Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1977

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1977. 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 1977, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1977.

Rank Name Count
1 Jessica 960,963
2 Jennifer 840,343
3 Ashley 836,640
4 Emily 739,389
5 Sarah 730,065
6 Amanda 689,870
7 Elizabeth 657,493
8 Samantha 550,859
9 Stephanie 482,311
10 Nicole 476,621
11 Emma 461,649
12 Olivia 451,478
13 Melissa 444,928
14 Lauren 437,884
15 Hannah 418,846
16 Rachel 415,445
17 Megan 412,132
18 Madison 393,345
19 Abigail 373,672
20 Michelle 359,977
21 Brittany 357,355
22 Kimberly 354,391
23 Isabella 351,256
24 Rebecca 350,789
25 Sophia 349,750
26 Heather 347,445
27 Amber 342,817
28 Victoria 339,655
29 Kayla 337,799
30 Alexis 332,153
31 Taylor 323,904
32 Amy 323,212
33 Katherine 317,592
34 Danielle 315,331
35 Christina 305,210
36 Alyssa 304,734
37 Natalie 297,838
38 Anna 293,457
39 Tiffany 287,983
40 Ava 279,199
41 Mary 276,758
42 Laura 272,564
43 Andrea 272,211
44 Angela 271,471
45 Sara 269,345
46 Allison 261,289
47 Erin 257,599
48 Brianna 255,959
49 Crystal 253,490
50 Jasmine 248,086

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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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