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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 60,266 3.298 -883 -59,961 1 Michael 81,019 4.275 -11 -68,440
2 Mary 34,272 1.875 -124 -31,891 2 John 71,551 3.775 -25 -62,117
3 Karen 32,874 1.799 -553 -32,322 3 David 67,861 3.581 -20 -57,737
4 Kimberly 28,831 1.578 -160 -27,008 4 James 67,703 3.572 0 -53,471
5 Susan 26,327 1.441 -958 -26,055 5 Robert 63,134 3.331 -60 -57,627
6 Patricia 23,555 1.289 -883 -23,253 6 William 40,132 2.118 3 -25,228
7 Donna 19,698 1.078 -1,709 -19,575 7 Mark 38,269 2.019 -196 -36,333
8 Linda 19,335 1.058 -700 -18,931 8 Richard 36,852 1.944 -167 -34,583
9 Cynthia 19,249 1.053 -628 -18,789 9 Thomas 31,623 1.669 -39 -24,492
10 Angela 18,750 1.026 -224 -17,406 10 Jeffrey 29,590 1.561 -313 -28,541
11 Tammy 18,007 0.985 -2,897 -17,950 11 Joseph 28,660 1.512 -8 -18,300
12 Pamela 17,470 0.956 -1,450 -17,317 12 Timothy 28,344 1.496 -152 -25,951
13 Deborah 17,083 0.935 -761 -16,730 13 Kevin 28,190 1.487 -88 -24,385
14 Julie 16,985 0.929 -504 -16,386 14 Steven 27,992 1.477 -168 -25,844
15 Sandra 16,374 0.896 -879 -16,075 15 Scott 25,441 1.342 -469 -24,839
16 Elizabeth 16,322 0.893 3 -7,407 16 Paul 24,926 1.315 -209 -23,242
17 Laura 16,215 0.887 -323 -15,276 17 Daniel 24,847 1.311 2 -13,207
18 Michelle 16,214 0.887 -196 -14,793 18 Christopher 24,635 1.300 -20 -16,380
19 Lori 15,701 0.859 -1,662 -15,574 19 Brian 24,555 1.296 -198 -22,792
20 Jennifer 15,208 0.832 -290 -14,166 20 Charles 23,492 1.240 -29 -16,362
21 Christine 15,198 0.832 -765 -14,852 21 Kenneth 22,671 1.196 -197 -20,920
22 Sharon 15,134 0.828 -1,027 -14,891 22 Anthony 20,338 1.073 -10 -11,536
23 Brenda 15,059 0.824 -892 -14,769 23 Gregory 18,210 0.961 -352 -17,329
24 Teresa 14,579 0.798 -696 -14,184 24 Ronald 17,620 0.930 -436 -16,965
25 Barbara 14,027 0.768 -883 -13,735 25 Eric 16,835 0.888 -118 -14,078
26 Dawn 13,337 0.730 -1,954 -13,238 26 Donald 16,040 0.846 -462 -15,446
27 Debra 13,098 0.717 -3,446 -13,054 27 Gary 15,271 0.806 -610 -14,868
28 Denise 13,033 0.713 -1,118 -12,818 28 Stephen 14,648 0.773 -243 -13,327
29 Tina 12,827 0.702 -1,481 -12,681 29 Edward 14,414 0.761 -140 -12,105
30 Kelly 12,761 0.698 -565 -12,261 30 Todd 13,941 0.736 -1,137 -13,781
31 Cheryl 12,552 0.687 -2,925 -12,497 31 Patrick 12,945 0.683 -140 -10,662
32 Nancy 12,255 0.671 -846 -11,947 32 Douglas 12,787 0.675 -596 -12,376
33 Robin 11,991 0.656 -987 -11,739 33 Rodney 11,081 0.585 -742 -10,780
34 Kathleen 11,781 0.645 -837 -11,471 34 George 10,683 0.564 -90 -7,532
35 Amy 11,529 0.631 -139 -9,805 35 Keith 10,679 0.563 -458 -10,097
36 Tracy 11,174 0.611 -2,128 -11,086 36 Matthew 9,991 0.527 20 1,620
37 Rhonda 10,950 0.599 -6,411 -10,931 37 Andrew 9,679 0.511 -3 -1,464
38 Melissa 10,565 0.578 -235 -9,397 38 Larry 9,405 0.496 -591 -8,994
39 Wendy 10,480 0.574 -1,059 -10,251 39 Peter 9,395 0.496 -174 -7,618
40 Diane 10,363 0.567 -2,190 -10,279 40 Terry 9,093 0.480 -652 -8,739
41 Rebecca 10,215 0.559 -175 -8,799 41 Jerry 9,021 0.476 -515 -8,533
42 Carol 10,101 0.553 -1,772 -9,988 42 Randy 8,864 0.468 -623 -8,483
43 Kim 10,083 0.552 -3,356 -10,037 43 Frank 8,322 0.439 -330 -7,441
44 Stephanie 9,763 0.534 -243 -8,637 44 Dennis 8,214 0.433 -500 -7,704
45 Theresa 9,684 0.530 -1,086 -9,465 45 Raymond 8,052 0.425 -248 -6,860
46 Maria 9,471 0.518 -65 -6,772 46 Craig 7,873 0.415 -938 -7,666
47 Jacqueline 9,413 0.515 -301 -8,493 47 Jeffery 7,736 0.408 -705 -7,425
48 Michele 8,664 0.474 -4,123 -8,629 48 Tony 6,825 0.360 -494 -6,311
49 Paula 7,911 0.433 -798 -7,592 49 Roger 6,432 0.339 -576 -6,017
50 Sheila 7,903 0.432 -1,876 -7,799 50 Bruce 6,325 0.334 -381 -5,611

 

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.