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 501 to 750.

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

Rank Name 2022 2021 Change
501 Jacqueline 624 656 -5.00%
502 Jennifer 624 633 -1.43%
503 Paislee 621 746 -18.29%
504 Jordan 621 735 -16.81%
505 Imani 621 572 8.21%
506 Ainsley 620 840 -30.14%
507 Emmy 618 567 8.61%
508 Jessica 617 647 -4.75%
509 Alondra 615 586 4.83%
510 Mae 612 616 -0.65%
511 Makenzie 610 727 -17.50%
512 Bristol 605 688 -12.84%
513 Edith 603 633 -4.85%
514 Cameron 602 664 -9.79%
515 Elora 602 549 9.21%
516 Jazlyn 596 692 -14.91%
517 Kenzie 595 671 -12.01%
518 Averie 595 637 -6.82%
519 Ivory 595 534 10.81%
520 Emelia 594 661 -10.68%
521 Angel 593 634 -6.68%
522 Cecelia 593 544 8.62%
523 Maliyah 592 580 2.05%
524 Oakleigh 592 487 19.46%
525 Opal 591 553 6.64%
526 Oaklyn 590 525 11.66%
527 Kinley 589 617 -4.64%
528 Kayleigh 588 745 -23.56%
529 Bonnie 586 598 -2.03%
530 April 585 588 -0.51%
531 Kamryn 583 674 -14.48%
532 Mallory 581 554 4.76%
533 Briar 579 594 -2.56%
534 Leona 577 592 -2.57%
535 Keira 575 660 -13.77%
536 Alexa 574 698 -19.50%
537 Macie 571 591 -3.44%
538 Ariya 569 569 0.00%
539 Virginia 569 559 1.77%
540 Briana 569 462 20.76%
541 Skyler 568 548 3.58%
542 Amber 566 571 -0.88%
543 Monroe 563 585 -3.83%
544 Hanna 563 547 2.88%
545 Frankie 562 501 11.48%
546 Miranda 561 509 9.72%
547 Dayana 560 486 14.15%
548 Charleigh 557 637 -13.40%
549 Meredith 550 530 3.70%
550 Carter 549 620 -12.15%
551 Sierra 548 603 -9.56%
552 Sunny 548 456 18.33%
553 Indie 547 426 24.87%
554 Eve 546 642 -16.16%
555 Beatrice 545 535 1.85%
556 Nalani 545 500 8.61%
557 Kyla 543 623 -13.72%
558 Kennedi 542 585 -7.63%
559 Katie 542 578 -6.43%
560 Clementine 542 552 -1.83%
561 Myra 540 505 6.70%
562 Blaire 539 461 15.60%
563 Davina 536 521 2.84%
564 Faye 534 489 8.80%
565 Anahi 533 409 26.33%
566 Madilynn 530 579 -8.84%
567 Alejandra 529 475 10.76%
568 Alanna 528 545 -3.17%
569 Ivanna 526 490 7.09%
570 Mariam 524 466 11.72%
571 Yara 522 451 14.59%
572 Anne 520 508 2.33%
573 Addilyn 519 748 -36.15%
574 Braelynn 518 656 -23.51%
575 Lilian 518 462 11.43%
576 Dylan 517 534 -3.24%
577 Amirah 516 485 6.19%
578 Lina 514 439 15.74%
579 Reyna 514 520 -1.16%
580 Ryan 513 631 -20.63%
581 Amani 513 421 19.70%
582 Amalia 513 556 -8.04%
583 Isabela 509 326 43.83%
584 Michaela 509 519 -1.95%
585 Calliope 509 492 3.40%
586 Abby 508 523 -2.91%
587 Lylah 508 521 -2.53%
588 Alia 508 502 1.19%
589 Emerie 508 468 8.20%
590 Holland 505 462 8.89%
591 Sevyn 504 441 13.33%
592 Winnie 502 416 18.74%
593 Shelby 500 553 -10.07%
594 Leyla 500 437 13.45%
595 Rosalia 499 458 8.57%
596 Zariyah 499 471 5.77%
597 Rhea 498 481 3.47%
598 Emberly 496 567 -13.36%
599 Nia 496 518 -4.34%
600 Marie 496 495 0.20%
601 Remy 495 550 -10.53%
602 Haley 494 545 -9.82%
603 Chaya 494 453 8.66%
604 Kaliyah 490 546 -10.81%
605 Zahra 489 412 17.09%
606 Rosa 489 449 8.53%
607 Jayleen 488 536 -9.38%
608 Karsyn 488 488 0.00%
609 Malaysia 487 478 1.87%
610 Mina 486 505 -3.83%
611 Jaliyah 486 516 -5.99%
612 Kensley 485 536 -9.99%
613 Lennox 483 495 -2.45%
614 Maxine 481 409 16.18%
615 Hadassah 480 410 15.73%
616 Mikayla 480 439 8.92%
617 Margo 479 461 3.83%
618 Noah 477 415 13.90%
619 Azariah 476 375 23.74%
620 Mara 476 566 -17.27%
621 Eileen 475 436 8.56%
622 Reina 473 483 -2.09%
623 Melany 473 398 17.22%
624 Florence 473 399 16.97%
625 Journi 471 535 -12.72%
626 Amaia 470 461 1.93%
627 Kaitlyn 469 519 -10.12%
628 Elliott 468 549 -15.93%
629 Kelsey 466 474 -1.70%
630 Nola 466 500 -7.04%
631 Keilani 464 412 11.87%
632 Gloria 464 525 -12.34%
633 Freyja 463 402 14.10%
634 Arleth 462 270 52.46%
635 Jenna 461 514 -10.87%
636 Sloan 461 524 -12.79%
637 Analia 459 571 -21.75%
638 Melina 459 466 -1.51%
639 Louise 459 458 0.22%
640 Sasha 459 529 -14.17%
641 Thalia 457 392 15.31%
642 Dior 457 562 -20.61%
643 Noemi 456 395 14.34%
644 Maci 455 616 -30.07%
645 Marina 454 397 13.40%
646 Dallas 454 464 -2.18%
647 Ezra 453 398 12.93%
648 Aliana 453 451 0.44%
649 Cassandra 452 493 -8.68%
650 Adley 452 606 -29.11%
651 Aleena 451 503 -10.90%
652 Leslie 450 476 -5.62%
653 Capri 449 472 -4.99%
654 Mckinley 449 561 -22.18%
655 Romina 448 425 5.27%
656 Angelica 448 493 -9.56%
657 Della 446 403 10.13%
658 Kyra 446 444 0.45%
659 Kathryn 446 500 -11.42%
660 Milan 445 452 -1.56%
661 Tiana 445 454 -2.00%
662 Nellie 444 380 15.53%
663 Khaleesi 444 408 8.45%
664 Cleo 443 347 24.30%
665 Murphy 443 398 10.70%
666 Bethany 441 457 -3.56%
667 Irene 440 435 1.14%
668 Ellianna 435 453 -4.05%
669 Zelda 434 490 -12.12%
670 Aleah 433 457 -5.39%
671 Yareli 431 370 15.23%
672 Janelle 431 444 -2.97%
673 Adalee 430 301 35.29%
674 Marceline 429 361 17.22%
675 Dani 429 384 11.07%
676 Mavis 428 373 13.73%
677 Ila 428 371 14.27%
678 Iyla 428 347 20.90%
679 Estrella 428 387 10.06%
680 Coraline 428 394 8.27%
681 Zendaya 427 311 31.44%
682 Vienna 427 324 27.43%
683 Kenna 427 402 6.03%
684 Erin 425 520 -20.11%
685 Cheyenne 425 447 -5.05%
686 Mikaela 424 360 16.33%
687 Karla 424 408 3.85%
688 Persephone 423 364 14.99%
689 Jazmin 423 402 5.09%
690 Elodie 422 384 9.43%
691 Selene 422 394 6.86%
692 Chelsea 421 464 -9.72%
693 Scout 421 330 24.23%
694 Theodora 421 386 8.67%
695 Lara 420 426 -1.42%
696 Novah 419 380 9.76%
697 Marilyn 419 405 3.40%
698 Ellis 418 500 -17.86%
699 Charley 417 473 -12.58%
700 Jemma 417 495 -17.11%
701 Kendra 416 456 -9.17%
702 Karina 416 431 -3.54%
703 Miley 416 379 9.31%
704 Amayah 416 246 51.36%
705 Laurel 415 464 -11.15%
706 Laney 415 454 -8.98%
707 Leilany 415 342 19.29%
708 Halle 414 388 6.48%
709 Wrenlee 413 152 92.39%
710 Jenesis 413 379 8.59%
711 Marleigh 413 416 -0.72%
712 Malaya 413 441 -6.56%
713 Zaylee 409 412 -0.73%
714 Julie 407 451 -10.26%
715 Priscilla 407 471 -14.58%
716 Fallon 407 392 3.75%
717 Bellamy 406 369 9.55%
718 Siena 405 484 -17.77%
719 Angie 405 392 3.26%
720 Adrianna 405 490 -18.99%
721 Aileen 404 428 -5.77%
722 Macy 404 466 -14.25%
723 Estelle 403 379 6.14%
724 Martha 402 389 3.29%
725 Hana 402 346 14.97%
726 Kylee 399 457 -13.55%
727 Flora 399 457 -13.55%
728 Megan 398 485 -19.71%
729 Liv 398 421 -5.62%
730 Sariyah 397 376 5.43%
731 Galilea 396 359 9.80%
732 Penny 396 406 -2.49%
733 Jovie 395 370 6.54%
734 Jamie 394 410 -3.98%
735 Amoura 393 322 19.86%
736 Emmie 392 447 -13.11%
737 Henley 392 477 -19.56%
738 Sky 392 398 -1.52%
739 Violeta 391 301 26.01%
740 Christina 391 467 -17.72%
741 Arlet 390 190 68.97%
742 Belen 389 332 15.81%
743 Monica 386 413 -6.76%
744 Kori 386 427 -10.09%
745 Aviana 386 587 -41.32%
746 Savanna 386 469 -19.42%
747 Naya 385 442 -13.78%
748 Waverly 383 378 1.31%
749 Aya 383 349 9.29%
750 Alena 383 367 4.27%

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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