Most Popular Baby Names in 1989

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1989. 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 1989, 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 65,399 Jessica 47,887
2 Christopher 53,182 Ashley 47,589
3 Matthew 45,381 Brittany 37,790
4 Joshua 44,094 Amanda 36,830
5 David 35,221 Sarah 27,792
6 Daniel 35,007 Samantha 24,792
7 Andrew 34,814 Jennifer 23,998
8 Justin 32,847 Stephanie 22,767
9 James 32,709 Lauren 21,065
10 Robert 30,065 Elizabeth 20,298
11 Joseph 29,878 Megan 19,782
12 John 29,854 Nicole 19,032
13 Ryan 28,412 Emily 17,323
14 Nicholas 28,232 Amber 16,760
15 William 24,673 Heather 16,246
16 Anthony 24,424 Tiffany 15,717
17 Jonathan 23,605 Danielle 15,366
18 Brandon 23,311 Rachel 15,357
19 Kevin 21,207 Melissa 15,202
20 Kyle 20,882 Kayla 14,903
21 Eric 18,976 Courtney 13,454
22 Steven 18,922 Michelle 13,374
23 Thomas 18,437 Christina 13,138
24 Brian 18,102 Rebecca 12,434
25 Zachary 18,078 Laura 11,740
26 Jacob 17,832 Katherine 11,415
27 Adam 16,931 Chelsea 11,251
28 Timothy 16,425 Kimberly 11,036
29 Benjamin 15,731 Sara 9,708
30 Tyler 15,592 Jasmine 9,549
31 Aaron 15,312 Kelsey 9,256
32 Alexander 14,522 Crystal 9,105
33 Richard 14,135 Alyssa 9,043
34 Jeremy 13,080 Erica 9,024
35 Jason 12,612 Amy 8,898
36 Charles 12,247 Kristen 8,803
37 Jeffrey 12,013 Kelly 8,763
38 Patrick 11,988 Mary 8,644
39 Sean 11,897 Andrea 8,410
40 Stephen 11,739 Erin 8,141
41 Travis 11,527 Brittney 7,833
42 Mark 11,321 Hannah 7,831
43 Nathan 10,906 Alexandra 7,681
44 Jordan 10,878 Victoria 7,638
45 Cody 10,820 Katie 7,290
46 Jose 10,329 Allison 7,285
47 Samuel 10,107 Angela 7,199
48 Dustin 9,718 Lindsey 7,068
49 Paul 9,030 Caitlin 7,025
50 Jesse 8,859 Vanessa 6,961
51 Scott 8,851 Anna 6,899
52 Gregory 8,757 Jamie 6,847
53 Kenneth 8,555 Alicia 6,816
54 Derek 8,363 Cassandra 6,698
55 Corey 8,003 Lisa 6,573
56 Bryan 7,853 Maria 6,340
57 Jared 7,018 Whitney 6,307
58 Bradley 6,978 Kathryn 6,296
59 Austin 6,884 Christine 6,135
60 Alex 6,540 Kristin 6,065
61 Cory 6,451 Shannon 5,660
62 Edward 5,849 Natalie 5,631
63 Juan 5,777 Lindsay 5,525
64 Cameron 5,592 Jacqueline 5,444
65 Shawn 5,478 Kristina 4,804
66 Peter 5,410 April 4,735
67 Marcus 5,396 Catherine 4,557
68 Ian 4,947 Monica 4,504
69 Evan 4,924 Morgan 4,428
70 Keith 4,893 Tara 4,370
71 Shane 4,861 Jenna 4,339
72 Taylor 4,856 Jordan 4,280
73 Luis 4,849 Erika 4,191
74 Chad 4,722 Brooke 4,148
75 Phillip 4,721 Taylor 4,069
76 Antonio 4,718 Katelyn 4,036
77 Carlos 4,637 Brianna 3,994
78 Christian 4,622 Julie 3,943
79 George 4,511 Holly 3,894
80 Vincent 4,493 Meghan 3,856
81 Brett 4,429 Marissa 3,795
82 Donald 4,324 Krystal 3,786
83 Trevor 4,166 Leah 3,784
84 Nathaniel 4,120 Cynthia 3,777
85 Ronald 4,107 Veronica 3,714
86 Raymond 4,105 Diana 3,685
87 Ethan 4,057 Natasha 3,668
88 Joel 3,940 Melanie 3,629
89 Victor 3,904 Patricia 3,605
90 Casey 3,852 Kathleen 3,598
91 Caleb 3,786 Bianca 3,593
92 Douglas 3,703 Alexis 3,517
93 Mitchell 3,646 Molly 3,458
94 Seth 3,635 Abigail 3,404
95 Erik 3,630 Kaitlyn 3,392
96 Devin 3,595 Julia 3,371
97 Blake 3,526 Margaret 3,285
98 Wesley 3,457 Brandi 3,248
99 Derrick 3,443 Kendra 3,229
100 Adrian 3,418 Kaitlin 3,170
101 Philip 3,323 Kara 3,121
102 Garrett 3,316 Bethany 3,081
103 Jesus 3,292 Casey 3,079
104 Logan 3,282 Alexandria 3,060
105 Craig 3,156 Dana 2,999
106 Spencer 3,127 Jillian 2,922
107 Gary 3,126 Angelica 2,876
108 Miguel 3,080 Leslie 2,864
109 Frank 3,056 Rachael 2,832
110 Gabriel 3,035 Karen 2,758
111 Curtis 2,965 Felicia 2,750
112 Johnathan 2,962 Gabrielle 2,719
113 Chase 2,866 Caroline 2,662
114 Lucas 2,862 Kiara 2,624
115 Dylan 2,853 Katrina 2,623
116 Mario 2,844 Sabrina 2,572
117 Martin 2,797 Valerie 2,561
118 Brent 2,749 Britney 2,494
119 Ricardo 2,734 Alison 2,489
120 Alan 2,729 Meagan 2,466
121 Luke 2,711 Brandy 2,454
122 Jorge 2,702 Olivia 2,438
123 Dennis 2,677 Alisha 2,435
124 Troy 2,637 Paige 2,392
125 Francisco 2,622 Haley 2,362
126 Colin 2,604 Briana 2,353
127 Randy 2,604 Desiree 2,348
128 Jonathon 2,528 Nancy 2,346
129 Jeffery 2,478 Sandra 2,329
130 Allen 2,360 Miranda 2,326
131 Larry 2,338 Ana 2,271
132 Tony 2,300 Brenda 2,270
133 Johnny 2,297 Candace 2,269
134 Andre 2,274 Candice 2,260
135 Carl 2,258 Adriana 2,258
136 Russell 2,218 Nichole 2,233
137 Julian 2,211 Krista 2,224
138 Isaac 2,210 Jaclyn 2,217
139 Manuel 2,207 Monique 2,208
140 Angel 2,175 Chelsey 2,202
141 Henry 2,174 Gina 2,169
142 Jerry 2,164 Joanna 2,115
143 Mathew 2,162 Lacey 2,076
144 Brendan 2,146 Ashlee 2,045
145 Jeremiah 2,146 Denise 2,033
146 Todd 2,126 Stacey 2,020
147 Edgar 2,104 Mallory 1,971
148 Alejandro 2,085 Carrie 1,957
149 Roberto 2,016 Emma 1,937
150 Drew 2,012 Grace 1,927
151 Terry 2,003 Kylie 1,927
152 Jake 1,965 Stacy 1,882
153 Oscar 1,965 Anne 1,881
154 Clayton 1,962 Rebekah 1,869
155 Kristopher 1,957 Sierra 1,864
156 Eduardo 1,937 Tabitha 1,852
157 Colton 1,924 Linda 1,844
158 Danny 1,911 Carolyn 1,809
159 Ricky 1,896 Colleen 1,808
160 Marc 1,893 Robin 1,800
161 Calvin 1,869 Susan 1,800
162 Randall 1,848 Deanna 1,758
163 Louis 1,836 Breanna 1,747
164 Micheal 1,833 Priscilla 1,740
165 Lance 1,822 Kelli 1,734
166 Javier 1,816 Cristina 1,733
167 Hector 1,804 Angel 1,716
168 Ross 1,787 Meredith 1,698
169 Levi 1,783 Sasha 1,697
170 Edwin 1,763 Audrey 1,686
171 Albert 1,762 Claire 1,672
172 Bobby 1,759 Renee 1,660
173 Lawrence 1,754 Dominique 1,641
174 Sergio 1,752 Bridget 1,636
175 Jimmy 1,745 Melinda 1,586
176 Bryant 1,737 Ebony 1,577
177 Rodney 1,737 Cindy 1,567
178 Devon 1,718 Justine 1,565
179 Jack 1,717 Carly 1,553
180 Grant 1,679 Theresa 1,545
181 Bryce 1,634 Heidi 1,541
182 Omar 1,630 Karina 1,539
183 Darren 1,624 Kirsten 1,538
184 Walter 1,611 Teresa 1,532
185 Max 1,606 Arielle 1,530
186 Ruben 1,596 Barbara 1,494
187 Fernando 1,582 Tamara 1,485
188 Lee 1,546 Autumn 1,482
189 Arthur 1,534 Tracy 1,465
190 Ivan 1,532 Latoya 1,463
191 Nicolas 1,529 Mayra 1,455
192 Jon 1,509 Claudia 1,417
193 Billy 1,505 Tanya 1,387
194 Darius 1,504 Kristine 1,377
195 Joe 1,492 Marie 1,376
196 Roger 1,475 Cassie 1,375
197 Jamie 1,472 Jacquelyn 1,365
198 Dominic 1,471 Wendy 1,339
199 Preston 1,470 Pamela 1,333
200 Gerald 1,469 Ashleigh 1,330
201 Pedro 1,469 Tina 1,323
202 Willie 1,460 Ellen 1,316
203 Jay 1,441 Alexa 1,305
204 Maurice 1,422 Yesenia 1,303
205 Maxwell 1,400 Kari 1,299
206 Jaime 1,395 Jenny 1,289
207 Shaun 1,390 Savannah 1,288
208 Terrance 1,361 Kasey 1,286
209 Raul 1,359 Ariel 1,285
210 Xavier 1,356 Hillary 1,284
211 Clinton 1,353 Cara 1,275
212 Emmanuel 1,337 Abby 1,274
213 Rafael 1,322 Adrienne 1,271
214 Andres 1,307 Michele 1,267
215 Reginald 1,298 Virginia 1,266
216 Theodore 1,292 Amelia 1,265
217 Roy 1,258 Lydia 1,262
218 Noah 1,244 Daisy 1,256
219 Cesar 1,243 Tiara 1,253
220 Tanner 1,235 Martha 1,249
221 Dominique 1,233 Caitlyn 1,234
222 Bruce 1,211 Madison 1,225
223 Eddie 1,210 Gabriela 1,222
224 Geoffrey 1,209 Misty 1,220
225 Darrell 1,208 Mercedes 1,219
226 Hunter 1,207 Kristy 1,217
227 Isaiah 1,190 Janet 1,210
228 Marvin 1,190 Tasha 1,205
229 Julio 1,186 Shelby 1,203
230 Alberto 1,180 Sydney 1,193
231 Wayne 1,167 Carmen 1,187
232 Armando 1,166 Janelle 1,183
233 Terrence 1,160 Evelyn 1,172
234 Marco 1,153 Kristi 1,172
235 Jessie 1,133 Nina 1,170
236 Darryl 1,130 Raquel 1,168
237 Micah 1,118 Madeline 1,167
238 Frederick 1,114 Destiny 1,151
239 Jamal 1,104 Jessie 1,147
240 Mason 1,095 Jade 1,146
241 Christop 1,082 Brittani 1,142
242 Trent 1,082 Rosa 1,138
243 Ramon 1,078 Allyson 1,120
244 Byron 1,074 Sharon 1,120
245 Erick 1,071 Christy 1,093
246 Tyrone 1,066 Ann 1,090
247 Collin 1,062 Jocelyn 1,081
248 Nickolas 1,048 Gloria 1,080
249 Jerome 1,034 Jasmin 1,078
250 Colby 1,031 Kate 1,078

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.

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

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

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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