Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1924

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1924. 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 1924, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1924.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 2,982,766
2 Patricia 1,546,966
3 Jennifer 1,469,948
4 Linda 1,447,815
5 Elizabeth 1,388,026
6 Barbara 1,378,704
7 Susan 1,102,272
8 Jessica 1,048,163
9 Karen 986,643
10 Sarah 982,546
11 Lisa 966,135
12 Nancy 956,893
13 Sandra 873,886
14 Betty 864,449
15 Ashley 853,492
16 Kimberly 842,700
17 Margaret 841,489
18 Emily 837,615
19 Donna 820,533
20 Michelle 814,199
21 Carol 803,719
22 Amanda 773,438
23 Melissa 755,883
24 Deborah 740,325
25 Stephanie 739,089
26 Rebecca 727,897
27 Sharon 722,133
28 Laura 708,061
29 Cynthia 705,487
30 Dorothy 698,044
31 Amy 682,536
32 Kathleen 676,316
33 Angela 659,579
34 Shirley 646,034
35 Brenda 607,543
36 Emma 595,415
37 Pamela 594,462
38 Nicole 591,719
39 Samantha 585,384
40 Anna 583,606
41 Katherine 560,541
42 Christine 555,013
43 Debra 550,516
44 Rachel 544,048
45 Carolyn 535,903
46 Janet 534,494
47 Maria 528,795
48 Heather 525,368
49 Helen 521,193
50 Catherine 518,860

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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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