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Girl Names

Boy Names

    Jennifer 1   Michael 1
    Amanda 2   Christopher 2
    Jessica 3   Jason 3
    Melissa 4   David 4
    Sarah 5   James 5
    Heather 6   Matthew 6
    Nicole 7   Joshua 7
    Amy 8   John 8
    Elizabeth 9   Robert 9
    Michelle 10   Joseph 10
    Kimberly 11   Daniel 11
    Angela 12   Brian 12
    Stephanie 13   Justin 13
    Tiffany 14   William 14
    Christina 15   Ryan 15
    Lisa 16   Eric 16
    Rebecca 17   Nicholas 17
    Crystal 18   Jeremy 18
    Kelly 19   Andrew 19
    Erin 20   Timothy 20
    Laura 21   Jonathan 21
    Amber 22   Adam 22
    Rachel 23   Kevin 23
    Jamie 24   Anthony 24
    April 25   Thomas 25
    Mary 26   Richard 26
    Sara 27   Jeffrey 27
    Andrea 28   Steven 28
    Shannon 29   Charles 29
    Megan 30   Brandon 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1980

Baby Names in 1980

The year 1980 saw the rise of names like Tiffany, Kristin, and Kristen for girls and names like Justin, Dustin, and Derek for boys. The top overall girl name was Jennifer for the 11th year in a row. The most popular boy name was Michael for the 20th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Renata, Caitlin, and Morgan for girls and Dusty, Bo, and Jamaal for boys. 1980 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Mindy, Jaclyn, and Christie and the decline of boy names like Shannon, Chris, and Damon.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Renata +216%   Dusty +155%
  Caitlin +155%   Bo +130%
  Morgan +140%   Jamaal +120%
  Christin +128%   Beau +81%
  Loni +124%   Derek +72%
  Nina +120%   Dustin +72%
  Syreeta +113%   Cole +71%
  Alaina +108%   Dillon +70%
  Christen +90%   Chaz +69%
  Stefanie +89%   Dario +65%
  Tia +86%   Jonas +60%
  Kristin +81%   Derik +56%
  Brittany +78%   Justin +54%
  Jenna +72%   Brooks +51%
  Tiffany +69%   Dereck +47%
  Cristin +67%   Marques +47%
  Brittney +67%   Jerad +45%
  Deidra +66%   Prince +42%
  Christian +64%   Johnathon +41%
  Ashley +64%   Alec +41%
  Dara +62%   Jonathon +41%
  Tasha +62%   Jarred +41%
  Taylor +61%   Morgan +40%
  Sasha +60%   Reed +40%
  Kristen +60%   Kelley +39%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Viviana -51%   Levar -46%
  Meghann -39%   Damon -38%
  Mindy -39%   Jace -38%
  Crissy -39%   Kristian -36%
  Alysia -38%   Tyree -31%
  Qiana -37%   Lenny -31%
  Shanika -36%   Johnpaul -30%
  Brianne -35%   Delvin -30%
  Kylie -34%   Torrey -30%
  Malissa -33%   Kris -28%
  Windy -32%   Dameon -28%
  Mindi -32%   Michel -27%
  Maren -30%   Damion -27%
  Chanda -28%   Zebulon -26%
  Kylene -27%   Scot -25%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Natasha 89   Luis 88
  Lindsey 91   Luke 97
  Monique 93   Lucas 98
  Julia 98   Seth 99
  Candice 99
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Renata 336   Dusty 358
  Caitlin 365   Jamaal 382
  Sasha 369   Johnathon 423
  Daisy 418   Tomas 436
  Christin 422   Leonardo 451
  Jayme 437   Jonas 457
  Christen 447   Josue 464
  Paige 450   Nolan 465
  Tiffanie 455   Xavier 466
  Alejandra 457   Jarred 470
  Cortney 459   Lionel 483
  Brittney 467   Rex 488
  Shameka 470   Reynaldo 489
  Tiffani 472   Jerod 492
  Marci 475   Reuben 495
  Destiny 477   Brooks 497
  Shayla 479   Noe 498
  Ashlee 482
  Lucy 484
  Dara 486
  Larissa 488
  Joan 491

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Note: these are estimates based on incomplete data. The numbers are likely to be a bit off, especially for earlier years (i.e. years prior to World War 2).