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 2,569,784
2 Patricia 1,486,815
3 Jennifer 1,469,889
4 Linda 1,444,865
5 Elizabeth 1,310,765
6 Barbara 1,306,091
7 Susan 1,097,166
8 Jessica 1,047,936
9 Karen 986,260
10 Lisa 966,019
11 Sarah 955,777
12 Nancy 926,584
13 Sandra 872,698
14 Ashley 853,492
15 Kimberly 842,700
16 Emily 827,415
17 Michelle 814,125
18 Donna 799,370
19 Carol 786,639
20 Amanda 771,786
21 Melissa 755,600
22 Deborah 739,620
23 Stephanie 738,185
24 Sharon 721,238
25 Rebecca 720,725
26 Margaret 705,939
27 Cynthia 702,997
28 Laura 687,850
29 Amy 679,722
30 Betty 659,891
31 Kathleen 656,515
32 Angela 655,948
33 Brenda 607,224
34 Pamela 593,983
35 Nicole 591,719
36 Samantha 585,302
37 Shirley 572,165
38 Emma 569,178
39 Debra 550,444
40 Christine 541,684
41 Katherine 537,634
42 Rachel 535,939
43 Heather 525,359
44 Carolyn 520,153
45 Janet 518,925
46 Diane 515,266
47 Anna 515,040
48 Maria 514,099
49 Olivia 511,206
50 Julie 505,604

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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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