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Top 1000 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1968

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1968 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 49,532 2.897 0 -2,903 1 Michael 82,006 4.617 0 -439
2 Michelle 33,222 1.943 1 2,396 2 David 63,725 3.588 0 -3,083
3 Kimberly 31,910 1.867 -1 -1,193 3 John 60,931 3.431 1 -692
4 Jennifer 26,851 1.571 6 8,616 4 James 60,704 3.418 -1 -995
5 Melissa 21,726 1.271 4 3,346 5 Robert 58,211 3.278 0 1,831
6 Mary 21,722 1.271 -2 -3,596 6 William 36,958 2.081 0 -663
7 Angela 20,668 1.209 0 1,128 7 Mark 35,421 1.994 0 490
8 Tammy 20,056 1.173 0 1,405 8 Richard 32,988 1.857 0 -601
9 Karen 19,558 1.144 -3 -1,982 9 Christopher 31,464 1.772 0 2,039
10 Susan 19,505 1.141 -5 -2,757 10 Brian 29,939 1.686 0 1,287
11 Laura 18,744 1.096 4 2,927 11 Jeffrey 28,370 1.597 2 274
12 Kelly 17,141 1.003 11 3,419 12 Thomas 27,443 1.545 0 -833
13 Amy 17,090 1.000 -1 961 13 Timothy 26,511 1.493 -2 -2,077
14 Christine 16,519 0.966 0 528 14 Scott 26,031 1.466 2 488
15 Patricia 15,810 0.925 -4 -1,938 15 Steven 25,498 1.436 -1 -1,538
16 Julie 15,751 0.921 0 206 16 Joseph 25,401 1.430 -1 -539
17 Elizabeth 14,889 0.871 -4 -1,226 17 Kevin 23,879 1.344 0 -738
18 Tina 14,773 0.864 3 615 18 Daniel 22,018 1.240 1 -190
19 Cynthia 14,049 0.822 -1 -1,288 19 Paul 21,872 1.231 -1 -970
20 Pamela 14,031 0.821 -3 -1,337 20 Charles 21,575 1.215 0 280
21 Dawn 13,441 0.786 6 273 21 Anthony 20,237 1.139 0 -649
22 Lori 13,125 0.768 2 -438 22 Eric 18,508 1.042 1 676
23 Stephanie 12,954 0.758 2 -395 23 Kenneth 18,086 1.018 -1 -1,183
24 Donna 12,753 0.746 -5 -2,028 24 Matthew 15,839 0.892 4 2,259
25 Tracy 12,747 0.746 4 794 25 Ronald 15,423 0.868 -1 -1,016
26 Sandra 12,680 0.742 -6 -2,062 26 Gregory 15,405 0.867 -1 -379
27 Deborah 12,286 0.719 -5 -1,720 27 Stephen 14,768 0.832 -1 -325
28 Linda 11,368 0.665 -2 -1,830 28 Todd 14,658 0.825 1 1,203
29 Michele 11,217 0.656 7 800 29 Donald 13,368 0.753 -2 -857
30 Teresa 10,912 0.638 -2 -1,358 30 Patrick 13,060 0.735 0 84
31 Wendy 10,709 0.626 1 -514 31 Edward 12,291 0.692 0 -368
32 Sharon 10,339 0.605 -2 -1,587 32 Gary 11,982 0.675 0 -630
33 Rebecca 10,227 0.598 6 408 33 Douglas 11,413 0.643 0 -18
34 Brenda 9,941 0.582 -3 -1,539 34 Andrew 10,565 0.595 1 589
35 Denise 9,876 0.578 -1 -1,203 35 Keith 9,868 0.556 -1 -1,139
36 Barbara 9,744 0.570 -3 -1,461 36 George 9,388 0.529 0 -314
37 Cheryl 9,143 0.535 -2 -1,625 37 Sean 9,184 0.517 7 1,680
38 Debra 9,093 0.532 0 -1,128 38 Larry 8,233 0.464 0 -97
39 Nancy 8,960 0.524 -2 -1,307 39 Peter 8,131 0.458 0 -193
40 Kathleen 8,729 0.511 0 -480 40 Troy 7,981 0.449 0 44
41 Maria 8,378 0.490 1 -487 41 Craig 7,868 0.443 5 557
42 Rhonda 8,267 0.484 -1 -806 42 Rodney 7,511 0.423 -5 -929
43 Robin 8,182 0.479 3 489 43 Shawn 7,479 0.421 8 1,340
44 Christina 8,011 0.469 9 1,411 44 Jerry 7,451 0.420 -3 -330
45 Paula 7,638 0.447 0 -56 45 Dennis 7,402 0.417 -2 -236
46 Jill 7,522 0.440 4 120 46 Jeffery 7,224 0.407 1 -8
47 Theresa 7,303 0.427 -4 -802 47 Jason 7,154 0.403 7 1,818
48 Andrea 7,089 0.415 0 -324 48 Terry 7,094 0.399 -6 -592
49 Carol 7,078 0.414 -2 -411 49 Frank 6,894 0.388 -4 -534
50 Jacqueline 6,739 0.394 2 -213 50 Raymond 6,883 0.388 -2 -183

 

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.