Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1962

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl 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 girl 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 Lisa 46,077
2 Mary 43,488
3 Susan 35,739
4 Karen 35,183
5 Linda 31,467
6 Patricia 26,535
7 Donna 25,729
8 Cynthia 24,023
9 Deborah 22,898
10 Sandra 22,414
11 Lori 22,394
12 Brenda 21,277
13 Pamela 21,272
14 Barbara 20,642
15 Debra 20,594
16 Kimberly 20,362
17 Sharon 19,634
18 Teresa 18,515
19 Nancy 18,026
20 Elizabeth 17,803
21 Laura 17,491
22 Julie 17,088
23 Tammy 16,746
24 Cheryl 16,587
25 Robin 15,128
26 Diane 14,821
27 Kathy 14,759
28 Carol 14,517
29 Kathleen 14,187
30 Denise 13,981
31 Michelle 13,358
32 Debbie 13,101
33 Tina 12,780
34 Cindy 12,299
35 Janet 12,253
36 Angela 11,660
37 Kim 11,658
38 Kelly 11,529
39 Christine 11,196
40 Theresa 11,058
41 Jennifer 10,979
42 Laurie 10,674
43 Margaret 10,076
44 Jacqueline 9,829
45 Rhonda 9,803
46 Carolyn 9,692
47 Rebecca 9,406
48 Sherry 9,227
49 Maria 9,089
50 Dawn 8,982
51 Connie 8,881
52 Sheila 8,776
53 Catherine 8,698
54 Terri 8,437
55 Tracy 8,308
56 Ann 8,123
57 Diana 7,843
58 Janice 7,819
59 Michele 7,431
60 Paula 7,194
61 Amy 7,184
62 Cathy 7,150
63 Judy 7,059
64 Wendy 6,980
65 Suzanne 6,856
66 Beth 6,423
67 Valerie 6,334
68 Melissa 6,307
69 Beverly 6,262
70 Stephanie 6,262
71 Lynn 6,217
72 Jill 6,170
73 Jane 6,115
74 Joyce 6,093
75 Annette 6,076
76 Renee 6,013
77 Wanda 6,008
78 Carla 5,818
79 Bonnie 5,809
80 Leslie 5,783
81 Anita 5,516
82 Sherri 5,362
83 Katherine 5,271
84 Anne 5,270
85 Vicki 5,207
86 Judith 5,183
87 Martha 5,161
88 Kathryn 5,107
89 Darlene 5,106
90 Gloria 5,103
91 Penny 5,001
92 Regina 5,001
93 Peggy 4,899
94 Jean 4,881
95 Joan 4,878
96 Shirley 4,874
97 Betty 4,765
98 Sarah 4,545
99 Andrea 4,543
100 Anna 4,437
101 Colleen 4,427
102 Gina 4,426
103 Gail 4,379
104 Ruth 4,292
105 Virginia 4,284
106 Melanie 4,281
107 Vickie 4,134
108 Maureen 4,127
109 Ellen 4,111
110 Rita 4,102
111 Dorothy 4,072
112 Terry 4,037
113 Marie 4,019
114 Joanne 4,016
115 Monica 4,006
116 Rose 4,003
117 Dana 3,961
118 Melinda 3,851
119 Tamara 3,822
120 Julia 3,750
121 Victoria 3,709
122 Becky 3,703
123 Tracey 3,641
124 Christina 3,628
125 Elaine 3,614
126 Jackie 3,613
127 Marilyn 3,607
128 Helen 3,588
129 Phyllis 3,497
130 Shelly 3,480
131 Sylvia 3,459
132 Yvonne 3,381
133 Alice 3,253
134 Sheryl 3,244
135 Sue 3,182
136 Sally 3,173
137 Joann 3,111
138 Deanna 3,062
139 Eileen 3,058
140 Sandy 3,055
141 Carrie 3,030
142 Jeanne 3,014
143 Frances 3,001
144 Veronica 2,994
145 Sheri 2,988
146 Shari 2,959
147 Lorraine 2,949
148 Holly 2,924
149 Belinda 2,834
150 Pam 2,810
151 Toni 2,804
152 Jamie 2,789
153 Evelyn 2,783
154 Charlotte 2,681
155 Norma 2,674
156 Heidi 2,659
157 Jeanette 2,611
158 Charlene 2,563
159 Roberta 2,529
160 Loretta 2,512
161 Gwendolyn 2,507
162 Shelley 2,475
163 Sara 2,470
164 Lynne 2,460
165 Glenda 2,458
166 Yolanda 2,456
167 Jo 2,448
168 Joy 2,427
169 Marcia 2,426
170 Carmen 2,409
171 Doris 2,378
172 Patty 2,334
173 Shelia 2,272
174 Tonya 2,246
175 Vanessa 2,246
176 Stacy 2,227
177 Tami 2,211
178 Stacey 2,182
179 Tammie 2,173
180 Crystal 2,103
181 Teri 2,075
182 Marsha 2,073
183 Dianne 2,062
184 Vicky 2,035
185 Melody 2,025
186 Caroline 1,989
187 Alicia 1,978
188 Audrey 1,973
189 Patti 1,969
190 Darla 1,966
191 Natalie 1,948
192 Karla 1,946
193 Juanita 1,942
194 Rachel 1,939
195 Rosemary 1,937
196 Yvette 1,924
197 Kay 1,878
198 Jodi 1,852
199 April 1,815
200 Tanya 1,809
201 Lois 1,783
202 Jody 1,780
203 Jan 1,778
204 Lynda 1,768
205 Irene 1,758
206 Doreen 1,744
207 Vivian 1,744
208 Sonya 1,741
209 Robyn 1,658
210 Constance 1,649
211 Felicia 1,609
212 Rosa 1,609
213 Ronda 1,596
214 Marlene 1,555
215 Cassandra 1,535
216 Sherrie 1,534
217 Chris 1,521
218 Ramona 1,521
219 Roxanne 1,515
220 Eva 1,502
221 Marianne 1,497
222 June 1,454
223 Dianna 1,442
224 Kimberley 1,440
225 Alison 1,421
226 Lydia 1,412
227 Bridget 1,408
228 Louise 1,399
229 Cheri 1,397
230 Jenny 1,395
231 Shannon 1,394
232 Carole 1,382
233 Lee 1,379
234 Marjorie 1,374
235 Margie 1,345
236 Lora 1,344
237 Arlene 1,340
238 Kristine 1,328
239 Grace 1,328
240 Kelli 1,318
241 Allison 1,313
242 Jana 1,311
243 Kelley 1,311
244 Lillian 1,307
245 Annie 1,297
246 Janine 1,289
247 Heather 1,283
248 Nina 1,279
249 Dolores 1,272
250 Gayle 1,266

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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