Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1966

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl 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 girl 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 Lisa 56,918
2 Kimberly 32,235
3 Mary 28,886
4 Michelle 27,153
5 Karen 25,447
6 Susan 23,773
7 Patricia 20,111
8 Tammy 18,622
9 Angela 18,532
10 Jennifer 18,210
11 Cynthia 17,417
12 Donna 17,034
13 Julie 16,329
14 Deborah 16,250
15 Pamela 16,250
16 Elizabeth 15,883
17 Sandra 15,851
18 Linda 15,564
19 Laura 15,550
20 Christine 15,546
21 Lori 14,673
22 Melissa 14,252
23 Tina 13,893
24 Dawn 13,603
25 Brenda 13,296
26 Kelly 13,244
27 Barbara 13,123
28 Sharon 13,061
29 Teresa 13,023
30 Amy 12,999
31 Tracy 12,502
32 Denise 11,794
33 Nancy 11,731
34 Cheryl 11,712
35 Debra 11,260
36 Michele 10,687
37 Kathleen 10,496
38 Stephanie 10,163
39 Rhonda 9,803
40 Rebecca 9,777
41 Wendy 9,517
42 Robin 9,440
43 Kim 9,195
44 Maria 9,126
45 Diane 8,750
46 Theresa 8,700
47 Jacqueline 8,357
48 Carol 8,260
49 Jill 7,869
50 Paula 7,857
51 Sheila 7,206
52 Andrea 7,145
53 Sherry 6,983
54 Catherine 6,963
55 Margaret 6,960
56 Cindy 6,793
57 Janet 6,434
58 Gina 6,355
59 Kathy 6,319
60 Carolyn 6,122
61 Ann 5,992
62 Suzanne 5,684
63 Laurie 5,666
64 Diana 5,505
65 Beth 5,445
66 Renee 5,353
67 Christina 5,342
68 Dana 5,280
69 Tracey 5,125
70 Connie 5,104
71 Leslie 4,998
72 Terri 4,921
73 Debbie 4,844
74 Valerie 4,815
75 Monica 4,718
76 Stacey 4,586
77 Carla 4,508
78 Katherine 4,494
79 Annette 4,429
80 Janice 4,345
81 Lynn 4,307
82 Regina 4,293
83 Anne 4,153
84 Wanda 4,094
85 Sarah 4,033
86 Kathryn 4,008
87 Heidi 3,967
88 Anita 3,872
89 Shelly 3,856
90 Bonnie 3,841
91 Stacy 3,777
92 Sherri 3,747
93 Colleen 3,745
94 Darlene 3,728
95 Anna 3,677
96 Tonya 3,628
97 Judy 3,510
98 Tamara 3,481
99 Cathy 3,420
100 Holly 3,397
101 Joyce 3,397
102 Melinda 3,383
103 Victoria 3,362
104 Kristine 3,314
105 Deanna 3,299
106 Martha 3,269
107 Kristin 3,261
108 April 3,250
109 Beverly 3,219
110 Judith 3,215
111 Jane 3,213
112 Penny 3,110
113 Veronica 3,094
114 Marie 3,083
115 Vicki 3,052
116 Melanie 3,050
117 Julia 3,046
118 Jodi 3,031
119 Maureen 3,015
120 Shannon 2,992
121 Betty 2,947
122 Virginia 2,940
123 Jean 2,919
124 Shirley 2,918
125 Heather 2,897
126 Sonya 2,868
127 Gloria 2,858
128 Ruth 2,846
129 Yvonne 2,825
130 Ellen 2,804
131 Yolanda 2,770
132 Joan 2,724
133 Joanne 2,723
134 Sheri 2,721
135 Rita 2,688
136 Dorothy 2,666
137 Traci 2,659
138 Jamie 2,657
139 Peggy 2,648
140 Shelley 2,545
141 Rose 2,532
142 Carrie 2,475
143 Yvette 2,473
144 Helen 2,448
145 Crystal 2,422
146 Sylvia 2,410
147 Vickie 2,395
148 Amanda 2,328
149 Kristen 2,323
150 Natalie 2,309
151 Charlotte 2,301
152 Gail 2,301
153 Becky 2,297
154 Rachel 2,277
155 Toni 2,248
156 Alicia 2,224
157 Alice 2,221
158 Sheryl 2,211
159 Charlene 2,186
160 Tanya 2,168
161 Felicia 2,135
162 Frances 2,124
163 Carmen 2,121
164 Joann 2,117
165 Joy 2,090
166 Elaine 2,060
167 Sara 2,058
168 Eileen 2,039
169 Nicole 2,030
170 Marilyn 1,995
171 Kimberley 1,985
172 Jeanette 1,964
173 Phyllis 1,938
174 Jackie 1,936
175 Loretta 1,899
176 Evelyn 1,871
177 Jeanne 1,865
178 Norma 1,859
179 Sally 1,834
180 Roberta 1,818
181 Shelia 1,806
182 Samantha 1,794
183 Audrey 1,769
184 Allison 1,768
185 Kristi 1,761
186 Jody 1,760
187 Ronda 1,752
188 Belinda 1,749
189 Lorraine 1,743
190 Kelli 1,731
191 Terry 1,709
192 Melody 1,707
193 Karla 1,686
194 Sandy 1,680
195 Jessica 1,668
196 Shari 1,645
197 Vanessa 1,644
198 Bridget 1,629
199 Cassandra 1,595
200 Jo 1,590
201 Monique 1,558
202 Caroline 1,551
203 Tami 1,533
204 Juanita 1,532
205 Kristina 1,530
206 Sonia 1,529
207 Erin 1,523
208 Kelley 1,515
209 Shawn 1,492
210 Constance 1,467
211 Darla 1,445
212 Dianne 1,428
213 Tammie 1,427
214 Marcia 1,419
215 Robyn 1,418
216 Doris 1,417
217 Gwendolyn 1,414
218 Rosa 1,398
219 Angie 1,394
220 Leah 1,378
221 Glenda 1,368
222 Tracie 1,361
223 Hope 1,359
224 Lora 1,357
225 Lynette 1,331
226 Sonja 1,320
227 Danielle 1,316
228 Sue 1,316
229 Katrina 1,309
230 Lynda 1,309
231 Teri 1,308
232 Marsha 1,306
233 Eva 1,293
234 Tara 1,288
235 Irene 1,286
236 Dianna 1,260
237 Emily 1,249
238 Janine 1,238
239 Candace 1,220
240 Doreen 1,212
241 Lee 1,211
242 Tiffany 1,208
243 Kellie 1,198
244 Roxanne 1,187
245 Lauren 1,186
246 Lynne 1,172
247 Ginger 1,149
248 Ramona 1,146
249 Marlene 1,141
250 Jana 1,139

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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