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 2,445,340
2 Jennifer 1,469,846
3 Patricia 1,454,595
4 Linda 1,443,838
5 Elizabeth 1,289,477
6 Barbara 1,266,013
7 Susan 1,095,158
8 Jessica 1,047,859
9 Karen 986,006
10 Lisa 965,957
11 Sarah 948,221
12 Nancy 907,479
13 Sandra 871,947
14 Ashley 853,492
15 Kimberly 842,700
16 Emily 824,883
17 Michelle 814,100
18 Donna 786,790
19 Carol 777,150
20 Amanda 771,381
21 Melissa 755,500
22 Deborah 739,297
23 Stephanie 737,994
24 Sharon 720,139
25 Rebecca 718,522
26 Cynthia 701,769
27 Laura 682,272
28 Amy 678,989
29 Margaret 670,253
30 Angela 654,689
31 Kathleen 650,641
32 Brenda 607,095
33 Pamela 593,790
34 Nicole 591,719
35 Betty 585,551
36 Samantha 585,278
37 Emma 562,316
38 Debra 550,411
39 Shirley 542,984
40 Christine 537,806
41 Rachel 533,507
42 Katherine 531,979
43 Heather 525,343
44 Diane 513,667
45 Carolyn 512,419
46 Olivia 510,424
47 Janet 509,376
48 Maria 509,372
49 Julie 505,119
50 Anna 497,531

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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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