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 4,019,042
2 Elizabeth 1,636,666
3 Patricia 1,572,903
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,453,450
6 Barbara 1,433,330
7 Margaret 1,229,874
8 Susan 1,118,725
9 Dorothy 1,106,942
10 Sarah 1,071,707
11 Jessica 1,049,019
12 Helen 1,005,764
13 Betty 998,544
14 Nancy 997,717
15 Karen 987,286
16 Lisa 966,352
17 Sandra 874,806
18 Emily 874,184
19 Anna 857,781
20 Ashley 853,497
21 Kimberly 842,700
22 Donna 830,984
23 Ruth 822,441
24 Carol 816,512
25 Michelle 814,241
26 Amanda 784,587
27 Laura 783,214
28 Melissa 757,293
29 Rebecca 749,500
30 Stephanie 743,305
31 Deborah 741,711
32 Sharon 722,452
33 Kathleen 712,353
34 Cynthia 709,820
35 Emma 704,498
36 Amy 694,888
37 Shirley 685,679
38 Angela 669,737
39 Catherine 653,481
40 Virginia 647,411
41 Katherine 637,073
42 Evelyn 609,576
43 Brenda 607,914
44 Pamela 594,787
45 Nicole 591,719
46 Samantha 585,944
47 Christine 584,198
48 Frances 581,091
49 Rachel 567,289
50 Alice 556,177

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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