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 3,990,989
2 Elizabeth 1,622,881
3 Patricia 1,572,633
4 Jennifer 1,469,363
5 Linda 1,452,939
6 Barbara 1,432,526
7 Margaret 1,220,694
8 Susan 1,117,797
9 Dorothy 1,104,853
10 Sarah 1,065,497
11 Jessica 1,048,373
12 Helen 998,832
13 Betty 997,783
14 Nancy 996,326
15 Karen 987,073
16 Lisa 966,063
17 Sandra 874,576
18 Emily 866,699
19 Ashley 851,646
20 Anna 843,600
21 Kimberly 841,316
22 Donna 830,798
23 Carol 816,373
24 Ruth 813,837
25 Michelle 813,423
26 Amanda 783,064
27 Laura 778,918
28 Melissa 756,384
29 Rebecca 747,724
30 Stephanie 742,635
31 Deborah 741,375
32 Sharon 722,253
33 Kathleen 711,807
34 Cynthia 709,355
35 Amy 692,868
36 Shirley 685,436
37 Emma 683,967
38 Angela 668,291
39 Catherine 649,836
40 Virginia 645,869
41 Katherine 633,422
42 Brenda 607,727
43 Evelyn 599,412
44 Pamela 594,694
45 Nicole 590,727
46 Christine 583,516
47 Samantha 583,318
48 Frances 577,049
49 Rachel 565,352
50 Janet 555,639

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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