Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1902

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1902. 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 1902, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1902.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,877,668
2 Elizabeth 1,587,492
3 Patricia 1,572,009
4 Jennifer 1,468,730
5 Linda 1,451,832
6 Barbara 1,429,829
7 Margaret 1,183,962
8 Susan 1,114,656
9 Dorothy 1,091,171
10 Sarah 1,048,835
11 Jessica 1,047,621
12 Betty 994,254
13 Nancy 991,674
14 Karen 986,792
15 Lisa 965,806
16 Helen 959,654
17 Sandra 874,321
18 Emily 855,496
19 Ashley 849,956
20 Kimberly 839,976
21 Donna 830,275
22 Carol 815,873
23 Michelle 812,630
24 Anna 795,827
25 Ruth 780,678
26 Amanda 779,450
27 Laura 765,032
28 Melissa 755,238
29 Rebecca 743,580
30 Stephanie 741,831
31 Deborah 740,931
32 Sharon 722,062
33 Kathleen 709,547
34 Cynthia 708,453
35 Amy 688,842
36 Shirley 684,777
37 Angela 666,355
38 Emma 646,373
39 Virginia 639,370
40 Catherine 635,776
41 Katherine 623,748
42 Brenda 607,518
43 Pamela 594,567
44 Nicole 589,778
45 Evelyn 583,801
46 Christine 580,926
47 Samantha 580,592
48 Rachel 561,345
49 Frances 559,705
50 Janet 554,743

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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