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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1963

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1963 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 56,040 2.819 -890 -55,738 1 Michael 83,782 4.057 -13 -72,162
2 Mary 41,550 2.090 -124 -39,223 2 John 78,625 3.807 -25 -69,506
3 Susan 33,998 1.710 -1,076 -33,764 3 David 78,467 3.800 -19 -68,770
4 Karen 32,485 1.634 -631 -32,017 4 James 71,322 3.454 0 -57,797
5 Linda 27,719 1.394 -721 -27,330 5 Robert 70,012 3.390 -66 -64,872
6 Donna 25,399 1.278 -1,561 -25,262 6 Mark 49,350 2.390 -204 -47,491
7 Patricia 25,371 1.276 -906 -25,078 7 William 44,474 2.154 4 -29,958
8 Lori 23,907 1.203 -1,567 -23,771 8 Richard 40,786 1.975 -180 -38,667
9 Sandra 21,619 1.087 -966 -21,350 9 Thomas 35,503 1.719 -40 -28,724
10 Cynthia 21,593 1.086 -683 -21,177 10 Jeffrey 31,719 1.536 -321 -30,716
11 Kimberly 21,228 1.068 -159 -19,532 11 Kevin 30,619 1.483 -114 -27,495
12 Tammy 21,196 1.066 -4,090 -21,161 12 Scott 30,411 1.473 -508 -29,870
13 Deborah 21,059 1.059 -766 -20,712 13 Joseph 30,098 1.458 -10 -20,543
14 Pamela 20,585 1.035 -1,570 -20,450 14 Steven 29,340 1.421 -184 -27,318
15 Brenda 19,606 0.986 -997 -19,351 15 Timothy 27,192 1.317 -150 -24,862
16 Laura 18,507 0.931 -324 -17,572 16 Charles 26,782 1.297 -36 -20,178
17 Barbara 18,291 0.920 -913 -18,006 17 Paul 26,679 1.292 -217 -25,054
18 Teresa 17,965 0.904 -780 -17,624 18 Kenneth 25,239 1.222 -208 -23,584
19 Sharon 17,797 0.895 -1,108 -17,581 19 Daniel 24,821 1.202 4 -13,648
20 Elizabeth 17,593 0.885 7 -9,080 20 Brian 24,119 1.168 -215 -22,501
21 Debra 17,335 0.872 -3,176 -17,285 21 Gregory 21,431 1.038 -387 -20,653
22 Julie 16,304 0.820 -566 -15,788 22 Anthony 20,238 0.980 -16 -12,235
23 Nancy 16,268 0.818 -816 -15,946 23 Ronald 19,780 0.958 -470 -19,202
24 Cheryl 15,048 0.757 -2,874 -14,991 24 Gary 18,922 0.916 -650 -18,555
25 Robin 14,434 0.726 -949 -14,165 25 Donald 18,908 0.916 -501 -18,375
26 Michelle 14,383 0.724 -237 -13,144 26 Christopher 18,352 0.889 -16 -11,091
27 Denise 14,090 0.709 -1,042 -13,854 27 Edward 15,312 0.741 -142 -13,044
28 Kathleen 13,543 0.681 -866 -13,242 28 Douglas 15,100 0.731 -644 -14,729
29 Christine 13,389 0.674 -897 -13,102 29 Stephen 14,988 0.726 -255 -13,752
30 Angela 13,279 0.668 -234 -12,043 30 Todd 14,794 0.716 -1,171 -14,638
31 Diane 13,195 0.664 -2,442 -13,124 31 Eric 13,276 0.643 -129 -10,887
32 Kelly 12,552 0.631 -586 -12,068 32 Terry 12,462 0.603 -725 -12,153
33 Carol 12,493 0.628 -1,755 -12,380 33 Keith 12,244 0.593 -471 -11,679
34 Kathy 12,220 0.615 -2,076 -12,130 34 George 12,082 0.585 -93 -9,023
35 Tina 12,158 0.612 -1,649 -12,035 35 Patrick 12,067 0.584 -154 -9,956
36 Jennifer 11,758 0.591 -309 -10,843 36 Larry 11,673 0.565 -670 -11,334
37 Cindy 11,088 0.558 -1,292 -10,919 37 Randy 10,531 0.510 -636 -10,161
38 Theresa 11,039 0.555 -1,068 -10,818 38 Jerry 10,195 0.494 -563 -9,744
39 Kim 10,683 0.537 -4,041 -10,648 39 Dennis 9,831 0.476 -517 -9,338
40 Janet 10,667 0.537 -1,372 -10,510 40 Peter 9,618 0.466 -171 -7,806
41 Debbie 10,437 0.525 -5,759 -10,416 41 Frank 9,529 0.461 -351 -8,726
42 Paula 10,144 0.510 -751 -9,802 42 Andrew 9,520 0.461 -1 -2,286
43 Maria 9,831 0.495 -73 -7,236 43 Bruce 9,281 0.449 -435 -8,674
44 Rebecca 9,391 0.472 -170 -7,949 44 Mike 9,047 0.438 -1,081 -8,876
45 Rhonda 9,353 0.470 -5,881 -9,332 45 Raymond 8,788 0.426 -254 -7,639
46 Margaret 9,304 0.468 -81 -6,992 46 Jeffery 8,489 0.411 -808 -8,233
47 Laurie 9,271 0.466 -2,887 -9,215 47 Ricky 8,113 0.393 -634 -7,749
48 Tracy 9,073 0.456 -2,294 -8,995 48 Jeff 8,099 0.392 -2,065 -8,033
49 Sherry 9,066 0.456 -3,422 -9,021 49 Steve 8,048 0.390 -1,113 -7,884
50 Sheila 8,707 0.438 -1,978 -8,611 50 Matthew 8,035 0.389 30 1,889

 

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.