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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 -890 -49,230 1 Michael 82,008 4.618 -13 -70,388
2 Michelle 33,221 1.943 -261 -31,982 2 David 63,718 3.588 -20 -54,021
3 Kimberly 31,908 1.866 -167 -30,212 3 John 60,929 3.431 -24 -51,810
4 Jennifer 26,852 1.571 -341 -25,937 4 James 60,693 3.417 0 -47,168
5 Melissa 21,727 1.271 -292 -20,613 5 Robert 58,211 3.278 -66 -53,071
6 Mary 21,725 1.271 -120 -19,398 6 William 36,956 2.081 3 -22,440
7 Angela 20,669 1.209 -257 -19,433 7 Mark 35,420 1.994 -203 -33,561
8 Tammy 20,056 1.173 -4,094 -20,021 8 Richard 32,987 1.857 -180 -30,868
9 Karen 19,558 1.144 -626 -19,090 9 Christopher 31,459 1.771 -33 -24,198
10 Susan 19,503 1.141 -1,069 -19,269 10 Brian 29,939 1.686 -225 -28,321
11 Laura 18,743 1.096 -329 -17,808 11 Jeffrey 28,368 1.597 -320 -27,365
12 Kelly 17,139 1.003 -606 -16,655 12 Thomas 27,437 1.545 -37 -20,658
13 Amy 17,090 1.000 -192 -15,593 13 Timothy 26,507 1.493 -152 -24,177
14 Christine 16,517 0.966 -912 -16,230 14 Scott 26,033 1.466 -506 -25,492
15 Patricia 15,809 0.925 -898 -15,516 15 Steven 25,493 1.435 -183 -23,471
16 Julie 15,749 0.921 -572 -15,233 16 Joseph 25,403 1.430 -7 -15,848
17 Elizabeth 14,886 0.871 4 -6,373 17 Kevin 23,871 1.344 -108 -20,747
18 Tina 14,773 0.864 -1,666 -14,650 18 Daniel 22,015 1.240 3 -10,842
19 Cynthia 14,050 0.822 -674 -13,634 19 Paul 21,871 1.231 -215 -20,246
20 Pamela 14,029 0.821 -1,564 -13,894 20 Charles 21,574 1.215 -32 -14,970
21 Dawn 13,441 0.786 -1,939 -13,341 21 Anthony 20,233 1.139 -17 -12,230
22 Lori 13,126 0.768 -1,553 -12,990 22 Eric 18,508 1.042 -138 -16,119
23 Stephanie 12,954 0.758 -295 -11,928 23 Kenneth 18,085 1.018 -203 -16,430
24 Donna 12,752 0.746 -1,543 -12,615 24 Matthew 15,836 0.892 4 -5,912
25 Tracy 12,746 0.746 -2,317 -12,668 25 Ronald 15,423 0.868 -468 -14,845
26 Sandra 12,681 0.742 -949 -12,412 26 Gregory 15,405 0.867 -382 -14,627
27 Deborah 12,286 0.719 -752 -11,939 27 Stephen 14,764 0.831 -257 -13,528
28 Linda 11,368 0.665 -698 -10,979 28 Todd 14,659 0.825 -1,173 -14,503
29 Michele 11,216 0.656 -4,470 -11,185 29 Donald 13,368 0.753 -497 -12,835
30 Teresa 10,914 0.638 -768 -10,573 30 Patrick 13,064 0.736 -159 -10,953
31 Wendy 10,707 0.626 -938 -10,437 31 Edward 12,287 0.692 -138 -10,019
32 Sharon 10,339 0.605 -1,095 -10,123 32 Gary 11,982 0.675 -642 -11,615
33 Rebecca 10,227 0.598 -181 -8,785 33 Douglas 11,411 0.643 -639 -11,040
34 Brenda 9,941 0.582 -978 -9,686 34 Andrew 10,565 0.595 -9 -3,331
35 Denise 9,877 0.578 -1,034 -9,641 35 Keith 9,868 0.556 -469 -9,303
36 Barbara 9,744 0.570 -894 -9,459 36 George 9,389 0.529 -91 -6,330
37 Cheryl 9,142 0.535 -2,861 -9,085 37 Sean 9,178 0.517 -232 -7,868
38 Debra 9,094 0.532 -3,159 -9,044 38 Larry 8,234 0.464 -668 -7,895
39 Nancy 8,963 0.524 -800 -8,641 39 Peter 8,127 0.458 -172 -6,315
40 Kathleen 8,729 0.511 -854 -8,428 40 Troy 7,981 0.449 -323 -7,077
41 Maria 8,379 0.490 -75 -5,784 41 Craig 7,866 0.443 -1,147 -7,707
42 Rhonda 8,267 0.484 -5,884 -8,246 42 Rodney 7,511 0.423 -777 -7,239
43 Robin 8,183 0.479 -931 -7,914 43 Shawn 7,478 0.421 -350 -6,676
44 Christina 8,011 0.469 -395 -7,292 44 Jerry 7,450 0.419 -557 -6,999
45 Paula 7,638 0.447 -748 -7,296 45 Dennis 7,403 0.417 -511 -6,910
46 Jill 7,521 0.440 -5,456 -7,498 46 Jeffery 7,224 0.407 -808 -6,968
47 Theresa 7,303 0.427 -1,059 -7,082 47 Jason 7,154 0.403 -53 -3,307
48 Andrea 7,089 0.415 -86 -4,935 48 Terry 7,092 0.399 -709 -6,783
49 Carol 7,077 0.414 -1,739 -6,964 49 Frank 6,896 0.388 -343 -6,093
50 Jacqueline 6,742 0.394 -289 -5,803 50 Raymond 6,881 0.387 -249 -5,732

 

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.