Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1985

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl 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 girl 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 Jessica 48,347
2 Ashley 47,006
3 Jennifer 42,655
4 Amanda 39,054
5 Sarah 24,882
6 Stephanie 23,242
7 Nicole 22,965
8 Heather 21,153
9 Elizabeth 20,543
10 Megan 20,013
11 Melissa 19,961
12 Christina 16,597
13 Rachel 16,361
14 Laura 16,002
15 Lauren 15,768
16 Amber 15,505
17 Brittany 15,439
18 Danielle 15,411
19 Kimberly 14,912
20 Amy 14,428
21 Crystal 14,397
22 Michelle 13,972
23 Tiffany 13,681
24 Emily 13,136
25 Rebecca 12,703
26 Erin 11,386
27 Jamie 11,038
28 Kelly 11,031
29 Samantha 10,659
30 Sara 10,559
31 Angela 10,225
32 Katherine 10,130
33 Andrea 10,051
34 Erica 9,526
35 Mary 9,243
36 Lisa 9,015
37 Lindsey 8,468
38 Kristen 8,445
39 Katie 7,995
40 Lindsay 7,872
41 Shannon 7,714
42 Vanessa 7,566
43 Courtney 7,534
44 Christine 7,439
45 Alicia 7,122
46 Allison 7,029
47 April 6,691
48 Kathryn 6,633
49 Kristin 6,565
50 Jenna 6,435
51 Tara 6,101
52 Maria 6,013
53 Krystal 5,935
54 Anna 5,883
55 Julie 5,761
56 Holly 5,602
57 Kristina 5,566
58 Natalie 5,537
59 Victoria 5,427
60 Jacqueline 5,248
61 Monica 4,991
62 Cassandra 4,726
63 Meghan 4,670
64 Patricia 4,401
65 Catherine 4,293
66 Cynthia 4,131
67 Stacy 4,110
68 Kathleen 4,087
69 Brandi 4,043
70 Brandy 3,901
71 Valerie 3,880
72 Veronica 3,878
73 Whitney 3,833
74 Diana 3,686
75 Chelsea 3,614
76 Caitlin 3,606
77 Leslie 3,606
78 Leah 3,573
79 Natasha 3,555
80 Erika 3,502
81 Latoya 3,402
82 Dana 3,347
83 Dominique 3,299
84 Brittney 3,224
85 Julia 3,206
86 Candice 3,196
87 Karen 3,139
88 Melanie 3,133
89 Stacey 3,115
90 Margaret 3,071
91 Sheena 3,062
92 Alexandra 3,013
93 Katrina 2,979
94 Bethany 2,957
95 Nichole 2,949
96 Carrie 2,941
97 Alison 2,829
98 Kara 2,811
99 Joanna 2,771
100 Rachael 2,761
101 Felicia 2,738
102 Brooke 2,727
103 Jasmine 2,708
104 Candace 2,706
105 Sandra 2,661
106 Susan 2,661
107 Tracy 2,653
108 Kayla 2,607
109 Nancy 2,606
110 Tina 2,601
111 Krystle 2,579
112 Alexis 2,517
113 Casey 2,478
114 Gina 2,476
115 Jillian 2,476
116 Pamela 2,467
117 Hannah 2,449
118 Renee 2,441
119 Denise 2,433
120 Molly 2,433
121 Misty 2,414
122 Brenda 2,387
123 Jaclyn 2,385
124 Lacey 2,359
125 Heidi 2,322
126 Desiree 2,304
127 Morgan 2,281
128 Miranda 2,268
129 Sabrina 2,268
130 Alyssa 2,258
131 Alisha 2,212
132 Teresa 2,211
133 Meagan 2,204
134 Krista 2,182
135 Tabitha 2,153
136 Theresa 2,121
137 Linda 2,114
138 Melinda 2,114
139 Tanya 2,113
140 Monique 2,112
141 Ashlee 2,064
142 Kelli 2,058
143 Jill 2,039
144 Mallory 2,039
145 Kristy 2,022
146 Anne 2,020
147 Robin 2,012
148 Tamara 1,991
149 Meredith 1,959
150 Colleen 1,951
151 Christy 1,940
152 Marissa 1,890
153 Abigail 1,848
154 Kendra 1,840
155 Carolyn 1,838
156 Deanna 1,817
157 Jenny 1,810
158 Lori 1,792
159 Rebekah 1,791
160 Ebony 1,787
161 Angel 1,781
162 Wendy 1,781
163 Kristi 1,755
164 Caroline 1,751
165 Dawn 1,731
166 Kari 1,721
167 Priscilla 1,701
168 Kelsey 1,699
169 Barbara 1,676
170 Cassie 1,660
171 Cristina 1,651
172 Tonya 1,643
173 Bridget 1,613
174 Cindy 1,594
175 Jaime 1,558
176 Angelica 1,542
177 Sharon 1,535
178 Marie 1,511
179 Kate 1,491
180 Adrienne 1,490
181 Tasha 1,479
182 Michele 1,477
183 Ana 1,468
184 Cara 1,465
185 Stefanie 1,462
186 Audrey 1,448
187 Ann 1,443
188 Kristine 1,442
189 Shana 1,423
190 Brianna 1,421
191 Katelyn 1,418
192 Deborah 1,400
193 Claudia 1,397
194 Carla 1,395
195 Virginia 1,379
196 Haley 1,378
197 Jacquelyn 1,360
198 Janelle 1,360
199 Beth 1,341
200 Latasha 1,323
201 Savannah 1,322
202 Carly 1,311
203 Ashleigh 1,277
204 Regina 1,275
205 Aimee 1,274
206 Mandy 1,268
207 Janet 1,242
208 Kaitlin 1,236
209 Cheryl 1,223
210 Autumn 1,221
211 Martha 1,221
212 Lydia 1,219
213 Abby 1,208
214 Shawna 1,200
215 Nina 1,199
216 Sierra 1,199
217 Tammy 1,196
218 Nikki 1,195
219 Donna 1,191
220 Claire 1,189
221 Bonnie 1,177
222 Trisha 1,175
223 Diane 1,169
224 Carmen 1,168
225 Summer 1,167
226 Mayra 1,166
227 Taryn 1,135
228 Toni 1,133
229 Evelyn 1,131
230 Joy 1,122
231 Adriana 1,120
232 Ruth 1,116
233 Mindy 1,115
234 Jessie 1,111
235 Sophia 1,100
236 Suzanne 1,099
237 Jodi 1,086
238 Raquel 1,082
239 Christie 1,082
240 Naomi 1,077
241 Kellie 1,072
242 Grace 1,064
243 Shanna 1,058
244 Hilary 1,054
245 Taylor 1,051
246 Hillary 1,047
247 Yolanda 1,043
248 Olivia 1,026
249 Amelia 1,014
250 Paula 1,013

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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