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 2,631,198
2 Patricia 1,500,218
3 Jennifer 1,469,282
4 Linda 1,445,028
5 Barbara 1,321,859
6 Elizabeth 1,315,050
7 Susan 1,097,835
8 Jessica 1,047,361
9 Karen 986,143
10 Lisa 965,752
11 Sarah 956,812
12 Nancy 933,192
13 Sandra 872,721
14 Ashley 851,641
15 Kimberly 841,316
16 Emily 822,399
17 Michelle 813,322
18 Donna 804,410
19 Carol 790,838
20 Amanda 771,314
21 Melissa 754,820
22 Deborah 739,485
23 Stephanie 737,630
24 Margaret 722,966
25 Sharon 721,398
26 Rebecca 720,746
27 Cynthia 703,172
28 Betty 696,362
29 Laura 689,916
30 Amy 678,657
31 Kathleen 659,229
32 Angela 655,308
33 Brenda 607,097
34 Pamela 594,000
35 Nicole 590,727
36 Shirley 586,610
37 Samantha 582,730
38 Emma 558,546
39 Debra 550,422
40 Christine 543,482
41 Katherine 538,923
42 Rachel 535,906
43 Heather 525,188
44 Carolyn 523,233
45 Janet 521,874
46 Anna 521,846
47 Diane 515,980
48 Maria 513,803
49 Dorothy 512,495
50 Julie 505,414

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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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