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Most Popular Baby Names of the 1980s

Here are the most popular names of the 1980s. Click on any name to learn more about it, find similar names, or add it to your favorites.

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Rank Name Meaning
1 Michael
 
Hebrew: Gift from God
2 Christopher
 
Unknown/Other: One who holds Christ in his heart
3 Matthew
 
Hebrew: Gift of Jehovah. In the Bible, Mathew was on…
4 Joshua
 
Hebrew: God is salvation
5 David
 
Hebrew: Dearly loved
6 James
 
Hebrew: Supplanter; English: Replace
7 Daniel
 
Hebrew: God is my Judge. The biblical prophet and wr…
8 Robert
 
Scottish: Famed, bright, shining. 14th-century King …
9 John
 
Hebrew: Jehovah has been gracious, has shown favor. …
10 Joseph
 
Hebrew: May Jah give increase. In the Bible, Joseph,…
11 Jason
 
Greek: The Lord is salvation; Hebrew: The Lord is salvation
12 Justin
 
Irish: Judicous; English: Just, upright, righteous. …
13 Andrew
 
English: Manly, brave. In the Bible the first of the…
14 Ryan
 
Irish: Kingly
15 William
 
German: Resolute protector, will. For a long time af…
16 Brian
 
Celtic: In use in England since the Middle Ages. Pos…
17 Brandon
 
English: From the beacon hill
18 Jonathan
 
Hebrew: Gift from God
19 Nicholas
 
Unknown/Other: Variant of Nikolas
20 Anthony
 
English: Highly praiseworthy. Mark Antony: (83-30 BC…
21 Eric
 
English: Brave ruler
22 Adam
 
Hebrew: From the red earth. In the biblical Genesis …
23 Kevin
 
Celtic: Gentle; Irish: Handsome child. Name of a fam…
24 Thomas
 
Hebrew: Twin
25 Steven
 
English: Variant of Stephen. Crown, wreath.

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