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 3,122,400
2 Patricia 1,555,238
3 Jennifer 1,468,707
4 Linda 1,447,936
5 Elizabeth 1,404,576
6 Barbara 1,391,622
7 Susan 1,103,450
8 Jessica 1,046,991
9 Sarah 986,886
10 Karen 986,319
11 Lisa 965,631
12 Nancy 963,544
13 Betty 910,923
14 Margaret 890,073
15 Sandra 873,608
16 Ashley 849,951
17 Kimberly 839,976
18 Emily 828,815
19 Donna 823,254
20 Michelle 812,604
21 Carol 806,941
22 Dorothy 773,517
23 Amanda 772,807
24 Melissa 754,348
25 Deborah 739,925
26 Stephanie 738,218
27 Rebecca 728,358
28 Sharon 721,846
29 Laura 714,008
30 Cynthia 705,422
31 Kathleen 683,047
32 Amy 680,778
33 Shirley 660,123
34 Angela 658,297
35 Brenda 607,247
36 Anna 603,890
37 Pamela 594,346
38 Nicole 589,778
39 Helen 583,741
40 Samantha 580,264
41 Emma 575,537
42 Katherine 566,418
43 Christine 559,107
44 Debra 550,449
45 Rachel 544,570
46 Carolyn 539,210
47 Janet 538,525
48 Catherine 533,861
49 Maria 527,314
50 Heather 525,030

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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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