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 1,251,363
2 Jessica 1,027,001
3 Ashley 850,606
4 Sarah 795,414
5 Emily 776,912
6 Elizabeth 763,186
7 Amanda 744,414
8 Melissa 610,600
9 Stephanie 596,268
10 Samantha 573,313
11 Nicole 571,194
12 Michelle 553,068
13 Kimberly 533,421
14 Amy 523,625
15 Emma 494,772
16 Olivia 489,960
17 Heather 484,828
18 Rachel 466,691
19 Lauren 449,822
20 Rebecca 447,651
21 Angela 437,546
22 Megan 430,871
23 Hannah 430,054
24 Madison 404,776
25 Abigail 390,539
26 Christina 384,488
27 Sophia 377,800
28 Mary 375,933
29 Isabella 374,347
30 Victoria 372,153
31 Lisa 370,049
32 Amber 364,561
33 Brittany 359,537
34 Laura 357,995
35 Katherine 355,060
36 Danielle 354,039
37 Kayla 341,356
38 Alexis 337,516
39 Andrea 331,596
40 Tiffany 329,227
41 Kelly 328,664
42 Taylor 327,031
43 Anna 324,553
44 Natalie 322,954
45 Alyssa 310,470
46 Maria 306,657
47 Ava 303,948
48 Sara 303,257
49 Erin 294,196
50 Crystal 291,988

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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