Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1925

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1925. 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 1925, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1925.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 2,907,133
2 Patricia 1,539,787
3 Jennifer 1,469,313
4 Linda 1,447,015
5 Barbara 1,370,128
6 Elizabeth 1,366,112
7 Susan 1,101,234
8 Jessica 1,047,505
9 Karen 986,389
10 Sarah 974,721
11 Lisa 965,823
12 Nancy 952,642
13 Sandra 873,511
14 Ashley 851,641
15 Kimberly 841,316
16 Betty 833,641
17 Emily 829,110
18 Donna 818,307
19 Michelle 813,370
20 Margaret 812,761
21 Carol 801,545
22 Amanda 772,416
23 Melissa 755,008
24 Deborah 739,904
25 Stephanie 738,211
26 Rebecca 725,474
27 Sharon 721,877
28 Cynthia 704,809
29 Laura 703,364
30 Amy 680,523
31 Kathleen 672,426
32 Angela 657,663
33 Dorothy 657,403
34 Shirley 636,411
35 Brenda 607,311
36 Pamela 594,318
37 Nicole 590,727
38 Samantha 582,783
39 Emma 576,083
40 Anna 567,585
41 Katherine 554,118
42 Christine 552,472
43 Debra 550,469
44 Rachel 541,201
45 Carolyn 533,489
46 Janet 532,097
47 Heather 525,188
48 Maria 523,672
49 Diane 516,994
50 Catherine 509,521

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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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