Most Popular Baby Names in 1991

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1991. 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 1991, 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 60,793 Ashley 43,479
2 Christopher 47,106 Jessica 43,398
3 Matthew 41,641 Brittany 29,090
4 Joshua 41,223 Amanda 28,892
5 Andrew 31,539 Samantha 25,646
6 Daniel 30,921 Sarah 25,229
7 James 30,510 Stephanie 22,776
8 David 30,414 Jennifer 20,673
9 Joseph 29,834 Elizabeth 20,391
10 John 27,801 Emily 20,309
11 Ryan 27,530 Megan 19,277
12 Nicholas 27,356 Kayla 18,545
13 Robert 26,834 Lauren 18,409
14 Justin 26,792 Rachel 16,344
15 Brandon 26,018 Nicole 16,050
16 Tyler 25,211 Amber 14,991
17 Jacob 25,197 Danielle 13,617
18 Anthony 24,442 Chelsea 13,509
19 William 23,866 Courtney 13,441
20 Jonathan 22,973 Melissa 13,345
21 Kyle 21,611 Rebecca 13,299
22 Zachary 21,383 Michelle 12,214
23 Kevin 20,260 Heather 11,703
24 Cody 18,980 Jasmine 11,525
25 Eric 18,050 Katherine 11,490
26 Alexander 17,640 Kelsey 11,433
27 Steven 16,860 Tiffany 11,155
28 Thomas 16,788 Victoria 10,913
29 Jordan 16,015 Hannah 10,769
30 Brian 14,912 Alyssa 10,678
31 Aaron 14,241 Christina 10,568
32 Timothy 14,148 Taylor 10,254
33 Benjamin 13,874 Shelby 10,219
34 Richard 12,553 Kimberly 9,799
35 Patrick 12,417 Laura 9,645
36 Adam 12,303 Alexandra 9,457
37 Jose 11,725 Sara 8,844
38 Charles 11,333 Mary 8,761
39 Samuel 11,230 Andrea 7,994
40 Sean 11,180 Erica 7,800
41 Stephen 10,525 Crystal 7,728
42 Nathan 10,497 Kelly 7,512
43 Jeremy 10,401 Amy 7,276
44 Travis 10,135 Erin 7,206
45 Jeffrey 9,895 Maria 7,135
46 Dylan 9,762 Anna 7,119
47 Mark 9,678 Alexis 7,010
48 Christian 9,443 Kristen 6,817
49 Jason 9,385 Morgan 6,794
50 Austin 9,054 Allison 6,773
51 Jesse 8,369 Brianna 6,561
52 Taylor 7,969 Lindsey 6,458
53 Paul 7,676 Katie 6,423
54 Kenneth 7,576 Cassandra 6,408
55 Gregory 7,554 Caitlin 6,383
56 Dustin 7,383 Vanessa 5,925
57 Scott 7,113 Kathryn 5,832
58 Corey 6,929 Brittney 5,827
59 Derek 6,893 Angela 5,801
60 Juan 6,839 Jamie 5,780
61 Bryan 6,756 Olivia 5,601
62 Cameron 6,697 Jordan 5,561
63 Alex 6,673 Alicia 5,556
64 Jared 6,213 Natalie 5,556
65 Ethan 6,127 Brooke 5,551
66 Luis 5,894 Ariel 5,410
67 Bradley 5,725 Julia 5,364
68 Edward 5,573 Whitney 5,240
69 Trevor 5,530 Mariah 5,192
70 Evan 5,451 Jacqueline 4,988
71 Shawn 5,415 Shannon 4,846
72 Carlos 5,330 Catherine 4,815
73 Ian 5,322 Christine 4,809
74 Cory 5,121 Molly 4,651
75 Shane 5,107 Katelyn 4,560
76 Marcus 5,069 Paige 4,516
77 Peter 4,960 Lindsay 4,485
78 Caleb 4,861 Alexandria 4,470
79 Antonio 4,616 Haley 4,463
80 Jesus 4,597 Jenna 4,458
81 Vincent 4,492 Marissa 4,422
82 Gabriel 4,413 Kaitlyn 4,409
83 Devin 4,388 Lisa 4,395
84 Nathaniel 4,369 Erika 4,309
85 Victor 4,333 Monica 4,156
86 Blake 4,275 Kristin 4,087
87 George 4,181 Kristina 3,874
88 Brett 4,152 April 3,857
89 Keith 4,124 Bianca 3,845
90 Casey 4,107 Miranda 3,819
91 Garrett 4,054 Leah 3,817
92 Miguel 3,945 Abigail 3,799
93 Adrian 3,920 Cynthia 3,706
94 Logan 3,893 Meghan 3,704
95 Erik 3,890 Briana 3,688
96 Mitchell 3,880 Melanie 3,580
97 Raymond 3,864 Gabrielle 3,578
98 Phillip 3,850 Julie 3,570
99 Seth 3,807 Kaitlin 3,486
100 Joel 3,759 Veronica 3,441
101 Ronald 3,668 Patricia 3,419
102 Donald 3,650 Kathleen 3,371
103 Dillon 3,634 Diana 3,342
104 Chad 3,584 Tara 3,325
105 Spencer 3,563 Holly 3,289
106 Wesley 3,267 Kara 3,280
107 Lucas 3,237 Breanna 3,233
108 Chase 3,224 Margaret 3,195
109 Douglas 3,156 Bethany 3,112
110 Johnathan 3,120 Brandi 3,090
111 Derrick 3,095 Casey 3,070
112 Jorge 3,050 Krystal 2,957
113 Luke 3,014 Natasha 2,922
114 Francisco 2,906 Rachael 2,915
115 Martin 2,893 Sabrina 2,903
116 Frank 2,879 Caroline 2,844
117 Ricardo 2,850 Angelica 2,821
118 Alejandro 2,788 Kendra 2,705
119 Jake 2,772 Ana 2,650
120 Philip 2,748 Brenda 2,634
121 Dakota 2,740 Felicia 2,620
122 Julian 2,690 Karen 2,599
123 Angel 2,685 Emma 2,594
124 Gary 2,677 Leslie 2,551
125 Jonathon 2,601 Nancy 2,497
126 Curtis 2,590 Desiree 2,486
127 Mario 2,575 Alexa 2,476
128 Alan 2,544 Madison 2,468
129 Eduardo 2,521 Chelsey 2,440
130 Isaac 2,501 Meagan 2,424
131 Manuel 2,497 Dana 2,413
132 Devon 2,474 Dominique 2,406
133 Connor 2,461 Grace 2,386
134 Oscar 2,443 Sydney 2,380
135 Craig 2,399 Valerie 2,380
136 Dalton 2,354 Jillian 2,377
137 Troy 2,337 Carly 2,338
138 Dennis 2,313 Sierra 2,303
139 Colin 2,294 Adriana 2,241
140 Andre 2,283 Katrina 2,224
141 Tanner 2,272 Monique 2,179
142 Edgar 2,266 Alison 2,153
143 Henry 2,259 Sandra 2,139
144 Johnny 2,246 Ashlee 2,083
145 Colton 2,245 Lacey 2,071
146 Brent 2,194 Brandy 2,063
147 Brendan 2,188 Rebekah 2,063
148 Randy 2,160 Gabriela 2,062
149 Omar 2,135 Alisha 2,041
150 Javier 2,133 Raven 2,026
151 Jeffery 2,121 Madeline 1,980
152 Darius 2,118 Joanna 1,951
153 Roberto 2,118 Candace 1,936
154 Allen 2,108 Kirsten 1,931
155 Tony 2,100 Krista 1,911
156 Jeremiah 2,095 Destiny 1,899
157 Larry 2,073 Iesha 1,896
158 Hector 2,036 Deanna 1,878
159 Mason 2,035 Angel 1,835
160 Jerry 1,999 Gina 1,835
161 Mathew 1,984 Jaclyn 1,827
162 Cole 1,979 Claire 1,819
163 Edwin 1,967 Mallory 1,804
164 Dominic 1,965 Mercedes 1,797
165 Sergio 1,950 Karina 1,796
166 Jack 1,947 Hillary 1,789
167 Hunter 1,926 Britney 1,784
168 Carl 1,923 Priscilla 1,779
169 Fernando 1,897 Audrey 1,760
170 Dominique 1,869 Hayley 1,753
171 Ivan 1,865 Autumn 1,747
172 Clayton 1,846 Candice 1,745
173 Danny 1,845 Denise 1,744
174 Russell 1,834 Kiara 1,736
175 Max 1,829 Cheyenne 1,718
176 Xavier 1,812 Ashleigh 1,717
177 Drew 1,805 Cristina 1,700
178 Kristopher 1,782 Anne 1,673
179 Todd 1,743 Chloe 1,671
180 Terry 1,741 Nichole 1,652
181 Grant 1,732 Savannah 1,648
182 Lawrence 1,732 Alejandra 1,640
183 Ruben 1,732 Arielle 1,631
184 Bryce 1,731 Cindy 1,612
185 Jimmy 1,729 Caitlyn 1,609
186 Louis 1,726 Daisy 1,609
187 Levi 1,725 Linda 1,608
188 Maxwell 1,723 Colleen 1,600
189 Calvin 1,709 Yesenia 1,577
190 Albert 1,697 Tabitha 1,573
191 Clinton 1,665 Claudia 1,568
192 Micheal 1,635 Ariana 1,562
193 Ricky 1,617 Carolyn 1,559
194 Pedro 1,613 Amelia 1,536
195 Nicolas 1,588 Ebony 1,526
196 Marc 1,581 Hailey 1,506
197 Lance 1,575 Kelli 1,497
198 Rodney 1,560 Mackenzie 1,495
199 Alec 1,539 Meredith 1,495
200 Walter 1,539 Kaylee 1,494
201 Andres 1,523 Kylie 1,489
202 Colby 1,515 Teresa 1,489
203 Marco 1,515 Susan 1,477
204 Julio 1,512 Carrie 1,465
205 Cesar 1,511 Mayra 1,460
206 Bobby 1,508 Theresa 1,460
207 Erick 1,506 Bridget 1,447
208 Isaiah 1,491 Bailey 1,435
209 Collin 1,490 Ellen 1,429
210 Rafael 1,483 Jade 1,411
211 Randall 1,481 Renee 1,410
212 Arthur 1,475 Stacy 1,409
213 Joe 1,464 Stacey 1,405
214 Raul 1,459 Lydia 1,378
215 Jaime 1,446 Jocelyn 1,356
216 Ross 1,446 Wendy 1,343
217 Preston 1,426 Justine 1,340
218 Alberto 1,421 Heidi 1,328
219 Emmanuel 1,384 Kasey 1,305
220 Billy 1,357 Jasmin 1,273
221 Elijah 1,345 Raquel 1,272
222 Terrance 1,345 Evelyn 1,267
223 Armando 1,337 Melinda 1,266
224 Willie 1,319 Marie 1,263
225 Noah 1,315 Jenny 1,262
226 Darren 1,306 Tamara 1,262
227 Jon 1,306 Sophia 1,260
228 Maurice 1,300 Cara 1,259
229 Lee 1,299 Barbara 1,239
230 Malcolm 1,299 Carmen 1,237
231 Roger 1,294 Robin 1,233
232 Jamie 1,286 Jacquelyn 1,211
233 Reginald 1,276 Devon 1,206
234 Jay 1,268 Gabriella 1,193
235 Gerald 1,259 Virginia 1,191
236 Zachery 1,248 Janet 1,186
237 Marvin 1,193 Abby 1,174
238 Shaun 1,187 Devin 1,162
239 Gerardo 1,182 Marisa 1,153
240 Eddie 1,178 Tiara 1,152
241 Jackson 1,177 Tessa 1,150
242 Jessie 1,176 Hilary 1,149
243 Abraham 1,161 Rosa 1,149
244 Ramon 1,159 Kellie 1,143
245 Micah 1,136 Allyson 1,140
246 Frederick 1,134 Martha 1,130
247 Roy 1,127 Gloria 1,127
248 Bryant 1,114 Cassie 1,121
249 Jamal 1,112 Jessie 1,116
250 Tevin 1,099 Carissa 1,109

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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