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 1,415,767
2 Jessica 1,040,674
3 Elizabeth 932,096
4 Lisa 867,031
5 Ashley 853,177
6 Sarah 839,324
7 Kimberly 792,506
8 Emily 789,248
9 Amanda 761,589
10 Michelle 761,357
11 Mary 731,161
12 Melissa 729,804
13 Stephanie 689,088
14 Amy 640,409
15 Angela 596,818
16 Nicole 589,762
17 Samantha 584,348
18 Rebecca 547,113
19 Laura 532,168
20 Heather 517,533
21 Emma 501,758
22 Olivia 493,978
23 Rachel 493,488
24 Karen 469,365
25 Lauren 462,292
26 Kelly 456,727
27 Christina 437,271
28 Megan 436,790
29 Hannah 431,425
30 Susan 426,372
31 Victoria 409,885
32 Katherine 405,680
33 Madison 404,776
34 Julie 395,912
35 Maria 395,451
36 Patricia 395,178
37 Abigail 392,951
38 Andrea 390,003
39 Sophia 382,707
40 Isabella 374,775
41 Cynthia 371,860
42 Amber 370,028
43 Danielle 367,193
44 Anna 365,464
45 Brittany 359,685
46 Christine 355,297
47 Kayla 342,844
48 Natalie 342,520
49 Alexis 339,182
50 Tiffany 337,709

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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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