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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
    Sarah 4   Joshua 4
    Jennifer 5   Andrew 5
    Brittany 6   David 6
    Stephanie 7   Justin 7
    Samantha 8   Daniel 8
    Nicole 9   James 9
    Elizabeth 10   Robert 10
    Lauren 11   John 11
    Megan 12   Joseph 12
    Tiffany 13   Ryan 13
    Heather 14   Nicholas 14
    Amber 15   Jonathan 15
    Melissa 16   William 16
    Danielle 17   Brandon 17
    Emily 18   Anthony 18
    Rachel 19   Kevin 19
    Kayla 20   Eric 20
    Michelle 21   Kyle 21
    Christina 22   Brian 22
    Laura 23   Thomas 23
    Courtney 24   Steven 24
    Kimberly 25   Timothy 25
    Rebecca 26   Adam 26
    Katherine 27   Jason 27
    Crystal 28   Zachary 28
    Amy 29   Jacob 29
    Sara 30   Benjamin 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1988

Baby Names in 1988

The year 1988 saw the rise of names like Caitlin, Jasmine, and Katelyn for girls and names like Austin, Cameron, and Taylor for boys. The top overall girl name was Jessica for the 4th year in a row. The most popular boy name was Michael for the 28th year in a row. The fastest rising names were Shanice, Jaleesa, and Jalisa for girls and Irving, Colton, and Irvin for boys. 1988 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Mallory, Stacy, and Dominique and the decline of boy names like Jason, Brad, and Tristan.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Shanice New   Irving +179%
  Jaleesa New   Colton +173%
  Jalisa New   Irvin +129%
  Whitley New   Kameron +80%
  Bianca +187%   Chaz +66%
  Caitlyn +96%   Drake +65%
  Simone +93%   Tucker +62%
  Arielle +91%   Corbin +60%
  Tiara +79%   Kirby +59%
  Katelynn +75%   Cameron +58%
  Jasmine +73%   Austen +51%
  Katlyn +72%   Dominique +50%
  Kylie +70%   Trever +49%
  Taylor +64%   Isiah +47%
  Jerica +62%   Jerald +47%
  Beatriz +59%   Taylor +44%
  Katelyn +58%   Mychal +42%
  Kyra +58%   Logan +41%
  Kaitlyn +57%   Kyler +40%
  Katelin +56%   Ahmed +40%
  Bailey +54%   Marquise +38%
  Alexander +53%   Deonte +38%
  Karina +52%   Donta +37%
  Leanna +52%   Lukas +37%
  Daisy +51%   Austin +37%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Krystina -43%   Tyrel -32%
  Yesenia -40%   Cordero -31%
  Nikita -31%   Greg -29%
  Sherri -31%   Colt -27%
  Janay -28%   Ashley -26%
  Santana -27%   Domingo -26%
  Sheena -26%   Whitney -26%
  Deidre -25%   Jermey -24%
  Mallory -25%   Raymundo -23%
  Rhonda -24%   Torey -22%
  Brandon -24%   Vaughn -22%
  Jodie -23%   Johnpaul -21%
  Tameka -22%   Coleman -20%
  Dominque -22%   Madison -20%
  Dominique -22%   Lionel -20%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Katelyn 84   Taylor 91
  Kara 95   Mitchell 95
  Brianna 96
  Alexis 97
  Kaitlin 98
  Melanie 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Shanice 271   Brice 458
  Simone 311   Mike 468
  Jaleesa 343   Corbin 473
  Arielle 370   Coty 482
  Mercedes 396   Nathanael 489
  Asia 415   Wilson 490
  Karissa 416   Tomas 491
  Jalisa 437   Emilio 492
  Brittni 442   Ariel 493
  Whitley 446   Ty 498
  Katlyn 447
  Leanna 450
  Alysha 462
  Casandra 477
  Blanca 482
  Jazmine 485
  Kala 488
  Stephany 495
  Gabriella 496

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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).