Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1927

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1927. 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 1927, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1927.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 2,770,808
2 Patricia 1,523,324
3 Jennifer 1,469,918
4 Linda 1,446,444
5 Barbara 1,350,163
6 Elizabeth 1,346,305
7 Susan 1,099,721
8 Jessica 1,048,053
9 Karen 986,474
10 Sarah 968,392
11 Lisa 966,068
12 Nancy 944,013
13 Sandra 873,393
14 Ashley 853,492
15 Kimberly 842,700
16 Emily 832,075
17 Michelle 814,163
18 Donna 812,971
19 Carol 796,912
20 Amanda 772,476
21 Betty 768,074
22 Margaret 767,406
23 Melissa 755,729
24 Deborah 740,002
25 Stephanie 738,533
26 Rebecca 724,191
27 Sharon 721,875
28 Cynthia 704,389
29 Laura 697,270
30 Amy 680,877
31 Kathleen 665,873
32 Angela 657,847
33 Shirley 614,271
34 Brenda 607,385
35 Pamela 594,260
36 Nicole 591,719
37 Samantha 585,341
38 Dorothy 582,858
39 Emma 581,324
40 Debra 550,485
41 Christine 548,221
42 Katherine 547,771
43 Anna 546,581
44 Rachel 539,620
45 Carolyn 529,077
46 Janet 527,303
47 Heather 525,368
48 Maria 521,792
49 Diane 516,837
50 Olivia 512,605

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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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