Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1960

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl 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 girl 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 Mary 51,477
2 Susan 39,204
3 Linda 37,311
4 Karen 36,379
5 Donna 34,133
6 Lisa 33,704
7 Patricia 32,105
8 Debra 26,737
9 Cynthia 26,721
10 Deborah 25,262
11 Sandra 24,568
12 Barbara 24,444
13 Brenda 23,966
14 Pamela 22,095
15 Nancy 21,899
16 Sharon 20,420
17 Cheryl 19,120
18 Elizabeth 18,857
19 Teresa 18,835
20 Lori 18,683
21 Kathy 18,479
22 Diane 17,905
23 Carol 17,462
24 Laura 17,061
25 Debbie 17,057
26 Kimberly 16,852
27 Kathleen 16,086
28 Julie 16,078
29 Denise 15,064
30 Cindy 14,949
31 Tammy 14,315
32 Janet 14,251
33 Robin 13,974
34 Kim 12,472
35 Theresa 11,846
36 Margaret 11,364
37 Laurie 10,145
38 Rebecca 9,969
39 Michelle 9,893
40 Christine 9,878
41 Janice 9,623
42 Catherine 9,537
43 Carolyn 9,404
44 Rhonda 9,257
45 Cathy 9,135
46 Tina 9,127
47 Connie 8,877
48 Judy 8,862
49 Terri 8,741
50 Angela 8,682
51 Kelly 8,679
52 Ann 8,675
53 Diana 8,327
54 Sherry 8,312
55 Paula 8,068
56 Sheila 7,908
57 Dawn 7,814
58 Joyce 7,754
59 Maria 7,534
60 Beverly 7,389
61 Jennifer 7,243
62 Annette 7,133
63 Wendy 6,870
64 Lynn 6,850
65 Valerie 6,716
66 Wanda 6,677
67 Jane 6,585
68 Betty 6,502
69 Peggy 6,431
70 Shirley 6,410
71 Bonnie 6,392
72 Beth 6,260
73 Vicki 6,161
74 Judith 6,151
75 Darlene 6,100
76 Jill 6,019
77 Amy 5,974
78 Suzanne 5,966
79 Gloria 5,955
80 Joan 5,879
81 Katherine 5,878
82 Kathryn 5,868
83 Martha 5,834
84 Tracy 5,767
85 Jacqueline 5,650
86 Jean 5,638
87 Anita 5,635
88 Anne 5,632
89 Michele 5,610
90 Gail 5,420
91 Stephanie 5,268
92 Leslie 5,239
93 Renee 5,206
94 Ellen 5,134
95 Dorothy 5,076
96 Rita 5,028
97 Ruth 4,945
98 Rose 4,887
99 Joanne 4,874
100 Vickie 4,860
101 Terry 4,841
102 Virginia 4,789
103 Marie 4,722
104 Anna 4,656
105 Regina 4,584
106 Maureen 4,521
107 Colleen 4,449
108 Phyllis 4,434
109 Melissa 4,415
110 Carla 4,374
111 Becky 4,324
112 Elaine 4,316
113 Penny 4,305
114 Victoria 4,296
115 Andrea 4,217
116 Sarah 4,204
117 Marilyn 4,070
118 Helen 4,068
119 Alice 4,049
120 Sue 4,010
121 Sylvia 3,827
122 Julia 3,787
123 Sally 3,754
124 Tamara 3,663
125 Melanie 3,662
126 Sandy 3,646
127 Frances 3,591
128 Gina 3,567
129 Jeanne 3,508
130 Eileen 3,495
131 Joann 3,411
132 Pam 3,407
133 Yvonne 3,404
134 Jo 3,372
135 Lorraine 3,336
136 Sherri 3,310
137 Evelyn 3,220
138 Loretta 3,189
139 Carrie 3,150
140 Dana 3,088
141 Monica 3,088
142 Sheryl 3,056
143 Melinda 3,047
144 Jackie 2,985
145 Patty 2,936
146 Toni 2,899
147 Doris 2,898
148 Charlene 2,896
149 Roberta 2,843
150 Belinda 2,816
151 Charlotte 2,779
152 Joy 2,775
153 Melody 2,757
154 Vanessa 2,714
155 Christina 2,710
156 Glenda 2,691
157 Marcia 2,690
158 Shelly 2,689
159 Jeanette 2,649
160 Dianne 2,621
161 Holly 2,578
162 Norma 2,560
163 Gwendolyn 2,551
164 Lynne 2,458
165 Patti 2,458
166 Jan 2,448
167 Carmen 2,439
168 Veronica 2,428
169 Vicky 2,372
170 Heidi 2,344
171 Teri 2,331
172 Yolanda 2,331
173 Deanna 2,294
174 Audrey 2,278
175 Lois 2,269
176 Tami 2,263
177 Shelia 2,257
178 Marsha 2,239
179 Sheri 2,210
180 Jamie 2,203
181 Rosemary 2,190
182 Shelley 2,139
183 Lynda 2,125
184 Juanita 2,097
185 Tammie 2,071
186 Sara 2,040
187 Irene 2,032
188 Vivian 2,023
189 Crystal 2,002
190 Tracey 1,961
191 April 1,934
192 Kay 1,927
193 Roxanne 1,920
194 Doreen 1,911
195 Shari 1,888
196 Jody 1,841
197 Rosa 1,830
198 Rachel 1,792
199 Louise 1,785
200 Marianne 1,780
201 Constance 1,732
202 Darla 1,724
203 Carole 1,689
204 Eva 1,687
205 Lydia 1,669
206 Karla 1,654
207 Dianna 1,653
208 June 1,645
209 Marlene 1,645
210 Alicia 1,641
211 Arlene 1,624
212 Grace 1,568
213 Jodi 1,562
214 Debora 1,554
215 Ramona 1,553
216 Natalie 1,549
217 Tanya 1,541
218 Lee 1,533
219 Chris 1,509
220 Gayle 1,492
221 Annie 1,478
222 Stacy 1,450
223 Lillian 1,432
224 Geraldine 1,429
225 Bernadette 1,425
226 Yvette 1,425
227 Cheri 1,408
228 Felicia 1,399
229 Ruby 1,389
230 Joni 1,386
231 Janine 1,381
232 Dolores 1,367
233 Esther 1,363
234 Ronda 1,362
235 Jenny 1,351
236 Delores 1,347
237 Nora 1,346
238 Marjorie 1,345
239 Lauren 1,335
240 Maryann 1,332
241 Sherrie 1,332
242 Tonya 1,328
243 Edith 1,283
244 Cassandra 1,279
245 Sonya 1,275
246 Alison 1,267
247 Betsy 1,252
248 Nina 1,236
249 Stacey 1,228
250 Robyn 1,227

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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