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 4,050,294
2 Elizabeth 1,631,741
3 Patricia 1,572,513
4 Jennifer 1,468,730
5 Linda 1,452,989
6 Barbara 1,433,475
7 Margaret 1,234,544
8 Susan 1,119,376
9 Dorothy 1,107,058
10 Sarah 1,071,287
11 Jessica 1,047,796
12 Helen 1,010,954
13 Betty 998,776
14 Nancy 998,682
15 Karen 986,894
16 Lisa 965,818
17 Sandra 874,321
18 Anna 867,187
19 Emily 862,564
20 Ashley 849,956
21 Kimberly 839,976
22 Donna 830,889
23 Ruth 823,357
24 Carol 816,428
25 Michelle 812,630
26 Laura 786,258
27 Amanda 784,429
28 Melissa 755,757
29 Rebecca 748,422
30 Stephanie 741,973
31 Deborah 741,173
32 Sharon 722,067
33 Kathleen 712,169
34 Cynthia 709,384
35 Amy 692,715
36 Shirley 685,559
37 Emma 683,378
38 Angela 667,264
39 Catherine 655,156
40 Virginia 647,522
41 Katherine 636,136
42 Brenda 607,531
43 Pamela 594,583
44 Evelyn 591,851
45 Nicole 589,778
46 Christine 584,338
47 Frances 583,712
48 Samantha 580,823
49 Rachel 565,638
50 Janet 555,914

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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