 -232 -30,743 1 Michael 44,467 2.182 -7 -30,469
2 Ashley 30,279 1.554 -99 -27,255 2 Christopher 34,799 1.708 -34 -25,779
3 Emily 24,149 1.239 -6 -13,223 3 Matthew 33,646 1.651 -12 -21,095
4 Samantha 22,818 1.171 -40 -17,894 4 Joshua 31,373 1.540 -31 -22,235
5 Sarah 22,289 1.144 -52 -17,911 5 Tyler 30,477 1.496 -86 -26,003
6 Taylor 20,732 1.064 -83 -17,471 6 Brandon 29,486 1.447 -93 -25,410
7 Brittany 18,899 0.970 -535 -18,329 7 Jacob 29,412 1.443 0 -14,996
8 Amanda 18,717 0.960 -321 -17,725 8 Daniel 28,058 1.377 -5 -15,219
9 Elizabeth 16,779 0.861 -4 -7,286 9 Nicholas 27,761 1.362 -54 -22,045
10 Megan 16,579 0.851 -422 -15,836 10 Andrew 26,009 1.276 -24 -16,685
11 Nicole 16,011 0.822 -152 -14,070 11 Joseph 25,728 1.263 -9 -14,905
12 Kayla 15,885 0.815 -117 -13,429 12 Zachary 25,133 1.233 -78 -20,617
13 Rachel 15,486 0.795 -160 -13,632 13 David 24,865 1.220 -6 -13,837
14 Lauren 15,154 0.778 -120 -12,843 14 James 24,766 1.215 9 -9,990
15 Stephanie 14,750 0.757 -220 -13,384 15 John 24,177 1.186 -13 -14,225
16 Hannah 14,492 0.744 -17 -8,516 16 Ryan 24,053 1.180 -24 -15,838
17 Jennifer 13,999 0.718 -256 -12,846 17 Austin 23,192 1.138 -56 -17,858
18 Alexis 13,036 0.669 -101 -10,374 18 Anthony 21,599 1.060 -12 -11,784
19 Victoria 12,691 0.651 -2 -5,424 19 William 21,487 1.054 16 -5,819
20 Danielle 12,448 0.639 -313 -11,464 20 Justin 20,930 1.027 -93 -17,388
21 Amber 12,345 0.633 -354 -11,480 21 Robert 20,554 1.009 -41 -14,601
22 Courtney 12,018 0.617 -806 -11,674 22 Alexander 20,096 0.986 11 -6,775
23 Jasmine 11,711 0.601 -99 -9,086 23 Jonathan 19,059 0.935 -33 -12,145
24 Rebecca 11,279 0.579 -183 -9,716 24 Kyle 18,394 0.903 -175 -16,376
25 Morgan 10,655 0.547 -108 -8,336 25 Cody 17,591 0.863 -231 -16,200
26 Alyssa 10,602 0.544 -94 -7,940 26 Kevin 17,308 0.849 -63 -12,782
27 Brianna 10,517 0.540 -71 -7,441 27 Thomas 14,904 0.731 -21 -7,595
28 Alexandra 10,226 0.525 -82 -7,395 28 Aaron 14,381 0.706 -21 -7,263
29 Kelsey 9,751 0.500 -354 -8,898 29 Jordan 14,161 0.695 -38 -8,572
30 Katherine 9,585 0.492 -60 -6,326 30 Eric 13,309 0.653 -112 -10,400
31 Melissa 8,797 0.451 -226 -7,569 31 Benjamin 12,788 0.628 25 1,781
32 Kimberly 8,745 0.449 -100 -6,424 32 Dylan 12,526 0.615 0 -2,869
33 Michelle 8,637 0.443 -175 -7,078 33 Samuel 12,142 0.596 12 -1,650
34 Allison 8,150 0.418 -15 -3,388 34 Steven 12,087 0.593 -133 -9,706
35 Tiffany 8,096 0.415 -523 -7,541 35 Christian 11,984 0.588 -11 -4,400
36 Haley 7,805 0.400 -288 -6,806 36 Jose 11,723 0.575 -41 -6,634
37 Mary 7,752 0.398 -90 -5,265 37 Brian 11,642 0.571 -167 -9,677
38 Chelsea 7,714 0.396 -315 -6,786 38 Adam 11,017 0.541 -37 -5,841
39 Christina 7,670 0.394 -351 -6,829 39 Timothy 10,766 0.528 -114 -8,127
40 Shelby 7,546 0.387 -299 -6,568 40 Nathan 10,383 0.510 -3 -2,450
41 Anna 7,524 0.386 -10 -2,775 41 Richard 9,513 0.467 -119 -7,014
42 Abigail 7,240 0.371 34 4,459 42 Patrick 9,331 0.458 -128 -6,987
43 Sara 7,218 0.370 -109 -5,194 43 Charles 9,015 0.442 -8 -1,965
44 Heather 7,034 0.361 -938 -6,763 44 Sean 8,836 0.434 -189 -7,179
45 Erin 6,907 0.354 -310 -5,987 45 Jesse 8,681 0.426 -129 -6,400
46 Laura 6,858 0.352 -300 -5,900 46 Jason 8,547 0.419 -38 -3,696
47 Maria 6,752 0.346 -66 -3,964 47 Jeremy 8,227 0.404 -137 -6,108
48 Kaitlyn 6,686 0.343 -278 -5,692 48 Mark 7,486 0.367 -147 -5,429
49 Andrea 6,477 0.332 -79 -4,004 49 Stephen 7,478 0.367 -216 -6,111
50 Olivia 6,432 0.330 48 12,814 50 Alex 7,240 0.355 -97 -4,414

 

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.