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 1,250,739
2 Jessica 1,026,384
3 Ashley 848,755
4 Sarah 792,634
5 Emily 770,451
6 Elizabeth 756,222
7 Amanda 743,733
8 Melissa 609,778
9 Stephanie 595,615
10 Samantha 570,727
11 Nicole 570,202
12 Michelle 552,250
13 Kimberly 532,037
14 Amy 522,217
15 Heather 484,648
16 Emma 480,337
17 Olivia 473,387
18 Rachel 465,444
19 Lauren 448,840
20 Rebecca 446,586
21 Angela 436,230
22 Megan 430,473
23 Hannah 425,603
24 Madison 399,297
25 Abigail 384,285
26 Christina 384,097
27 Mary 373,836
28 Lisa 369,760
29 Victoria 367,390
30 Sophia 365,490
31 Amber 363,995
32 Isabella 362,685
33 Brittany 359,208
34 Laura 357,126
35 Danielle 353,372
36 Katherine 353,333
37 Kayla 340,228
38 Alexis 336,647
39 Andrea 329,746
40 Tiffany 328,938
41 Kelly 328,318
42 Taylor 325,670
43 Anna 321,609
44 Natalie 319,022
45 Alyssa 309,373
46 Maria 303,826
47 Sara 301,587
48 Erin 293,771
49 Ava 292,909
50 Crystal 291,739

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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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