Top 50 baby names of 1980

As 1980 rolled around, the United States population was over 226 million people. What else was going on? Blondie’s “Call Me” was Billboard’s top song of the year, Kramer vs Kramer swept the Academy Awards, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was released, Mount St Helens erupted in Washington State, Ronald Reagan won the presidental election, and we lost musical legend John Lennon.

And there were more than just few notable people born in 1980. For starters, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Gosling, Chris Pine, Nick Cannon and Jason Segel were all newborn baby boys in 1980. And future stars Zooey Deschanel, Christina Aguilera, Christina Ricci, Venus Williams, Minka Kelly, Alicia Keys and Kristen Bell were all little girls in diapers that year.

Also see: Baby names inspired by awesome ’80s movies

And here are the top 50 for baby boys and girls in the year 1980! (Click on any of the names below to find out more about it — including its meaning, origin and similar names, plus let us know what you think by leaving a review.)

Top baby names of 1980

Top girl names: 1980 Top boy names: 1980
  1. Jennifer
  2. Amanda
  3. Jessica
  4. Melissa
  5. Sarah
  6. Heather
  7. Nicole
  8. Amy
  9. Elizabeth
  10. Michelle
  11. Kimberly
  12. Angela
  13. Stephanie
  14. Tiffany
  15. Christina
  16. Lisa
  17. Rebecca
  18. Crystal
  19. Kelly
  20. Erin
  21. Laura
  22. Amber
  23. Rachel
  24. Jamie
  25. April
  26. Mary
  27. Sara
  28. Andrea
  29. Shannon
  30. Megan
  31. Emily
  32. Julie
  33. Danielle
  34. Erica
  35. Katherine
  36. Maria
  37. Kristin
  38. Lauren
  39. Kristen
  40. Ashley
  41. Christine
  42. Brandy
  43. Tara
  44. Katie
  45. Monica
  46. Carrie
  47. Alicia
  48. Courtney
  49. Misty
  50. Kathryn
  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Jason
  4. David
  5. James
  6. Matthew
  7. Joshua
  8. John
  9. Robert
  10. Joseph
  11. Daniel
  12. Brian
  13. Justin
  14. William
  15. Ryan
  16. Eric
  17. Nicholas
  18. Jeremy
  19. Andrew
  20. Timothy
  21. Jonathan
  22. Adam
  23. Kevin
  24. Anthony
  25. Thomas
  26. Richard
  27. Jeffrey
  28. Steven
  29. Charles
  30. Brandon
  31. Mark
  32. Benjamin
  33. Scott
  34. Aaron
  35. Paul
  36. Nathan
  37. Travis
  38. Patrick
  39. Chad
  40. Stephen
  41. Kenneth
  42. Gregory
  43. Jacob
  44. Dustin
  45. Jesse
  46. Jose
  47. Shawn
  48. Sean
  49. Bryan
  50. Derek

Source: US Social Security Administration




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