Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1931

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1931. 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 1931, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1931.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 2,505,635
2 Patricia 1,471,064
3 Jennifer 1,469,872
4 Linda 1,444,373
5 Elizabeth 1,299,769
6 Barbara 1,287,811
7 Susan 1,096,163
8 Jessica 1,047,898
9 Karen 986,160
10 Lisa 965,985
11 Sarah 951,857
12 Nancy 917,514
13 Sandra 872,400
14 Ashley 853,492
15 Kimberly 842,700
16 Emily 826,071
17 Michelle 814,112
18 Donna 793,391
19 Carol 782,042
20 Amanda 771,590
21 Melissa 755,543
22 Deborah 739,455
23 Stephanie 738,083
24 Sharon 720,715
25 Rebecca 719,611
26 Cynthia 702,401
27 Margaret 687,586
28 Laura 684,941
29 Amy 679,336
30 Angela 655,308
31 Kathleen 653,441
32 Betty 621,656
33 Brenda 607,161
34 Pamela 593,889
35 Nicole 591,719
36 Samantha 585,288
37 Emma 565,624
38 Shirley 557,389
39 Debra 550,427
40 Christine 539,690
41 Rachel 534,678
42 Katherine 534,602
43 Heather 525,350
44 Carolyn 516,428
45 Diane 514,524
46 Janet 514,324
47 Maria 511,558
48 Olivia 510,804
49 Anna 505,961
50 Julie 505,356

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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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