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 1,363,568
2 Jessica 1,036,294
3 Ashley 852,657
4 Elizabeth 841,692
5 Sarah 817,212
6 Emily 783,560
7 Amanda 756,298
8 Melissa 698,544
9 Michelle 694,801
10 Kimberly 692,579
11 Stephanie 656,990
12 Lisa 634,233
13 Amy 602,834
14 Nicole 587,195
15 Samantha 583,631
16 Angela 536,098
17 Heather 509,699
18 Mary 505,979
19 Rebecca 498,640
20 Emma 497,600
21 Olivia 491,756
22 Rachel 483,263
23 Lauren 455,941
24 Laura 442,239
25 Megan 434,688
26 Hannah 430,718
27 Christina 418,741
28 Madison 404,776
29 Kelly 401,856
30 Abigail 391,728
31 Victoria 391,331
32 Sophia 380,640
33 Katherine 378,704
34 Isabella 374,525
35 Amber 368,154
36 Andrea 366,529
37 Danielle 363,857
38 Brittany 359,673
39 Maria 350,901
40 Anna 343,160
41 Kayla 342,113
42 Alexis 338,430
43 Tiffany 336,824
44 Natalie 333,276
45 Taylor 327,087
46 Sara 314,752
47 Julie 312,120
48 Alyssa 311,450
49 Crystal 305,215
50 Ava 304,898

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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