Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1928

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1928. 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 1928, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1928.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 2,700,168
2 Patricia 1,512,771
3 Jennifer 1,469,913
4 Linda 1,445,928
5 Barbara 1,337,003
6 Elizabeth 1,333,779
7 Susan 1,098,853
8 Jessica 1,048,014
9 Karen 986,417
10 Lisa 966,053
11 Sarah 963,836
12 Nancy 938,991
13 Sandra 873,186
14 Ashley 853,492
15 Kimberly 842,700
16 Emily 830,419
17 Michelle 814,150
18 Donna 808,979
19 Carol 794,268
20 Amanda 772,242
21 Melissa 755,685
22 Margaret 745,443
23 Deborah 739,911
24 Stephanie 738,407
25 Betty 732,649
26 Rebecca 722,931
27 Sharon 721,757
28 Cynthia 703,956
29 Laura 693,931
30 Amy 680,431
31 Kathleen 662,608
32 Angela 657,245
33 Brenda 607,338
34 Shirley 600,956
35 Pamela 594,193
36 Nicole 591,719
37 Samantha 585,330
38 Emma 576,998
39 Debra 550,473
40 Dorothy 546,869
41 Christine 545,875
42 Katherine 544,048
43 Rachel 538,334
44 Anna 535,365
45 Carolyn 526,273
46 Heather 525,368
47 Janet 524,759
48 Maria 519,200
49 Diane 516,678
50 Olivia 512,106

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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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