The Top 5 Most Popular Baby Names in 1980 (US)

  Rank Male Name Number of Babies Female Name Number of Babies
1 Name: Michael 68,561 Jennifer 58,357
2 Name: Christopher 49,108 Amanda 35,798
3 Name: Jason 48,110 Jessica 33,903
4 Name: David 41,825 Melissa 31,610
5 Name: James 39,252 Sarah 25,721
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  1. Michael & Jessica were the most popular baby names for all of the 1980s.
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Sources:  Social Security Online

List Notes: All names are from the top 1000 Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States (Please see limitations of such data at:
Most Popular Baby Names in 1980 (US)

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