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 1,347,104
2 Jessica 1,033,500
3 Ashley 848,898
4 Elizabeth 811,216
5 Sarah 807,548
6 Emily 769,270
7 Amanda 753,315
8 Melissa 686,325
9 Michelle 676,977
10 Kimberly 661,022
11 Stephanie 645,889
12 Amy 588,338
13 Nicole 584,356
14 Samantha 576,500
15 Lisa 573,429
16 Angela 514,760
17 Heather 506,849
18 Rebecca 486,319
19 Rachel 478,749
20 Mary 467,532
21 Emma 467,093
22 Olivia 457,013
23 Lauren 452,696
24 Megan 433,197
25 Laura 424,359
26 Hannah 421,598
27 Christina 412,909
28 Madison 393,367
29 Kelly 388,428
30 Victoria 378,411
31 Abigail 378,326
32 Katherine 370,468
33 Amber 366,491
34 Danielle 361,187
35 Brittany 359,052
36 Andrea 356,910
37 Sophia 355,326
38 Isabella 351,623
39 Kayla 339,633
40 Alexis 336,455
41 Maria 336,016
42 Tiffany 335,654
43 Anna 333,250
44 Taylor 324,188
45 Natalie 323,373
46 Sara 309,601
47 Alyssa 308,941
48 Crystal 302,155
49 Erin 301,382
50 Julie 294,276

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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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