Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1982

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl 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 girl 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 Jennifer 57,119
2 Jessica 45,454
3 Amanda 34,216
4 Sarah 28,487
5 Melissa 25,868
6 Nicole 21,707
7 Stephanie 20,859
8 Elizabeth 20,510
9 Crystal 19,106
10 Amy 18,800
11 Michelle 17,766
12 Heather 17,497
13 Tiffany 17,174
14 Kimberly 16,102
15 Rebecca 15,727
16 Angela 15,002
17 Ashley 14,857
18 Amber 14,682
19 Christina 14,517
20 Erin 14,363
21 Rachel 13,870
22 Laura 13,309
23 Lisa 12,637
24 Emily 12,519
25 Kelly 12,171
26 Lauren 11,594
27 Andrea 11,375
28 Sara 11,344
29 Jamie 11,040
30 Mary 10,855
31 Danielle 10,207
32 April 10,061
33 Kristen 9,535
34 Megan 9,519
35 Erica 9,341
36 Katherine 9,180
37 Kristin 8,733
38 Shannon 8,622
39 Lindsay 8,259
40 Lindsey 7,958
41 Julie 7,694
42 Maria 7,342
43 Courtney 7,100
44 Samantha 6,770
45 Katie 6,681
46 Christine 6,556
47 Tara 6,524
48 Kathryn 6,285
49 Vanessa 6,153
50 Brandy 6,079
51 Natalie 5,965
52 Monica 5,734
53 Alicia 5,615
54 Jacqueline 5,492
55 Brandi 5,470
56 Anna 5,270
57 Carrie 5,187
58 Allison 5,172
59 Patricia 5,168
60 Leslie 4,985
61 Holly 4,682
62 Cassandra 4,664
63 Diana 4,427
64 Cynthia 4,426
65 Melanie 4,255
66 Victoria 4,255
67 Dana 4,238
68 Karen 4,156
69 Kristina 4,149
70 Veronica 4,147
71 Natasha 4,128
72 Catherine 4,100
73 Stacy 4,098
74 Misty 4,071
75 Valerie 3,988
76 Susan 3,966
77 Kathleen 3,949
78 Candice 3,792
79 Leah 3,763
80 Sandra 3,652
81 Erika 3,596
82 Pamela 3,546
83 Krystal 3,504
84 Julia 3,502
85 Stacey 3,460
86 Heidi 3,392
87 Katrina 3,323
88 Tracy 3,282
89 Jill 3,270
90 Tina 3,219
91 Latoya 3,200
92 Brooke 3,145
93 Alexis 3,123
94 Brittany 3,102
95 Dawn 3,088
96 Jillian 3,055
97 Margaret 2,997
98 Lori 2,979
99 Nichole 2,922
100 Denise 2,895
101 Renee 2,893
102 Teresa 2,883
103 Candace 2,851
104 Kristy 2,842
105 Wendy 2,822
106 Nancy 2,806
107 Linda 2,791
108 Robin 2,768
109 Theresa 2,752
110 Meghan 2,734
111 Alison 2,726
112 Bethany 2,714
113 Kara 2,662
114 Tanya 2,601
115 Christy 2,599
116 Monique 2,574
117 Miranda 2,520
118 Brenda 2,517
119 Casey 2,477
120 Rachael 2,472
121 Jenny 2,455
122 Anne 2,446
123 Melinda 2,411
124 Gina 2,384
125 Lacey 2,382
126 Tonya 2,379
127 Kelli 2,373
128 Sabrina 2,370
129 Tamara 2,360
130 Barbara 2,346
131 Molly 2,317
132 Ebony 2,279
133 Kayla 2,275
134 Tammy 2,264
135 Michele 2,226
136 Kari 2,220
137 Jaime 2,196
138 Cassie 2,193
139 Colleen 2,146
140 Kristi 2,144
141 Jaclyn 2,140
142 Desiree 2,096
143 Rebekah 2,059
144 Sharon 2,027
145 Alisha 2,015
146 Carolyn 2,009
147 Bridget 2,008
148 Beth 2,003
149 Sheena 1,957
150 Meredith 1,953
151 Stefanie 1,949
152 Tabitha 1,936
153 Latasha 1,922
154 Marie 1,922
155 Ann 1,920
156 Deanna 1,894
157 Abigail 1,885
158 Tasha 1,884
159 Cheryl 1,876
160 Deborah 1,843
161 Joanna 1,835
162 Shawna 1,770
163 Kendra 1,763
164 Virginia 1,761
165 Carla 1,758
166 Angel 1,744
167 Cindy 1,729
168 Adrienne 1,726
169 Chelsea 1,716
170 Morgan 1,716
171 Mandy 1,714
172 Regina 1,713
173 Krista 1,695
174 Suzanne 1,626
175 Hannah 1,580
176 Jodi 1,570
177 Audrey 1,543
178 Caroline 1,536
179 Donna 1,530
180 Alexandra 1,529
181 Marissa 1,521
182 Janet 1,499
183 Angelica 1,497
184 Priscilla 1,489
185 Whitney 1,478
186 Trisha 1,459
187 Aimee 1,451
188 Martha 1,449
189 Jasmine 1,449
190 Yolanda 1,439
191 Claudia 1,438
192 Jacquelyn 1,438
193 Autumn 1,426
194 Nina 1,426
195 Felicia 1,425
196 Cristina 1,422
197 Evelyn 1,377
198 Toni 1,372
199 Bonnie 1,368
200 Ana 1,361
201 Diane 1,349
202 Kate 1,341
203 Joy 1,335
204 Cara 1,328
205 Paula 1,326
206 Mindy 1,322
207 Carmen 1,315
208 Robyn 1,314
209 Debra 1,313
210 Abby 1,300
211 Summer 1,262
212 Carly 1,250
213 Janelle 1,245
214 Kristine 1,233
215 Naomi 1,221
216 Shanna 1,213
217 Rosa 1,204
218 Kellie 1,194
219 Caitlin 1,191
220 Laurie 1,185
221 Tia 1,182
222 Ruth 1,178
223 Adriana 1,176
224 Sophia 1,161
225 Jessie 1,144
226 Shelly 1,136
227 Rhonda 1,131
228 Olivia 1,127
229 Melody 1,114
230 Alyssa 1,109
231 Rose 1,099
232 Sheila 1,099
233 Marisa 1,096
234 Terri 1,091
235 Randi 1,086
236 Gloria 1,074
237 Nikki 1,074
238 Charlene 1,059
239 Tamika 1,056
240 Lydia 1,052
241 Sonia 1,047
242 Sherry 1,046
243 Christie 1,040
244 Kerri 1,029
245 Haley 1,024
246 Annie 1,015
247 Jenna 1,011
248 Anita 1,010
249 Sonya 1,007
250 Yvonne 1,007

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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