Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1961

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1961. 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 1961, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1961.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,407,900
2 Jessica 1,039,499
3 Elizabeth 906,275
4 Ashley 851,271
5 Lisa 833,038
6 Sarah 832,340
7 Emily 781,563
8 Kimberly 774,270
9 Amanda 759,931
10 Michelle 750,646
11 Melissa 724,567
12 Stephanie 683,167
13 Mary 677,587
14 Amy 633,027
15 Nicole 588,527
16 Angela 586,820
17 Samantha 581,680
18 Rebecca 536,079
19 Heather 516,382
20 Laura 514,238
21 Rachel 490,449
22 Emma 486,344
23 Olivia 476,922
24 Lauren 459,975
25 Kelly 447,702
26 Megan 436,028
27 Christina 434,170
28 Karen 432,790
29 Hannah 426,841
30 Victoria 400,826
31 Madison 399,297
32 Katherine 398,075
33 Susan 386,962
34 Abigail 386,469
35 Maria 385,086
36 Andrea 383,936
37 Julie 379,427
38 Sophia 370,135
39 Amber 369,180
40 Danielle 366,213
41 Isabella 363,059
42 Patricia 362,852
43 Brittany 359,356
44 Anna 357,864
45 Christine 345,203
46 Cynthia 344,827
47 Kayla 341,586
48 Alexis 338,145
49 Tiffany 337,396
50 Natalie 337,039

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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