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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1962

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1962 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Lisa 46,080 2.273 1 3,378 1 Michael 85,037 4.045 0 -1,885
2 Mary 43,488 2.145 -1 -4,188 2 David 81,320 3.869 0 -3,442
3 Susan 35,744 1.763 0 -1,777 3 John 78,437 3.731 0 -1,486
4 Karen 35,185 1.736 1 489 4 James 72,557 3.452 0 -3,360
5 Linda 31,466 1.552 -1 -4,111 5 Robert 70,203 3.340 0 -2,697
6 Patricia 26,537 1.309 0 -2,333 6 Mark 53,503 2.545 0 -4,261
7 Donna 25,725 1.269 0 -2,945 7 William 44,858 2.134 0 -3,145
8 Cynthia 24,023 1.185 0 -354 8 Richard 39,409 1.875 0 -1,703
9 Deborah 22,897 1.130 1 -1,195 9 Thomas 36,524 1.738 0 -1,033
10 Sandra 22,417 1.106 -1 -1,724 10 Jeffrey 33,523 1.595 1 1,510
11 Lori 22,386 1.104 3 511 11 Scott 30,707 1.461 8 6,787
12 Brenda 21,275 1.050 -1 -2,499 12 Steven 30,692 1.460 -2 -1,550
13 Pamela 21,271 1.049 2 -412 13 Joseph 30,083 1.431 -1 638
14 Barbara 20,644 1.018 -2 -2,346 14 Kevin 28,351 1.349 0 -543
15 Debra 20,596 1.016 -2 -1,555 15 Charles 27,590 1.313 -2 -1,599
16 Kimberly 20,363 1.005 6 3,009 16 Timothy 27,088 1.289 -1 -1,153
17 Sharon 19,633 0.969 0 -810 17 Daniel 25,546 1.215 0 -334
18 Teresa 18,514 0.913 0 -390 18 Kenneth 25,234 1.200 -2 -861
19 Nancy 18,028 0.889 -3 -2,685 19 Paul 23,803 1.132 -1 -1,820
20 Elizabeth 17,801 0.878 -1 -1,051 20 Brian 23,244 1.106 0 694
21 Laura 17,493 0.863 0 -404 21 Gregory 21,964 1.045 2 610
22 Julie 17,087 0.843 1 49 22 Gary 20,891 0.994 -1 -1,260
23 Tammy 16,749 0.826 5 1,221 23 Donald 20,422 0.972 -1 -979
24 Cheryl 16,586 0.818 -4 -1,703 24 Anthony 20,105 0.956 1 -85
25 Robin 15,128 0.746 2 -515 25 Ronald 19,975 0.950 -1 -841
26 Diane 14,818 0.731 0 -1,388 26 Christopher 17,524 0.834 0 298
27 Kathy 14,758 0.728 -2 -1,621 27 Douglas 15,916 0.757 1 -49
28 Carol 14,520 0.716 -4 -2,148 28 Stephen 15,623 0.743 -1 -430
29 Kathleen 14,190 0.700 0 -1,202 29 Edward 15,524 0.739 0 -353
30 Denise 13,979 0.690 0 -1,399 30 Todd 12,746 0.606 16 2,993
31 Michelle 13,357 0.659 3 621 31 Larry 12,710 0.605 -1 -1,868
32 Debbie 13,100 0.646 -1 -1,780 32 George 12,553 0.597 -1 -1,085
33 Tina 12,782 0.631 8 2,262 33 Eric 12,356 0.588 5 1,249
34 Cindy 12,298 0.607 -1 -1,087 34 Terry 12,298 0.585 -2 -890
35 Janet 12,254 0.605 -3 -1,674 35 Randy 11,849 0.564 -2 -739
36 Angela 11,659 0.575 2 823 36 Keith 11,619 0.553 -1 -658
37 Kim 11,654 0.575 -1 286 37 Dennis 10,622 0.505 -3 -1,860
38 Kelly 11,528 0.569 7 1,890 38 Jerry 10,579 0.503 -1 -794
39 Christine 11,196 0.552 0 609 39 Mike 10,527 0.501 -3 -1,133
40 Theresa 11,056 0.545 -5 -909 40 Patrick 10,490 0.499 -1 -562
41 Jennifer 10,981 0.542 6 1,719 41 Bruce 10,040 0.478 -1 -672
42 Laurie 10,676 0.527 1 248 42 Frank 9,755 0.464 -1 -668
43 Margaret 10,076 0.497 -3 -471 43 Peter 9,583 0.456 -1 -755
44 Jacqueline 9,829 0.485 -7 -1,156 44 Jeff 9,427 0.448 5 -30
45 Rhonda 9,802 0.484 1 337 45 Jeffery 9,272 0.441 5 354
46 Carolyn 9,692 0.478 -4 -811 46 Steve 9,163 0.436 -1 -828
47 Rebecca 9,407 0.464 -3 -827 47 Roger 9,072 0.432 0 -582
48 Sherry 9,225 0.455 5 866 48 Raymond 9,066 0.431 0 -544
49 Maria 9,085 0.448 8 1,149 49 Andrew 8,703 0.414 3 223
50 Dawn 8,981 0.443 -1 -167 50 Ricky 8,692 0.414 -6 -1,325

 

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.