Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1958

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1958. 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 1958, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1958.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,427,257
2 Jessica 1,041,108
3 Elizabeth 962,088
4 Lisa 912,637
5 Ashley 851,401
6 Sarah 844,328
7 Mary 839,400
8 Kimberly 814,618
9 Emily 785,172
10 Michelle 776,772
11 Amanda 762,558
12 Melissa 735,935
13 Stephanie 697,514
14 Amy 649,403
15 Angela 608,035
16 Nicole 589,156
17 Samantha 581,982
18 Rebecca 566,930
19 Laura 559,337
20 Karen 544,407
21 Heather 518,995
22 Susan 512,937
23 Rachel 495,648
24 Emma 489,465
25 Olivia 478,452
26 Patricia 468,121
27 Kelly 467,232
28 Lauren 464,007
29 Christina 441,534
30 Megan 437,051
31 Cynthia 432,723
32 Julie 429,930
33 Hannah 427,234
34 Katherine 416,525
35 Victoria 413,738
36 Maria 406,763
37 Linda 401,488
38 Madison 399,297
39 Andrea 395,146
40 Abigail 387,095
41 Christine 374,606
42 Anna 372,059
43 Sophia 370,901
44 Amber 369,833
45 Danielle 366,892
46 Isabella 363,214
47 Brittany 359,356
48 Sandra 355,136
49 Donna 347,988
50 Kayla 341,935

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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