Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1929

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1929. 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 1929, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1929.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 2,633,295
2 Patricia 1,500,439
3 Jennifer 1,469,906
4 Linda 1,445,374
5 Barbara 1,322,130
6 Elizabeth 1,322,014
7 Susan 1,098,041
8 Jessica 1,047,978
9 Karen 986,339
10 Lisa 966,041
11 Sarah 959,592
12 Nancy 933,454
13 Sandra 872,951
14 Ashley 853,492
15 Kimberly 842,700
16 Emily 828,860
17 Michelle 814,140
18 Donna 804,511
19 Carol 790,918
20 Amanda 771,995
21 Melissa 755,642
22 Deborah 739,781
23 Stephanie 738,283
24 Margaret 725,146
25 Rebecca 721,811
26 Sharon 721,597
27 Cynthia 703,484
28 Betty 696,570
29 Laura 690,785
30 Amy 680,065
31 Kathleen 659,456
32 Angela 656,624
33 Brenda 607,284
34 Pamela 594,093
35 Nicole 591,719
36 Shirley 586,743
37 Samantha 585,316
38 Emma 572,981
39 Debra 550,461
40 Christine 543,698
41 Katherine 540,650
42 Rachel 537,153
43 Heather 525,368
44 Anna 524,790
45 Carolyn 523,425
46 Janet 521,977
47 Maria 516,634
48 Diane 516,062
49 Dorothy 513,137
50 Olivia 511,664

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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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