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 883,500
2 Ashley 829,542
3 Emily 730,061
4 Sarah 676,581
5 Jennifer 669,595
6 Amanda 620,480
7 Elizabeth 620,329
8 Samantha 544,394
9 Emma 490,107
10 Olivia 482,108
11 Stephanie 435,792
12 Lauren 427,977
13 Nicole 426,527
14 Hannah 425,503
15 Madison 404,754
16 Megan 393,502
17 Rachel 388,936
18 Abigail 383,834
19 Isabella 374,046
20 Sophia 373,223
21 Melissa 357,316
22 Brittany 356,056
23 Victoria 341,266
24 Kayla 339,413
25 Alexis 331,455
26 Taylor 326,406
27 Amber 317,490
28 Rebecca 310,356
29 Alyssa 304,388
30 Kimberly 304,311
31 Michelle 303,922
32 Ava 302,628
33 Katherine 300,998
34 Natalie 293,149
35 Danielle 293,116
36 Anna 286,753
37 Heather 280,910
38 Mia 265,955
39 Tiffany 264,069
40 Christina 258,744
41 Brianna 258,008
42 Allison 254,633
43 Amy 254,621
44 Grace 251,561
45 Mary 249,674
46 Jasmine 248,892
47 Sara 246,289
48 Andrea 245,165
49 Laura 239,783
50 Maria 230,382

More Popular Baby Names

You can also use the links below to research more about the most popular baby names.

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.