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

Girl Names

Boy Names

    Mary 1   Michael 1
    Lisa 2   David 2
    Susan 3   John 3
    Linda 4   James 4
    Karen 5   Robert 5
    Patricia 6   Mark 6
    Donna 7   William 7
    Cynthia 8   Richard 8
    Sandra 9   Thomas 9
    Deborah 10   Steven 10
    Brenda 11   Jeffrey 11
    Barbara 12   Joseph 12
    Debra 13   Charles 13
    Lori 14   Kevin 14
    Pamela 15   Timothy 15
    Nancy 16   Kenneth 16
    Sharon 17   Daniel 17
    Teresa 18   Paul 18
    Elizabeth 19   Scott 19
    Cheryl 20   Brian 20
    Laura 21   Gary 21
    Kimberly 22   Donald 22
    Julie 23   Gregory 23
    Carol 24   Ronald 24
    Kathy 25   Anthony 25
    Diane 26   Christopher 26
    Robin 27   Stephen 27
    Tammy 28   Douglas 28
    Kathleen 29   Edward 29
    Denise 30   Larry 30
 
The Baby Name Trends of 1961

Baby Names in 1961

The year 1961 saw the rise of names like Jacqueline, Carla, and Jackie for girls and names like Todd, Troy, and Adam for boys. The top overall girl name was Mary for the 9th year in a row. The most popular boy name was Michael, which replaced the previous #1, David. The fastest rising names were Johnna, Kara, and Daphne for girls and Troy, Lars, and Todd for boys. 1961 also saw the decline of previously popular girl names like Debra, Jo, and Melody and the decline of boy names like Darren, Bret, and Rory.
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Johnna New   Troy +107%
  Kara +136%   Lars +76%
  Daphne +127%   Todd +70%
  Angel +123%   Tod +65%
  Danielle +112%   Dante +64%
  Jacquline +99%   Rhett +59%
  Jacqueline +94%   Donovan +59%
  Paige +84%   Stephon +58%
  Caroline +81%   Adam +55%
  Shari +65%   Robbie +52%
  Liza +56%   Robby +51%
  Edwina +55%   Kennedy +51%
  Nikki +53%   Sebastian +49%
  Loriann +52%   Baron +47%
  Letitia +49%   Clark +45%
  Jana +49%   Kristopher +44%
  Janna +48%   Leonardo +43%
  Cara +45%   Sandy +42%
  Tracey +43%   Brooks +42%
  Jackie +42%   Ashley +42%
  Deirdre +40%   Chad +41%
  Tonya +38%   Micah +41%
  Tonja +38%   Darron +41%
  Tara +37%   Lincoln +40%
  Graciela +36%   Xavier +40%
Girl Name % Change Boy Name % Change
  Debi -30%   Keenan -42%
  Bambi -29%   Bret -40%
  Deb -28%   Skip -35%
  Earnestine -27%   Del -34%
  Earlene -26%   Donell -30%
  Melodie -26%   Britt -30%
  Debbi -26%   Duke -29%
  Mattie -24%   Adolph -28%
  Ivy -23%   Layne -28%
  Mable -23%   Val -28%
  Marina -23%   Millard -28%
  Sybil -22%   Christophe -28%
  Nona -21%   Hilton -27%
  Kathi -21%   Charley -27%
  Tamie -21%   Anton -25%
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Carla 77   Victor 99
  Melissa 95   Troy 100
  Regina 98
  Anna 100
Girl Names Rank Boy Names Rank
  Daphne 371   Robby 455
  Danielle 373   Stacey 458
  Angel 394   Shaun 475
  Johnna 442   Abel 477
  Deidre 458   Lamont 483
  Annmarie 481   Guadalupe 493
  Elise 482   Pablo 497
  Megan 483   Cleveland 500
  Julianne 484
  Lea 485
  Felecia 492
  Shelby 493
  Alesia 496
  Deann 499

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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).