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 1,451,804
2 Mary 1,221,373
3 Elizabeth 1,054,138
4 Jessica 1,043,101
5 Lisa 959,439
6 Sarah 865,511
7 Ashley 849,828
8 Kimberly 837,801
9 Michelle 802,762
10 Emily 786,483
11 Susan 785,452
12 Amanda 764,938
13 Patricia 750,010
14 Karen 749,312
15 Melissa 748,333
16 Linda 728,777
17 Stephanie 718,090
18 Amy 665,395
19 Rebecca 640,333
20 Angela 630,388
21 Deborah 621,048
22 Laura 613,830
23 Cynthia 603,874
24 Nicole 588,951
25 Samantha 579,591
26 Heather 522,114
27 Debra 521,219
28 Donna 509,091
29 Rachel 504,872
30 Sandra 504,721
31 Barbara 501,692
32 Pamela 484,013
33 Emma 482,876
34 Julie 474,917
35 Nancy 471,544
36 Kelly 471,160
37 Lauren 467,976
38 Olivia 464,347
39 Katherine 455,867
40 Christina 452,570
41 Brenda 447,537
42 Maria 442,177
43 Victoria 440,881
44 Christine 440,513
45 Megan 437,647
46 Hannah 423,545
47 Sharon 420,002
48 Kathleen 416,075
49 Andrea 411,200
50 Anna 393,491

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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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