Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1962

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

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 85,041
2 David 81,327
3 John 78,419
4 James 72,548
5 Robert 70,196
6 Mark 53,504
7 William 44,866
8 Richard 39,415
9 Thomas 36,519
10 Jeffrey 33,527
11 Scott 30,709
12 Steven 30,683
13 Joseph 30,084
14 Kevin 28,345
15 Charles 27,581
16 Timothy 27,092
17 Daniel 25,550
18 Kenneth 25,235
19 Paul 23,808
20 Brian 23,237
21 Gregory 21,959
22 Gary 20,892
23 Donald 20,420
24 Anthony 20,107
25 Ronald 19,972
26 Christopher 17,522
27 Douglas 15,919
28 Stephen 15,620
29 Edward 15,527
30 Todd 12,748
31 Larry 12,712
32 George 12,545
33 Eric 12,346
34 Terry 12,296
35 Randy 11,847
36 Keith 11,625
37 Dennis 10,624
38 Jerry 10,578
39 Mike 10,529
40 Patrick 10,489
41 Bruce 10,035
42 Frank 9,760
43 Peter 9,580
44 Jeff 9,424
45 Jeffery 9,276
46 Steve 9,162
47 Roger 9,072
48 Raymond 9,067
49 Andrew 8,700
50 Ricky 8,694
51 Craig 8,544
52 Tony 8,192
53 Alan 7,714
54 Danny 7,644
55 Glenn 7,361
56 Matthew 7,290
57 Russell 7,041
58 Carl 6,855
59 Chris 6,786
60 Joe 6,784
61 Barry 6,582
62 Dale 6,368
63 Wayne 6,324
64 Gerald 6,231
65 Randall 6,231
66 Vincent 6,162
67 Troy 6,042
68 Phillip 5,887
69 Johnny 5,780
70 Lawrence 5,621
71 Tim 5,592
72 Billy 5,585
73 Curtis 5,572
74 Martin 5,539
75 Jimmy 5,519
76 Rodney 5,440
77 Greg 5,364
78 Bobby 5,321
79 Walter 5,280
80 Jay 5,155
81 Philip 5,068
82 Bryan 4,996
83 Darryl 4,964
84 Jon 4,786
85 Jim 4,709
86 Dean 4,660
87 Bradley 4,635
88 Samuel 4,547
89 Willie 4,544
90 Roy 4,478
91 Arthur 4,439
92 Henry 4,349
93 Allen 4,271
94 Jonathan 4,260
95 Harold 4,232
96 Victor 4,207
97 Ralph 4,177
98 Jack 4,172
99 Tom 4,167
100 Ronnie 4,113
101 Albert 4,075
102 Darrell 3,878
103 Jose 3,828
104 Micheal 3,769
105 Eddie 3,686
106 Stanley 3,636
107 Louis 3,595
108 Bill 3,574
109 Tommy 3,419
110 Rick 3,413
111 Tracy 3,341
112 Eugene 3,306
113 Joel 3,303
114 Howard 3,274
115 Lee 3,259
116 Frederick 3,257
117 Leonard 3,152
118 Marvin 3,131
119 Dwayne 3,119
120 Dan 3,115
121 Kurt 3,019
122 Marc 2,945
123 Don 2,910
124 Shawn 2,872
125 Fred 2,860
126 Kelly 2,857
127 Ernest 2,851
128 Mitchell 2,833
129 Glen 2,832
130 Norman 2,791
131 Jerome 2,768
132 Ray 2,679
133 Reginald 2,648
134 Harry 2,625
135 Duane 2,603
136 Kent 2,584
137 Melvin 2,576
138 Brent 2,559
139 Kirk 2,554
140 Benjamin 2,508
141 Brett 2,497
142 Karl 2,455
143 Calvin 2,407
144 Edwin 2,403
145 Dave 2,363
146 Theodore 2,318
147 Earl 2,302
148 Francis 2,297
149 Jesse 2,275
150 Clifford 2,181
151 Bob 2,167
152 Warren 2,165
153 Adam 2,150
154 Juan 2,150
155 Nicholas 2,150
156 Alfred 2,136
157 Carlos 2,118
158 Brad 2,078
159 Aaron 2,015
160 Lance 2,002
161 Bernard 1,971
162 Wesley 1,962
163 Clarence 1,950
164 Perry 1,932
165 Darren 1,925
166 Guy 1,915
167 Gregg 1,901
168 Kerry 1,901
169 Rickey 1,881
170 Doug 1,846
171 Sean 1,842
172 Dana 1,797
173 Gordon 1,782
174 Antonio 1,780
175 Stuart 1,734
176 Alvin 1,714
177 Kyle 1,710
178 Ron 1,706
179 Leroy 1,703
180 Ted 1,702
181 Ken 1,687
182 Vernon 1,670
183 Leslie 1,652
184 Gilbert 1,627
185 Marty 1,617
186 Tyrone 1,616
187 Andre 1,600
188 Derek 1,600
189 Kenny 1,594
190 Derrick 1,581
191 Herbert 1,578
192 Daryl 1,576
193 Manuel 1,564
194 Lonnie 1,563
195 Leon 1,540
196 Lloyd 1,537
197 Nathan 1,532
198 Robin 1,532
199 Franklin 1,529
200 Joey 1,527
201 Dwight 1,515
202 Gene 1,513
203 Maurice 1,482
204 Luis 1,454
205 Timmy 1,437
206 Andy 1,418
207 Ruben 1,381
208 Marcus 1,371
209 Floyd 1,340
210 Kelvin 1,329
211 Mario 1,314
212 Donnie 1,303
213 Jason 1,299
214 Neil 1,289
215 Allan 1,280
216 Lewis 1,279
217 Alex 1,268
218 Byron 1,264
219 Ricardo 1,255
220 Charlie 1,224
221 Alexander 1,220
222 Wade 1,205
223 Jackie 1,161
224 Arnold 1,153
225 Clyde 1,141
226 Ross 1,136
227 Rex 1,132
228 Chuck 1,120
229 Gerard 1,117
230 Lester 1,114
231 Milton 1,111
232 Leo 1,102
233 Wendell 1,091
234 Nathaniel 1,083
235 Jimmie 1,071
236 Sam 1,070
237 Roland 1,069
238 Ben 1,045
239 Jesus 1,043
240 Freddie 1,039
241 Neal 1,032
242 Johnnie 1,022
243 Roberto 1,019
244 Randal 1,017
245 Oscar 1,009
246 Herman 999
247 Garry 990
248 Terrence 988
249 Randolph 983
250 Clayton 969

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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