Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1884

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1884. 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 1884, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1884.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 4,104,347
2 Elizabeth 1,659,611
3 Patricia 1,572,984
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,453,925
6 Barbara 1,435,090
7 Margaret 1,250,900
8 Susan 1,121,454
9 Dorothy 1,109,577
10 Sarah 1,084,594
11 Jessica 1,049,117
12 Helen 1,019,041
13 Nancy 1,001,854
14 Betty 1,000,046
15 Karen 987,349
16 Lisa 966,358
17 Anna 894,521
18 Emily 877,437
19 Sandra 874,806
20 Ashley 853,497
21 Kimberly 842,700
22 Donna 831,248
23 Ruth 829,572
24 Carol 816,659
25 Michelle 814,241
26 Laura 794,855
27 Amanda 787,551
28 Melissa 757,636
29 Rebecca 752,078
30 Stephanie 743,310
31 Deborah 741,836
32 Emma 727,059
33 Sharon 722,452
34 Kathleen 712,883
35 Cynthia 710,329
36 Amy 696,839
37 Shirley 685,898
38 Angela 669,981
39 Catherine 661,945
40 Virginia 650,272
41 Katherine 643,518
42 Evelyn 611,569
43 Brenda 607,914
44 Pamela 594,787
45 Nicole 591,719
46 Frances 590,504
47 Samantha 586,073
48 Christine 585,511
49 Alice 571,853
50 Rachel 569,302

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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