Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1910

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1910. 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 1910, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1910.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,750,182
2 Patricia 1,571,258
3 Elizabeth 1,567,251
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,451,714
6 Barbara 1,427,008
7 Margaret 1,140,181
8 Susan 1,112,389
9 Dorothy 1,058,008
10 Jessica 1,048,757
11 Sarah 1,040,666
12 Betty 987,883
13 Nancy 987,673
14 Karen 987,129
15 Lisa 966,319
16 Helen 903,263
17 Sandra 874,758
18 Emily 863,238
19 Ashley 853,497
20 Kimberly 842,700
21 Donna 829,823
22 Carol 815,204
23 Michelle 814,241
24 Amanda 778,555
25 Anna 757,934
26 Melissa 756,643
27 Laura 754,392
28 Stephanie 742,846
29 Rebecca 742,482
30 Ruth 741,615
31 Deborah 741,341
32 Sharon 722,435
33 Cynthia 708,571
34 Kathleen 706,705
35 Amy 689,811
36 Shirley 683,509
37 Angela 667,740
38 Emma 657,534
39 Virginia 627,852
40 Catherine 619,423
41 Katherine 617,263
42 Brenda 607,875
43 Pamela 594,760
44 Nicole 591,719
45 Evelyn 586,004
46 Samantha 585,670
47 Christine 578,113
48 Rachel 560,621
49 Janet 553,613
50 Carolyn 551,868

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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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