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 751 to 1000.

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

Rank Name 2022 2021 Change
751 Brynleigh 382 303 23.07%
752 Love 381 248 42.29%
753 Aliza 381 428 -11.62%
754 Kiana 381 360 5.67%
755 Clover 380 314 19.02%
756 Pearl 380 377 0.79%
757 Skyla 378 467 -21.07%
758 Bria 376 356 5.46%
759 Ocean 376 308 19.88%
760 Alisson 375 308 19.62%
761 Treasure 375 419 -11.08%
762 Lillie 374 359 4.09%
763 Jaylani 373 353 5.51%
764 Rayna 373 390 -4.46%
765 Liberty 373 477 -24.47%
766 Milana 372 348 6.67%
767 Zaria 372 294 23.42%
768 Emerald 371 291 24.17%
769 Halo 369 384 -3.98%
770 Taytum 369 277 28.48%
771 Andi 368 344 6.74%
772 Milena 368 343 7.03%
773 Noor 367 318 14.31%
774 Kimber 365 422 -14.49%
775 Kataleya 365 428 -15.89%
776 Carly 364 446 -20.25%
777 Jream 364 249 37.52%
778 Samira 364 285 24.35%
779 Promise 363 382 -5.10%
780 Hunter 363 338 7.13%
781 Ashlyn 363 400 -9.70%
782 Marlowe 363 300 19.00%
783 Joelle 361 387 -6.95%
784 Lea 360 374 -3.81%
785 Dulce 360 329 9.00%
786 Ashlynn 359 364 -1.38%
787 Zoya 358 262 30.97%
788 Elliot 357 366 -2.49%
789 Jolie 357 385 -7.55%
790 Kai 356 368 -3.31%
791 Ramona 355 354 0.28%
792 Paulina 355 351 1.13%
793 Bridget 355 393 -10.16%
794 Johanna 355 406 -13.40%
795 Aila 354 376 -6.03%
796 Mercy 353 359 -1.69%
797 Jessie 353 353 0.00%
798 Rivka 351 371 -5.54%
799 Rayne 351 338 3.77%
800 Arlette 350 259 29.89%
801 Paula 349 336 3.80%
802 Valery 349 302 14.44%
803 Birdie 348 299 15.15%
804 Nala 347 384 -10.12%
805 Madisyn 346 351 -1.43%
806 Kinslee 346 387 -11.19%
807 Kelly 346 321 7.50%
808 Linda 346 321 7.50%
809 Chana 344 348 -1.16%
810 Zaniyah 344 330 4.15%
811 Aspyn 344 272 23.38%
812 Baylor 344 300 13.66%
813 Novalee 343 367 -6.76%
814 Marianna 343 317 7.88%
815 Goldie 343 305 11.73%
816 Loretta 342 298 13.75%
817 Elyse 341 312 8.88%
818 Stormi 341 284 18.24%
819 Berkley 340 354 -4.03%
820 Adele 340 339 0.29%
821 Anika 339 322 5.14%
822 Marisol 339 306 10.23%
823 Roselyn 338 386 -13.26%
824 Kassidy 338 415 -20.45%
825 Louisa 337 416 -20.98%
826 Ensley 336 358 -6.34%
827 Hayley 336 405 -18.62%
828 Alexia 336 308 8.70%
829 Jayda 336 437 -26.13%
830 Dalia 336 289 15.04%
831 Marigold 335 247 30.24%
832 Harmoni 335 321 4.27%
833 Jada 335 423 -23.22%
834 Zayla 335 286 15.78%
835 Sol 334 238 33.57%
836 Natasha 334 296 12.06%
837 Ayleen 334 282 16.88%
838 Annika 333 316 5.24%
839 Malayah 333 305 8.78%
840 Drew 332 339 -2.09%
841 Anais 331 337 -1.80%
842 Zhuri 331 236 33.51%
843 Angelique 331 308 7.20%
844 Aliya 330 359 -8.42%
845 Zora 330 334 -1.20%
846 Azaria 330 263 22.60%
847 Kamiyah 329 369 -11.46%
848 Allyson 329 409 -21.68%
849 Brittany 329 282 15.38%
850 Gwen 328 319 2.78%
851 Vada 328 316 3.73%
852 Giuliana 327 344 -5.07%
853 Elina 326 272 18.06%
854 Hadlee 325 378 -15.08%
855 Itzayana 325 265 20.34%
856 Jianna 323 368 -13.02%
857 Cadence 322 373 -14.68%
858 Greta 322 332 -3.06%
859 Lilianna 322 307 4.77%
860 Denver 321 364 -12.55%
861 Robin 321 290 10.15%
862 Jazmine 319 360 -12.08%
863 Royal 319 326 -2.17%
864 August 319 324 -1.56%
865 Braelyn 318 377 -16.98%
866 Celia 318 355 -11.00%
867 Yamileth 318 237 29.19%
868 Baylee 317 368 -14.89%
869 Teresa 317 335 -5.52%
870 Avayah 317 319 -0.63%
871 Iliana 317 281 12.04%
872 Kara 316 369 -15.47%
873 Lacey 316 346 -9.06%
874 Amelie 316 329 -4.03%
875 Judith 316 270 15.70%
876 Justice 315 381 -18.97%
877 Elowyn 315 239 27.44%
878 Amiri 315 173 58.20%
879 Georgina 315 171 59.26%
880 Emmalyn 314 364 -14.75%
881 Harlee 314 359 -13.37%
882 Kamari 314 337 -7.07%
883 Kaydence 314 326 -3.75%
884 Luisa 314 258 19.58%
885 Whitley 314 319 -1.58%
886 Khalani 314 317 -0.95%
887 Livia 312 366 -15.93%
888 Cynthia 312 346 -10.33%
889 Bailee 312 338 -8.00%
890 Karter 312 316 -1.27%
891 Aubrie 311 351 -12.08%
892 Veda 311 311 0.00%
893 Janiyah 310 378 -19.77%
894 Salma 310 287 7.71%
895 Giana 309 374 -19.03%
896 Araya 309 233 28.04%
897 Keyla 309 263 16.08%
898 Aubrielle 309 275 11.64%
899 Bexley 309 375 -19.30%
900 Katelyn 307 376 -20.20%
901 Saoirse 307 342 -10.79%
902 Sariah 306 266 13.99%
903 Araceli 305 281 8.19%
904 Averi 304 349 -13.78%
905 Yasmin 304 240 23.53%
906 Artemis 304 314 -3.24%
907 Kaiya 303 278 8.61%
908 Emberlynn 301 269 11.23%
909 Sapphire 300 223 29.45%
910 Amaris 300 284 5.48%
911 Kallie 299 356 -17.40%
912 Shay 299 297 0.67%
913 Guinevere 298 267 10.97%
914 Zainab 297 280 5.89%
915 Magdalena 297 272 8.79%
916 Tinsley 297 301 -1.34%
917 Lilyana 297 297 0.00%
918 Deborah 296 293 1.02%
919 Kenia 293 229 24.52%
920 Scottie 292 215 30.37%
921 Laylah 292 313 -6.94%
922 Layne 292 332 -12.82%
923 Carla 291 217 29.13%
924 Rosalina 291 249 15.56%
925 Chandler 291 303 -4.04%
926 Nyomi 290 289 0.35%
927 Kairi 290 320 -9.84%
928 Raina 290 304 -4.71%
929 Lauryn 290 300 -3.39%
930 Nori 289 251 14.07%
931 Lisa 289 245 16.48%
932 Aubriella 289 320 -10.18%
933 Tiffany 289 315 -8.61%
934 Lenora 289 235 20.61%
935 Elia 289 307 -6.04%
936 Rosalyn 288 326 -12.38%
937 Giovanna 288 327 -12.68%
938 Jaylah 288 359 -21.95%
939 Maddie 287 241 17.42%
940 Chanel 287 328 -13.33%
941 Luz 286 243 16.26%
942 Avah 286 332 -14.89%
943 Leanna 286 293 -2.42%
944 Brylee 285 282 1.06%
945 Casey 285 248 13.88%
946 Addilynn 285 285 0.00%
947 Tru 284 219 25.84%
948 Laylani 284 238 17.62%
949 Billie 283 279 1.42%
950 Lottie 283 225 22.83%
951 Alianna 282 324 -13.86%
952 Meilani 282 225 22.49%
953 Lexie 281 298 -5.87%
954 Nathalia 281 236 17.41%
955 Julissa 279 290 -3.87%
956 Paloma 279 304 -8.58%
957 Avalynn 279 306 -9.23%
958 Rosalee 278 336 -18.89%
959 Rebekah 277 328 -16.86%
960 Simone 277 310 -11.24%
961 Egypt 276 281 -1.80%
962 Scarlette 276 284 -2.86%
963 Sarahi 275 241 13.18%
964 Alaiya 274 392 -35.44%
965 Hadleigh 274 296 -7.72%
966 Rowyn 273 233 15.81%
967 Princess 273 297 -8.42%
968 Nyra 273 324 -17.09%
969 Lakelynn 273 245 10.81%
970 Keily 273 229 17.53%
971 Inaya 273 191 35.34%
972 Vida 273 258 5.65%
973 Elisabeth 272 250 8.43%
974 India 272 279 -2.54%
975 Ryann 272 320 -16.22%
976 Barbara 271 292 -7.46%
977 Belle 271 239 12.55%
978 Saanvi 270 252 6.90%
979 Xyla 270 233 14.71%
980 Winona 269 172 43.99%
981 Paola 268 269 -0.37%
982 Indigo 268 294 -9.25%
983 Aadhya 268 209 24.74%
984 Lakelyn 268 239 11.44%
985 Rylan 266 275 -3.33%
986 Kamilah 266 263 1.13%
987 Emmeline 266 304 -13.33%
988 Maisy 266 247 7.41%
989 Joyce 266 270 -1.49%
990 Soleil 266 255 4.22%
991 Ainhoa 265 272 -2.61%
992 Neriah 264 123 72.87%
993 Maleah 264 307 -15.06%
994 Elsa 262 272 -3.75%
995 Luella 262 286 -8.76%
996 Emiliana 262 244 7.11%
997 Nancy 262 278 -5.93%
998 Madalyn 261 284 -8.44%
999 Cielo 261 191 30.97%
1000 Kahlani 260 266 -2.28%

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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