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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
    Amanda 3   Matthew 3
    Jennifer 4   Joshua 4
    Sarah 5   David 5
    Stephanie 6   Daniel 6
    Nicole 7   James 7
    Brittany 8   Andrew 8
    Heather 9   Robert 9
    Elizabeth 10   John 10
    Megan 11   Ryan 11
    Melissa 12   Joseph 12
    Amber 13   Brandon 13
    Lauren 14   Justin 14
    Rachel 15   William 15
    Danielle 16   Jonathan 16
    Tiffany 17   Nicholas 17
    Kimberly 18   Jason 18
    Christina 19   Anthony 19
    Laura 20   Brian 20
    Samantha 21   Kevin 21
    Amy 22   Eric 22
    Michelle 23   Kyle 23
    Emily 24   Adam 24
    Crystal 25   Steven 25
    Rebecca 26   Thomas 26
    Sara 27   Timothy 27
    Katherine 28   Jeremy 28
    Kelly 29   Richard 29
    Erin 30   Benjamin 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1986

Baby Names in 1986

The year 1986 saw the rise of names like Whitney, Kayla, and Mallory for girls and names like Dylan, Spencer, and Jake for boys. The top overall girl name was Jessica for the 2nd year in a row. The most popular boy name was Michael for the 26th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Ashton, Eliana, and Nikita for girls and Dakota, Rashad, and Myles for boys. 1986 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Stacy, Latoya, and Tina and the decline of boy names like Jermaine, Chance, and Duane.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Ashton New   Dakota +194%
  Eliana New   Rashad +183%
  Nikita +538%   Myles +79%
  Kayleigh +255%   Jakob +77%
  Sade +218%   Akeem +77%
  Jaimie +162%   Jeramie +76%
  Alexa +150%   Miles +70%
  Whitney +149%   Aldo +68%
  Cristal +139%   Jaron +63%
  Madeline +123%   Moshe +62%
  Christa +122%   Jeremey +61%
  Madison +116%   Dillon +58%
  Jordan +113%   Westley +57%
  Kaylee +107%   Antony +57%
  Sasha +93%   Connor +57%
  Ciera +80%   Rashawn +48%
  Kayla +79%   Spencer +47%
  Ali +76%   Jake +45%
  Mallory +63%   Jermey +45%
  Yesenia +62%   Gregorio +44%
  Bailey +62%   Mackenzie +44%
  Shaina +61%   Bernardo +44%
  Keshia +59%   Dexter +44%
  Brittni +55%   Mason +43%
  Stephany +54%   Houston +41%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Micaela -51%   Durell -41%
  Tasia -50%   Ryne -38%
  Sheena -49%   Cassidy -33%
  Linsey -35%   Waylon -29%
  Taryn -35%   Rufus -29%
  Jody -34%   Rhett -28%
  Krystina -33%   Asa -28%
  Krystle -32%   Bill -27%
  Nakia -32%   Jamaal -25%
  Tarah -30%   Jarrell -24%
  Shari -30%   Darron -24%
  Trista -29%   Jairo -24%
  Kirby -28%   Prince -23%
  Becky -26%   Lukas -23%
  Latoya -26%   Tyrel -23%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Kayla 64   Christian 89
  Casey 80   Austin 90
  Hannah 82   Seth 97
  Mallory 83   Trevor 98
  Alyssa 85
  Felicia 90
  Krista 93
  Jasmine 95
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Sade 212   Rashad 385
  Nikita 250   Myles 439
  Ashton 267   Alec 447
  Madeline 289   Kody 485
  Kayleigh 320   Lamont 486
  Madison 366   Dakota 487
  Cristal 388   Jordon 491
  Shaina 398   Clark 493
  Caitlyn 410   Adan 496
  Jaimie 424   Leonardo 498
  Keshia 426   Ramiro 499
  Bailey 429   Brice 500
  Alexa 431
  Kaylee 441
  Kassandra 446
  Eliana 450
  Devin 461
  Chloe 463
  Carolina 465
  Hailey 473
  Kylie 478
  Ciera 480
  Jacklyn 481
  Vivian 485
  Margarita 490
  Devon 491
  Kacie 494
  Anastasia 495
  Jeannette 500

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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).