List of the most popular names in the 1980s in the United States

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These are the most popular given names in the United States for each respective year in the 1980s.

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Male
1 Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael
2 Christopher Christopher Christopher Christopher Christopher Christopher Christopher Christopher Christopher Christopher
3 Jason Matthew Matthew Matthew Matthew Matthew Matthew Matthew Matthew Matthew
4 David Jason Jason David Joshua Joshua Joshua Joshua Joshua Joshua
5 James David David Joshua David Daniel David David Andrew David
6 Matthew Joshua James James Daniel David Daniel Andrew David Daniel
7 Joshua James Joshua Jason James James James Daniel Justin Andrew
8 John John John Daniel John Robert Andrew James Daniel Justin
9 Robert Robert Robert John Robert John Robert Justin James James
10 Joseph Daniel Daniel Robert Joseph Joseph John Robert Robert Robert
Female
1 Jennifer Jennifer Jennifer Jennifer Jennifer Jessica Jessica Jessica Jessica Jessica
2 Amanda Jessica Jessica Jessica Jessica Ashley Ashley Ashley Ashley Ashley
3 Jessica Amanda Amanda Amanda Ashley Jennifer Amanda Amanda Amanda Brittany
4 Melissa Sarah Sarah Ashley Amanda Amanda Jennifer Jennifer Sarah Amanda
5 Sarah Melissa Melissa Sarah Sarah Sarah Sarah Sarah Jennifer Sarah
6 Heather Amy Nicole Melissa Stephanie Stephanie Stephanie Stephanie Brittany Samantha
7 Nicole Nicole Stephanie Nicole Nicole Nicole Nicole Brittany Stephanie Jennifer
8 Amy Stephanie Elizabeth Stephanie Melissa Heather Brittany Nicole Samantha Stephanie
9 Elizabeth Elizabeth Crystal Heather Heather Elizabeth Heather Heather Nicole Lauren
10 Michelle Heather Amy Elizabeth Elizabeth Megan Elizabeth Elizabeth Elizabeth Elizabeth

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