Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1973

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1973. 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 1973, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1973.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,084,822
2 Jessica 1,011,408
3 Ashley 847,336
4 Sarah 777,840
5 Emily 770,780
6 Amanda 732,552
7 Elizabeth 722,283
8 Samantha 566,585
9 Stephanie 548,849
10 Melissa 540,489
11 Nicole 534,329
12 Emma 493,320
13 Olivia 488,929
14 Michelle 456,570
15 Rachel 448,131
16 Lauren 446,384
17 Amy 446,302
18 Kimberly 442,297
19 Heather 438,820
20 Hannah 429,452
21 Megan 426,514
22 Rebecca 411,354
23 Madison 404,760
24 Abigail 389,392
25 Sophia 376,143
26 Isabella 374,233
27 Angela 363,162
28 Victoria 360,767
29 Amber 359,738
30 Brittany 359,113
31 Christina 354,817
32 Danielle 342,752
33 Kayla 340,848
34 Katherine 339,981
35 Alexis 336,423
36 Taylor 326,969
37 Mary 326,274
38 Natalie 316,468
39 Laura 315,850
40 Tiffany 314,968
41 Anna 313,728
42 Alyssa 309,279
43 Andrea 307,387
44 Ava 303,458
45 Sara 293,808
46 Kelly 290,515
47 Erin 283,569
48 Maria 282,143
49 Allison 280,360
50 Crystal 278,591

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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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