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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 0 5,994 1 Michael 81,021 4.275 0 -1,625
2 Mary 34,270 1.875 0 -6,720 2 John 71,541 3.775 0 -10,992
3 Karen 32,872 1.799 1 2,625 3 David 67,852 3.580 0 -7,202
4 Kimberly 28,830 1.578 2 4,702 4 James 67,701 3.572 0 -5,336
5 Susan 26,328 1.441 -2 -5,187 5 Robert 63,123 3.331 0 -6,880
6 Patricia 23,554 1.289 -1 -2,534 6 William 40,127 2.117 1 -4,113
7 Donna 19,698 1.078 0 -4,112 7 Mark 38,264 2.019 -1 -7,005
8 Linda 19,334 1.058 0 -4,299 8 Richard 36,849 1.944 0 -3,248
9 Cynthia 19,248 1.053 0 -1,072 9 Thomas 31,623 1.669 0 -2,828
10 Angela 18,749 1.026 12 2,489 10 Jeffrey 29,587 1.561 0 -1,145
11 Tammy 18,008 0.985 -1 -2,033 11 Joseph 28,659 1.512 0 -1,891
12 Pamela 17,471 0.956 -1 -2,353 12 Timothy 28,344 1.496 3 243
13 Deborah 17,083 0.935 -1 -2,222 13 Kevin 28,189 1.487 0 -1,175
14 Julie 16,986 0.930 3 -300 14 Steven 27,989 1.477 -2 -1,723
15 Sandra 16,372 0.896 -2 -2,880 15 Scott 25,443 1.343 -1 -3,065
16 Elizabeth 16,320 0.893 0 -972 16 Paul 24,926 1.315 0 -1,955
17 Michelle 16,214 0.887 6 27 17 Daniel 24,846 1.311 2 494
18 Laura 16,213 0.887 -4 -2,761 18 Christopher 24,637 1.300 5 5,003
19 Lori 15,700 0.859 -4 -2,922 19 Brian 24,554 1.296 1 365
20 Jennifer 15,208 0.832 11 2,251 20 Charles 23,490 1.240 -3 -2,414
21 Christine 15,200 0.832 7 936 21 Kenneth 22,671 1.196 -3 -2,195
22 Sharon 15,133 0.828 -2 -1,315 22 Anthony 20,337 1.073 -1 203
23 Brenda 15,059 0.824 -5 -2,045 23 Gregory 18,206 0.961 -1 -1,681
24 Teresa 14,579 0.798 -3 -1,838 24 Ronald 17,620 0.930 0 -1,218
25 Barbara 14,026 0.768 -6 -2,453 25 Eric 16,833 0.888 7 2,274
26 Dawn 13,338 0.730 7 724 26 Donald 16,040 0.846 -1 -2,018
27 Debra 13,097 0.717 -3 -2,235 27 Gary 15,268 0.806 -1 -1,940
28 Denise 13,034 0.713 -3 -1,694 28 Stephen 14,648 0.773 1 -321
29 Tina 12,827 0.702 5 277 29 Edward 14,416 0.761 -2 -1,189
30 Kelly 12,761 0.698 5 286 30 Todd 13,939 0.736 -2 -1,411
31 Cheryl 12,553 0.687 -2 -1,522 31 Patrick 12,942 0.683 -1 -1,762
32 Nancy 12,255 0.671 -6 -2,442 32 Douglas 12,789 0.675 -1 -1,817
33 Robin 11,991 0.656 -6 -2,340 33 Rodney 11,079 0.585 26 5,005
34 Kathleen 11,778 0.645 -4 -1,454 34 George 10,685 0.564 -1 -1,103
35 Amy 11,530 0.631 9 1,954 35 Keith 10,680 0.564 -1 -977
36 Tracy 11,174 0.611 4 1,010 36 Matthew 9,991 0.527 7 1,007
37 Rhonda 10,950 0.599 6 1,237 37 Andrew 9,676 0.511 0 -825
38 Melissa 10,565 0.578 15 2,248 38 Larry 9,403 0.496 -2 -1,273
39 Wendy 10,481 0.574 16 2,403 39 Peter 9,394 0.496 0 -511
40 Diane 10,363 0.567 -8 -2,504 40 Terry 9,091 0.480 -5 -1,772
41 Rebecca 10,214 0.559 5 742 41 Jerry 9,019 0.476 -1 -593
42 Carol 10,098 0.553 -6 -2,029 42 Randy 8,864 0.468 -4 -1,433
43 Kim 10,082 0.552 -1 102 43 Frank 8,322 0.439 -2 -1,014
44 Stephanie 9,763 0.534 13 1,826 44 Dennis 8,213 0.433 -2 -1,115
45 Theresa 9,683 0.530 -7 -879 45 Raymond 8,050 0.425 -1 -541
46 Maria 9,473 0.518 -5 -669 46 Craig 7,872 0.415 2 120
47 Jacqueline 9,414 0.515 -10 -2,562 47 Jeffery 7,736 0.408 -2 -621
48 Michele 8,664 0.474 10 758 48 Tony 6,822 0.360 2 -379
49 Paula 7,912 0.433 -4 -1,593 49 Roger 6,432 0.339 0 -953
50 Sheila 7,901 0.432 1 -572 50 Bruce 6,325 0.334 -4 -1,572

 

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.