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  Table 15
  Most Popular Birth Names by Sex
  New York State

Rank 1978 1983 1988 1993 1998

  1 Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael
  2 Jason Christopher Christopher Christopher Matthew
  3 Christopher Matthew Matthew Matthew Nicholas
  4 Brian Daniel Daniel Joseph Christopher
  5 David Joseph Joseph Daniel Joseph
  6 James David Andrew Anthony Daniel
  7 John Jason Steven John Anthony
  8 Matthew Brian Anthony Kevin Justin
  9 Joseph John David Steven Brandon
  10 Robert Robert John Ryan Joshua


Rank 1978 1983 1988 1993 1998

  1 Jennifer Jennifer Jessica Ashley Sarah
  2 Melissa Jessica Amanda Jessica Samantha
  3 Jessica Nicole Ashley Sarah Emily
  4 Sarah Christine Jennifer Amanda Ashley
  5 Christine Sarah Sarah Nicole Jessica
  6 Michelle Melissa Nicole Stephanie Nicole
  7 Nicole Stephanie Stephanie Emily Amanda
  8 Kelly Michelle Christine Samantha Brianna
  9 Heather Amanda Samantha Katherine Victoria
  10 Amy Katherine Melissa Christine Alexis

Similar names with different spellings (eg., Sarah, Sara) are grouped together.

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