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  Table 15
  Most Popular Birth Names by Sex
  New York State

Rank 1979 1984 1989 1994 1999
1 Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael
2 Christopher Christopher Christopher Christopher Matthew
3 Jason Matthew Matthew Matthew Nicholas
4 Brian Daniel Joseph Nicholas Joseph
5 David Joseph Daniel Joseph Christopher
6 Matthew David David Daniel Anthony
7 Joseph John Steven Anthony Daniel
8 John Brian Andrew John Justin
9 James Steven Anthony Kevin John
10 Robert Jason John Brandon Ryan
Rank 1979 1984 1989 1994 1999
1 Jennifer Jennifer Jessica Ashley Emily
2 Christine Jessica Amanda Jessica Sarah
3 Melissa Christine Ashley Samantha Samantha
4 Jessica Stephanie Stephanie Sarah Ashley
5 Nicole Nicole Christine Nicole Jessica
6 Sarah Sarah Nicole Amanda Nicole
7 Michelle Melissa Samantha Emily Brianna
8 Amy Amanda Jennifer Stephanie Kayla
9 Heather Danielle Brittany Danielle Amanda
10 Kelly Katherine Sarah Jennifer Julia

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

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Revised: October 2001