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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 Mary
 
Hebrew: Bitter; English: Bitter. Variant of Miriam. …
2 Lisa
 
German: Devoted to God; English: Variation of Elizab…
3 Susan
 
Hebrew: Lily. Diminutive of Susannah also used as an…
4 Linda
 
Spanish: Pretty; English: Lime tree, linden tree.; G…
5 Karen
 
English: Abbreviation of Katherine. Pure.
6 Patricia
 
Spanish: Noble
7 Donna
 
Italian: Lady
8 Cynthia
 
English: Variant of Cynthia and Lucinda
9 Sandra
 
English: Defender of mankind. Feminine of Alexander.
10 Deborah
 
Hebrew: Bee
11 Brenda
 
Irish: Little raven, beacon on the hill
12 Barbara
 
English: Traveler from a foreign land. In Catholic c…
13 Debra
 
Hebrew: Bee
14 Lori
 
English: The laurel tree or sweet bay tree symbolic …
15 Pamela
 
Greek: Honeyed.
16 Nancy
 
French: Variant of Anne. Favor, grace.; English: Var…
17 Sharon
 
Hebrew: From the land of Sharon
18 Teresa
 
Spanish: Variant of Theresa. Name of two popular sai…
19 Elizabeth
 
English: Bountiful, God of plenty; Hebrew: Bountiful…
20 Cheryl
 
German: Manly; English: Dear one, darling
21 Laura
 
English: The laurel tree or sweet bay tree symbolic …
22 Kimberly
 
English: From the royal fortress meadow
23 Julie
 
French: Youthful, Jove's child. A feminine of Julian.
24 Carol
 
English: Joy, manly; French: Song of happiness
25 Kathy
 
English: Form of the Greek Catherine meaning pure. V…

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