Most Popular Baby Names in 1968

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby names were for the year 1968. 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 1968, 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 81,995 Lisa 49,534
2 David 63,706 Michelle 33,223
3 John 60,921 Kimberly 31,908
4 James 60,684 Jennifer 26,852
5 Robert 58,203 Melissa 21,727
6 William 36,949 Mary 21,723
7 Mark 35,420 Angela 20,668
8 Richard 32,983 Tammy 20,057
9 Christopher 31,465 Karen 19,559
10 Brian 29,933 Susan 19,501
11 Jeffrey 28,364 Laura 18,742
12 Thomas 27,439 Kelly 17,139
13 Timothy 26,511 Amy 17,091
14 Scott 26,031 Christine 16,519
15 Steven 25,495 Patricia 15,804
16 Joseph 25,403 Julie 15,751
17 Kevin 23,870 Elizabeth 14,886
18 Daniel 22,015 Tina 14,772
19 Paul 21,873 Cynthia 14,056
20 Charles 21,577 Pamela 14,029
21 Anthony 20,235 Dawn 13,442
22 Eric 18,509 Lori 13,126
23 Kenneth 18,088 Stephanie 12,955
24 Matthew 15,837 Donna 12,750
25 Ronald 15,421 Tracy 12,746
26 Gregory 15,402 Sandra 12,680
27 Stephen 14,762 Deborah 12,286
28 Todd 14,659 Linda 11,370
29 Donald 13,368 Michele 11,216
30 Patrick 13,065 Teresa 10,914
31 Edward 12,285 Wendy 10,709
32 Gary 11,981 Sharon 10,338
33 Douglas 11,412 Rebecca 10,228
34 Andrew 10,566 Brenda 9,943
35 Keith 9,866 Denise 9,878
36 George 9,385 Barbara 9,740
37 Sean 9,175 Cheryl 9,141
38 Larry 8,233 Debra 9,094
39 Peter 8,126 Nancy 8,962
40 Troy 7,980 Kathleen 8,727
41 Craig 7,868 Maria 8,382
42 Rodney 7,509 Rhonda 8,267
43 Shawn 7,478 Robin 8,183
44 Jerry 7,448 Christina 8,012
45 Dennis 7,403 Paula 7,637
46 Jeffery 7,225 Jill 7,520
47 Jason 7,155 Theresa 7,305
48 Terry 7,091 Andrea 7,089
49 Frank 6,897 Carol 7,077
50 Raymond 6,885 Jacqueline 6,745
51 Bryan 6,253 Diane 6,586
52 Tony 5,878 Sherry 6,431
53 Jonathan 5,813 Shannon 6,400
54 Randy 5,711 Ann 6,177
55 Roger 5,184 Stacey 6,147
56 Russell 5,099 Catherine 6,129
57 Bradley 4,807 Kim 6,089
58 Jose 4,793 Gina 6,041
59 Carl 4,645 Sheila 5,732
60 Darren 4,641 Tonya 5,663
61 Bruce 4,488 Carolyn 5,539
62 Gerald 4,475 Heather 5,501
63 Wayne 4,259 Margaret 5,439
64 Chris 4,252 Stacy 5,387
65 Jon 4,210 Renee 5,355
66 Samuel 4,121 Leslie 5,283
67 Lawrence 4,100 Cindy 5,236
68 Martin 4,076 Monica 5,219
69 Johnny 4,054 Suzanne 5,040
70 Ricky 4,037 Dana 5,012
71 Phillip 3,985 Diana 4,993
72 Danny 3,983 Tracey 4,930
73 Vincent 3,981 Janet 4,837
74 Alan 3,977 Beth 4,766
75 Curtis 3,853 Katherine 4,719
76 Billy 3,811 Kathy 4,677
77 Jimmy 3,809 Valerie 4,552
78 Dean 3,803 Sarah 4,487
79 Randall 3,751 Laurie 4,340
80 Joel 3,684 Tamara 4,309
81 Bobby 3,630 Regina 4,295
82 Philip 3,620 Victoria 4,285
83 Walter 3,588 Terri 4,267
84 Marc 3,539 Kristin 4,134
85 Joe 3,528 Lynn 4,102
86 Darrell 3,447 Carrie 3,978
87 Jay 3,431 Connie 3,953
88 Aaron 3,426 Anne 3,914
89 Steve 3,412 Heidi 3,908
90 Jeff 3,279 Carla 3,814
91 Dale 3,259 Melinda 3,814
92 Glenn 3,245 Rachel 3,726
93 Mike 3,217 Yolanda 3,698
94 Roy 3,178 Melanie 3,643
95 Henry 3,131 Sherri 3,641
96 Willie 3,109 April 3,623
97 Kelly 3,059 Jodi 3,596
98 Arthur 3,041 Shelly 3,594
99 Benjamin 3,021 Anna 3,566
100 Allen 2,966 Kathryn 3,560
101 Victor 2,944 Colleen 3,484
102 Brent 2,920 Annette 3,470
103 Chad 2,920 Holly 3,420
104 Albert 2,918 Deanna 3,414
105 Brett 2,899 Kristine 3,410
106 Lee 2,872 Tanya 3,401
107 Barry 2,856 Kristen 3,243
108 Harold 2,836 Nicole 3,085
109 Louis 2,711 Anita 3,046
110 Jack 2,694 Janice 3,046
111 Tracy 2,655 Debbie 3,019
112 Juan 2,624 Veronica 3,013
113 Frederick 2,611 Julia 2,994
114 Micheal 2,603 Vicki 2,978
115 Ronnie 2,598 Wanda 2,965
116 Derrick 2,592 Bonnie 2,955
117 Nicholas 2,559 Sonya 2,817
118 Reginald 2,553 Crystal 2,752
119 Adam 2,542 Sheri 2,718
120 Shane 2,514 Jamie 2,688
121 Carlos 2,498 Darlene 2,658
122 Derek 2,461 Beverly 2,591
123 Kurt 2,453 Martha 2,578
124 Tommy 2,368 Penny 2,576
125 Erik 2,367 Yvonne 2,573
126 Eugene 2,367 Alicia 2,569
127 Ralph 2,325 Traci 2,556
128 Leonard 2,258 Joyce 2,496
129 Marvin 2,256 Shelley 2,483
130 Ernest 2,244 Sara 2,457
131 Ryan 2,169 Virginia 2,457
132 Eddie 2,166 Amanda 2,430
133 Howard 2,155 Danielle 2,407
134 Antonio 2,150 Cathy 2,399
135 Jesse 2,149 Marie 2,376
136 Stanley 2,146 Samantha 2,336
137 Dwayne 2,081 Kelli 2,321
138 Darrin 2,077 Kristi 2,312
139 Tim 2,072 Cassandra 2,303
140 Darryl 2,067 Judith 2,292
141 Travis 2,062 Judy 2,270
142 Greg 2,047 Carmen 2,268
143 Kirk 2,011 Gloria 2,256
144 Lance 1,995 Yvette 2,211
145 Andre 1,968 Jane 2,194
146 Duane 1,963 Toni 2,193
147 Darin 1,955 Tara 2,185
148 Kyle 1,944 Maureen 2,174
149 Theodore 1,889 Ruth 2,148
150 Melvin 1,798 Shirley 2,144
151 Christian 1,782 Christy 2,140
152 Luis 1,781 Kristina 2,135
153 Harry 1,776 Betty 2,132
154 Alexander 1,774 Joanne 2,130
155 Norman 1,766 Peggy 2,113
156 Calvin 1,758 Ellen 2,101
157 Stacy 1,739 Dorothy 2,085
158 Brad 1,711 Jean 2,079
159 Shannon 1,706 Rita 2,076
160 Edwin 1,687 Tammie 2,063
161 Jerome 1,686 Becky 2,055
162 Glen 1,668 Vickie 2,006
163 Nathan 1,657 Charlotte 2,002
164 Earl 1,653 Sylvia 1,963
165 Wesley 1,644 Rose 1,952
166 Mitchell 1,623 Charlene 1,947
167 Clifford 1,608 Felicia 1,934
168 Karl 1,601 Kelley 1,916
169 Manuel 1,596 Jody 1,912
170 Ray 1,593 Joy 1,904
171 Corey 1,578 Natalie 1,887
172 Fred 1,571 Sheryl 1,884
173 Warren 1,548 Helen 1,882
174 Marcus 1,540 Erin 1,863
175 Francis 1,516 Kimberley 1,857
176 Daryl 1,512 Belinda 1,850
177 Jim 1,502 Jessica 1,841
178 Alfred 1,493 Tiffany 1,831
179 Maurice 1,475 Kellie 1,805
180 Tyrone 1,450 Gail 1,802
181 Lonnie 1,445 Vanessa 1,797
182 Rick 1,430 Joan 1,783
183 Don 1,404 Jeanette 1,752
184 Clarence 1,381 Shawn 1,751
185 Tom 1,362 Frances 1,742
186 Mario 1,354 Kerry 1,735
187 Ricardo 1,349 Alice 1,732
188 Damon 1,330 Monique 1,711
189 Bernard 1,308 Elaine 1,705
190 Jody 1,298 Joann 1,675
191 Dan 1,271 Tami 1,659
192 Jesus 1,228 Evelyn 1,645
193 Jamie 1,224 Sabrina 1,639
194 Kent 1,219 Loretta 1,626
195 Roberto 1,212 Leah 1,616
196 Leon 1,198 Jackie 1,584
197 Leroy 1,197 Eileen 1,579
198 Franklin 1,183 Marilyn 1,577
199 Gilbert 1,168 Sonia 1,567
200 Alex 1,166 Ronda 1,557
201 Bill 1,162 Norma 1,550
202 Guy 1,145 Allison 1,536
203 Vernon 1,144 Lora 1,514
204 Ruben 1,140 Kari 1,512
205 Terrence 1,132 Karla 1,504
206 Byron 1,128 Roberta 1,491
207 Wade 1,126 Katrina 1,462
208 Clinton 1,125 Bridget 1,455
209 Alvin 1,112 Tracie 1,450
210 Joey 1,111 Leigh 1,427
211 Justin 1,109 Jeanne 1,425
212 Miguel 1,107 Audrey 1,424
213 Gordon 1,093 Shari 1,420
214 Kerry 1,085 Robyn 1,415
215 Stacey 1,073 Caroline 1,412
216 Gene 1,071 Sally 1,403
217 Herbert 1,056 Terry 1,399
218 Neil 1,053 Sandy 1,398
219 Ted 1,048 Juanita 1,359
220 Hector 1,037 Shelia 1,358
221 Terrance 1,022 Rosa 1,345
222 Dana 1,021 Sonja 1,338
223 Leslie 1,012 Trina 1,334
224 Marty 1,005 Lorraine 1,330
225 Lloyd 1,004 Emily 1,328
226 Kelvin 998 Jo 1,324
227 Roderick 997 Lara 1,295
228 Francisco 987 Angie 1,293
229 Timmy 968 Lynette 1,287
230 Lewis 963 Melody 1,281
231 Adrian 958 Dina 1,246
232 Geoffrey 948 Teri 1,243
233 Dwight 943 Gwendolyn 1,241
234 Gregg 942 Kerri 1,238
235 Nathaniel 922 Cheri 1,232
236 Andy 907 Ginger 1,191
237 Oscar 905 Candace 1,178
238 Jorge 904 Irene 1,170
239 Stuart 892 Lee 1,160
240 Perry 891 Darla 1,153
241 Raul 886 Tonia 1,147
242 Allan 874 Marcia 1,143
243 Donnie 874 Lauren 1,140
244 Shaun 852 Marsha 1,128
245 Ross 845 Lynda 1,115
246 Bret 841 Dianne 1,111
247 Jimmie 840 Dianna 1,110
248 Angel 833 Kirsten 1,107
249 Floyd 829 Marla 1,105
250 Fredrick 823 Vicky 1,089

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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