Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1960

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy 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 boy 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

Rank Name Count
1 David 85,933
2 Michael 84,176
3 James 76,825
4 John 76,083
5 Robert 72,351
6 Mark 58,731
7 William 49,343
8 Richard 43,545
9 Thomas 39,273
10 Steven 33,882
11 Timothy 30,476
12 Joseph 29,743
13 Charles 29,662
14 Jeffrey 28,827
15 Kevin 28,384
16 Kenneth 27,689
17 Daniel 25,956
18 Paul 25,633
19 Donald 22,734
20 Brian 21,995
21 Ronald 21,700
22 Gary 21,684
23 Scott 21,592
24 Gregory 20,308
25 Anthony 19,505
26 Edward 16,583
27 Stephen 16,253
28 Larry 15,990
29 Christopher 15,355
30 Douglas 15,146
31 Dennis 14,307
32 Randy 14,212
33 George 14,057
34 Terry 13,916
35 Keith 12,181
36 Mike 12,045
37 Jerry 11,837
38 Ricky 10,994
39 Bruce 10,955
40 Frank 10,751
41 Peter 10,720
42 Craig 10,719
43 Steve 10,651
44 Eric 10,530
45 Patrick 10,360
46 Raymond 9,724
47 Roger 9,037
48 Danny 8,608
49 Jeff 8,512
50 Alan 8,353
51 Andrew 8,206
52 Tony 7,996
53 Carl 7,807
54 Dale 7,684
55 Jeffery 7,657
56 Russell 7,478
57 Joe 7,311
58 Wayne 7,190
59 Randall 7,163
60 Tim 6,933
61 Matthew 6,928
62 Gerald 6,561
63 Chris 6,500
64 Lawrence 6,383
65 Johnny 6,179
66 Phillip 6,038
67 Billy 6,016
68 Rodney 5,860
69 Jimmy 5,815
70 Walter 5,767
71 Todd 5,747
72 Barry 5,736
73 Bobby 5,651
74 Glenn 5,563
75 Jim 5,552
76 Philip 5,514
77 Martin 5,496
78 Jay 5,385
79 Curtis 5,365
80 Roy 5,246
81 Willie 5,245
82 Arthur 5,193
83 Greg 5,089
84 Henry 4,964
85 Jack 4,913
86 Tom 4,902
87 Ronnie 4,875
88 Bryan 4,780
89 Ralph 4,775
90 Bradley 4,742
91 Samuel 4,707
92 Harold 4,679
93 Albert 4,597
94 Dean 4,518
95 Bill 4,498
96 Darryl 4,437
97 Jon 4,404
98 Allen 4,375
99 Vincent 4,375
100 Rick 4,224
101 Stanley 4,217
102 Eddie 4,196
103 Victor 4,190
104 Darrell 4,147
105 Louis 4,128
106 Micheal 4,128
107 Jose 3,909
108 Howard 3,824
109 Eugene 3,758
110 Joel 3,710
111 Dan 3,699
112 Tommy 3,686
113 Leonard 3,634
114 Frederick 3,476
115 Don 3,455
116 Lee 3,432
117 Fred 3,396
118 Jonathan 3,346
119 Marvin 3,278
120 Ernest 3,190
121 Ray 3,074
122 Dave 3,047
123 Dwayne 3,039
124 Harry 3,022
125 Melvin 3,005
126 Mitchell 2,970
127 Duane 2,953
128 Kelly 2,935
129 Calvin 2,909
130 Kurt 2,881
131 Bob 2,719
132 Norman 2,693
133 Jerome 2,673
134 Brad 2,650
135 Karl 2,591
136 Marc 2,588
137 Tracy 2,585
138 Rickey 2,576
139 Earl 2,565
140 Edwin 2,475
141 Clifford 2,464
142 Kirk 2,449
143 Reginald 2,443
144 Glen 2,441
145 Francis 2,420
146 Perry 2,414
147 Alfred 2,403
148 Kent 2,398
149 Theodore 2,383
150 Jesse 2,377
151 Brett 2,320
152 Bernard 2,303
153 Nicholas 2,299
154 Brent 2,258
155 Benjamin 2,247
156 Darren 2,210
157 Clarence 2,199
158 Kerry 2,174
159 Gordon 2,151
160 Juan 2,076
161 Stuart 2,073
162 Troy 2,059
163 Shawn 2,047
164 Wesley 2,019
165 Warren 2,015
166 Alvin 1,996
167 Carlos 1,995
168 Guy 1,946
169 Kenny 1,940
170 Ron 1,890
171 Lance 1,876
172 Leroy 1,867
173 Vernon 1,829
174 Gene 1,789
175 Gilbert 1,786
176 Herbert 1,783
177 Ken 1,777
178 Aaron 1,772
179 Gregg 1,735
180 Lloyd 1,730
181 Dwight 1,719
182 Doug 1,711
183 Lonnie 1,705
184 Ted 1,696
185 Leslie 1,675
186 Manuel 1,674
187 Dana 1,670
188 Daryl 1,652
189 Leon 1,646
190 Nathan 1,628
191 Tyrone 1,600
192 Timmy 1,570
193 Donnie 1,569
194 Marty 1,537
195 Franklin 1,534
196 Antonio 1,497
197 Allan 1,474
198 Floyd 1,467
199 Neil 1,447
200 Robin 1,431
201 Andy 1,429
202 Sean 1,423
203 Andre 1,401
204 Lewis 1,395
205 Gerard 1,393
206 Clyde 1,372
207 Jackie 1,367
208 Ruben 1,358
209 Luis 1,334
210 Marcus 1,324
211 Maurice 1,324
212 Mario 1,323
213 Ricardo 1,315
214 Lester 1,313
215 Rex 1,313
216 Jimmie 1,306
217 Kelvin 1,301
218 Chuck 1,276
219 Randal 1,274
220 Kyle 1,264
221 Clayton 1,250
222 Charlie 1,243
223 Wade 1,242
224 Bret 1,241
225 Garry 1,236
226 Alex 1,228
227 Freddie 1,215
228 Sam 1,210
229 Joey 1,207
230 Leo 1,204
231 Arnold 1,202
232 Alexander 1,200
233 Byron 1,192
234 Neal 1,191
235 Milton 1,183
236 Derrick 1,178
237 Kim 1,155
238 Wendell 1,144
239 Nathaniel 1,143
240 Roland 1,140
241 Johnnie 1,130
242 Nick 1,099
243 Clinton 1,095
244 Randolph 1,078
245 Oscar 1,068
246 Herman 1,050
247 Derek 1,046
248 Ross 1,043
249 Adam 1,020
250 Nelson 1,016

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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