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Most Popular Baby Names of 1981

Here are the most popular names of 1981. 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 Jennifer
 
English: Fair one. Variant of Guinevere. In Arthuria…
2 Jessica
 
Hebrew: Rich
3 Amanda
 
English: Worthy of being loved; Spanish: Lovable
4 Sarah
 
Hebrew: Princess
5 Melissa
 
Greek: Bee
6 Amy
 
English: Beloved; French: Dearly loved, beloved
7 Nicole
 
Filipino: Victory of the people; French: Victory of …
8 Stephanie
 
French: Crowned in victory
9 Elizabeth
 
English: Bountiful, God of plenty; Hebrew: Bountiful…
10 Heather
 
English: A flowering evergreen plant that thrives on…
11 Michelle
 
French: Feminine of Michael (gift from God); Hebrew:…
12 Rebecca
 
Hebrew: Captivating
13 Kimberly
 
English: From the royal fortress meadow
14 Tiffany
 
French: Appearance of God
15 Angela
 
French: Angel; Spanish: Angel
16 Crystal
 
English: Follower of Christ
17 Christina
 
English: Follower of Christ; Greek: Follower of Christ
18 Lisa
 
German: Devoted to God; English: Variation of Elizab…
19 Erin
 
Irish: From Ireland; Celtic: From Ireland
20 Amber
 
Arabic: Jewel, jewel-quality fossilized resin, as a …
21 Laura
 
English: The laurel tree or sweet bay tree symbolic …
22 Rachel
 
Hebrew: Ewe; German: Lamb
23 Kelly
 
Celtic: Descendant of Ceallach
24 Andrea
 
Spanish: Manly, virile; French: Feminine form of
25 April
 
English: Opening buds of spring, born in April

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