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 3,975,758
2 Elizabeth 1,612,266
3 Patricia 1,572,388
4 Jennifer 1,468,730
5 Linda 1,452,524
6 Barbara 1,431,944
7 Margaret 1,214,762
8 Susan 1,117,217
9 Dorothy 1,103,158
10 Sarah 1,060,971
11 Jessica 1,047,716
12 Betty 997,281
13 Nancy 995,533
14 Helen 994,455
15 Karen 986,836
16 Lisa 965,818
17 Sandra 874,321
18 Emily 859,607
19 Ashley 849,956
20 Kimberly 839,976
21 Anna 834,991
22 Donna 830,649
23 Carol 816,258
24 Michelle 812,630
25 Ruth 808,912
26 Amanda 781,993
27 Laura 776,391
28 Melissa 755,500
29 Rebecca 746,281
30 Stephanie 741,943
31 Deborah 741,064
32 Sharon 722,067
33 Kathleen 711,377
34 Cynthia 708,951
35 Amy 690,981
36 Shirley 685,285
37 Angela 666,954
38 Emma 665,597
39 Catherine 647,408
40 Virginia 644,727
41 Katherine 630,672
42 Brenda 607,531
43 Pamela 594,583
44 Nicole 589,778
45 Evelyn 589,487
46 Christine 583,035
47 Samantha 580,718
48 Frances 574,480
49 Rachel 563,780
50 Janet 555,458

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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