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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 0 5,990 1 Michael 81,019 4.275 0 -1,634
2 Mary 34,272 1.875 0 -6,717 2 John 71,551 3.775 0 -10,978
3 Karen 32,874 1.799 1 2,629 3 David 67,861 3.581 0 -7,195
4 Kimberly 28,831 1.578 2 4,702 4 James 67,703 3.572 0 -5,341
5 Susan 26,327 1.441 -2 -5,187 5 Robert 63,134 3.331 0 -6,865
6 Patricia 23,555 1.289 -1 -2,535 6 William 40,132 2.118 1 -4,110
7 Donna 19,698 1.078 0 -4,112 7 Mark 38,269 2.019 -1 -7,004
8 Linda 19,335 1.058 0 -4,300 8 Richard 36,852 1.944 0 -3,246
9 Cynthia 19,249 1.053 0 -1,074 9 Thomas 31,623 1.669 0 -2,834
10 Angela 18,750 1.026 12 2,491 10 Jeffrey 29,590 1.561 0 -1,142
11 Tammy 18,007 0.985 -1 -2,038 11 Joseph 28,660 1.512 0 -1,890
12 Pamela 17,470 0.956 -1 -2,355 12 Timothy 28,344 1.496 3 240
13 Deborah 17,083 0.935 -1 -2,223 13 Kevin 28,190 1.487 0 -1,178
14 Julie 16,985 0.929 3 -299 14 Steven 27,992 1.477 -2 -1,725
15 Sandra 16,374 0.896 -2 -2,879 15 Scott 25,441 1.342 -1 -3,066
16 Elizabeth 16,322 0.893 0 -966 16 Paul 24,926 1.315 0 -1,959
17 Laura 16,215 0.887 -3 -2,757 17 Daniel 24,847 1.311 2 494
18 Michelle 16,214 0.887 5 29 18 Christopher 24,635 1.300 5 4,998
19 Lori 15,701 0.859 -4 -2,923 19 Brian 24,555 1.296 1 364
20 Jennifer 15,208 0.832 11 2,250 20 Charles 23,492 1.240 -3 -2,408
21 Christine 15,198 0.832 7 932 21 Kenneth 22,671 1.196 -3 -2,197
22 Sharon 15,134 0.828 -2 -1,313 22 Anthony 20,338 1.073 -1 203
23 Brenda 15,059 0.824 -5 -2,046 23 Gregory 18,210 0.961 -1 -1,679
24 Teresa 14,579 0.798 -3 -1,839 24 Ronald 17,620 0.930 0 -1,220
25 Barbara 14,027 0.768 -6 -2,450 25 Eric 16,835 0.888 7 2,275
26 Dawn 13,337 0.730 7 721 26 Donald 16,040 0.846 -1 -2,016
27 Debra 13,098 0.717 -3 -2,234 27 Gary 15,271 0.806 -1 -1,937
28 Denise 13,033 0.713 -3 -1,695 28 Stephen 14,648 0.773 1 -321
29 Tina 12,827 0.702 5 277 29 Edward 14,414 0.761 -2 -1,187
30 Kelly 12,761 0.698 5 287 30 Todd 13,941 0.736 -2 -1,413
31 Cheryl 12,552 0.687 -2 -1,525 31 Patrick 12,945 0.683 -1 -1,757
32 Nancy 12,255 0.671 -6 -2,439 32 Douglas 12,787 0.675 -1 -1,822
33 Robin 11,991 0.656 -6 -2,340 33 Rodney 11,081 0.585 26 5,007
34 Kathleen 11,781 0.645 -4 -1,451 34 George 10,683 0.564 -1 -1,110
35 Amy 11,529 0.631 9 1,952 35 Keith 10,679 0.563 -1 -981
36 Tracy 11,174 0.611 4 1,009 36 Matthew 9,991 0.527 7 1,008
37 Rhonda 10,950 0.599 6 1,237 37 Andrew 9,679 0.511 0 -820
38 Melissa 10,565 0.578 15 2,248 38 Larry 9,405 0.496 -2 -1,269
39 Wendy 10,480 0.574 16 2,402 39 Peter 9,395 0.496 0 -509
40 Diane 10,363 0.567 -8 -2,505 40 Terry 9,093 0.480 -5 -1,769
41 Rebecca 10,215 0.559 5 743 41 Jerry 9,021 0.476 -1 -593
42 Carol 10,101 0.553 -6 -2,026 42 Randy 8,864 0.468 -4 -1,435
43 Kim 10,083 0.552 -1 102 43 Frank 8,322 0.439 -2 -1,014
44 Stephanie 9,763 0.534 13 1,825 44 Dennis 8,214 0.433 -2 -1,111
45 Theresa 9,684 0.530 -7 -878 45 Raymond 8,052 0.425 -1 -541
46 Maria 9,471 0.518 -5 -669 46 Craig 7,873 0.415 2 122
47 Jacqueline 9,413 0.515 -10 -2,563 47 Jeffery 7,736 0.408 -2 -624
48 Michele 8,664 0.474 10 759 48 Tony 6,825 0.360 2 -376
49 Paula 7,911 0.433 -4 -1,594 49 Roger 6,432 0.339 0 -955
50 Sheila 7,903 0.432 1 -568 50 Bruce 6,325 0.334 -4 -1,571

 

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.