Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1960

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1960. 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 1960, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1960.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,414,510
2 Jessica 1,039,410
3 Elizabeth 917,942
4 Lisa 866,497
5 Ashley 849,636
6 Sarah 833,719
7 Kimberly 789,782
8 Emily 776,246
9 Amanda 760,255
10 Michelle 759,746
11 Melissa 728,150
12 Mary 726,984
13 Stephanie 687,751
14 Amy 637,443
15 Angela 594,229
16 Nicole 587,821
17 Samantha 579,178
18 Rebecca 545,004
19 Laura 530,502
20 Heather 517,182
21 Rachel 490,986
22 Emma 471,890
23 Karen 468,943
24 Lauren 460,349
25 Olivia 459,677
26 Kelly 456,060
27 Christina 436,413
28 Megan 435,907
29 Susan 425,943
30 Hannah 422,428
31 Katherine 402,151
32 Victoria 400,443
33 Julie 395,054
34 Patricia 394,748
35 Madison 393,367
36 Maria 390,041
37 Andrea 386,466
38 Abigail 379,759
39 Cynthia 371,202
40 Amber 368,891
41 Danielle 365,828
42 Anna 359,476
43 Brittany 359,074
44 Sophia 357,901
45 Christine 354,867
46 Isabella 351,912
47 Kayla 340,511
48 Alexis 337,373
49 Tiffany 337,105
50 Natalie 334,559

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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