Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1983

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 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 250 most popular baby boy names in 1983, 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 68,010
2 Christopher 59,353
3 Matthew 50,224
4 David 39,209
5 Joshua 36,704
6 James 36,355
7 Jason 35,124
8 Daniel 34,751
9 John 33,163
10 Robert 32,753
11 Joseph 30,468
12 Justin 28,304
13 Ryan 27,854
14 Brian 26,060
15 Andrew 25,578
16 William 25,400
17 Brandon 23,518
18 Adam 23,494
19 Jonathan 22,750
20 Eric 20,359
21 Nicholas 19,889
22 Anthony 19,833
23 Steven 18,313
24 Thomas 17,571
25 Kevin 17,385
26 Timothy 16,367
27 Richard 15,893
28 Jeffrey 15,662
29 Aaron 14,460
30 Jeremy 14,259
31 Mark 13,818
32 Benjamin 13,287
33 Charles 13,216
34 Kyle 12,377
35 Stephen 11,563
36 Jacob 11,003
37 Patrick 10,883
38 Scott 10,858
39 Paul 10,834
40 Nathan 10,561
41 Travis 10,482
42 Gregory 9,985
43 Dustin 9,682
44 Sean 9,624
45 Kenneth 8,969
46 Jesse 8,471
47 Bryan 8,192
48 Jose 8,076
49 Chad 7,390
50 Zachary 7,311
51 Derek 6,984
52 Bradley 6,737
53 Shawn 6,362
54 Samuel 6,201
55 Edward 6,001
56 Jared 5,851
57 Tyler 5,825
58 Marcus 5,635
59 Peter 5,486
60 Donald 5,329
61 Keith 5,316
62 Juan 4,895
63 Alexander 4,809
64 Ronald 4,706
65 George 4,496
66 Phillip 4,470
67 Joel 4,346
68 Gary 4,274
69 Douglas 4,182
70 Craig 4,092
71 Raymond 4,017
72 Jordan 4,015
73 Brett 3,976
74 Corey 3,970
75 Carlos 3,914
76 Antonio 3,685
77 Ian 3,670
78 Derrick 3,656
79 Nathaniel 3,642
80 Erik 3,636
81 Cody 3,511
82 Philip 3,487
83 Shane 3,405
84 Cory 3,403
85 Larry 3,383
86 Frank 3,362
87 Todd 3,341
88 Luis 3,320
89 Gabriel 3,269
90 Casey 3,230
91 Jeffery 3,159
92 Dennis 3,051
93 Evan 3,044
94 Brent 3,028
95 Victor 2,970
96 Randy 2,924
97 Vincent 2,894
98 Seth 2,859
99 Jeremiah 2,849
100 Curtis 2,848
101 Wesley 2,789
102 Alan 2,771
103 Jerry 2,758
104 Russell 2,744
105 Luke 2,654
106 Carl 2,606
107 Adrian 2,548
108 Jesus 2,508
109 Blake 2,497
110 Terry 2,471
111 Shaun 2,466
112 Christian 2,422
113 Troy 2,407
114 Miguel 2,380
115 Mario 2,374
116 Johnny 2,363
117 Lucas 2,359
118 Bobby 2,356
119 Tony 2,351
120 Allen 2,248
121 Ricardo 2,179
122 Martin 2,172
123 Alex 2,163
124 Billy 2,150
125 Marc 2,091
126 Jimmy 2,090
127 Andre 2,088
128 Ricky 2,083
129 Randall 2,061
130 Trevor 2,053
131 Austin 2,049
132 Lawrence 2,029
133 Danny 2,019
134 Kristopher 2,012
135 Lance 1,962
136 Henry 1,952
137 Johnathan 1,927
138 Lee 1,918
139 Micheal 1,910
140 Jorge 1,908
141 Clinton 1,900
142 Devin 1,893
143 Mitchell 1,879
144 Roger 1,870
145 Manuel 1,867
146 Mathew 1,866
147 Albert 1,826
148 Chase 1,823
149 Jon 1,823
150 Francisco 1,822
151 Isaac 1,795
152 Roberto 1,773
153 Jamie 1,771
154 Walter 1,767
155 Louis 1,764
156 Willie 1,763
157 Arthur 1,746
158 Clayton 1,728
159 Caleb 1,715
160 Rodney 1,694
161 Jonathon 1,693
162 Maurice 1,684
163 Joe 1,615
164 Darren 1,600
165 Jermaine 1,562
166 Colin 1,561
167 Grant 1,552
168 Gerald 1,550
169 Jay 1,542
170 Noah 1,541
171 Wayne 1,529
172 Jack 1,527
173 Garrett 1,517
174 Ruben 1,494
175 Brad 1,473
176 Roy 1,455
177 Cameron 1,446
178 Bruce 1,439
179 Frederick 1,437
180 Calvin 1,429
181 Javier 1,424
182 Drew 1,376
183 Hector 1,369
184 Oscar 1,368
185 Angel 1,349
186 Ross 1,344
187 Alejandro 1,335
188 Darrell 1,333
189 Geoffrey 1,321
190 Fernando 1,279
191 Brendan 1,276
192 Omar 1,273
193 Reginald 1,268
194 Jerome 1,234
195 Neil 1,226
196 Jaime 1,223
197 Terrance 1,195
198 Edwin 1,193
199 Ernest 1,191
200 Ronnie 1,189
201 Rafael 1,186
202 Marvin 1,172
203 Eddie 1,170
204 Sergio 1,163
205 Jessie 1,161
206 Theodore 1,159
207 Tyrone 1,146
208 Raul 1,142
209 Cole 1,111
210 Leonard 1,102
211 Eugene 1,100
212 Dale 1,095
213 Pedro 1,089
214 Ramon 1,064
215 Steve 1,063
216 Dominic 1,058
217 Taylor 1,056
218 Kelly 1,054
219 Ivan 1,044
220 Micah 1,038
221 Byron 1,032
222 Glenn 1,016
223 Terrence 1,008
224 Tommy 1,007
225 Barry 993
226 Alberto 981
227 Armando 978
228 Kurt 976
229 Clifford 975
230 Darryl 973
231 Eduardo 972
232 Francis 962
233 Levi 961
234 Jarrod 960
235 Dwayne 956
236 Melvin 949
237 Nicolas 944
238 Spencer 942
239 Andres 940
240 Harold 939
241 Julian 933
242 Karl 913
243 Marco 910
244 Stanley 908
245 Edgar 896
246 Shannon 882
247 Erick 863
248 Tristan 856
249 Ralph 846
250 Andy 836

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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