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 882,236
2 Ashley 826,001
3 Emily 717,059
4 Sarah 670,976
5 Jennifer 668,338
6 Amanda 619,146
7 Elizabeth 606,175
8 Samantha 539,224
9 Emma 460,239
10 Olivia 447,807
11 Stephanie 434,455
12 Lauren 426,034
13 Nicole 424,586
14 Hannah 416,506
15 Madison 393,345
16 Megan 392,619
17 Rachel 386,434
18 Abigail 370,642
19 Melissa 355,662
20 Brittany 355,445
21 Isabella 351,183
22 Sophia 348,417
23 Kayla 337,080
24 Victoria 331,824
25 Alexis 329,646
26 Taylor 323,512
27 Amber 316,353
28 Rebecca 308,247
29 Michelle 302,311
30 Alyssa 302,000
31 Kimberly 301,587
32 Katherine 297,469
33 Danielle 291,751
34 Natalie 285,188
35 Anna 280,765
36 Heather 280,559
37 Ava 278,830
38 Tiffany 263,465
39 Christina 257,886
40 Brianna 254,724
41 Amy 251,655
42 Allison 248,805
43 Jasmine 245,527
44 Mary 245,497
45 Mia 243,841
46 Sara 243,112
47 Andrea 241,628
48 Grace 240,820
49 Laura 238,117
50 Courtney 229,370

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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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