Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1893

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1893. 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 1893, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1893.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 4,001,693
2 Elizabeth 1,619,051
3 Patricia 1,572,452
4 Jennifer 1,468,730
5 Linda 1,452,700
6 Barbara 1,432,489
7 Margaret 1,222,027
8 Susan 1,117,930
9 Dorothy 1,105,031
10 Sarah 1,064,304
11 Jessica 1,047,741
12 Helen 1,001,380
13 Betty 997,877
14 Nancy 996,586
15 Karen 986,854
16 Lisa 965,818
17 Sandra 874,321
18 Emily 860,664
19 Ashley 849,956
20 Anna 846,251
21 Kimberly 839,976
22 Donna 830,735
23 Carol 816,319
24 Ruth 815,942
25 Michelle 812,630
26 Amanda 782,798
27 Laura 779,804
28 Melissa 755,605
29 Rebecca 747,038
30 Stephanie 741,959
31 Deborah 741,106
32 Sharon 722,067
33 Kathleen 711,715
34 Cynthia 709,082
35 Amy 691,591
36 Shirley 685,384
37 Emma 671,502
38 Angela 667,085
39 Catherine 650,174
40 Virginia 645,808
41 Katherine 632,583
42 Brenda 607,531
43 Pamela 594,583
44 Evelyn 590,435
45 Nicole 589,778
46 Christine 583,546
47 Samantha 580,754
48 Frances 577,878
49 Rachel 564,418
50 Janet 555,619

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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