Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1943

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1943. 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 1943, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1943.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 1,817,200
2 Jennifer 1,468,461
3 Linda 1,341,457
4 Elizabeth 1,175,917
5 Patricia 1,156,989
6 Susan 1,048,274
7 Jessica 1,046,551
8 Lisa 964,979
9 Karen 935,871
10 Sarah 904,530
11 Barbara 888,402
12 Ashley 851,620
13 Kimberly 841,201
14 Michelle 812,556
15 Emily 804,980
16 Amanda 768,405
17 Sandra 766,425
18 Melissa 753,722
19 Deborah 734,763
20 Stephanie 734,379
21 Nancy 719,895
22 Rebecca 698,324
23 Donna 687,763
24 Cynthia 686,114
25 Amy 673,625
26 Laura 654,855
27 Angela 645,551
28 Sharon 644,916
29 Kathleen 598,184
30 Carol 592,614
31 Nicole 590,573
32 Pamela 587,285
33 Brenda 583,645
34 Samantha 582,478
35 Debra 549,647
36 Heather 524,348
37 Rachel 518,350
38 Emma 516,966
39 Christine 515,448
40 Katherine 501,625
41 Margaret 499,085
42 Julie 497,362
43 Olivia 488,841
44 Maria 483,213
45 Kelly 472,213
46 Victoria 472,127
47 Lauren 471,924
48 Diane 471,837
49 Christina 464,411
50 Megan 438,449

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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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