100 Most Popular Baby Names of 1961

Top Male Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Michael +1 86,898
2 David -1 84,758
3 John +1 79,880
4 James -1 75,874
5 Robert 0 72,893
6 Mark 0 57,730
7 William 0 47,994
8 Richard 0 41,117
9 Thomas 0 37,528
10 Steven 0 32,227
11 Jeffrey +3 32,004
12 Joseph 0 29,437
13 Charles 0 29,177
14 Kevin +1 28,897
15 Timothy -4 28,235
16 Kenneth 0 26,072
17 Daniel 0 25,872
18 Paul 0 25,621
19 Scott +4 23,909
20 Brian 0 22,548
21 Gary +1 22,142
22 Donald -3 21,397
23 Gregory +1 21,353
24 Ronald -3 20,802
25 Anthony 0 20,169
26 Christopher +3 17,230
27 Stephen 0 16,049
28 Douglas +2 15,958
29 Edward -3 15,879
30 Larry -2 14,571
31 George +2 13,628
32 Terry +2 13,178
33 Randy -1 12,571
34 Dennis -3 12,477
35 Keith 0 12,282
36 Mike 0 11,657
37 Jerry 0 11,369
38 Eric +6 11,100
39 Patrick +6 11,055
40 Bruce -1 10,721
41 Frank -1 10,421
42 Peter -1 10,331
43 Craig -1 10,236
44 Ricky -6 10,007
45 Steve -2 9,985
46 Todd +25 9,747
47 Roger 0 9,647
48 Raymond -2 9,600
49 Jeff 0 9,460
50 Jeffery +5 8,914
51 Alan -1 8,618
52 Andrew -1 8,482
53 Tony -1 8,295
54 Danny -6 8,196
55 Russell +1 7,339
56 Carl -3 7,248
57 Chris +6 7,197
58 Dale -4 7,181
59 Matthew +2 7,081
60 Joe -3 7,054
61 Wayne -3 6,745
62 Gerald 0 6,623
63 Randall -4 6,584
64 Glenn +10 6,267
65 Tim -5 6,244
66 Barry +6 6,213
67 Lawrence -3 6,084
68 Billy -1 6,021
69 Phillip -3 5,970
70 Johnny -5 5,892
71 Jimmy -2 5,735
72 Rodney -4 5,662
73 Martin +4 5,466
74 Walter -4 5,450
75 Curtis +4 5,437
76 Bobby -3 5,396
77 Greg +6 5,384
78 Jim -3 5,344
79 Philip -3 5,284
80 Darryl +16 5,125
81 Jay -3 5,116
82 Bryan +7 5,028
83 Roy -2 4,959
84 Dean +10 4,921
85 Arthur -3 4,808
86 Willie -6 4,778
87 Bradley +3 4,734
88 Tom -2 4,717
89 Samuel +2 4,670
90 Jack -5 4,634
91 Henry -7 4,618
92 Ronnie -5 4,613
93 Jon +4 4,604
94 Harold -2 4,438
95 Ralph -7 4,434
96 Allen +3 4,387
97 Albert -4 4,317
98 Vincent 0 4,314
99 Victor +4 4,293
100 Troy +62 4,259
Top Female Names
Rank Name +/- Quantity Add
1 Mary 0 47,651
2 Lisa +4 42,685
3 Susan -1 37,517
4 Linda -1 35,558
5 Karen -1 34,684
6 Patricia +1 28,843
7 Donna -2 28,664
8 Cynthia +1 24,371
9 Sandra +2 24,131
10 Deborah 0 24,084
11 Brenda +2 23,764
12 Barbara 0 22,973
13 Debra -5 22,147
14 Lori +6 21,866
15 Pamela -1 21,680
16 Nancy -1 20,705
17 Sharon -1 20,433
18 Teresa +1 18,898
19 Elizabeth -1 18,845
20 Cheryl -3 18,293
21 Laura +3 17,890
22 Kimberly +4 17,349
23 Julie +5 17,039
24 Carol -1 16,660
25 Kathy -4 16,381
26 Diane -4 16,199
27 Robin +6 15,641
28 Tammy +3 15,527
29 Kathleen -2 15,385
30 Denise -1 15,374
31 Debbie -6 14,874
32 Janet 0 13,923
33 Cindy -3 13,380
34 Michelle +5 12,731
35 Theresa 0 11,964
36 Kim -2 11,365
37 Jacqueline +48 10,978
38 Angela +12 10,828
39 Christine +1 10,581
40 Margaret -4 10,545
41 Tina +5 10,521
42 Carolyn +1 10,489
43 Laurie -6 10,426
44 Rebecca -6 10,236
45 Kelly +6 9,635
46 Rhonda -2 9,464
47 Jennifer +14 9,260
48 Catherine -6 9,246
49 Dawn +8 9,144
50 Connie -3 8,985
51 Terri -2 8,728
52 Janice -11 8,720
53 Sherry +1 8,355
54 Ann -2 8,215
55 Cathy -10 8,193
56 Diana -3 8,185
57 Maria +2 7,921
58 Judy -10 7,913
59 Sheila -3 7,788
60 Paula -5 7,743
61 Wendy +2 7,149
62 Joyce -4 7,003
63 Michele +26 6,987
64 Tracy +20 6,983
65 Beth +7 6,714
66 Beverly -6 6,706
67 Valerie -2 6,677
68 Amy +9 6,609
69 Suzanne +9 6,602
70 Wanda -4 6,455
71 Lynn -7 6,444
72 Jane -5 6,360
73 Annette -11 6,189
74 Jill +2 6,132
75 Bonnie -4 6,022
76 Vicki -3 5,964
77 Carla +33 5,815
78 Stephanie +13 5,811
79 Renee +14 5,777
80 Darlene -5 5,725
81 Martha +2 5,716
82 Judith -8 5,688
83 Gloria -4 5,686
84 Leslie +8 5,669
85 Katherine -4 5,632
86 Shirley -16 5,629
87 Betty -19 5,574
88 Peggy -19 5,567
89 Joan -9 5,545
90 Anne -2 5,515
91 Anita -4 5,499
92 Jean -6 5,367
93 Kathryn -11 5,222
94 Gail -4 4,970
95 Melissa +14 4,900
96 Ruth +1 4,891
97 Ellen -3 4,843
98 Regina +7 4,759
99 Dorothy -4 4,727
100 Anna +4 4,660