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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1966

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1966 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 56,914 3.242 -890 -56,612 1 Michael 79,990 4.400 -13 -68,370
2 Kimberly 32,234 1.836 -168 -30,538 2 David 66,420 3.654 -20 -56,723
3 Mary 28,884 1.645 -123 -26,557 3 James 65,174 3.585 -1 -51,649
4 Michelle 27,151 1.547 -259 -25,912 4 John 65,032 3.577 -23 -55,913
5 Karen 25,446 1.449 -630 -24,978 5 Robert 59,330 3.264 -66 -54,190
6 Susan 23,773 1.354 -1,073 -23,539 6 William 38,253 2.104 3 -23,737
7 Patricia 20,110 1.146 -906 -19,817 7 Mark 34,806 1.915 -203 -32,947
8 Tammy 18,621 1.061 -4,094 -18,586 8 Richard 34,469 1.896 -180 -32,350
9 Angela 18,530 1.056 -255 -17,294 9 Jeffrey 30,202 1.661 -322 -29,199
10 Jennifer 18,210 1.037 -335 -17,295 10 Thomas 29,014 1.596 -39 -22,235
11 Cynthia 17,416 0.992 -682 -17,000 11 Timothy 28,933 1.592 -154 -26,603
12 Donna 17,033 0.970 -1,555 -16,896 12 Christopher 27,874 1.533 -30 -20,613
13 Julie 16,329 0.930 -575 -15,813 13 Steven 27,706 1.524 -185 -25,684
14 Deborah 16,250 0.926 -765 -15,903 14 Brian 27,266 1.500 -221 -25,648
15 Pamela 16,248 0.926 -1,569 -16,113 15 Joseph 26,990 1.485 -8 -17,435
16 Elizabeth 15,884 0.905 3 -7,371 16 Scott 26,033 1.432 -504 -25,492
17 Sandra 15,851 0.903 -958 -15,582 17 Kevin 25,590 1.408 -108 -22,466
18 Linda 15,562 0.886 -708 -15,173 18 Paul 23,583 1.297 -216 -21,958
19 Laura 15,549 0.886 -321 -14,614 19 Daniel 23,270 1.280 4 -12,097
20 Christine 15,545 0.885 -906 -15,258 20 Charles 22,254 1.224 -32 -15,650
21 Lori 14,672 0.836 -1,554 -14,536 21 Kenneth 20,832 1.146 -205 -19,177
22 Melissa 14,252 0.812 -275 -13,138 22 Anthony 20,625 1.135 -16 -12,622
23 Tina 13,893 0.791 -1,661 -13,770 23 Gregory 17,010 0.936 -385 -16,232
24 Dawn 13,604 0.775 -1,936 -13,504 24 Ronald 16,957 0.933 -469 -16,379
25 Brenda 13,296 0.757 -987 -13,041 25 Eric 16,472 0.906 -135 -14,083
26 Kelly 13,243 0.754 -592 -12,759 26 Stephen 14,746 0.811 -258 -13,510
27 Barbara 13,123 0.748 -903 -12,838 27 Donald 14,719 0.810 -499 -14,186
28 Sharon 13,061 0.744 -1,099 -12,845 28 Gary 14,157 0.779 -646 -13,790
29 Teresa 13,021 0.742 -769 -12,680 29 Todd 13,560 0.746 -1,172 -13,404
30 Amy 12,998 0.740 -175 -11,501 30 Edward 13,273 0.730 -139 -11,005
31 Tracy 12,501 0.712 -2,311 -12,423 31 Patrick 12,414 0.683 -158 -10,303
32 Denise 11,794 0.672 -1,037 -11,558 32 Keith 11,612 0.639 -472 -11,047
33 Nancy 11,730 0.668 -806 -11,408 33 Douglas 11,404 0.627 -639 -11,033
34 Cheryl 11,713 0.667 -2,864 -11,656 34 Matthew 10,809 0.595 14 -885
35 Debra 11,260 0.641 -3,162 -11,210 35 Rodney 10,267 0.565 -784 -9,995
36 Michele 10,687 0.609 -4,463 -10,656 36 Andrew 10,237 0.563 -7 -3,003
37 Kathleen 10,495 0.598 -857 -10,194 37 George 9,943 0.547 -90 -6,884
38 Stephanie 10,163 0.579 -280 -9,137 38 Larry 8,712 0.479 -668 -8,373
39 Rhonda 9,804 0.558 -5,887 -9,783 39 Peter 8,578 0.472 -172 -6,766
40 Rebecca 9,776 0.557 -174 -8,334 40 Terry 8,456 0.465 -717 -8,147
41 Wendy 9,518 0.542 -928 -9,248 41 Jerry 8,427 0.464 -560 -7,976
42 Robin 9,441 0.538 -932 -9,172 42 Jeffery 7,896 0.434 -812 -7,640
43 Kim 9,195 0.524 -4,037 -9,160 43 Frank 7,793 0.429 -349 -6,990
44 Maria 9,118 0.519 -72 -6,523 44 Dennis 7,786 0.428 -512 -7,293
45 Diane 8,750 0.498 -2,428 -8,679 45 Randy 7,763 0.427 -628 -7,393
46 Theresa 8,700 0.496 -1,060 -8,479 46 Craig 7,739 0.426 -1,142 -7,580
47 Jacqueline 8,357 0.476 -292 -7,418 47 Raymond 7,378 0.406 -252 -6,229
48 Carol 8,260 0.471 -1,740 -8,147 48 Troy 6,902 0.380 -315 -5,998
49 Jill 7,868 0.448 -5,453 -7,845 49 Tony 6,569 0.361 -537 -6,104
50 Paula 7,857 0.448 -743 -7,515 50 Sean 6,490 0.357 -219 -5,180

 

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.