Most Popular Baby Names in 1963

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1963. 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 1963, 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 83,778 Lisa 56,042
2 John 78,631 Mary 41,552
3 David 78,467 Susan 33,998
4 James 71,322 Karen 32,486
5 Robert 70,013 Linda 27,720
6 Mark 49,351 Donna 25,399
7 William 44,467 Patricia 25,378
8 Richard 40,778 Lori 23,902
9 Thomas 35,506 Sandra 21,622
10 Jeffrey 31,716 Cynthia 21,592
11 Kevin 30,619 Kimberly 21,228
12 Scott 30,412 Tammy 21,195
13 Joseph 30,092 Deborah 21,055
14 Steven 29,337 Pamela 20,586
15 Timothy 27,191 Brenda 19,606
16 Charles 26,786 Laura 18,509
17 Paul 26,679 Barbara 18,290
18 Kenneth 25,235 Teresa 17,965
19 Daniel 24,821 Sharon 17,800
20 Brian 24,120 Elizabeth 17,593
21 Gregory 21,433 Debra 17,336
22 Anthony 20,240 Julie 16,302
23 Ronald 19,785 Nancy 16,269
24 Gary 18,922 Cheryl 15,046
25 Donald 18,902 Robin 14,433
26 Christopher 18,353 Michelle 14,383
27 Edward 15,314 Denise 14,086
28 Douglas 15,098 Kathleen 13,542
29 Stephen 14,991 Christine 13,388
30 Todd 14,793 Angela 13,281
31 Eric 13,279 Diane 13,195
32 Terry 12,466 Kelly 12,551
33 Keith 12,240 Carol 12,492
34 George 12,083 Kathy 12,218
35 Patrick 12,070 Tina 12,159
36 Larry 11,671 Jennifer 11,758
37 Randy 10,534 Cindy 11,088
38 Jerry 10,194 Theresa 11,037
39 Dennis 9,829 Kim 10,682
40 Peter 9,620 Janet 10,668
41 Frank 9,526 Debbie 10,438
42 Andrew 9,520 Paula 10,146
43 Bruce 9,282 Maria 9,839
44 Mike 9,044 Rebecca 9,391
45 Raymond 8,788 Rhonda 9,354
46 Jeffery 8,485 Margaret 9,304
47 Ricky 8,113 Laurie 9,271
48 Jeff 8,101 Tracy 9,073
49 Steve 8,050 Sherry 9,064
50 Matthew 8,035 Sheila 8,709
51 Craig 7,901 Jacqueline 8,558
52 Tony 7,881 Dawn 8,417
53 Roger 7,748 Catherine 8,292
54 Carl 7,132 Amy 8,230
55 Danny 7,098 Connie 8,163
56 Alan 6,933 Carolyn 8,119
57 Russell 6,703 Ann 7,976
58 Joe 6,382 Terri 7,703
59 Chris 6,335 Michele 7,512
60 Gerald 6,160 Wendy 7,335
61 Vincent 6,150 Melissa 7,319
62 Martin 6,072 Diana 7,310
63 Wayne 6,034 Janice 7,070
64 Troy 5,974 Stephanie 6,821
65 Randall 5,973 Suzanne 6,819
66 Glenn 5,971 Beth 6,677
67 Barry 5,952 Cathy 6,319
68 Lawrence 5,708 Jill 6,303
69 Dale 5,695 Valerie 6,172
70 Phillip 5,654 Judy 6,135
71 Johnny 5,422 Annette 6,046
72 Curtis 5,371 Leslie 5,858
73 Bryan 5,256 Lynn 5,826
74 Billy 5,239 Renee 5,775
75 Bobby 5,212 Jane 5,765
76 Rodney 5,185 Wanda 5,589
77 Walter 5,065 Anita 5,472
78 Jimmy 5,042 Sherri 5,457
79 Darryl 5,015 Gina 5,338
80 Tim 5,014 Anne 5,328
81 Greg 4,855 Beverly 5,281
82 Bradley 4,769 Carla 5,266
83 Philip 4,756 Bonnie 5,226
84 Jon 4,753 Joyce 5,224
85 Jay 4,721 Darlene 5,155
86 Dean 4,615 Penny 5,127
87 Samuel 4,520 Katherine 5,125
88 Jonathan 4,469 Dana 5,048
89 Roy 4,434 Andrea 5,012
90 Allen 4,339 Martha 4,883
91 Arthur 4,274 Judith 4,741
92 Jim 4,236 Regina 4,710
93 Willie 4,191 Kathryn 4,703
94 Henry 4,185 Sarah 4,573
95 Darrell 4,097 Joan 4,562
96 Harold 4,096 Gloria 4,537
97 Victor 4,053 Jean 4,483
98 Jose 4,019 Colleen 4,445
99 Ralph 3,931 Shirley 4,383
100 Albert 3,887 Vicki 4,363
101 Ronnie 3,821 Melanie 4,269
102 Jack 3,814 Anna 4,249
103 Tom 3,699 Virginia 4,213
104 Louis 3,622 Betty 4,152
105 Stanley 3,540 Gail 4,105
106 Micheal 3,534 Peggy 4,104
107 Tommy 3,496 Christina 4,024
108 Shawn 3,459 Maureen 4,008
109 Eddie 3,353 Marie 4,007
110 Joel 3,236 Monica 3,998
111 Eugene 3,218 Tamara 3,981
112 Rick 3,217 Ellen 3,943
113 Bill 3,200 Ruth 3,869
114 Howard 3,161 Joanne 3,855
115 Dwayne 3,140 Rita 3,806
116 Kurt 3,130 Dorothy 3,795
117 Frederick 3,124 Shelly 3,790
118 Leonard 3,048 Tracey 3,703
119 Lee 3,015 Rose 3,697
120 Marvin 2,974 Vickie 3,633
121 Tracy 2,926 Melinda 3,576
122 Ernest 2,907 Julia 3,569
123 Marc 2,893 Terry 3,522
124 Dan 2,826 Helen 3,338
125 Brent 2,814 Marilyn 3,316
126 Kelly 2,728 Becky 3,307
127 Mitchell 2,711 Stacey 3,304
128 Jerome 2,663 Sylvia 3,280
129 Brett 2,609 Stacy 3,261
130 Duane 2,597 Phyllis 3,245
131 Ray 2,580 Victoria 3,244
132 Reginald 2,571 Holly 3,135
133 Melvin 2,547 Elaine 3,123
134 Fred 2,527 Deanna 3,122
135 Don 2,524 Sheryl 3,105
136 Karl 2,512 Sheri 3,093
137 Harry 2,495 Yvonne 3,075
138 Kirk 2,483 Alice 3,066
139 Norman 2,480 Veronica 3,015
140 Kent 2,402 Eileen 2,937
141 Calvin 2,399 Heidi 2,937
142 Theodore 2,384 Jackie 2,820
143 Glen 2,358 Carrie 2,817
144 Benjamin 2,351 Jeanne 2,804
145 Adam 2,346 Sandy 2,801
146 Brad 2,276 Frances 2,746
147 Juan 2,248 Sally 2,745
148 Edwin 2,238 Shelley 2,734
149 Jesse 2,231 Charlene 2,731
150 Sean 2,198 Belinda 2,687
151 Clifford 2,198 Joann 2,654
152 Warren 2,186 Toni 2,621
153 Francis 2,173 Charlotte 2,595
154 Earl 2,159 Lorraine 2,593
155 Nicholas 2,133 Sue 2,593
156 Carlos 2,109 Yolanda 2,581
157 Wesley 2,098 Crystal 2,579
158 Gordon 2,084 Jeanette 2,569
159 Darren 2,081 Evelyn 2,566
160 Aaron 2,079 Jamie 2,550
161 Dave 1,997 Loretta 2,507
162 Alfred 1,987 Sara 2,486
163 Clarence 1,960 Norma 2,458
164 Derrick 1,949 Shari 2,454
165 Bernard 1,945 Darla 2,390
166 Lance 1,870 Pam 2,385
167 Bob 1,844 Tonya 2,367
168 Gregg 1,747 Carmen 2,344
169 Guy 1,743 Roberta 2,323
170 Kerry 1,722 Yvette 2,284
171 Perry 1,713 Gwendolyn 2,258
172 Andre 1,703 Tammie 2,245
173 Antonio 1,701 Alicia 2,215
174 Doug 1,690 Lynne 2,201
175 Rickey 1,681 April 2,195
176 Leroy 1,644 Patty 2,193
177 Derek 1,636 Jo 2,190
178 Ken 1,634 Joy 2,181
179 Kyle 1,630 Rachel 2,179
180 Gilbert 1,629 Marcia 2,156
181 Dana 1,620 Doris 2,127
182 Manuel 1,616 Melody 2,094
183 Daryl 1,611 Heather 2,090
184 Tyrone 1,608 Tami 2,079
185 Ron 1,593 Shelia 2,062
186 Marty 1,589 Shannon 2,052
187 Stuart 1,588 Glenda 2,050
188 Ted 1,579 Vanessa 2,032
189 Lonnie 1,575 Karla 2,008
190 Vernon 1,574 Natalie 1,995
191 Gene 1,562 Marsha 1,953
192 Leslie 1,556 Teri 1,937
193 Lloyd 1,548 Vicky 1,935
194 Nathan 1,544 Sonya 1,920
195 Franklin 1,521 Juanita 1,915
196 Herbert 1,504 Jodi 1,899
197 Jason 1,503 Dianne 1,898
198 Alvin 1,501 Tanya 1,846
199 Maurice 1,490 Audrey 1,798
200 Andy 1,483 Doreen 1,798
201 Leon 1,476 Irene 1,759
202 Luis 1,454 Patti 1,754
203 Kenny 1,453 Vivian 1,748
204 Dwight 1,449 Kristine 1,747
205 Neil 1,445 Rosemary 1,731
206 Wade 1,406 Jody 1,725
207 Joey 1,383 Robyn 1,696
208 Timmy 1,378 Caroline 1,689
209 Robin 1,358 Felicia 1,663
210 Kelvin 1,331 Ronda 1,650
211 Ricardo 1,328 Cassandra 1,649
212 Marcus 1,323 Kay 1,606
213 Mario 1,320 Lora 1,599
214 Alex 1,306 Lynda 1,589
215 Alexander 1,306 Constance 1,583
216 Floyd 1,296 Kristin 1,580
217 Lewis 1,282 Lois 1,580
218 Ruben 1,259 Jan 1,562
219 Byron 1,244 Marlene 1,555
220 Allan 1,222 Roxanne 1,527
221 Charlie 1,165 Rosa 1,513
222 Donnie 1,154 Dianna 1,511
223 Arnold 1,141 Sherrie 1,493
224 Ross 1,127 Kelley 1,482
225 Jimmie 1,120 Lee 1,480
226 Lester 1,102 Marianne 1,468
227 Neal 1,096 Eva 1,456
228 Gerard 1,075 Bridget 1,447
229 Wendell 1,074 Ramona 1,435
230 Roland 1,071 Allison 1,434
231 Jackie 1,061 Chris 1,423
232 Roberto 1,047 Kristi 1,421
233 Nathaniel 1,025 Kimberley 1,413
234 Clayton 1,023 Alison 1,388
235 Oscar 1,021 Kelli 1,384
236 Sam 1,017 Ruby 1,381
237 Johnnie 1,015 Angie 1,376
238 Leo 1,015 June 1,368
239 Terrence 1,014 Louise 1,321
240 Clyde 1,005 Jana 1,311
241 Jesus 995 Lorie 1,307
242 Milton 993 Jenny 1,302
243 Roderick 991 Traci 1,300
244 Clinton 984 Leah 1,299
245 Rex 983 Arlene 1,296
246 Nelson 982 Lydia 1,291
247 Chuck 972 Marjorie 1,282
248 Hector 960 Grace 1,274
249 Ben 945 Nina 1,273
250 Randolph 915 Lauren 1,257

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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