Most Popular Baby Names in 1960

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1960. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 250 most popular baby names in 1960, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

Top 1000 most popular boy names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Top 1000 most popular girl names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 David 85,933 Mary 51,477
2 Michael 84,176 Susan 39,204
3 James 76,825 Linda 37,311
4 John 76,083 Karen 36,379
5 Robert 72,351 Donna 34,133
6 Mark 58,731 Lisa 33,704
7 William 49,343 Patricia 32,105
8 Richard 43,545 Debra 26,737
9 Thomas 39,273 Cynthia 26,721
10 Steven 33,882 Deborah 25,262
11 Timothy 30,476 Sandra 24,568
12 Joseph 29,743 Barbara 24,444
13 Charles 29,662 Brenda 23,966
14 Jeffrey 28,827 Pamela 22,095
15 Kevin 28,384 Nancy 21,899
16 Kenneth 27,689 Sharon 20,420
17 Daniel 25,956 Cheryl 19,120
18 Paul 25,633 Elizabeth 18,857
19 Donald 22,734 Teresa 18,835
20 Brian 21,995 Lori 18,683
21 Ronald 21,700 Kathy 18,479
22 Gary 21,684 Diane 17,905
23 Scott 21,592 Carol 17,462
24 Gregory 20,308 Laura 17,061
25 Anthony 19,505 Debbie 17,057
26 Edward 16,583 Kimberly 16,852
27 Stephen 16,253 Kathleen 16,086
28 Larry 15,990 Julie 16,078
29 Christopher 15,355 Denise 15,064
30 Douglas 15,146 Cindy 14,949
31 Dennis 14,307 Tammy 14,315
32 Randy 14,212 Janet 14,251
33 George 14,057 Robin 13,974
34 Terry 13,916 Kim 12,472
35 Keith 12,181 Theresa 11,846
36 Mike 12,045 Margaret 11,364
37 Jerry 11,837 Laurie 10,145
38 Ricky 10,994 Rebecca 9,969
39 Bruce 10,955 Michelle 9,893
40 Frank 10,751 Christine 9,878
41 Peter 10,720 Janice 9,623
42 Craig 10,719 Catherine 9,537
43 Steve 10,651 Carolyn 9,404
44 Eric 10,530 Rhonda 9,257
45 Patrick 10,360 Cathy 9,135
46 Raymond 9,724 Tina 9,127
47 Roger 9,037 Connie 8,877
48 Danny 8,608 Judy 8,862
49 Jeff 8,512 Terri 8,741
50 Alan 8,353 Angela 8,682
51 Andrew 8,206 Kelly 8,679
52 Tony 7,996 Ann 8,675
53 Carl 7,807 Diana 8,327
54 Dale 7,684 Sherry 8,312
55 Jeffery 7,657 Paula 8,068
56 Russell 7,478 Sheila 7,908
57 Joe 7,311 Dawn 7,814
58 Wayne 7,190 Joyce 7,754
59 Randall 7,163 Maria 7,534
60 Tim 6,933 Beverly 7,389
61 Matthew 6,928 Jennifer 7,243
62 Gerald 6,561 Annette 7,133
63 Chris 6,500 Wendy 6,870
64 Lawrence 6,383 Lynn 6,850
65 Johnny 6,179 Valerie 6,716
66 Phillip 6,038 Wanda 6,677
67 Billy 6,016 Jane 6,585
68 Rodney 5,860 Betty 6,502
69 Jimmy 5,815 Peggy 6,431
70 Walter 5,767 Shirley 6,410
71 Todd 5,747 Bonnie 6,392
72 Barry 5,736 Beth 6,260
73 Bobby 5,651 Vicki 6,161
74 Glenn 5,563 Judith 6,151
75 Jim 5,552 Darlene 6,100
76 Philip 5,514 Jill 6,019
77 Martin 5,496 Amy 5,974
78 Jay 5,385 Suzanne 5,966
79 Curtis 5,365 Gloria 5,955
80 Roy 5,246 Joan 5,879
81 Willie 5,245 Katherine 5,878
82 Arthur 5,193 Kathryn 5,868
83 Greg 5,089 Martha 5,834
84 Henry 4,964 Tracy 5,767
85 Jack 4,913 Jacqueline 5,650
86 Tom 4,902 Jean 5,638
87 Ronnie 4,875 Anita 5,635
88 Bryan 4,780 Anne 5,632
89 Ralph 4,775 Michele 5,610
90 Bradley 4,742 Gail 5,420
91 Samuel 4,707 Stephanie 5,268
92 Harold 4,679 Leslie 5,239
93 Albert 4,597 Renee 5,206
94 Dean 4,518 Ellen 5,134
95 Bill 4,498 Dorothy 5,076
96 Darryl 4,437 Rita 5,028
97 Jon 4,404 Ruth 4,945
98 Allen 4,375 Rose 4,887
99 Vincent 4,375 Joanne 4,874
100 Rick 4,224 Vickie 4,860
101 Stanley 4,217 Terry 4,841
102 Eddie 4,196 Virginia 4,789
103 Victor 4,190 Marie 4,722
104 Darrell 4,147 Anna 4,656
105 Louis 4,128 Regina 4,584
106 Micheal 4,128 Maureen 4,521
107 Jose 3,909 Colleen 4,449
108 Howard 3,824 Phyllis 4,434
109 Eugene 3,758 Melissa 4,415
110 Joel 3,710 Carla 4,374
111 Dan 3,699 Becky 4,324
112 Tommy 3,686 Elaine 4,316
113 Leonard 3,634 Penny 4,305
114 Frederick 3,476 Victoria 4,296
115 Don 3,455 Andrea 4,217
116 Lee 3,432 Sarah 4,204
117 Fred 3,396 Marilyn 4,070
118 Jonathan 3,346 Helen 4,068
119 Marvin 3,278 Alice 4,049
120 Ernest 3,190 Sue 4,010
121 Ray 3,074 Sylvia 3,827
122 Dave 3,047 Julia 3,787
123 Dwayne 3,039 Sally 3,754
124 Harry 3,022 Tamara 3,663
125 Melvin 3,005 Melanie 3,662
126 Mitchell 2,970 Sandy 3,646
127 Duane 2,953 Frances 3,591
128 Kelly 2,935 Gina 3,567
129 Calvin 2,909 Jeanne 3,508
130 Kurt 2,881 Eileen 3,495
131 Bob 2,719 Joann 3,411
132 Norman 2,693 Pam 3,407
133 Jerome 2,673 Yvonne 3,404
134 Brad 2,650 Jo 3,372
135 Karl 2,591 Lorraine 3,336
136 Marc 2,588 Sherri 3,310
137 Tracy 2,585 Evelyn 3,220
138 Rickey 2,576 Loretta 3,189
139 Earl 2,565 Carrie 3,150
140 Edwin 2,475 Dana 3,088
141 Clifford 2,464 Monica 3,088
142 Kirk 2,449 Sheryl 3,056
143 Reginald 2,443 Melinda 3,047
144 Glen 2,441 Jackie 2,985
145 Francis 2,420 Patty 2,936
146 Perry 2,414 Toni 2,899
147 Alfred 2,403 Doris 2,898
148 Kent 2,398 Charlene 2,896
149 Theodore 2,383 Roberta 2,843
150 Jesse 2,377 Belinda 2,816
151 Brett 2,320 Charlotte 2,779
152 Bernard 2,303 Joy 2,775
153 Nicholas 2,299 Melody 2,757
154 Brent 2,258 Vanessa 2,714
155 Benjamin 2,247 Christina 2,710
156 Darren 2,210 Glenda 2,691
157 Clarence 2,199 Marcia 2,690
158 Kerry 2,174 Shelly 2,689
159 Gordon 2,151 Jeanette 2,649
160 Juan 2,076 Dianne 2,621
161 Stuart 2,073 Holly 2,578
162 Troy 2,059 Norma 2,560
163 Shawn 2,047 Gwendolyn 2,551
164 Wesley 2,019 Lynne 2,458
165 Warren 2,015 Patti 2,458
166 Alvin 1,996 Jan 2,448
167 Carlos 1,995 Carmen 2,439
168 Guy 1,946 Veronica 2,428
169 Kenny 1,940 Vicky 2,372
170 Ron 1,890 Heidi 2,344
171 Lance 1,876 Teri 2,331
172 Leroy 1,867 Yolanda 2,331
173 Vernon 1,829 Deanna 2,294
174 Gene 1,789 Audrey 2,278
175 Gilbert 1,786 Lois 2,269
176 Herbert 1,783 Tami 2,263
177 Ken 1,777 Shelia 2,257
178 Aaron 1,772 Marsha 2,239
179 Gregg 1,735 Sheri 2,210
180 Lloyd 1,730 Jamie 2,203
181 Dwight 1,719 Rosemary 2,190
182 Doug 1,711 Shelley 2,139
183 Lonnie 1,705 Lynda 2,125
184 Ted 1,696 Juanita 2,097
185 Leslie 1,675 Tammie 2,071
186 Manuel 1,674 Sara 2,040
187 Dana 1,670 Irene 2,032
188 Daryl 1,652 Vivian 2,023
189 Leon 1,646 Crystal 2,002
190 Nathan 1,628 Tracey 1,961
191 Tyrone 1,600 April 1,934
192 Timmy 1,570 Kay 1,927
193 Donnie 1,569 Roxanne 1,920
194 Marty 1,537 Doreen 1,911
195 Franklin 1,534 Shari 1,888
196 Antonio 1,497 Jody 1,841
197 Allan 1,474 Rosa 1,830
198 Floyd 1,467 Rachel 1,792
199 Neil 1,447 Louise 1,785
200 Robin 1,431 Marianne 1,780
201 Andy 1,429 Constance 1,732
202 Sean 1,423 Darla 1,724
203 Andre 1,401 Carole 1,689
204 Lewis 1,395 Eva 1,687
205 Gerard 1,393 Lydia 1,669
206 Clyde 1,372 Karla 1,654
207 Jackie 1,367 Dianna 1,653
208 Ruben 1,358 June 1,645
209 Luis 1,334 Marlene 1,645
210 Marcus 1,324 Alicia 1,641
211 Maurice 1,324 Arlene 1,624
212 Mario 1,323 Grace 1,568
213 Ricardo 1,315 Jodi 1,562
214 Lester 1,313 Debora 1,554
215 Rex 1,313 Ramona 1,553
216 Jimmie 1,306 Natalie 1,549
217 Kelvin 1,301 Tanya 1,541
218 Chuck 1,276 Lee 1,533
219 Randal 1,274 Chris 1,509
220 Kyle 1,264 Gayle 1,492
221 Clayton 1,250 Annie 1,478
222 Charlie 1,243 Stacy 1,450
223 Wade 1,242 Lillian 1,432
224 Bret 1,241 Geraldine 1,429
225 Garry 1,236 Bernadette 1,425
226 Alex 1,228 Yvette 1,425
227 Freddie 1,215 Cheri 1,408
228 Sam 1,210 Felicia 1,399
229 Joey 1,207 Ruby 1,389
230 Leo 1,204 Joni 1,386
231 Arnold 1,202 Janine 1,381
232 Alexander 1,200 Dolores 1,367
233 Byron 1,192 Esther 1,363
234 Neal 1,191 Ronda 1,362
235 Milton 1,183 Jenny 1,351
236 Derrick 1,178 Delores 1,347
237 Kim 1,155 Nora 1,346
238 Wendell 1,144 Marjorie 1,345
239 Nathaniel 1,143 Lauren 1,335
240 Roland 1,140 Maryann 1,332
241 Johnnie 1,130 Sherrie 1,332
242 Nick 1,099 Tonya 1,328
243 Clinton 1,095 Edith 1,283
244 Randolph 1,078 Cassandra 1,279
245 Oscar 1,068 Sonya 1,275
246 Herman 1,050 Alison 1,267
247 Derek 1,046 Betsy 1,252
248 Ross 1,043 Nina 1,236
249 Adam 1,020 Stacey 1,228
250 Nelson 1,016 Robyn 1,227

Historical Data for Baby Names

If you're interested to see how the trends and popularity of baby names have changed, you can use the links below to view the historical data by decade.

Most popular first names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular boy names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular girl names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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