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 3,848,907
2 Elizabeth 1,580,075
3 Patricia 1,571,845
4 Jennifer 1,468,730
5 Linda 1,451,651
6 Barbara 1,429,177
7 Margaret 1,173,905
8 Susan 1,114,016
9 Dorothy 1,085,386
10 Jessica 1,047,596
11 Sarah 1,045,572
12 Betty 993,078
13 Nancy 990,576
14 Karen 986,784
15 Lisa 965,806
16 Helen 947,558
17 Sandra 874,321
18 Emily 854,332
19 Ashley 849,956
20 Kimberly 839,976
21 Donna 830,142
22 Carol 815,726
23 Michelle 812,630
24 Anna 785,441
25 Amanda 778,902
26 Ruth 771,776
27 Laura 761,970
28 Melissa 755,163
29 Rebecca 742,864
30 Stephanie 741,786
31 Deborah 740,889
32 Sharon 722,062
33 Kathleen 708,870
34 Cynthia 708,325
35 Amy 688,345
36 Shirley 684,571
37 Angela 666,107
38 Emma 641,551
39 Virginia 637,330
40 Catherine 631,964
41 Katherine 621,729
42 Brenda 607,513
43 Pamela 594,567
44 Nicole 589,778
45 Evelyn 581,439
46 Samantha 580,572
47 Christine 580,240
48 Rachel 560,569
49 Frances 555,014
50 Janet 554,509

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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