Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1923

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1923. 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 1923, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1923.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 3,050,224
2 Patricia 1,551,336
3 Jennifer 1,468,700
4 Linda 1,447,571
5 Elizabeth 1,389,333
6 Barbara 1,385,350
7 Susan 1,102,655
8 Jessica 1,046,951
9 Karen 986,269
10 Sarah 981,904
11 Lisa 965,616
12 Nancy 960,026
13 Betty 890,028
14 Sandra 873,511
15 Margaret 863,210
16 Ashley 849,951
17 Kimberly 839,976
18 Emily 826,669
19 Donna 821,905
20 Michelle 812,594
21 Carol 805,419
22 Amanda 772,466
23 Melissa 754,280
24 Deborah 739,854
25 Stephanie 737,995
26 Dorothy 735,802
27 Rebecca 727,062
28 Sharon 721,803
29 Laura 710,106
30 Cynthia 705,139
31 Amy 680,166
32 Kathleen 679,581
33 Angela 657,656
34 Shirley 653,715
35 Brenda 607,203
36 Pamela 594,308
37 Anna 590,482
38 Nicole 589,778
39 Samantha 580,236
40 Emma 570,524
41 Katherine 561,591
42 Christine 556,840
43 Helen 551,232
44 Debra 550,444
45 Rachel 543,029
46 Carolyn 537,504
47 Janet 536,521
48 Maria 525,385
49 Catherine 525,324
50 Heather 525,025

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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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