Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1996

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1996. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 250 most popular baby girl names in 1996, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

Top 1000 most popular boy names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Top 1000 most popular girl names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Rank Name Count
1 Emily 25,151
2 Jessica 24,201
3 Ashley 23,678
4 Sarah 21,040
5 Samantha 20,549
6 Taylor 19,153
7 Hannah 18,596
8 Alexis 16,591
9 Rachel 16,120
10 Elizabeth 16,001
11 Kayla 15,269
12 Megan 14,769
13 Amanda 13,976
14 Brittany 13,796
15 Madison 13,410
16 Lauren 12,593
17 Brianna 11,925
18 Victoria 11,859
19 Jennifer 11,728
20 Stephanie 11,642
21 Courtney 11,343
22 Nicole 11,132
23 Alyssa 11,022
24 Rebecca 10,627
25 Morgan 10,293
26 Alexandra 10,024
27 Amber 9,772
28 Jasmine 9,708
29 Danielle 9,284
30 Haley 9,042
31 Katherine 8,876
32 Abigail 8,604
33 Anna 8,571
34 Olivia 8,124
35 Shelby 7,949
36 Kelsey 7,655
37 Maria 7,596
38 Allison 7,453
39 Sydney 7,259
40 Kaitlyn 7,240
41 Kimberly 7,175
42 Melissa 7,170
43 Savannah 6,999
44 Mary 6,963
45 Brooke 6,724
46 Natalie 6,692
47 Michelle 6,596
48 Julia 6,314
49 Jordan 6,298
50 Sara 6,288
51 Erin 6,256
52 Tiffany 6,158
53 Emma 6,144
54 Gabrielle 5,887
55 Chelsea 5,864
56 Destiny 5,856
57 Christina 5,804
58 Sabrina 5,774
59 Marissa 5,753
60 Vanessa 5,745
61 Andrea 5,670
62 Sierra 5,487
63 Mariah 5,446
64 Katelyn 5,421
65 Paige 5,342
66 Laura 5,227
67 Madeline 4,911
68 Cheyenne 4,864
69 Jacqueline 4,863
70 Kristen 4,851
71 Heather 4,758
72 Briana 4,735
73 Kelly 4,734
74 Breanna 4,700
75 Mackenzie 4,596
76 Miranda 4,568
77 Alexandria 4,562
78 Caroline 4,466
79 Erica 4,459
80 Shannon 4,337
81 Katie 4,326
82 Monica 4,325
83 Jenna 4,287
84 Caitlin 4,269
85 Bailey 4,191
86 Lindsey 4,112
87 Kathryn 4,102
88 Amy 4,067
89 Cassandra 4,017
90 Angela 3,864
91 Alicia 3,861
92 Crystal 3,786
93 Hailey 3,760
94 Grace 3,741
95 Catherine 3,738
96 Jamie 3,599
97 Angelica 3,404
98 Leah 3,325
99 Molly 3,311
100 Alexa 3,260
101 Cynthia 3,189
102 Michaela 3,176
103 Kaitlin 3,135
104 Autumn 3,110
105 Margaret 3,104
106 Erika 3,079
107 Diana 2,950
108 Karina 2,867
109 Cassidy 2,844
110 Kaylee 2,804
111 Kylie 2,798
112 Chloe 2,781
113 Meghan 2,773
114 Veronica 2,745
115 Brittney 2,741
116 Claire 2,737
117 Bethany 2,699
118 Leslie 2,664
119 Melanie 2,664
120 Hayley 2,577
121 Casey 2,550
122 Dominique 2,547
123 Bianca 2,523
124 Daisy 2,514
125 Sophia 2,513
126 Carly 2,510
127 Jocelyn 2,508
128 Rachael 2,485
129 Makayla 2,462
130 Holly 2,438
131 Brenda 2,416
132 Gabriela 2,412
133 Karen 2,401
134 Lindsay 2,397
135 Christine 2,371
136 Kendra 2,367
137 Summer 2,345
138 Caitlyn 2,332
139 Gabriella 2,323
140 Whitney 2,310
141 Ana 2,307
142 Selena 2,291
143 Mikayla 2,284
144 Desiree 2,277
145 Jade 2,238
146 Rebekah 2,222
147 Kristin 2,193
148 Kristina 2,180
149 Faith 2,159
150 Julie 2,139
151 Isabella 2,110
152 Kathleen 2,107
153 Adriana 2,102
154 Valerie 2,082
155 Zoe 2,065
156 Ariana 2,043
157 Alondra 2,020
158 Mckenzie 1,978
159 Patricia 1,970
160 Alejandra 1,955
161 Brandi 1,952
162 Angel 1,939
163 Ariel 1,923
164 Audrey 1,915
165 Kara 1,910
166 Alison 1,901
167 Tara 1,899
168 Lisa 1,864
169 Marisa 1,857
170 Natasha 1,845
171 Shania 1,836
172 Nancy 1,825
173 Lydia 1,812
174 Claudia 1,806
175 Dana 1,800
176 Kirsten 1,773
177 April 1,763
178 Alexus 1,703
179 Diamond 1,697
180 Mia 1,689
181 Sandra 1,658
182 Deja 1,638
183 Mallory 1,629
184 Raven 1,622
185 Tori 1,614
186 Hope 1,611
187 Cierra 1,596
188 Evelyn 1,595
189 Jasmin 1,587
190 Kiana 1,585
191 Katrina 1,543
192 Bridget 1,530
193 Meagan 1,503
194 Yesenia 1,503
195 Cindy 1,497
196 Monique 1,490
197 Isabel 1,469
198 Kendall 1,468
199 Jillian 1,462
200 Asia 1,447
201 Maya 1,444
202 Ashlee 1,438
203 Kassandra 1,436
204 Karla 1,434
205 Ciara 1,429
206 Hanna 1,422
207 Abby 1,418
208 Kennedy 1,418
209 Joanna 1,405
210 Deanna 1,390
211 Mercedes 1,390
212 Naomi 1,390
213 Kiara 1,389
214 Arianna 1,369
215 Brandy 1,365
216 Jazmin 1,343
217 Krystal 1,336
218 Guadalupe 1,328
219 Anne 1,324
220 Tatiana 1,317
221 Krista 1,312
222 Amelia 1,291
223 Chelsey 1,285
224 Katelynn 1,284
225 Jada 1,257
226 Tessa 1,254
227 Ashlyn 1,242
228 Jazmine 1,242
229 Mckenna 1,230
230 Denise 1,229
231 Tabitha 1,228
232 Allyson 1,222
233 Carolyn 1,209
234 Gina 1,190
235 Marisol 1,189
236 Katlyn 1,186
237 Meredith 1,180
238 Ashleigh 1,180
239 Imani 1,171
240 Alisha 1,163
241 Celeste 1,157
242 Clarissa 1,157
243 Nina 1,157
244 Alana 1,155
245 Ellen 1,155
246 Cristina 1,150
247 Brenna 1,149
248 Riley 1,149
249 Tiara 1,142
250 Savanna 1,135

Historical Data for Baby Names

If you're interested to see how the trends and popularity of baby names have changed, you can use the links below to view the historical data by decade.

Most popular first names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular boy names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Most popular girl names, 1880-present | since 1950 | since 1960 | since 1970 | since 1980 | since 1990 | since 2000 | since 2010

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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