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 1,415,143
2 Jessica 1,040,057
3 Elizabeth 925,132
4 Lisa 866,742
5 Ashley 851,326
6 Sarah 836,544
7 Kimberly 791,122
8 Emily 782,787
9 Amanda 760,908
10 Michelle 760,539
11 Mary 729,064
12 Melissa 728,982
13 Stephanie 688,435
14 Amy 639,001
15 Angela 595,502
16 Nicole 588,770
17 Samantha 581,762
18 Rebecca 546,048
19 Laura 531,299
20 Heather 517,353
21 Rachel 492,241
22 Emma 487,323
23 Olivia 477,405
24 Karen 469,169
25 Lauren 461,310
26 Kelly 456,381
27 Christina 436,880
28 Megan 436,392
29 Hannah 426,974
30 Susan 426,166
31 Victoria 405,122
32 Katherine 403,953
33 Madison 399,297
34 Julie 395,505
35 Patricia 394,957
36 Maria 392,620
37 Andrea 388,153
38 Abigail 386,697
39 Cynthia 371,548
40 Sophia 370,397
41 Amber 369,462
42 Danielle 366,526
43 Isabella 363,113
44 Anna 362,520
45 Brittany 359,356
46 Christine 355,081
47 Kayla 341,716
48 Natalie 338,588
49 Alexis 338,313
50 Tiffany 337,420

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.