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 809,825
2 Jessica 805,775
3 Emily 697,251
4 Sarah 617,044
5 Elizabeth 566,472
6 Jennifer 552,910
7 Amanda 548,956
8 Samantha 528,782
9 Emma 459,172
10 Olivia 445,658
11 Hannah 413,870
12 Lauren 409,744
13 Stephanie 396,402
14 Madison 393,339
15 Nicole 384,351
16 Megan 374,514
17 Abigail 367,252
18 Rachel 362,222
19 Brittany 352,325
20 Isabella 351,106
21 Sophia 346,541
22 Kayla 336,450
23 Alexis 326,792
24 Victoria 325,206
25 Taylor 322,890
26 Alyssa 299,692
27 Melissa 296,020
28 Amber 289,985
29 Katherine 281,014
30 Ava 278,595
31 Rebecca 276,229
32 Natalie 275,683
33 Danielle 272,866
34 Anna 270,537
35 Kimberly 266,399
36 Michelle 265,411
37 Brianna 253,284
38 Jasmine 242,940
39 Heather 242,639
40 Mia 242,443
41 Grace 239,228
42 Allison 239,029
43 Tiffany 230,822
44 Christina 227,349
45 Mary 222,978
46 Alexandra 221,645
47 Sara 220,604
48 Andrea 219,492
49 Courtney 217,115
50 Chloe 216,912

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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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