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 4,110,262
2 Elizabeth 1,654,902
3 Patricia 1,572,763
4 Jennifer 1,469,363
5 Linda 1,453,628
6 Barbara 1,434,954
7 Margaret 1,250,601
8 Susan 1,121,570
9 Dorothy 1,109,076
10 Sarah 1,083,173
11 Jessica 1,048,506
12 Helen 1,019,156
13 Nancy 1,002,004
14 Betty 999,958
15 Karen 987,153
16 Lisa 966,069
17 Anna 894,883
18 Sandra 874,576
19 Emily 871,318
20 Ashley 851,646
21 Kimberly 841,316
22 Donna 831,168
23 Ruth 828,303
24 Carol 816,579
25 Michelle 813,423
26 Laura 795,169
27 Amanda 787,157
28 Melissa 756,856
29 Rebecca 751,257
30 Stephanie 742,657
31 Deborah 741,556
32 Sharon 722,253
33 Emma 714,991
34 Kathleen 712,677
35 Cynthia 710,083
36 Amy 695,640
37 Shirley 685,783
38 Angela 668,687
39 Catherine 661,822
40 Virginia 649,937
41 Katherine 642,374
42 Brenda 607,727
43 Evelyn 602,419
44 Pamela 594,694
45 Nicole 590,727
46 Frances 590,464
47 Christine 585,398
48 Samantha 583,504
49 Alice 569,843
50 Rachel 568,229

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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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