Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1970

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1970. 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 1970, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1970.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,250,106
2 Jessica 1,025,737
3 Ashley 847,065
4 Sarah 789,809
5 Emily 763,910
6 Elizabeth 749,032
7 Amanda 743,080
8 Melissa 608,946
9 Stephanie 594,931
10 Nicole 569,253
11 Samantha 568,143
12 Michelle 551,457
13 Kimberly 530,697
14 Amy 520,659
15 Heather 484,477
16 Emma 464,904
17 Rachel 464,189
18 Olivia 455,659
19 Lauren 447,879
20 Rebecca 445,542
21 Angela 434,957
22 Megan 429,988
23 Hannah 421,057
24 Madison 393,367
25 Christina 383,630
26 Abigail 377,347
27 Mary 371,756
28 Lisa 369,515
29 Amber 363,424
30 Victoria 362,711
31 Brittany 358,926
32 Laura 356,329
33 Sophia 352,994
34 Danielle 352,674
35 Katherine 351,531
36 Isabella 351,484
37 Kayla 339,023
38 Alexis 335,707
39 Tiffany 328,623
40 Andrea 328,059
41 Kelly 327,997
42 Taylor 324,137
43 Anna 318,565
44 Natalie 314,993
45 Alyssa 308,082
46 Maria 301,247
47 Sara 300,080
48 Erin 293,251
49 Crystal 291,470
50 Allison 282,978

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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