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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 0 9,962 1 Michael 83,782 4.057 0 -1,252
2 Mary 41,550 2.090 0 -1,936 2 John 78,625 3.807 1 196
3 Susan 33,998 1.710 0 -1,745 3 David 78,467 3.800 -1 -2,857
4 Karen 32,485 1.634 0 -2,699 4 James 71,322 3.454 0 -1,233
5 Linda 27,719 1.394 0 -3,749 5 Robert 70,012 3.390 0 -184
6 Donna 25,399 1.278 1 -331 6 Mark 49,350 2.390 0 -4,154
7 Patricia 25,371 1.276 -1 -1,165 7 William 44,474 2.154 0 -386
8 Lori 23,907 1.203 3 1,521 8 Richard 40,786 1.975 0 1,377
9 Sandra 21,619 1.087 1 -795 9 Thomas 35,503 1.719 0 -1,021
10 Cynthia 21,593 1.086 -2 -2,428 10 Jeffrey 31,719 1.536 0 -1,802
11 Kimberly 21,228 1.068 5 866 11 Kevin 30,619 1.483 3 2,271
12 Tammy 21,196 1.066 11 4,449 12 Scott 30,411 1.473 -1 -295
13 Deborah 21,059 1.059 -4 -1,835 13 Joseph 30,098 1.458 0 14
14 Pamela 20,585 1.035 -1 -686 14 Steven 29,340 1.421 -2 -1,347
15 Brenda 19,606 0.986 -3 -1,671 15 Timothy 27,192 1.317 1 105
16 Laura 18,507 0.931 5 1,014 16 Charles 26,782 1.297 -1 -808
17 Barbara 18,291 0.920 -3 -2,349 17 Paul 26,679 1.292 2 2,881
18 Teresa 17,965 0.904 0 -551 18 Kenneth 25,239 1.222 0 7
19 Sharon 17,797 0.895 -2 -1,835 19 Daniel 24,821 1.202 -2 -726
20 Elizabeth 17,593 0.885 0 -208 20 Brian 24,119 1.168 0 874
21 Debra 17,335 0.872 -6 -3,261 21 Gregory 21,431 1.038 0 -532
22 Julie 16,304 0.820 0 -783 22 Anthony 20,238 0.980 2 136
23 Nancy 16,268 0.818 -4 -1,760 23 Ronald 19,780 0.958 2 -195
24 Cheryl 15,048 0.757 0 -1,537 24 Gary 18,922 0.916 -2 -1,970
25 Robin 14,434 0.726 0 -693 25 Donald 18,908 0.916 -2 -1,509
26 Michelle 14,383 0.724 5 1,026 26 Christopher 18,352 0.889 0 833
27 Denise 14,090 0.709 3 111 27 Edward 15,312 0.741 2 -212
28 Kathleen 13,543 0.681 1 -644 28 Douglas 15,100 0.731 -1 -817
29 Christine 13,389 0.674 10 2,194 29 Stephen 14,988 0.726 -1 -634
30 Angela 13,279 0.668 6 1,621 30 Todd 14,794 0.716 0 2,045
31 Diane 13,195 0.664 -5 -1,625 31 Eric 13,276 0.643 2 928
32 Kelly 12,552 0.631 6 1,024 32 Terry 12,462 0.603 2 164
33 Carol 12,493 0.628 -5 -2,026 33 Keith 12,244 0.593 3 625
34 Kathy 12,220 0.615 -7 -2,539 34 George 12,082 0.585 -2 -468
35 Tina 12,158 0.612 -2 -624 35 Patrick 12,067 0.584 5 1,579
36 Jennifer 11,758 0.591 5 779 36 Larry 11,673 0.565 -5 -1,038
37 Cindy 11,088 0.558 -3 -1,211 37 Randy 10,531 0.510 -2 -1,320
38 Theresa 11,039 0.555 2 -17 38 Jerry 10,195 0.494 0 -383
39 Kim 10,683 0.537 -2 -974 39 Dennis 9,831 0.476 -2 -790
40 Janet 10,667 0.537 -5 -1,587 40 Peter 9,618 0.466 3 38
41 Debbie 10,437 0.525 -9 -2,663 41 Frank 9,529 0.461 1 -227
42 Paula 10,144 0.510 18 2,950 42 Andrew 9,520 0.461 7 820
43 Maria 9,831 0.495 6 742 43 Bruce 9,281 0.449 -2 -756
44 Rebecca 9,391 0.472 3 -16 44 Mike 9,047 0.438 -5 -1,479
45 Rhonda 9,353 0.470 0 -449 45 Raymond 8,788 0.426 3 -279
46 Margaret 9,304 0.468 -3 -772 46 Jeffery 8,489 0.411 -1 -783
47 Laurie 9,271 0.466 -5 -1,406 47 Ricky 8,113 0.393 3 -579
48 Tracy 9,073 0.456 7 766 48 Jeff 8,099 0.392 -4 -1,327
49 Sherry 9,066 0.456 -1 -161 49 Steve 8,048 0.390 -3 -1,113
50 Sheila 8,707 0.438 2 -72 50 Matthew 8,035 0.389 6 749

 

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.