Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1889

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1889. 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 1889, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1889.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 4,054,471
2 Elizabeth 1,645,895
3 Patricia 1,572,943
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,453,656
6 Barbara 1,434,038
7 Margaret 1,238,956
8 Susan 1,119,805
9 Dorothy 1,108,343
10 Sarah 1,076,892
11 Jessica 1,049,060
12 Helen 1,012,402
13 Nancy 999,222
14 Betty 999,188
15 Karen 987,316
16 Lisa 966,352
17 Emily 875,566
18 Sandra 874,806
19 Anna 873,175
20 Ashley 853,497
21 Kimberly 842,700
22 Donna 831,095
23 Ruth 826,566
24 Carol 816,592
25 Michelle 814,241
26 Laura 787,924
27 Amanda 785,763
28 Melissa 757,411
29 Rebecca 750,531
30 Stephanie 743,310
31 Deborah 741,762
32 Sharon 722,452
33 Emma 713,246
34 Kathleen 712,658
35 Cynthia 710,042
36 Amy 695,681
37 Shirley 685,796
38 Angela 669,853
39 Catherine 657,130
40 Virginia 648,650
41 Katherine 639,665
42 Evelyn 610,574
43 Brenda 607,914
44 Pamela 594,787
45 Nicole 591,719
46 Samantha 585,993
47 Frances 585,255
48 Christine 584,768
49 Rachel 568,140
50 Alice 562,608

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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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