Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1921

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1921. 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 1921, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1921.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,200,562
2 Patricia 1,559,049
3 Jennifer 1,469,969
4 Linda 1,448,970
5 Elizabeth 1,434,531
6 Barbara 1,398,198
7 Susan 1,104,725
8 Jessica 1,048,303
9 Sarah 997,515
10 Karen 986,783
11 Nancy 967,407
12 Lisa 966,182
13 Betty 928,973
14 Margaret 922,953
15 Sandra 874,213
16 Ashley 853,492
17 Emily 844,001
18 Kimberly 842,700
19 Donna 824,571
20 Michelle 814,215
21 Dorothy 813,889
22 Carol 808,479
23 Amanda 774,533
24 Melissa 756,068
25 Deborah 740,608
26 Stephanie 739,860
27 Rebecca 731,739
28 Sharon 722,273
29 Laura 719,672
30 Cynthia 706,375
31 Kathleen 686,955
32 Amy 684,363
33 Shirley 666,054
34 Angela 661,557
35 Anna 624,355
36 Helen 620,011
37 Emma 610,478
38 Brenda 607,662
39 Pamela 594,583
40 Nicole 591,719
41 Samantha 585,463
42 Katherine 575,103
43 Christine 561,838
44 Debra 550,531
45 Rachel 548,655
46 Catherine 544,722
47 Ruth 541,838
48 Carolyn 541,372
49 Janet 540,843
50 Maria 534,752

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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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