Most Popular Names

Here are the 100 most popular baby names in United States of 1961 for girls and boys. Click on a name below to learn baby name meanings and more.

Most Popular Names For Births In the United States 1961:

Boys
Rank Name % Num
1 Michael 4.032 86,908
2 David 3.933 84,768
3 John 3.707 79,908
4 James 3.521 75,895
5 Robert 3.382 72,907
6 Mark 2.679 57,749
7 William 2.227 48,003
8 Richard 1.908 41,123
9 Thomas 1.741 37,533
10 Steven 1.495 32,232
11 Jeffrey 1.485 32,011
12 Joseph 1.366 29,445
13 Charles 1.354 29,190
14 Kevin 1.341 28,910
15 Timothy 1.310 28,244
16 Kenneth 1.210 26,088
17 Daniel 1.201 25,881
18 Paul 1.189 25,627
19 Scott 1.109 23,915
20 Brian 1.046 22,551
21 Gary 1.028 22,150
22 Donald 0.993 21,402
23 Gregory 0.991 21,355
24 Ronald 0.965 20,805
25 Anthony 0.936 20,183
26 Christopher 0.799 17,230
27 Stephen 0.745 16,051
28 Douglas 0.740 15,961
29 Edward 0.737 15,876
30 Larry 0.676 14,577
31 George 0.633 13,636
32 Terry 0.611 13,180
33 Randy 0.583 12,572
34 Dennis 0.579 12,476
35 Keith 0.570 12,283
36 Mike 0.541 11,659
37 Jerry 0.528 11,371
38 Eric 0.515 11,106
39 Patrick 0.513 11,060
40 Bruce 0.497 10,718
41 Frank 0.484 10,422
42 Peter 0.480 10,336
43 Craig 0.475 10,236
44 Ricky 0.465 10,015
45 Steve 0.463 9,988
46 Todd 0.452 9,751
47 Roger 0.448 9,649
48 Raymond 0.446 9,604
49 Jeff 0.439 9,458
50 Jeffery 0.414 8,917
51 Alan 0.400 8,622
52 Andrew 0.394 8,487
53 Tony 0.385 8,294
54 Danny 0.380 8,198
55 Russell 0.341 7,342
56 Carl 0.336 7,245
57 Chris 0.334 7,203
58 Dale 0.333 7,183
59 Matthew 0.328 7,080
60 Joe 0.327 7,054
61 Wayne 0.313 6,749
62 Gerald 0.307 6,624
63 Randall 0.306 6,586
64 Glenn 0.291 6,270
65 Tim 0.290 6,242
66 Barry 0.288 6,215
67 Lawrence 0.282 6,085
68 Billy 0.279 6,022
69 Phillip 0.277 5,972
70 Johnny 0.274 5,896
71 Jimmy 0.266 5,737
72 Rodney 0.263 5,661
73 Martin 0.254 5,465
74 Walter 0.253 5,452
75 Curtis 0.252 5,439
76 Bobby 0.250 5,397
77 Greg 0.250 5,387
78 Jim 0.248 5,346
79 Philip 0.245 5,288
80 Darryl 0.238 5,125
81 Jay 0.237 5,118
82 Bryan 0.233 5,026
83 Roy 0.230 4,961
84 Dean 0.228 4,923
85 Arthur 0.223 4,812
86 Willie 0.222 4,779
87 Bradley 0.220 4,735
88 Tom 0.219 4,718
89 Samuel 0.217 4,673
90 Jack 0.215 4,641
91 Henry 0.214 4,618
92 Ronnie 0.214 4,616
93 Jon 0.214 4,604
94 Harold 0.206 4,440
95 Ralph 0.206 4,437
96 Allen 0.204 4,387
97 Albert 0.200 4,319
98 Vincent 0.200 4,315
99 Victor 0.199 4,293
100 Troy 0.198 4,261
Girls
Rank Name % Num
1 Mary 2.296 47,657
2 Lisa 2.057 42,691
3 Susan 1.807 37,519
4 Linda 1.714 35,573
5 Karen 1.671 34,686
6 Patricia 1.390 28,854
7 Donna 1.381 28,664
8 Cynthia 1.174 24,377
9 Sandra 1.163 24,134
10 Deborah 1.160 24,084
11 Brenda 1.145 23,764
12 Barbara 1.107 22,982
13 Debra 1.067 22,148
14 Lori 1.054 21,872
15 Pamela 1.045 21,685
16 Nancy 0.998 20,708
17 Sharon 0.984 20,436
18 Teresa 0.910 18,900
19 Elizabeth 0.908 18,844
20 Cheryl 0.881 18,291
21 Laura 0.862 17,892
22 Kimberly 0.836 17,352
23 Julie 0.821 17,039
24 Carol 0.803 16,661
25 Kathy 0.789 16,381
26 Diane 0.781 16,202
27 Robin 0.753 15,640
28 Tammy 0.748 15,528
29 Kathleen 0.741 15,388
30 Denise 0.741 15,377
31 Debbie 0.717 14,875
32 Janet 0.671 13,926
33 Cindy 0.645 13,382
34 Michelle 0.613 12,729
35 Theresa 0.576 11,964
36 Kim 0.548 11,367
37 Jacqueline 0.529 10,980
38 Angela 0.522 10,831
39 Christine 0.510 10,584
40 Margaret 0.508 10,542
41 Tina 0.507 10,522
42 Carolyn 0.506 10,495
43 Laurie 0.502 10,428
44 Rebecca 0.493 10,237
45 Kelly 0.464 9,637
46 Rhonda 0.456 9,465
47 Jennifer 0.446 9,264
48 Catherine 0.445 9,247
49 Dawn 0.441 9,147
50 Connie 0.433 8,984
51 Terri 0.420 8,728
52 Janice 0.420 8,721
53 Sherry 0.402 8,355
54 Ann 0.396 8,217
55 Cathy 0.395 8,195
56 Diana 0.394 8,185
57 Maria 0.382 7,924
58 Judy 0.381 7,918
59 Sheila 0.375 7,790
60 Paula 0.373 7,743
61 Wendy 0.344 7,150
62 Joyce 0.337 7,004
63 Michele 0.337 6,988
64 Tracy 0.336 6,983
65 Beth 0.323 6,715
66 Beverly 0.323 6,702
67 Valerie 0.322 6,675
68 Amy 0.318 6,611
69 Suzanne 0.318 6,602
70 Wanda 0.311 6,457
71 Lynn 0.310 6,445
72 Jane 0.306 6,360
73 Annette 0.298 6,189
74 Jill 0.295 6,133
75 Bonnie 0.290 6,023
76 Vicki 0.287 5,963
77 Carla 0.280 5,816
78 Stephanie 0.280 5,810
79 Renee 0.278 5,777
80 Darlene 0.276 5,728
81 Martha 0.275 5,716
82 Judith 0.274 5,688
83 Gloria 0.274 5,687
84 Leslie 0.273 5,668
85 Katherine 0.271 5,633
86 Shirley 0.271 5,631
87 Betty 0.269 5,575
88 Peggy 0.268 5,567
89 Joan 0.267 5,545
90 Anne 0.266 5,517
91 Anita 0.265 5,499
92 Jean 0.259 5,367
93 Kathryn 0.252 5,223
94 Gail 0.239 4,971
95 Melissa 0.236 4,900
96 Ruth 0.236 4,891
97 Ellen 0.233 4,843
98 Regina 0.229 4,760
99 Dorothy 0.228 4,729
100 Anna 0.225 4,662