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 1,936,417
2 Jennifer 1,468,162
3 Linda 1,396,469
4 Patricia 1,233,141
5 Elizabeth 1,190,180
6 Susan 1,068,953
7 Jessica 1,046,112
8 Barbara 972,384
9 Lisa 964,950
10 Karen 961,860
11 Sarah 909,788
12 Ashley 849,944
13 Kimberly 839,910
14 Michelle 812,129
15 Sandra 810,664
16 Emily 801,226
17 Amanda 768,270
18 Nancy 763,826
19 Melissa 753,185
20 Deborah 735,754
21 Stephanie 734,849
22 Donna 711,089
23 Rebecca 703,445
24 Cynthia 690,791
25 Sharon 678,648
26 Amy 672,964
27 Laura 658,740
28 Carol 646,983
29 Angela 646,116
30 Kathleen 615,778
31 Brenda 597,019
32 Pamela 591,274
33 Nicole 589,725
34 Samantha 579,938
35 Debra 549,809
36 Margaret 529,100
37 Heather 524,467
38 Christine 520,606
39 Rachel 519,905
40 Emma 506,683
41 Katherine 506,204
42 Julie 499,744
43 Diane 487,711
44 Maria 485,918
45 Olivia 472,442
46 Kelly 471,956
47 Lauren 470,989
48 Victoria 469,634
49 Christina 464,750
50 Megan 437,976

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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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