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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 32,117 1.648 -311 -31,060 1 Michael 44,469 2.182 -13 -32,849
2 Ashley 30,278 1.553 -127 -28,011 2 Christopher 34,800 1.708 -40 -27,539
3 Emily 24,149 1.239 -9 -15,493 3 Matthew 33,648 1.651 -17 -23,724
4 Samantha 22,820 1.171 -56 -18,923 4 Joshua 31,372 1.539 -37 -24,008
5 Sarah 22,291 1.144 -62 -18,557 5 Tyler 30,477 1.495 -114 -27,179
6 Taylor 20,733 1.064 -115 -18,255 6 Brandon 29,487 1.447 -118 -26,304
7 Brittany 18,901 0.970 -872 -18,596 7 Jacob 29,412 1.443 -6 -17,642
8 Amanda 18,718 0.960 -361 -17,874 8 Daniel 28,060 1.377 -7 -16,887
9 Elizabeth 16,782 0.861 -4 -8,269 9 Nicholas 27,762 1.362 -65 -22,961
10 Megan 16,580 0.851 -535 -16,016 10 Andrew 26,009 1.276 -33 -18,775
11 Nicole 16,011 0.821 -207 -14,595 11 Joseph 25,730 1.263 -12 -16,175
12 Kayla 15,884 0.815 -137 -14,009 12 Zachary 25,133 1.233 -97 -21,605
13 Rachel 15,488 0.795 -185 -13,944 13 David 24,867 1.220 -9 -15,170
14 Lauren 15,157 0.778 -157 -13,461 14 James 24,770 1.215 10 -11,245
15 Stephanie 14,748 0.757 -303 -13,722 15 John 24,179 1.186 -12 -15,060
16 Hannah 14,493 0.744 -17 -8,864 16 Ryan 24,053 1.180 -30 -17,148
17 Jennifer 13,999 0.718 -328 -13,084 17 Austin 23,190 1.138 -63 -18,539
18 Alexis 13,038 0.669 -161 -11,398 18 Anthony 21,599 1.060 -20 -13,596
19 Victoria 12,690 0.651 -2 -5,601 19 William 21,489 1.054 16 -6,973
20 Danielle 12,448 0.639 -362 -11,639 20 Justin 20,937 1.027 -121 -18,150
21 Amber 12,342 0.633 -450 -11,684 21 Robert 20,556 1.009 -50 -15,416
22 Courtney 12,018 0.617 -1,170 -11,819 22 Alexander 20,099 0.986 11 -8,110
23 Jasmine 11,712 0.601 -113 -9,579 23 Jonathan 19,063 0.935 -40 -13,351
24 Rebecca 11,280 0.579 -190 -9,838 24 Kyle 18,394 0.903 -199 -16,726
25 Morgan 10,655 0.547 -139 -8,906 25 Cody 17,589 0.863 -258 -16,352
26 Alyssa 10,603 0.544 -124 -8,733 26 Kevin 17,308 0.849 -99 -14,184
27 Brianna 10,516 0.540 -105 -8,281 27 Thomas 14,906 0.731 -22 -8,127
28 Alexandra 10,226 0.525 -97 -7,832 28 Aaron 14,382 0.706 -32 -8,429
29 Kelsey 9,749 0.500 -388 -9,011 29 Jordan 14,159 0.695 -53 -9,513
30 Katherine 9,587 0.492 -82 -6,921 30 Eric 13,309 0.653 -130 -10,920
31 Melissa 8,798 0.451 -266 -7,684 31 Benjamin 12,790 0.628 25 591
32 Kimberly 8,746 0.449 -138 -7,050 32 Dylan 12,527 0.615 1 -3,978
33 Michelle 8,637 0.443 -230 -7,398 33 Samuel 12,143 0.596 12 -2,409
34 Allison 8,150 0.418 -35 -4,472 34 Steven 12,087 0.593 -164 -10,065
35 Tiffany 8,096 0.415 -655 -7,678 35 Christian 11,985 0.588 -20 -5,476
36 Haley 7,804 0.400 -349 -7,002 36 Jose 11,726 0.575 -53 -7,434
37 Mary 7,752 0.398 -89 -5,425 37 Brian 11,643 0.571 -198 -10,025
38 Chelsea 7,717 0.396 -432 -7,058 38 Adam 11,018 0.541 -40 -6,343
39 Christina 7,670 0.394 -400 -6,951 39 Timothy 10,768 0.528 -126 -8,438
40 Shelby 7,546 0.387 -386 -6,814 40 Nathan 10,382 0.509 -8 -3,592
41 Anna 7,525 0.386 -13 -3,380 41 Richard 9,513 0.467 -147 -7,394
42 Abigail 7,240 0.371 31 2,556 42 Patrick 9,333 0.458 -147 -7,222
43 Sara 7,218 0.370 -130 -5,526 43 Charles 9,015 0.442 -9 -2,411
44 Heather 7,034 0.361 -1,105 -6,824 44 Sean 8,837 0.434 -225 -7,527
45 Erin 6,908 0.354 -376 -6,173 45 Jesse 8,682 0.426 -140 -6,556
46 Laura 6,858 0.352 -294 -5,923 46 Jason 8,546 0.419 -54 -4,699
47 Maria 6,751 0.346 -69 -4,156 47 Jeremy 8,228 0.404 -157 -6,273
48 Kaitlyn 6,686 0.343 -339 -5,890 48 Mark 7,486 0.367 -162 -5,627
49 Andrea 6,479 0.332 -85 -4,325 49 Stephen 7,478 0.367 -235 -6,242
50 Olivia 6,432 0.330 48 11,489 50 Alex 7,240 0.355 -103 -4,735

 

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.