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 4,100,170
2 Elizabeth 1,645,457
3 Patricia 1,572,554
4 Jennifer 1,468,730
5 Linda 1,453,258
6 Barbara 1,434,527
7 Margaret 1,246,488
8 Susan 1,121,025
9 Dorothy 1,108,292
10 Sarah 1,078,989
11 Jessica 1,047,853
12 Helen 1,017,593
13 Nancy 1,001,314
14 Betty 999,634
15 Karen 986,927
16 Lisa 965,824
17 Anna 888,533
18 Sandra 874,321
19 Emily 864,435
20 Ashley 849,956
21 Kimberly 839,976
22 Donna 831,042
23 Ruth 826,363
24 Carol 816,495
25 Michelle 812,630
26 Laura 793,189
27 Amanda 786,217
28 Melissa 755,982
29 Rebecca 749,969
30 Stephanie 741,973
31 Deborah 741,247
32 Sharon 722,067
33 Kathleen 712,394
34 Cynthia 709,671
35 Emma 697,191
36 Amy 693,873
37 Shirley 685,661
38 Angela 667,392
39 Catherine 659,971
40 Virginia 649,144
41 Katherine 639,989
42 Brenda 607,531
43 Pamela 594,583
44 Evelyn 592,846
45 Nicole 589,778
46 Frances 588,961
47 Christine 585,081
48 Samantha 580,903
49 Rachel 566,800
50 Alice 564,861

More Popular Baby Names

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

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.

Link To or Reference This Page

We spent a lot of time downloading, cleaning, merging, and formatting the data that is shown on the site.

If you found the data or information on this page useful in your research, please use the tool below to properly cite or reference Name Census as the source. We appreciate your support!

  • "Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1884". NameCensus.com. Accessed on December 9, 2021. http://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-girl-names-since-1884/.

  • "Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1884". NameCensus.com, http://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-girl-names-since-1884/. Accessed 9 December, 2021

  • Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1884. NameCensus.com. Retrieved from http://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-girl-names-since-1884/.