Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1922

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1922. 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 1922, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1922.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,126,577
2 Patricia 1,555,668
3 Jennifer 1,469,964
4 Linda 1,448,603
5 Elizabeth 1,418,730
6 Barbara 1,392,185
7 Susan 1,103,879
8 Jessica 1,048,255
9 Sarah 992,491
10 Karen 986,741
11 Lisa 966,165
12 Nancy 964,084
13 Betty 911,335
14 Margaret 894,485
15 Sandra 874,093
16 Ashley 853,492
17 Kimberly 842,700
18 Emily 841,817
19 Donna 823,460
20 Michelle 814,215
21 Carol 807,105
22 Dorothy 774,802
23 Amanda 774,141
24 Melissa 756,002
25 Deborah 740,514
26 Stephanie 739,555
27 Rebecca 730,467
28 Sharon 722,231
29 Laura 715,674
30 Cynthia 706,080
31 Amy 683,744
32 Kathleen 683,536
33 Angela 660,886
34 Shirley 660,360
35 Anna 609,878
36 Brenda 607,630
37 Emma 605,405
38 Pamela 594,550
39 Nicole 591,719
40 Samantha 585,434
41 Helen 585,189
42 Katherine 569,947
43 Christine 559,537
44 Debra 550,531
45 Rachel 547,072
46 Carolyn 539,619
47 Janet 538,720
48 Catherine 535,835
49 Maria 532,724
50 Heather 525,381

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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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