Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1987

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1987. 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 1987, 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 55,995
2 Ashley 54,853
3 Amanda 41,786
4 Jennifer 32,704
5 Sarah 27,892
6 Stephanie 22,399
7 Brittany 22,232
8 Nicole 20,289
9 Heather 18,980
10 Elizabeth 18,607
11 Samantha 17,943
12 Megan 17,824
13 Melissa 17,675
14 Danielle 17,007
15 Amber 16,749
16 Lauren 16,706
17 Rachel 15,644
18 Tiffany 14,743
19 Emily 14,706
20 Christina 13,815
21 Michelle 13,034
22 Laura 13,032
23 Kimberly 13,030
24 Amy 11,786
25 Rebecca 11,630
26 Crystal 11,009
27 Kayla 10,578
28 Katherine 10,435
29 Sara 10,089
30 Kelly 9,867
31 Erica 9,327
32 Whitney 8,920
33 Courtney 8,910
34 Erin 8,846
35 Angela 8,580
36 Andrea 8,493
37 Mary 8,395
38 Katie 8,195
39 Jamie 7,914
40 Lisa 7,546
41 Lindsey 7,454
42 Kristen 7,360
43 Vanessa 7,346
44 Allison 7,341
45 Shannon 6,966
46 Alicia 6,777
47 Chelsea 6,629
48 Christine 6,619
49 Lindsay 6,532
50 Victoria 6,255
51 Kathryn 6,238
52 Anna 6,169
53 Maria 5,675
54 Jacqueline 5,626
55 Kristin 5,462
56 Natalie 5,329
57 Jenna 5,305
58 April 5,296
59 Alexandra 5,217
60 Alyssa 5,134
61 Brittney 5,128
62 Kristina 5,019
63 Caitlin 4,990
64 Monica 4,809
65 Julie 4,742
66 Hannah 4,594
67 Kelsey 4,574
68 Cassandra 4,555
69 Tara 4,445
70 Krystal 4,379
71 Holly 4,259
72 Kathleen 4,164
73 Natasha 4,129
74 Catherine 4,107
75 Erika 3,992
76 Patricia 3,913
77 Kendra 3,841
78 Meghan 3,769
79 Jasmine 3,725
80 Veronica 3,616
81 Casey 3,581
82 Leah 3,453
83 Dana 3,423
84 Cynthia 3,395
85 Diana 3,353
86 Julia 3,330
87 Bethany 3,296
88 Brandi 3,244
89 Leslie 3,195
90 Margaret 3,146
91 Mallory 3,140
92 Brandy 3,032
93 Valerie 2,964
94 Brooke 2,956
95 Morgan 2,926
96 Felicia 2,911
97 Molly 2,889
98 Rachael 2,833
99 Jillian 2,793
100 Alison 2,770
101 Melanie 2,746
102 Stacy 2,746
103 Stacey 2,709
104 Kara 2,700
105 Katrina 2,613
106 Angelica 2,602
107 Karen 2,580
108 Krista 2,550
109 Marissa 2,545
110 Sabrina 2,543
111 Nichole 2,538
112 Ashlee 2,466
113 Alexis 2,459
114 Dominique 2,444
115 Sandra 2,411
116 Jaclyn 2,404
117 Lacey 2,399
118 Alisha 2,392
119 Carrie 2,389
120 Candace 2,330
121 Candice 2,291
122 Brianna 2,287
123 Gina 2,270
124 Desiree 2,251
125 Susan 2,248
126 Nancy 2,235
127 Katelyn 2,218
128 Brenda 2,151
129 Latoya 2,151
130 Monique 2,119
131 Kelli 2,110
132 Denise 2,104
133 Joanna 2,056
134 Renee 2,048
135 Caroline 2,046
136 Meagan 2,004
137 Yesenia 2,003
138 Abigail 2,001
139 Tracy 1,990
140 Miranda 1,977
141 Kaitlin 1,958
142 Linda 1,930
143 Melinda 1,921
144 Heidi 1,914
145 Robin 1,912
146 Jordan 1,901
147 Anne 1,869
148 Meredith 1,815
149 Carolyn 1,813
150 Tina 1,811
151 Tabitha 1,809
152 Sasha 1,802
153 Pamela 1,783
154 Teresa 1,781
155 Cassie 1,755
156 Tanya 1,750
157 Ebony 1,748
158 Colleen 1,746
159 Theresa 1,743
160 Tamara 1,736
161 Rebekah 1,731
162 Misty 1,713
163 Kaitlyn 1,707
164 Taylor 1,705
165 Jenny 1,700
166 Olivia 1,698
167 Kari 1,671
168 Priscilla 1,648
169 Ana 1,646
170 Deanna 1,638
171 Paige 1,638
172 Barbara 1,633
173 Sierra 1,621
174 Gabrielle 1,606
175 Emma 1,588
176 Justine 1,586
177 Britney 1,585
178 Haley 1,557
179 Alexandria 1,554
180 Bridget 1,540
181 Kristy 1,512
182 Mayra 1,512
183 Marie 1,498
184 Audrey 1,487
185 Cristina 1,479
186 Chelsey 1,477
187 Savannah 1,469
188 Adrienne 1,467
189 Jacquelyn 1,466
190 Briana 1,450
191 Kate 1,449
192 Angel 1,445
193 Autumn 1,441
194 Cindy 1,424
195 Kristi 1,420
196 Carly 1,412
197 Jill 1,409
198 Grace 1,378
199 Kristine 1,369
200 Wendy 1,356
201 Ashleigh 1,347
202 Claire 1,334
203 Kasey 1,315
204 Janet 1,312
205 Michele 1,310
206 Claudia 1,304
207 Christy 1,293
208 Tasha 1,279
209 Nina 1,263
210 Stefanie 1,259
211 Sharon 1,248
212 Virginia 1,246
213 Cara 1,232
214 Aimee 1,229
215 Jessie 1,222
216 Janelle 1,217
217 Toni 1,216
218 Adriana 1,210
219 Lydia 1,209
220 Krystle 1,207
221 Ann 1,204
222 Deborah 1,203
223 Latasha 1,202
224 Regina 1,200
225 Carla 1,199
226 Kelley 1,197
227 Tonya 1,189
228 Trisha 1,189
229 Lori 1,170
230 Raquel 1,170
231 Sheena 1,154
232 Dawn 1,153
233 Kellie 1,153
234 Carmen 1,151
235 Elise 1,143
236 Martha 1,142
237 Shawna 1,126
238 Sophia 1,124
239 Jaime 1,108
240 Ellen 1,080
241 Hillary 1,079
242 Nikki 1,072
243 Jeanette 1,066
244 Randi 1,062
245 Abby 1,051
246 Robyn 1,050
247 Summer 1,041
248 Donna 1,032
249 Ruth 1,031
250 Roxanne 1,021

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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