Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1915

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1915. 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 1915, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1915.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,588,653
2 Patricia 1,568,869
3 Elizabeth 1,525,753
4 Jennifer 1,469,987
5 Linda 1,450,801
6 Barbara 1,420,963
7 Susan 1,109,809
8 Margaret 1,077,891
9 Jessica 1,048,605
10 Sarah 1,026,516
11 Dorothy 995,720
12 Karen 987,033
13 Nancy 982,092
14 Betty 977,854
15 Lisa 966,266
16 Sandra 874,638
17 Emily 857,361
18 Ashley 853,497
19 Kimberly 842,700
20 Donna 828,791
21 Helen 822,741
22 Michelle 814,241
23 Carol 813,745
24 Amanda 776,966
25 Melissa 756,424
26 Laura 742,842
27 Stephanie 742,010
28 Deborah 741,136
29 Rebecca 739,034
30 Sharon 722,404
31 Anna 714,607
32 Cynthia 707,875
33 Kathleen 701,781
34 Amy 687,998
35 Ruth 686,672
36 Shirley 680,750
37 Angela 665,753
38 Emma 641,508
39 Brenda 607,814
40 Katherine 604,661
41 Virginia 603,287
42 Catherine 596,116
43 Pamela 594,701
44 Nicole 591,719
45 Samantha 585,592
46 Christine 573,399
47 Evelyn 557,343
48 Rachel 557,041
49 Janet 550,783
50 Debra 550,575

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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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