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 1,398,003
2 Jessica 1,038,185
3 Elizabeth 880,228
4 Ashley 849,500
5 Sarah 825,309
6 Lisa 790,090
7 Emily 773,874
8 Amanda 758,223
9 Kimberly 755,574
10 Michelle 737,116
11 Melissa 718,833
12 Stephanie 676,672
13 Mary 627,827
14 Amy 624,858
15 Nicole 587,305
16 Samantha 579,024
17 Angela 574,709
18 Rebecca 524,801
19 Heather 515,105
20 Laura 495,545
21 Rachel 487,140
22 Emma 470,022
23 Olivia 458,759
24 Lauren 457,754
25 Kelly 437,743
26 Megan 435,141
27 Christina 430,236
28 Hannah 422,145
29 Karen 397,863
30 Madison 393,367
31 Victoria 392,001
32 Katherine 390,644
33 Abigail 379,298
34 Andrea 377,931
35 Maria 374,567
36 Amber 368,274
37 Danielle 364,850
38 Julie 361,938
39 Brittany 359,074
40 Sophia 357,315
41 Isabella 351,806
42 Anna 350,149
43 Susan 349,216
44 Kayla 340,265
45 Alexis 337,051
46 Tiffany 337,049
47 Christine 334,401
48 Patricia 333,771
49 Natalie 331,386
50 Taylor 324,218

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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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