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 1,819,297
2 Jennifer 1,469,085
3 Linda 1,341,803
4 Elizabeth 1,182,881
5 Patricia 1,157,210
6 Susan 1,048,480
7 Jessica 1,047,168
8 Lisa 965,268
9 Karen 936,067
10 Sarah 907,310
11 Barbara 888,673
12 Ashley 853,471
13 Kimberly 842,585
14 Michelle 813,374
15 Emily 811,441
16 Amanda 769,086
17 Sandra 766,655
18 Melissa 754,544
19 Deborah 735,059
20 Stephanie 735,032
21 Nancy 720,157
22 Rebecca 699,389
23 Donna 687,864
24 Cynthia 686,426
25 Amy 675,033
26 Laura 655,724
27 Angela 646,867
28 Sharon 645,115
29 Kathleen 598,411
30 Carol 592,694
31 Nicole 591,565
32 Pamela 587,378
33 Samantha 585,064
34 Brenda 583,832
35 Debra 549,686
36 Emma 531,401
37 Heather 524,528
38 Rachel 519,597
39 Christine 515,664
40 Olivia 505,414
41 Katherine 503,352
42 Margaret 501,265
43 Julie 497,769
44 Maria 486,044
45 Victoria 476,890
46 Lauren 472,906
47 Kelly 472,559
48 Diane 471,919
49 Christina 464,802
50 Megan 438,847

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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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