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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 1 3,376 1 Michael 85,034 4.045 0 -1,883
2 Mary 43,486 2.145 -1 -4,194 2 David 81,324 3.869 0 -3,434
3 Susan 35,743 1.763 0 -1,778 3 John 78,429 3.731 0 -1,500
4 Karen 35,184 1.736 1 487 4 James 72,555 3.452 0 -3,369
5 Linda 31,468 1.552 -1 -4,111 5 Robert 70,196 3.340 0 -2,705
6 Patricia 26,536 1.309 0 -2,332 6 Mark 53,504 2.545 0 -4,263
7 Donna 25,730 1.269 0 -2,938 7 William 44,860 2.134 0 -3,134
8 Cynthia 24,021 1.185 0 -357 8 Richard 39,409 1.875 0 -1,708
9 Deborah 22,894 1.129 1 -1,199 9 Thomas 36,524 1.738 0 -1,027
10 Sandra 22,414 1.106 -1 -1,730 10 Jeffrey 33,521 1.595 1 1,511
11 Lori 22,386 1.104 3 513 11 Scott 30,706 1.461 8 6,784
12 Brenda 21,277 1.050 -1 -2,498 12 Steven 30,687 1.460 -2 -1,553
13 Pamela 21,271 1.049 2 -413 13 Joseph 30,084 1.431 -1 636
14 Barbara 20,640 1.018 -2 -2,352 14 Kevin 28,348 1.349 0 -546
15 Debra 20,596 1.016 -2 -1,555 15 Charles 27,590 1.313 -2 -1,602
16 Kimberly 20,362 1.005 6 3,007 16 Timothy 27,087 1.289 -1 -1,153
17 Sharon 19,632 0.969 0 -812 17 Daniel 25,547 1.215 0 -335
18 Teresa 18,516 0.913 0 -390 18 Kenneth 25,232 1.200 -2 -859
19 Nancy 18,028 0.889 -3 -2,684 19 Paul 23,798 1.132 -1 -1,827
20 Elizabeth 17,801 0.878 -1 -1,055 20 Brian 23,245 1.106 0 701
21 Laura 17,493 0.863 0 -403 21 Gregory 21,963 1.045 2 609
22 Julie 17,087 0.843 1 50 22 Gary 20,892 0.994 -1 -1,260
23 Tammy 16,747 0.826 5 1,218 23 Donald 20,417 0.971 -1 -986
24 Cheryl 16,585 0.818 -4 -1,708 24 Anthony 20,102 0.956 1 -91
25 Robin 15,127 0.746 2 -518 25 Ronald 19,975 0.950 -1 -843
26 Diane 14,820 0.731 0 -1,383 26 Christopher 17,519 0.833 0 293
27 Kathy 14,759 0.728 -2 -1,620 27 Douglas 15,917 0.757 1 -47
28 Carol 14,519 0.716 -4 -2,150 28 Stephen 15,622 0.743 -1 -434
29 Kathleen 14,187 0.700 0 -1,206 29 Edward 15,524 0.739 0 -350
30 Denise 13,979 0.690 0 -1,397 30 Todd 12,749 0.607 16 2,998
31 Michelle 13,357 0.659 3 621 31 Larry 12,711 0.605 -1 -1,864
32 Debbie 13,100 0.646 -1 -1,781 32 George 12,550 0.597 -1 -1,089
33 Tina 12,782 0.631 8 2,263 33 Eric 12,348 0.587 5 1,237
34 Cindy 12,299 0.607 -1 -1,086 34 Terry 12,298 0.585 -2 -891
35 Janet 12,254 0.605 -3 -1,675 35 Randy 11,851 0.564 -2 -739
36 Angela 11,658 0.575 2 821 36 Keith 11,619 0.553 -1 -658
37 Kim 11,657 0.575 -1 290 37 Dennis 10,621 0.505 -3 -1,864
38 Kelly 11,528 0.569 7 1,891 38 Jerry 10,578 0.503 -1 -794
39 Christine 11,195 0.552 0 607 39 Mike 10,526 0.501 -3 -1,138
40 Theresa 11,056 0.545 -5 -909 40 Patrick 10,488 0.499 -1 -562
41 Jennifer 10,979 0.542 6 1,715 41 Bruce 10,037 0.478 -1 -676
42 Laurie 10,677 0.527 1 250 42 Frank 9,756 0.464 -1 -665
43 Margaret 10,076 0.497 -3 -472 43 Peter 9,580 0.456 -1 -757
44 Jacqueline 9,828 0.485 -7 -1,158 44 Jeff 9,426 0.448 5 -33
45 Rhonda 9,802 0.484 1 337 45 Jeffery 9,272 0.441 5 355
46 Carolyn 9,691 0.478 -4 -811 46 Steve 9,161 0.436 -1 -833
47 Rebecca 9,407 0.464 -3 -827 47 Roger 9,073 0.432 0 -583
48 Sherry 9,227 0.455 5 869 48 Raymond 9,067 0.431 0 -539
49 Maria 9,089 0.448 8 1,152 49 Andrew 8,700 0.414 3 220
50 Dawn 8,982 0.443 -1 -166 50 Ricky 8,692 0.414 -6 -1,326

 

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.