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 2,381,280
2 Jennifer 1,468,564
3 Linda 1,442,397
4 Patricia 1,436,175
5 Elizabeth 1,265,326
6 Barbara 1,239,135
7 Susan 1,093,502
8 Jessica 1,046,551
9 Karen 985,281
10 Lisa 965,382
11 Sarah 939,018
12 Nancy 895,993
13 Sandra 870,640
14 Ashley 849,951
15 Kimberly 839,976
16 Michelle 812,479
17 Emily 810,735
18 Donna 779,223
19 Carol 770,417
20 Amanda 769,834
21 Melissa 753,784
22 Deborah 738,501
23 Stephanie 736,526
24 Sharon 719,046
25 Rebecca 715,222
26 Cynthia 700,474
27 Laura 677,858
28 Amy 675,682
29 Angela 651,492
30 Margaret 649,288
31 Kathleen 647,208
32 Brenda 606,617
33 Pamela 593,490
34 Nicole 589,778
35 Samantha 580,092
36 Betty 550,720
37 Debra 550,303
38 Christine 535,518
39 Rachel 529,751
40 Emma 529,118
41 Shirley 528,270
42 Katherine 525,860
43 Heather 524,981
44 Diane 512,042
45 Carolyn 507,424
46 Julie 503,995
47 Janet 503,395
48 Maria 501,919
49 Anna 483,619
50 Olivia 475,723

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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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