Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1989

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl 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 girl 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 Jessica 47,887
2 Ashley 47,589
3 Brittany 37,790
4 Amanda 36,830
5 Sarah 27,792
6 Samantha 24,792
7 Jennifer 23,998
8 Stephanie 22,767
9 Lauren 21,065
10 Elizabeth 20,298
11 Megan 19,782
12 Nicole 19,032
13 Emily 17,323
14 Amber 16,760
15 Heather 16,246
16 Tiffany 15,717
17 Danielle 15,366
18 Rachel 15,357
19 Melissa 15,202
20 Kayla 14,903
21 Courtney 13,454
22 Michelle 13,374
23 Christina 13,138
24 Rebecca 12,434
25 Laura 11,740
26 Katherine 11,415
27 Chelsea 11,251
28 Kimberly 11,036
29 Sara 9,708
30 Jasmine 9,549
31 Kelsey 9,256
32 Crystal 9,105
33 Alyssa 9,043
34 Erica 9,024
35 Amy 8,898
36 Kristen 8,803
37 Kelly 8,763
38 Mary 8,644
39 Andrea 8,410
40 Erin 8,141
41 Brittney 7,833
42 Hannah 7,831
43 Alexandra 7,681
44 Victoria 7,638
45 Katie 7,290
46 Allison 7,285
47 Angela 7,199
48 Lindsey 7,068
49 Caitlin 7,025
50 Vanessa 6,961
51 Anna 6,899
52 Jamie 6,847
53 Alicia 6,816
54 Cassandra 6,698
55 Lisa 6,573
56 Maria 6,340
57 Whitney 6,307
58 Kathryn 6,296
59 Christine 6,135
60 Kristin 6,065
61 Shannon 5,660
62 Natalie 5,631
63 Lindsay 5,525
64 Jacqueline 5,444
65 Kristina 4,804
66 April 4,735
67 Catherine 4,557
68 Monica 4,504
69 Morgan 4,428
70 Tara 4,370
71 Jenna 4,339
72 Jordan 4,280
73 Erika 4,191
74 Brooke 4,148
75 Taylor 4,069
76 Katelyn 4,036
77 Brianna 3,994
78 Julie 3,943
79 Holly 3,894
80 Meghan 3,856
81 Marissa 3,795
82 Krystal 3,786
83 Leah 3,784
84 Cynthia 3,777
85 Veronica 3,714
86 Diana 3,685
87 Natasha 3,668
88 Melanie 3,629
89 Patricia 3,605
90 Kathleen 3,598
91 Bianca 3,593
92 Alexis 3,517
93 Molly 3,458
94 Abigail 3,404
95 Kaitlyn 3,392
96 Julia 3,371
97 Margaret 3,285
98 Brandi 3,248
99 Kendra 3,229
100 Kaitlin 3,170
101 Kara 3,121
102 Bethany 3,081
103 Casey 3,079
104 Alexandria 3,060
105 Dana 2,999
106 Jillian 2,922
107 Angelica 2,876
108 Leslie 2,864
109 Rachael 2,832
110 Karen 2,758
111 Felicia 2,750
112 Gabrielle 2,719
113 Caroline 2,662
114 Kiara 2,624
115 Katrina 2,623
116 Sabrina 2,572
117 Valerie 2,561
118 Britney 2,494
119 Alison 2,489
120 Meagan 2,466
121 Brandy 2,454
122 Olivia 2,438
123 Alisha 2,435
124 Paige 2,392
125 Haley 2,362
126 Briana 2,353
127 Desiree 2,348
128 Nancy 2,346
129 Sandra 2,329
130 Miranda 2,326
131 Ana 2,271
132 Brenda 2,270
133 Candace 2,269
134 Candice 2,260
135 Adriana 2,258
136 Nichole 2,233
137 Krista 2,224
138 Jaclyn 2,217
139 Monique 2,208
140 Chelsey 2,202
141 Gina 2,169
142 Joanna 2,115
143 Lacey 2,076
144 Ashlee 2,045
145 Denise 2,033
146 Stacey 2,020
147 Mallory 1,971
148 Carrie 1,957
149 Emma 1,937
150 Grace 1,927
151 Kylie 1,927
152 Stacy 1,882
153 Anne 1,881
154 Rebekah 1,869
155 Sierra 1,864
156 Tabitha 1,852
157 Linda 1,844
158 Carolyn 1,809
159 Colleen 1,808
160 Robin 1,800
161 Susan 1,800
162 Deanna 1,758
163 Breanna 1,747
164 Priscilla 1,740
165 Kelli 1,734
166 Cristina 1,733
167 Angel 1,716
168 Meredith 1,698
169 Sasha 1,697
170 Audrey 1,686
171 Claire 1,672
172 Renee 1,660
173 Dominique 1,641
174 Bridget 1,636
175 Melinda 1,586
176 Ebony 1,577
177 Cindy 1,567
178 Justine 1,565
179 Carly 1,553
180 Theresa 1,545
181 Heidi 1,541
182 Karina 1,539
183 Kirsten 1,538
184 Teresa 1,532
185 Arielle 1,530
186 Barbara 1,494
187 Tamara 1,485
188 Autumn 1,482
189 Tracy 1,465
190 Latoya 1,463
191 Mayra 1,455
192 Claudia 1,417
193 Tanya 1,387
194 Kristine 1,377
195 Marie 1,376
196 Cassie 1,375
197 Jacquelyn 1,365
198 Wendy 1,339
199 Pamela 1,333
200 Ashleigh 1,330
201 Tina 1,323
202 Ellen 1,316
203 Alexa 1,305
204 Yesenia 1,303
205 Kari 1,299
206 Jenny 1,289
207 Savannah 1,288
208 Kasey 1,286
209 Ariel 1,285
210 Hillary 1,284
211 Cara 1,275
212 Abby 1,274
213 Adrienne 1,271
214 Michele 1,267
215 Virginia 1,266
216 Amelia 1,265
217 Lydia 1,262
218 Daisy 1,256
219 Tiara 1,253
220 Martha 1,249
221 Caitlyn 1,234
222 Madison 1,225
223 Gabriela 1,222
224 Misty 1,220
225 Mercedes 1,219
226 Kristy 1,217
227 Janet 1,210
228 Tasha 1,205
229 Shelby 1,203
230 Sydney 1,193
231 Carmen 1,187
232 Janelle 1,183
233 Evelyn 1,172
234 Kristi 1,172
235 Nina 1,170
236 Raquel 1,168
237 Madeline 1,167
238 Destiny 1,151
239 Jessie 1,147
240 Jade 1,146
241 Brittani 1,142
242 Rosa 1,138
243 Allyson 1,120
244 Sharon 1,120
245 Christy 1,093
246 Ann 1,090
247 Jocelyn 1,081
248 Gloria 1,080
249 Jasmin 1,078
250 Kate 1,078

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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