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 1,205,206
2 Jessica 1,022,977
3 Ashley 849,676
4 Sarah 789,799
5 Emily 774,981
6 Elizabeth 748,071
7 Amanda 740,865
8 Melissa 586,863
9 Stephanie 580,880
10 Samantha 571,016
11 Nicole 560,503
12 Michelle 519,017
13 Kimberly 499,283
14 Amy 498,414
15 Emma 494,246
16 Olivia 489,609
17 Heather 470,159
18 Rachel 460,662
19 Lauren 448,511
20 Rebecca 436,796
21 Hannah 429,882
22 Megan 429,601
23 Angela 412,618
24 Madison 404,770
25 Abigail 390,177
26 Sophia 377,220
27 Christina 374,902
28 Isabella 374,308
29 Victoria 367,693
30 Amber 363,271
31 Brittany 359,461
32 Mary 356,731
33 Danielle 350,668
34 Katherine 349,618
35 Laura 341,501
36 Kayla 341,198
37 Alexis 337,163
38 Lisa 331,085
39 Taylor 327,012
40 Tiffany 325,227
41 Andrea 323,887
42 Anna 320,755
43 Natalie 320,584
44 Kelly 314,053
45 Alyssa 310,026
46 Ava 303,771
47 Sara 300,197
48 Maria 297,980
49 Erin 290,716
50 Crystal 288,170

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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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