Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1985

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1985. 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 1985, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1985.

Rank Name Count
1 Ashley 726,441
2 Emily 672,571
3 Jessica 670,448
4 Sarah 541,048
5 Elizabeth 519,911
6 Samantha 511,442
7 Emma 487,248
8 Olivia 476,580
9 Amanda 448,412
10 Hannah 416,621
11 Madison 404,706
12 Jennifer 392,140
13 Abigail 374,806
14 Isabella 373,870
15 Lauren 372,673
16 Sophia 367,907
17 Brittany 337,790
18 Megan 334,773
19 Stephanie 331,527
20 Kayla 330,301
21 Taylor 323,624
22 Rachel 320,424
23 Victoria 320,268
24 Nicole 319,917
25 Alexis 318,722
26 Ava 302,031
27 Alyssa 298,231
28 Natalie 266,396
29 Mia 263,087
30 Anna 260,730
31 Katherine 255,522
32 Brianna 253,351
33 Grace 247,003
34 Amber 246,178
35 Jasmine 241,358
36 Danielle 237,718
37 Rebecca 234,550
38 Chloe 228,995
39 Allison 228,674
40 Melissa 226,437
41 Kimberly 223,207
42 Alexandra 218,863
43 Michelle 216,921
44 Morgan 209,747
45 Mary 197,112
46 Courtney 196,361
47 Maria 194,518
48 Sara 193,037
49 Andrea 190,890
50 Julia 190,475

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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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