Most popular girl names in the 80s in New York

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

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 York 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. Kathryn

Kathryn is a name of Greek origin meaning "pure".

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 4,034
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 420 (#433 most common name, -89.6% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #49
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 62,436

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#49. Alicia

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 4,141
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 627 (#297 (tie) most common name, -84.9% compared to the 80s)

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

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#48. Courtney

Courtney is a name of French origin meaning "short nose".

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 4,267
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 264 (#661 most common name, -93.8% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #37
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 84,298

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#47. Lindsay

Lindsay is a name of English origin meaning "Lincoln's marsh or island of linden trees".

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 4,351
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 259 (#670 (tie) most common name, -94.0% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #44
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 68,479

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#46. Tara

Tara is a name of Irish origin meaning "rocky hill".

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 4,357
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 245 (#704 (tie) most common name, -94.4% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #53
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 56,327

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#45. Allison

Allison is a variation of the French name Alice, meaning “noble.”

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 4,385
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,715 (#50 most common name, -38.1% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #50
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 62,320

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#44. Victoria

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 4,530
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 4,678 (#20 most common name, +3.3% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #56
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 53,242

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#43. Diana

Diana is a name of Roman origin meaning "goddess of the hunt".

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 4,610
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,068 (#170 most common name, -76.8% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #76
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 36,768

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#42. Kristin

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 4,806
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 93 (#1,442 most common name, -98.1% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #43
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 70,551

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#41. Shannon

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 4,938
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 258 (#672 (tie) most common name, -94.8% compared to the 80s)

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

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#40. Mary

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 4,955
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,008 (#186 most common name, -79.7% compared to the 80s)

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

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#39. Brittany

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 5,263
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 428 (#428 most common name, -91.9% compared to the 80s)

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

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#38. Jacqueline

Jacqueline is a name of French origin meaning "may God protect".

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 5,310
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 730 (#257 most common name, -86.3% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #58
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 51,525

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#37. Angela

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 5,401
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,155 (#154 most common name, -78.6% compared to the 80s)

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

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#36. Jamie

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 5,437
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 446 (#415 most common name, -91.8% compared to the 80s)

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

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#35. Maria

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 5,493
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,839 (#89 most common name, -66.5% compared to the 80s)

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

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#34. Vanessa

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 5,504
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,148 (#155 most common name, -79.1% compared to the 80s)

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

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#33. Andrea

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 5,654
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,135 (#159 most common name, -79.9% compared to the 80s)

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

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#32. Sara

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 6,442
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,655 (#53 most common name, -58.8% compared to the 80s)

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

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#31. Kristen

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 6,566
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 264 (#661 most common name, -96.0% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #38
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 83,219

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#30. Katherine

Katherine is a name of Greek origin meaning "pure".

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 6,871
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 2,136 (#76 most common name, -68.9% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #32
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 99,154

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#29. Erica

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 6,969
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 343 (#519 (tie) most common name, -95.1% compared to the 80s)

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

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#28. Megan

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 7,045
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 748 (#249 (tie) most common name, -89.4% compared to the 80s)

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

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#27. Crystal

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 7,090
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 460 (#405 most common name, -93.5% compared to the 80s)

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

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#26. Erin

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 7,164
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 744 (#252 most common name, -89.6% compared to the 80s)

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

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#25. Amy

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 7,331
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,677 (#101 most common name, -77.1% compared to the 80s)

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

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#24. Emily

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 7,345
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 7,917 (#7 most common name, +7.8% compared to the 80s)

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

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#23. Kelly

Kelly is a name of Irish origin meaning "bright-headed".

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 7,657
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 697 (#276 most common name, -90.9% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #29
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 109,541

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#22. Rebecca

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 8,009
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,443 (#128 most common name, -82.0% compared to the 80s)

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

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#21. Christine

Christine is a name of English origin meaning "follower of Christ".

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 8,285
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 345 (#512 (tie) most common name, -95.8% compared to the 80s)

National
- Rank: #45
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 67,999

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#20. Laura

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 8,557
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 660 (#287 most common name, -92.3% compared to the 80s)

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

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#19. Rachel

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 8,836
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,475 (#31 most common name, -60.7% compared to the 80s)

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

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#18. Lisa

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 8,964
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 289 (#610 most common name, -96.8% compared to the 80s)

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

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#17. Heather

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 9,170
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 204 (#810 (tie) most common name, -97.8% compared to the 80s)

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

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#16. Samantha

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 9,432
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 4,040 (#21 most common name, -57.2% compared to the 80s)

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

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#15. Tiffany

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 9,741
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 738 (#253 most common name, -92.4% compared to the 80s)

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

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#14. Kimberly

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 9,822
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,559 (#112 most common name, -84.1% compared to the 80s)

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

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#13. Lauren

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 12,436
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,558 (#113 most common name, -87.5% compared to the 80s)

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

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#12. Michelle

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 12,534
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,575 (#110 most common name, -87.4% compared to the 80s)

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

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#11. Christina

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 12,814
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 864 (#215 most common name, -93.3% compared to the 80s)

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

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#10. Elizabeth

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 13,647
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 4,717 (#18 (tie) most common name, -65.4% compared to the 80s)

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

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#9. Danielle

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 13,899
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 713 (#268 most common name, -94.9% compared to the 80s)

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

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#8. Ashley

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 14,294
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 3,356 (#34 most common name, -76.5% compared to the 80s)

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

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#7. Sarah

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 14,830
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 5,085 (#16 most common name, -65.7% 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 York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 15,596
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,124 (#161 most common name, -92.8% compared to the 80s)

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

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#5. Melissa

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 17,824
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 839 (#219 most common name, -95.3% compared to the 80s)

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

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#4. Amanda

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 19,274
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,093 (#164 most common name, -94.3% compared to the 80s)

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

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#3. Nicole

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 21,038
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,950 (#84 most common name, -90.7% compared to the 80s)

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

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#2. Jessica

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 31,546
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,244 (#143 most common name, -96.1% compared to the 80s)

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

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#1. Jennifer

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

New York
- Number of babies from 1980 to 1989: 32,161
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 1,063 (#171 most common name, -96.7% compared to the 80s)

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

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