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Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1957

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1957. 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 1957, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1957.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,432,740
2 Jessica 1,041,584
3 Elizabeth 979,584
4 Lisa 927,773
5 Mary 900,504
6 Ashley 851,428
7 Sarah 848,314
8 Kimberly 824,064
9 Emily 786,379
10 Michelle 782,753
11 Amanda 763,226
12 Melissa 738,713
13 Stephanie 701,729
14 Amy 653,481
15 Angela 613,362
16 Nicole 589,296
17 Karen 584,994
18 Samantha 582,020
19 Rebecca 578,413
20 Laura 571,514
21 Susan 558,885
22 Heather 519,660
23 Patricia 507,397
24 Rachel 497,470
25 Emma 490,680
26 Olivia 478,972
27 Cynthia 472,056
28 Kelly 469,136
29 Lauren 465,311
30 Linda 445,988
31 Christina 443,784
32 Julie 443,565
33 Megan 437,310
34 Hannah 427,358
35 Katherine 423,160
36 Victoria 419,067
37 Maria 413,542
38 Madison 399,297
39 Andrea 398,516
40 Abigail 387,284
41 Christine 384,183
42 Sandra 377,901
43 Anna 376,506
44 Donna 376,028
45 Sophia 371,089
46 Amber 369,970
47 Danielle 367,083
48 Deborah 364,495
49 Isabella 363,279
50 Brittany 359,356

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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