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 3,054,401
2 Patricia 1,551,766
3 Jennifer 1,469,957
4 Linda 1,448,238
5 Elizabeth 1,403,487
6 Barbara 1,385,913
7 Susan 1,103,084
8 Jessica 1,048,215
9 Sarah 987,509
10 Karen 986,691
11 Lisa 966,150
12 Nancy 960,566
13 Betty 890,440
14 Sandra 873,996
15 Margaret 867,622
16 Ashley 853,492
17 Kimberly 842,700
18 Emily 839,671
19 Donna 822,111
20 Michelle 814,205
21 Carol 805,583
22 Amanda 773,800
23 Melissa 755,934
24 Deborah 740,443
25 Stephanie 739,332
26 Dorothy 737,087
27 Rebecca 729,171
28 Sharon 722,188
29 Laura 711,772
30 Cynthia 705,797
31 Amy 683,132
32 Kathleen 680,070
33 Angela 660,245
34 Shirley 653,952
35 Brenda 607,586
36 Emma 600,392
37 Anna 596,470
38 Pamela 594,512
39 Nicole 591,719
40 Samantha 585,406
41 Katherine 565,120
42 Christine 557,270
43 Helen 552,680
44 Debra 550,526
45 Rachel 545,531
46 Carolyn 537,913
47 Janet 536,716
48 Maria 530,795
49 Catherine 527,298
50 Heather 525,376

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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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