Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1952

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1952. 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 1952, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1952.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,453,061
2 Mary 1,225,550
3 Elizabeth 1,068,292
4 Jessica 1,044,365
5 Lisa 959,973
6 Sarah 871,116
7 Ashley 853,369
8 Kimberly 840,525
9 Michelle 804,373
10 Emily 799,485
11 Susan 785,881
12 Amanda 766,272
13 Patricia 750,440
14 Melissa 749,987
15 Karen 749,734
16 Linda 729,444
17 Stephanie 719,427
18 Amy 668,361
19 Rebecca 642,442
20 Angela 632,977
21 Deborah 621,637
22 Laura 615,496
23 Cynthia 604,532
24 Nicole 590,892
25 Samantha 584,761
26 Heather 522,465
27 Debra 521,301
28 Emma 512,744
29 Donna 509,297
30 Rachel 507,374
31 Sandra 505,206
32 Barbara 502,255
33 Olivia 498,648
34 Pamela 484,217
35 Julie 475,775
36 Nancy 472,084
37 Kelly 471,827
38 Lauren 469,919
39 Katherine 459,396
40 Christina 453,428
41 Victoria 450,323
42 Brenda 447,920
43 Maria 447,587
44 Christine 440,943
45 Megan 438,530
46 Hannah 432,542
47 Sharon 420,387
48 Kathleen 416,564
49 Andrea 414,737
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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