The top 100 baby names from the decade of grunge music, broad based economic prosperity, and the mass-market adoption of technology.

The 1990s were a very distinctive time for many reasons. The decade was marked by the appearance of grunge music, vast technological improvements and a general sense of economic prosperity.

With bright colors and a vibrant popular culture, it is not surprising that the most popular names from the 1990s were just as distinctive as the decade itself.

Popular 1990s Girl Names Influenced by Hollywood

If you are looking to adopt baby names from the 1990s for your future child, you should be aware that the most popular girls names were often drawn from popular culture. The decade that saw the rise of Brittney Spears, Rachel Green, Jennifer Aniston, Stephanie Tanner and Courtney Cox also saw those first names as popular choices for baby girls.

Women who grew up on “Sweet Valley High” books were also having their own children during this decade, and that definitely influenced the popularity of Jessica and Elizabeth as popular 1990s girl names.

Top 100 Baby Names for the 1990s

Traditional 1990s Baby Names for Girls

Although popular culture did play a huge role in providing names for little girls born in the 1990s, other parents chose more traditional names for their children. Names such as Ashley, Emily, Sarah, Samantha and Hannah all saw a resurgence in popularity during the 1990s.

1990s Boy Names Inspired by Popular Culture

As was the case with little girls, parents of little boys often took inspiration from popular culture when naming their children. The decade gave us Brandon Walsh, Joey Lawrence, Justin Timberlake and Matthew Perry.

Each of these first names enjoyed tremendous popularity as 1990s baby names.

Traditional 1990s Boy Names

Names such as Christopher, Joshua, Andrew and Daniel were popular 1990s names. But no playground during the 1990s would have seemed complete without at least one Tyler, Ryan or Zachary. These were among the most popular baby names from the 90s.

Rank1990s Boy Names1990s Girl Names
1MichaelJessica
2ChristopherAshley
3MatthewEmily
4JoshuaSarah
5JacobSamantha
6NicholasAmanda
7AndrewBrittany
8DanielElizabeth
9TylerTaylor
10JosephMegan
RankBoy NamesGirl Names
11BrandonHannah
12DavidKayla
13JamesLauren
14RyanStephanie
15JohnRachel
16ZacharyJennifer
17JustinNicole
18WilliamAlexis
19AnthonyVictoria
20RobertAmber
RankBoy NamesGirl Names
21JonathanAlyssa
22AustinCourtney
23AlexanderDanielle
24KyleRebecca
25KevinJasmine
26ThomasBrianna
27CodyKatherine
28JordanAlexandra
29EricMadison
30BenjaminMorgan
RankBoy NamesGirl Names
31AaronMelissa
32ChristianMichelle
33SamuelKelsey
34DylanChelsea
35StevenAnna
36BrianKimberly
37JoseTiffany
38TimothyOlivia
39NathanMary
40AdamChristina
RankBoy NamesGirl Names
41RichardAllison
42PatrickAbigail
43CharlesSara
44SeanShelby
45JasonHeather
46CameronHaley
47JeremyMaria
48MarkKaitlyn
49StephenLaura
50JesseErin
RankBoy NamesGirl Names
51JuanAndrea
52AlexNatalie
53TravisJordan
54JeffreyBrooke
55EthanJulia
56CalebEmma
57LuisVanessa
58JaredErica
59LoganSydney
RankBoy NamesGirl Names
60HunterKelly
61TrevorKristen
62BryanKatelyn
63EvanMarissa
64PaulAmy
65TaylorCrystal
66KennethPaige
67ConnorCassandra
68DustinGabrielle
69NoahKatie
70CarlosCaitlin
RankBoy NamesGirl Names
71DevinLindsey
72GabrielDestiny
73IanKathryn
74NathanielJacqueline
75GregoryShannon
76DerekJenna
77CoreyAngela
78JesusSavannah
79ScottMariah
80BradleyAlexandria
RankBoy NamesGirl Names
81DakotaSierra
82AntonioAlicia
83MarcusBriana
84BlakeMiranda
85GarrettJamie
86EdwardCatherine
87LukeBrittney
88ShawnBreanna
89PeterGrace
90SethMonica
RankBoy NamesGirl Names
91MitchellSabrina
92AdrianMadeline
93VictorCaroline
94MiguelMolly
95ShaneErika
96ChaseMackenzie
97IsaacLeah
98SpencerDiana
99LucasWhitney
100JackCheyenne

Top 100 Baby Names by Decade

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