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 1,458,212
2 Mary 1,354,655
3 Elizabeth 1,090,781
4 Jessica 1,044,616
5 Lisa 962,558
6 Linda 883,508
7 Sarah 876,510
8 Susan 863,920
9 Patricia 854,606
10 Ashley 851,548
11 Kimberly 840,073
12 Michelle 807,321
13 Karen 801,673
14 Emily 795,627
15 Amanda 766,380
16 Melissa 751,274
17 Stephanie 723,991
18 Deborah 692,459
19 Amy 669,583
20 Rebecca 661,735
21 Angela 635,856
22 Cynthia 634,961
23 Laura 626,817
24 Nicole 590,083
25 Barbara 584,156
26 Samantha 582,249
27 Sandra 561,538
28 Donna 554,901
29 Debra 544,506
30 Nancy 531,787
31 Heather 522,903
32 Pamela 518,897
33 Rachel 509,016
34 Emma 501,935
35 Brenda 490,250
36 Olivia 483,509
37 Julie 482,200
38 Kelly 471,742
39 Katherine 470,804
40 Lauren 469,779
41 Kathleen 468,758
42 Sharon 468,723
43 Christine 468,419
44 Christina 456,723
45 Maria 455,068
46 Victoria 454,248
47 Megan 438,279
48 Hannah 428,420
49 Andrea 417,526
50 Anna 404,220

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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