Most Popular Baby Names in 1983

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1983. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 250 most popular baby names in 1983, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

Top 1000 most popular boy names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Top 1000 most popular girl names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Michael 68,010 Jennifer 54,348
2 Christopher 59,353 Jessica 45,280
3 Matthew 50,224 Amanda 33,755
4 David 39,209 Ashley 33,295
5 Joshua 36,704 Sarah 27,230
6 James 36,355 Melissa 23,474
7 Jason 35,124 Nicole 22,399
8 Daniel 34,751 Stephanie 22,331
9 John 33,163 Heather 20,745
10 Robert 32,753 Elizabeth 19,843
11 Joseph 30,468 Crystal 17,905
12 Justin 28,304 Amy 17,098
13 Ryan 27,854 Michelle 16,836
14 Brian 26,060 Tiffany 15,961
15 Andrew 25,578 Kimberly 15,371
16 William 25,400 Christina 15,360
17 Brandon 23,518 Amber 14,891
18 Adam 23,494 Erin 14,838
19 Jonathan 22,750 Rebecca 14,716
20 Eric 20,359 Rachel 14,591
21 Nicholas 19,889 Megan 14,126
22 Anthony 19,833 Angela 13,217
23 Steven 18,313 Laura 13,195
24 Thomas 17,571 Lauren 12,944
25 Kevin 17,385 Emily 12,378
26 Timothy 16,367 Kelly 11,586
27 Richard 15,893 Lisa 11,470
28 Jeffrey 15,662 Jamie 11,027
29 Aaron 14,460 Danielle 10,636
30 Jeremy 14,259 Andrea 10,415
31 Mark 13,818 Sara 10,085
32 Benjamin 13,287 Mary 9,896
33 Charles 13,216 Erica 9,711
34 Kyle 12,377 Katherine 9,681
35 Stephen 11,563 Lindsey 8,683
36 Jacob 11,003 Lindsay 8,621
37 Patrick 10,883 Kristen 8,617
38 Scott 10,858 Shannon 8,427
39 Paul 10,834 April 8,207
40 Nathan 10,561 Samantha 7,705
41 Travis 10,482 Alicia 7,491
42 Gregory 9,985 Kristin 7,268
43 Dustin 9,682 Maria 6,847
44 Sean 9,624 Courtney 6,747
45 Kenneth 8,969 Katie 6,704
46 Jesse 8,471 Julie 6,654
47 Bryan 8,192 Christine 6,498
48 Jose 8,076 Holly 6,388
49 Chad 7,390 Vanessa 6,386
50 Zachary 7,311 Kathryn 6,371
51 Derek 6,984 Tara 6,273
52 Bradley 6,737 Natalie 5,725
53 Shawn 6,362 Jacqueline 5,403
54 Samuel 6,201 Monica 5,403
55 Edward 6,001 Anna 5,219
56 Jared 5,851 Brandi 5,203
57 Tyler 5,825 Brandy 5,194
58 Marcus 5,635 Victoria 5,046
59 Peter 5,486 Allison 4,973
60 Donald 5,329 Patricia 4,923
61 Keith 5,316 Stacy 4,678
62 Juan 4,895 Cynthia 4,551
63 Alexander 4,809 Kristina 4,382
64 Ronald 4,706 Brittany 4,377
65 George 4,496 Carrie 4,297
66 Phillip 4,470 Catherine 4,250
67 Joel 4,346 Leslie 4,250
68 Gary 4,274 Veronica 4,069
69 Douglas 4,182 Diana 4,038
70 Craig 4,092 Cassandra 4,005
71 Raymond 4,017 Natasha 3,954
72 Jordan 4,015 Kathleen 3,924
73 Brett 3,976 Dana 3,923
74 Corey 3,970 Valerie 3,903
75 Carlos 3,914 Meghan 3,887
76 Antonio 3,685 Stacey 3,799
77 Ian 3,670 Karen 3,788
78 Derrick 3,656 Krystal 3,716
79 Nathaniel 3,642 Melanie 3,552
80 Erik 3,636 Erika 3,548
81 Cody 3,511 Kayla 3,526
82 Philip 3,487 Leah 3,483
83 Shane 3,405 Alexis 3,463
84 Cory 3,403 Candice 3,420
85 Larry 3,383 Julia 3,383
86 Frank 3,362 Susan 3,357
87 Todd 3,341 Misty 3,188
88 Luis 3,320 Sandra 3,174
89 Gabriel 3,269 Tracy 3,158
90 Casey 3,230 Latoya 3,151
91 Jeffery 3,159 Pamela 3,029
92 Dennis 3,051 Margaret 2,944
93 Evan 3,044 Nichole 2,927
94 Brent 3,028 Heidi 2,916
95 Victor 2,970 Desiree 2,914
96 Randy 2,924 Brooke 2,862
97 Vincent 2,894 Renee 2,847
98 Seth 2,859 Jill 2,788
99 Jeremiah 2,849 Bethany 2,765
100 Curtis 2,848 Tina 2,739
101 Wesley 2,789 Kara 2,715
102 Alan 2,771 Chelsea 2,707
103 Jerry 2,758 Teresa 2,702
104 Russell 2,744 Candace 2,698
105 Luke 2,654 Stefanie 2,667
106 Carl 2,606 Dawn 2,640
107 Adrian 2,548 Sheena 2,633
108 Jesus 2,508 Katrina 2,602
109 Blake 2,497 Denise 2,571
110 Terry 2,471 Casey 2,556
111 Shaun 2,466 Sabrina 2,554
112 Christian 2,422 Marquita 2,543
113 Troy 2,407 Nancy 2,520
114 Miguel 2,380 Lori 2,519
115 Mario 2,374 Jillian 2,514
116 Johnny 2,363 Alison 2,491
117 Lucas 2,359 Monique 2,484
118 Bobby 2,356 Miranda 2,479
119 Tony 2,351 Linda 2,474
120 Allen 2,248 Brenda 2,431
121 Ricardo 2,179 Gina 2,416
122 Martin 2,172 Theresa 2,416
123 Alex 2,163 Rachael 2,411
124 Billy 2,150 Hannah 2,399
125 Marc 2,091 Wendy 2,388
126 Jimmy 2,090 Robin 2,387
127 Andre 2,088 Jaclyn 2,386
128 Ricky 2,083 Lacey 2,383
129 Randall 2,061 Molly 2,310
130 Trevor 2,053 Anne 2,305
131 Austin 2,049 Tamara 2,279
132 Lawrence 2,029 Jenny 2,247
133 Danny 2,019 Kristy 2,243
134 Kristopher 2,012 Tanya 2,227
135 Lance 1,962 Ebony 2,218
136 Henry 1,952 Kelli 2,162
137 Johnathan 1,927 Tabitha 2,156
138 Lee 1,918 Melinda 2,142
139 Micheal 1,910 Joanna 2,120
140 Jorge 1,908 Adrienne 2,078
141 Clinton 1,900 Alisha 2,048
142 Devin 1,893 Krista 2,044
143 Mitchell 1,879 Barbara 2,020
144 Roger 1,870 Colleen 2,009
145 Manuel 1,867 Kari 1,998
146 Mathew 1,866 Christy 1,974
147 Albert 1,826 Tonya 1,956
148 Chase 1,823 Meredith 1,941
149 Jon 1,823 Deanna 1,923
150 Francisco 1,822 Carolyn 1,913
151 Isaac 1,795 Abigail 1,911
152 Roberto 1,773 Rebekah 1,899
153 Jamie 1,771 Caitlin 1,885
154 Walter 1,767 Kristi 1,870
155 Louis 1,764 Michele 1,839
156 Willie 1,763 Tasha 1,833
157 Arthur 1,746 Ann 1,812
158 Clayton 1,728 Tammy 1,782
159 Caleb 1,715 Jaime 1,781
160 Rodney 1,694 Sharon 1,780
161 Jonathon 1,693 Marie 1,749
162 Maurice 1,684 Bridget 1,748
163 Joe 1,615 Alexandra 1,697
164 Darren 1,600 Whitney 1,688
165 Jermaine 1,562 Virginia 1,679
166 Colin 1,561 Latasha 1,665
167 Grant 1,552 Morgan 1,659
168 Gerald 1,550 Regina 1,651
169 Jay 1,542 Beth 1,635
170 Noah 1,541 Marissa 1,622
171 Wayne 1,529 Kendra 1,610
172 Jack 1,527 Deborah 1,606
173 Garrett 1,517 Cassie 1,599
174 Ruben 1,494 Angel 1,576
175 Brad 1,473 Jasmine 1,569
176 Roy 1,455 Cheryl 1,562
177 Cameron 1,446 Cindy 1,548
178 Bruce 1,439 Carla 1,529
179 Frederick 1,437 Cristina 1,520
180 Calvin 1,429 Priscilla 1,508
181 Javier 1,424 Felicia 1,502
182 Drew 1,376 Ashlee 1,494
183 Hector 1,369 Aimee 1,481
184 Oscar 1,368 Caroline 1,481
185 Angel 1,349 Audrey 1,468
186 Ross 1,344 Angelica 1,464
187 Alejandro 1,335 Shawna 1,455
188 Darrell 1,333 Jodi 1,427
189 Geoffrey 1,321 Suzanne 1,403
190 Fernando 1,279 Janet 1,399
191 Brendan 1,276 Cara 1,394
192 Omar 1,273 Diane 1,378
193 Reginald 1,268 Donna 1,378
194 Jerome 1,234 Jacquelyn 1,377
195 Neil 1,226 Claudia 1,351
196 Jaime 1,223 Martha 1,349
197 Terrance 1,195 Mandy 1,344
198 Edwin 1,193 Nina 1,343
199 Ernest 1,191 Kate 1,335
200 Ronnie 1,189 Abby 1,310
201 Rafael 1,186 Ana 1,308
202 Marvin 1,172 Bonnie 1,277
203 Eddie 1,170 Robyn 1,270
204 Sergio 1,163 Kristine 1,259
205 Jessie 1,161 Autumn 1,255
206 Theodore 1,159 Carmen 1,228
207 Tyrone 1,146 Mindy 1,222
208 Raul 1,142 Yolanda 1,207
209 Cole 1,111 Alyssa 1,202
210 Leonard 1,102 Sophia 1,196
211 Eugene 1,100 Joy 1,191
212 Dale 1,095 Trisha 1,191
213 Pedro 1,089 Meagan 1,190
214 Ramon 1,064 Daisy 1,175
215 Steve 1,063 Jenna 1,168
216 Dominic 1,058 Summer 1,167
217 Taylor 1,056 Janelle 1,165
218 Kelly 1,054 Toni 1,165
219 Ivan 1,044 Paula 1,161
220 Micah 1,038 Carly 1,160
221 Byron 1,032 Gloria 1,150
222 Glenn 1,016 Evelyn 1,139
223 Terrence 1,008 Ruth 1,124
224 Tommy 1,007 Kelsey 1,116
225 Barry 993 Melody 1,107
226 Alberto 981 Naomi 1,101
227 Armando 978 Christie 1,099
228 Kurt 976 Olivia 1,089
229 Clifford 975 Debra 1,084
230 Darryl 973 Kellie 1,074
231 Eduardo 972 Shelly 1,073
232 Francis 962 Krystle 1,066
233 Levi 961 Rose 1,061
234 Jarrod 960 Adriana 1,053
235 Dwayne 956 Randi 1,049
236 Melvin 949 Rosa 1,047
237 Nicolas 944 Shanna 1,044
238 Spencer 942 Sylvia 1,038
239 Andres 940 Lydia 1,023
240 Harold 939 Grace 998
241 Julian 933 Marisa 995
242 Karl 913 Brianna 972
243 Marco 910 Lacy 972
244 Stanley 908 Charlene 961
245 Edgar 896 Sonia 959
246 Shannon 882 Ellen 953
247 Erick 863 Laurie 953
248 Tristan 856 Ashleigh 947
249 Ralph 846 Sheila 947
250 Andy 836 Nikki 945

Historical Data for Baby Names

If you're interested to see how the trends and popularity of baby names have changed, you can use the links below to view the historical data by decade.

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Most popular girl names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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