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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1965

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1965 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 60,269 3.298 -890 -59,967 1 Michael 81,021 4.275 -13 -69,401
2 Mary 34,270 1.875 -124 -31,943 2 John 71,541 3.775 -25 -62,422
3 Karen 32,872 1.799 -632 -32,404 3 David 67,852 3.580 -19 -58,155
4 Kimberly 28,830 1.578 -166 -27,134 4 James 67,701 3.572 0 -54,176
5 Susan 26,328 1.441 -1,074 -26,094 5 Robert 63,123 3.331 -66 -57,983
6 Patricia 23,554 1.289 -907 -23,261 6 William 40,127 2.117 3 -25,611
7 Donna 19,698 1.078 -1,560 -19,561 7 Mark 38,264 2.019 -203 -36,405
8 Linda 19,334 1.058 -718 -18,945 8 Richard 36,849 1.944 -180 -34,730
9 Cynthia 19,248 1.053 -684 -18,832 9 Thomas 31,623 1.669 -40 -24,844
10 Angela 18,749 1.026 -254 -17,513 10 Jeffrey 29,587 1.561 -321 -28,584
11 Tammy 18,008 0.985 -4,091 -17,973 11 Joseph 28,659 1.512 -12 -19,104
12 Pamela 17,471 0.956 -1,572 -17,336 12 Timothy 28,344 1.496 -153 -26,014
13 Deborah 17,083 0.935 -766 -16,736 13 Kevin 28,189 1.487 -112 -25,065
14 Julie 16,986 0.930 -574 -16,470 14 Steven 27,989 1.477 -184 -25,967
15 Sandra 16,372 0.896 -960 -16,103 15 Scott 25,443 1.343 -505 -24,902
16 Elizabeth 16,320 0.893 3 -7,807 16 Paul 24,926 1.315 -218 -23,301
17 Michelle 16,214 0.887 -246 -14,975 17 Daniel 24,846 1.311 2 -13,673
18 Laura 16,213 0.887 -322 -15,278 18 Christopher 24,637 1.300 -24 -17,376
19 Lori 15,700 0.859 -1,556 -15,564 19 Brian 24,554 1.296 -216 -22,936
20 Jennifer 15,208 0.832 -325 -14,293 20 Charles 23,490 1.240 -32 -16,886
21 Christine 15,200 0.832 -905 -14,913 21 Kenneth 22,671 1.196 -205 -21,016
22 Sharon 15,133 0.828 -1,105 -14,917 22 Anthony 20,337 1.073 -16 -12,334
23 Brenda 15,059 0.824 -989 -14,804 23 Gregory 18,206 0.961 -385 -17,428
24 Teresa 14,579 0.798 -774 -14,238 24 Ronald 17,620 0.930 -469 -17,042
25 Barbara 14,026 0.768 -905 -13,741 25 Eric 16,833 0.888 -135 -14,444
26 Dawn 13,338 0.730 -1,934 -13,238 26 Donald 16,040 0.846 -500 -15,507
27 Debra 13,097 0.717 -3,170 -13,047 27 Gary 15,268 0.806 -647 -14,901
28 Denise 13,034 0.713 -1,041 -12,798 28 Stephen 14,648 0.773 -256 -13,412
29 Tina 12,827 0.702 -1,655 -12,704 29 Edward 14,416 0.761 -140 -12,148
30 Kelly 12,761 0.698 -588 -12,277 30 Todd 13,939 0.736 -1,171 -13,783
31 Cheryl 12,553 0.687 -2,867 -12,496 31 Patrick 12,942 0.683 -158 -10,831
32 Nancy 12,255 0.671 -807 -11,933 32 Douglas 12,789 0.675 -640 -12,418
33 Robin 11,991 0.656 -941 -11,722 33 Rodney 11,079 0.585 -786 -10,807
34 Kathleen 11,778 0.645 -860 -11,477 34 George 10,685 0.564 -93 -7,626
35 Amy 11,530 0.631 -170 -10,033 35 Keith 10,680 0.564 -469 -10,115
36 Tracy 11,174 0.611 -2,306 -11,096 36 Matthew 9,991 0.527 16 -67
37 Rhonda 10,950 0.599 -5,889 -10,929 37 Andrew 9,676 0.511 -6 -2,442
38 Melissa 10,565 0.578 -259 -9,451 38 Larry 9,403 0.496 -668 -9,064
39 Wendy 10,481 0.574 -930 -10,211 39 Peter 9,394 0.496 -172 -7,582
40 Diane 10,363 0.567 -2,433 -10,292 40 Terry 9,091 0.480 -717 -8,782
41 Rebecca 10,214 0.559 -173 -8,772 41 Jerry 9,019 0.476 -560 -8,568
42 Carol 10,098 0.553 -1,746 -9,985 42 Randy 8,864 0.468 -631 -8,494
43 Kim 10,082 0.552 -4,037 -10,047 43 Frank 8,322 0.439 -349 -7,519
44 Stephanie 9,763 0.534 -274 -8,737 44 Dennis 8,213 0.433 -512 -7,720
45 Theresa 9,683 0.530 -1,061 -9,462 45 Raymond 8,050 0.425 -254 -6,901
46 Maria 9,473 0.518 -70 -6,878 46 Craig 7,872 0.415 -1,142 -7,713
47 Jacqueline 9,414 0.515 -292 -8,475 47 Jeffery 7,736 0.408 -807 -7,480
48 Michele 8,664 0.474 -4,451 -8,633 48 Tony 6,822 0.360 -538 -6,357
49 Paula 7,912 0.433 -744 -7,570 49 Roger 6,432 0.339 -587 -6,021
50 Sheila 7,901 0.432 -1,978 -7,805 50 Bruce 6,325 0.334 -428 -5,718

 

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.