Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1914

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1914. 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 1914, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1914.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,633,998
2 Patricia 1,569,525
3 Elizabeth 1,537,120
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,451,020
6 Barbara 1,423,024
7 Susan 1,110,470
8 Margaret 1,095,654
9 Jessica 1,048,647
10 Sarah 1,030,195
11 Dorothy 1,014,502
12 Karen 987,067
13 Nancy 983,667
14 Betty 980,787
15 Lisa 966,278
16 Sandra 874,678
17 Emily 859,011
18 Ashley 853,497
19 Helen 845,962
20 Kimberly 842,700
21 Donna 829,074
22 Michelle 814,241
23 Carol 814,182
24 Amanda 777,341
25 Melissa 756,476
26 Laura 745,901
27 Stephanie 742,290
28 Deborah 741,198
29 Rebecca 739,924
30 Anna 726,472
31 Sharon 722,412
32 Cynthia 708,058
33 Kathleen 703,256
34 Ruth 702,511
35 Amy 688,470
36 Shirley 681,656
37 Angela 666,343
38 Emma 645,480
39 Virginia 610,888
40 Katherine 608,313
41 Brenda 607,829
42 Catherine 602,729
43 Pamela 594,714
44 Nicole 591,719
45 Samantha 585,612
46 Christine 574,773
47 Evelyn 565,849
48 Rachel 558,016
49 Janet 551,666
50 Debra 550,580

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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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