Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1966

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1966. 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 1966, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1966.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,348,361
2 Jessica 1,034,764
3 Ashley 852,439
4 Elizabeth 825,370
5 Sarah 813,153
6 Emily 782,272
7 Amanda 754,649
8 Melissa 687,979
9 Michelle 678,588
10 Kimberly 663,746
11 Stephanie 647,226
12 Amy 591,304
13 Nicole 586,297
14 Samantha 581,670
15 Lisa 573,963
16 Angela 517,349
17 Heather 507,200
18 Emma 496,961
19 Olivia 491,314
20 Rebecca 488,428
21 Rachel 481,251
22 Mary 471,709
23 Lauren 454,639
24 Megan 434,080
25 Hannah 430,595
26 Laura 426,025
27 Christina 413,767
28 Madison 404,776
29 Abigail 391,518
30 Kelly 389,095
31 Victoria 387,853
32 Sophia 380,132
33 Isabella 374,486
34 Katherine 373,997
35 Amber 367,628
36 Danielle 362,552
37 Andrea 360,447
38 Brittany 359,663
39 Kayla 341,966
40 Maria 341,426
41 Anna 339,238
42 Alexis 338,264
43 Tiffany 336,258
44 Natalie 331,334
45 Taylor 327,082
46 Sara 312,778
47 Alyssa 311,329
48 Ava 304,671
49 Crystal 302,673
50 Erin 302,327

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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