Most Popular Baby Names in 1962

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1962. 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 1962, 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 Michael 85,041 Lisa 46,077
2 David 81,327 Mary 43,488
3 John 78,419 Susan 35,739
4 James 72,548 Karen 35,183
5 Robert 70,196 Linda 31,467
6 Mark 53,504 Patricia 26,535
7 William 44,866 Donna 25,729
8 Richard 39,415 Cynthia 24,023
9 Thomas 36,519 Deborah 22,898
10 Jeffrey 33,527 Sandra 22,414
11 Scott 30,709 Lori 22,394
12 Steven 30,683 Brenda 21,277
13 Joseph 30,084 Pamela 21,272
14 Kevin 28,345 Barbara 20,642
15 Charles 27,581 Debra 20,594
16 Timothy 27,092 Kimberly 20,362
17 Daniel 25,550 Sharon 19,634
18 Kenneth 25,235 Teresa 18,515
19 Paul 23,808 Nancy 18,026
20 Brian 23,237 Elizabeth 17,803
21 Gregory 21,959 Laura 17,491
22 Gary 20,892 Julie 17,088
23 Donald 20,420 Tammy 16,746
24 Anthony 20,107 Cheryl 16,587
25 Ronald 19,972 Robin 15,128
26 Christopher 17,522 Diane 14,821
27 Douglas 15,919 Kathy 14,759
28 Stephen 15,620 Carol 14,517
29 Edward 15,527 Kathleen 14,187
30 Todd 12,748 Denise 13,981
31 Larry 12,712 Michelle 13,358
32 George 12,545 Debbie 13,101
33 Eric 12,346 Tina 12,780
34 Terry 12,296 Cindy 12,299
35 Randy 11,847 Janet 12,253
36 Keith 11,625 Angela 11,660
37 Dennis 10,624 Kim 11,658
38 Jerry 10,578 Kelly 11,529
39 Mike 10,529 Christine 11,196
40 Patrick 10,489 Theresa 11,058
41 Bruce 10,035 Jennifer 10,979
42 Frank 9,760 Laurie 10,674
43 Peter 9,580 Margaret 10,076
44 Jeff 9,424 Jacqueline 9,829
45 Jeffery 9,276 Rhonda 9,803
46 Steve 9,162 Carolyn 9,692
47 Roger 9,072 Rebecca 9,406
48 Raymond 9,067 Sherry 9,227
49 Andrew 8,700 Maria 9,089
50 Ricky 8,694 Dawn 8,982
51 Craig 8,544 Connie 8,881
52 Tony 8,192 Sheila 8,776
53 Alan 7,714 Catherine 8,698
54 Danny 7,644 Terri 8,437
55 Glenn 7,361 Tracy 8,308
56 Matthew 7,290 Ann 8,123
57 Russell 7,041 Diana 7,843
58 Carl 6,855 Janice 7,819
59 Chris 6,786 Michele 7,431
60 Joe 6,784 Paula 7,194
61 Barry 6,582 Amy 7,184
62 Dale 6,368 Cathy 7,150
63 Wayne 6,324 Judy 7,059
64 Gerald 6,231 Wendy 6,980
65 Randall 6,231 Suzanne 6,856
66 Vincent 6,162 Beth 6,423
67 Troy 6,042 Valerie 6,334
68 Phillip 5,887 Melissa 6,307
69 Johnny 5,780 Beverly 6,262
70 Lawrence 5,621 Stephanie 6,262
71 Tim 5,592 Lynn 6,217
72 Billy 5,585 Jill 6,170
73 Curtis 5,572 Jane 6,115
74 Martin 5,539 Joyce 6,093
75 Jimmy 5,519 Annette 6,076
76 Rodney 5,440 Renee 6,013
77 Greg 5,364 Wanda 6,008
78 Bobby 5,321 Carla 5,818
79 Walter 5,280 Bonnie 5,809
80 Jay 5,155 Leslie 5,783
81 Philip 5,068 Anita 5,516
82 Bryan 4,996 Sherri 5,362
83 Darryl 4,964 Katherine 5,271
84 Jon 4,786 Anne 5,270
85 Jim 4,709 Vicki 5,207
86 Dean 4,660 Judith 5,183
87 Bradley 4,635 Martha 5,161
88 Samuel 4,547 Kathryn 5,107
89 Willie 4,544 Darlene 5,106
90 Roy 4,478 Gloria 5,103
91 Arthur 4,439 Penny 5,001
92 Henry 4,349 Regina 5,001
93 Allen 4,271 Peggy 4,899
94 Jonathan 4,260 Jean 4,881
95 Harold 4,232 Joan 4,878
96 Victor 4,207 Shirley 4,874
97 Ralph 4,177 Betty 4,765
98 Jack 4,172 Sarah 4,545
99 Tom 4,167 Andrea 4,543
100 Ronnie 4,113 Anna 4,437
101 Albert 4,075 Colleen 4,427
102 Darrell 3,878 Gina 4,426
103 Jose 3,828 Gail 4,379
104 Micheal 3,769 Ruth 4,292
105 Eddie 3,686 Virginia 4,284
106 Stanley 3,636 Melanie 4,281
107 Louis 3,595 Vickie 4,134
108 Bill 3,574 Maureen 4,127
109 Tommy 3,419 Ellen 4,111
110 Rick 3,413 Rita 4,102
111 Tracy 3,341 Dorothy 4,072
112 Eugene 3,306 Terry 4,037
113 Joel 3,303 Marie 4,019
114 Howard 3,274 Joanne 4,016
115 Lee 3,259 Monica 4,006
116 Frederick 3,257 Rose 4,003
117 Leonard 3,152 Dana 3,961
118 Marvin 3,131 Melinda 3,851
119 Dwayne 3,119 Tamara 3,822
120 Dan 3,115 Julia 3,750
121 Kurt 3,019 Victoria 3,709
122 Marc 2,945 Becky 3,703
123 Don 2,910 Tracey 3,641
124 Shawn 2,872 Christina 3,628
125 Fred 2,860 Elaine 3,614
126 Kelly 2,857 Jackie 3,613
127 Ernest 2,851 Marilyn 3,607
128 Mitchell 2,833 Helen 3,588
129 Glen 2,832 Phyllis 3,497
130 Norman 2,791 Shelly 3,480
131 Jerome 2,768 Sylvia 3,459
132 Ray 2,679 Yvonne 3,381
133 Reginald 2,648 Alice 3,253
134 Harry 2,625 Sheryl 3,244
135 Duane 2,603 Sue 3,182
136 Kent 2,584 Sally 3,173
137 Melvin 2,576 Joann 3,111
138 Brent 2,559 Deanna 3,062
139 Kirk 2,554 Eileen 3,058
140 Benjamin 2,508 Sandy 3,055
141 Brett 2,497 Carrie 3,030
142 Karl 2,455 Jeanne 3,014
143 Calvin 2,407 Frances 3,001
144 Edwin 2,403 Veronica 2,994
145 Dave 2,363 Sheri 2,988
146 Theodore 2,318 Shari 2,959
147 Earl 2,302 Lorraine 2,949
148 Francis 2,297 Holly 2,924
149 Jesse 2,275 Belinda 2,834
150 Clifford 2,181 Pam 2,810
151 Bob 2,167 Toni 2,804
152 Warren 2,165 Jamie 2,789
153 Adam 2,150 Evelyn 2,783
154 Juan 2,150 Charlotte 2,681
155 Nicholas 2,150 Norma 2,674
156 Alfred 2,136 Heidi 2,659
157 Carlos 2,118 Jeanette 2,611
158 Brad 2,078 Charlene 2,563
159 Aaron 2,015 Roberta 2,529
160 Lance 2,002 Loretta 2,512
161 Bernard 1,971 Gwendolyn 2,507
162 Wesley 1,962 Shelley 2,475
163 Clarence 1,950 Sara 2,470
164 Perry 1,932 Lynne 2,460
165 Darren 1,925 Glenda 2,458
166 Guy 1,915 Yolanda 2,456
167 Gregg 1,901 Jo 2,448
168 Kerry 1,901 Joy 2,427
169 Rickey 1,881 Marcia 2,426
170 Doug 1,846 Carmen 2,409
171 Sean 1,842 Doris 2,378
172 Dana 1,797 Patty 2,334
173 Gordon 1,782 Shelia 2,272
174 Antonio 1,780 Tonya 2,246
175 Stuart 1,734 Vanessa 2,246
176 Alvin 1,714 Stacy 2,227
177 Kyle 1,710 Tami 2,211
178 Ron 1,706 Stacey 2,182
179 Leroy 1,703 Tammie 2,173
180 Ted 1,702 Crystal 2,103
181 Ken 1,687 Teri 2,075
182 Vernon 1,670 Marsha 2,073
183 Leslie 1,652 Dianne 2,062
184 Gilbert 1,627 Vicky 2,035
185 Marty 1,617 Melody 2,025
186 Tyrone 1,616 Caroline 1,989
187 Andre 1,600 Alicia 1,978
188 Derek 1,600 Audrey 1,973
189 Kenny 1,594 Patti 1,969
190 Derrick 1,581 Darla 1,966
191 Herbert 1,578 Natalie 1,948
192 Daryl 1,576 Karla 1,946
193 Manuel 1,564 Juanita 1,942
194 Lonnie 1,563 Rachel 1,939
195 Leon 1,540 Rosemary 1,937
196 Lloyd 1,537 Yvette 1,924
197 Nathan 1,532 Kay 1,878
198 Robin 1,532 Jodi 1,852
199 Franklin 1,529 April 1,815
200 Joey 1,527 Tanya 1,809
201 Dwight 1,515 Lois 1,783
202 Gene 1,513 Jody 1,780
203 Maurice 1,482 Jan 1,778
204 Luis 1,454 Lynda 1,768
205 Timmy 1,437 Irene 1,758
206 Andy 1,418 Doreen 1,744
207 Ruben 1,381 Vivian 1,744
208 Marcus 1,371 Sonya 1,741
209 Floyd 1,340 Robyn 1,658
210 Kelvin 1,329 Constance 1,649
211 Mario 1,314 Felicia 1,609
212 Donnie 1,303 Rosa 1,609
213 Jason 1,299 Ronda 1,596
214 Neil 1,289 Marlene 1,555
215 Allan 1,280 Cassandra 1,535
216 Lewis 1,279 Sherrie 1,534
217 Alex 1,268 Chris 1,521
218 Byron 1,264 Ramona 1,521
219 Ricardo 1,255 Roxanne 1,515
220 Charlie 1,224 Eva 1,502
221 Alexander 1,220 Marianne 1,497
222 Wade 1,205 June 1,454
223 Jackie 1,161 Dianna 1,442
224 Arnold 1,153 Kimberley 1,440
225 Clyde 1,141 Alison 1,421
226 Ross 1,136 Lydia 1,412
227 Rex 1,132 Bridget 1,408
228 Chuck 1,120 Louise 1,399
229 Gerard 1,117 Cheri 1,397
230 Lester 1,114 Jenny 1,395
231 Milton 1,111 Shannon 1,394
232 Leo 1,102 Carole 1,382
233 Wendell 1,091 Lee 1,379
234 Nathaniel 1,083 Marjorie 1,374
235 Jimmie 1,071 Margie 1,345
236 Sam 1,070 Lora 1,344
237 Roland 1,069 Arlene 1,340
238 Ben 1,045 Kristine 1,328
239 Jesus 1,043 Grace 1,328
240 Freddie 1,039 Kelli 1,318
241 Neal 1,032 Allison 1,313
242 Johnnie 1,022 Jana 1,311
243 Roberto 1,019 Kelley 1,311
244 Randal 1,017 Lillian 1,307
245 Oscar 1,009 Annie 1,297
246 Herman 999 Janine 1,289
247 Garry 990 Heather 1,283
248 Terrence 988 Nina 1,279
249 Randolph 983 Dolores 1,272
250 Clayton 969 Gayle 1,266

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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