Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1987

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1987. 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 1987, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1987.

Rank Name Count
1 Emily 646,199
2 Ashley 629,759
3 Jessica 569,418
4 Sarah 488,005
5 Samantha 486,691
6 Emma 485,044
7 Elizabeth 480,294
8 Olivia 474,323
9 Hannah 410,785
10 Madison 403,757
11 Isabella 373,776
12 Abigail 370,962
13 Amanda 368,826
14 Sophia 365,748
15 Lauren 340,225
16 Kayla 323,037
17 Taylor 321,357
18 Alexis 314,009
19 Jennifer 313,301
20 Victoria 309,165
21 Brittany 302,038
22 Ava 301,730
23 Megan 296,168
24 Alyssa 292,749
25 Rachel 288,609
26 Stephanie 285,636
27 Nicole 275,663
28 Mia 262,096
29 Natalie 255,153
30 Brianna 250,115
31 Anna 248,937
32 Grace 244,782
33 Jasmine 235,659
34 Katherine 234,819
35 Chloe 228,178
36 Allison 214,068
37 Amber 213,721
38 Alexandra 212,045
39 Rebecca 210,057
40 Danielle 207,364
41 Morgan 204,989
42 Kimberly 193,877
43 Michelle 189,647
44 Melissa 188,811
45 Julia 184,163
46 Maria 182,372
47 Amelia 181,888
48 Courtney 179,705
49 Mary 179,361
50 Ella 178,177

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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