Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1988

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1988. 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 1988, 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 51,546
2 Ashley 49,967
3 Amanda 39,459
4 Sarah 28,371
5 Jennifer 27,890
6 Brittany 26,816
7 Stephanie 22,842
8 Samantha 20,700
9 Nicole 20,309
10 Elizabeth 20,041
11 Lauren 19,637
12 Megan 18,569
13 Tiffany 18,365
14 Heather 18,038
15 Amber 16,677
16 Melissa 16,544
17 Danielle 16,253
18 Emily 15,872
19 Rachel 15,343
20 Kayla 13,431
21 Michelle 13,338
22 Christina 12,956
23 Laura 12,123
24 Courtney 12,041
25 Kimberly 11,946
26 Rebecca 11,871
27 Katherine 11,152
28 Crystal 10,102
29 Amy 10,035
30 Sara 10,014
31 Erica 9,590
32 Kelly 8,911
33 Chelsea 8,881
34 Mary 8,510
35 Andrea 8,391
36 Kristen 8,381
37 Erin 8,263
38 Angela 7,913
39 Whitney 7,852
40 Katie 7,767
41 Vanessa 7,515
42 Victoria 7,282
43 Lisa 7,268
44 Caitlin 7,246
45 Jamie 7,182
46 Allison 7,143
47 Alyssa 7,135
48 Lindsey 7,001
49 Alexandra 6,967
50 Alicia 6,700
51 Christine 6,611
52 Brittney 6,576
53 Jasmine 6,445
54 Anna 6,441
55 Kathryn 6,338
56 Shannon 6,254
57 Lindsay 6,025
58 Kristin 6,019
59 Cassandra 5,726
60 Maria 5,708
61 Hannah 5,562
62 Jacqueline 5,545
63 Natalie 5,483
64 Kelsey 5,454
65 April 4,839
66 Jenna 4,608
67 Tara 4,607
68 Kristina 4,576
69 Catherine 4,505
70 Monica 4,461
71 Julie 4,460
72 Holly 4,217
73 Natasha 4,038
74 Krystal 4,018
75 Kathleen 3,928
76 Erika 3,885
77 Patricia 3,799
78 Morgan 3,794
79 Cynthia 3,786
80 Kendra 3,761
81 Meghan 3,609
82 Leah 3,558
83 Veronica 3,525
84 Katelyn 3,511
85 Diana 3,488
86 Molly 3,461
87 Brooke 3,415
88 Julia 3,360
89 Bethany 3,270
90 Dana 3,193
91 Brandi 3,171
92 Casey 3,149
93 Margaret 3,140
94 Leslie 3,080
95 Kara 3,039
96 Brianna 2,963
97 Alexis 2,902
98 Kaitlin 2,842
99 Melanie 2,831
100 Rachael 2,831
101 Marissa 2,809
102 Taylor 2,796
103 Valerie 2,767
104 Jillian 2,746
105 Felicia 2,703
106 Kaitlyn 2,689
107 Brandy 2,686
108 Bianca 2,637
109 Angelica 2,612
110 Katrina 2,576
111 Karen 2,567
112 Krista 2,567
113 Alison 2,541
114 Nichole 2,498
115 Jaclyn 2,497
116 Sabrina 2,437
117 Candace 2,420
118 Abigail 2,375
119 Stacey 2,369
120 Mallory 2,365
121 Nancy 2,346
122 Caroline 2,323
123 Brenda 2,286
124 Alexandria 2,275
125 Stacy 2,273
126 Alisha 2,268
127 Desiree 2,266
128 Sandra 2,257
129 Lacey 2,243
130 Candice 2,227
131 Carrie 2,205
132 Joanna 2,205
133 Ashlee 2,154
134 Olivia 2,141
135 Monique 2,131
136 Jordan 2,128
137 Gabrielle 2,099
138 Britney 2,085
139 Denise 2,064
140 Susan 2,060
141 Meagan 2,054
142 Gina 2,025
143 Haley 2,004
144 Miranda 1,976
145 Dominique 1,905
146 Renee 1,891
147 Sasha 1,886
148 Melinda 1,879
149 Chelsey 1,878
150 Kelli 1,864
151 Meredith 1,860
152 Paige 1,860
153 Anne 1,853
154 Tabitha 1,850
155 Linda 1,845
156 Priscilla 1,812
157 Latoya 1,810
158 Carolyn 1,802
159 Briana 1,801
160 Emma 1,791
161 Robin 1,765
162 Heidi 1,746
163 Deanna 1,738
164 Ebony 1,726
165 Grace 1,709
166 Angel 1,704
167 Colleen 1,703
168 Rebekah 1,695
169 Autumn 1,666
170 Ana 1,663
171 Theresa 1,657
172 Teresa 1,635
173 Tracy 1,632
174 Tina 1,603
175 Carly 1,599
176 Cassie 1,599
177 Justine 1,591
178 Bridget 1,566
179 Cindy 1,556
180 Audrey 1,555
181 Sierra 1,551
182 Jacquelyn 1,533
183 Tamara 1,531
184 Pamela 1,511
185 Tanya 1,505
186 Barbara 1,504
187 Kari 1,496
188 Cristina 1,483
189 Adriana 1,448
190 Claire 1,447
191 Marie 1,436
192 Mayra 1,433
193 Adrienne 1,426
194 Misty 1,407
195 Jenny 1,401
196 Kristine 1,375
197 Jill 1,333
198 Ashleigh 1,315
199 Savannah 1,314
200 Tasha 1,306
201 Kasey 1,297
202 Virginia 1,292
203 Wendy 1,292
204 Karina 1,288
205 Kristy 1,281
206 Michele 1,272
207 Cara 1,268
208 Claudia 1,267
209 Janelle 1,247
210 Breanna 1,243
211 Kristi 1,235
212 Nina 1,227
213 Abby 1,222
214 Kirsten 1,221
215 Yesenia 1,208
216 Tiara 1,202
217 Sharon 1,196
218 Roxanne 1,191
219 Ellen 1,186
220 Janet 1,178
221 Lydia 1,174
222 Ann 1,172
223 Caitlyn 1,171
224 Carmen 1,168
225 Daisy 1,165
226 Sophia 1,165
227 Jessie 1,160
228 Raquel 1,156
229 Stefanie 1,155
230 Kate 1,153
231 Martha 1,137
232 Amelia 1,129
233 Christy 1,129
234 Evelyn 1,125
235 Kelley 1,125
236 Kellie 1,122
237 Toni 1,119
238 Jocelyn 1,104
239 Shawna 1,102
240 Elise 1,095
241 Lori 1,090
242 Aimee 1,088
243 Carla 1,086
244 Latasha 1,086
245 Hillary 1,083
246 Trisha 1,067
247 Regina 1,064
248 Marisa 1,061
249 Dawn 1,061
250 Deborah 1,056

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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