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Baby Names : 1980 - 1989

Here are the most popular names of the decade.

  • SSA is Social Security Administration (alternate spellings are not combined) and
  • SFS is Some Fun Site (alternate spellings are combined).

Male names are first. Or you can start with the female names.

  • Most Popular is the total of the names over the whole decade.
  • Most Change is the difference in count between the first year and last year of the decade. It has the subcategories of Rising and Falling
    • Rising is the highest difference in count (which name has improved the most over the decade).
    • Falling is the lowest difference in count between the first year and last year of the decade (which name has dropped the most over the decade).

Top 25 Names of the Decade - 1980s

Male Names

Most Popular

Original (SSA)

1. Michael 663168
2. Christopher 554514
3. Matthew 458638
4. Joshua 396369
5. David 383319
6. James 356153
7. Daniel 345196
8. Robert 321435
9. John 320837
10. Joseph 299170
11. Jason 291861
12. Justin 289658
13. Andrew 284841
14. Ryan 278698
15. William 248107
16. Brian 233822
17. Brandon 232073
18. Jonathan 229754
19. Nicholas 223151
20. Anthony 211687
21. Eric 204065
22. Adam 194908
23. Kevin 188516
24. Thomas 177608
25. Steven 177305

Adjusted (SFS)

1. Michael 685014
2. Christopher 579787
3. Matthew 477249
4. Joshua 396369
5. David 383319
6. James 356153
7. Daniel 346220
8. John 338525
9. Robert 321435
10. Brian 317107
11. Joseph 300722
12. Jason 297345
13. Justin 291619
14. Steven 290844
15. Andrew 284841
16. Ryan 278698
17. Jonathan 277896
18. Eric 253116
19. William 248107
20. Nicholas 243470
21. Brandon 241625
22. Anthony 211687
23. Adam 194908
24. Kevin 189389
25. Jeffrey 188453

Most Change

Rising (SSA)

1. Kyle 15101
2. Andrew 15090
3. Zachary 13837
4. Tyler 12967
5. Alexander 11252
6. Jacob 9320
7. Jordan 9254
8. Brandon 9162
9. Cody 8869
10. Joshua 8051
11. Matthew 7557
12. Nicholas 7214
13. Anthony 6832
14. Justin 6109
15. Austin 5723
16. Daniel 5125
17. Alex 4863
18. Jonathan 4621
19. Cameron 4452
20. Sean 4306
21. Taylor 4241
22. Christopher 4138
23. Samuel 4095
24. Ryan 3624
25. Corey 3574

Rising (SFS)

1. Sean 18676
2. Zachary 15610
3. Kyle 15101
4. Andrew 15090
5. Tyler 13181
6. Alexander 11252
7. Brandon 10015
8. Jordan 9741
9. Jacob 9569
10. Cody 9547
11. Matthew 8389
12. Nicholas 8335
13. Joshua 8051
14. Jonathan 7887
15. Corey 7027
16. Anthony 6832
17. Justin 6044
18. Austin 5900
19. Daniel 5020
20. Cameron 4966
21. Alex 4863
22. Steven 4711
23. Devin 4413
24. Taylor 4241
25. Christopher 4159

Falling (SSA)

1. Jason -35543
2. Brian -10604
3. Jeremy -6813
4. David -6664
5. James -6574
6. Chad -5422
7. John -5400
8. Scott -4442
9. Jeffrey -4354
10. Robert -4171
11. Eric -3622
12. Michael -3222
13. Mark -2831
14. Paul -2780
15. Timothy -2717
16. Charles -2705
17. Shaun -2532
18. Richard -2513
19. Shawn -2216
20. Todd -2003
21. Donald -1946
22. Jeremiah -1946
23. Adam -1923
24. Larry -1922
25. Gary -1904

Falling (SFS)

1. Jason -35902
2. Shawn -19095
3. Brian -10392
4. Jeremy -7502
5. David -6664
6. James -6574
7. John -6068
8. Jeffrey -5410
9. Chad -5409
10. Eric -4800
11. Scott -4580
12. Robert -4171
13. Michael -3259
14. Mark -3249
15. Paul -2780
16. Timothy -2717
17. Charles -2705
18. Richard -2513
19. Jeremiah -2162
20. Damien -2064
21. Gary -2025
22. Todd -2003
23. Donald -1946
24. Adam -1923
25. Larry -1922

Female Names

Most Popular

Original (SSA)

1. Jessica 469310
2. Jennifer 440720
3. Amanda 369613
4. Ashley 352050
5. Sarah 272409
6. Stephanie 218059
7. Melissa 217850
8. Nicole 210399
9. Elizabeth 198824
10. Heather 191798
11. Tiffany 158561
12. Michelle 153914
13. Amber 153895
14. Megan 153457
15. Amy 150611
16. Rachel 146602
17. Kimberly 146419
18. Christina 145929
19. Lauren 145075
20. Crystal 140966
21. Brittany 140796
22. Rebecca 136174
23. Laura 134514
24. Danielle 134315
25. Emily 131707

Adjusted (SFS)

1. Jessica 470456
2. Jennifer 446372
3. Ashley 389824
4. Sarah 377013
5. Amanda 369613
6. Nicole 239591
7. Stephanie 237901
8. Melissa 225174
9. Katherine 215954
10. Megan 212986
11. Christina 206860
12. Elizabeth 206315
13. Crystal 202124
14. Brittany 197277
15. Heather 191798
16. Rachel 184666
17. Amy 171439
18. Michelle 171318
19. Tiffany 167401
20. Rebecca 155994
21. Amber 153895
22. Kimberly 153110
23. Kelly 152116
24. Lauren 148377
25. Laura 138641

Most Change

Rising (SSA)

1. Ashley 40292
2. Brittany 36379
3. Samantha 19878
4. Kayla 14591
5. Jessica 13971
6. Lauren 13578
7. Chelsea 10710
8. Megan 10663
9. Kelsey 8948
10. Jasmine 8357
11. Emily 8329
12. Alyssa 7868
13. Courtney 7834
14. Brittney 7378
15. Alexandra 6808
16. Hannah 6610
17. Danielle 6528
18. Caitlin 6382
19. Whitney 5143
20. Stephanie 4928
21. Victoria 4710
22. Cassandra 4584
23. Amber 4212
24. Jordan 3909
25. Katelyn 3890

Rising (SFS)

1. Brittany 50827
2. Ashley 44582
3. Samantha 19878
4. Caitlin 19011
5. Kristen 16900
6. Kayla 15466
7. Jessica 14241
8. Chelsea 14220
9. Lauren 14083
10. Megan 13732
11. Lindsey 13561
12. Jasmine 10507
13. Kelsey 9610
14. Courtney 9094
15. Emily 8744
16. Alyssa 8007
17. Hannah 7273
18. Brianna 7006
19. Alexandra 6808
20. Danielle 6728
21. Cassandra 6341
22. Brandi 6136
23. Stephanie 5198
24. Whitney 5143
25. Stacey 5037

Falling (SSA)

1. Jennifer -34377
2. Melissa -16413
3. Amy -10929
4. Angela -10759
5. Lisa -9079
6. Kimberly -7451
7. April -6734
8. Michelle -5731
9. Erin -5289
10. Crystal -5162
11. Julie -4961
12. Kelly -4948
13. Jamie -4674
14. Misty -4318
15. Shannon -4000
16. Brandy -3951
17. Carrie -3803
18. Heather -3716
19. Dawn -3620
20. Tracy -3505
21. Jill -3496
22. Stacy -3172
23. Lori -3095
24. Christina -2999
25. Tina -2932

Falling (SFS)

1. Jennifer -34744
2. Melissa -17366
3. Kristin -16509
4. Amy -12391
5. Brandy -11970
6. Stacy -11038
7. Angela -10759
8. Lisa -9079
9. Kristy -8352
10. Lindsay -8187
11. Kimberly -7834
12. Michelle -6950
13. April -6734
14. Jamie -6731
15. Kelly -6363
16. Carrie -6051
17. Teresa -5895
18. Candice -5402
19. Tracy -5292
20. Erin -5289
21. Julie -4961
22. Tanya -4768
23. Misty -4765
24. Shannon -4365
25. Lori -4214

View Top 1000 Names for each year of the 1980s


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