Most Popular Baby Boy Names in 1968

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

Rank Name Count
1 Michael 81,995
2 David 63,706
3 John 60,921
4 James 60,684
5 Robert 58,203
6 William 36,949
7 Mark 35,420
8 Richard 32,983
9 Christopher 31,465
10 Brian 29,933
11 Jeffrey 28,364
12 Thomas 27,439
13 Timothy 26,511
14 Scott 26,031
15 Steven 25,495
16 Joseph 25,403
17 Kevin 23,870
18 Daniel 22,015
19 Paul 21,873
20 Charles 21,577
21 Anthony 20,235
22 Eric 18,509
23 Kenneth 18,088
24 Matthew 15,837
25 Ronald 15,421
26 Gregory 15,402
27 Stephen 14,762
28 Todd 14,659
29 Donald 13,368
30 Patrick 13,065
31 Edward 12,285
32 Gary 11,981
33 Douglas 11,412
34 Andrew 10,566
35 Keith 9,866
36 George 9,385
37 Sean 9,175
38 Larry 8,233
39 Peter 8,126
40 Troy 7,980
41 Craig 7,868
42 Rodney 7,509
43 Shawn 7,478
44 Jerry 7,448
45 Dennis 7,403
46 Jeffery 7,225
47 Jason 7,155
48 Terry 7,091
49 Frank 6,897
50 Raymond 6,885
51 Bryan 6,253
52 Tony 5,878
53 Jonathan 5,813
54 Randy 5,711
55 Roger 5,184
56 Russell 5,099
57 Bradley 4,807
58 Jose 4,793
59 Carl 4,645
60 Darren 4,641
61 Bruce 4,488
62 Gerald 4,475
63 Wayne 4,259
64 Chris 4,252
65 Jon 4,210
66 Samuel 4,121
67 Lawrence 4,100
68 Martin 4,076
69 Johnny 4,054
70 Ricky 4,037
71 Phillip 3,985
72 Danny 3,983
73 Vincent 3,981
74 Alan 3,977
75 Curtis 3,853
76 Billy 3,811
77 Jimmy 3,809
78 Dean 3,803
79 Randall 3,751
80 Joel 3,684
81 Bobby 3,630
82 Philip 3,620
83 Walter 3,588
84 Marc 3,539
85 Joe 3,528
86 Darrell 3,447
87 Jay 3,431
88 Aaron 3,426
89 Steve 3,412
90 Jeff 3,279
91 Dale 3,259
92 Glenn 3,245
93 Mike 3,217
94 Roy 3,178
95 Henry 3,131
96 Willie 3,109
97 Kelly 3,059
98 Arthur 3,041
99 Benjamin 3,021
100 Allen 2,966
101 Victor 2,944
102 Brent 2,920
103 Chad 2,920
104 Albert 2,918
105 Brett 2,899
106 Lee 2,872
107 Barry 2,856
108 Harold 2,836
109 Louis 2,711
110 Jack 2,694
111 Tracy 2,655
112 Juan 2,624
113 Frederick 2,611
114 Micheal 2,603
115 Ronnie 2,598
116 Derrick 2,592
117 Nicholas 2,559
118 Reginald 2,553
119 Adam 2,542
120 Shane 2,514
121 Carlos 2,498
122 Derek 2,461
123 Kurt 2,453
124 Tommy 2,368
125 Erik 2,367
126 Eugene 2,367
127 Ralph 2,325
128 Leonard 2,258
129 Marvin 2,256
130 Ernest 2,244
131 Ryan 2,169
132 Eddie 2,166
133 Howard 2,155
134 Antonio 2,150
135 Jesse 2,149
136 Stanley 2,146
137 Dwayne 2,081
138 Darrin 2,077
139 Tim 2,072
140 Darryl 2,067
141 Travis 2,062
142 Greg 2,047
143 Kirk 2,011
144 Lance 1,995
145 Andre 1,968
146 Duane 1,963
147 Darin 1,955
148 Kyle 1,944
149 Theodore 1,889
150 Melvin 1,798
151 Christian 1,782
152 Luis 1,781
153 Harry 1,776
154 Alexander 1,774
155 Norman 1,766
156 Calvin 1,758
157 Stacy 1,739
158 Brad 1,711
159 Shannon 1,706
160 Edwin 1,687
161 Jerome 1,686
162 Glen 1,668
163 Nathan 1,657
164 Earl 1,653
165 Wesley 1,644
166 Mitchell 1,623
167 Clifford 1,608
168 Karl 1,601
169 Manuel 1,596
170 Ray 1,593
171 Corey 1,578
172 Fred 1,571
173 Warren 1,548
174 Marcus 1,540
175 Francis 1,516
176 Daryl 1,512
177 Jim 1,502
178 Alfred 1,493
179 Maurice 1,475
180 Tyrone 1,450
181 Lonnie 1,445
182 Rick 1,430
183 Don 1,404
184 Clarence 1,381
185 Tom 1,362
186 Mario 1,354
187 Ricardo 1,349
188 Damon 1,330
189 Bernard 1,308
190 Jody 1,298
191 Dan 1,271
192 Jesus 1,228
193 Jamie 1,224
194 Kent 1,219
195 Roberto 1,212
196 Leon 1,198
197 Leroy 1,197
198 Franklin 1,183
199 Gilbert 1,168
200 Alex 1,166
201 Bill 1,162
202 Guy 1,145
203 Vernon 1,144
204 Ruben 1,140
205 Terrence 1,132
206 Byron 1,128
207 Wade 1,126
208 Clinton 1,125
209 Alvin 1,112
210 Joey 1,111
211 Justin 1,109
212 Miguel 1,107
213 Gordon 1,093
214 Kerry 1,085
215 Stacey 1,073
216 Gene 1,071
217 Herbert 1,056
218 Neil 1,053
219 Ted 1,048
220 Hector 1,037
221 Terrance 1,022
222 Dana 1,021
223 Leslie 1,012
224 Marty 1,005
225 Lloyd 1,004
226 Kelvin 998
227 Roderick 997
228 Francisco 987
229 Timmy 968
230 Lewis 963
231 Adrian 958
232 Geoffrey 948
233 Dwight 943
234 Gregg 942
235 Nathaniel 922
236 Andy 907
237 Oscar 905
238 Jorge 904
239 Stuart 892
240 Perry 891
241 Raul 886
242 Allan 874
243 Donnie 874
244 Shaun 852
245 Ross 845
246 Bret 841
247 Jimmie 840
248 Angel 833
249 Floyd 829
250 Fredrick 823

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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