Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1953

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1953. 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 1953, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1953.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,448,278
2 Mary 1,155,748
3 Jessica 1,042,649
4 Elizabeth 1,038,118
5 Lisa 956,594
6 Sarah 861,463
7 Ashley 849,805
8 Kimberly 836,835
9 Michelle 799,882
10 Emily 785,091
11 Amanda 764,522
12 Melissa 746,891
13 Susan 744,106
14 Karen 720,357
15 Stephanie 715,160
16 Patricia 696,912
17 Amy 663,645
18 Linda 661,698
19 Rebecca 628,108
20 Angela 627,746
21 Laura 606,644
22 Nicole 588,848
23 Cynthia 583,990
24 Samantha 579,553
25 Deborah 571,239
26 Heather 521,733
27 Rachel 503,273
28 Debra 494,388
29 Donna 485,375
30 Emma 481,165
31 Sandra 478,621
32 Kelly 470,864
33 Julie 470,420
34 Lauren 467,461
35 Olivia 463,654
36 Pamela 463,133
37 Barbara 461,827
38 Christina 450,401
39 Katherine 448,977
40 Nancy 439,806
41 Megan 437,529
42 Maria 436,481
43 Victoria 435,277
44 Brenda 426,095
45 Hannah 423,394
46 Christine 422,966
47 Andrea 408,430
48 Sharon 396,616
49 Madison 393,367
50 Kathleen 390,308

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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