Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1933

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1933. 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 1933, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1933.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 2,385,457
2 Jennifer 1,469,821
3 Linda 1,443,064
4 Patricia 1,436,605
5 Elizabeth 1,279,480
6 Barbara 1,239,698
7 Susan 1,093,931
8 Jessica 1,047,815
9 Karen 985,703
10 Lisa 965,916
11 Sarah 944,623
12 Nancy 896,533
13 Sandra 871,125
14 Ashley 853,492
15 Kimberly 842,700
16 Emily 823,737
17 Michelle 814,090
18 Donna 779,429
19 Amanda 771,168
20 Carol 770,581
21 Melissa 755,438
22 Deborah 739,090
23 Stephanie 737,863
24 Sharon 719,431
25 Rebecca 717,331
26 Cynthia 701,132
27 Laura 679,524
28 Amy 678,648
29 Angela 654,081
30 Margaret 653,700
31 Kathleen 647,697
32 Brenda 607,000
33 Pamela 593,694
34 Nicole 591,719
35 Samantha 585,262
36 Emma 558,986
37 Betty 551,132
38 Debra 550,385
39 Christine 535,948
40 Rachel 532,253
41 Katherine 529,389
42 Shirley 528,507
43 Heather 525,332
44 Diane 512,228
45 Olivia 510,024
46 Carolyn 507,833
47 Maria 507,329
48 Julie 504,853
49 Janet 503,590
50 Anna 489,607

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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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