Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1909

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1909. 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 1909, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1909.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,769,441
2 Elizabeth 1,572,427
3 Patricia 1,571,491
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,451,819
6 Barbara 1,427,575
7 Margaret 1,147,540
8 Susan 1,112,769
9 Dorothy 1,064,261
10 Jessica 1,048,775
11 Sarah 1,042,511
12 Betty 988,965
13 Nancy 988,283
14 Karen 987,141
15 Lisa 966,319
16 Helen 912,513
17 Sandra 874,763
18 Emily 863,987
19 Ashley 853,497
20 Kimberly 842,700
21 Donna 829,946
22 Carol 815,346
23 Michelle 814,241
24 Amanda 778,826
25 Anna 763,738
26 Melissa 756,676
27 Laura 755,916
28 Ruth 748,124
29 Rebecca 742,952
30 Stephanie 742,909
31 Deborah 741,367
32 Sharon 722,442
33 Cynthia 708,647
34 Kathleen 707,232
35 Amy 690,055
36 Shirley 683,790
37 Angela 667,944
38 Emma 659,872
39 Virginia 630,272
40 Catherine 622,320
41 Katherine 618,820
42 Brenda 607,875
43 Pamela 594,760
44 Nicole 591,719
45 Evelyn 589,161
46 Samantha 585,680
47 Christine 578,637
48 Rachel 561,083
49 Janet 553,855
50 Carolyn 552,167

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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