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 3,920,681
2 Elizabeth 1,598,091
3 Patricia 1,572,220
4 Jennifer 1,468,730
5 Linda 1,452,141
6 Barbara 1,430,719
7 Margaret 1,197,939
8 Susan 1,115,758
9 Dorothy 1,097,522
10 Sarah 1,053,990
11 Jessica 1,047,666
12 Betty 995,801
13 Nancy 993,341
14 Karen 986,814
15 Helen 976,291
16 Lisa 965,813
17 Sandra 874,321
18 Emily 857,228
19 Ashley 849,956
20 Kimberly 839,976
21 Donna 830,460
22 Carol 816,069
23 Michelle 812,630
24 Anna 811,979
25 Ruth 793,329
26 Amanda 780,470
27 Laura 769,730
28 Melissa 755,359
29 Rebecca 744,772
30 Stephanie 741,888
31 Deborah 740,989
32 Sharon 722,067
33 Kathleen 710,370
34 Cynthia 708,678
35 Amy 689,702
36 Shirley 685,056
37 Angela 666,631
38 Emma 654,287
39 Virginia 642,039
40 Catherine 641,084
41 Katherine 626,781
42 Brenda 607,524
43 Pamela 594,572
44 Nicole 589,778
45 Evelyn 586,685
46 Christine 581,883
47 Samantha 580,650
48 Frances 566,329
49 Rachel 562,417
50 Janet 555,039

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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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