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 3,333,205
2 Patricia 1,563,265
3 Jennifer 1,468,725
4 Elizabeth 1,451,573
5 Linda 1,448,934
6 Barbara 1,406,825
7 Susan 1,105,970
8 Jessica 1,047,122
9 Sarah 1,001,963
10 Karen 986,430
11 Margaret 972,773
12 Nancy 972,478
13 Lisa 965,679
14 Betty 952,683
15 Dorothy 880,981
16 Sandra 873,926
17 Ashley 849,951
18 Kimberly 839,976
19 Emily 835,474
20 Donna 826,098
21 Michelle 812,620
22 Carol 810,387
23 Amanda 773,957
24 Melissa 754,522
25 Deborah 740,171
26 Stephanie 739,147
27 Rebecca 732,166
28 Laura 725,840
29 Sharon 721,944
30 Cynthia 706,266
31 Kathleen 692,211
32 Helen 687,366
33 Amy 682,630
34 Shirley 673,679
35 Angela 660,287
36 Anna 647,446
37 Brenda 607,341
38 Pamela 594,428
39 Emma 590,934
40 Nicole 589,778
41 Ruth 589,293
42 Katherine 581,696
43 Samantha 580,342
44 Christine 565,700
45 Catherine 559,961
46 Debra 550,463
47 Rachel 549,125
48 Virginia 548,038
49 Janet 544,569
50 Carolyn 543,849

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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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