Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1980

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1980. 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 boy names in 1980, 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

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 68,704
2 Christopher 49,096
3 Jason 48,170
4 David 41,920
5 James 39,329
6 Matthew 37,855
7 Joshua 36,062
8 John 35,286
9 Robert 34,280
10 Joseph 30,202
11 Daniel 29,895
12 Brian 28,726
13 Justin 26,763
14 William 25,652
15 Ryan 24,811
16 Eric 22,631
17 Nicholas 21,026
18 Jeremy 19,902
19 Andrew 19,735
20 Timothy 19,154
21 Jonathan 18,997
22 Adam 18,874
23 Kevin 17,984
24 Anthony 17,615
25 Thomas 17,568
26 Richard 16,660
27 Jeffrey 16,385
28 Steven 15,919
29 Charles 14,963
30 Brandon 14,173
31 Mark 14,169
32 Benjamin 13,637
33 Scott 13,312
34 Aaron 13,173
35 Paul 11,823
36 Nathan 11,145
37 Travis 10,768
38 Patrick 10,357
39 Chad 10,151
40 Stephen 10,063
41 Kenneth 9,615
42 Gregory 9,268
43 Jacob 8,523
44 Dustin 8,418
45 Jesse 8,384
46 Jose 8,320
47 Shawn 7,698
48 Sean 7,602
49 Bryan 7,517
50 Derek 7,248
51 Bradley 7,210
52 Edward 6,767
53 Donald 6,270
54 Samuel 6,013
55 Peter 5,969
56 Keith 5,887
57 Kyle 5,784
58 Ronald 5,761
59 Juan 5,436
60 George 5,301
61 Jared 5,208
62 Douglas 5,181
63 Gary 5,042
64 Erik 4,917
65 Phillip 4,636
66 Raymond 4,580
67 Joel 4,568
68 Corey 4,441
69 Shane 4,374
70 Larry 4,266
71 Marcus 4,260
72 Zachary 4,248
73 Craig 4,236
74 Derrick 4,135
75 Todd 4,130
76 Jeremiah 4,094
77 Antonio 4,091
78 Carlos 4,087
79 Shaun 3,924
80 Dennis 3,806
81 Frank 3,738
82 Philip 3,563
83 Cory 3,555
84 Brent 3,543
85 Gabriel 3,497
86 Nathaniel 3,494
87 Randy 3,393
88 Luis 3,358
89 Curtis 3,332
90 Jeffery 3,324
91 Alexander 3,284
92 Russell 3,272
93 Casey 3,217
94 Jerry 3,193
95 Wesley 3,166
96 Brett 3,131
97 Luke 3,111
98 Lucas 3,084
99 Seth 3,052
100 Billy 2,991
101 Terry 2,982
102 Mario 2,937
103 Carl 2,935
104 Ian 2,911
105 Jamie 2,847
106 Troy 2,832
107 Victor 2,823
108 Tony 2,728
109 Bobby 2,722
110 Jesus 2,697
111 Vincent 2,696
112 Alan 2,676
113 Johnny 2,640
114 Tyler 2,621
115 Adrian 2,392
116 Brad 2,372
117 Ricardo 2,324
118 Christian 2,317
119 Marc 2,310
120 Danny 2,267
121 Rodney 2,266
122 Ricky 2,237
123 Martin 2,227
124 Allen 2,211
125 Lee 2,209
126 Jimmy 2,205
127 Jon 2,178
128 Miguel 2,176
129 Lawrence 2,172
130 Willie 2,168
131 Clinton 2,167
132 Micheal 2,153
133 Andre 2,083
134 Roger 2,076
135 Henry 2,074
136 Randall 2,025
137 Walter 2,010
138 Kristopher 2,008
139 Jorge 1,998
140 Joe 1,990
141 Jay 1,988
142 Albert 1,957
143 Cody 1,957
144 Manuel 1,905
145 Roberto 1,881
146 Wayne 1,841
147 Arthur 1,819
148 Gerald 1,819
149 Jermaine 1,804
150 Isaac 1,797
151 Louis 1,787
152 Lance 1,786
153 Roy 1,780
154 Francisco 1,772
155 Trevor 1,690
156 Alex 1,681
157 Bruce 1,653
158 Jack 1,631
159 Evan 1,625
160 Jordan 1,621
161 Frederick 1,611
162 Maurice 1,554
163 Darren 1,533
164 Mitchell 1,521
165 Ruben 1,487
166 Reginald 1,480
167 Jaime 1,466
168 Darrell 1,462
169 Hector 1,448
170 Omar 1,446
171 Jonathon 1,430
172 Angel 1,420
173 Ronnie 1,411
174 Johnathan 1,407
175 Barry 1,396
176 Oscar 1,396
177 Eddie 1,390
178 Jerome 1,385
179 Terrance 1,380
180 Ernest 1,369
181 Neil 1,348
182 Damien 1,339
183 Mathew 1,334
184 Shannon 1,330
185 Calvin 1,328
186 Javier 1,308
187 Alejandro 1,307
188 Edwin 1,295
189 Garrett 1,288
190 Raul 1,288
191 Eugene 1,287
192 Kurt 1,282
193 Clayton 1,277
194 Leonard 1,277
195 Clint 1,274
196 Fernando 1,264
197 Tommy 1,258
198 Dale 1,237
199 Marvin 1,225
200 Geoffrey 1,224
201 Steve 1,223
202 Clifford 1,217
203 Beau 1,206
204 Colin 1,197
205 Theodore 1,196
206 Tyrone 1,194
207 Harold 1,191
208 Rafael 1,186
209 Kelly 1,184
210 Terrence 1,184
211 Austin 1,163
212 Joey 1,154
213 Cameron 1,145
214 Glenn 1,145
215 Jarrod 1,145
216 Ramon 1,143
217 Grant 1,107
218 Melvin 1,105
219 Brendan 1,103
220 Jessie 1,097
221 Stanley 1,095
222 Pedro 1,092
223 Armando 1,090
224 Dwayne 1,068
225 Karl 1,058
226 Levi 1,056
227 Eduardo 1,051
228 Micah 1,048
229 Ross 1,040
230 Ralph 1,039
231 Byron 1,025
232 Dominic 1,021
233 Marco 1,011
234 Chris 989
235 Caleb 982
236 Devin 981
237 Blake 969
238 Andy 968
239 Sergio 956
240 Noah 929
241 Erick 928
242 Howard 924
243 Francis 922
244 Tyson 913
245 Ivan 908
246 Cedric 908
247 Heath 906
248 Leon 904
249 Alberto 903
250 Earl 901

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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