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 Emily 426,514
2 Emma 421,573
3 Olivia 389,186
4 Madison 348,680
5 Isabella 343,635
6 Sophia 326,470
7 Abigail 309,635
8 Hannah 288,649
9 Elizabeth 280,489
10 Ava 275,619
11 Samantha 253,478
12 Sarah 233,687
13 Mia 231,332
14 Ashley 230,905
15 Alexis 228,315
16 Grace 208,707
17 Chloe 199,493
18 Victoria 196,896
19 Taylor 195,852
20 Alyssa 194,192
21 Natalie 189,536
22 Brianna 174,956
23 Anna 170,707
24 Lauren 167,359
25 Kayla 166,501
26 Jessica 165,242
27 Ella 162,519
28 Hailey 146,766
29 Amelia 143,811
30 Charlotte 142,550
31 Evelyn 142,281
32 Savannah 139,836
33 Sofia 136,742
34 Jasmine 135,777
35 Avery 134,899
36 Lily 134,779
37 Allison 134,206
38 Julia 133,628
39 Sydney 131,958
40 Morgan 130,004
41 Addison 128,763
42 Rachel 128,248
43 Katherine 126,067
44 Lillian 123,993
45 Zoe 119,785
46 Alexandra 119,650
47 Megan 118,472
48 Destiny 115,756
49 Leah 115,533
50 Kaylee 114,702

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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