Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1989

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1989. 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 1989, 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 65,399
2 Christopher 53,182
3 Matthew 45,381
4 Joshua 44,094
5 David 35,221
6 Daniel 35,007
7 Andrew 34,814
8 Justin 32,847
9 James 32,709
10 Robert 30,065
11 Joseph 29,878
12 John 29,854
13 Ryan 28,412
14 Nicholas 28,232
15 William 24,673
16 Anthony 24,424
17 Jonathan 23,605
18 Brandon 23,311
19 Kevin 21,207
20 Kyle 20,882
21 Eric 18,976
22 Steven 18,922
23 Thomas 18,437
24 Brian 18,102
25 Zachary 18,078
26 Jacob 17,832
27 Adam 16,931
28 Timothy 16,425
29 Benjamin 15,731
30 Tyler 15,592
31 Aaron 15,312
32 Alexander 14,522
33 Richard 14,135
34 Jeremy 13,080
35 Jason 12,612
36 Charles 12,247
37 Jeffrey 12,013
38 Patrick 11,988
39 Sean 11,897
40 Stephen 11,739
41 Travis 11,527
42 Mark 11,321
43 Nathan 10,906
44 Jordan 10,878
45 Cody 10,820
46 Jose 10,329
47 Samuel 10,107
48 Dustin 9,718
49 Paul 9,030
50 Jesse 8,859
51 Scott 8,851
52 Gregory 8,757
53 Kenneth 8,555
54 Derek 8,363
55 Corey 8,003
56 Bryan 7,853
57 Jared 7,018
58 Bradley 6,978
59 Austin 6,884
60 Alex 6,540
61 Cory 6,451
62 Edward 5,849
63 Juan 5,777
64 Cameron 5,592
65 Shawn 5,478
66 Peter 5,410
67 Marcus 5,396
68 Ian 4,947
69 Evan 4,924
70 Keith 4,893
71 Shane 4,861
72 Taylor 4,856
73 Luis 4,849
74 Chad 4,722
75 Phillip 4,721
76 Antonio 4,718
77 Carlos 4,637
78 Christian 4,622
79 George 4,511
80 Vincent 4,493
81 Brett 4,429
82 Donald 4,324
83 Trevor 4,166
84 Nathaniel 4,120
85 Ronald 4,107
86 Raymond 4,105
87 Ethan 4,057
88 Joel 3,940
89 Victor 3,904
90 Casey 3,852
91 Caleb 3,786
92 Douglas 3,703
93 Mitchell 3,646
94 Seth 3,635
95 Erik 3,630
96 Devin 3,595
97 Blake 3,526
98 Wesley 3,457
99 Derrick 3,443
100 Adrian 3,418
101 Philip 3,323
102 Garrett 3,316
103 Jesus 3,292
104 Logan 3,282
105 Craig 3,156
106 Spencer 3,127
107 Gary 3,126
108 Miguel 3,080
109 Frank 3,056
110 Gabriel 3,035
111 Curtis 2,965
112 Johnathan 2,962
113 Chase 2,866
114 Lucas 2,862
115 Dylan 2,853
116 Mario 2,844
117 Martin 2,797
118 Brent 2,749
119 Ricardo 2,734
120 Alan 2,729
121 Luke 2,711
122 Jorge 2,702
123 Dennis 2,677
124 Troy 2,637
125 Francisco 2,622
126 Colin 2,604
127 Randy 2,604
128 Jonathon 2,528
129 Jeffery 2,478
130 Allen 2,360
131 Larry 2,338
132 Tony 2,300
133 Johnny 2,297
134 Andre 2,274
135 Carl 2,258
136 Russell 2,218
137 Julian 2,211
138 Isaac 2,210
139 Manuel 2,207
140 Angel 2,175
141 Henry 2,174
142 Jerry 2,164
143 Mathew 2,162
144 Brendan 2,146
145 Jeremiah 2,146
146 Todd 2,126
147 Edgar 2,104
148 Alejandro 2,085
149 Roberto 2,016
150 Drew 2,012
151 Terry 2,003
152 Jake 1,965
153 Oscar 1,965
154 Clayton 1,962
155 Kristopher 1,957
156 Eduardo 1,937
157 Colton 1,924
158 Danny 1,911
159 Ricky 1,896
160 Marc 1,893
161 Calvin 1,869
162 Randall 1,848
163 Louis 1,836
164 Micheal 1,833
165 Lance 1,822
166 Javier 1,816
167 Hector 1,804
168 Ross 1,787
169 Levi 1,783
170 Edwin 1,763
171 Albert 1,762
172 Bobby 1,759
173 Lawrence 1,754
174 Sergio 1,752
175 Jimmy 1,745
176 Bryant 1,737
177 Rodney 1,737
178 Devon 1,718
179 Jack 1,717
180 Grant 1,679
181 Bryce 1,634
182 Omar 1,630
183 Darren 1,624
184 Walter 1,611
185 Max 1,606
186 Ruben 1,596
187 Fernando 1,582
188 Lee 1,546
189 Arthur 1,534
190 Ivan 1,532
191 Nicolas 1,529
192 Jon 1,509
193 Billy 1,505
194 Darius 1,504
195 Joe 1,492
196 Roger 1,475
197 Jamie 1,472
198 Dominic 1,471
199 Preston 1,470
200 Gerald 1,469
201 Pedro 1,469
202 Willie 1,460
203 Jay 1,441
204 Maurice 1,422
205 Maxwell 1,400
206 Jaime 1,395
207 Shaun 1,390
208 Terrance 1,361
209 Raul 1,359
210 Xavier 1,356
211 Clinton 1,353
212 Emmanuel 1,337
213 Rafael 1,322
214 Andres 1,307
215 Reginald 1,298
216 Theodore 1,292
217 Roy 1,258
218 Noah 1,244
219 Cesar 1,243
220 Tanner 1,235
221 Dominique 1,233
222 Bruce 1,211
223 Eddie 1,210
224 Geoffrey 1,209
225 Darrell 1,208
226 Hunter 1,207
227 Isaiah 1,190
228 Marvin 1,190
229 Julio 1,186
230 Alberto 1,180
231 Wayne 1,167
232 Armando 1,166
233 Terrence 1,160
234 Marco 1,153
235 Jessie 1,133
236 Darryl 1,130
237 Micah 1,118
238 Frederick 1,114
239 Jamal 1,104
240 Mason 1,095
241 Christop 1,082
242 Trent 1,082
243 Ramon 1,078
244 Byron 1,074
245 Erick 1,071
246 Tyrone 1,066
247 Collin 1,062
248 Nickolas 1,048
249 Jerome 1,034
250 Colby 1,031

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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