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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1963

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1963 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 56,037 2.819 0 9,957 1 Michael 83,789 4.057 0 -1,248
2 Mary 41,550 2.090 0 -1,938 2 John 78,636 3.808 1 199
3 Susan 33,997 1.710 0 -1,747 3 David 78,474 3.800 -1 -2,846
4 Karen 32,486 1.634 0 -2,699 4 James 71,327 3.454 0 -1,230
5 Linda 27,717 1.394 0 -3,749 5 Robert 70,016 3.390 0 -187
6 Donna 25,398 1.278 1 -327 6 Mark 49,353 2.390 0 -4,150
7 Patricia 25,369 1.276 -1 -1,168 7 William 44,478 2.154 0 -380
8 Lori 23,907 1.203 3 1,521 8 Richard 40,787 1.975 0 1,378
9 Sandra 21,617 1.087 1 -800 9 Thomas 35,504 1.719 0 -1,020
10 Cynthia 21,594 1.086 -2 -2,429 10 Jeffrey 31,721 1.536 0 -1,802
11 Kimberly 21,230 1.068 5 867 11 Kevin 30,620 1.483 3 2,269
12 Tammy 21,193 1.066 11 4,444 12 Scott 30,415 1.473 -1 -292
13 Deborah 21,061 1.059 -4 -1,836 13 Joseph 30,101 1.458 0 18
14 Pamela 20,585 1.035 -1 -686 14 Steven 29,346 1.421 -2 -1,346
15 Brenda 19,605 0.986 -3 -1,670 15 Timothy 27,194 1.317 1 106
16 Laura 18,507 0.931 5 1,014 16 Charles 26,784 1.297 -1 -806
17 Barbara 18,289 0.920 -3 -2,355 17 Paul 26,678 1.292 2 2,875
18 Teresa 17,966 0.904 0 -548 18 Kenneth 25,241 1.222 0 7
19 Sharon 17,794 0.895 -2 -1,839 19 Daniel 24,824 1.202 -2 -722
20 Elizabeth 17,590 0.885 0 -211 20 Brian 24,123 1.168 0 879
21 Debra 17,333 0.872 -6 -3,263 21 Gregory 21,432 1.038 0 -532
22 Julie 16,306 0.820 0 -781 22 Anthony 20,241 0.980 2 136
23 Nancy 16,268 0.818 -4 -1,760 23 Ronald 19,781 0.958 2 -194
24 Cheryl 15,048 0.757 0 -1,538 24 Gary 18,923 0.916 -2 -1,968
25 Robin 14,434 0.726 0 -694 25 Donald 18,907 0.916 -2 -1,515
26 Michelle 14,383 0.724 5 1,026 26 Christopher 18,356 0.889 0 832
27 Denise 14,091 0.709 3 112 27 Edward 15,317 0.742 2 -207
28 Kathleen 13,543 0.681 1 -647 28 Douglas 15,100 0.731 -1 -816
29 Christine 13,388 0.673 10 2,192 29 Stephen 14,991 0.726 -1 -632
30 Angela 13,279 0.668 6 1,620 30 Todd 14,796 0.716 0 2,050
31 Diane 13,198 0.664 -5 -1,620 31 Eric 13,275 0.643 2 919
32 Kelly 12,554 0.632 6 1,026 32 Terry 12,459 0.603 2 161
33 Carol 12,493 0.628 -5 -2,027 33 Keith 12,245 0.593 3 626
34 Kathy 12,220 0.615 -7 -2,538 34 George 12,084 0.585 -2 -469
35 Tina 12,158 0.612 -2 -624 35 Patrick 12,065 0.584 5 1,575
36 Jennifer 11,757 0.591 5 776 36 Larry 11,674 0.565 -5 -1,036
37 Cindy 11,086 0.558 -3 -1,212 37 Randy 10,533 0.510 -2 -1,316
38 Theresa 11,040 0.555 2 -16 38 Jerry 10,195 0.494 0 -384
39 Kim 10,682 0.537 -2 -972 39 Dennis 9,832 0.476 -2 -790
40 Janet 10,667 0.537 -5 -1,587 40 Peter 9,622 0.466 3 39
41 Debbie 10,436 0.525 -9 -2,664 41 Frank 9,533 0.462 1 -222
42 Paula 10,143 0.510 18 2,950 42 Andrew 9,521 0.461 7 818
43 Maria 9,828 0.494 6 743 43 Bruce 9,286 0.450 -2 -754
44 Rebecca 9,392 0.472 3 -15 44 Mike 9,045 0.438 -5 -1,482
45 Rhonda 9,354 0.471 0 -448 45 Raymond 8,788 0.426 3 -278
46 Margaret 9,303 0.468 -3 -773 46 Jeffery 8,488 0.411 -1 -784
47 Laurie 9,270 0.466 -5 -1,406 47 Ricky 8,113 0.393 3 -579
48 Tracy 9,071 0.456 7 764 48 Jeff 8,099 0.392 -4 -1,328
49 Sherry 9,066 0.456 -1 -159 49 Steve 8,047 0.390 -3 -1,116
50 Sheila 8,708 0.438 2 -71 50 Matthew 8,034 0.389 6 745

 

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.