Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1962

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1962. 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 1962, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1962.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,399,260
2 Jessica 1,039,449
3 Elizabeth 894,382
4 Ashley 853,041
5 Sarah 830,914
6 Lisa 790,624
7 Emily 786,876
8 Amanda 759,557
9 Kimberly 758,298
10 Michelle 738,727
11 Melissa 720,487
12 Stephanie 678,009
13 Mary 632,004
14 Amy 627,824
15 Nicole 589,246
16 Samantha 584,194
17 Angela 577,298
18 Rebecca 526,910
19 Heather 515,456
20 Emma 499,890
21 Laura 497,211
22 Olivia 493,060
23 Rachel 489,642
24 Lauren 459,697
25 Kelly 438,410
26 Megan 436,024
27 Hannah 431,142
28 Christina 431,094
29 Madison 404,776
30 Victoria 401,443
31 Karen 398,285
32 Katherine 394,173
33 Abigail 392,490
34 Sophia 382,121
35 Andrea 381,468
36 Maria 379,977
37 Isabella 374,669
38 Amber 369,411
39 Danielle 366,215
40 Julie 362,796
41 Brittany 359,685
42 Anna 356,137
43 Susan 349,645
44 Kayla 342,598
45 Natalie 339,347
46 Alexis 338,860
47 Tiffany 337,653
48 Christine 334,831
49 Patricia 334,201
50 Taylor 327,112

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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