Most Popular Baby Girl Names Since 1997

In this article we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are since 1997. 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 1997, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name since 1997.

Rank Name Count
1 Emma 451,441
2 Emily 439,516
3 Olivia 423,487
4 Isabella 366,498
5 Madison 360,089
6 Sophia 351,276
7 Abigail 322,827
8 Ava 299,417
9 Hannah 297,646
10 Elizabeth 294,643
11 Samantha 258,648
12 Mia 253,446
13 Sarah 239,292
14 Ashley 234,446
15 Alexis 230,124
16 Grace 219,448
17 Chloe 212,249
18 Victoria 206,338
19 Taylor 198,746
20 Natalie 197,497
21 Alyssa 196,580
22 Brianna 178,240
23 Anna 176,695
24 Ella 175,749
25 Lauren 169,302
26 Amelia 169,096
27 Kayla 168,834
28 Charlotte 168,726
29 Jessica 166,506
30 Evelyn 161,004
31 Hailey 152,988
32 Sofia 150,929
33 Avery 147,899
34 Lily 146,329
35 Savannah 146,329
36 Allison 140,034
37 Jasmine 139,142
38 Julia 138,577
39 Addison 137,176
40 Sydney 134,352
41 Morgan 132,817
42 Lillian 132,521
43 Rachel 130,750
44 Katherine 129,596
45 Zoe 129,456
46 Leah 124,135
47 Alexandra 122,909
48 Riley 122,827
49 Megan 119,355
50 Kaylee 118,479

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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