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 451,665
2 Emma 427,717
3 Olivia 397,310
4 Madison 362,090
5 Isabella 345,745
6 Sophia 328,983
7 Abigail 318,239
8 Hannah 307,245
9 Elizabeth 296,490
10 Ava 275,904
11 Samantha 274,027
12 Sarah 254,727
13 Ashley 254,583
14 Alexis 244,906
15 Mia 233,021
16 Taylor 215,005
17 Grace 212,448
18 Victoria 208,755
19 Alyssa 205,214
20 Chloe 202,274
21 Natalie 196,228
22 Jessica 189,443
23 Brianna 186,881
24 Kayla 181,770
25 Lauren 179,952
26 Anna 179,278
27 Ella 162,902
28 Hailey 150,526
29 Savannah 146,835
30 Jasmine 145,485
31 Amelia 145,102
32 Rachel 144,368
33 Evelyn 143,876
34 Charlotte 143,495
35 Allison 141,659
36 Morgan 140,297
37 Julia 139,942
38 Sydney 139,217
39 Sofia 137,509
40 Lily 135,871
41 Avery 135,391
42 Katherine 134,943
43 Megan 133,241
44 Alexandra 129,674
45 Addison 129,191
46 Lillian 125,120
47 Jennifer 124,295
48 Zoe 121,850
49 Destiny 121,612
50 Nicole 119,293

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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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