100 Most Popular Baby Names of 1981

Top Male Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Michael 0 68,713
2 Christopher 0 50,193
3 Matthew +3 43,300
4 Jason -1 41,900
5 David -1 40,607
6 Joshua +1 39,034
7 James -2 38,285
8 John 0 34,857
9 Robert 0 34,377
10 Daniel +1 30,980
11 Joseph -1 30,756
12 Justin +1 27,299
13 Ryan +2 26,808
14 Brian -2 26,579
15 William -1 24,774
16 Jonathan +5 22,563
17 Eric -1 20,702
18 Andrew +1 20,217
19 Brandon +11 20,198
20 Adam +2 20,023
21 Nicholas -4 19,770
22 Jeremy -4 19,100
23 Anthony +1 18,566
24 Timothy -4 18,209
25 Kevin -2 17,447
26 Thomas -1 17,150
27 Richard -1 16,845
28 Steven 0 16,478
29 Jeffrey -2 15,925
30 Aaron +4 14,679
31 Charles -2 14,416
32 Benjamin 0 14,339
33 Mark -2 13,540
34 Scott -1 12,710
35 Paul 0 11,766
36 Nathan 0 11,251
37 Jesse +8 10,438
38 Patrick 0 10,376
39 Stephen +1 10,293
40 Travis -3 10,106
41 Kenneth 0 9,477
42 Dustin +2 9,348
43 Jacob 0 9,333
44 Sean +4 8,885
45 Jose +1 8,762
46 Gregory -4 8,751
47 Chad -8 8,400
48 Bryan +1 7,214
49 Shawn -2 7,075
50 Bradley +1 6,897
51 Edward +1 6,655
52 Kyle +5 6,560
53 Derek -3 6,474
54 Samuel 0 6,027
55 Peter 0 5,981
56 Donald -3 5,906
57 Jared +4 5,863
58 Keith -2 5,621
59 Ronald -1 5,530
60 Juan -1 5,485
61 George -1 5,154
62 Gary +1 4,944
63 Zachary +9 4,836
64 Douglas -2 4,786
65 Joel +1 4,540
66 Phillip -1 4,536
67 Marcus +4 4,505
68 Raymond -1 4,369
69 Corey -1 4,246
70 Alexander +22 4,225
71 Carlos +7 4,174
72 Craig +1 4,092
73 Todd +2 3,953
74 Larry -4 3,948
75 Antonio +2 3,919
76 Erik -12 3,918
77 Jeremiah -1 3,895
78 Derrick -4 3,851
79 Brett +17 3,773
80 Nathaniel +6 3,713
81 Shane -12 3,711
82 Dennis -2 3,633
83 Frank -2 3,632
84 Philip -2 3,575
85 Casey +8 3,509
86 Shaun -7 3,382
87 Lucas +11 3,375
88 Gabriel -3 3,372
89 Brent -5 3,369
90 Cory -7 3,353
91 Randy -4 3,340
92 Luis -4 3,339
93 Jeffery -3 3,334
94 Curtis -5 3,194
95 Seth +4 3,134
96 Tyler +18 3,118
97 Jerry -3 3,054
98 Russell -7 3,044
99 Wesley -4 3,040
100 Luke -3 3,018
Top Female Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Jennifer 0 57,029
2 Jessica +1 42,519
3 Amanda -1 34,366
4 Sarah +1 28,163
5 Melissa -1 28,000
6 Amy +2 20,338
7 Nicole 0 20,309
8 Stephanie +5 20,201
9 Elizabeth 0 20,167
10 Heather -4 17,942
11 Michelle -1 17,761
12 Rebecca +5 16,729
13 Kimberly -2 16,691
14 Tiffany 0 16,409
15 Angela -3 15,912
16 Crystal +2 15,881
17 Christina -2 14,387
18 Lisa -2 14,291
19 Erin +1 13,847
20 Amber +2 13,808
21 Laura 0 13,285
22 Rachel +1 12,583
23 Kelly -4 11,874
24 Andrea +4 11,678
25 April 0 11,402
26 Sara +1 11,349
27 Mary -1 11,030
28 Jamie -4 10,976
29 Emily +2 10,799
30 Danielle +3 10,027
31 Kristin +6 9,736
32 Shannon -3 9,225
33 Megan -3 8,960
34 Ashley +6 8,874
35 Lauren +3 8,804
36 Erica -2 8,617
37 Julie -5 8,561
38 Kristen +1 8,541
39 Katherine -4 8,424
40 Maria -4 7,658
41 Brandy +1 6,893
42 Christine -1 6,852
43 Courtney +5 6,636
44 Katie 0 6,597
45 Tara -2 6,366
46 Alicia +1 5,859
47 Lindsay +24 5,841
48 Kathryn +2 5,822
49 Monica -4 5,778
50 Brandi +12 5,525
51 Samantha +7 5,513
52 Brooke +5 5,329
53 Patricia -2 5,282
54 Anna +1 5,182
55 Carrie -9 5,092
56 Leslie +5 4,930
57 Allison +2 4,901
58 Lindsey +33 4,862
59 Cynthia +4 4,858
60 Natalie +5 4,853
61 Misty -12 4,799
62 Vanessa +7 4,740
63 Holly -11 4,566
64 Karen -10 4,535
65 Stacy -12 4,477
66 Melanie -6 4,470
67 Jacqueline +14 4,332
68 Veronica +2 4,312
69 Latoya +54 4,266
70 Dana -2 4,246
71 Susan -7 4,238
72 Kristina +1 4,061
73 Catherine +4 4,052
74 Sandra +6 4,030
75 Diana +43 3,970
76 Pamela +10 3,882
77 Tracy -21 3,867
78 Jill -12 3,855
79 Dawn -12 3,834
80 Tina -8 3,819
81 Leah +3 3,808
82 Kathleen 0 3,776
83 Stacey -9 3,750
84 Heidi -5 3,738
85 Natasha +4 3,734
86 Candice +13 3,696
87 Victoria +17 3,685
88 Julia +10 3,664
89 Valerie -4 3,611
90 Wendy -15 3,608
91 Lori -15 3,479
92 Tanya -4 3,407
93 Erika -6 3,395
94 Kristy -16 3,263
95 Katrina -5 3,258
96 Denise -2 3,199
97 Teresa -2 3,122
98 Renee +9 2,995
99 Christy -16 2,944
100 Theresa +3 2,943