Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1890

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1890. 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 1890, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1890.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 4,042,823
2 Elizabeth 1,642,837
3 Patricia 1,572,926
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,453,582
6 Barbara 1,433,792
7 Margaret 1,236,039
8 Susan 1,119,449
9 Dorothy 1,107,966
10 Sarah 1,075,162
11 Jessica 1,049,051
12 Helen 1,010,493
13 Betty 998,999
14 Nancy 998,752
15 Karen 987,306
16 Lisa 966,352
17 Emily 875,137
18 Sandra 874,806
19 Anna 868,113
20 Ashley 853,497
21 Kimberly 842,700
22 Donna 831,054
23 Ruth 825,493
24 Carol 816,562
25 Michelle 814,241
26 Laura 786,357
27 Amanda 785,350
28 Melissa 757,365
29 Rebecca 750,194
30 Stephanie 743,310
31 Deborah 741,750
32 Sharon 722,452
33 Kathleen 712,571
34 Emma 710,362
35 Cynthia 709,966
36 Amy 695,429
37 Shirley 685,754
38 Angela 669,811
39 Catherine 655,932
40 Virginia 648,255
41 Katherine 638,776
42 Evelyn 610,254
43 Brenda 607,914
44 Pamela 594,787
45 Nicole 591,719
46 Samantha 585,979
47 Christine 584,579
48 Frances 583,904
49 Rachel 567,874
50 Alice 560,463

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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