Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1900

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1900. 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 1900, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1900.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,909,589
2 Elizabeth 1,601,994
3 Patricia 1,572,373
4 Jennifer 1,469,363
5 Linda 1,452,364
6 Barbara 1,430,738
7 Margaret 1,195,922
8 Susan 1,115,631
9 Dorothy 1,096,478
10 Sarah 1,055,228
11 Jessica 1,048,299
12 Betty 995,595
13 Nancy 993,144
14 Karen 987,031
15 Helen 971,944
16 Lisa 966,051
17 Sandra 874,576
18 Emily 863,200
19 Ashley 851,646
20 Kimberly 841,316
21 Donna 830,513
22 Carol 816,088
23 Michelle 813,423
24 Anna 809,908
25 Ruth 790,970
26 Amanda 780,797
27 Laura 769,055
28 Melissa 756,144
29 Rebecca 745,469
30 Stephanie 742,557
31 Deborah 741,271
32 Sharon 722,253
33 Kathleen 710,402
34 Cynthia 708,953
35 Amy 690,979
36 Shirley 685,086
37 Angela 667,824
38 Emma 667,275
39 Virginia 641,822
40 Catherine 640,454
41 Katherine 627,641
42 Brenda 607,720
43 Evelyn 595,317
44 Pamela 594,683
45 Nicole 590,727
46 Samantha 583,219
47 Christine 581,798
48 Frances 565,064
49 Rachel 563,348
50 Janet 555,051

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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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