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Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1932

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1932. 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 1932, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1932.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 2,443,243
2 Jennifer 1,469,222
3 Patricia 1,454,374
4 Linda 1,443,492
5 Elizabeth 1,282,513
6 Barbara 1,265,742
7 Susan 1,094,952
8 Jessica 1,047,242
9 Karen 985,810
10 Lisa 965,668
11 Sarah 945,441
12 Nancy 907,217
13 Sandra 871,717
14 Ashley 851,641
15 Kimberly 841,316
16 Emily 818,422
17 Michelle 813,282
18 Donna 786,689
19 Carol 777,070
20 Amanda 770,700
21 Melissa 754,678
22 Deborah 739,001
23 Stephanie 737,341
24 Sharon 719,940
25 Rebecca 717,457
26 Cynthia 701,457
27 Laura 681,403
28 Amy 677,581
29 Margaret 668,073
30 Angela 653,373
31 Kathleen 650,414
32 Brenda 606,908
33 Pamela 593,697
34 Nicole 590,727
35 Betty 585,343
36 Samantha 582,692
37 Debra 550,372
38 Emma 547,881
39 Shirley 542,851
40 Christine 537,590
41 Rachel 532,260
42 Katherine 530,252
43 Heather 525,163
44 Diane 513,585
45 Carolyn 512,227
46 Janet 509,273
47 Maria 506,541
48 Julie 504,712
49 Anna 494,587
50 Olivia 493,851

More Popular Baby Names

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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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