Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1982

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1982. 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 1982, 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 68,244
2 Christopher 59,233
3 Matthew 46,069
4 Jason 40,642
5 David 40,466
6 James 38,879
7 Joshua 38,029
8 John 34,715
9 Robert 34,427
10 Daniel 32,664
11 Joseph 31,053
12 Justin 29,109
13 Ryan 26,706
14 Brian 25,833
15 William 25,603
16 Jonathan 23,131
17 Andrew 22,840
18 Brandon 20,224
19 Adam 20,104
20 Eric 19,882
21 Nicholas 19,649
22 Anthony 19,648
23 Thomas 17,587
24 Kevin 17,468
25 Timothy 17,466
26 Steven 17,145
27 Richard 16,723
28 Jeremy 16,471
29 Jeffrey 16,039
30 Aaron 14,413
31 Charles 14,312
32 Mark 13,877
33 Benjamin 13,825
34 Scott 12,211
35 Paul 11,308
36 Nathan 10,806
37 Patrick 10,699
38 Stephen 10,633
39 Travis 10,417
40 Gregory 10,149
41 Jacob 10,063
42 Dustin 9,552
43 Jesse 9,506
44 Sean 9,371
45 Kenneth 9,358
46 Jose 8,618
47 Kyle 8,211
48 Chad 7,909
49 Bryan 7,497
50 Derek 6,992
51 Bradley 6,985
52 Shawn 6,847
53 Edward 6,292
54 Jared 6,264
55 Zachary 6,147
56 Samuel 6,013
57 Peter 5,784
58 Donald 5,714
59 Keith 5,620
60 Ronald 5,209
61 Juan 5,119
62 George 4,994
63 Marcus 4,987
64 Gary 4,639
65 Alexander 4,596
66 Tyler 4,585
67 Phillip 4,523
68 Douglas 4,514
69 Joel 4,445
70 Raymond 4,296
71 Carlos 4,263
72 Brett 4,030
73 Craig 4,022
74 Corey 3,941
75 Nathaniel 3,938
76 Antonio 3,884
77 Larry 3,719
78 Derrick 3,655
79 Philip 3,643
80 Erik 3,634
81 Frank 3,605
82 Todd 3,599
83 Ian 3,580
84 Shane 3,540
85 Jordan 3,535
86 Casey 3,426
87 Dennis 3,392
88 Gabriel 3,372
89 Jeremiah 3,329
90 Luis 3,328
91 Brent 3,326
92 Jeffery 3,312
93 Cory 3,240
94 Randy 3,231
95 Cody 3,179
96 Shaun 3,154
97 Russell 3,036
98 Wesley 3,029
99 Victor 3,004
100 Jerry 2,943
101 Curtis 2,940
102 Seth 2,910
103 Vincent 2,866
104 Carl 2,805
105 Terry 2,763
106 Lucas 2,742
107 Alan 2,687
108 Evan 2,670
109 Mario 2,660
110 Miguel 2,631
111 Jesus 2,624
112 Tony 2,607
113 Bobby 2,606
114 Christian 2,575
115 Troy 2,534
116 Billy 2,528
117 Adrian 2,516
118 Johnny 2,489
119 Luke 2,478
120 Blake 2,352
121 Ricardo 2,295
122 Allen 2,215
123 Lee 2,206
124 Andre 2,200
125 Kristopher 2,189
126 Martin 2,170
127 Roger 2,166
128 Lawrence 2,136
129 Ricky 2,119
130 Randall 2,114
131 Jimmy 2,092
132 Jamie 2,091
133 Clinton 2,080
134 Henry 2,078
135 Mitchell 2,070
136 Manuel 2,054
137 Danny 2,046
138 Marc 2,044
139 Jorge 2,026
140 Albert 2,023
141 Jon 2,020
142 Lance 1,973
143 Alex 1,965
144 Willie 1,959
145 Rodney 1,947
146 Trevor 1,944
147 Walter 1,911
148 Micheal 1,908
149 Joe 1,873
150 Roberto 1,845
151 Isaac 1,841
152 Johnathan 1,837
153 Jonathon 1,830
154 Noah 1,814
155 Francisco 1,812
156 Austin 1,801
157 Arthur 1,794
158 Gerald 1,719
159 Wayne 1,714
160 Mathew 1,713
161 Clayton 1,706
162 Louis 1,695
163 Brad 1,687
164 Jay 1,668
165 Maurice 1,646
166 Jack 1,624
167 Roy 1,616
168 Jermaine 1,608
169 Bruce 1,590
170 Caleb 1,583
171 Colin 1,537
172 Hector 1,528
173 Alejandro 1,496
174 Darren 1,490
175 Oscar 1,486
176 Calvin 1,477
177 Cameron 1,471
178 Ruben 1,471
179 Ross 1,465
180 Garrett 1,454
181 Angel 1,442
182 Darrell 1,392
183 Omar 1,385
184 Reginald 1,378
185 Fernando 1,367
186 Frederick 1,366
187 Jaime 1,349
188 Neil 1,344
189 Edwin 1,341
190 Jessie 1,329
191 Jerome 1,309
192 Javier 1,294
193 Eddie 1,293
194 Geoffrey 1,290
195 Tyrone 1,280
196 Ronnie 1,273
197 Kelly 1,271
198 Terrance 1,267
199 Rafael 1,257
200 Ernest 1,240
201 Eugene 1,228
202 Raul 1,220
203 Sergio 1,205
204 Pedro 1,204
205 Leonard 1,202
206 Brendan 1,199
207 Theodore 1,192
208 Barry 1,183
209 Kurt 1,183
210 Tommy 1,172
211 Grant 1,170
212 Clifford 1,141
213 Marvin 1,136
214 Levi 1,135
215 Dale 1,134
216 Micah 1,122
217 Bret 1,098
218 Glenn 1,088
219 Shannon 1,088
220 Ivan 1,087
221 Ramon 1,079
222 Terrence 1,074
223 Dominic 1,057
224 Jarrod 1,045
225 Harold 1,044
226 Melvin 1,035
227 Devin 1,033
228 Marco 1,032
229 Steve 1,024
230 Drew 1,015
231 Alberto 1,010
232 Joey 1,001
233 Stanley 1,000
234 Eduardo 998
235 Julian 993
236 Armando 987
237 Darryl 987
238 Francis 983
239 Cedric 977
240 Karl 974
241 Dwayne 963
242 Damien 951
243 Taylor 949
244 Ralph 948
245 Chase 938
246 Clint 928
247 Andy 927
248 Spencer 926
249 Nicolas 892
250 Andres 890

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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