Most Popular Baby Girl Names in 2022

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names were for the year 2022. 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 2022, 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 Olivia 16,573
2 Emma 14,435
3 Charlotte 12,891
4 Amelia 12,333
5 Sophia 12,310
6 Isabella 11,662
7 Ava 11,039
8 Mia 11,018
9 Evelyn 9,289
10 Luna 8,922
11 Harper 8,191
12 Camila 7,965
13 Sofia 7,254
14 Scarlett 7,224
15 Elizabeth 6,964
16 Eleanor 6,881
17 Emily 6,461
18 Chloe 6,445
19 Mila 6,445
20 Violet 6,434
21 Penelope 6,388
22 Gianna 6,385
23 Aria 6,368
24 Abigail 6,254
25 Ella 6,243
26 Avery 6,230
27 Hazel 6,125
28 Nora 6,119
29 Layla 6,058
30 Lily 5,966
31 Aurora 5,956
32 Nova 5,885
33 Ellie 5,761
34 Madison 5,479
35 Grace 5,255
36 Isla 5,255
37 Willow 5,025
38 Zoe 4,984
39 Riley 4,886
40 Stella 4,830
41 Eliana 4,780
42 Ivy 4,772
43 Victoria 4,763
44 Emilia 4,664
45 Zoey 4,488
46 Naomi 4,463
47 Hannah 4,451
48 Lucy 4,411
49 Elena 4,274
50 Lillian 4,226
51 Maya 4,208
52 Leah 4,169
53 Paisley 4,026
54 Addison 3,945
55 Natalie 3,932
56 Valentina 3,881
57 Everly 3,880
58 Delilah 3,853
59 Leilani 3,834
60 Madelyn 3,709
61 Kinsley 3,679
62 Ruby 3,593
63 Sophie 3,512
64 Alice 3,498
65 Genesis 3,427
66 Claire 3,365
67 Audrey 3,329
68 Sadie 3,278
69 Aaliyah 3,270
70 Josephine 3,236
71 Autumn 3,214
72 Brooklyn 3,191
73 Quinn 3,091
74 Kennedy 3,060
75 Cora 3,049
76 Savannah 3,034
77 Caroline 3,015
78 Athena 3,008
79 Natalia 2,995
80 Hailey 2,993
81 Aubrey 2,982
82 Emery 2,961
83 Anna 2,944
84 Iris 2,922
85 Bella 2,888
86 Eloise 2,888
87 Skylar 2,881
88 Jade 2,871
89 Gabriella 2,858
90 Ariana 2,840
91 Maria 2,831
92 Adeline 2,812
93 Lydia 2,794
94 Sarah 2,780
95 Nevaeh 2,778
96 Serenity 2,775
97 Liliana 2,768
98 Ayla 2,735
99 Everleigh 2,708
100 Raelynn 2,702
101 Allison 2,699
102 Madeline 2,686
103 Vivian 2,661
104 Maeve 2,659
105 Lyla 2,655
106 Samantha 2,586
107 Rylee 2,573
108 Eva 2,562
109 Melody 2,558
110 Clara 2,541
111 Hadley 2,532
112 Julia 2,531
113 Piper 2,477
114 Juniper 2,474
115 Parker 2,403
116 Brielle 2,380
117 Eden 2,376
118 Remi 2,374
119 Josie 2,352
120 Rose 2,349
121 Arya 2,330
122 Eliza 2,328
123 Charlie 2,322
124 Peyton 2,313
125 Daisy 2,307
126 Lucia 2,202
127 Millie 2,182
128 Margaret 2,180
129 Freya 2,167
130 Melanie 2,160
131 Elliana 2,114
132 Adalynn 2,113
133 Alina 2,109
134 Emersyn 2,109
135 Sienna 2,105
136 Mary 2,097
137 Isabelle 2,092
138 Alaia 2,072
139 Esther 2,060
140 Sloane 2,050
141 Mackenzie 2,030
142 Amara 2,029
143 Ximena 2,004
144 Sage 1,997
145 Cecilia 1,995
146 Valeria 1,994
147 Reagan 1,982
148 Valerie 1,974
149 Catalina 1,941
150 River 1,912
151 Magnolia 1,869
152 Kehlani 1,865
153 Summer 1,862
154 Ashley 1,851
155 Andrea 1,850
156 Isabel 1,848
157 Oakley 1,837
158 Olive 1,828
159 Oaklynn 1,824
160 Ember 1,819
161 Kaylee 1,814
162 Georgia 1,751
163 Juliette 1,748
164 Anastasia 1,747
165 Genevieve 1,737
166 Katherine 1,727
167 Blakely 1,725
168 Reese 1,721
169 Amaya 1,716
170 Emerson 1,714
171 Brianna 1,697
172 June 1,695
173 Alani 1,692
174 Lainey 1,689
175 Arianna 1,686
176 Rosalie 1,682
177 Sara 1,670
178 Jasmine 1,664
179 Ruth 1,656
180 Adalyn 1,648
181 Ada 1,647
182 Bailey 1,643
183 Ariella 1,626
184 Wren 1,595
185 Myla 1,593
186 Khloe 1,574
187 Callie 1,572
188 Elsie 1,545
189 Alexandra 1,544
190 Ryleigh 1,539
191 Faith 1,535
192 Norah 1,528
193 Margot 1,522
194 Zuri 1,513
195 Journee 1,508
196 Aspen 1,502
197 Gemma 1,495
198 Kylie 1,487
199 Molly 1,474
200 Blake 1,441
201 Zara 1,432
202 Alaina 1,426
203 Alana 1,412
204 Brynlee 1,410
205 Amy 1,408
206 Annie 1,408
207 Saylor 1,404
208 Ana 1,392
209 Amira 1,385
210 Kimberly 1,384
211 Noelle 1,382
212 Kamila 1,379
213 Morgan 1,375
214 Phoebe 1,373
215 Harmony 1,370
216 Sutton 1,364
217 Taylor 1,361
218 Finley 1,356
219 Lilah 1,356
220 Juliana 1,355
221 Lila 1,346
222 Londyn 1,344
223 Kailani 1,343
224 Vera 1,330
225 Kaia 1,323
226 Angela 1,316
227 Hallie 1,316
228 Diana 1,313
229 Lennon 1,309
230 Presley 1,309
231 Arabella 1,306
232 Aliyah 1,304
233 Lilly 1,295
234 Milani 1,291
235 Jordyn 1,287
236 Camille 1,283
237 Ariel 1,279
238 Aubree 1,279
239 Selena 1,270
240 Sawyer 1,257
241 Nyla 1,255
242 Delaney 1,252
243 Mariana 1,250
244 Rachel 1,247
245 Adaline 1,238
246 Leila 1,237
247 Lia 1,230
248 Collins 1,230
249 Octavia 1,229
250 Kali 1,220

What's in a (Popular) Name?

How do we know which baby names are hot each year? It's simple! The Social Security Administration collects data as parents register their newborns for a Social Security card. So, instead of waiting for the 10-year census, we get an annual update on the trending names!

Popular Baby Names vs. Popular First Names: Any Differences?

If you're wondering why the most popular baby names and the most popular first names aren't the same, remember: first names include everyone, not just babies. With 16.5% of the population over 65, names popular in their generation, like 'Adaline' or '', still top the charts. As the birth rate declines, we won't see baby names like 'Olivia' or '' topping the overall popular names list until the Baby Boomer generation decreases significantly.

What Factors Influence Baby Name Popularity?

Ever wondered how a name like 'Amelia' or '' hits the charts? It's not an exact science, but here are some cool factors:

Celebrity Influence

Americans adore their stars! A favorite celeb can influence baby names, so if you see more little 'Charlottes' or 's' running around, you might have a Hollywood A-lister to thank!

Character-Inspired Names

Bookworms and movie buffs often name their kids after beloved characters. If 'Sophia' or '' sound familiar, check out the latest bestseller or box-office hit!

Following the Trend

We humans are trend-followers. So, if a friend's baby 'Isabella' or '' has a cute ring to it, don't be surprised if it catches on!

The Power of Recall

Names heard repeatedly stick in our minds. So if 'Luna' or '' are on repeat, you'll likely see them in the baby name charts.

Family Tradition

Some names like 'Ava' or '' stand the test of time, thanks to the tradition of naming babies after older relatives.

Religion and Politics

Religious texts and political figures inspire many parents. Evergreen choices like 'Mia' or '' show the lasting impact of religion and politics on baby names.

So, while we can't always predict why a name like 'Evelyn' or '' becomes popular, these factors give us some fun insights into the ever-changing landscape of baby names!

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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