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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1960

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1960 Popular Names U.S. - Top 100 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Mary 51,474 2.475 -125 -49,093 1 David 85,928 3.968 -22 -75,804
2 Susan 39,200 1.885 -961 -38,928 2 Michael 84,183 3.887 -10 -71,604
3 Linda 37,314 1.794 -705 -36,910 3 James 76,842 3.548 -1 -62,610
4 Karen 36,376 1.749 -552 -35,824 4 John 76,096 3.514 -23 -66,662
5 Donna 34,133 1.641 -1,711 -34,010 5 Robert 72,369 3.342 -60 -66,862
6 Lisa 33,702 1.620 -878 -33,397 6 Mark 58,731 2.712 -197 -56,795
7 Patricia 32,102 1.543 -882 -31,800 7 William 49,354 2.279 4 -34,450
8 Debra 26,737 1.286 -3,465 -26,693 8 Richard 43,561 2.011 -167 -41,292
9 Cynthia 26,725 1.285 -628 -26,265 9 Thomas 39,279 1.814 -39 -32,148
10 Deborah 25,264 1.215 -764 -24,911 10 Steven 33,895 1.565 -172 -31,747
11 Sandra 24,571 1.181 -883 -24,272 11 Timothy 30,484 1.408 -153 -28,091
12 Barbara 24,444 1.175 -896 -24,152 12 Joseph 29,746 1.374 -7 -19,386
13 Brenda 23,959 1.152 -902 -23,669 13 Charles 29,676 1.370 -36 -22,546
14 Pamela 22,093 1.062 -1,448 -21,940 14 Jeffrey 28,831 1.331 -309 -27,782
15 Nancy 21,896 1.053 -863 -21,588 15 Kevin 28,388 1.311 -86 -24,583
16 Sharon 20,424 0.982 -1,033 -20,181 16 Kenneth 27,683 1.278 -202 -25,932
17 Cheryl 19,126 0.920 -2,939 -19,071 17 Daniel 25,962 1.199 2 -14,322
18 Elizabeth 18,858 0.907 5 -9,943 18 Paul 25,639 1.184 -207 -23,955
19 Teresa 18,835 0.906 -701 -18,440 19 Donald 22,731 1.050 -469 -22,137
20 Lori 18,685 0.898 -1,661 -18,558 20 Brian 21,994 1.016 -197 -20,231
21 Kathy 18,481 0.889 -1,851 -18,373 21 Ronald 21,700 1.002 -439 -21,045
22 Diane 17,900 0.861 -2,208 -17,816 22 Gary 21,684 1.001 -615 -21,281
23 Carol 17,460 0.839 -1,791 -17,347 23 Scott 21,600 0.997 -461 -20,998
24 Laura 17,061 0.820 -316 -16,122 24 Gregory 20,316 0.938 -351 -19,435
25 Debbie 17,055 0.820 -5,333 -17,031 25 Anthony 19,498 0.900 -7 -10,696
26 Kimberly 16,854 0.810 -138 -15,031 26 Edward 16,586 0.766 -143 -14,277
27 Kathleen 16,084 0.773 -844 -15,774 27 Stephen 16,259 0.751 -244 -14,938
28 Julie 16,079 0.773 -490 -15,480 28 Larry 15,988 0.738 -601 -15,577
29 Denise 15,065 0.724 -1,117 -14,850 29 Christopher 15,357 0.709 -9 -7,102
30 Cindy 14,949 0.719 -1,063 -14,719 30 Douglas 15,147 0.699 -598 -14,736
31 Tammy 14,310 0.688 -2,877 -14,253 31 Dennis 14,314 0.661 -513 -13,804
32 Janet 14,251 0.685 -1,329 -14,082 32 Randy 14,215 0.656 -633 -13,834
33 Robin 13,979 0.672 -987 -13,727 33 George 14,063 0.649 -91 -10,912
34 Kim 12,474 0.600 -3,365 -12,428 34 Terry 13,909 0.642 -658 -13,555
35 Theresa 11,845 0.570 -1,096 -11,626 35 Keith 12,188 0.563 -458 -11,606
36 Margaret 11,367 0.547 -96 -9,125 36 Mike 12,047 0.556 -913 -11,829
37 Laurie 10,145 0.488 -2,977 -10,091 37 Jerry 11,836 0.547 -519 -11,348
38 Rebecca 9,967 0.479 -178 -8,551 38 Ricky 10,994 0.508 -652 -10,637
39 Michelle 9,896 0.476 -175 -8,475 39 Bruce 10,951 0.506 -392 -10,237
40 Christine 9,881 0.475 -746 -9,535 40 Frank 10,759 0.497 -333 -9,878
41 Janice 9,624 0.463 -1,452 -9,476 41 Peter 10,722 0.495 -172 -8,945
42 Catherine 9,536 0.459 -156 -7,963 42 Craig 10,718 0.495 -942 -10,511
43 Carolyn 9,404 0.452 -798 -9,083 43 Steve 10,655 0.492 -1,019 -10,469
44 Rhonda 9,260 0.445 -6,404 -9,241 44 Eric 10,531 0.486 -99 -7,774
45 Cathy 9,137 0.439 -4,429 -9,106 45 Patrick 10,368 0.479 -126 -8,085
46 Tina 9,128 0.439 -1,464 -8,982 46 Raymond 9,721 0.449 -247 -8,529
47 Connie 8,877 0.427 -2,912 -8,822 47 Roger 9,035 0.417 -578 -8,620
48 Judy 8,863 0.426 -1,563 -8,729 48 Danny 8,603 0.397 -456 -8,031
49 Terri 8,745 0.420 -3,538 -8,702 49 Jeff 8,509 0.393 -2,189 -8,450
50 Angela 8,682 0.417 -184 -7,338 50 Alan 8,357 0.386 -109 -5,921

 

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.