Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1899

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1899. 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 1899, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1899.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,924,858
2 Elizabeth 1,612,245
3 Patricia 1,572,650
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,452,808
6 Barbara 1,431,282
7 Margaret 1,202,351
8 Susan 1,116,187
9 Dorothy 1,098,807
10 Sarah 1,059,595
11 Jessica 1,048,930
12 Betty 996,213
13 Nancy 993,881
14 Karen 987,236
15 Helen 977,739
16 Lisa 966,347
17 Sandra 874,806
18 Emily 870,230
19 Ashley 853,497
20 Kimberly 842,700
21 Donna 830,666
22 Anna 817,967
23 Carol 816,233
24 Michelle 814,241
25 Ruth 796,538
26 Amanda 781,804
27 Laura 771,396
28 Melissa 757,013
29 Rebecca 746,881
30 Stephanie 743,225
31 Deborah 741,578
32 Sharon 722,452
33 Kathleen 710,859
34 Cynthia 709,336
35 Amy 692,668
36 Shirley 685,293
37 Emma 684,155
38 Angela 669,220
39 Virginia 643,167
40 Catherine 643,058
41 Katherine 630,310
42 Brenda 607,907
43 Evelyn 605,408
44 Pamela 594,776
45 Nicole 591,719
46 Samantha 585,820
47 Christine 582,313
48 Frances 567,872
49 Rachel 564,919
50 Janet 555,234

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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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