Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1974

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1974. 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 1974, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1974.

Rank Name Count
1 Jennifer 1,022,376
2 Jessica 1,004,182
3 Ashley 846,083
4 Sarah 770,624
5 Emily 767,751
6 Amanda 726,925
7 Elizabeth 709,925
8 Samantha 564,467
9 Stephanie 531,583
10 Nicole 520,405
11 Melissa 518,008
12 Emma 492,901
13 Olivia 488,568
14 Lauren 445,287
15 Rachel 442,025
16 Michelle 429,636
17 Hannah 429,152
18 Megan 424,492
19 Heather 419,470
20 Amy 419,337
21 Kimberly 418,765
22 Madison 404,760
23 Rebecca 396,483
24 Abigail 388,912
25 Sophia 375,688
26 Isabella 374,201
27 Brittany 358,894
28 Victoria 357,696
29 Amber 357,557
30 Christina 343,928
31 Angela 342,265
32 Kayla 340,699
33 Danielle 337,103
34 Alexis 335,932
35 Katherine 335,561
36 Taylor 326,942
37 Natalie 314,408
38 Mary 313,961
39 Anna 310,224
40 Tiffany 309,468
41 Alyssa 308,830
42 Laura 305,510
43 Ava 303,349
44 Andrea 299,619
45 Sara 290,329
46 Kelly 279,998
47 Erin 279,692
48 Allison 277,456
49 Maria 274,484
50 Crystal 272,820

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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