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 4,038,646
2 Elizabeth 1,628,683
3 Patricia 1,572,496
4 Jennifer 1,468,730
5 Linda 1,452,915
6 Barbara 1,433,229
7 Margaret 1,231,627
8 Susan 1,119,020
9 Dorothy 1,106,681
10 Sarah 1,069,557
11 Jessica 1,047,787
12 Helen 1,009,045
13 Betty 998,587
14 Nancy 998,212
15 Karen 986,884
16 Lisa 965,818
17 Sandra 874,321
18 Emily 862,135
19 Anna 862,125
20 Ashley 849,956
21 Kimberly 839,976
22 Donna 830,848
23 Ruth 822,284
24 Carol 816,398
25 Michelle 812,630
26 Laura 784,691
27 Amanda 784,016
28 Melissa 755,711
29 Rebecca 748,085
30 Stephanie 741,973
31 Deborah 741,161
32 Sharon 722,067
33 Kathleen 712,082
34 Cynthia 709,308
35 Amy 692,463
36 Shirley 685,517
37 Emma 680,494
38 Angela 667,222
39 Catherine 653,958
40 Virginia 647,127
41 Katherine 635,247
42 Brenda 607,531
43 Pamela 594,583
44 Evelyn 591,531
45 Nicole 589,778
46 Christine 584,149
47 Frances 582,361
48 Samantha 580,809
49 Rachel 565,372
50 Janet 555,857

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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