Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1891

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1891. 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 1891, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1891.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 4,030,745
2 Elizabeth 1,639,725
3 Patricia 1,572,915
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,453,528
6 Barbara 1,433,551
7 Margaret 1,232,939
8 Susan 1,119,095
9 Dorothy 1,107,508
10 Sarah 1,073,376
11 Jessica 1,049,033
12 Helen 1,008,181
13 Betty 998,783
14 Nancy 998,240
15 Karen 987,292
16 Lisa 966,352
17 Sandra 874,806
18 Emily 874,628
19 Anna 862,880
20 Ashley 853,497
21 Kimberly 842,700
22 Donna 831,021
23 Ruth 824,298
24 Carol 816,536
25 Michelle 814,241
26 Amanda 784,958
27 Laura 784,723
28 Melissa 757,323
29 Rebecca 749,820
30 Stephanie 743,310
31 Deborah 741,726
32 Sharon 722,452
33 Kathleen 712,466
34 Cynthia 709,887
35 Emma 707,382
36 Amy 695,154
37 Shirley 685,714
38 Angela 669,766
39 Catherine 654,700
40 Virginia 647,850
41 Katherine 637,876
42 Evelyn 609,938
43 Brenda 607,914
44 Pamela 594,787
45 Nicole 591,719
46 Samantha 585,964
47 Christine 584,359
48 Frances 582,488
49 Rachel 567,556
50 Alice 558,192

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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