Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1955

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1955. 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 1955, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1955.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,442,196
2 Jessica 1,042,994
3 Mary 1,027,517
4 Elizabeth 1,019,586
5 Lisa 947,612
6 Sarah 858,945
7 Ashley 853,310
8 Kimberly 836,041
9 Emily 795,427
10 Michelle 793,430
11 Amanda 765,001
12 Melissa 744,477
13 Stephanie 710,046
14 Amy 661,629
15 Karen 658,466
16 Susan 653,076
17 Angela 623,607
18 Rebecca 604,045
19 Patricia 597,174
20 Laura 591,960
21 Nicole 590,559
22 Samantha 584,662
23 Linda 545,708
24 Cynthia 531,895
25 Heather 521,116
26 Emma 507,916
27 Rachel 502,189
28 Olivia 496,689
29 Kelly 470,851
30 Lauren 468,083
31 Deborah 464,945
32 Julie 459,334
33 Christina 448,100
34 Katherine 439,206
35 Megan 438,103
36 Victoria 434,576
37 Donna 433,928
38 Hannah 432,084
39 Maria 429,312
40 Sandra 427,546
41 Debra 411,715
42 Pamela 410,210
43 Andrea 406,524
44 Madison 404,776
45 Christine 402,816
46 Abigail 393,908
47 Anna 387,931
48 Barbara 387,546
49 Brenda 386,739
50 Sophia 383,672

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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