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 3,833,946
2 Elizabeth 1,576,242
3 Patricia 1,571,721
4 Jennifer 1,468,730
5 Linda 1,451,550
6 Barbara 1,428,820
7 Margaret 1,168,603
8 Susan 1,113,692
9 Dorothy 1,081,909
10 Jessica 1,047,580
11 Sarah 1,043,978
12 Betty 992,371
13 Nancy 990,068
14 Karen 986,773
15 Lisa 965,797
16 Helen 941,070
17 Sandra 874,313
18 Emily 853,733
19 Ashley 849,956
20 Kimberly 839,976
21 Donna 830,081
22 Carol 815,628
23 Michelle 812,630
24 Anna 780,111
25 Amanda 778,608
26 Ruth 766,876
27 Laura 760,462
28 Melissa 755,139
29 Rebecca 742,493
30 Stephanie 741,754
31 Deborah 740,866
32 Sharon 722,062
33 Kathleen 708,508
34 Cynthia 708,265
35 Amy 688,090
36 Shirley 684,433
37 Angela 665,983
38 Emma 639,239
39 Virginia 636,117
40 Catherine 629,981
41 Katherine 620,601
42 Brenda 607,507
43 Pamela 594,562
44 Nicole 589,778
45 Samantha 580,564
46 Evelyn 580,068
47 Christine 579,915
48 Rachel 560,213
49 Janet 554,381
50 Carolyn 552,616

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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