Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1971

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1971. 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 1971, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1971.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,203,949
2 Jessica 1,021,713
3 Ashley 846,135
4 Sarah 784,194
5 Emily 761,979
6 Amanda 739,531
7 Elizabeth 733,917
8 Melissa 585,209
9 Stephanie 579,543
10 Samantha 565,846
11 Nicole 558,562
12 Michelle 517,406
13 Kimberly 496,559
14 Amy 495,448
15 Heather 469,808
16 Emma 464,378
17 Rachel 458,160
18 Olivia 455,308
19 Lauren 446,568
20 Rebecca 434,687
21 Megan 428,718
22 Hannah 420,885
23 Angela 410,029
24 Madison 393,361
25 Abigail 376,985
26 Christina 374,044
27 Amber 362,134
28 Brittany 358,850
29 Victoria 358,251
30 Mary 352,554
31 Sophia 352,414
32 Isabella 351,445
33 Danielle 349,303
34 Katherine 346,089
35 Laura 339,835
36 Kayla 338,865
37 Alexis 335,354
38 Lisa 330,551
39 Tiffany 324,623
40 Taylor 324,118
41 Andrea 320,350
42 Anna 314,767
43 Kelly 313,386
44 Natalie 312,623
45 Alyssa 307,638
46 Sara 297,020
47 Maria 292,570
48 Erin 289,771
49 Crystal 287,652
50 Allison 280,348

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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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