Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1894

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1894. 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 1894, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1894.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,993,086
2 Elizabeth 1,629,845
3 Patricia 1,572,854
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,453,285
6 Barbara 1,432,797
7 Margaret 1,222,874
8 Susan 1,118,003
9 Dorothy 1,105,495
10 Sarah 1,068,277
11 Jessica 1,048,990
12 Helen 999,579
13 Betty 997,991
14 Nancy 996,588
15 Karen 987,269
16 Lisa 966,352
17 Sandra 874,806
18 Emily 873,160
19 Ashley 853,497
20 Anna 846,544
21 Kimberly 842,700
22 Donna 830,899
23 Carol 816,453
24 Ruth 815,493
25 Michelle 814,241
26 Amanda 783,745
27 Laura 779,787
28 Melissa 757,206
29 Rebecca 748,789
30 Stephanie 743,288
31 Deborah 741,671
32 Sharon 722,452
33 Kathleen 712,034
34 Cynthia 709,667
35 Emma 698,402
36 Amy 694,276
37 Shirley 685,569
38 Angela 669,607
39 Catherine 650,812
40 Virginia 646,438
41 Katherine 635,149
42 Evelyn 608,701
43 Brenda 607,914
44 Pamela 594,787
45 Nicole 591,719
46 Samantha 585,904
47 Christine 583,732
48 Frances 577,799
49 Rachel 566,599
50 Janet 555,742

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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