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 962,227
2 Jennifer 841,600
3 Ashley 840,181
4 Emily 752,391
5 Sarah 735,670
6 Amanda 691,204
7 Elizabeth 671,647
8 Samantha 556,029
9 Emma 491,517
10 Olivia 485,779
11 Stephanie 483,648
12 Nicole 478,562
13 Melissa 446,582
14 Lauren 439,827
15 Hannah 427,843
16 Rachel 417,947
17 Megan 413,015
18 Madison 404,754
19 Abigail 386,864
20 Sophia 374,556
21 Isabella 374,119
22 Michelle 361,588
23 Brittany 357,966
24 Kimberly 357,115
25 Rebecca 352,898
26 Victoria 349,097
27 Heather 347,796
28 Amber 343,954
29 Kayla 340,132
30 Alexis 333,962
31 Taylor 326,798
32 Amy 326,178
33 Katherine 321,121
34 Danielle 316,696
35 Alyssa 307,122
36 Christina 306,068
37 Natalie 305,799
38 Ava 302,997
39 Anna 299,445
40 Tiffany 288,587
41 Mary 280,935
42 Andrea 275,748
43 Laura 274,230
44 Angela 274,060
45 Sara 272,522
46 Mia 267,523
47 Allison 267,117
48 Brianna 259,243
49 Erin 258,544
50 Crystal 254,008

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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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