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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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