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 1,408,524
2 Jessica 1,040,116
3 Elizabeth 913,239
4 Ashley 853,122
5 Sarah 835,120
6 Lisa 833,327
7 Emily 788,024
8 Kimberly 775,654
9 Amanda 760,612
10 Michelle 751,464
11 Melissa 725,389
12 Stephanie 683,820
13 Mary 679,684
14 Amy 634,435
15 Nicole 589,519
16 Angela 588,136
17 Samantha 584,266
18 Rebecca 537,144
19 Heather 516,562
20 Laura 515,107
21 Emma 500,779
22 Olivia 493,495
23 Rachel 491,696
24 Lauren 460,957
25 Kelly 448,048
26 Megan 436,426
27 Christina 434,561
28 Karen 432,986
29 Hannah 431,292
30 Victoria 405,589
31 Madison 404,776
32 Katherine 399,802
33 Abigail 392,723
34 Maria 387,917
35 Susan 387,168
36 Andrea 385,786
37 Sophia 382,445
38 Julie 379,834
39 Isabella 374,721
40 Amber 369,746
41 Danielle 366,880
42 Patricia 363,073
43 Anna 360,808
44 Brittany 359,685
45 Christine 345,419
46 Cynthia 345,139
47 Kayla 342,714
48 Natalie 340,971
49 Alexis 339,014
50 Tiffany 337,685

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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