Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1934

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1934. 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 1934, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1934.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 2,325,764
2 Jennifer 1,468,534
3 Linda 1,441,612
4 Patricia 1,417,544
5 Elizabeth 1,256,309
6 Barbara 1,212,186
7 Susan 1,092,238
8 Jessica 1,046,508
9 Karen 984,828
10 Lisa 965,361
11 Sarah 935,398
12 Nancy 884,124
13 Sandra 869,275
14 Ashley 849,951
15 Kimberly 839,969
16 Michelle 812,451
17 Emily 809,673
18 Donna 771,863
19 Amanda 769,635
20 Carol 762,197
21 Melissa 753,733
22 Deborah 738,259
23 Stephanie 736,420
24 Sharon 718,084
25 Rebecca 714,150
26 Cynthia 699,702
27 Amy 675,379
28 Laura 675,321
29 Angela 650,915
30 Kathleen 644,087
31 Margaret 634,049
32 Brenda 606,527
33 Pamela 593,382
34 Nicole 589,778
35 Samantha 580,077
36 Debra 550,266
37 Christine 533,724
38 Rachel 528,609
39 Emma 525,967
40 Heather 524,951
41 Katherine 523,530
42 Betty 519,193
43 Shirley 513,954
44 Diane 510,439
45 Julie 503,708
46 Carolyn 502,382
47 Maria 500,058
48 Janet 496,053
49 Anna 476,547
50 Olivia 475,354

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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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