Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1913

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1913. 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 1913, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1913.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,668,543
2 Patricia 1,569,892
3 Elizabeth 1,539,661
4 Jennifer 1,469,363
5 Linda 1,450,912
6 Barbara 1,424,204
7 Susan 1,110,807
8 Margaret 1,107,960
9 Jessica 1,048,055
10 Sarah 1,030,593
11 Dorothy 1,028,534
12 Karen 986,883
13 Nancy 984,695
14 Betty 982,819
15 Lisa 966,005
16 Sandra 874,484
17 Helen 864,103
18 Emily 853,936
19 Ashley 851,646
20 Kimberly 841,316
21 Donna 829,239
22 Carol 814,434
23 Michelle 813,423
24 Amanda 777,006
25 Melissa 755,701
26 Laura 747,486
27 Stephanie 741,822
28 Deborah 740,944
29 Rebecca 739,598
30 Anna 733,215
31 Sharon 722,224
32 Ruth 713,464
33 Cynthia 707,911
34 Kathleen 704,208
35 Amy 687,449
36 Shirley 682,207
37 Angela 665,474
38 Emma 634,519
39 Virginia 616,355
40 Katherine 609,380
41 Brenda 607,654
42 Catherine 607,055
43 Pamela 594,637
44 Nicole 590,727
45 Samantha 583,039
46 Christine 575,602
47 Evelyn 563,243
48 Rachel 557,596
49 Janet 552,275
50 Debra 550,541

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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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