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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
26 Christopher
Unknown/Other: One who holds Christ in his heart
27 Stephen
English: Crown, wreath. In the Bible Stephen was the…
28 Douglas
Irish: Dark stranger; Scottish: From the dark river.…
29 Edward
Anglo-Saxon: Guardian; English: Wealthy guardian; Ge…
30 Larry
English: Abbreviation of Lawrence or Laurence often …
31 George
English: Farmer. In medieval legend St. George (the …
32 Terry
English: Abbreviation of Terrance and Terrell. Terry…
33 Randy
English: Diminutive of Randolph. House wolf: protect…
34 Dennis
English: Variant of Dionysius. Dionysius is the myth…
35 Keith
Irish: From the battlefield; Scottish: From the battleground
36 Mike
English: Abbreviation of Michael and Micah (who is like God)
37 Jerry
English: Abbreviation of names beginning with Jer- S…
38 Eric
English: Brave ruler
39 Patrick
Irish: Patrician, noble. Romans society was divided …
40 Bruce
English: Surname since medieval times. Now a common …
41 Frank
English: Free, a free man; French: Free, a free man
42 Peter
English: A rock. Peter the biblical fisherman and ap…
43 Craig
Scottish: Dwells at the crag
44 Ricky
English: Abbreviation of Richard. Powerful, strong ruler.
45 Steve
English: Abbreviation of Steven and Stephen often us…
46 Todd
English: Fox. Tod is a Scottish nickname meaning a c…
47 Roger
German: Renowned spearman; English: Renowned spearman
48 Raymond
French: Guards wisely; German: Form of Raymond (guar…
49 Jeff
English: Peaceful. Variant of Jeffrey.
50 Jeffery
English: Peaceful. Variant of Geoffrey in use since …

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