Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1959

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1959. 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 1959, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1959.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,422,002
2 Jessica 1,041,196
3 Elizabeth 950,520
4 Lisa 892,724
5 Ashley 853,214
6 Sarah 843,199
7 Kimberly 805,289
8 Emily 790,462
9 Mary 785,639
10 Michelle 770,133
11 Amanda 762,447
12 Melissa 733,432
13 Stephanie 693,915
14 Amy 645,991
15 Angela 603,589
16 Nicole 589,967
17 Samantha 584,459
18 Rebecca 557,585
19 Laura 546,694
20 Heather 518,444
21 Karen 506,138
22 Emma 502,815
23 Rachel 495,234
24 Olivia 494,468
25 Susan 467,972
26 Lauren 463,643
27 Kelly 463,105
28 Christina 439,618
29 Megan 437,148
30 Hannah 431,561
31 Patricia 430,395
32 Victoria 414,036
33 Julie 412,126
34 Katherine 411,818
35 Madison 404,776
36 Maria 402,697
37 Cynthia 402,030
38 Andrea 393,755
39 Abigail 393,157
40 Sophia 382,984
41 Isabella 374,823
42 Anna 370,343
43 Amber 370,236
44 Danielle 367,402
45 Christine 364,767
46 Linda 359,927
47 Brittany 359,685
48 Natalie 343,752
49 Kayla 342,960
50 Alexis 339,350

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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