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Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1951

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1951. 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 1951, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1951.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,455,411
2 Mary 1,289,177
3 Elizabeth 1,076,447
4 Jessica 1,044,214
5 Lisa 961,382
6 Sarah 872,365
7 Ashley 851,533
8 Kimberly 839,628
9 Susan 825,904
10 Patricia 806,663
11 Michelle 805,688
12 Linda 803,077
13 Emily 794,311
14 Karen 777,537
15 Amanda 766,000
16 Melissa 750,294
17 Stephanie 721,348
18 Amy 668,398
19 Deborah 663,395
20 Rebecca 652,308
21 Angela 633,799
22 Laura 621,094
23 Cynthia 620,514
24 Nicole 589,994
25 Samantha 582,213
26 Barbara 542,603
27 Debra 538,328
28 Donna 533,272
29 Sandra 532,640
30 Heather 522,593
31 Rachel 507,562
32 Pamela 502,695
33 Nancy 502,170
34 Emma 500,039
35 Olivia 482,740
36 Julie 479,056
37 Kelly 471,645
38 Brenda 469,451
39 Lauren 469,354
40 Katherine 464,599
41 Christine 455,746
42 Christina 454,997
43 Victoria 450,466
44 Maria 449,991
45 Sharon 444,111
46 Kathleen 443,053
47 Megan 438,218
48 Hannah 428,255
49 Andrea 415,331
50 Anna 400,404

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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