Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1935

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1935. 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 1935, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1935.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 2,270,912
2 Jennifer 1,469,126
3 Linda 1,440,933
4 Patricia 1,396,908
5 Elizabeth 1,254,153
6 Barbara 1,183,241
7 Susan 1,090,969
8 Jessica 1,047,109
9 Karen 984,466
10 Lisa 965,573
11 Sarah 934,623
12 Nancy 870,883
13 Sandra 866,980
14 Ashley 851,641
15 Kimberly 841,303
16 Emily 815,146
17 Michelle 813,220
18 Amanda 770,099
19 Donna 764,099
20 Melissa 754,522
21 Carol 752,006
22 Deborah 738,272
23 Stephanie 736,976
24 Sharon 716,915
25 Rebecca 714,033
26 Cynthia 699,027
27 Amy 676,615
28 Laura 673,681
29 Angela 651,562
30 Kathleen 641,070
31 Margaret 621,137
32 Brenda 606,617
33 Pamela 593,346
34 Nicole 590,727
35 Samantha 582,646
36 Debra 550,258
37 Emma 538,459
38 Christine 532,019
39 Rachel 528,683
40 Heather 525,081
41 Katherine 522,944
42 Diane 508,671
43 Julie 503,813
44 Maria 500,646
45 Carolyn 496,127
46 Olivia 492,723
47 Shirley 491,214
48 Betty 488,311
49 Janet 488,077
50 Victoria 478,002

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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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