Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1976

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1976. 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 1976, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1976.

Rank Name Count
1 Jessica 980,597
2 Jennifer 901,074
3 Ashley 842,469
4 Emily 757,938
5 Sarah 749,664
6 Amanda 706,793
7 Elizabeth 685,191
8 Samantha 559,380
9 Stephanie 498,827
10 Nicole 493,012
11 Emma 491,931
12 Olivia 487,012
13 Melissa 471,678
14 Lauren 442,047
15 Hannah 428,380
16 Rachel 426,400
17 Megan 417,480
18 Madison 404,754
19 Abigail 387,693
20 Michelle 381,141
21 Kimberly 376,080
22 Sophia 374,922
23 Isabella 374,142
24 Heather 371,988
25 Rebecca 367,389
26 Brittany 358,317
27 Amy 357,519
28 Victoria 352,137
29 Amber 349,602
30 Kayla 340,334
31 Alexis 334,655
32 Taylor 326,866
33 Katherine 326,176
34 Danielle 324,058
35 Christina 320,102
36 Natalie 309,302
37 Alyssa 307,803
38 Ava 303,094
39 Anna 303,034
40 Angela 296,100
41 Tiffany 296,072
42 Mary 291,254
43 Laura 285,483
44 Andrea 284,102
45 Sara 280,545
46 Allison 271,147
47 Mia 267,878
48 Erin 266,928
49 Crystal 260,955
50 Brianna 259,381

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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