Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1903

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1903. 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 1903, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1903.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,867,359
2 Elizabeth 1,597,952
3 Patricia 1,572,354
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,452,408
6 Barbara 1,430,086
7 Margaret 1,183,363
8 Susan 1,114,750
9 Dorothy 1,089,749
10 Sarah 1,052,730
11 Jessica 1,048,876
12 Betty 994,086
13 Nancy 991,643
14 Karen 987,214
15 Lisa 966,340
16 Helen 955,135
17 Sandra 874,806
18 Emily 867,892
19 Ashley 853,497
20 Kimberly 842,700
21 Donna 830,426
22 Carol 815,957
23 Michelle 814,241
24 Anna 796,527
25 Amanda 780,483
26 Ruth 779,503
27 Laura 765,139
28 Melissa 756,852
29 Rebecca 745,307
30 Stephanie 743,156
31 Deborah 741,499
32 Sharon 722,447
33 Kathleen 709,711
34 Cynthia 709,048
35 Amy 691,553
36 Shirley 684,910
37 Emma 673,727
38 Angela 668,828
39 Virginia 639,490
40 Catherine 635,854
41 Katherine 626,273
42 Brenda 607,901
43 Evelyn 601,373
44 Pamela 594,771
45 Nicole 591,719
46 Samantha 585,747
47 Christine 581,033
48 Rachel 563,454
49 Frances 558,922
50 Janet 554,823

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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