The Most Popular Names From The 1980s

Ronald Reagan was president, a BMW cost just 12 grand, minimum wage was $3.10 a hour, and "new wave" music and MTV were just, like, totally rad.
Here's what those people were naming their babies in the eighties.

  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. David
  6. Daniel
  7. James
  8. Robert
  9. John
  10. Joseph
  11. Jason
  12. Justin
  13. Andrew
  14. Ryan
  15. William
  16. Brian
  17. Jonathan
  18. Brandon
  19. Nicholas
  20. Anthony

  1. Jessica
  2. Jennifer
  3. Amanda
  4. Ashley
  5. Sarah
  6. Stephanie
  7. Melissa
  8. Nicole
  9. Elizabeth
  10. Heather
  11. Tiffany
  12. Michelle
  13. Amber
  14. Megan
  15. Rachel
  16. Amy
  17. Lauren
  18. Kimberly
  19. Christina
  20. Brittany

This really like totally awesome data comes from a 5% sampling of Social Security card applications with dates of birth from January 1980 through August 1989. PregnancyAndBaby.com

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