Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1963

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

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 83,778
2 John 78,631
3 David 78,467
4 James 71,322
5 Robert 70,013
6 Mark 49,351
7 William 44,467
8 Richard 40,778
9 Thomas 35,506
10 Jeffrey 31,716
11 Kevin 30,619
12 Scott 30,412
13 Joseph 30,092
14 Steven 29,337
15 Timothy 27,191
16 Charles 26,786
17 Paul 26,679
18 Kenneth 25,235
19 Daniel 24,821
20 Brian 24,120
21 Gregory 21,433
22 Anthony 20,240
23 Ronald 19,785
24 Gary 18,922
25 Donald 18,902
26 Christopher 18,353
27 Edward 15,314
28 Douglas 15,098
29 Stephen 14,991
30 Todd 14,793
31 Eric 13,279
32 Terry 12,466
33 Keith 12,240
34 George 12,083
35 Patrick 12,070
36 Larry 11,671
37 Randy 10,534
38 Jerry 10,194
39 Dennis 9,829
40 Peter 9,620
41 Frank 9,526
42 Andrew 9,520
43 Bruce 9,282
44 Mike 9,044
45 Raymond 8,788
46 Jeffery 8,485
47 Ricky 8,113
48 Jeff 8,101
49 Steve 8,050
50 Matthew 8,035
51 Craig 7,901
52 Tony 7,881
53 Roger 7,748
54 Carl 7,132
55 Danny 7,098
56 Alan 6,933
57 Russell 6,703
58 Joe 6,382
59 Chris 6,335
60 Gerald 6,160
61 Vincent 6,150
62 Martin 6,072
63 Wayne 6,034
64 Troy 5,974
65 Randall 5,973
66 Glenn 5,971
67 Barry 5,952
68 Lawrence 5,708
69 Dale 5,695
70 Phillip 5,654
71 Johnny 5,422
72 Curtis 5,371
73 Bryan 5,256
74 Billy 5,239
75 Bobby 5,212
76 Rodney 5,185
77 Walter 5,065
78 Jimmy 5,042
79 Darryl 5,015
80 Tim 5,014
81 Greg 4,855
82 Bradley 4,769
83 Philip 4,756
84 Jon 4,753
85 Jay 4,721
86 Dean 4,615
87 Samuel 4,520
88 Jonathan 4,469
89 Roy 4,434
90 Allen 4,339
91 Arthur 4,274
92 Jim 4,236
93 Willie 4,191
94 Henry 4,185
95 Darrell 4,097
96 Harold 4,096
97 Victor 4,053
98 Jose 4,019
99 Ralph 3,931
100 Albert 3,887
101 Ronnie 3,821
102 Jack 3,814
103 Tom 3,699
104 Louis 3,622
105 Stanley 3,540
106 Micheal 3,534
107 Tommy 3,496
108 Shawn 3,459
109 Eddie 3,353
110 Joel 3,236
111 Eugene 3,218
112 Rick 3,217
113 Bill 3,200
114 Howard 3,161
115 Dwayne 3,140
116 Kurt 3,130
117 Frederick 3,124
118 Leonard 3,048
119 Lee 3,015
120 Marvin 2,974
121 Tracy 2,926
122 Ernest 2,907
123 Marc 2,893
124 Dan 2,826
125 Brent 2,814
126 Kelly 2,728
127 Mitchell 2,711
128 Jerome 2,663
129 Brett 2,609
130 Duane 2,597
131 Ray 2,580
132 Reginald 2,571
133 Melvin 2,547
134 Fred 2,527
135 Don 2,524
136 Karl 2,512
137 Harry 2,495
138 Kirk 2,483
139 Norman 2,480
140 Kent 2,402
141 Calvin 2,399
142 Theodore 2,384
143 Glen 2,358
144 Benjamin 2,351
145 Adam 2,346
146 Brad 2,276
147 Juan 2,248
148 Edwin 2,238
149 Jesse 2,231
150 Sean 2,198
151 Clifford 2,198
152 Warren 2,186
153 Francis 2,173
154 Earl 2,159
155 Nicholas 2,133
156 Carlos 2,109
157 Wesley 2,098
158 Gordon 2,084
159 Darren 2,081
160 Aaron 2,079
161 Dave 1,997
162 Alfred 1,987
163 Clarence 1,960
164 Derrick 1,949
165 Bernard 1,945
166 Lance 1,870
167 Bob 1,844
168 Gregg 1,747
169 Guy 1,743
170 Kerry 1,722
171 Perry 1,713
172 Andre 1,703
173 Antonio 1,701
174 Doug 1,690
175 Rickey 1,681
176 Leroy 1,644
177 Derek 1,636
178 Ken 1,634
179 Kyle 1,630
180 Gilbert 1,629
181 Dana 1,620
182 Manuel 1,616
183 Daryl 1,611
184 Tyrone 1,608
185 Ron 1,593
186 Marty 1,589
187 Stuart 1,588
188 Ted 1,579
189 Lonnie 1,575
190 Vernon 1,574
191 Gene 1,562
192 Leslie 1,556
193 Lloyd 1,548
194 Nathan 1,544
195 Franklin 1,521
196 Herbert 1,504
197 Jason 1,503
198 Alvin 1,501
199 Maurice 1,490
200 Andy 1,483
201 Leon 1,476
202 Luis 1,454
203 Kenny 1,453
204 Dwight 1,449
205 Neil 1,445
206 Wade 1,406
207 Joey 1,383
208 Timmy 1,378
209 Robin 1,358
210 Kelvin 1,331
211 Ricardo 1,328
212 Marcus 1,323
213 Mario 1,320
214 Alex 1,306
215 Alexander 1,306
216 Floyd 1,296
217 Lewis 1,282
218 Ruben 1,259
219 Byron 1,244
220 Allan 1,222
221 Charlie 1,165
222 Donnie 1,154
223 Arnold 1,141
224 Ross 1,127
225 Jimmie 1,120
226 Lester 1,102
227 Neal 1,096
228 Gerard 1,075
229 Wendell 1,074
230 Roland 1,071
231 Jackie 1,061
232 Roberto 1,047
233 Nathaniel 1,025
234 Clayton 1,023
235 Oscar 1,021
236 Sam 1,017
237 Johnnie 1,015
238 Leo 1,015
239 Terrence 1,014
240 Clyde 1,005
241 Jesus 995
242 Milton 993
243 Roderick 991
244 Clinton 984
245 Rex 983
246 Nelson 982
247 Chuck 972
248 Hector 960
249 Ben 945
250 Randolph 915

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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