Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1949

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1949. 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 1949, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1949.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,461,454
2 Mary 1,423,617
3 Elizabeth 1,111,458
4 Jessica 1,045,639
5 Linda 974,873
6 Lisa 963,444
7 Susan 901,834
8 Patricia 901,157
9 Sarah 883,585
10 Ashley 853,410
11 Kimberly 841,820
12 Karen 824,337
13 Michelle 809,387
14 Emily 803,480
15 Amanda 767,394
16 Melissa 752,875
17 Stephanie 727,159
18 Deborah 711,964
19 Amy 671,975
20 Rebecca 671,576
21 Cynthia 648,170
22 Angela 639,140
23 Laura 633,071
24 Barbara 627,028
25 Sandra 592,412
26 Nicole 591,143
27 Samantha 584,879
28 Donna 577,060
29 Nancy 561,298
30 Debra 546,937
31 Pamela 534,122
32 Heather 523,332
33 Emma 518,369
34 Rachel 511,700
35 Brenda 510,980
36 Olivia 500,936
37 Kathleen 495,342
38 Sharon 494,636
39 Julie 485,456
40 Christine 480,432
41 Katherine 478,570
42 Kelly 472,205
43 Lauren 471,208
44 Maria 463,020
45 Victoria 462,680
46 Christina 458,945
47 Megan 438,707
48 Hannah 433,042
49 Andrea 421,519
50 Anna 411,061

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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