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 1,456,035
2 Mary 1,291,274
3 Elizabeth 1,083,411
4 Jessica 1,044,831
5 Lisa 961,671
6 Sarah 875,145
7 Ashley 853,384
8 Kimberly 841,012
9 Susan 826,110
10 Patricia 806,884
11 Michelle 806,506
12 Linda 803,423
13 Emily 800,772
14 Karen 777,733
15 Amanda 766,681
16 Melissa 751,116
17 Stephanie 722,001
18 Amy 669,806
19 Deborah 663,691
20 Rebecca 653,373
21 Angela 635,115
22 Laura 621,963
23 Cynthia 620,826
24 Nicole 590,986
25 Samantha 584,799
26 Barbara 542,874
27 Debra 538,367
28 Donna 533,373
29 Sandra 532,870
30 Heather 522,773
31 Emma 514,474
32 Rachel 508,809
33 Pamela 502,788
34 Nancy 502,432
35 Olivia 499,313
36 Julie 479,463
37 Kelly 471,991
38 Lauren 470,336
39 Brenda 469,638
40 Katherine 466,326
41 Christine 455,962
42 Christina 455,388
43 Victoria 455,229
44 Maria 452,822
45 Sharon 444,310
46 Kathleen 443,280
47 Megan 438,616
48 Hannah 432,706
49 Andrea 417,181
50 Madison 404,776

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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