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See Baby Name Trends of the 1980's for more info.
 

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Jessica 1   Michael 1
    Ashley 2   Christopher 2
    Jennifer 3   Matthew 3
    Amanda 4   Joshua 4
    Sarah 5   Daniel 5
    Stephanie 6   David 6
    Nicole 7   James 7
    Heather 8   Robert 8
    Elizabeth 9   John 9
    Megan 10   Joseph 10
    Melissa 11   Andrew 11
    Christina 12   Ryan 12
    Rachel 13   Brandon 13
    Laura 14   Jason 14
    Lauren 15   Justin 15
    Amber 16   William 16
    Brittany 17   Jonathan 17
    Danielle 18   Brian 18
    Kimberly 19   Nicholas 19
    Amy 20   Anthony 20
    Crystal 21   Eric 21
    Michelle 22   Adam 22
    Tiffany 23   Kevin 23
    Emily 24   Steven 24
    Rebecca 25   Thomas 25
    Erin 26   Timothy 26
    Jamie 27   Kyle 27
    Kelly 28   Richard 28
    Samantha 29   Jeffrey 29
    Sara 30   Jeremy 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1985

Baby Names in 1985

The year 1985 saw the rise of names like Brittany, Whitney, and Caitlin for girls and names like Cody, Shane, and Julian for boys. The top overall girl name was Jessica, which replaced the previous #1, Jennifer. The most popular boy name was Michael for the 25th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Cierra, Sierra, and Dominique for girls and Alvaro, Brody, and Harrison for boys. 1985 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Latoya, Carrie, and Alexis and the decline of boy names like Adam, Jermaine, and Chance.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Cierra New   Alvaro +104%
  Sierra +421%   Brody +96%
  Dominique +163%   Harrison +86%
  Marisela +137%   Griffin +83%
  Ciara +134%   Desmond +80%
  Krystle +132%   Coty +77%
  India +130%   Jarrell +75%
  Taryn +118%   Mason +64%
  Brittney +107%   Julian +63%
  Britney +102%   Dane +58%
  Katelyn +102%   Maxwell +58%
  Brittany +101%   Korey +58%
  Brittani +98%   Lukas +57%
  Chiquita +95%   Tyree +53%
  Shante +95%   Zachery +49%
  Kaitlyn +95%   Braden +44%
  Felicia +85%   Ryne +44%
  Kaitlin +81%   Jake +44%
  Santana +80%   Devan +42%
  Caitlyn +74%   Mohamed +41%
  Juliana +70%   Brice +40%
  Savanna +70%   Donovan +39%
  Whitney +68%   Shayne +39%
  Julianna +67%   Dillon +39%
  Jordan +64%   Kaleb +38%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Marquita -61%   Tremaine -39%
  Kirby -39%   Akeem -37%
  Trista -35%   Marques -36%
  Latoya -33%   Daren -30%
  Stefanie -31%   Ezekiel -27%
  Karin -28%   Jermaine -27%
  Candi -27%   Chance -26%
  Shameka -26%   Brenton -25%
  Jodie -25%   Bo -24%
  Sherrie -25%   Arnold -24%
  Candy -25%   Ira -24%
  Rhiannon -24%   Jerad -21%
  Latonya -24%   Jennifer -21%
  Peggy -24%   Antony -20%
  Alexis -23%   Cleveland -20%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Whitney 73   Adrian 93
  Caitlin 77   Wesley 94
  Dominique 83   Blake 100
  Brittney 84
  Katrina 93
  Alison 97
  Rachael 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Sierra 215   Mason 397
  India 317   Harrison 421
  Brittani 406   Malcolm 434
  Ciara 410   Dillon 438
  Juliana 425   Demarcus 455
  Michaela 434   Alvaro 456
  Ashly 460   Zackary 470
  Tierra 464   Riley 473
  Cierra 466   Zane 475
  Tatiana 476   Randolph 481
  Sydney 479   Korey 487
  Mackenzie 482   Blaine 491
  Blanca 486   Parker 493
  Esmeralda 488   Zackery 494
  Ashely 489   Herman 495
  Christopher 491   Giovanni 498
  Lorraine 492
  Daniela 493
  Marisela 494
  Francesca 496
  Gwendolyn 497
  Alaina 498

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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).