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See Baby Name Trends of the 1960's for more info.
 

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   David 1
    Susan 2   Michael 2
    Linda 3   James 3
    Karen 4   John 4
    Donna 5   Robert 5
    Lisa 6   Mark 6
    Patricia 7   William 7
    Debra 8   Richard 8
    Cynthia 9   Thomas 9
    Deborah 10   Steven 10
    Sandra 11   Timothy 11
    Barbara 12   Joseph 12
    Brenda 13   Charles 13
    Pamela 14   Jeffrey 14
    Nancy 15   Kevin 15
    Sharon 16   Kenneth 16
    Cheryl 17   Daniel 17
    Elizabeth 18   Paul 18
    Teresa 19   Donald 19
    Lori 20   Brian 20
    Kathy 21   Ronald 21
    Diane 22   Gary 22
    Carol 23   Scott 23
    Laura 24   Gregory 24
    Debbie 25   Anthony 25
    Kimberly 26   Edward 26
    Kathleen 27   Stephen 27
    Julie 28   Larry 28
    Denise 29   Christopher 29
    Cindy 30   Douglas 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1960

Baby Names in 1960

The year 1960 saw the rise of names like Kelly, Tracy, and Melody for girls and names like Todd, Darryl, and Dwayne for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 8th year in a row. The most popular boy name was David, which replaced the previous #1, Michael. The fastest rising names were Alesia, Janine, and Traci for girls and Darin, Troy, and Darrin for boys. 1960 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Jo, Tami, and Debora and the decline of boy names like Rickey, Bret, and Rory.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Alesia +161%   Darin +235%
  Janine +78%   Troy +115%
  Traci +74%   Darrin +112%
  Tracy +72%   Theron +97%
  Dina +71%   Daren +87%
  Felicia +68%   Tracy +79%
  Lesia +67%   Stacey +75%
  Sonya +64%   Adam +74%
  Wendi +59%   Darren +70%
  Shelli +54%   Dwayne +60%
  Lorie +54%   Darryl +60%
  Bettina +53%   Keenan +58%
  Danielle +50%   Raynard +56%
  Deirdre +50%   Tracey +54%
  Maryjo +48%   Dion +48%
  Deidre +44%   Courtney +45%
  Paige +44%   Stefan +45%
  Shelly +43%   Lenard +44%
  Tracie +41%   Antony +43%
  Venita +41%   Quintin +40%
  Monique +41%   Devin +39%
  Melody +41%   Desmond +38%
  Roxanna +41%   Timmothy +37%
  Marisa +39%   Keven +36%
  Tracey +39%   Lavern +36%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Sheree -47%   Wayde -46%
  Venus -39%   Yancy -46%
  Nola -34%   Artie -39%
  Robbin -32%   Isiah -38%
  Tamra -31%   Bret -33%
  Gale -31%   Major -32%
  Candice -30%   Duncan -32%
  Ora -27%   Lars -32%
  Debby -25%   Arlen -31%
  Pat -25%   Rickie -29%
  Bettie -24%   Curtiss -29%
  Bette -24%   Maynard -29%
  Delphine -24%   Broderick -29%
  Joanie -23%   Wally -28%
  Cyndi -23%   Clement -28%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Tracy 84   Bradley 90
  Jacqueline 85   Darryl 96
  Stephanie 91   Jon 97
  Vincent 98
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Deirdre 402   Darin 448
  Dina 411   Jess 468
  Maryellen 452   Scotty 471
  Deanne 473   Rolando 476
  Marybeth 475   Elliott 479
  Kristina 477   Michel 485
  Randi 484   Barney 487
  Christi 485   Trent 491
  Reba 495   Garland 492
  Maryanne 497   Ty 495
  Denice 498   Ramiro 496
  Alberta 499   Gilberto 498
  Bridgette 500   Morgan 499
  Blair 500

Birth Estimates

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Note: these are estimates based on incomplete data. The numbers are likely to be a bit off, especially for earlier years (i.e. years prior to World War 2).