Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1883

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1883. 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 1883, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1883.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 4,112,359
2 Elizabeth 1,661,866
3 Patricia 1,572,984
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,453,974
6 Barbara 1,435,225
7 Margaret 1,252,781
8 Susan 1,121,776
9 Dorothy 1,109,718
10 Sarah 1,085,953
11 Jessica 1,049,123
12 Helen 1,019,903
13 Nancy 1,002,266
14 Betty 1,000,166
15 Karen 987,349
16 Lisa 966,358
17 Anna 897,827
18 Emily 877,779
19 Sandra 874,806
20 Ashley 853,497
21 Kimberly 842,700
22 Donna 831,269
23 Ruth 829,959
24 Carol 816,659
25 Michelle 814,241
26 Laura 796,038
27 Amanda 787,838
28 Melissa 757,678
29 Rebecca 752,322
30 Stephanie 743,310
31 Deborah 741,852
32 Emma 729,426
33 Sharon 722,452
34 Kathleen 712,904
35 Cynthia 710,395
36 Amy 697,048
37 Shirley 685,916
38 Angela 670,003
39 Catherine 662,798
40 Virginia 650,506
41 Katherine 644,101
42 Evelyn 611,708
43 Brenda 607,914
44 Pamela 594,787
45 Nicole 591,719
46 Frances 591,214
47 Samantha 586,090
48 Christine 585,614
49 Alice 573,341
50 Rachel 569,476

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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