Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1919

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1919. 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 1919, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1919.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,337,382
2 Patricia 1,563,695
3 Jennifer 1,469,982
4 Elizabeth 1,465,727
5 Linda 1,449,601
6 Barbara 1,407,388
7 Susan 1,106,399
8 Jessica 1,048,386
9 Sarah 1,007,568
10 Karen 986,852
11 Margaret 977,185
12 Nancy 973,018
13 Lisa 966,213
14 Betty 953,095
15 Dorothy 882,266
16 Sandra 874,411
17 Ashley 853,492
18 Emily 848,476
19 Kimberly 842,700
20 Donna 826,304
21 Michelle 814,231
22 Carol 810,551
23 Amanda 775,291
24 Melissa 756,176
25 Deborah 740,760
26 Stephanie 740,484
27 Rebecca 734,275
28 Laura 727,506
29 Sharon 722,329
30 Cynthia 706,924
31 Kathleen 692,700
32 Helen 688,814
33 Amy 685,596
34 Shirley 673,916
35 Angela 662,876
36 Anna 653,434
37 Emma 620,802
38 Brenda 607,724
39 Pamela 594,632
40 Ruth 592,502
41 Nicole 591,719
42 Samantha 585,512
43 Katherine 585,225
44 Christine 566,130
45 Catherine 561,935
46 Rachel 551,627
47 Debra 550,545
48 Virginia 549,166
49 Janet 544,764
50 Carolyn 544,258

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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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