Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1941

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1941. 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 1941, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1941.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 1,940,594
2 Jennifer 1,469,419
3 Linda 1,397,136
4 Patricia 1,233,571
5 Elizabeth 1,204,334
6 Susan 1,069,382
7 Jessica 1,047,376
8 Barbara 972,947
9 Lisa 965,484
10 Karen 962,282
11 Sarah 915,393
12 Ashley 853,485
13 Kimberly 842,634
14 Emily 814,228
15 Michelle 813,740
16 Sandra 811,149
17 Amanda 769,604
18 Nancy 764,366
19 Melissa 754,839
20 Deborah 736,343
21 Stephanie 736,186
22 Donna 711,295
23 Rebecca 705,554
24 Cynthia 691,449
25 Sharon 679,033
26 Amy 675,930
27 Laura 660,406
28 Angela 648,705
29 Carol 647,147
30 Kathleen 616,267
31 Brenda 597,402
32 Nicole 591,666
33 Pamela 591,478
34 Samantha 585,108
35 Debra 549,891
36 Emma 536,551
37 Margaret 533,512
38 Heather 524,818
39 Rachel 522,407
40 Christine 521,036
41 Katherine 509,733
42 Olivia 506,743
43 Julie 500,602
44 Maria 491,328
45 Diane 487,897
46 Victoria 479,076
47 Lauren 472,932
48 Kelly 472,623
49 Christina 465,608
50 Anna 443,729

More Popular Baby Names

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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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