Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1908

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1908. 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 1908, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1908.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,788,106
2 Elizabeth 1,577,331
3 Patricia 1,571,696
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,451,912
6 Barbara 1,428,089
7 Margaret 1,154,516
8 Susan 1,113,119
9 Dorothy 1,069,964
10 Jessica 1,048,792
11 Sarah 1,044,325
12 Betty 990,093
13 Nancy 988,934
14 Karen 987,154
15 Lisa 966,319
16 Helen 920,952
17 Sandra 874,778
18 Emily 864,719
19 Ashley 853,497
20 Kimberly 842,700
21 Donna 830,044
22 Carol 815,492
23 Michelle 814,241
24 Amanda 779,086
25 Anna 769,598
26 Laura 757,474
27 Melissa 756,703
28 Ruth 754,304
29 Rebecca 743,403
30 Stephanie 742,977
31 Deborah 741,392
32 Sharon 722,442
33 Cynthia 708,703
34 Kathleen 707,759
35 Amy 690,300
36 Shirley 684,074
37 Angela 668,127
38 Emma 662,229
39 Virginia 632,467
40 Catherine 625,070
41 Katherine 620,250
42 Brenda 607,882
43 Pamela 594,760
44 Evelyn 592,018
45 Nicole 591,719
46 Samantha 585,693
47 Christine 579,141
48 Rachel 561,508
49 Janet 554,086
50 Carolyn 552,447

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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