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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1962

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1962 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 Lisa 46,078 2.273 -890 -45,776 1 Michael 85,034 4.045 -13 -73,414
2 Mary 43,486 2.145 -124 -41,159 2 David 81,324 3.869 -20 -71,627
3 Susan 35,743 1.763 -1,076 -35,509 3 John 78,429 3.731 -24 -69,310
4 Karen 35,184 1.736 -631 -34,716 4 James 72,555 3.452 0 -59,030
5 Linda 31,468 1.552 -721 -31,079 5 Robert 70,196 3.340 -66 -65,056
6 Patricia 26,536 1.309 -907 -26,243 6 Mark 53,504 2.545 -204 -51,645
7 Donna 25,730 1.269 -1,560 -25,593 7 William 44,860 2.134 4 -30,344
8 Cynthia 24,021 1.185 -685 -23,605 8 Richard 39,409 1.875 -180 -37,290
9 Deborah 22,894 1.129 -770 -22,547 9 Thomas 36,524 1.738 -40 -29,745
10 Sandra 22,414 1.106 -965 -22,145 10 Jeffrey 33,521 1.595 -321 -32,518
11 Lori 22,386 1.104 -1,564 -22,250 11 Scott 30,706 1.461 -509 -30,165
12 Brenda 21,277 1.050 -1,000 -21,022 12 Steven 30,687 1.460 -186 -28,665
13 Pamela 21,271 1.049 -1,571 -21,136 13 Joseph 30,084 1.431 -10 -20,529
14 Barbara 20,640 1.018 -916 -20,355 14 Kevin 28,348 1.349 -111 -25,224
15 Debra 20,596 1.016 -3,182 -20,546 15 Charles 27,590 1.313 -37 -20,986
16 Kimberly 20,362 1.005 -154 -18,666 16 Timothy 27,087 1.289 -149 -24,757
17 Sharon 19,632 0.969 -1,110 -19,416 17 Daniel 25,547 1.215 2 -14,374
18 Teresa 18,516 0.913 -780 -18,175 18 Kenneth 25,232 1.200 -208 -23,577
19 Nancy 18,028 0.889 -820 -17,706 19 Paul 23,798 1.132 -215 -22,173
20 Elizabeth 17,801 0.878 7 -9,288 20 Brian 23,245 1.106 -215 -21,627
21 Laura 17,493 0.863 -319 -16,558 21 Gregory 21,963 1.045 -387 -21,185
22 Julie 17,087 0.843 -566 -16,571 22 Gary 20,892 0.994 -652 -20,525
23 Tammy 16,747 0.826 -4,079 -16,712 23 Donald 20,417 0.971 -503 -19,884
24 Cheryl 16,585 0.818 -2,874 -16,528 24 Anthony 20,102 0.956 -14 -12,099
25 Robin 15,127 0.746 -949 -14,858 25 Ronald 19,975 0.950 -468 -19,397
26 Diane 14,820 0.731 -2,447 -14,749 26 Christopher 17,519 0.833 -16 -10,258
27 Kathy 14,759 0.728 -2,083 -14,669 27 Douglas 15,917 0.757 -645 -15,546
28 Carol 14,519 0.716 -1,760 -14,406 28 Stephen 15,622 0.743 -256 -14,386
29 Kathleen 14,187 0.700 -865 -13,886 29 Edward 15,524 0.739 -140 -13,256
30 Denise 13,979 0.690 -1,039 -13,743 30 Todd 12,749 0.607 -1,171 -12,593
31 Michelle 13,357 0.659 -232 -12,118 31 Larry 12,711 0.605 -675 -12,372
32 Debbie 13,100 0.646 -5,768 -13,079 32 George 12,550 0.597 -95 -9,491
33 Tina 12,782 0.631 -1,651 -12,659 33 Eric 12,348 0.587 -127 -9,959
34 Cindy 12,299 0.607 -1,295 -12,130 34 Terry 12,298 0.585 -723 -11,989
35 Janet 12,254 0.605 -1,377 -12,097 35 Randy 11,851 0.564 -638 -11,481
36 Angela 11,658 0.575 -228 -10,422 36 Keith 11,619 0.553 -468 -11,054
37 Kim 11,657 0.575 -4,043 -11,622 37 Dennis 10,621 0.505 -519 -10,128
38 Kelly 11,528 0.569 -580 -11,044 38 Jerry 10,578 0.503 -563 -10,127
39 Christine 11,195 0.552 -887 -10,908 39 Mike 10,526 0.501 -1,086 -10,355
40 Theresa 11,056 0.545 -1,066 -10,835 40 Patrick 10,488 0.499 -149 -8,377
41 Jennifer 10,979 0.542 -304 -10,064 41 Bruce 10,037 0.478 -437 -9,430
42 Laurie 10,677 0.527 -2,892 -10,621 42 Frank 9,756 0.464 -350 -8,953
43 Margaret 10,076 0.497 -84 -7,764 43 Peter 9,580 0.456 -168 -7,768
44 Jacqueline 9,828 0.485 -295 -8,889 44 Jeff 9,426 0.448 -2,069 -9,360
45 Rhonda 9,802 0.484 -5,881 -9,781 45 Jeffery 9,272 0.441 -809 -9,016
46 Carolyn 9,691 0.478 -814 -9,379 46 Steve 9,161 0.436 -1,116 -8,997
47 Rebecca 9,407 0.464 -167 -7,965 47 Roger 9,073 0.432 -589 -8,662
48 Sherry 9,227 0.455 -3,423 -9,182 48 Raymond 9,067 0.431 -251 -7,918
49 Maria 9,089 0.448 -67 -6,494 49 Andrew 8,700 0.414 6 -1,466
50 Dawn 8,982 0.443 -1,910 -8,882 50 Ricky 8,692 0.414 -631 -8,328

 

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.