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 1,449,535
2 Mary 1,159,925
3 Elizabeth 1,052,272
4 Jessica 1,043,913
5 Lisa 957,128
6 Sarah 867,068
7 Ashley 853,346
8 Kimberly 839,559
9 Michelle 801,493
10 Emily 798,093
11 Amanda 765,856
12 Melissa 748,545
13 Susan 744,535
14 Karen 720,779
15 Stephanie 716,497
16 Patricia 697,342
17 Amy 666,611
18 Linda 662,365
19 Angela 630,335
20 Rebecca 630,217
21 Laura 608,310
22 Nicole 590,789
23 Samantha 584,723
24 Cynthia 584,648
25 Deborah 571,828
26 Heather 522,084
27 Emma 511,033
28 Rachel 505,775
29 Olivia 497,955
30 Debra 494,470
31 Donna 485,581
32 Sandra 479,106
33 Kelly 471,531
34 Julie 471,278
35 Lauren 469,404
36 Pamela 463,337
37 Barbara 462,390
38 Katherine 452,506
39 Christina 451,259
40 Victoria 444,719
41 Maria 441,891
42 Nancy 440,346
43 Megan 438,412
44 Hannah 432,391
45 Brenda 426,478
46 Christine 423,396
47 Andrea 411,967
48 Madison 404,776
49 Sharon 397,001
50 Anna 395,766

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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