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Top 100 Most Popular U.S. Baby Names Of 1968

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1968 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 49,532 2.897 -883 -49,227 1 Michael 82,006 4.617 -11 -69,427
2 Michelle 33,222 1.943 -212 -31,801 2 David 63,725 3.588 -21 -53,601
3 Kimberly 31,910 1.867 -161 -30,087 3 John 60,931 3.431 -24 -51,497
4 Jennifer 26,851 1.571 -306 -25,809 4 James 60,704 3.418 0 -46,472
5 Melissa 21,726 1.271 -268 -20,558 5 Robert 58,211 3.278 -60 -52,704
6 Mary 21,722 1.271 -120 -19,341 6 William 36,958 2.081 3 -22,054
7 Angela 20,668 1.209 -227 -19,324 7 Mark 35,421 1.994 -196 -33,485
8 Tammy 20,056 1.173 -2,900 -19,999 8 Richard 32,988 1.857 -167 -30,719
9 Karen 19,558 1.144 -547 -19,006 9 Christopher 31,464 1.772 -29 -23,209
10 Susan 19,505 1.141 -953 -19,233 10 Brian 29,939 1.686 -207 -28,176
11 Laura 18,744 1.096 -329 -17,805 11 Jeffrey 28,370 1.597 -312 -27,321
12 Kelly 17,141 1.003 -583 -16,641 12 Thomas 27,443 1.545 -36 -20,312
13 Amy 17,090 1.000 -161 -15,366 13 Timothy 26,511 1.493 -151 -24,118
14 Christine 16,519 0.966 -772 -16,173 14 Scott 26,031 1.466 -470 -25,429
15 Patricia 15,810 0.925 -874 -15,508 15 Steven 25,498 1.436 -167 -23,350
16 Julie 15,751 0.921 -502 -15,152 16 Joseph 25,401 1.430 -3 -15,041
17 Elizabeth 14,889 0.871 4 -5,974 17 Kevin 23,879 1.344 -84 -20,074
18 Tina 14,773 0.864 -1,492 -14,627 18 Daniel 22,018 1.240 3 -10,378
19 Cynthia 14,049 0.822 -618 -13,589 19 Paul 21,872 1.231 -206 -20,188
20 Pamela 14,031 0.821 -1,442 -13,878 20 Charles 21,575 1.215 -29 -14,445
21 Dawn 13,441 0.786 -1,959 -13,342 21 Anthony 20,237 1.139 -11 -11,435
22 Lori 13,125 0.768 -1,659 -12,998 22 Eric 18,508 1.042 -121 -15,751
23 Stephanie 12,954 0.758 -264 -11,828 23 Kenneth 18,086 1.018 -195 -16,335
24 Donna 12,753 0.746 -1,692 -12,630 24 Matthew 15,839 0.892 8 -4,228
25 Tracy 12,747 0.746 -2,139 -12,659 25 Ronald 15,423 0.868 -435 -14,768
26 Sandra 12,680 0.742 -868 -12,381 26 Gregory 15,405 0.867 -349 -14,524
27 Deborah 12,286 0.719 -747 -11,933 27 Stephen 14,768 0.832 -244 -13,447
28 Linda 11,368 0.665 -680 -10,964 28 Todd 14,658 0.825 -1,139 -14,498
29 Michele 11,217 0.656 -4,142 -11,182 29 Donald 13,368 0.753 -459 -12,774
30 Teresa 10,912 0.638 -690 -10,517 30 Patrick 13,060 0.735 -141 -10,777
31 Wendy 10,709 0.626 -1,067 -10,480 31 Edward 12,291 0.692 -138 -9,982
32 Sharon 10,339 0.605 -1,017 -10,096 32 Gary 11,982 0.675 -605 -11,579
33 Rebecca 10,227 0.598 -183 -8,811 33 Douglas 11,413 0.643 -595 -11,002
34 Brenda 9,941 0.582 -881 -9,651 34 Andrew 10,565 0.595 -6 -2,350
35 Denise 9,876 0.578 -1,111 -9,661 35 Keith 9,868 0.556 -458 -9,286
36 Barbara 9,744 0.570 -872 -9,452 36 George 9,388 0.529 -88 -6,237
37 Cheryl 9,143 0.535 -2,919 -9,088 37 Sean 9,184 0.517 -214 -7,715
38 Debra 9,093 0.532 -3,435 -9,049 38 Larry 8,233 0.464 -591 -7,822
39 Nancy 8,960 0.524 -839 -8,652 39 Peter 8,131 0.458 -174 -6,354
40 Kathleen 8,729 0.511 -831 -8,419 40 Troy 7,981 0.449 -311 -7,032
41 Maria 8,378 0.490 -70 -5,679 41 Craig 7,868 0.443 -943 -7,661
42 Rhonda 8,267 0.484 -6,406 -8,248 42 Rodney 7,511 0.423 -733 -7,210
43 Robin 8,182 0.479 -977 -7,930 43 Shawn 7,479 0.421 -344 -6,658
44 Christina 8,011 0.469 -364 -7,241 44 Jerry 7,451 0.420 -512 -6,963
45 Paula 7,638 0.447 -802 -7,319 45 Dennis 7,402 0.417 -499 -6,892
46 Jill 7,522 0.440 -3,656 -7,481 46 Jeffery 7,224 0.407 -706 -6,913
47 Theresa 7,303 0.427 -1,084 -7,084 47 Jason 7,154 0.403 -45 -2,933
48 Andrea 7,089 0.415 -80 -4,777 48 Terry 7,094 0.399 -644 -6,740
49 Carol 7,078 0.414 -1,765 -6,965 49 Frank 6,894 0.388 -324 -6,013
50 Jacqueline 6,739 0.394 -298 -5,819 50 Raymond 6,883 0.388 -243 -5,691

 

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.