Most Popular Baby Names of the 60s

The 1960's, in the United States, seemed as enchanted as Camelot with the Kennedy's in the White House. Our future seemed new and exciting as Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon, the first Super Bowl was played, Johnny Carson became host of The Tonight Show, Sesame Street premiered, and the Peace Corps were founded. It was impossible to ignore that lives were also changing with segregation being fought, protests taking place challenging the Viet Nam war, and the assisinations of President Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy and Malcolm X. The most popular baby names of the 1960's reflects the changes that were taking place.

Trendy Names of the 1960s

Boy Names

RankNameIn the 1960sSince 1879
#1Scott267k771k
#2Todd129k281k
#3Jeff62k120k
#4Chris56k144k
#5Tim42k83k
#6Darryl39k91k
#7Greg36k78k
#8Tracy29k61k
#9Darrin14k29k
#10Doug12k22k

Girl Names

RankNameIn the 1960sSince 1879
#1Lisa497k965k
#2Tammy182k332k
#3Lori177k341k
#4Tina126k291k
#5Robin118k289k
#6Tracy104k251k
#7Kim94k179k
#8Rhonda94k208k
#9Debbie84k188k
#10Laurie74k166k

Most Popular Names Of the Decade

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1Michael833k4,338k
#2David734k3,601k
#3John714k5,106k
#4James685k5,136k
#5Robert651k4,809k
#6Mark441k1,348k
#7William422k4,088k
#8Richard374k2,561k
#9Thomas327k2,298k
#10Jeffrey302k973k
#11-Steven291k1,278k
#12Joseph283k2,593k
#13Timothy277k1,066k
#14Kevin271k1,163k
#15Scott267k771k
#16Brian258k1,162k
#17Charles249k2,379k
#18Paul243k1,385k
#19-Daniel242k1,896k
#20Christopher237k2,014k
#21Kenneth228k1,271k
#22Anthony203k1,424k
#23Gregory188k706k
#24Ronald182k1,077k
#25Donald173k1,410k
#26Gary166k900k
#27Stephen152k855k
#28Eric152k872k
#29Edward144k1,286k
#30Douglas135k557k
#31Todd129k281k
#32Patrick123k670k
#33George113k1,461k
#34Keith113k434k
#35Larry109k805k
#36Matthew106k1,579k
#37Terry101k422k
#38Andrew97k1,276k
#39Dennis95k617k
#40Randy94k327k
#41Jerry94k612k
#42Peter92k573k
#43Frank87k909k
#44Craig85k298k
#45Raymond82k771k
#46Jeffery80k229k
#47Bruce75k382k
#48Rodney72k245k
#49Mike71k204k
#50Roger71k439k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1Lisa497k965k
#2Mary355k4,121k
#3Susan288k1,121k
#4Karen286k985k
#5Kimberly259k833k
#6Patricia231k1,571k
#7Linda225k1,452k
#8Donna213k831k
#9Michelle208k808k
#10Cynthia197k708k
#11Sandra184k873k
#12Deborah183k740k
#13Tammy182k332k
#14Pamela182k594k
#15Lori177k341k
#16Laura174k794k
#17Elizabeth169k1,621k
#18Julie166k507k
#19Brenda164k607k
#20Jennifer164k1,465k
#21Barbara160k1,434k
#22Angela159k662k
#23Sharon155k721k
#24Debra154k550k
#25Teresa152k413k
#26Nancy143k1,002k
#27Christine139k584k
#28Cheryl136k439k
#29Denise129k372k
#30Kelly128k471k
#31Tina126k291k
#32Kathleen121k711k
#33Melissa119k752k
#34Robin118k289k
#35Amy117k689k
#36Diane114k518k
#37Dawn114k289k
#38Carol112k816k
#39Tracy104k251k
#40Kathy101k333k
#41Rebecca99k745k
#42Theresa97k403k
#43Kim94k179k
#44Rhonda94k208k
#45Stephanie93k738k
#46Cindy92k256k
#47Janet89k556k
#48Wendy89k260k
#49Maria89k540k
#50Michele87k223k

Most Popular Names Of 1969

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael85k4,338k
#2-David64k3,601k
#3James60k5,136k
#4John59k5,106k
#5-Robert58k4,809k
#6-William38k4,088k
#7Christopher36k2,014k
#8Mark33k1,348k
#9Brian32k1,162k
#10Richard31k2,561k
#11-Jeffrey29k973k
#12Scott29k771k
#13Thomas27k2,298k
#14Steven27k1,278k
#15Joseph26k2,593k
#16Kevin24k1,163k
#17Timothy23k1,066k
#18-Daniel23k1,896k
#19Charles22k2,379k
#20Anthony21k1,424k
#21Eric21k872k
#22Paul21k1,385k
#23-Kenneth18k1,271k
#24-Matthew17k1,579k
#25Jason17k1,025k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Lisa45k965k
#2-Michelle34k808k
#3Jennifer34k1,465k
#4Kimberly33k833k
#5-Melissa23k752k
#6Amy21k689k
#7-Angela21k662k
#8Mary20k4,121k
#9Tammy19k332k
#10Laura18k794k
#11Susan18k1,121k
#12Julie18k507k
#13Karen18k985k
#14-Christine17k584k
#15Kelly16k471k
#16Elizabeth15k1,621k
#17Tracy15k251k
#18Patricia15k1,571k
#19Stephanie14k738k
#20Lori14k341k
#21-Dawn14k289k
#22Tina14k291k
#23Cynthia14k708k
#24Pamela13k594k
#25Sandra12k873k

Most Popular Names Of 1968

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael82k4,338k
#2-David64k3,601k
#3John61k5,106k
#4James61k5,136k
#5-Robert58k4,809k
#6-William37k4,088k
#7-Mark35k1,348k
#8-Richard33k2,561k
#9-Christopher31k2,014k
#10-Brian30k1,162k
#11Jeffrey28k973k
#12-Thomas27k2,298k
#13Timothy27k1,066k
#14Scott26k771k
#15Steven26k1,278k
#16Joseph25k2,593k
#17-Kevin24k1,163k
#18Daniel22k1,896k
#19Paul22k1,385k
#20-Charles22k2,379k
#21-Anthony20k1,424k
#22Eric19k872k
#23Kenneth18k1,271k
#24Matthew16k1,579k
#25Ronald15k1,077k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Lisa50k965k
#2Michelle33k808k
#3Kimberly32k833k
#4Jennifer27k1,465k
#5Melissa22k752k
#6Mary22k4,121k
#7-Angela21k662k
#8-Tammy20k332k
#9Karen20k985k
#10Susan20k1,121k
#11Laura19k794k
#12Kelly17k471k
#13Amy17k689k
#14-Christine17k584k
#15Patricia16k1,571k
#16-Julie16k507k
#17Elizabeth15k1,621k
#18Tina15k291k
#19Cynthia14k708k
#20Pamela14k594k
#21Dawn13k289k
#22Lori13k341k
#23Stephanie13k738k
#24Donna13k831k
#25Tracy13k251k

Most Popular Names Of 1967

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael82k4,338k
#2-David67k3,601k
#3-James62k5,136k
#4-John62k5,106k
#5-Robert56k4,809k
#6-William38k4,088k
#7-Mark35k1,348k
#8-Richard34k2,561k
#9Christopher29k2,014k
#10Brian29k1,162k
#11-Timothy29k1,066k
#12Thomas28k2,298k
#13Jeffrey28k973k
#14Steven27k1,278k
#15-Joseph26k2,593k
#16-Scott26k771k
#17-Kevin25k1,163k
#18-Paul23k1,385k
#19-Daniel22k1,896k
#20-Charles21k2,379k
#21Anthony21k1,424k
#22Kenneth19k1,271k
#23Eric18k872k
#24-Ronald16k1,077k
#25Gregory16k706k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Lisa52k965k
#2-Kimberly33k833k
#3Michelle31k808k
#4Mary25k4,121k
#5Susan22k1,121k
#6Karen22k985k
#7Angela20k662k
#8-Tammy19k332k
#9Melissa18k752k
#10-Jennifer18k1,465k
#11Patricia18k1,571k
#12Amy16k689k
#13Elizabeth16k1,621k
#14Christine16k584k
#15Laura16k794k
#16Julie16k507k
#17Pamela15k594k
#18Cynthia15k708k
#19Donna15k831k
#20Sandra15k873k
#21Tina14k291k
#22Deborah14k740k
#23Kelly14k471k
#24Lori14k341k
#25Stephanie13k738k

Most Popular Names Of 1966

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael80k4,338k
#2David66k3,601k
#3James65k5,136k
#4John65k5,106k
#5-Robert59k4,809k
#6-William38k4,088k
#7-Mark35k1,348k
#8-Richard34k2,561k
#9Jeffrey30k973k
#10Thomas29k2,298k
#11Timothy29k1,066k
#12Christopher28k2,014k
#13Steven28k1,278k
#14Brian27k1,162k
#15Joseph27k2,593k
#16Scott26k771k
#17Kevin26k1,163k
#18Paul24k1,385k
#19Daniel23k1,896k
#20-Charles22k2,379k
#21-Kenneth21k1,271k
#22-Anthony21k1,424k
#23-Gregory17k706k
#24-Ronald17k1,077k
#25-Eric16k872k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Lisa57k965k
#2Kimberly32k833k
#3Mary29k4,121k
#4Michelle27k808k
#5Karen25k985k
#6Susan24k1,121k
#7Patricia20k1,571k
#8Tammy19k332k
#9Angela19k662k
#10Jennifer18k1,465k
#11Cynthia17k708k
#12Donna17k831k
#13Julie16k507k
#14Pamela16k594k
#15Deborah16k740k
#16-Elizabeth16k1,621k
#17Sandra16k873k
#18Linda16k1,452k
#19Laura16k794k
#20Christine16k584k
#21Lori15k341k
#22Melissa14k752k
#23Tina14k291k
#24Dawn14k289k
#25Brenda13k607k

Most Popular Names Of 1965

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael81k4,338k
#2-John72k5,106k
#3-David68k3,601k
#4-James68k5,136k
#5-Robert63k4,809k
#6William40k4,088k
#7Mark38k1,348k
#8-Richard37k2,561k
#9-Thomas32k2,298k
#10-Jeffrey30k973k
#11-Joseph29k2,593k
#12Timothy28k1,066k
#13-Kevin28k1,163k
#14Steven28k1,278k
#15Scott25k771k
#16-Paul25k1,385k
#17Daniel25k1,896k
#18Christopher25k2,014k
#19Brian25k1,162k
#20Charles23k2,379k
#21Kenneth23k1,271k
#22Anthony20k1,424k
#23Gregory18k706k
#24-Ronald18k1,077k
#25Eric17k872k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Lisa60k965k
#2-Mary34k4,121k
#3Karen33k985k
#4Kimberly29k833k
#5Susan26k1,121k
#6Patricia24k1,571k
#7-Donna20k831k
#8-Linda19k1,452k
#9-Cynthia19k708k
#10Angela19k662k
#11Tammy18k332k
#12Pamela17k594k
#13Deborah17k740k
#14Julie17k507k
#15Sandra16k873k
#16-Elizabeth16k1,621k
#17Laura16k794k
#18Michelle16k808k
#19Lori16k341k
#20Jennifer15k1,465k
#21Christine15k584k
#22Sharon15k721k
#23Brenda15k607k
#24Teresa15k413k
#25Barbara14k1,434k

Most Popular Names Of 1964

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael83k4,338k
#2-John83k5,106k
#3-David75k3,601k
#4-James73k5,136k
#5-Robert70k4,809k
#6-Mark45k1,348k
#7-William44k4,088k
#8-Richard40k2,561k
#9-Thomas34k2,298k
#10-Jeffrey31k973k
#11Joseph31k2,593k
#12Steven30k1,278k
#13Kevin29k1,163k
#14Scott29k771k
#15-Timothy28k1,066k
#16Paul27k1,385k
#17Charles26k2,379k
#18-Kenneth25k1,271k
#19-Daniel24k1,896k
#20-Brian24k1,162k
#21Anthony20k1,424k
#22Gregory20k706k
#23Christopher20k2,014k
#24Ronald19k1,077k
#25-Donald18k1,410k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Lisa54k965k
#2-Mary41k4,121k
#3-Susan32k1,121k
#4-Karen30k985k
#5Patricia26k1,571k
#6Kimberly24k833k
#7Donna24k831k
#8Linda24k1,452k
#9Cynthia20k708k
#10Tammy20k332k
#11Pamela20k594k
#12Deborah19k740k
#13Sandra19k873k
#14Laura19k794k
#15Lori19k341k
#16Elizabeth17k1,621k
#17Julie17k507k
#18Brenda17k607k
#19Barbara16k1,434k
#20Sharon16k721k
#21Teresa16k413k
#22Angela16k662k
#23Michelle16k808k
#24Debra15k550k
#25Denise15k372k

Most Popular Names Of 1963

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael84k4,338k
#2John79k5,106k
#3David78k3,601k
#4-James71k5,136k
#5-Robert70k4,809k
#6-Mark49k1,348k
#7-William44k4,088k
#8-Richard41k2,561k
#9-Thomas36k2,298k
#10-Jeffrey32k973k
#11Kevin31k1,163k
#12Scott30k771k
#13-Joseph30k2,593k
#14Steven29k1,278k
#15Timothy27k1,066k
#16Charles27k2,379k
#17Paul27k1,385k
#18-Kenneth25k1,271k
#19Daniel25k1,896k
#20-Brian24k1,162k
#21-Gregory21k706k
#22Anthony20k1,424k
#23Ronald20k1,077k
#24Gary19k900k
#25Donald19k1,410k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Lisa56k965k
#2-Mary42k4,121k
#3-Susan34k1,121k
#4-Karen32k985k
#5-Linda28k1,452k
#6Donna25k831k
#7Patricia25k1,571k
#8Lori24k341k
#9Sandra22k873k
#10Cynthia22k708k
#11Kimberly21k833k
#12Tammy21k332k
#13Deborah21k740k
#14Pamela21k594k
#15Brenda20k607k
#16Laura19k794k
#17Barbara18k1,434k
#18-Teresa18k413k
#19Sharon18k721k
#20-Elizabeth18k1,621k
#21Debra17k550k
#22-Julie16k507k
#23Nancy16k1,002k
#24-Cheryl15k439k
#25-Robin14k289k

Most Popular Names Of 1962

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1-Michael85k4,338k
#2-David81k3,601k
#3-John78k5,106k
#4-James73k5,136k
#5-Robert70k4,809k
#6-Mark54k1,348k
#7-William45k4,088k
#8-Richard39k2,561k
#9-Thomas37k2,298k
#10Jeffrey34k973k
#11Scott31k771k
#12Steven31k1,278k
#13Joseph30k2,593k
#14-Kevin28k1,163k
#15Charles28k2,379k
#16Timothy27k1,066k
#17-Daniel26k1,896k
#18Kenneth25k1,271k
#19Paul24k1,385k
#20-Brian23k1,162k
#21Gregory22k706k
#22Gary21k900k
#23Donald20k1,410k
#24Anthony20k1,424k
#25Ronald20k1,077k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1Lisa46k965k
#2Mary43k4,121k
#3-Susan36k1,121k
#4Karen35k985k
#5Linda31k1,452k
#6-Patricia27k1,571k
#7-Donna26k831k
#8-Cynthia24k708k
#9Deborah23k740k
#10Sandra22k873k
#11Lori22k341k
#12Brenda21k607k
#13Pamela21k594k
#14Barbara21k1,434k
#15Debra21k550k
#16Kimberly20k833k
#17-Sharon20k721k
#18-Teresa19k413k
#19Nancy18k1,002k
#20Elizabeth18k1,621k
#21-Laura17k794k
#22Julie17k507k
#23Tammy17k332k
#24Cheryl17k439k
#25Robin15k289k

Most Popular Names Of 1961

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1Michael87k4,338k
#2David85k3,601k
#3John80k5,106k
#4James76k5,136k
#5-Robert73k4,809k
#6-Mark58k1,348k
#7-William48k4,088k
#8-Richard41k2,561k
#9-Thomas38k2,298k
#10-Steven32k1,278k
#11Jeffrey32k973k
#12-Joseph29k2,593k
#13-Charles29k2,379k
#14Kevin29k1,163k
#15Timothy28k1,066k
#16-Kenneth26k1,271k
#17-Daniel26k1,896k
#18-Paul26k1,385k
#19Scott24k771k
#20-Brian23k1,162k
#21Gary22k900k
#22Donald21k1,410k
#23Gregory21k706k
#24Ronald21k1,077k
#25-Anthony20k1,424k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary48k4,121k
#2Lisa43k965k
#3Susan38k1,121k
#4Linda36k1,452k
#5Karen35k985k
#6Patricia29k1,571k
#7Donna29k831k
#8Cynthia24k708k
#9Sandra24k873k
#10-Deborah24k740k
#11Brenda24k607k
#12-Barbara23k1,434k
#13Debra22k550k
#14Lori22k341k
#15Pamela22k594k
#16Nancy21k1,002k
#17Sharon20k721k
#18Teresa19k413k
#19Elizabeth19k1,621k
#20Cheryl18k439k
#21Laura18k794k
#22Kimberly17k833k
#23Julie17k507k
#24Carol17k816k
#25Kathy16k333k

Most Popular Names Of 1960

Boy Names

Rank-NameBoysSince 1879
#1David86k3,601k
#2Michael84k4,338k
#3-James77k5,136k
#4-John76k5,106k
#5-Robert72k4,809k
#6-Mark59k1,348k
#7-William49k4,088k
#8-Richard44k2,561k
#9-Thomas39k2,298k
#10-Steven34k1,278k
#11Timothy30k1,066k
#12Joseph30k2,593k
#13Charles30k2,379k
#14Jeffrey29k973k
#15Kevin28k1,163k
#16Kenneth28k1,271k
#17Daniel26k1,896k
#18Paul26k1,385k
#19-Donald23k1,410k
#20Brian22k1,162k
#21-Ronald22k1,077k
#22Gary22k900k
#23Scott22k771k
#24Gregory20k706k
#25Anthony20k1,424k

Girl Names

Rank-NameGirlsSince 1879
#1-Mary51k4,121k
#2-Susan39k1,121k
#3-Linda37k1,452k
#4-Karen36k985k
#5-Donna34k831k
#6Lisa34k965k
#7Patricia32k1,571k
#8Debra27k550k
#9Cynthia27k708k
#10Deborah25k740k
#11Sandra25k873k
#12Barbara24k1,434k
#13Brenda24k607k
#14Pamela22k594k
#15Nancy22k1,002k
#16Sharon20k721k
#17Cheryl19k439k
#18Elizabeth19k1,621k
#19Teresa19k413k
#20Lori19k341k
#21Kathy18k333k
#22Diane18k518k
#23Carol17k816k
#24Laura17k794k
#25Debbie17k188k
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The data is taken from births that occurred in the United States after 1879. From 1880 to 1936, all births may not be included in the original data set.