Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1954

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1954. 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 1954, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1954.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,446,162
2 Mary 1,095,536
3 Jessica 1,043,418
4 Elizabeth 1,036,172
5 Lisa 953,525
6 Sarah 862,985
7 Ashley 853,331
8 Kimberly 838,131
9 Michelle 797,862
10 Emily 796,768
11 Amanda 765,429
12 Melissa 746,539
13 Stephanie 713,414
14 Susan 700,239
15 Karen 690,921
16 Amy 664,305
17 Patricia 646,321
18 Angela 627,150
19 Rebecca 617,255
20 Linda 601,083
21 Laura 600,680
22 Nicole 590,669
23 Samantha 584,692
24 Cynthia 559,514
25 Heather 521,657
26 Deborah 519,629
27 Emma 509,444
28 Rachel 503,995
29 Olivia 497,335
30 Kelly 471,305
31 Lauren 468,818
32 Julie 465,610
33 Donna 461,355
34 Debra 457,613
35 Sandra 453,605
36 Christina 449,487
37 Katherine 445,948
38 Victoria 439,555
39 Megan 438,256
40 Pamela 437,578
41 Maria 435,903
42 Hannah 432,237
43 Barbara 423,916
44 Christine 411,603
45 Nancy 409,729
46 Andrea 409,246
47 Brenda 406,352
48 Madison 404,776
49 Abigail 394,055
50 Anna 391,930

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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