Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1906

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1906. 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 1906, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1906.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,819,959
2 Elizabeth 1,579,311
3 Patricia 1,571,809
4 Jennifer 1,469,363
5 Linda 1,451,766
6 Barbara 1,428,746
7 Margaret 1,165,145
8 Susan 1,113,595
9 Dorothy 1,078,615
10 Jessica 1,048,210
11 Sarah 1,045,041
12 Betty 991,768
13 Nancy 989,811
14 Karen 986,988
15 Lisa 966,037
16 Helen 934,960
17 Sandra 874,563
18 Emily 859,591
19 Ashley 851,646
20 Kimberly 841,316
21 Donna 830,127
22 Carol 815,621
23 Michelle 813,423
24 Amanda 778,950
25 Anna 777,731
26 Ruth 763,361
27 Laura 759,693
28 Melissa 755,941
29 Rebecca 743,135
30 Stephanie 742,402
31 Deborah 741,141
32 Sharon 722,248
33 Cynthia 708,548
34 Kathleen 708,384
35 Amy 689,379
36 Shirley 684,375
37 Angela 667,108
38 Emma 652,374
39 Virginia 635,282
40 Catherine 628,781
41 Katherine 621,213
42 Brenda 607,695
43 Pamela 594,673
44 Nicole 590,727
45 Evelyn 587,841
46 Samantha 583,136
47 Christine 579,785
48 Rachel 561,047
49 Janet 554,319
50 Carolyn 552,623

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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