Most Popular Baby Names in 1994

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1994. 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 1994, 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 44,472 Jessica 32,118
2 Christopher 34,799 Ashley 30,281
3 Matthew 33,651 Emily 24,151
4 Joshua 31,370 Samantha 22,823
5 Tyler 30,481 Sarah 22,292
6 Brandon 29,488 Taylor 20,732
7 Jacob 29,414 Brittany 18,900
8 Daniel 28,059 Amanda 18,718
9 Nicholas 27,762 Elizabeth 16,786
10 Andrew 26,010 Megan 16,580
11 Joseph 25,730 Nicole 16,011
12 Zachary 25,137 Kayla 15,883
13 David 24,868 Rachel 15,489
14 James 24,772 Lauren 15,158
15 John 24,182 Stephanie 14,749
16 Ryan 24,056 Hannah 14,493
17 Austin 23,190 Jennifer 14,000
18 Anthony 21,600 Alexis 13,040
19 William 21,490 Victoria 12,691
20 Justin 20,939 Danielle 12,448
21 Robert 20,557 Amber 12,341
22 Alexander 20,099 Courtney 12,018
23 Jonathan 19,063 Jasmine 11,713
24 Kyle 18,395 Rebecca 11,281
25 Cody 17,590 Morgan 10,655
26 Kevin 17,309 Alyssa 10,602
27 Thomas 14,909 Brianna 10,516
28 Aaron 14,384 Alexandra 10,226
29 Jordan 14,160 Kelsey 9,749
30 Eric 13,310 Katherine 9,587
31 Benjamin 12,791 Melissa 8,796
32 Dylan 12,527 Kimberly 8,746
33 Samuel 12,144 Michelle 8,637
34 Steven 12,087 Allison 8,151
35 Christian 11,985 Tiffany 8,096
36 Jose 11,726 Haley 7,804
37 Brian 11,645 Mary 7,752
38 Adam 11,019 Chelsea 7,717
39 Timothy 10,766 Christina 7,668
40 Nathan 10,382 Shelby 7,545
41 Richard 9,512 Anna 7,526
42 Patrick 9,333 Abigail 7,240
43 Charles 9,015 Sara 7,218
44 Sean 8,837 Heather 7,034
45 Jesse 8,682 Erin 6,908
46 Jason 8,548 Laura 6,859
47 Jeremy 8,228 Maria 6,752
48 Mark 7,486 Kaitlyn 6,686
49 Stephen 7,479 Andrea 6,480
50 Alex 7,240 Olivia 6,434
51 Juan 7,206 Madison 6,263
52 Cameron 6,837 Jordan 6,258
53 Travis 6,800 Marissa 6,245
54 Taylor 6,624 Brooke 5,973
55 Jeffrey 6,525 Kristen 5,870
56 Dustin 6,459 Natalie 5,838
57 Luis 6,360 Erica 5,679
58 Trevor 6,359 Katelyn 5,670
59 Connor 6,315 Vanessa 5,552
60 Caleb 6,157 Shannon 5,507
61 Devin 6,064 Miranda 5,456
62 Evan 5,893 Kelly 5,445
63 Jared 5,875 Paige 5,208
64 Paul 5,797 Crystal 5,199
65 Kenneth 5,678 Jacqueline 5,184
66 Bryan 5,602 Cassandra 5,061
67 Hunter 5,584 Gabrielle 5,043
68 Gabriel 5,536 Briana 5,001
69 Dakota 5,535 Lindsey 4,987
70 Logan 5,454 Katie 4,979
71 Mitchell 5,370 Sierra 4,852
72 Carlos 5,327 Julia 4,841
73 Corey 5,279 Alexandria 4,839
74 Ian 5,268 Emma 4,765
75 Marcus 5,257 Mariah 4,750
76 Gregory 5,135 Sydney 4,738
77 Derek 5,081 Amy 4,691
78 Nathaniel 5,029 Caitlin 4,655
79 Jesus 4,916 Kathryn 4,616
80 Scott 4,912 Jenna 4,594
81 Blake 4,877 Angela 4,413
82 Garrett 4,760 Savannah 4,385
83 Bradley 4,678 Alicia 4,102
84 Edward 4,523 Catherine 4,102
85 Shawn 4,245 Breanna 4,100
86 Dalton 4,244 Destiny 4,088
87 Peter 4,219 Jamie 3,982
88 Antonio 4,173 Monica 3,911
89 Ethan 4,165 Brittney 3,877
90 Seth 4,135 Erika 3,584
91 Luke 4,094 Whitney 3,566
92 Shane 4,083 Madeline 3,516
93 Victor 4,054 Kaitlin 3,501
94 Miguel 4,033 Caroline 3,450
95 Lucas 4,010 Alexa 3,441
96 Tanner 3,921 Molly 3,440
97 Adrian 3,814 Sabrina 3,384
98 Spencer 3,813 Diana 3,366
99 Erik 3,746 Cheyenne 3,306
100 Vincent 3,603 Meghan 3,227
101 Dillon 3,532 Leah 3,205
102 Cory 3,528 Mackenzie 3,195
103 Isaac 3,495 Grace 3,174
104 Angel 3,476 Christine 3,164
105 Alejandro 3,468 Cynthia 3,160
106 Jake 3,466 Margaret 3,104
107 Brett 3,434 Lindsay 3,100
108 Joel 3,366 Angelica 3,077
109 Alec 3,321 Michaela 3,044
110 George 3,317 Veronica 2,940
111 Cole 3,302 Bianca 2,932
112 Jorge 3,294 Holly 2,924
113 Eduardo 3,276 Kristina 2,875
114 Chase 3,226 Kristin 2,841
115 Raymond 3,140 Gabriela 2,837
116 Casey 3,046 Bethany 2,774
117 Devon 3,034 Autumn 2,718
118 Wesley 3,032 Casey 2,691
119 Ricardo 2,973 Hailey 2,686
120 Francisco 2,892 Melanie 2,679
121 Colton 2,853 Brenda 2,655
122 Oscar 2,844 Brandi 2,635
123 Troy 2,843 Lisa 2,564
124 Colin 2,815 Rachael 2,553
125 Mason 2,801 Desiree 2,546
126 Keith 2,784 Kendra 2,534
127 Jack 2,778 April 2,522
128 Dominic 2,769 Karen 2,487
129 Chad 2,730 Julie 2,455
130 Brendan 2,729 Kathleen 2,428
131 Phillip 2,676 Leslie 2,397
132 Donald 2,653 Dominique 2,389
133 Elijah 2,621 Natasha 2,381
134 Johnathan 2,613 Kara 2,376
135 Martin 2,594 Patricia 2,365
136 Derrick 2,574 Hayley 2,362
137 Ronald 2,564 Bailey 2,351
138 Cristian 2,542 Carly 2,323
139 Xavier 2,528 Cassidy 2,306
140 Julian 2,503 Karina 2,262
141 Frank 2,480 Summer 2,238
142 Mario 2,466 Tori 2,222
143 Manuel 2,464 Ana 2,211
144 Alan 2,433 Nancy 2,189
145 Henry 2,420 Tara 2,188
146 Omar 2,419 Alejandra 2,187
147 Edgar 2,393 Ariel 2,187
148 Andre 2,380 Marisa 2,187
149 Clayton 2,370 Claire 2,174
150 Bryce 2,342 Caitlyn 2,171
151 Grant 2,278 Adriana 2,168
152 Collin 2,277 Rebekah 2,159
153 Javier 2,270 Alison 2,121
154 Jonathon 2,197 Kaylee 2,108
155 Darius 2,182 Chloe 2,079
156 Douglas 2,161 Raven 2,075
157 Levi 2,105 Jocelyn 2,058
158 Jeremiah 2,084 Kylie 2,043
159 Noah 2,078 Valerie 2,010
160 Sergio 2,004 Gabriella 1,996
161 Hector 1,972 Jade 1,944
162 Roberto 1,969 Audrey 1,929
163 Andres 1,964 Katrina 1,925
164 Nicolas 1,953 Krystal 1,889
165 Johnny 1,948 Deanna 1,875
166 Jackson 1,934 Ariana 1,874
167 Gary 1,898 Dana 1,805
168 Philip 1,896 Mikayla 1,793
169 Isaiah 1,870 Meagan 1,788
170 Curtis 1,869 Diamond 1,785
171 Drew 1,856 Sandra 1,770
172 Ivan 1,855 Kassandra 1,763
173 Brady 1,847 Jasmin 1,758
174 Fernando 1,832 Bridget 1,697
175 Edwin 1,801 Monique 1,690
176 Hayden 1,792 Angel 1,674
177 Dennis 1,787 Daisy 1,668
178 Cesar 1,776 Chelsey 1,654
179 Allen 1,748 Kendall 1,648
180 Zachery 1,729 Ashlee 1,644
181 Ruben 1,724 Felicia 1,631
182 Maxwell 1,720 Krista 1,627
183 Jalen 1,698 Joanna 1,624
184 Marco 1,688 Khadijah 1,615
185 Erick 1,678 Sophia 1,613
186 Randy 1,644 Yesenia 1,607
187 Mathew 1,634 Mallory 1,605
188 Brent 1,630 Lydia 1,603
189 Pedro 1,628 Mercedes 1,571
190 Tony 1,627 Jazmin 1,544
191 Max 1,624 Jillian 1,542
192 Jerry 1,615 Mckenzie 1,541
193 Preston 1,607 Kirsten 1,537
194 Riley 1,588 Gina 1,525
195 Calvin 1,565 Jazmine 1,519
196 Larry 1,560 Cindy 1,508
197 Wyatt 1,544 Priscilla 1,506
198 Craig 1,507 Claudia 1,503
199 Raul 1,451 Makayla 1,503
200 Colby 1,449 Alisha 1,497
201 Darren 1,444 Evelyn 1,452
202 Rafael 1,431 Aaliyah 1,451
203 Jeffery 1,417 Kiara 1,445
204 Carl 1,416 Anne 1,432
205 Ricky 1,412 Cierra 1,415
206 Louis 1,411 Ashleigh 1,414
207 Tevin 1,405 Colleen 1,413
208 Jaime 1,394 Ciara 1,401
209 Albert 1,384 Lacey 1,398
210 Jimmy 1,373 Allyson 1,395
211 Trey 1,367 Denise 1,391
212 Kristopher 1,365 Tabitha 1,391
213 Marc 1,355 Abby 1,372
214 Skyler 1,355 Brandy 1,350
215 Damian 1,349 Guadalupe 1,334
216 Chance 1,347 Zoe 1,334
217 Forrest 1,343 Ellen 1,321
218 Harrison 1,331 Marina 1,307
219 Kaleb 1,329 Faith 1,305
220 Julio 1,316 Cristina 1,285
221 Alberto 1,314 Linda 1,283
222 Dallas 1,304 Isabella 1,277
223 Sebastian 1,304 Nichole 1,260
224 Trenton 1,298 Karla 1,259
225 Armando 1,292 Jaclyn 1,256
226 Conner 1,292 Jessie 1,255
227 Alexis 1,288 Rosa 1,254
228 Emmanuel 1,286 Amelia 1,253
229 Gage 1,286 Mayra 1,245
230 Gerardo 1,286 Meredith 1,230
231 Danny 1,279 Carolyn 1,229
232 Zackary 1,274 Hope 1,226
233 Micheal 1,273 Maggie 1,225
234 Shaquille 1,271 Asia 1,213
235 Russell 1,270 Naomi 1,203
236 Lawrence 1,267 Hanna 1,186
237 Diego 1,258 Clarissa 1,185
238 Parker 1,250 Daniela 1,175
239 Dominique 1,238 Carmen 1,166
240 Jamal 1,230 Justine 1,161
241 Abraham 1,224 Tessa 1,158
242 Terry 1,218 Tatiana 1,154
243 Joe 1,203 Wendy 1,133
244 Rodney 1,183 Katlyn 1,132
245 Jonah 1,178 Isabel 1,131
246 Micah 1,169 Maya 1,130
247 Kody 1,163 Tamara 1,130
248 Arthur 1,160 Kasey 1,127
249 Landon 1,156 Kiana 1,117
250 Walter 1,151 Alexus 1,110

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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