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 2,768,711
2 Patricia 1,523,103
3 Jennifer 1,469,294
4 Linda 1,446,098
5 Barbara 1,349,892
6 Elizabeth 1,339,341
7 Susan 1,099,515
8 Jessica 1,047,436
9 Karen 986,278
10 Lisa 965,779
11 Sarah 965,612
12 Nancy 943,751
13 Sandra 873,163
14 Ashley 851,641
15 Kimberly 841,316
16 Emily 825,614
17 Michelle 813,345
18 Donna 812,870
19 Carol 796,832
20 Amanda 771,795
21 Betty 767,866
22 Margaret 765,226
23 Melissa 754,907
24 Deborah 739,706
25 Stephanie 737,880
26 Rebecca 723,126
27 Sharon 721,676
28 Cynthia 704,077
29 Laura 696,401
30 Amy 679,469
31 Kathleen 665,646
32 Angela 656,531
33 Shirley 614,138
34 Brenda 607,198
35 Pamela 594,167
36 Nicole 590,727
37 Samantha 582,755
38 Dorothy 582,216
39 Emma 566,889
40 Debra 550,446
41 Christine 548,005
42 Katherine 546,044
43 Anna 543,637
44 Rachel 538,373
45 Carolyn 528,885
46 Janet 527,200
47 Heather 525,188
48 Maria 518,961
49 Diane 516,755
50 Julie 505,817

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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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