Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1988

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1988. 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 1988, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1988.

Rank Name Count
1 Emily 618,491
2 Ashley 571,365
3 Jessica 512,159
4 Samantha 463,578
5 Sarah 454,508
6 Emma 453,588
7 Elizabeth 447,533
8 Olivia 438,324
9 Hannah 397,194
10 Madison 391,599
11 Abigail 355,769
12 Isabella 350,839
13 Sophia 339,818
14 Amanda 325,706
15 Lauren 321,576
16 Taylor 316,758
17 Kayla 310,126
18 Alexis 309,741
19 Victoria 293,468
20 Alyssa 285,227
21 Jennifer 279,340
22 Brittany 279,195
23 Ava 277,756
24 Megan 277,461
25 Rachel 270,463
26 Stephanie 261,900
27 Nicole 253,433
28 Brianna 244,544
29 Natalie 241,863
30 Mia 239,438
31 Anna 236,780
32 Grace 232,663
33 Jasmine 228,569
34 Katherine 220,855
35 Chloe 214,916
36 Alexandra 203,569
37 Allison 200,899
38 Morgan 199,250
39 Rebecca 196,318
40 Amber 195,835
41 Danielle 188,992
42 Kimberly 178,123
43 Julia 175,884
44 Michelle 175,002
45 Maria 171,287
46 Courtney 170,553
47 Melissa 169,482
48 Savannah 167,304
49 Mary 166,789
50 Ella 164,819

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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