Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1986 for girls and boys. Click on a name below to learn baby name meanings and more.

Most Popular Names For Births In the United States 1986:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 Michael 3.342 64,170
2 Christopher 2.951 56,664
3 Matthew 2.443 46,903
4 Joshua 1.955 37,528
5 David 1.933 37,119
6 Daniel 1.903 36,540
7 James 1.772 34,027
8 Andrew 1.763 33,839
9 Robert 1.632 31,332
10 John 1.572 30,175
11 Ryan 1.536 29,495
12 Joseph 1.501 28,818
13 Brandon 1.419 27,245
14 Justin 1.386 26,615
15 William 1.266 24,314
16 Jonathan 1.248 23,958
17 Nicholas 1.187 22,790
18 Jason 1.166 22,388
19 Anthony 1.143 21,948
20 Brian 1.094 21,011
21 Kevin 1.038 19,925
22 Eric 1.017 19,521
23 Kyle 1.005 19,302
24 Adam 0.945 18,144
25 Steven 0.942 18,085
26 Thomas 0.903 17,344
27 Timothy 0.878 16,865
28 Jeremy 0.847 16,264
29 Richard 0.781 15,004
30 Benjamin 0.718 13,779
31 Jeffrey 0.711 13,644
32 Jacob 0.711 13,642
33 Aaron 0.661 12,686
34 Charles 0.657 12,620
35 Mark 0.656 12,594
36 Stephen 0.618 11,866
37 Sean 0.613 11,774
38 Zachary 0.610 11,716
39 Patrick 0.594 11,398
40 Tyler 0.568 10,907
41 Alexander 0.552 10,592
42 Dustin 0.537 10,315
43 Nathan 0.520 9,992
44 Scott 0.519 9,961
45 Paul 0.505 9,705
46 Gregory 0.496 9,527
47 Bryan 0.450 8,645
48 Jesse 0.445 8,535
49 Travis 0.441 8,476
50 Kenneth 0.440 8,448
51 Jose 0.435 8,356
52 Samuel 0.394 7,565
53 Jordan 0.380 7,296
54 Bradley 0.367 7,037
55 Shawn 0.365 7,006
56 Cody 0.361 6,929
57 Derek 0.359 6,896
58 Jared 0.318 6,114
59 Chad 0.314 6,024
60 Peter 0.301 5,783
61 Edward 0.301 5,773
62 Corey 0.300 5,761
63 Marcus 0.275 5,271
64 Alex 0.266 5,104
65 Juan 0.264 5,072
66 Keith 0.262 5,036
67 Shane 0.257 4,927
68 Cory 0.254 4,868
69 Brett 0.246 4,723
70 Phillip 0.245 4,706
71 Donald 0.243 4,659
72 Joel 0.235 4,505
73 Antonio 0.229 4,401
74 George 0.226 4,343
75 Ronald 0.220 4,222
76 Carlos 0.213 4,082
77 Raymond 0.211 4,052
78 Nathaniel 0.210 4,031
79 Luis 0.209 4,019
80 Craig 0.204 3,926
81 Evan 0.202 3,882
82 Casey 0.196 3,761
83 Douglas 0.196 3,759
84 Gary 0.194 3,720
85 Ian 0.193 3,712
86 Philip 0.190 3,656
87 Derrick 0.173 3,327
88 Victor 0.171 3,289
89 Christian 0.167 3,204
90 Austin 0.167 3,200
91 Frank 0.165 3,173
92 Erik 0.162 3,106
93 Vincent 0.161 3,092
94 Brent 0.159 3,058
95 Gabriel 0.158 3,040
95 Wesley 0.158 3,040
97 Seth 0.155 2,978
98 Trevor 0.155 2,976
99 Adrian 0.153 2,942
100 Curtis 0.151 2,907
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Jessica 2.855 52,657
2 Ashley 2.693 49,674
3 Amanda 2.197 40,519
4 Jennifer 1.961 36,173
5 Sarah 1.525 28,134
6 Stephanie 1.227 22,634
7 Nicole 1.154 21,284
8 Brittany 1.101 20,308
9 Heather 1.073 19,786
10 Elizabeth 1.034 19,062
11 Megan 1.008 18,592
12 Melissa 0.958 17,663
13 Amber 0.919 16,948
14 Lauren 0.904 16,677
15 Rachel 0.837 15,446
16 Danielle 0.810 14,945
17 Tiffany 0.785 14,485
18 Kimberly 0.782 14,414
19 Christina 0.780 14,378
20 Laura 0.768 14,169
21 Samantha 0.764 14,085
22 Amy 0.729 13,451
23 Michelle 0.721 13,289
24 Emily 0.717 13,232
25 Crystal 0.688 12,688
26 Rebecca 0.639 11,786
27 Sara 0.599 11,043
28 Katherine 0.573 10,563
29 Kelly 0.565 10,412
30 Erin 0.546 10,063
31 Erica 0.541 9,971
32 Whitney 0.517 9,532
33 Angela 0.502 9,263
34 Jamie 0.501 9,231
35 Courtney 0.494 9,118
36 Andrea 0.468 8,631
37 Mary 0.461 8,503
38 Katie 0.452 8,329
39 Lindsey 0.437 8,054
40 Lisa 0.428 7,899
41 Kristen 0.425 7,841
42 Allison 0.411 7,572
43 Vanessa 0.405 7,466
44 Shannon 0.401 7,401
45 Alicia 0.380 7,014
46 Lindsay 0.377 6,951
47 Christine 0.375 6,912
48 Kathryn 0.347 6,392
49 Maria 0.332 6,123
50 Kristin 0.325 6,000
51 Anna 0.320 5,899
52 Natalie 0.309 5,701
53 Victoria 0.307 5,670
53 April 0.307 5,670
55 Jenna 0.293 5,412
56 Tara 0.276 5,083
57 Jacqueline 0.273 5,037
58 Julie 0.272 5,014
59 Monica 0.272 5,010
60 Cassandra 0.270 4,988
61 Krystal 0.267 4,926
62 Kristina 0.262 4,840
63 Holly 0.262 4,837
64 Kayla 0.253 4,658
65 Brittney 0.249 4,591
66 Patricia 0.230 4,244
67 Catherine 0.230 4,240
68 Kathleen 0.224 4,127
69 Caitlin 0.210 3,880
70 Natasha 0.210 3,870
71 Meghan 0.210 3,867
72 Alexandra 0.206 3,800
73 Chelsea 0.203 3,752
74 Erika 0.199 3,677
75 Diana 0.199 3,664
76 Valerie 0.196 3,616
77 Veronica 0.194 3,571
78 Leah 0.187 3,452
79 Brandi 0.186 3,430
80 Casey 0.186 3,422
81 Cynthia 0.185 3,421
82 Hannah 0.183 3,384
83 Mallory 0.180 3,323
84 Brandy 0.179 3,294
85 Alyssa 0.175 3,223
86 Leslie 0.175 3,222
87 Stacy 0.175 3,220
88 Julia 0.168 3,107
89 Bethany 0.167 3,081
90 Felicia 0.167 3,079
91 Margaret 0.167 3,075
92 Dana 0.167 3,071
93 Krista 0.166 3,054
94 Stacey 0.165 3,034
95 Jasmine 0.162 2,991
96 Alison 0.161 2,974
97 Melanie 0.161 2,971
98 Dominique 0.160 2,943
99 Katrina 0.153 2,827
100 Karen 0.152 2,800