Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1904

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1904. 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 1904, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1904.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,853,084
2 Elizabeth 1,594,229
3 Patricia 1,572,275
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,452,318
6 Barbara 1,429,740
7 Margaret 1,178,317
8 Susan 1,114,445
9 Dorothy 1,086,671
10 Sarah 1,051,177
11 Jessica 1,048,860
12 Betty 993,490
13 Nancy 991,116
14 Karen 987,206
15 Lisa 966,340
16 Helen 949,006
17 Sandra 874,806
18 Emily 867,334
19 Ashley 853,497
20 Kimberly 842,700
21 Donna 830,348
22 Carol 815,890
23 Michelle 814,241
24 Anna 791,429
25 Amanda 780,236
26 Ruth 774,985
27 Laura 763,636
28 Melissa 756,817
29 Rebecca 744,973
30 Stephanie 743,123
31 Deborah 741,478
32 Sharon 722,447
33 Kathleen 709,359
34 Cynthia 708,983
35 Amy 691,311
36 Shirley 684,808
37 Emma 671,419
38 Angela 668,696
39 Virginia 638,458
40 Catherine 633,938
41 Katherine 625,258
42 Brenda 607,896
43 Evelyn 600,162
44 Pamela 594,771
45 Nicole 591,719
46 Samantha 585,742
47 Christine 580,670
48 Rachel 563,071
49 Frances 556,557
50 Janet 554,704

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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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