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 3,881,845
2 Elizabeth 1,601,646
3 Patricia 1,572,439
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,452,499
6 Barbara 1,430,392
7 Margaret 1,188,374
8 Susan 1,115,085
9 Dorothy 1,092,456
10 Sarah 1,054,440
11 Jessica 1,048,885
12 Betty 994,666
13 Nancy 992,214
14 Karen 987,214
15 Lisa 966,340
16 Helen 961,102
17 Sandra 874,806
18 Emily 868,498
19 Ashley 853,497
20 Kimberly 842,700
21 Donna 830,481
22 Carol 816,037
23 Michelle 814,241
24 Anna 801,815
25 Ruth 783,887
26 Amanda 780,784
27 Laura 766,698
28 Melissa 756,892
29 Rebecca 745,689
30 Stephanie 743,168
31 Deborah 741,520
32 Sharon 722,447
33 Kathleen 710,036
34 Cynthia 709,111
35 Amy 691,808
36 Shirley 685,014
37 Emma 676,241
38 Angela 668,944
39 Virginia 640,498
40 Catherine 637,750
41 Katherine 627,277
42 Brenda 607,901
43 Evelyn 602,524
44 Pamela 594,771
45 Nicole 591,719
46 Samantha 585,762
47 Christine 581,356
48 Rachel 563,847
49 Frances 561,248
50 Janet 554,938

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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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