Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1937

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1937. 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 1937, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1937.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 2,163,563
2 Jennifer 1,469,672
3 Linda 1,437,643
4 Patricia 1,350,337
5 Elizabeth 1,243,183
6 Barbara 1,121,131
7 Susan 1,087,221
8 Jessica 1,047,636
9 Karen 981,847
10 Lisa 965,784
11 Sarah 930,271
12 Sandra 857,596
13 Ashley 853,492
14 Kimberly 842,675
15 Nancy 839,845
16 Emily 819,390
17 Michelle 813,982
18 Amanda 770,375
19 Melissa 755,225
20 Donna 748,476
21 Deborah 737,987
22 Stephanie 737,304
23 Carol 725,835
24 Rebecca 712,689
25 Sharon 711,114
26 Cynthia 697,366
27 Amy 677,364
28 Laura 669,937
29 Angela 651,665
30 Kathleen 634,592
31 Brenda 606,509
32 Margaret 593,997
33 Pamela 593,025
34 Nicole 591,719
35 Samantha 585,190
36 Debra 550,189
37 Emma 547,260
38 Christine 528,770
39 Rachel 527,524
40 Heather 525,146
41 Katherine 519,977
42 Olivia 508,550
43 Diane 504,410
44 Julie 503,413
45 Maria 499,503
46 Victoria 481,655
47 Carolyn 481,444
48 Lauren 472,946
49 Kelly 472,689
50 Janet 472,243

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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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