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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 56,913 3.242 -883 -56,608 1 Michael 79,992 4.400 -11 -67,413
2 Kimberly 32,232 1.836 -162 -30,409 2 David 66,419 3.654 -21 -56,295
3 Mary 28,886 1.645 -123 -26,505 3 James 65,180 3.585 -1 -50,948
4 Michelle 27,151 1.547 -210 -25,730 4 John 65,038 3.578 -23 -55,604
5 Karen 25,446 1.449 -551 -24,894 5 Robert 59,333 3.264 -60 -53,826
6 Susan 23,775 1.354 -957 -23,503 6 William 38,260 2.105 3 -23,356
7 Patricia 20,112 1.146 -882 -19,810 7 Mark 34,805 1.915 -196 -32,869
8 Tammy 18,623 1.061 -2,900 -18,566 8 Richard 34,467 1.896 -167 -32,198
9 Angela 18,532 1.056 -225 -17,188 9 Jeffrey 30,198 1.661 -314 -29,149
10 Jennifer 18,213 1.037 -300 -17,171 10 Thomas 29,016 1.596 -38 -21,885
11 Cynthia 17,414 0.992 -626 -16,954 11 Timothy 28,933 1.592 -153 -26,540
12 Donna 17,035 0.970 -1,704 -16,912 12 Christopher 27,877 1.533 -26 -19,622
13 Julie 16,330 0.930 -505 -15,731 13 Steven 27,707 1.524 -169 -25,559
14 Pamela 16,251 0.926 -1,448 -16,098 14 Brian 27,270 1.500 -203 -25,507
15 Deborah 16,250 0.926 -759 -15,897 15 Joseph 26,991 1.485 -4 -16,631
16 Elizabeth 15,884 0.905 3 -6,969 16 Scott 26,033 1.432 -468 -25,431
17 Sandra 15,855 0.903 -877 -15,556 17 Kevin 25,588 1.408 -84 -21,783
18 Linda 15,561 0.886 -690 -15,157 18 Paul 23,581 1.297 -207 -21,897
19 Laura 15,550 0.886 -321 -14,611 19 Daniel 23,270 1.280 4 -11,630
20 Christine 15,548 0.886 -766 -15,202 20 Charles 22,257 1.224 -29 -15,127
21 Lori 14,673 0.836 -1,660 -14,546 21 Kenneth 20,829 1.146 -197 -19,078
22 Melissa 14,253 0.812 -251 -13,085 22 Anthony 20,625 1.135 -10 -11,823
23 Tina 13,892 0.791 -1,487 -13,746 23 Gregory 17,008 0.936 -352 -16,127
24 Dawn 13,604 0.775 -1,956 -13,505 24 Ronald 16,957 0.933 -436 -16,302
25 Brenda 13,296 0.757 -890 -13,006 25 Eric 16,470 0.906 -118 -13,713
26 Kelly 13,244 0.754 -569 -12,744 26 Stephen 14,747 0.811 -245 -13,426
27 Barbara 13,121 0.747 -881 -12,829 27 Donald 14,723 0.810 -461 -14,129
28 Sharon 13,060 0.744 -1,021 -12,817 28 Gary 14,159 0.779 -609 -13,756
29 Teresa 13,022 0.742 -691 -12,627 29 Todd 13,559 0.746 -1,138 -13,399
30 Amy 13,001 0.741 -144 -11,277 30 Edward 13,273 0.730 -139 -10,964
31 Tracy 12,501 0.712 -2,133 -12,413 31 Patrick 12,416 0.683 -140 -10,133
32 Denise 11,795 0.672 -1,114 -11,580 32 Keith 11,613 0.639 -461 -11,031
33 Nancy 11,729 0.668 -845 -11,421 33 Douglas 11,404 0.627 -595 -10,993
34 Cheryl 11,712 0.667 -2,922 -11,657 34 Matthew 10,807 0.594 18 804
35 Debra 11,260 0.641 -3,438 -11,216 35 Rodney 10,264 0.565 -740 -9,963
36 Michele 10,687 0.609 -4,135 -10,652 36 Andrew 10,236 0.563 -4 -2,021
37 Kathleen 10,496 0.598 -834 -10,186 37 George 9,942 0.547 -87 -6,791
38 Stephanie 10,163 0.579 -249 -9,037 38 Larry 8,714 0.479 -591 -8,303
39 Rhonda 9,804 0.558 -6,409 -9,785 39 Peter 8,578 0.472 -174 -6,801
40 Rebecca 9,776 0.557 -176 -8,360 40 Terry 8,456 0.465 -652 -8,102
41 Wendy 9,517 0.542 -1,057 -9,288 41 Jerry 8,425 0.463 -515 -7,937
42 Robin 9,441 0.538 -978 -9,189 42 Jeffery 7,894 0.434 -710 -7,583
43 Kim 9,194 0.524 -3,356 -9,148 43 Frank 7,794 0.429 -330 -6,913
44 Maria 9,113 0.519 -67 -6,414 44 Dennis 7,788 0.428 -500 -7,278
45 Diane 8,749 0.498 -2,185 -8,665 45 Randy 7,764 0.427 -620 -7,383
46 Theresa 8,700 0.496 -1,085 -8,481 46 Craig 7,739 0.426 -938 -7,532
47 Jacqueline 8,356 0.476 -301 -7,436 47 Raymond 7,378 0.406 -246 -6,186
48 Carol 8,259 0.470 -1,766 -8,146 48 Troy 6,903 0.380 -303 -5,954
49 Jill 7,868 0.448 -3,653 -7,827 49 Tony 6,570 0.361 -493 -6,056
50 Paula 7,857 0.448 -797 -7,538 50 Sean 6,494 0.357 -201 -5,025

 

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.