Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1996

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1996. 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 1996, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1996.

Rank Name Count
1 Emily 464,667
2 Emma 457,585
3 Olivia 431,611
4 Madison 373,499
5 Isabella 368,608
6 Sophia 353,789
7 Abigail 331,431
8 Hannah 316,242
9 Elizabeth 310,644
10 Ava 299,702
11 Samantha 279,197
12 Sarah 260,332
13 Ashley 258,124
14 Mia 255,135
15 Alexis 246,715
16 Grace 223,189
17 Victoria 218,197
18 Taylor 217,899
19 Chloe 215,030
20 Alyssa 207,602
21 Natalie 204,189
22 Jessica 190,707
23 Brianna 190,165
24 Anna 185,266
25 Kayla 184,103
26 Lauren 181,895
27 Ella 176,132
28 Amelia 170,387
29 Charlotte 169,671
30 Evelyn 162,599
31 Hailey 156,748
32 Savannah 153,328
33 Sofia 151,696
34 Jasmine 148,850
35 Avery 148,391
36 Allison 147,487
37 Lily 147,421
38 Rachel 146,870
39 Julia 144,891
40 Morgan 143,110
41 Sydney 141,611
42 Katherine 138,472
43 Addison 137,604
44 Megan 134,124
45 Lillian 133,648
46 Alexandra 132,933
47 Zoe 131,521
48 Leah 127,460
49 Jennifer 125,552
50 Riley 123,976

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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