Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1980

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1980. 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 1980, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1980.

Rank Name Count
1 Jessica 882,883
2 Ashley 827,691
3 Emily 723,600
4 Sarah 673,801
5 Jennifer 668,971
6 Amanda 619,799
7 Elizabeth 613,365
8 Samantha 541,808
9 Emma 475,672
10 Olivia 465,535
11 Stephanie 435,139
12 Lauren 426,995
13 Nicole 425,535
14 Hannah 421,052
15 Madison 399,275
16 Megan 393,104
17 Rachel 387,689
18 Abigail 377,580
19 Isabella 362,384
20 Sophia 360,913
21 Melissa 356,494
22 Brittany 355,727
23 Kayla 338,285
24 Victoria 336,503
25 Alexis 330,586
26 Taylor 325,045
27 Amber 316,924
28 Rebecca 309,291
29 Alyssa 303,291
30 Michelle 303,104
31 Kimberly 302,927
32 Katherine 299,271
33 Danielle 292,449
34 Ava 291,589
35 Natalie 289,217
36 Anna 283,809
37 Heather 280,730
38 Tiffany 263,780
39 Christina 258,353
40 Brianna 256,311
41 Mia 254,937
42 Amy 253,213
43 Allison 251,934
44 Mary 247,577
45 Jasmine 247,228
46 Grace 246,306
47 Sara 244,619
48 Andrea 243,315
49 Laura 238,914
50 Courtney 229,491

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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