Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1985

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1985. 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 1985, 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 64,924
2 Christopher 59,613
3 Matthew 47,085
4 Joshua 42,204
5 Daniel 38,552
6 David 38,528
7 James 35,866
8 Robert 32,092
9 John 31,503
10 Joseph 30,218
11 Andrew 30,171
12 Ryan 29,911
13 Brandon 29,307
14 Jason 26,039
15 Justin 25,544
16 William 24,610
17 Jonathan 24,122
18 Brian 23,072
19 Nicholas 22,403
20 Anthony 22,088
21 Eric 20,841
22 Adam 20,172
23 Kevin 18,814
24 Steven 18,729
25 Thomas 17,605
26 Timothy 17,142
27 Kyle 16,517
28 Richard 15,333
29 Jeffrey 14,499
30 Jeremy 13,449
31 Benjamin 13,430
32 Mark 13,197
33 Aaron 13,137
34 Charles 12,897
35 Jacob 12,283
36 Stephen 12,210
37 Patrick 11,646
38 Sean 11,452
39 Zachary 11,346
40 Nathan 10,652
41 Dustin 10,444
42 Paul 10,313
43 Tyler 10,214
44 Scott 10,145
45 Gregory 9,770
46 Travis 9,095
47 Kenneth 8,999
48 Bryan 8,718
49 Jose 8,401
50 Alexander 8,291
51 Jesse 8,218
52 Cody 7,096
53 Bradley 7,012
54 Samuel 7,008
55 Shawn 6,981
56 Derek 6,660
57 Chad 6,470
58 Jared 5,881
59 Edward 5,872
60 Peter 5,666
61 Marcus 5,588
62 Jordan 5,463
63 Corey 5,231
64 Keith 5,215
65 Juan 4,851
66 Donald 4,749
67 Joel 4,625
68 Shane 4,548
69 Phillip 4,495
70 Brett 4,327
71 Ronald 4,300
72 George 4,257
73 Antonio 4,149
74 Raymond 4,090
75 Carlos 4,087
76 Douglas 4,024
77 Nathaniel 4,004
78 Ian 3,997
79 Craig 3,954
80 Alex 3,907
81 Cory 3,870
82 Gary 3,812
83 Derrick 3,780
84 Philip 3,734
85 Luis 3,703
86 Casey 3,490
87 Erik 3,373
88 Victor 3,337
89 Brent 3,319
90 Frank 3,302
91 Evan 3,218
92 Gabriel 3,213
93 Adrian 3,132
94 Wesley 3,044
95 Vincent 3,041
96 Larry 2,947
97 Jeffery 2,946
98 Curtis 2,943
99 Todd 2,940
100 Blake 2,921
101 Christian 2,914
102 Randy 2,881
103 Dennis 2,844
104 Trevor 2,823
105 Seth 2,820
106 Luke 2,743
107 Austin 2,725
108 Jesus 2,683
109 Alan 2,682
110 Russell 2,572
111 Jeremiah 2,538
112 Carl 2,526
113 Miguel 2,526
114 Tony 2,524
115 Mitchell 2,453
116 Jerry 2,423
117 Mario 2,415
118 Johnathan 2,392
119 Terry 2,374
120 Shaun 2,352
121 Devin 2,331
122 Lucas 2,318
123 Troy 2,314
124 Jorge 2,293
125 Andre 2,291
126 Drew 2,277
127 Johnny 2,208
128 Allen 2,186
129 Marc 2,159
130 Lance 2,152
131 Ricardo 2,139
132 Martin 2,136
133 Chase 2,131
134 Kristopher 2,099
135 Bobby 2,094
136 Caleb 2,083
137 Henry 2,065
138 Garrett 2,055
139 Jonathon 2,030
140 Danny 2,015
141 Francisco 2,015
142 Lee 2,009
143 Manuel 1,975
144 Lawrence 1,942
145 Ricky 1,933
146 Randall 1,908
147 Ross 1,885
148 Mathew 1,880
149 Jimmy 1,867
150 Billy 1,832
151 Jon 1,803
152 Albert 1,797
153 Taylor 1,794
154 Cameron 1,792
155 Micheal 1,758
156 Colin 1,737
157 Clayton 1,718
158 Arthur 1,714
159 Roberto 1,706
160 Roger 1,706
161 Darren 1,700
162 Clinton 1,691
163 Walter 1,689
164 Louis 1,688
165 Isaac 1,671
166 Grant 1,654
167 Jamie 1,629
168 Rodney 1,620
169 Oscar 1,592
170 Joe 1,591
171 Willie 1,574
172 Angel 1,562
173 Maurice 1,559
174 Julian 1,528
175 Jack 1,523
176 Calvin 1,521
177 Jay 1,521
178 Hector 1,493
179 Alejandro 1,460
180 Ruben 1,455
181 Gerald 1,447
182 Javier 1,423
183 Bruce 1,412
184 Wayne 1,384
185 Brendan 1,382
186 Roy 1,380
187 Dominic 1,330
188 Dylan 1,330
189 Edwin 1,329
190 Darrell 1,323
191 Geoffrey 1,320
192 Reginald 1,312
193 Fernando 1,290
194 Sergio 1,265
195 Rafael 1,249
196 Pedro 1,246
197 Frederick 1,224
198 Tyrone 1,222
199 Omar 1,215
200 Jerome 1,211
201 Theodore 1,211
202 Neil 1,207
203 Terrance 1,188
204 Cole 1,184
205 Jaime 1,182
206 Jermaine 1,155
207 Eddie 1,150
208 Micah 1,147
209 Levi 1,145
210 Brad 1,144
211 Marvin 1,143
212 Emmanuel 1,141
213 Jessie 1,131
214 Ronnie 1,127
215 Darryl 1,126
216 Spencer 1,114
217 Raul 1,108
218 Noah 1,107
219 Dale 1,094
220 Jake 1,073
221 Ernest 1,072
222 Tristan 1,060
223 Eduardo 1,050
224 Ivan 1,050
225 Andres 1,042
226 Alberto 1,041
227 Armando 1,018
228 Kurt 1,017
229 Dane 1,006
230 Glenn 1,004
231 Logan 998
232 Nicolas 998
233 Eugene 995
234 Ramon 990
235 Steve 989
236 Bryce 983
237 Tommy 981
238 Preston 978
239 Devon 976
240 Barry 966
241 Marco 964
242 Karl 959
243 Leonard 955
244 Terrence 942
245 Francis 936
246 Tyson 935
247 Stanley 922
248 Brady 916
249 Melvin 907
250 Jarrod 900

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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