Most Popular Baby Names Since 1983

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names are since 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 10 most popular baby names since 1983, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1983.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Michael 1,343,487 Ashley 798,509
2 Christopher 1,079,343 Jessica 761,585
3 Matthew 1,052,317 Emily 697,734
4 Joshua 967,139 Sarah 594,162
5 Daniel 889,263 Elizabeth 560,116
6 Jacob 856,766 Samantha 527,182
7 David 834,492 Amanda 516,074
8 James 824,109 Jennifer 497,048
9 Andrew 819,230 Emma 488,477
10 Joseph 802,553 Olivia 478,832

More Popular Baby Names

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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

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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