Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1947

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1947. 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 1947, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1947.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 1,563,903
2 Jennifer 1,465,346
3 Linda 1,170,778
4 Elizabeth 1,138,111
5 Jessica 1,046,551
6 Patricia 998,572
7 Susan 969,772
8 Lisa 964,335
9 Sarah 891,965
10 Karen 867,981
11 Ashley 853,434
12 Kimberly 842,390
13 Michelle 811,344
14 Emily 806,341
15 Amanda 768,010
16 Melissa 753,794
17 Stephanie 730,955
18 Deborah 729,046
19 Barbara 722,648
20 Rebecca 684,703
21 Amy 673,163
22 Cynthia 670,941
23 Sandra 658,250
24 Laura 643,023
25 Angela 642,589
26 Nancy 623,153
27 Donna 622,612
28 Nicole 591,277
29 Samantha 584,949
30 Pamela 560,801
31 Sharon 549,312
32 Debra 548,741
33 Brenda 544,505
34 Kathleen 540,694
35 Heather 523,819
36 Emma 522,608
37 Rachel 514,536
38 Olivia 502,641
39 Christine 498,486
40 Julie 490,985
41 Katherine 488,624
42 Maria 472,544
43 Kelly 472,361
44 Lauren 472,049
45 Victoria 468,550
46 Carol 465,883
47 Christina 461,724
48 Megan 438,764
49 Margaret 433,976
50 Hannah 433,409

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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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