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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1966

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1966 Popular Names U.S. - Top 1000 Baby Names
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Girls Number
of Girls
% Rank Number Boys Number
of Boys
% Rank Number
1 Lisa 56,914 3.242 0 -3,355 1 Michael 79,990 4.400 0 -1,031
2 Kimberly 32,234 1.836 2 3,404 2 David 66,420 3.654 1 -1,432
3 Mary 28,884 1.645 -1 -5,386 3 James 65,174 3.585 1 -2,527
4 Michelle 27,151 1.547 13 10,937 4 John 65,032 3.577 -2 -6,509
5 Karen 25,446 1.449 -2 -7,426 5 Robert 59,330 3.264 0 -3,793
6 Susan 23,773 1.354 -1 -2,555 6 William 38,253 2.104 0 -1,874
7 Patricia 20,110 1.146 -1 -3,444 7 Mark 34,806 1.915 0 -3,458
8 Tammy 18,621 1.061 3 613 8 Richard 34,469 1.896 0 -2,380
9 Angela 18,530 1.056 1 -219 9 Jeffrey 30,202 1.661 1 615
10 Jennifer 18,210 1.037 10 3,002 10 Thomas 29,014 1.596 -1 -2,609
11 Cynthia 17,416 0.992 -2 -1,832 11 Timothy 28,933 1.592 1 589
12 Donna 17,033 0.970 -5 -2,665 12 Christopher 27,874 1.533 6 3,237
13 Julie 16,329 0.930 1 -657 13 Steven 27,706 1.524 1 -283
14 Deborah 16,250 0.926 -1 -833 14 Brian 27,266 1.500 5 2,712
15 Pamela 16,248 0.926 -3 -1,223 15 Joseph 26,990 1.485 -4 -1,669
16 Elizabeth 15,884 0.905 0 -436 16 Scott 26,033 1.432 -1 590
17 Sandra 15,851 0.903 -2 -521 17 Kevin 25,590 1.408 -4 -2,599
18 Linda 15,562 0.886 -10 -3,772 18 Paul 23,583 1.297 -2 -1,343
19 Laura 15,549 0.886 -1 -664 19 Daniel 23,270 1.280 -2 -1,576
20 Christine 15,545 0.885 1 345 20 Charles 22,254 1.224 0 -1,236
21 Lori 14,672 0.836 -2 -1,028 21 Kenneth 20,832 1.146 0 -1,839
22 Melissa 14,252 0.812 16 3,687 22 Anthony 20,625 1.135 0 288
23 Tina 13,893 0.791 6 1,066 23 Gregory 17,010 0.936 0 -1,196
24 Dawn 13,604 0.775 2 266 24 Ronald 16,957 0.933 0 -663
25 Brenda 13,296 0.757 -2 -1,763 25 Eric 16,472 0.906 0 -361
26 Kelly 13,243 0.754 4 482 26 Stephen 14,746 0.811 2 98
27 Barbara 13,123 0.748 -2 -903 27 Donald 14,719 0.810 -1 -1,321
28 Sharon 13,061 0.744 -6 -2,072 28 Gary 14,157 0.779 -1 -1,111
29 Teresa 13,021 0.742 -5 -1,558 29 Todd 13,560 0.746 1 -379
30 Amy 12,998 0.740 5 1,468 30 Edward 13,273 0.730 -1 -1,143
31 Tracy 12,501 0.712 5 1,327 31 Patrick 12,414 0.683 0 -528
32 Denise 11,794 0.672 -4 -1,240 32 Keith 11,612 0.639 3 932
33 Nancy 11,730 0.668 -1 -525 33 Douglas 11,404 0.627 -1 -1,385
34 Cheryl 11,713 0.667 -3 -840 34 Matthew 10,809 0.595 2 818
35 Debra 11,260 0.641 -8 -1,837 35 Rodney 10,267 0.565 -2 -812
36 Michele 10,687 0.609 12 2,023 36 Andrew 10,237 0.563 1 561
37 Kathleen 10,495 0.598 -3 -1,283 37 George 9,943 0.547 -3 -742
38 Stephanie 10,163 0.579 6 400 38 Larry 8,712 0.479 0 -691
39 Rhonda 9,804 0.558 -2 -1,146 39 Peter 8,578 0.472 0 -816
40 Rebecca 9,776 0.557 1 -438 40 Terry 8,456 0.465 0 -635
41 Wendy 9,518 0.542 -2 -963 41 Jerry 8,427 0.464 0 -592
42 Robin 9,441 0.538 -9 -2,550 42 Jeffery 7,896 0.434 5 160
43 Kim 9,195 0.524 0 -887 43 Frank 7,793 0.429 0 -529
44 Maria 9,118 0.519 2 -355 44 Dennis 7,786 0.428 0 -427
45 Diane 8,750 0.498 -5 -1,613 45 Randy 7,763 0.427 -3 -1,101
46 Theresa 8,700 0.496 -1 -983 46 Craig 7,739 0.426 0 -133
47 Jacqueline 8,357 0.476 0 -1,057 47 Raymond 7,378 0.406 -2 -672
48 Carol 8,260 0.471 -6 -1,838 48 Troy 6,902 0.380 5 1,045
49 Jill 7,868 0.448 2 47 49 Tony 6,569 0.361 -1 -253
50 Paula 7,857 0.448 -1 -55 50 Sean 6,490 0.357 29 1,893

 

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.