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 3,124,480
2 Patricia 1,555,447
3 Jennifer 1,469,340
4 Linda 1,448,257
5 Elizabeth 1,411,766
6 Barbara 1,391,914
7 Susan 1,103,673
8 Jessica 1,047,638
9 Sarah 989,711
10 Karen 986,545
11 Lisa 965,876
12 Nancy 963,822
13 Betty 911,127
14 Margaret 892,305
15 Sandra 873,863
16 Ashley 851,641
17 Kimberly 841,316
18 Emily 835,356
19 Donna 823,359
20 Michelle 813,397
21 Carol 807,025
22 Dorothy 774,160
23 Amanda 773,460
24 Melissa 755,180
25 Deborah 740,218
26 Stephanie 738,902
27 Rebecca 729,402
28 Sharon 722,032
29 Laura 714,805
30 Cynthia 705,768
31 Kathleen 683,309
32 Amy 682,336
33 Shirley 660,227
34 Angela 659,570
35 Brenda 607,443
36 Anna 606,934
37 Pamela 594,457
38 Emma 590,970
39 Nicole 590,727
40 Helen 584,442
41 Samantha 582,848
42 Katherine 568,220
43 Christine 559,321
44 Debra 550,492
45 Rachel 545,825
46 Carolyn 539,427
47 Janet 538,617
48 Catherine 534,859
49 Maria 529,893
50 Heather 525,201

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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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