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 1,427,881
2 Jessica 1,041,725
3 Elizabeth 969,052
4 Lisa 912,926
5 Ashley 853,252
6 Sarah 847,108
7 Mary 841,497
8 Kimberly 816,002
9 Emily 791,633
10 Michelle 777,590
11 Amanda 763,239
12 Melissa 736,757
13 Stephanie 698,167
14 Amy 650,811
15 Angela 609,351
16 Nicole 590,148
17 Samantha 584,568
18 Rebecca 567,995
19 Laura 560,206
20 Karen 544,603
21 Heather 519,175
22 Susan 513,143
23 Emma 503,900
24 Rachel 496,895
25 Olivia 495,025
26 Patricia 468,342
27 Kelly 467,578
28 Lauren 464,989
29 Christina 441,925
30 Megan 437,449
31 Cynthia 433,035
32 Hannah 431,685
33 Julie 430,337
34 Victoria 418,501
35 Katherine 418,252
36 Maria 409,594
37 Madison 404,776
38 Linda 401,834
39 Andrea 396,996
40 Abigail 393,349
41 Sophia 383,211
42 Anna 375,003
43 Isabella 374,876
44 Christine 374,822
45 Amber 370,399
46 Danielle 367,559
47 Brittany 359,685
48 Sandra 355,366
49 Donna 348,089
50 Natalie 345,035

More Popular Baby Names

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

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.

Link To or Reference This Page

We spent a lot of time downloading, cleaning, merging, and formatting the data that is shown on the site.

If you found the data or information on this page useful in your research, please use the tool below to properly cite or reference Name Census as the source. We appreciate your support!

  • "Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1958". NameCensus.com. Accessed on February 29, 2024. https://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-girl-names-since-1958/.

  • "Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1958". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-girl-names-since-1958/. Accessed 29 February, 2024

  • Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1958. NameCensus.com. Retrieved from https://namecensus.com/baby-names/popular-girl-names-since-1958/.