Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1966

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby boy names were for the year 1966. 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 1966, 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 79,990
2 David 66,419
3 James 65,178
4 John 65,025
5 Robert 59,326
6 William 38,246
7 Mark 34,804
8 Richard 34,463
9 Jeffrey 30,202
10 Thomas 29,011
11 Timothy 28,929
12 Christopher 27,870
13 Steven 27,711
14 Brian 27,266
15 Joseph 26,989
16 Scott 26,036
17 Kevin 25,588
18 Paul 23,581
19 Daniel 23,270
20 Charles 22,254
21 Kenneth 20,832
22 Anthony 20,627
23 Gregory 17,012
24 Ronald 16,956
25 Eric 16,472
26 Stephen 14,745
27 Donald 14,719
28 Gary 14,156
29 Todd 13,561
30 Edward 13,276
31 Patrick 12,412
32 Keith 11,612
33 Douglas 11,401
34 Matthew 10,808
35 Rodney 10,270
36 Andrew 10,236
37 George 9,945
38 Larry 8,712
39 Peter 8,580
40 Terry 8,457
41 Jerry 8,427
42 Jeffery 7,896
43 Frank 7,793
44 Dennis 7,789
45 Randy 7,764
46 Craig 7,738
47 Raymond 7,379
48 Troy 6,903
49 Tony 6,570
50 Sean 6,491
51 Roger 6,298
52 Bryan 5,893
53 Bruce 5,844
54 Shawn 5,724
55 Chris 5,256
56 Carl 5,227
57 Alan 4,943
58 Vincent 4,943
59 Wayne 4,887
60 Gerald 4,866
61 Russell 4,858
62 Darren 4,721
63 Danny 4,720
64 Ricky 4,679
65 Jonathan 4,663
66 Lawrence 4,645
67 Steve 4,618
68 Bradley 4,556
69 Mike 4,527
70 Randall 4,447
71 Phillip 4,403
72 Jeff 4,390
73 Johnny 4,363
74 Joe 4,333
75 Curtis 4,241
76 Jon 4,239
77 Jimmy 4,237
78 Martin 4,208
79 Jose 4,191
80 Billy 4,183
81 Samuel 4,159
82 Bobby 4,068
83 Walter 4,054
84 Dean 4,044
85 Dale 3,983
86 Philip 3,955
87 Barry 3,918
88 Darryl 3,817
89 Jason 3,767
90 Glenn 3,666
91 Jay 3,598
92 Henry 3,577
93 Willie 3,548
94 Roy 3,521
95 Darrell 3,496
96 Arthur 3,484
97 Allen 3,419
98 Tracy 3,378
99 Harold 3,323
100 Albert 3,298
101 Victor 3,269
102 Joel 3,229
103 Tim 3,142
104 Louis 2,991
105 Marc 2,970
106 Jack 2,964
107 Lee 2,963
108 Ronnie 2,910
109 Frederick 2,888
110 Kurt 2,846
111 Kelly 2,785
112 Ralph 2,783
113 Marvin 2,732
114 Brent 2,686
115 Micheal 2,644
116 Eugene 2,618
117 Aaron 2,599
118 Brett 2,575
119 Darrin 2,568
120 Howard 2,548
121 Eddie 2,535
122 Ernest 2,505
123 Adam 2,502
124 Tommy 2,464
125 Greg 2,456
126 Leonard 2,456
127 Stanley 2,442
128 Derrick 2,438
129 Juan 2,387
130 Benjamin 2,376
131 Reginald 2,330
132 Jesse 2,314
133 Dwayne 2,265
134 Darin 2,250
135 Chad 2,204
136 Jim 2,199
137 Norman 2,171
138 Carlos 2,161
139 Nicholas 2,143
140 Duane 2,116
141 Derek 2,111
142 Melvin 2,044
143 Andre 2,028
144 Harry 1,993
145 Erik 1,964
146 Kyle 1,953
147 Jerome 1,945
148 Antonio 1,916
149 Theodore 1,904
150 Brad 1,898
151 Fred 1,877
152 Edwin 1,872
153 Tom 1,849
154 Kirk 1,839
155 Ray 1,829
156 Lance 1,819
157 Wesley 1,802
158 Karl 1,791
159 Calvin 1,763
160 Earl 1,752
161 Glen 1,748
162 Rick 1,745
163 Mitchell 1,730
164 Francis 1,695
165 Luis 1,660
166 Don 1,650
167 Warren 1,626
168 Tyrone 1,614
169 Clifford 1,612
170 Alfred 1,608
171 Ryan 1,573
172 Kent 1,570
173 Bill 1,556
174 Dan 1,540
175 Manuel 1,535
176 Clarence 1,531
177 Bernard 1,523
178 Lonnie 1,429
179 Nathan 1,424
180 Maurice 1,416
181 Gordon 1,387
182 Alexander 1,372
183 Wade 1,361
184 Leroy 1,349
185 Daryl 1,329
186 Shane 1,315
187 Leon 1,308
188 Franklin 1,302
189 Travis 1,300
190 Mario 1,293
191 Vernon 1,283
192 Guy 1,278
193 Gilbert 1,269
194 Marcus 1,268
195 Kerry 1,241
196 Alvin 1,239
197 Leslie 1,239
198 Neil 1,225
199 Ricardo 1,199
200 Ruben 1,195
201 Byron 1,178
202 Stuart 1,171
203 Herbert 1,159
204 Shannon 1,157
205 Gene 1,146
206 Gregg 1,134
207 Perry 1,123
208 Lloyd 1,116
209 Jesus 1,107
210 Roberto 1,102
211 Terrence 1,091
212 Kelvin 1,080
213 Ted 1,073
214 Lewis 1,056
215 Dwight 1,049
216 Timmy 1,038
217 Joey 1,031
218 Alex 1,025
219 Dana 1,018
220 Miguel 1,017
221 Andy 997
222 Allan 987
223 Marty 975
224 Terrance 963
225 Jamie 961
226 Roderick 960
227 Rickey 945
228 Oscar 944
229 Floyd 943
230 Ron 940
231 Hector 938
232 Kenny 926
233 Jimmie 923
234 Ross 917
235 Nathaniel 904
236 Jessie 903
237 Christian 889
238 Roland 880
239 Donnie 870
240 Dave 868
241 Damon 865
242 Francisco 863
243 Bret 860
244 Leo 856
245 Robin 852
246 Johnnie 851
247 Fredrick 844
248 Raul 843
249 Geoffrey 836
250 Charlie 836

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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