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 4,120,507
2 Elizabeth 1,664,052
3 Patricia 1,572,984
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,454,010
6 Barbara 1,435,355
7 Margaret 1,254,602
8 Susan 1,122,102
9 Dorothy 1,109,833
10 Sarah 1,087,363
11 Jessica 1,049,131
12 Helen 1,020,741
13 Nancy 1,002,705
14 Betty 1,000,289
15 Karen 987,349
16 Lisa 966,358
17 Anna 900,970
18 Emily 878,051
19 Sandra 874,806
20 Ashley 853,497
21 Kimberly 842,700
22 Donna 831,288
23 Ruth 830,282
24 Carol 816,665
25 Michelle 814,241
26 Laura 797,189
27 Amanda 788,126
28 Melissa 757,719
29 Rebecca 752,581
30 Stephanie 743,310
31 Deborah 741,867
32 Emma 731,729
33 Sharon 722,452
34 Kathleen 712,926
35 Cynthia 710,440
36 Amy 697,244
37 Shirley 685,925
38 Angela 670,027
39 Catherine 663,524
40 Virginia 650,780
41 Katherine 644,692
42 Evelyn 611,833
43 Brenda 607,914
44 Pamela 594,787
45 Frances 591,895
46 Nicole 591,719
47 Samantha 586,105
48 Christine 585,689
49 Alice 574,883
50 Rachel 569,679

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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