Most popular girl names in the 80s in New Mexico

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February 6, 2022
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Most popular girl names in the 80s in New Mexico

Whether it's a long-held family name, a biblical name, or a name that holds special meaning for mom or dad, choosing the moniker that your child will carry for life isn't something to take lightly. Over the years, certain[ names have peaked and then faded in popularity while others stayed at the top of the rankings for multiple decades. And while traditional and biblical names always seem to be in style, we've also seen some more uncommon names become trendy.

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for girls in the 80s in New Mexico using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by number of babies born.

Many baby names are inspired by pop culture of the time, whether movies, music, or television. Others represent familial names or have other traditional significance. Keep reading to see if your name made the list.

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#50. Monique

Monique is a name of French origin meaning "advisor".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 425
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 32 (#439 (tie) most common name, -92.5% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #116
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 23,665

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#49. Natasha

Natasha is a name of Latin origin meaning "birthday".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 426
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 11 (#679 (tie) most common name, -97.4% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #70
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 38,178

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#48. Cassandra

Cassandra is a name of Greek origin meaning "one who shines and excels over man".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 426
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 19 (#550 (tie) most common name, -95.5% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #61
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 44,887

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#47. Anna

Anna is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "grace".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 445
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 155 (#110 most common name, -65.2% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #52
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 57,285

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#46. Patricia

Patricia is a name of Latin origin meaning "noble".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 452
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 19 (#550 (tie) most common name, -95.8% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #60
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 45,097

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#45. Lauren

Lauren is a name of Latin origin meaning "the bay or laurel plant".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 455
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 103 (#172 (tie) most common name, -77.4% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #19
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 145,122

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#44. Emily

Emily is a name of Latin origin meaning "to strive".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 470
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 635 (#7 most common name, +35.1% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #25
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 131,752

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#43. Shannon

Shannon is a name of Irish origin meaning "wise river".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 479
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 635 (#7 most common name, +32.6% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #39
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 78,412

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#42. Felicia

Felicia is a name of Latin origin meaning "happy, lucky".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 489
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 635 (#7 most common name, +29.9% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #130
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 21,790

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#41. Mary

Mary is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "drop of the sea".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 492
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 88 (#206 (tie) most common name, -82.1% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #35
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 95,842

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#40. Jamie

Jamie is a name of Scottish origin meaning "supplanter".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 545
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 43 (#358 most common name, -92.1% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #34
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 96,548

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#39. Brittany

Brittany is a name of French origin meaning "from Briton".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 556
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 43 (#358 most common name, -92.3% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #21
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 140,795

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#38. Desiree

Desiree is a name of French origin meaning "desired".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 573
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 35 (#417 (tie) most common name, -93.9% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #131
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 21,734

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#37. Erin

Erin is a name of Irish origin meaning "peace".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 595
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 27 (#482 (tie) most common name, -95.5% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #28
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 115,814

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#36. Alicia

Alicia is a name of Spanish origin meaning "noble".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 610
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 123 (#139 most common name, -79.8% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #46
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 66,958

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#35. Lisa

Lisa is a name of English origin meaning "God's promise".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 620
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 123 (#139 most common name, -80.2% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #31
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 102,597

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#34. Laura

Laura is a name of Latin origin meaning "bay laurel plant".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 624
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 53 (#324 most common name, -91.5% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #23
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 134,569

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#33. Sara

Sara is a derivation of the name Sarah, of Hebrew origin meaning "princess".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 628
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 72 (#262 most common name, -88.5% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #30
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 104,640

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#32. April

April is a name of Latin origin meaning "to open".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 662
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 55 (#312 most common name, -91.7% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #40
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 75,942

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#31. Megan

Megan is a name of Welsh origin meaning "pearl".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 663
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 72 (#262 most common name, -89.1% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #14
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 153,500

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#30. Valerie

Valerie is a name of Latin origin meaning "fierce".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 686
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 70 (#268 most common name, -89.8% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #83
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 34,589

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#29. Amy

Amy is a name of French origin meaning "beloved".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 702
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 135 (#123 most common name, -80.8% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #15
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 150,650

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#28. Angela

Angela is a name of Latin origin meaning "messenger of God".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 723
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 82 (#225 (tie) most common name, -88.7% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #27
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 116,585

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#27. Veronica

Veronica is a name of Latin origin meaning "she who brings victory".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 736
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 60 (#293 most common name, -91.8% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #68
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 39,065

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#26. Tiffany

Tiffany is a name of Greek origin meaning "appearance of God".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 768
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 24 (#505 most common name, -96.9% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #11
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 158,610

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#25. Maria

Maria is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "sea of bitterness".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 774
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 192 (#89 most common name, -75.2% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #48
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 65,648

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#24. Victoria

Victoria is a name of Latin origin meaning "victory".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 797
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 349 (#29 (tie) most common name, -56.2% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #55
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 53,242

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#23. Erica

Erica is a name of Norse origin meaning "eternal ruler".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 802
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 19 (#550 (tie) most common name, -97.6% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #36
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 93,145

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#22. Monica

Monica is a name of Greek origin meaning "solitary".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 827
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 20 (#539 (tie) most common name, -97.6% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #56
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 51,821

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#21. Rachel

Rachel is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "ewe".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 847
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 72 (#262 most common name, -91.5% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #16
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 146,657

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#20. Danielle

Danielle is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "God is my judge".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 854
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 88 (#206 (tie) most common name, -89.7% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #24
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 134,359

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#19. Rebecca

Rebecca is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "servant of God".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 890
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 75 (#252 most common name, -91.6% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #22
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 136,220

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#18. Kimberly

Kimberly is a name of English origin meaning "from the wood of the royal forest".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 934
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 226 (#67 most common name, -75.8% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #17
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 146,435

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#17. Samantha

Samantha is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "told by God".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 940
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 310 (#40 most common name, -67.0% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #26
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 121,122

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#16. Christina

Christina is a name of Latin origin meaning "follower of Christ".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 969
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 54 (#317 most common name, -94.4% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #18
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 145,982

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#15. Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "god is my oath".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 971
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 409 (#20 most common name, -57.9% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #9
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 198,938

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#14. Heather

Heather is a name of Scottish origin meaning "a variety of small shrubs with pink or white flowers".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 981
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 409 (#20 most common name, -58.3% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #10
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 191,841

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#13. Andrea

Andrea is a name of Greek origin meaning "brave".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 1,047
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 223 (#68 (tie) most common name, -78.7% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #33
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 98,241

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#12. Amber

Amber is a name of Persian origin meaning "ambergris”, a fragrant material extracted from a type of whale.

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 1,169
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 77 (#243 most common name, -93.4% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #13
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 153,935

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#11. Michelle

Michelle is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "who is like God?".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 1,173
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 82 (#225 (tie) most common name, -93.0% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #12
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 153,988

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#10. Vanessa

Vanessa is a name of Greek origin meaning "butterfly".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 1,192
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 84 (#218 most common name, -93.0% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #47
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 65,690

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#9. Nicole

Nicole is a name of Greek origin meaning "victory of the people".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 1,369
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 146 (#114 most common name, -89.3% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #8
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 210,456

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#8. Melissa

Melissa is a name of Greek origin meaning "honey bee".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 1,473
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 100 (#182 most common name, -93.2% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #7
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 217,896

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#7. Sarah

Sarah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "princess".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 1,553
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 221 (#71 most common name, -85.8% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #5
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 272,559

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#6. Stephanie

Stephanie is a name of Greek origin meaning "crown".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 1,588
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 78 (#240 most common name, -95.1% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #6
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 218,131

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#5. Crystal

Crystal is a name of Latin origin meaning "Earth mineral".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 1,655
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 31 (#446 most common name, -98.1% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #20
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 140,998

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#4. Ashley

Ashley is a name of English origin meaning "ash tree meadow".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 1,832
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 195 (#86 (tie) most common name, -89.4% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #4
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 352,147

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#3. Jennifer

Jennifer is a name of English origin meaning "white shadow, white wave".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 2,445
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 99 (#184 (tie) most common name, -96.0% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #2
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 440,836

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#2. Amanda

Amanda is a name of Latin origin meaning "worthy of love".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 2,833
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 41 (#376 most common name, -98.6% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #3
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 369,698

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#1. Jessica

Jessica is a name of Hebrew origin meaning "God beholds".

New Mexico
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 2,972
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 79 (#236 (tie) most common name, -97.3% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #1
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 469,439

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