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 3,765,264
2 Patricia 1,571,061
3 Elizabeth 1,558,273
4 Jennifer 1,468,730
5 Linda 1,451,152
6 Barbara 1,427,012
7 Margaret 1,143,128
8 Susan 1,112,340
9 Dorothy 1,062,976
10 Jessica 1,047,511
11 Sarah 1,036,906
12 Betty 988,553
13 Nancy 987,743
14 Karen 986,719
15 Lisa 965,785
16 Helen 911,065
17 Sandra 874,278
18 Emily 850,985
19 Ashley 849,956
20 Kimberly 839,976
21 Donna 829,740
22 Carol 815,182
23 Michelle 812,630
24 Amanda 777,492
25 Anna 757,750
26 Melissa 755,022
27 Laura 754,250
28 Ruth 744,915
29 Stephanie 741,572
30 Rebecca 740,843
31 Deborah 740,778
32 Sharon 722,057
33 Cynthia 707,989
34 Kathleen 706,743
35 Amy 687,089
36 Shirley 683,553
37 Angela 665,355
38 Emma 630,004
39 Virginia 629,144
40 Catherine 620,346
41 Katherine 615,291
42 Brenda 607,492
43 Pamela 594,556
44 Nicole 589,778
45 Samantha 580,510
46 Christine 578,207
47 Evelyn 570,438
48 Rachel 558,581
49 Janet 553,660
50 Carolyn 551,758

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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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