Most Popular Baby Girl Names in the United States

On this page we'll look at what the most popular baby girl names are in the United States. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the most popular names for girls born in 2022, with a rank, total count for the number of births registered with that given name, and a comparison for the count for that name in 2021.

You can use the links below to view more popular girl names. This page is currently showing names ranked from 1 to 250.

Top 1000 most popular girl names: 1-250 | 251-500 | 501-750 | 751-1000

Rank Name 2022 2021 Change
1 Olivia 16,573 17,728 -6.73%
2 Emma 14,435 15,433 -6.68%
3 Charlotte 12,891 13,285 -3.01%
4 Amelia 12,333 12,952 -4.90%
5 Sophia 12,310 12,496 -1.50%
6 Isabella 11,662 11,201 4.03%
7 Ava 11,039 12,759 -14.45%
8 Mia 11,018 11,096 -0.71%
9 Evelyn 9,289 9,434 -1.55%
10 Luna 8,922 8,173 8.76%
11 Harper 8,191 8,388 -2.38%
12 Camila 7,965 8,005 -0.50%
13 Sofia 7,254 6,933 4.53%
14 Scarlett 7,224 6,594 9.12%
15 Elizabeth 6,964 7,190 -3.19%
16 Eleanor 6,881 7,059 -2.55%
17 Emily 6,461 6,541 -1.23%
18 Chloe 6,445 6,311 2.10%
19 Mila 6,445 6,295 2.35%
20 Violet 6,434 5,474 16.12%
21 Penelope 6,388 6,327 0.96%
22 Gianna 6,385 7,437 -15.22%
23 Aria 6,368 6,348 0.31%
24 Abigail 6,254 6,938 -10.37%
25 Ella 6,243 6,987 -11.25%
26 Avery 6,230 6,770 -8.31%
27 Hazel 6,125 5,967 2.61%
28 Nora 6,119 6,246 -2.05%
29 Layla 6,058 6,303 -3.96%
30 Lily 5,966 5,584 6.61%
31 Aurora 5,956 5,466 8.58%
32 Nova 5,885 5,516 6.47%
33 Ellie 5,761 5,835 -1.28%
34 Madison 5,479 5,930 -7.91%
35 Isla 5,255 5,514 -4.81%
36 Grace 5,255 5,486 -4.30%
37 Willow 5,025 5,143 -2.32%
38 Zoe 4,984 4,687 6.14%
39 Riley 4,886 5,184 -5.92%
40 Stella 4,830 4,784 0.96%
41 Eliana 4,780 4,425 7.71%
42 Ivy 4,772 4,374 8.70%
43 Victoria 4,763 4,679 1.78%
44 Emilia 4,664 4,837 -3.64%
45 Zoey 4,488 5,179 -14.30%
46 Naomi 4,463 4,248 4.94%
47 Hannah 4,451 4,546 -2.11%
48 Lucy 4,411 4,433 -0.50%
49 Elena 4,274 4,252 0.52%
50 Lillian 4,226 4,302 -1.78%
51 Maya 4,208 4,050 3.83%
52 Leah 4,169 4,433 -6.14%
53 Paisley 4,026 4,263 -5.72%
54 Addison 3,945 4,468 -12.43%
55 Natalie 3,932 4,029 -2.44%
56 Valentina 3,881 3,458 11.53%
57 Everly 3,880 4,355 -11.54%
58 Delilah 3,853 3,735 3.11%
59 Leilani 3,834 3,460 10.26%
60 Madelyn 3,709 3,406 8.52%
61 Kinsley 3,679 3,871 -5.09%
62 Ruby 3,593 3,562 0.87%
63 Sophie 3,512 3,309 5.95%
64 Alice 3,498 3,494 0.11%
65 Genesis 3,427 3,321 3.14%
66 Claire 3,365 3,692 -9.27%
67 Audrey 3,329 3,662 -9.53%
68 Sadie 3,278 3,206 2.22%
69 Aaliyah 3,270 3,588 -9.27%
70 Josephine 3,236 3,364 -3.88%
71 Autumn 3,214 3,464 -7.49%
72 Brooklyn 3,191 3,508 -9.46%
73 Quinn 3,091 3,190 -3.15%
74 Kennedy 3,060 3,425 -11.26%
75 Cora 3,049 2,989 1.99%
76 Savannah 3,034 3,459 -13.09%
77 Caroline 3,015 3,180 -5.33%
78 Athena 3,008 2,688 11.24%
79 Natalia 2,995 3,191 -6.34%
80 Hailey 2,993 3,229 -7.59%
81 Aubrey 2,982 3,494 -15.81%
82 Emery 2,961 2,910 1.74%
83 Anna 2,944 3,044 -3.34%
84 Iris 2,922 2,569 12.86%
85 Bella 2,888 3,330 -14.22%
86 Eloise 2,888 2,528 13.29%
87 Skylar 2,881 3,324 -14.28%
88 Jade 2,871 2,840 1.09%
89 Gabriella 2,858 3,087 -7.70%
90 Ariana 2,840 2,967 -4.37%
91 Maria 2,831 2,579 9.32%
92 Adeline 2,812 2,747 2.34%
93 Lydia 2,794 2,908 -4.00%
94 Sarah 2,780 2,825 -1.61%
95 Nevaeh 2,778 3,025 -8.51%
96 Serenity 2,775 3,038 -9.05%
97 Liliana 2,768 2,591 6.61%
98 Ayla 2,735 2,566 6.38%
99 Everleigh 2,708 2,678 1.11%
100 Raelynn 2,702 2,669 1.23%
101 Allison 2,699 3,129 -14.76%
102 Madeline 2,686 2,735 -1.81%
103 Vivian 2,661 2,677 -0.60%
104 Maeve 2,659 2,247 16.80%
105 Lyla 2,655 2,499 6.05%
106 Samantha 2,586 2,584 0.08%
107 Rylee 2,573 2,702 -4.89%
108 Eva 2,562 2,812 -9.30%
109 Melody 2,558 2,449 4.35%
110 Clara 2,541 2,675 -5.14%
111 Hadley 2,532 2,467 2.60%
112 Julia 2,531 2,418 4.57%
113 Piper 2,477 2,727 -9.61%
114 Juniper 2,474 1,981 22.13%
115 Parker 2,403 2,406 -0.12%
116 Brielle 2,380 2,363 0.72%
117 Eden 2,376 2,287 3.82%
118 Remi 2,374 2,287 3.73%
119 Josie 2,352 2,150 8.97%
120 Rose 2,349 2,377 -1.18%
121 Arya 2,330 2,320 0.43%
122 Eliza 2,328 2,471 -5.96%
123 Charlie 2,322 2,202 5.31%
124 Peyton 2,313 2,682 -14.77%
125 Daisy 2,307 2,062 11.22%
126 Lucia 2,202 2,006 9.32%
127 Millie 2,182 1,681 25.94%
128 Margaret 2,180 2,232 -2.36%
129 Freya 2,167 1,853 15.62%
130 Melanie 2,160 2,173 -0.60%
131 Elliana 2,114 2,125 -0.52%
132 Adalynn 2,113 2,321 -9.38%
133 Alina 2,109 2,017 4.46%
134 Emersyn 2,109 1,884 11.27%
135 Sienna 2,105 1,870 11.82%
136 Mary 2,097 2,080 0.81%
137 Isabelle 2,092 2,368 -12.38%
138 Alaia 2,072 2,200 -5.99%
139 Esther 2,060 1,819 12.43%
140 Sloane 2,050 1,910 7.07%
141 Mackenzie 2,030 2,259 -10.68%
142 Amara 2,029 1,909 6.09%
143 Ximena 2,004 1,994 0.50%
144 Sage 1,997 1,656 18.67%
145 Cecilia 1,995 2,085 -4.41%
146 Valeria 1,994 1,805 9.95%
147 Reagan 1,982 2,231 -11.82%
148 Valerie 1,974 1,832 7.46%
149 Catalina 1,941 1,729 11.55%
150 River 1,912 1,862 2.65%
151 Magnolia 1,869 1,948 -4.14%
152 Kehlani 1,865 1,863 0.11%
153 Summer 1,862 1,938 -4.00%
154 Ashley 1,851 1,690 9.09%
155 Andrea 1,850 1,687 9.22%
156 Isabel 1,848 1,902 -2.88%
157 Oakley 1,837 1,524 18.63%
158 Olive 1,828 1,620 12.06%
159 Oaklynn 1,824 1,439 23.60%
160 Ember 1,819 1,758 3.41%
161 Kaylee 1,814 1,963 -7.89%
162 Georgia 1,751 1,730 1.21%
163 Juliette 1,748 1,661 5.10%
164 Anastasia 1,747 1,621 7.48%
165 Genevieve 1,737 1,825 -4.94%
166 Katherine 1,727 1,802 -4.25%
167 Blakely 1,725 1,830 -5.91%
168 Reese 1,721 1,887 -9.20%
169 Amaya 1,716 1,765 -2.82%
170 Emerson 1,714 1,729 -0.87%
171 Brianna 1,697 1,587 6.70%
172 June 1,695 1,669 1.55%
173 Alani 1,692 1,599 5.65%
174 Lainey 1,689 1,218 32.40%
175 Arianna 1,686 1,902 -12.04%
176 Rosalie 1,682 1,581 6.19%
177 Sara 1,670 1,507 10.26%
178 Jasmine 1,664 1,701 -2.20%
179 Ruth 1,656 1,553 6.42%
180 Adalyn 1,648 1,916 -15.04%
181 Ada 1,647 1,637 0.61%
182 Bailey 1,643 1,760 -6.88%
183 Ariella 1,626 1,692 -3.98%
184 Wren 1,595 1,219 26.72%
185 Myla 1,593 1,292 20.87%
186 Khloe 1,574 1,666 -5.68%
187 Callie 1,572 1,661 -5.51%
188 Elsie 1,545 1,335 14.58%
189 Alexandra 1,544 1,715 -10.49%
190 Ryleigh 1,539 1,745 -12.55%
191 Faith 1,535 1,706 -10.55%
192 Norah 1,528 1,780 -15.24%
193 Margot 1,522 1,521 0.07%
194 Zuri 1,513 1,426 5.92%
195 Journee 1,508 1,506 0.13%
196 Aspen 1,502 1,486 1.07%
197 Gemma 1,495 1,540 -2.97%
198 Kylie 1,487 1,794 -18.71%
199 Molly 1,474 1,569 -6.24%
200 Blake 1,441 1,497 -3.81%
201 Zara 1,432 1,399 2.33%
202 Alaina 1,426 1,490 -4.39%
203 Alana 1,412 1,324 6.43%
204 Brynlee 1,410 1,568 -10.61%
205 Amy 1,408 1,558 -10.11%
206 Annie 1,408 1,295 8.36%
207 Saylor 1,404 1,187 16.75%
208 Ana 1,392 1,268 9.32%
209 Amira 1,385 1,347 2.78%
210 Kimberly 1,384 1,340 3.23%
211 Noelle 1,382 1,467 -5.97%
212 Kamila 1,379 1,315 4.75%
213 Morgan 1,375 1,438 -4.48%
214 Phoebe 1,373 1,235 10.58%
215 Harmony 1,370 1,499 -8.99%
216 Sutton 1,364 1,243 9.28%
217 Taylor 1,361 1,533 -11.89%
218 Finley 1,356 1,407 -3.69%
219 Lilah 1,356 1,242 8.78%
220 Juliana 1,355 1,414 -4.26%
221 Lila 1,346 1,329 1.27%
222 Londyn 1,344 1,437 -6.69%
223 Kailani 1,343 1,133 16.96%
224 Vera 1,330 1,303 2.05%
225 Kaia 1,323 1,294 2.22%
226 Hallie 1,316 1,015 25.83%
227 Angela 1,316 1,273 3.32%
228 Diana 1,313 1,321 -0.61%
229 Presley 1,309 1,400 -6.72%
230 Lennon 1,309 1,268 3.18%
231 Arabella 1,306 1,510 -14.49%
232 Aliyah 1,304 1,421 -8.59%
233 Lilly 1,295 1,344 -3.71%
234 Milani 1,291 1,048 20.78%
235 Jordyn 1,287 1,416 -9.54%
236 Camille 1,283 1,121 13.48%
237 Aubree 1,279 1,540 -18.52%
238 Ariel 1,279 1,331 -3.98%
239 Selena 1,270 1,443 -12.75%
240 Sawyer 1,257 1,370 -8.60%
241 Nyla 1,255 1,313 -4.52%
242 Delaney 1,252 1,155 8.06%
243 Mariana 1,250 1,219 2.51%
244 Rachel 1,247 1,255 -0.64%
245 Adaline 1,238 1,096 12.17%
246 Leila 1,237 1,381 -11.00%
247 Lia 1,230 1,033 17.41%
248 Collins 1,230 998 20.83%
249 Octavia 1,229 1,231 -0.16%
250 Kali 1,220 1,115 8.99%

How Are the Most Popular Girl Baby Names Determined?

It’s always interesting to take a look at popular baby name lists! But just how are these lists made, and how can they report this information when a US Census is only performed every 10 years?

Well, when it comes to baby names, the results are actually taken directly from the social security administration (SSA). They collect the data about how people are naming their babies in the current year when the parent submits for a social security card for their baby.

This keeps the information about the most popular baby names more current than other name lists like the most common first names.

Where Do the Most Popular Girl Baby Names Come From?

Are you looking at this list and wondering why certain names are so popular and why others are so far down on the list? It can be difficult to track naming trends, but scientists can frequently come up with hypotheses as to why parents name their children a certain name.

Based on Celebrities and Pop Culture

Surprisingly, humans aren’t all that deep when it comes to naming. In fact, many people name their children a name simply because they hear it and it sounds cool. And by ‘hear it’ this usually means in pop culture, a song, or as the name of a famous celebrity.

For example, take the name ‘Luna’ which is currently in the top 25. This name was rare until the last decade because it was seen as a very unique name. However, famous celebrity, Chrissy Teagan named her daughter Luna, and now the name is all the rage as people heard the name and liked it enough to give it to their child.

The name ‘Isabella’ has a similar story, as this name was also quite low on the list until around the year 2005. What happened in 2005? The famous book ‘Twilight’ by Stephanie Meyer was released, and it featured a main character named Isabella. This brought the name back to the forefront of people’s minds and led to a lot of people naming their kid's variations of the name such as ‘Isabelle,’ ‘Bella,’ and ‘Belle.’

Additionally, the name ‘Ariana’ which wasn’t very popular until the last few years, likely experienced a spike due to the prevalence and popularity of the singer Ariana Grande.

Baby Names Can be Family Names

Many people are surprised to see a name like ‘Eleanor’ is so popular on the baby names list. After all, isn’t this name a bit dated? The truth is, it may be, but people still like to name their children after their parents or elders as a sign of respect.

This practice keeps many of the older fashioned names like ‘Eleanor’ on the list as people wish to name their daughter after their mother or grandmother. Plus, in a day when nicknames are all the rage, it’s very easy to call a baby girl ‘Ellie’ as a nickname when her name is ‘Eleanor.’

People Think of the Implication of Names

While the above two practices do explain quite a few of the names on the list, you may be wondering how a name like Emma, which has been in the top ten baby names for decades, manages to stay there.

When people name their children, they often think of how the child will be received by society. They don’t want their child to be made fun of, or harassed, because of their name. Because of this, many people resort back to common and popular names in the hope their child will blend in and not have to deal with bullying.

This keeps some names like ‘Emily,’ ‘Emma,’ and ‘Abigail’ popular for generation after generation.

Political and Religious Names

Although the United States is becoming less and less religious as the years go by, there are still many names on this list that are given to children because of the parent's religious or political beliefs.

For example, ‘Grace’ is considered a religious name that has appeared in the top fifty names for decades. ‘Hannah’ and ‘Leah’ are two other popular names that make the list year after year that were taken from the old testament of the Bible.

Political names are less common in the 2000s, but back in the 1980s, many people named their daughters Regan after president Ronald Regan. Perhaps this practice is still in play, and in twenty years there will be names on this list from the current US political administration.

How Have Baby Girls Names Changed Over the Years?

Baby girl names in the US are actually an interesting subject, as the names have grown more diverse over the years. This is likely due to a number of factors.

First and foremost, the practice of religious and family naming is dying off in the US. Therefore parents have to go places other than the Bible or their family tree to name their daughters. This has led to the invention of some unique names for girls like ‘Sawyer’ and ‘Zuri.’

Not to mention, for whatever weird reason, society has shifted towards the trend of unique naming. While it was okay in the 1950s and 1960s to have the same name as your neighbor, it seems today that parents are going out of their way to come up with unique names for their children in order to give them a more individualistic identity.

Pop culture is also somewhat to blame, as, during the mid-1900s, there wasn’t an internet to surf all day. Rather, people got celebrity names from watching TV, movies, or reading a book. This meant that only the really famous celebrities who made it to these mediums were well known by all.

Today, you can follow a celebrity you want at the drop of a hat on Twitter or Instagram. Information about celebrities is also much more accessible, so if you really like someone like Chrissy Teagan, it’s very easy to look up the name of her daughter and name your daughter the same name.

And remember, pop culture is constantly changing and evolving. While ‘Katherine’ may have been a popular name when Katherine Hepburn was a star, it’s time for that name to move over so the ‘Isla’s’ (after Isla Fisher) can have their time to shine.

Historical Data for Baby Girl Names

If you're interested to see how the trends and popularity of baby names for girls 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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