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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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