Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1895

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1895. 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 1895, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1895.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,979,935
2 Elizabeth 1,626,420
3 Patricia 1,572,818
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,453,191
6 Barbara 1,432,507
7 Margaret 1,219,174
8 Susan 1,117,646
9 Dorothy 1,104,443
10 Sarah 1,066,576
11 Jessica 1,048,980
12 Betty 997,693
13 Nancy 996,073
14 Helen 995,903
15 Karen 987,258
16 Lisa 966,352
17 Sandra 874,806
18 Emily 872,609
19 Ashley 853,497
20 Kimberly 842,700
21 Anna 840,979
22 Donna 830,855
23 Carol 816,422
24 Michelle 814,241
25 Ruth 812,121
26 Amanda 783,327
27 Laura 778,057
28 Melissa 757,154
29 Rebecca 748,390
30 Stephanie 743,280
31 Deborah 741,653
32 Sharon 722,452
33 Kathleen 711,866
34 Cynthia 709,609
35 Emma 695,465
36 Amy 693,947
37 Shirley 685,522
38 Angela 669,543
39 Catherine 649,382
40 Virginia 645,855
41 Katherine 634,201
42 Evelyn 608,210
43 Brenda 607,914
44 Pamela 594,787
45 Nicole 591,719
46 Samantha 585,888
47 Christine 583,465
48 Frances 576,023
49 Rachel 566,282
50 Janet 555,653

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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