Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1965

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1965. 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 1965, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1965.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,362,311
2 Jessica 1,035,030
3 Ashley 849,116
4 Elizabeth 827,538
5 Sarah 811,607
6 Emily 770,558
7 Amanda 754,964
8 Melissa 696,890
9 Michelle 693,190
10 Kimberly 689,855
11 Stephanie 655,653
12 Lisa 633,699
13 Amy 599,868
14 Nicole 585,254
15 Samantha 578,461
16 Angela 533,509
17 Heather 509,348
18 Mary 501,802
19 Rebecca 496,531
20 Rachel 480,761
21 Emma 467,732
22 Olivia 457,455
23 Lauren 453,998
24 Laura 440,573
25 Megan 433,805
26 Hannah 421,721
27 Christina 417,883
28 Kelly 401,189
29 Madison 393,367
30 Victoria 381,889
31 Abigail 378,536
32 Katherine 375,175
33 Amber 367,017
34 Andrea 362,992
35 Danielle 362,492
36 Brittany 359,062
37 Sophia 355,834
38 Isabella 351,662
39 Maria 345,491
40 Kayla 339,780
41 Anna 337,172
42 Alexis 336,621
43 Tiffany 336,220
44 Natalie 325,315
45 Taylor 324,193
46 Sara 311,575
47 Julie 311,262
48 Alyssa 309,062
49 Crystal 304,697
50 Erin 302,845

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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