Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1950

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1950. 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 1950, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1950.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,457,579
2 Mary 1,352,575
3 Elizabeth 1,083,591
4 Jessica 1,043,969
5 Lisa 962,313
6 Linda 883,187
7 Sarah 873,685
8 Susan 863,697
9 Patricia 854,397
10 Ashley 849,858
11 Kimberly 838,733
12 Michelle 806,528
13 Karen 801,447
14 Emily 789,086
15 Amanda 765,727
16 Melissa 750,442
17 Stephanie 723,307
18 Deborah 692,166
19 Amy 668,025
20 Rebecca 660,691
21 Cynthia 634,615
22 Angela 634,583
23 Laura 626,020
24 Nicole 589,134
25 Barbara 583,864
26 Samantha 579,665
27 Sandra 561,283
28 Donna 554,796
29 Debra 544,463
30 Nancy 531,509
31 Heather 522,732
32 Pamela 518,786
33 Rachel 507,761
34 Brenda 490,054
35 Emma 486,502
36 Julie 481,749
37 Kelly 471,421
38 Katherine 469,002
39 Lauren 468,818
40 Sharon 468,537
41 Kathleen 468,496
42 Christine 468,205
43 Olivia 465,781
44 Christina 456,256
45 Maria 452,489
46 Victoria 449,569
47 Megan 437,794
48 Hannah 423,874
49 Andrea 415,839
50 Anna 401,176

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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