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 3,723,157
2 Patricia 1,570,512
3 Elizabeth 1,547,297
4 Jennifer 1,468,730
5 Linda 1,450,910
6 Barbara 1,425,833
7 Margaret 1,127,543
8 Susan 1,111,565
9 Dorothy 1,049,405
10 Jessica 1,047,465
11 Sarah 1,032,888
12 Karen 986,696
13 Nancy 986,322
14 Betty 986,082
15 Lisa 965,776
16 Helen 891,336
17 Sandra 874,264
18 Ashley 849,956
19 Emily 849,451
20 Kimberly 839,976
21 Donna 829,510
22 Carol 814,855
23 Michelle 812,630
24 Amanda 776,943
25 Melissa 754,942
26 Laura 750,892
27 Anna 745,510
28 Stephanie 741,421
29 Deborah 740,719
30 Rebecca 739,854
31 Ruth 731,194
32 Sharon 722,050
33 Cynthia 707,827
34 Kathleen 705,594
35 Amy 686,558
36 Shirley 682,954
37 Angela 664,891
38 Emma 625,059
39 Virginia 623,869
40 Catherine 614,288
41 Katherine 611,982
42 Brenda 607,484
43 Pamela 594,551
44 Nicole 589,778
45 Samantha 580,490
46 Christine 577,018
47 Evelyn 563,504
48 Rachel 557,581
49 Janet 553,122
50 Carolyn 551,128

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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