Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1905

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1905. 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 1905, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1905.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,838,123
2 Elizabeth 1,590,396
3 Patricia 1,572,151
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,452,217
6 Barbara 1,429,383
7 Margaret 1,173,015
8 Susan 1,114,121
9 Dorothy 1,083,194
10 Sarah 1,049,583
11 Jessica 1,048,844
12 Betty 992,783
13 Nancy 990,608
14 Karen 987,195
15 Lisa 966,331
16 Helen 942,518
17 Sandra 874,798
18 Emily 866,735
19 Ashley 853,497
20 Kimberly 842,700
21 Donna 830,287
22 Carol 815,792
23 Michelle 814,241
24 Anna 786,099
25 Amanda 779,942
26 Ruth 770,085
27 Laura 762,128
28 Melissa 756,793
29 Rebecca 744,602
30 Stephanie 743,091
31 Deborah 741,455
32 Sharon 722,447
33 Kathleen 708,997
34 Cynthia 708,923
35 Amy 691,056
36 Shirley 684,670
37 Emma 669,107
38 Angela 668,572
39 Virginia 637,245
40 Catherine 631,955
41 Katherine 624,130
42 Brenda 607,890
43 Evelyn 598,791
44 Pamela 594,766
45 Nicole 591,719
46 Samantha 585,734
47 Christine 580,345
48 Rachel 562,715
49 Janet 554,576
50 Frances 553,900

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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