Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 1998

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 1998. 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 1998, 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 26,185
2 Hannah 21,374
3 Samantha 20,193
4 Sarah 19,892
5 Ashley 19,873
6 Alexis 19,777
7 Taylor 18,573
8 Jessica 18,235
9 Madison 17,786
10 Elizabeth 15,190
11 Alyssa 13,709
12 Kayla 13,422
13 Megan 13,255
14 Lauren 12,907
15 Rachel 12,206
16 Victoria 12,147
17 Brianna 12,047
18 Abigail 11,099
19 Amanda 10,920
20 Jennifer 10,691
21 Olivia 10,610
22 Emma 10,446
23 Morgan 10,217
24 Nicole 9,911
25 Brittany 9,843
26 Jasmine 9,484
27 Alexandra 8,608
28 Sydney 8,551
29 Stephanie 8,491
30 Rebecca 8,420
31 Anna 8,381
32 Julia 8,328
33 Katherine 8,205
34 Destiny 8,153
35 Kaitlyn 7,936
36 Haley 7,935
37 Amber 7,929
38 Allison 7,861
39 Courtney 7,554
40 Natalie 7,546
41 Danielle 7,368
42 Jordan 7,113
43 Maria 6,816
44 Mary 6,463
45 Savannah 6,463
46 Brooke 6,344
47 Gabrielle 6,201
48 Sara 6,008
49 Shelby 5,893
50 Madeline 5,869
51 Sierra 5,840
52 Vanessa 5,830
53 Kimberly 5,721
54 Grace 5,720
55 Michelle 5,561
56 Kelsey 5,549
57 Erin 5,471
58 Katelyn 5,367
59 Melissa 5,354
60 Bailey 5,196
61 Andrea 5,132
62 Mariah 5,085
63 Paige 4,975
64 Mackenzie 4,890
65 Jenna 4,864
66 Marissa 4,720
67 Tiffany 4,612
68 Sabrina 4,608
69 Christina 4,533
70 Hailey 4,472
71 Makayla 4,365
72 Cheyenne 4,328
73 Sophia 4,307
74 Laura 4,297
75 Caroline 4,276
76 Breanna 4,250
77 Autumn 4,208
78 Caitlin 4,175
79 Briana 4,152
80 Miranda 4,142
81 Alexandria 4,008
82 Mikayla 3,858
83 Diana 3,853
84 Isabella 3,849
85 Cassandra 3,814
86 Kaylee 3,806
87 Chloe 3,793
88 Katie 3,743
89 Kelly 3,703
90 Kathryn 3,702
91 Claire 3,641
92 Erica 3,624
93 Alexa 3,622
94 Chelsea 3,518
95 Jacqueline 3,500
96 Amy 3,485
97 Lindsey 3,465
98 Alicia 3,408
99 Heather 3,397
100 Angela 3,369
101 Catherine 3,348
102 Kristen 3,348
103 Michaela 3,341
104 Shannon 3,278
105 Monica 3,229
106 Faith 3,217
107 Leah 3,215
108 Molly 3,190
109 Angelica 3,182
110 Crystal 3,174
111 Leslie 3,079
112 Jamie 3,065
113 Cassidy 3,045
114 Margaret 2,961
115 Caitlyn 2,937
116 Gabriella 2,925
117 Kylie 2,879
118 Isabel 2,827
119 Jada 2,711
120 Kaitlin 2,701
121 Meghan 2,697
122 Zoe 2,692
123 Maya 2,685
124 Erika 2,672
125 Jade 2,657
126 Veronica 2,632
127 Cynthia 2,631
128 Jocelyn 2,581
129 Gabriela 2,577
130 Mia 2,566
131 Summer 2,558
132 Bethany 2,490
133 Esmeralda 2,477
134 Adriana 2,475
135 Melanie 2,461
136 Daisy 2,449
137 Ariana 2,424
138 Angel 2,384
139 Selena 2,278
140 Carly 2,264
141 Ana 2,261
142 Mckenzie 2,243
143 Brittney 2,239
144 Karina 2,235
145 Audrey 2,202
146 Dominique 2,159
147 Ariel 2,150
148 Valerie 2,142
149 Brenda 2,133
150 Casey 2,103
151 Hayley 2,084
152 Karen 2,073
153 Lydia 2,068
154 Kendra 2,035
155 Rebekah 2,030
156 Alejandra 2,020
157 Bianca 2,019
158 Jillian 2,015
159 Desiree 1,999
160 Hope 1,951
161 Lindsay 1,938
162 Madelyn 1,928
163 Holly 1,921
164 Diamond 1,918
165 Hanna 1,898
166 Riley 1,877
167 Arianna 1,841
168 Julie 1,805
169 Lily 1,751
170 Rachael 1,744
171 Kathleen 1,739
172 Kiara 1,734
173 Skylar 1,731
174 Lillian 1,717
175 Christine 1,715
176 Kara 1,712
177 Jasmin 1,710
178 Evelyn 1,707
179 Claudia 1,706
180 Patricia 1,704
181 Cierra 1,687
182 April 1,662
183 Kennedy 1,658
184 Alexus 1,654
185 Raven 1,652
186 Allyson 1,650
187 Kendall 1,644
188 Alison 1,642
189 Tara 1,637
190 Naomi 1,630
191 Adrianna 1,614
192 Kristina 1,612
193 Whitney 1,611
194 Abby 1,608
195 Daniela 1,595
196 Isabelle 1,591
197 Jordyn 1,583
198 Cameron 1,565
199 Kyra 1,565
200 Brooklyn 1,558
201 Ashlyn 1,548
202 Kirsten 1,547
203 Alondra 1,536
204 Mallory 1,525
205 Natasha 1,521
206 Asia 1,509
207 Nancy 1,480
208 Jazmin 1,479
209 Karla 1,472
210 Katelynn 1,457
211 Kristin 1,447
212 Mckenna 1,439
213 Marisa 1,433
214 Tatiana 1,428
215 Amelia 1,424
216 Dana 1,424
217 Madeleine 1,424
218 Peyton 1,417
219 Jazmine 1,403
220 Serena 1,401
221 Delaney 1,400
222 Aaliyah 1,399
223 Guadalupe 1,383
224 Mercedes 1,376
225 Tessa 1,376
226 Kiana 1,371
227 Payton 1,368
228 Sandra 1,366
229 Alexia 1,365
230 Lisa 1,363
231 Nina 1,348
232 Sofia 1,346
233 Tori 1,332
234 Kylee 1,307
235 Katrina 1,297
236 Cindy 1,293
237 Bridget 1,287
238 Mya 1,284
239 Priscilla 1,284
240 Joanna 1,281
241 Savanna 1,278
242 Giselle 1,255
243 Aubrey 1,252
244 Deanna 1,246
245 Deja 1,244
246 Dakota 1,243
247 Avery 1,242
248 Maggie 1,237
249 Kassandra 1,237
250 Ciara 1,232

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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