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 1,488,039
2 Jennifer 1,462,079
3 Elizabeth 1,110,517
4 Linda 1,070,418
5 Jessica 1,044,857
6 Lisa 963,378
7 Patricia 946,864
8 Susan 937,390
9 Sarah 882,137
10 Ashley 849,882
11 Karen 845,911
12 Kimberly 839,411
13 Michelle 808,820
14 Emily 791,869
15 Amanda 766,366
16 Melissa 751,821
17 Stephanie 727,925
18 Deborah 722,620
19 Rebecca 676,262
20 Barbara 673,291
21 Amy 669,620
22 Cynthia 659,753
23 Angela 638,352
24 Laura 636,306
25 Sandra 622,987
26 Donna 598,887
27 Nancy 590,168
28 Nicole 589,270
29 Samantha 579,749
30 Pamela 548,198
31 Debra 547,980
32 Brenda 528,294
33 Heather 523,196
34 Sharon 520,393
35 Kathleen 518,109
36 Rachel 510,586
37 Emma 490,598
38 Christine 489,680
39 Julie 487,392
40 Katherine 480,210
41 Kelly 471,621
42 Lauren 469,687
43 Olivia 467,483
44 Maria 462,425
45 Christina 459,581
46 Victoria 456,369
47 Megan 437,852
48 Carol 432,179
49 Hannah 424,228
50 Andrea 420,348

More Popular Baby Names

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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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