Baby Name Timeline: 1960s

The baby names below saw sudden changes in usage during the 1960s thanks to the influence of historical events. I’ve written explanatory blog posts about some of them — please click the links to learn more!

To check out history-influenced baby names from other decades, visit the baby name timeline main page.


1969

barbarella, movie, baby name, 1960s,

1969 News: Aldrin, Neil, Apollo, Tron, Francelia, Biafra, Salimah

1969 Movie character: Barbarella

1969 Movie: Heather

1969 TV characters: Aristede, Jamison, Shana, Toosdhi, Philana, Miosotis, Julia, Corey, Johnny, Scott, Jason, Jeremy, Joshua, Candy

1969 Actors: Tige, Keone, Diahann, Marc, Shani

1969 Literary character: Galadriel

1969 Songs: Juniper, Vance, Jude, Chelsea

1969 Singers: Deshannon, Donovan, Omayra

1969 Sports: Tuesdee, Trevino

1969 Products: Elan, Cantrece, Crissy

1969 Celebrity babies: Chastity, Tricia, Ennis

1969 Beauty queen: Troas


1968

carrie anne, song, baby name, 1960s,

1968 News: Christiaan, Coretta, Yolanda, Dexter, Che, Trenny, Torben, Lurleen

1968 Politics: Onassis

1968 Movie characters: Neely, Stassa

1968 TV characters: Laryssa, Carolee, Jemal, Josette, Angelique, Lahoma, Kelly, Shahna, Kelinda, Layle, Manolito, Lancer, Blue, Shana

1968 Actors: Dustin, Dack

1968 Literary characters: Arwen, Thorin

1968 Songs: Carrieanne, Lalena, Valleri

1968 Singer: Quetcy, Tammi

1968 Musical group: Shondell

1968 Sports: Orenthal, Alcindor

1968 Product: Charisma

1968 Celebrity baby: Maryum


1967

alfie, movie, song, baby name, 1960s,

1967 News: Svetlana, Ronisue, Roni, Marci, Tandeka

1967 TV characters: Tonia, Clayt, Cinnamon, Buffy, Hondo, Mannix, Dulcey, Rosaisela, Judd, Davy

1967 Actors: Millette, Sivi, Cami, Vitina

1967 Literary character: Kerith

1967 Comics: Geisha

1967 Songs: Alfie, Georgy, Sharmon, Windy

1967 Singers: Aretha, Nico

1967 Sports: Cazzie

1967 Product: Camaro

1967 Celebrity baby: Joely, Erinn, Chalene

1967 Celebrity related: Tahnee, Devara, Talitha

1967 Model: Twiggy


1966

daktari, television, baby name, 1960s,

1966 News: Agena, Bedar

1966 Politics: Indira

1966 Movie characters: Raef, Lara, Yuri

1966 TV characters: Gidget, Audra, Heath, Tabitha, Tabatha, Tamantha, Alfy, Tavio, Anissa, Artemus, Kimble

1966 TV shows: Peyton, Daktari

1966 TV contestant: Sheva

1966 Actor: Marlo

1966 Comics: Yesenia

1966 Songs: Michelle, Cherish, Caramia

1966 Singer: Lainie

1966 Product: Caprice

1966 Celebrity baby: Devera

1966 Celebrity related: Sonji

1966 Model: Donyale


1965

gemini, space program, baby name, 1960s,

1965 News: Gemini

1965 Politics: Luci

1965 Movie characters: Liesl, Sugar, Shelleen, Santee, Marnie

1965 TV characters: Samantha, Darrin, Endora, Morticia, Wednesday, Tatia, Illya, Petina, Bettyjo, Cara, Shenandoah, Jarrod, Allison, Rodney, Karen

1965 TV show: Addam

1965 Actors: Daliah, Virna, Lisi, Ursula, Mia, Ryan

1965 Literary characters: Kerensa, Mellyora

1965 Singers: Petula, Fontella, Fanita

1965 Sports: Marichal, Diron

1965 Celebrity baby: Xan

1965 Beauty queens: Apasra, Vonda

1965 Model: Kecia


1964

charade, movie, baby name, 1960s,

1964 News: Hope

1964 Politics: Lyndon, Kennedy, Fitzgerald, Jacqueline, Jackie, Caroline

1964 Movie characters: Taggart, Hud, Dhana, Guendalina, Thomasina

1964 TV characters: Destry, Quint, Trampas, Thedy, Bobbiejo, Djuna, Tessa, Zina

1964 TV contestant: Celynn

1964 TV commercial: Deneen

1964 Actors: Janssen, Pleshette, Kamala, Inger, Senta, Diahn, Cherylene, Julissa

1964 Songs: Dawn, Charade, Abilene

1964 Singer: Bavan

1964 Musical group: Ronette, Vandella

1964 Musician: Ringo

1964 Sports: Nicklaus, Cassius, Deron


1963

lolita, movie, baby name, 1960s,

1963 News: Medgar, Martin, Gordon, Camala, Janita, Valentina, Troylene

1963 Politics: Bouvier

1963 Movie characters: Lolita, Cybele, Heavenly, Phaedra, Tamiko

1963 TV characters: Pebbles, Grindl, Brycie, Tal, Sutton, Stoney, Joby, Glynis, Jerrod, Trisha, Sindee, Kris

1963 TV contestant: Candi

1963 TV personality: Keefe

1963 Actors: Keir, Tippi, Anjanette, Stanja

1963 Song: Paula, Nova

1963 Singers: Ral, Michaelann

1963 Musical group: Chiffon

1963 Sports: Cepeda, Maury

1963 Products: Tressy, Wondra, Chevelle

1963 Brand: Tangerine

1963 Celebrity related: Kristin


1962

chubby, musician, baby name, 1960s,

Here are the names for 1962.


1961

velvet, television, baby name, 1960s,

Here are the names for 1961.


1960

devy, television, baby name, 1960s,

1960 News: Farah, Leisha, Aleida, Kwame

1960 Movie characters: Raymie, Haya, Ryder, Jordana, Pollyanna

1960 TV characters: Dobie, Thalia, Cully, Clay, Lisha, Andamo, Chantay, Bronco, Modesty, Tiare, Tiki

1960 TV contestants: Sherrylyn, Lavelda, Sita

1960 TV show: Bonanza

1960 Actors: Hayley, Ziva, Elana, Marpessa, Nedenia, Troy, Ansara, Jovon, Flip, Darren

1960 African-American magazines: Lajeune, Claudinette

1960 Comics: Kippy

1960 Songs: Misty, Laura

1960 Singers: Devy, Rydell, Brendalee, Darin, Dino

1960 Musicians: Wynton, Thelonious


More Names

Other historically significant baby names bestowed in the U.S. during the 1960s include Orbit.