Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1892

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1892. 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 1892, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1892.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 4,014,865
2 Elizabeth 1,622,512
3 Patricia 1,572,473
4 Jennifer 1,468,730
5 Linda 1,452,783
6 Barbara 1,432,767
7 Margaret 1,225,462
8 Susan 1,118,296
9 Dorothy 1,105,657
10 Sarah 1,066,102
11 Jessica 1,047,755
12 Helen 1,004,316
13 Betty 998,132
14 Nancy 997,177
15 Karen 986,864
16 Lisa 965,818
17 Sandra 874,321
18 Emily 861,182
19 Anna 851,793
20 Ashley 849,956
21 Kimberly 839,976
22 Donna 830,778
23 Ruth 819,232
24 Carol 816,348
25 Michelle 812,630
26 Amanda 783,253
27 Laura 781,548
28 Melissa 755,639
29 Rebecca 747,391
30 Stephanie 741,968
31 Deborah 741,122
32 Sharon 722,067
33 Kathleen 711,864
34 Cynthia 709,162
35 Amy 691,922
36 Shirley 685,442
37 Emma 674,630
38 Angela 667,148
39 Catherine 651,507
40 Virginia 646,283
41 Katherine 633,544
42 Brenda 607,531
43 Pamela 594,583
44 Evelyn 590,853
45 Nicole 589,778
46 Christine 583,768
47 Samantha 580,774
48 Frances 579,548
49 Rachel 564,787
50 Janet 555,697

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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