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Most Popular Baby Names of 1961

Here are the most popular names of 1961. Click on any name to learn more about it, find similar names, or add it to your favorites.

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Rank Name Meaning
1 Michael
 
Hebrew: Gift from God
2 David
 
Hebrew: Dearly loved
3 John
 
Hebrew: Jehovah has been gracious, has shown favor. …
4 James
 
Hebrew: Supplanter; English: Replace
5 Robert
 
Scottish: Famed, bright, shining. 14th-century King …
6 Mark
 
Arthurian Legend: Tristan's uncIe; English: Of Mars,…
7 William
 
German: Resolute protector, will. For a long time af…
8 Richard
 
German: Powerful, strong ruler. A Teutonic name from…
9 Thomas
 
Hebrew: Twin
10 Steven
 
English: Variant of Stephen. Crown, wreath.
11 Jeffrey
 
English: Peaceful. Variant of Geoffrey. The three-sy…
12 Joseph
 
Hebrew: May Jah give increase. In the Bible, Joseph,…
13 Charles
 
German: A man. French variant of Carl adopted by the…
14 Kevin
 
Celtic: Gentle; Irish: Handsome child. Name of a fam…
15 Timothy
 
English: One who honors God. The biblical Timothy wa…
16 Kenneth
 
English: Royal obligation. Good-looking. Fair.; Celt…
17 Daniel
 
Hebrew: God is my Judge. The biblical prophet and wr…
18 Paul
 
English: Little. Biblical apostle and evangelist Pau…
19 Scott
 
Scottish: Wanderer; English: From Scotland. A Gael. Surname.
20 Brian
 
Celtic: In use in England since the Middle Ages. Pos…
21 Gary
 
English: Carries a spear; German: Spear
22 Donald
 
Celtic: Dark stranger; Scottish: Great chief. Donald…
23 Gregory
 
English: On the watch. As the first of 16 Gregory po…
24 Ronald
 
Scottish: Mighty or powerful; English: Powerful, rul…
25 Anthony
 
English: Highly praiseworthy. Mark Antony: (83-30 BC…

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