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Top 10 Popular Names for Over 62-Year Olds: Tom, Dick… no Harry!

We frequently hear about top 10 baby names but what about top 10 names for older people? Have we got a list for you!

According to data collected by The American Advisors Group (AAG) over a 3-year period the top men’s name for over 62’s in the US is Robert (or Bob) and Mary for women. The average age of those researched was 74 and the oldest was 101.

James came in second for men with Donald “Don” rounding out the list. Betty comes in at number 9 for the women and in 10th place is Shirley.


  1. Robert “Bob”
  2. James
  3. John
  4. William “Bill”
  5. Richard “Dick”
  6. David
  7. Thomas “Tom”
  8. Michael “Mike”
  9. Charles “Charlie”
  10. Donald “Don”


  1. Mary
  2. Linda
  3. Patricia “Patty”
  4. Barbara
  5. Carol
  6. Nancy
  7. Sandra
  8. Susan “Susie”
  9. Betty
  10. Shirley

All of the names listed are absolute classics and many names feature on popular baby lists these days – how many people do you know with names in the top 10?  Are you on there?


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