Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1948

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1948. 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 1948, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1948.

Rank Name Count
1 Mary 1,492,216
2 Jennifer 1,463,336
3 Elizabeth 1,124,671
4 Linda 1,071,085
5 Jessica 1,046,121
6 Lisa 963,912
7 Patricia 947,294
8 Susan 937,819
9 Sarah 887,742
10 Ashley 853,423
11 Karen 846,333
12 Kimberly 842,135
13 Michelle 810,431
14 Emily 804,871
15 Amanda 767,700
16 Melissa 753,475
17 Stephanie 729,262
18 Deborah 723,209
19 Rebecca 678,371
20 Barbara 673,854
21 Amy 672,586
22 Cynthia 660,411
23 Angela 640,941
24 Laura 637,972
25 Sandra 623,472
26 Donna 599,093
27 Nicole 591,211
28 Nancy 590,708
29 Samantha 584,919
30 Pamela 548,402
31 Debra 548,062
32 Brenda 528,677
33 Heather 523,547
34 Sharon 520,778
35 Emma 520,466
36 Kathleen 518,598
37 Rachel 513,088
38 Olivia 501,784
39 Christine 490,110
40 Julie 488,250
41 Katherine 483,739
42 Kelly 472,288
43 Lauren 471,630
44 Maria 467,835
45 Victoria 465,811
46 Christina 460,439
47 Megan 438,735
48 Hannah 433,225
49 Carol 432,343
50 Andrea 423,885

More Popular Baby Names

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

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.

Link To or Reference This Page

We spent a lot of time downloading, cleaning, merging, and formatting the data that is shown on the site.

If you found the data or information on this page useful in your research, please use the tool below to properly cite or reference Name Census as the source. We appreciate your support!

  • "Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1948". NameCensus.com. Accessed on May 20, 2024. https://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-girl-names-since-1948/.

  • "Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1948". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-girl-names-since-1948/. Accessed 20 May, 2024

  • Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1948. NameCensus.com. Retrieved from https://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-girl-names-since-1948/.