Most Popular Baby Names in 1984

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1984. 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 1984, 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 67,745 Jennifer 50,560
2 Christopher 60,032 Jessica 45,857
3 Matthew 49,780 Ashley 38,773
4 Joshua 40,269 Amanda 33,907
5 David 38,491 Sarah 25,884
6 Daniel 36,536 Stephanie 23,022
7 James 35,867 Nicole 22,269
8 John 32,628 Melissa 21,895
9 Robert 31,773 Heather 21,491
10 Joseph 30,517 Elizabeth 20,362
11 Jason 29,957 Megan 16,979
12 Ryan 28,736 Crystal 16,563
13 Justin 26,775 Amy 15,990
14 Andrew 25,929 Tiffany 15,859
15 Brandon 25,679 Rachel 15,839
16 William 24,908 Danielle 15,670
17 Brian 24,731 Michelle 15,499
18 Adam 23,941 Amber 15,371
19 Jonathan 23,346 Laura 14,818
20 Nicholas 21,020 Christina 14,706
21 Anthony 20,960 Lauren 14,476
22 Eric 20,957 Kimberly 14,443
23 Steven 18,218 Rebecca 13,345
24 Kevin 17,865 Emily 12,785
25 Thomas 17,599 Erin 12,621
26 Timothy 16,995 Angela 11,294
27 Richard 15,604 Kelly 11,218
28 Jeffrey 14,762 Andrea 10,349
29 Aaron 13,407 Lisa 10,236
30 Benjamin 13,268 Katherine 10,160
31 Jeremy 13,257 Jamie 9,763
32 Mark 13,218 Sara 9,315
33 Charles 12,941 Mary 9,292
34 Kyle 12,546 Erica 9,278
35 Stephen 12,096 Lindsey 9,007
36 Patrick 11,526 Lindsay 8,509
37 Jacob 11,354 Shannon 8,476
38 Nathan 10,619 Kristen 8,385
39 Scott 10,581 Samantha 8,035
40 Paul 10,461 Alicia 7,820
41 Dustin 10,398 Brittany 7,667
42 Travis 10,247 April 7,565
43 Sean 10,021 Christine 7,300
44 Gregory 9,689 Katie 7,174
45 Zachary 9,070 Vanessa 7,156
46 Kenneth 8,790 Courtney 7,149
47 Tyler 8,708 Kristin 7,008
48 Bryan 8,268 Kathryn 6,541
49 Jose 8,008 Tara 6,283
50 Jesse 7,608 Maria 6,131
51 Chad 7,065 Allison 6,038
52 Derek 6,971 Julie 5,940
53 Bradley 6,572 Holly 5,927
54 Alexander 6,495 Jenna 5,880
55 Samuel 6,365 Natalie 5,558
56 Shawn 6,049 Jacqueline 5,548
57 Marcus 5,995 Anna 5,306
58 Edward 5,914 Monica 5,130
59 Jared 5,684 Victoria 5,079
60 Peter 5,638 Latoya 5,051
61 Keith 5,328 Brandi 4,847
62 Cody 5,205 Cynthia 4,623
63 Donald 5,064 Cassandra 4,581
64 Juan 4,641 Brandy 4,579
65 Jordan 4,540 Meghan 4,505
66 Joel 4,525 Patricia 4,474
67 Ronald 4,507 Stacy 4,446
68 George 4,272 Kristina 4,328
69 Corey 4,245 Catherine 4,238
70 Phillip 4,233 Veronica 4,010
71 Douglas 4,145 Kathleen 3,987
72 Brett 4,095 Diana 3,964
73 Raymond 3,977 Dana 3,939
74 Carlos 3,964 Krystal 3,933
75 Craig 3,959 Leslie 3,815
76 Gary 3,952 Valerie 3,722
77 Antonio 3,882 Natasha 3,708
78 Ian 3,793 Carrie 3,691
79 Derrick 3,664 Stacey 3,648
80 Nathaniel 3,601 Sheena 3,598
81 Philip 3,524 Erika 3,542
82 Casey 3,515 Karen 3,537
83 Cory 3,507 Leah 3,534
84 Erik 3,420 Chelsea 3,530
85 Shane 3,334 Melanie 3,516
86 Frank 3,328 Candice 3,393
87 Gabriel 3,326 Julia 3,360
88 Luis 3,263 Joanna 3,328
89 Brent 3,186 Alexis 3,293
90 Victor 3,179 Susan 3,115
91 Larry 3,105 Tracy 3,051
92 Todd 3,105 Margaret 3,040
93 Alex 3,027 Bethany 2,987
94 Jeffery 3,025 Sandra 2,880
95 Vincent 2,976 Kara 2,855
96 Curtis 2,956 Alexandra 2,815
97 Dennis 2,953 Nichole 2,806
98 Evan 2,937 Misty 2,792
99 Seth 2,912 Brooke 2,749
100 Randy 2,909 Kayla 2,681
101 Wesley 2,801 Candace 2,670
102 Jeremiah 2,777 Heidi 2,670
103 Blake 2,763 Rachael 2,652
104 Christian 2,725 Pamela 2,641
105 Alan 2,703 Katrina 2,630
106 Russell 2,685 Jillian 2,623
107 Adrian 2,656 Renee 2,584
108 Carl 2,567 Casey 2,582
109 Jesus 2,514 Gina 2,566
110 Luke 2,474 Alison 2,513
111 Jerry 2,456 Tina 2,504
112 Tony 2,443 Brenda 2,497
113 Miguel 2,419 Nancy 2,487
114 Troy 2,417 Miranda 2,480
115 Trevor 2,359 Denise 2,461
116 Mario 2,349 Lacey 2,399
117 Austin 2,339 Teresa 2,386
118 Terry 2,334 Caitlin 2,344
119 Andre 2,313 Linda 2,334
120 Johnny 2,270 Jill 2,327
121 Shaun 2,251 Theresa 2,306
122 Ricardo 2,208 Sabrina 2,305
123 Devin 2,175 Alisha 2,292
124 Lee 2,164 Tamara 2,289
125 Mitchell 2,151 Whitney 2,288
126 Martin 2,138 Hannah 2,267
127 Lance 2,137 Anne 2,238
128 Allen 2,125 Desiree 2,231
129 Bobby 2,119 Melinda 2,228
130 Lucas 2,115 Monique 2,201
131 Marc 2,103 Molly 2,178
132 Johnathan 2,099 Morgan 2,176
133 Chase 2,091 Krista 2,171
134 Jimmy 2,068 Jaclyn 2,167
135 Henry 2,034 Kristy 2,159
136 Danny 2,000 Jenny 2,136
137 Kristopher 1,983 Ebony 2,131
138 Ricky 1,981 Stefanie 2,127
139 Mathew 1,969 Robin 2,112
140 Billy 1,948 Tanya 2,111
141 Albert 1,886 Dawn 2,106
142 Jonathon 1,872 Tabitha 2,106
143 Lawrence 1,869 Lori 2,079
144 Jorge 1,865 Colleen 2,067
145 Clinton 1,851 Christy 2,029
146 Manuel 1,849 Wendy 2,024
147 Jon 1,848 Kelli 1,981
148 Randall 1,846 Meredith 1,935
149 Micheal 1,833 Jasmine 1,929
150 Clayton 1,816 Kendra 1,920
151 Francisco 1,813 Deanna 1,916
152 Colin 1,766 Barbara 1,865
153 Drew 1,766 Tonya 1,855
154 Jamie 1,765 Abigail 1,842
155 Ross 1,745 Carolyn 1,825
156 Garrett 1,731 Kari 1,816
157 Roger 1,717 Rebekah 1,803
158 Louis 1,710 Cassie 1,777
159 Arthur 1,701 Kristi 1,766
160 Isaac 1,693 Ann 1,694
161 Walter 1,690 Michele 1,692
162 Roberto 1,672 Bridget 1,686
163 Caleb 1,651 Angel 1,685
164 Cameron 1,642 Tasha 1,684
165 Rodney 1,626 Meagan 1,677
166 Willie 1,606 Adrienne 1,649
167 Joe 1,593 Caroline 1,633
168 Maurice 1,591 Beth 1,632
169 Grant 1,588 Marissa 1,631
170 Jermaine 1,579 Sharon 1,630
171 Jay 1,551 Ashlee 1,609
172 Darren 1,550 Priscilla 1,601
173 Jack 1,482 Marie 1,587
174 Wayne 1,477 Latasha 1,562
175 Bruce 1,461 Shana 1,560
176 Gerald 1,443 Brittney 1,559
177 Calvin 1,440 Kelsey 1,555
178 Oscar 1,422 Kate 1,553
179 Angel 1,417 Cindy 1,541
180 Taylor 1,416 Alyssa 1,538
181 Javier 1,389 Tammy 1,506
182 Roy 1,382 Jaime 1,505
183 Ruben 1,374 Regina 1,490
184 Edwin 1,349 Audrey 1,488
185 Reginald 1,336 Felicia 1,485
186 Darrell 1,334 Mallory 1,470
187 Hector 1,334 Deborah 1,468
188 Brendan 1,332 Virginia 1,465
189 Geoffrey 1,325 Carla 1,454
190 Alejandro 1,317 Cristina 1,443
191 Sergio 1,284 Cara 1,440
192 Fernando 1,283 Jacquelyn 1,432
193 Omar 1,272 Ana 1,390
194 Noah 1,245 Angelica 1,380
195 Brad 1,237 Marquita 1,374
196 Dominic 1,236 Kristine 1,359
197 Frederick 1,220 Brianna 1,355
198 Terrance 1,213 Claudia 1,353
199 Jerome 1,180 Mindy 1,347
200 Jaime 1,174 Nina 1,343
201 Eddie 1,166 Shawna 1,327
202 Cole 1,165 Carly 1,322
203 Ernest 1,148 Cheryl 1,322
204 Rafael 1,147 Carmen 1,299
205 Neil 1,124 Suzanne 1,291
206 Pedro 1,120 Bonnie 1,273
207 Micah 1,114 Janet 1,266
208 Raul 1,106 Abby 1,263
209 Ronnie 1,104 Dominique 1,254
210 Marvin 1,101 Aimee 1,237
211 Jessie 1,095 Jodi 1,229
212 Darryl 1,078 Janelle 1,220
213 Theodore 1,069 Shanna 1,218
214 Emmanuel 1,065 Trista 1,215
215 Eugene 1,064 Summer 1,212
216 Tyrone 1,057 Martha 1,210
217 Leonard 1,053 Lydia 1,201
218 Steve 1,041 Diane 1,198
219 Dale 1,033 Keri 1,195
220 Levi 1,032 Autumn 1,187
221 Glenn 1,023 Donna 1,181
222 Ramon 1,018 Ruth 1,165
223 Ivan 1,007 Olivia 1,163
224 Eduardo 1,003 Joy 1,154
225 Clifford 997 Daisy 1,145
226 Terrence 992 Kellie 1,137
227 Logan 991 Mayra 1,127
228 Kelly 985 Christie 1,116
229 Kurt 980 Krystle 1,112
230 Tommy 975 Paula 1,100
231 Dylan 968 Robyn 1,097
232 Barry 965 Amelia 1,094
233 Nicolas 958 Mandy 1,093
234 Armando 952 Melody 1,088
235 Julio 947 Sophia 1,083
236 Alberto 944 Toni 1,081
237 Julian 938 Yolanda 1,069
238 Spencer 936 Rose 1,058
239 Tyson 925 Evelyn 1,050
240 Andres 920 Gloria 1,047
241 Melvin 909 Naomi 1,047
242 Preston 904 Shelby 1,042
243 Francis 901 Randi 1,035
244 Karl 895 Trisha 1,021
245 Marco 893 Debra 1,020
246 Byron 892 Grace 1,016
247 Cedric 885 Hillary 1,009
248 Stanley 884 Sylvia 1,002
249 Erick 880 Nikki 1,002
250 Chance 880 Ashleigh 997

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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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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