Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1982

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1982. 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 1982, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1982.

Rank Name Count
1 Ashley 813,366
2 Jessica 807,039
3 Emily 710,253
4 Sarah 622,649
5 Elizabeth 580,626
6 Jennifer 554,167
7 Amanda 550,290
8 Samantha 533,952
9 Emma 489,040
10 Olivia 479,959
11 Hannah 422,867
12 Lauren 411,687
13 Madison 404,748
14 Stephanie 397,739
15 Nicole 386,292
16 Abigail 380,444
17 Megan 375,397
18 Isabella 373,969
19 Sophia 371,347
20 Rachel 364,724
21 Brittany 352,936
22 Kayla 338,783
23 Victoria 334,648
24 Alexis 328,601
25 Taylor 325,784
26 Ava 302,393
27 Alyssa 302,080
28 Melissa 297,674
29 Amber 291,122
30 Katherine 284,543
31 Natalie 283,644
32 Rebecca 278,338
33 Anna 276,525
34 Danielle 274,231
35 Kimberly 269,123
36 Michelle 267,022
37 Mia 264,557
38 Brianna 256,568
39 Grace 249,969
40 Jasmine 246,305
41 Allison 244,857
42 Heather 242,990
43 Tiffany 231,426
44 Chloe 229,668
45 Christina 228,207
46 Mary 227,155
47 Alexandra 224,904
48 Sara 223,781
49 Andrea 223,029
50 Courtney 217,357

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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