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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 51,475 2.475 -125 -49,148 1 David 85,929 3.968 -21 -76,232
2 Susan 39,203 1.885 -1,077 -38,969 2 Michael 84,180 3.887 -12 -72,560
3 Linda 37,311 1.794 -723 -36,922 3 James 76,832 3.548 -1 -63,307
4 Karen 36,380 1.749 -631 -35,912 4 John 76,093 3.514 -23 -66,974
5 Donna 34,132 1.641 -1,562 -33,995 5 Robert 72,360 3.342 -66 -67,220
6 Lisa 33,702 1.620 -885 -33,400 6 Mark 58,728 2.712 -204 -56,869
7 Patricia 32,104 1.544 -906 -31,811 7 William 49,350 2.279 4 -34,834
8 Debra 26,739 1.286 -3,189 -26,689 8 Richard 43,546 2.011 -180 -41,427
9 Cynthia 26,723 1.285 -684 -26,307 9 Thomas 39,273 1.814 -40 -32,494
10 Deborah 25,265 1.215 -769 -24,918 10 Steven 33,889 1.565 -188 -31,867
11 Sandra 24,572 1.181 -964 -24,303 11 Timothy 30,475 1.407 -154 -28,145
12 Barbara 24,445 1.175 -918 -24,160 12 Joseph 29,746 1.374 -11 -20,191
13 Brenda 23,961 1.152 -999 -23,706 13 Charles 29,664 1.370 -39 -23,060
14 Pamela 22,092 1.062 -1,570 -21,957 14 Jeffrey 28,830 1.331 -317 -27,827
15 Nancy 21,898 1.053 -824 -21,576 15 Kevin 28,388 1.311 -110 -25,264
16 Sharon 20,423 0.982 -1,111 -20,207 16 Kenneth 27,683 1.278 -210 -26,028
17 Cheryl 19,122 0.919 -2,881 -19,065 17 Daniel 25,952 1.198 2 -14,779
18 Elizabeth 18,858 0.907 5 -10,345 18 Paul 25,634 1.184 -216 -24,009
19 Teresa 18,834 0.906 -779 -18,493 19 Donald 22,730 1.050 -507 -22,197
20 Lori 18,684 0.898 -1,555 -18,548 20 Brian 21,994 1.016 -215 -20,376
21 Kathy 18,480 0.889 -2,089 -18,390 21 Ronald 21,701 1.002 -472 -21,123
22 Diane 17,903 0.861 -2,451 -17,832 22 Gary 21,685 1.001 -652 -21,318
23 Carol 17,461 0.840 -1,765 -17,348 23 Scott 21,594 0.997 -497 -21,053
24 Laura 17,061 0.820 -316 -16,126 24 Gregory 20,309 0.938 -384 -19,531
25 Debbie 17,056 0.820 -5,775 -17,035 25 Anthony 19,501 0.901 -13 -11,498
26 Kimberly 16,852 0.810 -144 -15,156 26 Edward 16,584 0.766 -143 -14,316
27 Kathleen 16,084 0.773 -867 -15,783 27 Stephen 16,258 0.751 -257 -15,022
28 Julie 16,077 0.773 -560 -15,561 28 Larry 15,989 0.738 -678 -15,650
29 Denise 15,064 0.724 -1,040 -14,828 29 Christopher 15,352 0.709 -13 -8,091
30 Cindy 14,949 0.719 -1,299 -14,780 30 Douglas 15,146 0.699 -642 -14,775
31 Tammy 14,310 0.688 -4,071 -14,275 31 Dennis 14,311 0.661 -525 -13,818
32 Janet 14,251 0.685 -1,380 -14,094 32 Randy 14,214 0.656 -641 -13,844
33 Robin 13,978 0.672 -941 -13,709 33 George 14,060 0.649 -94 -11,001
34 Kim 12,474 0.600 -4,046 -12,439 34 Terry 13,908 0.642 -723 -13,599
35 Theresa 11,846 0.570 -1,071 -11,625 35 Keith 12,187 0.563 -469 -11,622
36 Margaret 11,366 0.546 -91 -9,054 36 Mike 12,045 0.556 -1,089 -11,874
37 Laurie 10,145 0.488 -2,897 -10,089 37 Jerry 11,837 0.547 -564 -11,386
38 Rebecca 9,968 0.479 -176 -8,526 38 Ricky 10,995 0.508 -643 -10,631
39 Michelle 9,895 0.476 -224 -8,656 39 Bruce 10,953 0.506 -439 -10,346
40 Christine 9,880 0.475 -886 -9,593 40 Frank 10,758 0.497 -352 -9,955
41 Janice 9,624 0.463 -1,392 -9,471 41 Craig 10,719 0.495 -1,147 -10,560
42 Catherine 9,537 0.459 -162 -8,039 42 Peter 10,717 0.495 -169 -8,905
43 Carolyn 9,406 0.452 -817 -9,094 43 Steve 10,653 0.492 -1,119 -10,489
44 Rhonda 9,260 0.445 -5,882 -9,239 44 Eric 10,528 0.486 -116 -8,139
45 Cathy 9,135 0.439 -3,454 -9,091 45 Patrick 10,364 0.479 -144 -8,253
46 Tina 9,127 0.439 -1,638 -9,004 46 Raymond 9,724 0.449 -253 -8,575
47 Connie 8,878 0.427 -2,383 -8,805 47 Roger 9,036 0.417 -589 -8,625
48 Judy 8,863 0.426 -1,485 -8,722 48 Danny 8,606 0.397 -492 -8,090
49 Terri 8,743 0.420 -4,374 -8,711 49 Jeff 8,509 0.393 -2,064 -8,443
50 Angela 8,683 0.417 -214 -7,447 50 Alan 8,353 0.386 -122 -6,109

 

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.