Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1930

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1930. 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 1930, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1930.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 2,565,607
2 Patricia 1,486,385
3 Jennifer 1,468,632
4 Linda 1,444,198
5 Barbara 1,305,528
6 Elizabeth 1,296,611
7 Susan 1,096,737
8 Jessica 1,046,672
9 Karen 985,838
10 Lisa 965,485
11 Sarah 950,172
12 Nancy 926,044
13 Sandra 872,213
14 Ashley 849,951
15 Kimberly 839,976
16 Emily 814,413
17 Michelle 812,514
18 Donna 799,164
19 Carol 786,475
20 Amanda 770,452
21 Melissa 753,946
22 Deborah 739,031
23 Stephanie 736,848
24 Sharon 720,853
25 Rebecca 718,616
26 Cynthia 702,339
27 Margaret 701,527
28 Laura 686,184
29 Amy 676,756
30 Betty 659,479
31 Kathleen 656,026
32 Angela 653,359
33 Brenda 606,841
34 Pamela 593,779
35 Nicole 589,778
36 Samantha 580,132
37 Shirley 571,928
38 Debra 550,362
39 Christine 541,254
40 Emma 539,310
41 Katherine 534,105
42 Rachel 533,437
43 Heather 525,008
44 Carolyn 519,744
45 Janet 518,730
46 Diane 515,080
47 Anna 509,052
48 Maria 508,689
49 Julie 504,746
50 Dorothy 480,373

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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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