Most Popular Baby Names in 1964

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1964. 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 1964, 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 82,642 Lisa 54,272
2 John 82,544 Mary 40,985
3 David 75,057 Susan 31,516
4 James 73,037 Karen 30,247
5 Robert 70,006 Patricia 26,086
6 Mark 45,268 Kimberly 24,129
7 William 44,235 Donna 23,808
8 Richard 40,100 Linda 23,632
9 Thomas 34,449 Cynthia 20,321
10 Jeffrey 30,730 Tammy 20,044
11 Joseph 30,564 Pamela 19,822
12 Steven 29,711 Deborah 19,304
13 Kevin 29,365 Sandra 19,252
14 Scott 28,507 Laura 18,972
15 Timothy 28,101 Lori 18,622
16 Paul 26,880 Elizabeth 17,294
17 Charles 25,902 Julie 17,286
18 Kenneth 24,863 Brenda 17,102
19 Daniel 24,347 Barbara 16,480
20 Brian 24,189 Sharon 16,449
21 Anthony 20,134 Teresa 16,418
22 Gregory 19,881 Angela 16,259
23 Christopher 19,636 Michelle 16,185
24 Ronald 18,837 Debra 15,331
25 Donald 18,058 Denise 14,731
26 Gary 17,207 Nancy 14,697
27 Edward 15,606 Robin 14,330
28 Todd 15,351 Christine 14,267
29 Stephen 14,966 Cheryl 14,076
30 Patrick 14,701 Kathleen 13,234
31 Douglas 14,608 Jennifer 12,955
32 Eric 14,557 Diane 12,866
33 George 11,790 Dawn 12,614
34 Keith 11,657 Tina 12,549
35 Terry 10,865 Kelly 12,474
36 Larry 10,675 Carol 12,127
37 Andrew 10,501 Jacqueline 11,976
38 Randy 10,298 Theresa 10,562
39 Peter 9,903 Kathy 10,373
40 Jerry 9,612 Tracy 10,165
41 Frank 9,340 Maria 10,148
42 Dennis 9,331 Kim 9,980
43 Matthew 8,984 Rhonda 9,713
44 Raymond 8,592 Amy 9,576
45 Jeffery 8,361 Paula 9,505
46 Bruce 7,895 Rebecca 9,473
47 Mike 7,769 Cindy 9,320
48 Craig 7,753 Janet 9,251
49 Roger 7,385 Margaret 9,106
50 Tony 7,202 Sherry 8,492
51 Steve 7,091 Sheila 8,473
52 Jeff 6,938 Debbie 8,384
53 Alan 6,811 Melissa 8,317
54 Ricky 6,756 Catherine 8,237
55 Carl 6,659 Wendy 8,078
56 Danny 6,473 Carolyn 8,066
57 Troy 6,306 Stephanie 7,936
58 Russell 6,241 Michele 7,906
59 Rodney 6,075 Laurie 7,838
60 Gerald 5,870 Ann 7,758
61 Wayne 5,831 Jill 7,241
62 Joe 5,818 Terri 7,140
63 Martin 5,728 Diana 7,069
64 Vincent 5,678 Connie 7,036
65 Chris 5,637 Beth 6,687
66 Randall 5,510 Valerie 6,618
67 Phillip 5,501 Suzanne 6,485
68 Lawrence 5,453 Annette 6,190
69 Barry 5,368 Janice 6,165
70 Bryan 5,278 Dana 6,087
71 Billy 5,192 Renee 6,012
72 Dale 5,160 Lynn 5,675
73 Bobby 5,083 Leslie 5,600
74 Curtis 5,066 Judy 5,534
75 Johnny 5,064 Cathy 5,501
76 Philip 4,975 Anne 5,415
77 Bradley 4,964 Andrea 5,384
78 Jimmy 4,914 Carla 5,374
79 Jon 4,908 Gina 5,230
80 Walter 4,849 Darlene 5,170
81 Glenn 4,750 Wanda 5,166
82 Tim 4,695 Katherine 5,073
83 Jonathan 4,642 Regina 5,002
84 Jay 4,573 Kathryn 4,924
85 Dean 4,511 Anita 4,906
86 Samuel 4,467 Sherri 4,872
87 Darryl 4,421 Joyce 4,860
88 Shawn 4,400 Christina 4,701
89 Willie 4,151 Bonnie 4,687
90 Arthur 4,150 Monica 4,653
91 Roy 4,148 Beverly 4,608
92 Henry 4,122 Sarah 4,584
93 Allen 4,104 Jane 4,565
94 Greg 3,972 Colleen 4,544
95 Jose 3,972 Martha 4,451
96 Darrell 3,966 Penny 4,395
97 Victor 3,945 Anna 4,291
98 Harold 3,876 Judith 4,191
99 Jack 3,809 Joan 4,148
100 Albert 3,762 Jean 4,098
101 Jim 3,647 Shelly 4,080
102 Louis 3,585 Betty 4,069
103 Ralph 3,564 Shirley 3,968
104 Ronnie 3,516 Gloria 3,963
105 Frederick 3,357 Melanie 3,941
106 Eddie 3,323 Peggy 3,846
107 Tom 3,294 Maureen 3,835
108 Tommy 3,206 Tamara 3,808
109 Kurt 3,156 Virginia 3,795
110 Joel 3,137 Marie 3,790
111 Stanley 3,132 Tracey 3,743
112 Micheal 3,085 Vicki 3,718
113 Marc 3,082 Melinda 3,701
114 Eugene 3,077 Ruth 3,638
115 Leonard 3,070 Joanne 3,574
116 Howard 3,062 Deanna 3,573
117 Lee 3,039 Julia 3,542
118 Sean 3,013 Dorothy 3,534
119 Marvin 2,976 Ellen 3,530
120 Dwayne 2,870 Holly 3,480
121 Rick 2,855 Rose 3,480
122 Adam 2,851 Rita 3,469
123 Tracy 2,839 Stacy 3,462
124 Ernest 2,815 Heidi 3,452
125 Brent 2,746 Gail 3,446
126 Bill 2,738 Stacey 3,361
127 Darren 2,645 Vickie 3,262
128 Reginald 2,618 Jackie 3,236
129 Brett 2,553 Victoria 3,159
130 Duane 2,526 Yvonne 3,133
131 Benjamin 2,505 Becky 3,105
132 Kelly 2,492 Helen 3,099
133 Fred 2,464 Veronica 3,060
134 Melvin 2,430 Carrie 2,976
135 Karl 2,402 Sheryl 2,957
136 Harry 2,400 Crystal 2,947
137 Mitchell 2,385 Sylvia 2,944
138 Aaron 2,381 Sheri 2,922
139 Dan 2,367 Terry 2,908
140 Jerome 2,317 Phyllis 2,895
141 Don 2,303 Alice 2,841
142 Brad 2,279 Elaine 2,823
143 Ray 2,277 Shelley 2,821
144 Norman 2,255 Charlene 2,805
145 Calvin 2,253 Jodi 2,801
146 Kent 2,243 Marilyn 2,791
147 Kirk 2,231 Yolanda 2,766
148 Juan 2,224 Joann 2,736
149 Earl 2,197 Sally 2,708
150 Carlos 2,193 Tonya 2,699
151 Jesse 2,188 April 2,601
152 Theodore 2,171 Frances 2,600
153 Edwin 2,168 Eileen 2,586
154 Glen 2,125 Toni 2,554
155 Jason 2,107 Yvette 2,552
156 Derrick 2,093 Jeanne 2,467
157 Lance 2,088 Norma 2,429
158 Nicholas 2,070 Charlotte 2,423
159 Francis 2,067 Alicia 2,417
160 Warren 2,035 Heather 2,384
161 Clifford 2,020 Belinda 2,383
162 Wesley 1,969 Evelyn 2,380
163 Alfred 1,962 Jeanette 2,380
164 Andre 1,895 Carmen 2,378
165 Bernard 1,878 Lorraine 2,356
166 Clarence 1,776 Sara 2,354
167 Gordon 1,773 Sandy 2,348
168 Antonio 1,756 Patty 2,347
169 Manuel 1,637 Jamie 2,314
170 Guy 1,606 Shannon 2,299
171 Lonnie 1,598 Kristine 2,288
172 Derek 1,589 Roberta 2,278
173 Leroy 1,586 Rachel 2,261
174 Vernon 1,569 Loretta 2,228
175 Luis 1,567 Joy 2,218
176 Kerry 1,563 Sue 2,174
177 Tyrone 1,554 Natalie 2,128
178 Perry 1,548 Shari 2,115
179 Dave 1,533 Caroline 2,105
180 Gene 1,531 Tammie 2,085
181 Neil 1,531 Allison 2,079
182 Daryl 1,529 Karla 2,061
183 Gilbert 1,517 Vanessa 2,056
184 Stuart 1,512 Jo 2,052
185 Ted 1,507 Darla 2,044
186 Gregg 1,506 Shelia 2,012
187 Franklin 1,501 Sonya 1,998
188 Maurice 1,500 Lynda 1,985
189 Nathan 1,499 Tanya 1,969
190 Leon 1,483 Doris 1,933
191 Kyle 1,480 Marcia 1,933
192 Ken 1,476 Melody 1,897
193 Andy 1,470 Gwendolyn 1,893
194 Lloyd 1,461 Lynne 1,893
195 Alvin 1,460 Robyn 1,882
196 Leslie 1,446 Audrey 1,869
197 Marty 1,445 Pam 1,869
198 Bob 1,434 Glenda 1,861
199 Doug 1,410 Doreen 1,832
200 Kenny 1,402 Felicia 1,832
201 Herbert 1,393 Traci 1,832
202 Wade 1,375 Dianne 1,823
203 Joey 1,365 Juanita 1,806
204 Mario 1,357 Marsha 1,783
205 Rickey 1,357 Tami 1,733
206 Dana 1,355 Kristin 1,724
207 Marcus 1,353 Ronda 1,716
208 Ruben 1,347 Teri 1,714
209 Ron 1,334 Kristi 1,669
210 Ricardo 1,317 Jody 1,663
211 Timmy 1,299 Irene 1,660
212 Alexander 1,291 Kelli 1,650
213 Byron 1,285 Patti 1,633
214 Terrence 1,270 Rosemary 1,629
215 Kelvin 1,257 Vicky 1,616
216 Dwight 1,256 Deneen 1,604
217 Lewis 1,249 Cassandra 1,587
218 Alex 1,242 Lora 1,578
219 Floyd 1,200 Constance 1,549
220 Allan 1,169 Kimberley 1,547
221 Erik 1,166 Kelley 1,536
222 Robin 1,159 Angie 1,535
223 Neal 1,128 Rosa 1,516
224 Terrance 1,119 Vivian 1,512
225 Jamie 1,112 Bridget 1,478
226 Donnie 1,108 Alison 1,452
227 Roland 1,086 Dianna 1,430
228 Jesus 1,075 Eva 1,427
229 Charlie 1,071 Erin 1,426
230 Roberto 1,058 Leah 1,421
231 Jimmie 1,052 Lois 1,409
232 Arnold 1,044 Shawn 1,403
233 Roderick 1,027 Chris 1,377
234 Leo 1,026 Lauren 1,377
235 Gerard 1,024 Christy 1,374
236 Travis 1,024 June 1,373
237 Nathaniel 1,024 Ramona 1,347
238 Ross 1,023 Kellie 1,340
239 Darin 1,022 Kristen 1,335
240 Clinton 1,019 Sherrie 1,330
241 Terence 1,015 Roxanne 1,324
242 Wendell 1,015 Lynette 1,308
243 Oscar 1,000 Kay 1,302
244 Lester 999 Marlene 1,288
245 Jackie 981 Hope 1,277
246 Milton 979 Amanda 1,276
247 Rex 958 Jacquelyn 1,273
248 Sam 956 Lee 1,272
249 Miguel 949 Jan 1,259
250 Hector 942 Tara 1,242

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.

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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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