Top Names of Harvard Class of ' 05


These names are the most common in Harvard University's Class of 2005. Why 2005? Because that's the only class list I have access to right now. Compare these names to the top names in the USA in 1983 (around when they were probably born):

Girls: 1. Jennifer 2. Jessica 3. Ashley 4. Amanda 5. Sarah 6. Melissa 7. Nicole 8. Elizabeth 9. Stephanie 10. Heather
Boys: 1. Michael 2. Christopher 3. Matthew  4. David 5. Daniel 6. Jason 7. James 8. Robert 9. Joshua 10. Joseph 

rank

Name

# given

1

Katharine/Katherine/Kathryn/Catherine

1/14/6/7

2

Sarah/Sara

18/3

3

Elisabeth/Elizabeth

4/15

4

Stephanie/Stefanie

14/1

5

Emily

13

6

Julia

12

6

Laura

12

8

Christina/Cristina/Kristina

8/2/1

9

Jennifer/Jenifer

10/1

10

Anna

10

10

Caitlin/Kaitlin

7/3

10

Lauren

10

10

Megan/Meagan/Meghan

6/3/1

14

Alexandra

9

14

Alison/Allison/Allyson

3/5/1

14

Ashley

9

14

Jessica

9

14

Kimberly

9

19

Amanda

8

19

Christine

8

19

Lindsay/Lindsey

2/6

19

Rebecca/Rebekah

7/1

23

Andrea

7

23

Ann/Anne

2/5

23

Mary

7

26

Diana

6

26

Erica/Erika

2/4

26

Kevin

6

26

Michelle

6

26

Molly/Mollie

5/1

26

Whitney

6

32

Erin

5

32

Kamila/Kamilah

2

32

Karen/Karin

4/1

32

Kristin/Kristen

4/1

36

Abigail

4

36

Emma

4

36

Maria

4

36

Melissa

4

rank

Name

# given

1

Michael

40

2

David

33

3

Andrew

25

4

Matthew/Mathew

23/1

5

Daniel

23

6

Brian/Bryan

17/1

7

Christopher/Kristoffer

16/1

8

Jonathan

15

9

Joseph

14

9

Nicholas

14

11

Alexander

13

11

John

13

13

William

13

14

Benjamin

12

15

James

12

16

Joshua

11

16

Robert

11

16

Ryan

11

16

Stephen/Steven

6/5

20

Aaron

10

20

Patrick

10

20

Richard

10

20

Samuel

10

24

Zachary

9

25

Edward

8

25

Jason/Jayson

7/1

25

Jeffrey

8

28

Mark/Marc

7/1

28

Douglas

6

28

Eric

6

28

Thomas

6

32

Gregory

5

33

Adam

4

33

Brandon

4

33

Evan

4

33

George

4

33

Justin

4

33

Scott

4

33

Timothy

4

40

Anthony

3

40

Brendan

3

40

Brent

3

40

Francisco

3

40

Ian

3

40

Jacob

3

40

Jay

3

40

Jeremiah

3

40

Jeremy

3

40

Jesse

3

40

Kyle

3

40

Max

3

40

Nathan

3

40

Neil

3

40

Philip

3