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 2,329,941
2 Jennifer 1,469,791
3 Linda 1,442,279
4 Patricia 1,417,974
5 Elizabeth 1,270,463
6 Barbara 1,212,749
7 Susan 1,092,667
8 Jessica 1,047,772
9 Karen 985,250
10 Lisa 965,895
11 Sarah 941,003
12 Nancy 884,664
13 Sandra 869,760
14 Ashley 853,492
15 Kimberly 842,693
16 Emily 822,675
17 Michelle 814,062
18 Donna 772,069
19 Amanda 770,969
20 Carol 762,361
21 Melissa 755,387
22 Deborah 738,848
23 Stephanie 737,757
24 Sharon 718,469
25 Rebecca 716,259
26 Cynthia 700,360
27 Amy 678,345
28 Laura 676,987
29 Angela 653,504
30 Kathleen 644,576
31 Margaret 638,461
32 Brenda 606,910
33 Pamela 593,586
34 Nicole 591,719
35 Samantha 585,247
36 Emma 555,835
37 Debra 550,348
38 Christine 534,154
39 Rachel 531,111
40 Katherine 527,059
41 Heather 525,302
42 Betty 519,605
43 Shirley 514,191
44 Diane 510,625
45 Olivia 509,655
46 Maria 505,468
47 Julie 504,566
48 Carolyn 502,791
49 Janet 496,248
50 Victoria 483,350

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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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