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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 0 -3,003 1 David 85,928 3.968 1 2,002
2 Susan 39,200 1.885 0 -2,398 2 Michael 84,183 3.887 -1 -1,072
3 Linda 37,314 1.794 0 -3,096 3 James 76,842 3.548 0 -1,759
4 Karen 36,376 1.749 0 -397 4 John 76,096 3.514 0 -323
5 Donna 34,133 1.641 0 -2,334 5 Robert 72,369 3.342 0 -2,125
6 Lisa 33,702 1.620 4 8,013 6 Mark 58,731 2.712 0 1,814
7 Patricia 32,102 1.543 -1 -3,117 7 William 49,354 2.279 0 -2,010
8 Debra 26,737 1.286 -1 -4,635 8 Richard 43,561 2.011 0 -3,612
9 Cynthia 26,725 1.285 -1 -3,444 9 Thomas 39,279 1.814 0 -990
10 Deborah 25,264 1.215 -1 -4,288 10 Steven 33,895 1.565 0 320
11 Sandra 24,571 1.181 2 1,216 11 Timothy 30,484 1.408 1 -268
12 Barbara 24,444 1.175 -1 -912 12 Joseph 29,746 1.374 1 223
13 Brenda 23,959 1.152 3 2,541 13 Charles 29,676 1.370 -2 -1,086
14 Pamela 22,093 1.062 -2 -2,618 14 Jeffrey 28,831 1.331 2 2,566
15 Nancy 21,896 1.053 -1 -1,183 15 Kevin 28,388 1.311 -1 1,632
16 Sharon 20,424 0.982 1 -866 16 Kenneth 27,683 1.278 -1 1,057
17 Cheryl 19,126 0.920 1 -1,817 17 Daniel 25,962 1.199 1 828
18 Elizabeth 18,858 0.907 3 426 18 Paul 25,639 1.184 -1 -55
19 Teresa 18,835 0.906 5 1,445 19 Donald 22,731 1.050 0 -1,136
20 Lori 18,685 0.898 7 3,661 20 Brian 21,994 1.016 2 1,257
21 Kathy 18,481 0.889 -6 -3,335 21 Ronald 21,700 1.002 0 -1,408
22 Diane 17,900 0.861 -3 -2,074 22 Gary 21,684 1.001 -2 -1,611
23 Carol 17,460 0.839 -1 -669 23 Scott 21,600 0.997 1 1,847
24 Laura 17,061 0.820 6 2,531 24 Gregory 20,316 0.938 -1 443
25 Debbie 17,055 0.820 -5 -2,482 25 Anthony 19,498 0.900 1 1,545
26 Kimberly 16,854 0.810 7 4,073 26 Edward 16,586 0.766 1 -316
27 Kathleen 16,084 0.773 -4 -1,543 27 Stephen 16,259 0.751 1 -235
28 Julie 16,079 0.773 -2 -141 28 Larry 15,988 0.738 -3 -2,429
29 Denise 15,065 0.724 0 404 29 Christopher 15,357 0.709 6 2,454
30 Cindy 14,949 0.719 -5 -2,017 30 Douglas 15,147 0.699 0 -134
31 Tammy 14,310 0.688 0 603 31 Dennis 14,314 0.661 -2 -1,723
32 Janet 14,251 0.685 -4 -709 32 Randy 14,215 0.656 -1 -810
33 Robin 13,979 0.672 -1 1,121 33 George 14,063 0.649 -1 -938
34 Kim 12,474 0.600 1 881 34 Terry 13,909 0.642 -1 -638
35 Theresa 11,845 0.570 -1 202 35 Keith 12,188 0.563 4 445
36 Margaret 11,367 0.547 0 -206 36 Mike 12,047 0.556 1 51
37 Laurie 10,145 0.488 19 2,612 37 Jerry 11,836 0.547 -1 -481
38 Rebecca 9,967 0.479 0 -508 38 Ricky 10,994 0.508 -4 -2,212
39 Michelle 9,896 0.476 8 1,120 39 Bruce 10,951 0.506 -1 -956
40 Christine 9,881 0.475 3 411 40 Frank 10,759 0.497 2 -176
41 Janice 9,624 0.463 -4 -864 41 Peter 10,722 0.495 -1 -564
42 Catherine 9,536 0.459 -2 -487 42 Craig 10,718 0.495 2 798
43 Carolyn 9,404 0.452 -1 -331 43 Steve 10,655 0.492 -2 -412
44 Rhonda 9,260 0.445 1 407 44 Eric 10,531 0.486 2 807
45 Cathy 9,137 0.439 -6 -1,277 45 Patrick 10,368 0.479 -2 -183
46 Tina 9,128 0.439 7 1,210 46 Raymond 9,721 0.449 -1 -73
47 Connie 8,877 0.427 1 217 47 Roger 9,035 0.417 0 245
48 Judy 8,863 0.426 -7 -1,020 48 Danny 8,603 0.397 0 -124
49 Terri 8,745 0.420 -3 -39 49 Jeff 8,509 0.393 3 783
50 Angela 8,682 0.417 18 1,910 50 Alan 8,357 0.386 0 209

 

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.