Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1911

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1911. 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 1911, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1911.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,727,334
2 Patricia 1,570,942
3 Elizabeth 1,561,451
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,451,577
6 Barbara 1,426,396
7 Margaret 1,131,955
8 Susan 1,111,994
9 Dorothy 1,050,690
10 Jessica 1,048,729
11 Sarah 1,038,493
12 Karen 987,118
13 Nancy 986,862
14 Betty 986,494
15 Lisa 966,310
16 Helen 892,784
17 Sandra 874,749
18 Emily 862,453
19 Ashley 853,497
20 Kimberly 842,700
21 Donna 829,716
22 Carol 815,019
23 Michelle 814,241
24 Amanda 778,277
25 Melissa 756,596
26 Laura 752,558
27 Anna 751,498
28 Stephanie 742,758
29 Rebecca 741,963
30 Deborah 741,308
31 Ruth 734,403
32 Sharon 722,435
33 Cynthia 708,485
34 Kathleen 706,083
35 Amy 689,524
36 Shirley 683,191
37 Angela 667,480
38 Emma 654,927
39 Virginia 624,997
40 Catherine 616,262
41 Katherine 615,511
42 Brenda 607,867
43 Pamela 594,755
44 Nicole 591,719
45 Samantha 585,660
46 Evelyn 582,227
47 Christine 577,448
48 Rachel 560,083
49 Janet 553,317
50 Carolyn 551,537

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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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