Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1882

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1882. 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 50 most popular baby girl names since 1882, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1882.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 4,116,330
2 Elizabeth 1,649,898
3 Patricia 1,572,554
4 Jennifer 1,468,730
5 Linda 1,453,343
6 Barbara 1,434,792
7 Margaret 1,250,190
8 Susan 1,121,673
9 Dorothy 1,108,548
10 Sarah 1,081,758
11 Jessica 1,047,867
12 Helen 1,019,293
13 Nancy 1,002,165
14 Betty 999,877
15 Karen 986,927
16 Lisa 965,824
17 Anna 894,982
18 Sandra 874,321
19 Emily 865,049
20 Ashley 849,956
21 Kimberly 839,976
22 Donna 831,082
23 Ruth 827,073
24 Carol 816,501
25 Michelle 812,630
26 Laura 795,523
27 Amanda 786,792
28 Melissa 756,065
29 Rebecca 750,472
30 Stephanie 741,973
31 Deborah 741,278
32 Sharon 722,067
33 Kathleen 712,437
34 Cynthia 709,782
35 Emma 701,861
36 Amy 694,278
37 Shirley 685,688
38 Angela 667,438
39 Catherine 661,550
40 Virginia 649,652
41 Katherine 641,163
42 Brenda 607,531
43 Pamela 594,583
44 Evelyn 593,110
45 Frances 590,352
46 Nicole 589,778
47 Christine 585,259
48 Samantha 580,935
49 Alice 567,891
50 Rachel 567,177

More Popular Baby Names

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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

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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